Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek is a pure Himalayan trek. It is an amazing and short trek. It is in the relatively quiet area of the Langtang region.
Langtang region is just a day’s journey from Kathmandu. The trek starts from Syabrubesi. The Syabrubesi is an interesting village near the Bhotekoshi river. This area is quite pristine and remote as compared to Annapurna and Everest region. Langtang-Gosainkunda is located close to the Tibetan border. This area is enclosed by a snow-capped mountain. It culminates at the peak of Langtang Himal. The lake melts and zips down to form the Trishuli River. It remains frozen for six months in winter, October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area. They are small to medium in size.
Langtang-Gosainkunda Pass Trek offers to examine the stunning, beautiful holy lakes of Gosaikunda. It is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhist. Many Hindu peoples peregrinate to have a holy bath in the lakes during the August full moon. It is celebrated as a festival of Janai Purnima. The journey starts exploring Tamang heritage. Tamang Heritage is situated between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The trek gives an opportunity to examine the culture of Tamang peoples. Trekkers can have direct interaction with them and their traditions, lifestyle, and language.
The attracting part of Langtang Gosaikunda pass trek is a pneumatic view of snow-capped mountains, glacier and wildlife animals. The blooming full of rhododendrons, alpine forest, and bamboo forest are seen on the way. This makes the place more beautiful and impressive. You may see the red panda and other different colorful birds.
Langtang-Gosainkunda Pass Trek is a classic trekking route in Langtang region. This region is the habitat of many wildlife. The wildlife available in this area is the Himalayan black bear, the mountain goat-like Himalayan Tahr, rhesus monkey, and red pandas. Gosaikunda is really a remarkable place for local tourist as well. Some physical fitness and adjustment are highly required for the trekking.
We will go down through the steeply terraced countryside to the Shivapuri National Park. It is just north of Kathmandu. The area is home to Tamang, Newari and Chhetri people and is a wonderful example of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity.
Spring and Autumn are the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. The weather is mostly clear. The temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants, and rare animals. Walking is also very much suitable during this season. Langtang is always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
We suggest you be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself. Many national and international tourists visited here through the Nepal Pioneer trek. It is unique, silent, crowd-free and highly recommended trek. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking are glad to operate this trek for you to make it your life experience.
Highlights of Gosaikunda Pass Trek
- It is a unique, silent, crowd-free and highly recommended trek.
- Trek offers to examine the stunning, Himalayas Views beautiful holy lakes of Gosaikunda.
- Explore Tibetan culture and Villages.
- Visit Sing Gompa and Tamang Villages.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking
staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Gosainkunda pass trek, hotels, lodge on the route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche/ Syabrubesi (5-7 hrs)
This is the most popular route, especially when coming from the Langtang valley. The return to Kathmandu via the Gosainkunda ridge avoids everyone’s favorite road journey via Dhunche. It’s a tough climb to Syabru.
From Rimche the path descends steeply and crosses the Langtang Khola to Bamboo and onto Pairo. Soon a side trail departs left for Syabru, zigzagging through bamboo and woodlands. It a relentless ascent into the bowl of the Chopche khola, before descending to a long bridge. Up around the terraces is Syabru(2200m), now known as Thulo Syabru (big Syabru). The gompa is open at 4 am- yuk-or 5 pm, we missed both slots, exhausted in the evening and too tired in the morning!
Day 03: Dhunche/ Syabru-Sing Gompa (5-7hrs)
Dawn brings the usual early morning wake-up call- roosters and the chirping of irds-just another day in the Himalaya!
The trail leaves Syabru and never seemsd to stop climbing, forst throuth fields. Then Dhusagang (2660m), and finally into the shady forest to the lodges of Foprang Danda (3190m). It has great views over the Trisuli valley, across to Gatlang, Ganesh Himal and the Tamang area. A dank. forested trail, tricky after snow, continues up to Sing Gompa (3330m). The forest is rather denuded and mountain views arelost here. But don’t despair, the lodges are all good.
Day 04: sing Gompa to Laurebina (3-4hrs)
Sing Gimpa –Cholangpati- Laurehina Yak
Tranquil forest gives way to sensational airy ridge views. For those already acclimatized after Langtang, it’s perfectly possible to reach Gosainkunda, but here we describe it in two stages.
Above sing, Gompa are the first views of Ganesh Himal for those who chose to slumber in bed and miss the Phulung side trip-lazy slobs! The trail switches to the north side of the ridge to readh Cholanpati, a delightful clearing with lodges. The steady climb continues to a welcoming chorten, which conceals a cheeky Yab-Yum image of Samantabhadra in union with his consort-honestly, isn’t it a bit cold for that up here! Higher up is Laurebina (3910m), also called Laurebina Yak. It’s no hardship to overnight here if acclimatization is in doubt.
Day 05: Laurebina –Gisainkund (2-3hrs)
The superb ridge walk continues; it’s trulu breathtaking. There are said to be 108lakes in the vicinity of Gosainkunda, so it’s a big job to visit them all. Gosainkund Lake is where Shiva came to cool his burning throat.
Leaving Laurebina the trail climbs steadily across high meadows and old stone walls.
En route is a white chorten and another Shrone. Above here the trail becomes narrow, often exposed and tricky when icy. The first lake seen is Saraswati Kund. A fairly small and distgant pool far below. The next lake of Bhairab Kund is a much lager, imposing affair, named after the terrifying good of destruction. A bit like the trail just here-no, don’t despair, it’s OK. Stone images of Saraswati and Ganesh are seen above this lake before reaching Gosainkund (4380m).
Day 06: Gosainkund-Phedi (4-5 hrs)
Although not a high Himalayan pass, the crossing on the Laurebina La can still pose a risk to trekkers. Snow is often the worst offender. Reaching Phdei is a comfortable choice and many go on to Ghopte –but be aware the section after Phedi is demanding, and dangerous in icy conditions, so plan accordingly.
Leaving this holy place, the trail climbs to three gushing waterspouts. It is not that taxing as it climbs to the pass, winding around the Dudh Kund, Ganesh Kund, and Surya Kund lakes. A large cairn marks the often-windy Laurebina Pass (4610m). Don’t let those gloves fly off while taking photos! From the pass, the descent is long, rough underfoot and often steep. Unfortunately, the lodge at Phedi High Camp (4100m) is currently not functioning ager storm damage,
Take care on the loose surfaces and rocky obstacles of the trail down to Phedi (3780m).
Day 07: Tharepati (6-7hrs) Ghopte-Mera Kharka – Tharepati
It’s a long, demanding day’s much to Ghopte, which is on full display from Phedi, No one actually finisher the trek at Tharepati, of course, but the continuing trails are described under the Helambu section.
Leaving Phedi the trail soon heads under forbidding cliffs, through sweet juniper, stunted rhododendrons and beside sparklingly clear streams with waterfalls to inspire.
There is a basic hut before Ghopte (3439m). After a huge overhanging rock on the left, once used by porters and pilgrims before lodges were invented, the trail goes down to Mera Kharka (3566m). The trail climbs to Tharepati (3690m), also spelled Thadepati, with views over Helambu. From Tharepati most follow the Helambu ridgeline through Mangengoth, Kutumasng, Pati Bhanjyang, and Chisapani before descending to Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley.
Those wishing to discover more should head to Melamchigaon and on to Trekeghyang. A bus now runs, generally every day, between Melamchigaon and Kathmandu for those who wish to petard the hills mote urgently. The descent from Tharepati to Melamchigaon is steep and unrelenting.
Day08: Tharepati- Mangengoth (2-3hrs)
From Tharepati it’s a superb, relaxing walk along the wide trail and airy ridge with views to east and west. On a clear day, these could extend from Ganesh to Gauri Shankar.
Once upon a time, Magenkot (3420m) was a herders’ shelter (goth); these days there are more trekkers than goats. Don.t expect goat stew though. If you do n’t want to lounge about here in the tranquil forest, head up to the col, south of central Mangengoth. On the map, this place is called Kyuola Bhanjyang (3480m). Look out for red pandas (we glimpsed one ) and meerkats.
Day 09: Mangengoth- Kutumsang (3-4hrs)
The walk continues down the ridgeline to Kutumsang, a rather more punishing trek than hoped for.
On the way, Sangugupte would be a good stopover for those heading up from Kutumasang. Below there is little but a bit descent through the woods, interrupted only by a tricky section, steep steps, mocking monkeys and an are post. There is a white stupa before Kutumasang (2470m). A smoky bus leaves in the morning for Kathmandu most days, traveling via Melamchi Bazar.
Day 10: Kutumasang- Thodung (2-4 hrs)
This is a surprisingly rigorous stage, so make the most of the panoramic views as a distraction.
The trail climbs and descends briefly to an abandoned lodge called Dragon Lodge. The first sight of Gul Bhanjiang is not well received since there is a considerable ghoulish drop to its rusty tin-roofed houses. The narrow, old streets of Gul Bhanjyang (2130) hide two lodges but neither is in the modern set. The climb from the village passes a new gleaming white stupa. In lower Thodung (2160m) is delightful though Lama Lodge, It’s a pity that it is so good, as it overshadows the two other basic lodges.
Day11: Thodung –Chisapani (5-6hrs)
This stage is often hot and humid; the conditions remind you why you came to Nepal-to get away from the cold of Europe, of course!
The route passes though Chipling (2170m) and Lapche with panoramic views from Annapurna in the west to Chobo Bamare in the east. The route descends rather haphazardly to Thankune Bhanjyang (1900m), with a bus top for Kathmandu. Further on is Pati Bhanjyang (1830). A section of badly eroded trail follows and then the road and path made for trekkers’ custom to Chisapani (2165). The village is popular with Kathmanduites, starved of fresh air, out for a weekend. Sunset can be magical and dawn refreshing, with a wide panorama. It’s a fitting last night stop, but there is still Kathmandu to reach!
Day12: Chisapani – Kathmandu (3-4 hrs)
Tinged with a touch of melancholy at the conclusion of the trek, the dawn view will energize all. It could be that farewell view that cements the seeds for another Himalayan adventure.
Shivapuri National Park has a newly constructed stone step path. Borlang Bhanjyang pass is the high point before the route descends joyfully through the superb forest, where birdsong of prevalent. The exotic forest guarantees a calming experience, but don’t get too dreamy of those beautifully crafted stone steps will catch you out! The settlement of Malkharka (1855m) goes on and on.. down. Much of the way is concrete, decorated with buffalo droppings. Holy waiting for the night’s barking, and rubbish, all watched over by a lot of inquisitive children. Below all this is Sundrajijal (1460m), from where lovely buses and all manner of oddball transport chug into Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer to International Airport.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.