GOSAINKUNDA PASS TREK

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destination Langtang
duration 11 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 4380 m/ 14,454 ft
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

GOSAINKUNDA PASS TREK

Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek is an amazing and short trek. It is in the relatively quiet area of the Langtang region.

Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek shortly takes a day’s journey to reach the Langtang region. The trek starts from Syabrubesi. The Syabrubesi is an interesting village near the Bhotekoshi river. This area is less crowded and remote as compared to Annapurna and Everest region. Langtang-Gosainkunda is located close to the Tibetan border. This area is enclosed by a mountain. It culminates at the peak of Langtang Himal. The lake melts and flows down to form the Trishuli River. It remains frozen for six months in snow-capped winter,  October to March. There are 108 lakes in this area. They are small to medium in size.

Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek rewards you with the stunning, beautiful holy lakes of Gosaikunda. It is considered a holy lake by both Hindus and Buddhists. Many Hindu peoples and pilgrimage 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 which is situated between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The trek gives an opportunity to examine the culture of Tamang peoples. Trekkers can directly interact with local people and their traditions, lifestyle, and language.

The attractive part of Langtang Gosaikunda pass trek is an extensive view of snow-capped mountains, glacier and wildlife animals. The seasonal blooming floras, rhododendrons, alpine forest, and bamboo forest are seen on the way. This makes the trekking trail more beautiful and impressive. You may see the red panda and other different colorful birds along the way.

This classic trekking route in the Langtang region is the habitat of many wildlife. The wildlife mainly inhabited in this area are a Himalayan black bear, the mountain goat-like Himalayan Tahr, rhesus monkey, and red pandas. Gosaikunda is really a remarkable place not only for foreigners but also for local people. 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 mainly settled by Tamang, Newar and Chhetri people and is a wonderful example of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity.

Spring and Autumn are the favorable seasons for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. The weather is mostly clear which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants, and rare animals. Walking is also very much suitable due to its moderate temperature. Langtang is always comfortable to trek even in the winter season.

We suggest you be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself. It is a unique, silent, less crowded area and highly recommended trek.  Sherpa Expedition and Trekking are glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime 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.

ITINERARY

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One night.
3-star 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 doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

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 Chope Khola, before descending to a long bridge. 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!

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Dawn brings the usual early morning wake-up call- roosters and the chirping of birds-just another day in the Himalaya! The trail leaves Syabru and never seems to stop climbing, the forest through 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 are lost here. But don’t despair, the lodges are all good.

3 to 4 hours
Guest House

Sing Gompa –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 reach 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.

2 to 3 hours
Guest House

The superb ridge walk continues; it strongly breathtaking. There are said to be 108 lakes 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 distant pool far below. The next lake of Bhairab Kund is a much larger, imposing affair, named after the terrifying god of destruction. Stone images of Saraswati and Ganesh are seen above this lake before reaching Gosainkund (4380m).

4 to 5 hours
Guest house

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 Phedi is a comfortable choice and 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).

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

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.

4 to 5 hours.
Guest House

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.

4 to 5 hours
Guest House

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.

4 to 5 hours
Guest House

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 Zhanjiang 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.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

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.

3 to 4 hours.
3-star Hotel

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.

25 minutes.
None

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.

SERVICES

Included:

  • The airport picks up and drops.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche to Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • 2 Night hotel in Kathmandu with a BB plan.
  • 1 professional license English speaking Mountain Guide and Porter.
  • All applicable taxes Shivapuri Nagarjun National park permit and Langtang National park Permit fee.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Mountain rescue and evacuation arrangenments.
  • Sherpa Expedition and trekking sleeping Bag, down jackets, duffel bag, and trekking maps.
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets to be returned after the trek.
  • After trek last night dinner with Nepalese local culture dance.

Excluded:

  • Nepal visa fee and airport taxes.
  • Travel insurance
  • Porter to carry language you can order when you booking.
  • Bar and beverage bills, personal expenses, laundry telephone bills internet and hot shower, etc.
  • Tips for field staff ( Guide and Porter).

EQUIPMENTS

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, teahouses are readily available; all accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. You may find good quality teahouses at the lower altitude but at the higher elevation, you may get to stay in teahouses where accommodations are settled just with a bed, mattresses and a pillow.
 

Meals and drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas full board services (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) is provided during the trek. Variety of meals are available especially noodles, soups, and rice dishes; on some routes, there will be a limited choice and on some routes teahouses only provide local Nepali dish, Dhal Bhat (lentil and rice).


Physical Fitness

It is an easy and moderate trek that takes you away from your hometown to have some good quality time. It is the perfect destination for trekkers who love to walk steadily 4-5 hours a day. We have met people from different walks of life, even first-time travelers can easily pass the trek, and all you need to do is a regular exercise to accomplish this trek. Past experience of any hiking or trekking activities is always a plus.


Best time to travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are usually known as the best season to do a trek. You are much more likely to see clear views throughout the year however we do not suggest you travel in monsoon season.

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Departures

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 890
2 Pax USD 871
3 Pax USD 850
4 - 6 Pax USD 830
7 - 12 Pax USD 810
13 - 18 Pax USD 780
19 - 24 Pax USD 750
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