Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda TrekkingThe focused place of this trek is Gosainkunda lake which is a sacred places for hindu pilgrims. The lake situated in Nepal at Rasuwa district. It is situated at the height of 4,380 metres from sea level, and melts and sips down to form the Trishuli river. It is on the way of a popular trekking route of Langtang Gosainkunda trekking trail. In fact there are 108 panoramic lakes, small to medium in this area and also the challenging Lauribina La pass 4,610 meters on its outskirts.

Gosainkunda trek adjoins the famous Langtang trek in the same district. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are plenty of hotels along the route to this trekking.

The lake is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three-pointed sword) of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudramanthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat of the poison.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 Days
Trekking Grade: 3
Starting point: Kathmandu
Highest point:
Gosainkunda 4300 meter
Ending Point: Kathmandu

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhunche (1937 m.): Drive about 10 hrs. to Dhunche and rest.

Day 02: Dhunche to Shyabru Village (2087 m.): Descend to Shyabru River and trek hill about 2 hrs. via Bharkhu. Magnificent view of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt. Kerung of Tibet can be seen from here. Trek for another 2 hrs. through the Jungle and reach Shyabru village for the overnight rest.

Day 03: Shyabru Village to Lama Hotel (2380 m.): Walk downwards for about 2 hrs. through forest and ascend for about 1hr. to reach Bombu Village (1850 m.) Gradually ascend through Bombu Jungle and reach Lama Hotel to stay.

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500 m.): Trek forward through Rhododendron and Pine forest for about 3 hrs. and reach Ghoda Tabela then walk for another two hours and reach Langtang ( biggest village of the area ) inhabited by Buddhist Tamangs and Tibetans.

Day 05: Langtang to Kyanging Gompa (3700 m.): Trek for 3 hrs. through the trail and reache Kyanging Gompa where you can see local cheese factory and beautiful mountains from Yala peak, excursion spot.

Day 06: Kyanging Gompa to Lama Hotel: Trek back by same route.

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Shyabru Village: Trek back by same route.

Day 08: Shyabru Village to Sing Gompa (3254 m.): Trek upwards through the forest of Fir and Rhododendron. The only of human habitations are the shepherd's occasional huts. Camp near the deserted Sing Gompa (6/7 hrs. walk).

Day 09: Sing Gompa to Gosain Kund (4300 m.): A steep rugged trail but adequately compensated by dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and possibly Annapurna Range in the west; the beautiful valley of Langtang Lirung in the north. Passing a few huts in the high pasture of Lauribina and crossing a small ridge, have the first look of about a dozen holy lakes; Saraswotikund, Bhairavkund and Gosaikund are the main holy lakes among them.

Day 10: Rest day for excursion

Day 11: Gosainkund to Thade Pati (3600 m.): Continue the trek over rugged trails and pass several smaller lakes to the Thade Pati Pass then descend along a ridge to the tree line. Continue to descend to reach Thade Pati through Juniper, Rhododendron forests, beautiful water falls and rest overnight at Thade Pati. (8 hrs. walk).

Day 12: Thade Pati to Kutumsang (2468m.): Drop steadily all day through Fir & Rhododendron forests and prickly leafed oak forest enjoying the excellent views of the mountains, the Helambu valley and reach Kutumsang for a rest overnight. (6/7 hrs. walk).

Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194 m.): Trek within gentle ups and downs following a ridge to reach Chisopani with excelent views of Himalayan range from Mt. Manaslu to Mt. Everest (6/7 hrs. walk).

Day 14: Chisapani to Kathmandu: Climb to the small pass at Burlang Bhanjyang and take a last look at the great line of the snow peaks of the Himalaya before descending to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu from Sundarijal (4/5 hrs. walk).

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