On our trek we start
in the lower Langtang Valley, trekking through
its forests and among the villages and farmlands
of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin.
Once an important trading route with Tibet, this
influence is reflected in the character of the
villages and peoples. During part of the trek
you will be walking through National Park, and
though wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest
setting, there are chances of seeing some interesting
animals and birds. Among those found in the park
are monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national
bird of Nepal, the colourful danphe.
From Langtang village,
the track continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m).
This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There
is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance
east of Kyangjin. Visiting to the Yala Cheese
Factory (4.633 m) and the small lakes beyond Yala
are worthwhile. Yala can be reached within half
a day from Kyangjin Gompa.
Total Days :
Itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
||Katmandu - Dhunche
(1950m) by bus.
||Dhunche - Syabru (2130m)
This is a fine day of trekking,
which traverses fir tree and rhododendron
forests towards a ridge (2300m).
From here we get a panoramic view
all the way from Ganesh Himal
in the west to Naya Kanga in the
east and the Tibetan snowy summits.
The trail drops steeply down towards
the Bothe Khosi river towards
Syabru, which is a busy village
with its houses laid out in single
file down the hillside. Sherpas
and Tamangs farm this area.
||Syabru - Lama Hotel
(2390m) in 5hrs.
Following a high trail, we pass
through terraces and bamboo massifs.
We cross Syarpagaon to continue
through a fine forest, alive with
birds and the occasional troupe
of monkeys. After crossing the
Langtang Khola, we start the ascent
of the valley and soon reach the
shepherds’ huts that are
||Lama Hotel - Langtang
(3520m) in 5hrs.
We now have a spectacular view
of the Langtang Lirung (7246m).
After a steep climb through the
Langtang gorge, the ascent eases
and the valley widens out into
an area of yak meadows and rhododendrons.
Further up, we reach Langtang,
populated by Tibetans.
||Langtang - Kyangin Gompa
(3850m) in 3hrs.
An easy and pleasant walk through
yak meadows. The village is spectacularly
situated in a glacial amphitheatre
dominated by high peaks. An excellent
base for shorter walks towards
the Langtang Lirung glacier, eastwards
to Lagshisa glacier or a tougher
ascent of the northern flank of
the valley towards Yala Peak.
||Kyangin Gompa - Ghora
Tabela (3000m) in 6hrs.
We retrace our steps downhill
and reach the army post of Ghora
||Ghora Tabela - Syabru in 6hrs.
The trail leaves the alpine country
and returns to the deep forest.
||Syabru - Sin Gompa
(3350m) in 5hrs.
We leave the Langtang valley to
climb towards the sacred Gosaikund
lakes. A stiff uphill climb leads
to the ridgeline offering views
north into Tibet and west towards
the Annapurnas. The second leg
goes through old hemlocks and
rhododendrons to Sin Gompa,high
above the Trisuli river.
||Sin Gompa - Gosaikund
(4380m) in 5hrs.
Through a rocky landscape and
sparse bushes the trail follows
two glacial lakes before reaching
the main lake--Gosaikund. This
site is a great pilgrimage for
Hindus during August, when thousands
come to bathe and make offerings.
||Gosaikund - Sin Gompa
||Sin Gompa - Dhunche
Descent through rhododendron forests
and giant fire trees. We cross
the Trisuli on a suspension bridge
and follow the river along the
south bank through fields.
||Dhunche - Katmandu
- Standard Hotel accommodation
on BB Basis,
- Essential permit, fees
and climbing permit,
- Ground & Air Transportation
- Sight seeing and Airport
- Camping Equipment: Trekking
tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet
Tent, Table and Chairs, Mattresses during
the Trekking Period.
- Food: Food for Trekking
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook,
1 Kitchen, & necessary porters.
- Personal equipment for
- Travel insurance, evacuation
and rescue flight
- Sleeping bag
- Personal nature of expenses
- Tipping (Tips)
- Bar bills & beverage