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Langtang Gosainkunda Chisopani Camping Trek

The Langtang Himal is a region north part of Kathmandu. vally and it lies just south of Tibetan border. The langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and it is attracting many tourists. The langtang valley is also know as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is cover with flowers during the summer.
This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan.

Gosaikunda is one of the hindu holy place and is considerd to be made by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that live nearby also revere it as their holy place. Every August on full moon night lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.
This is the most easily accessible of all areas from Kathmandu. It lies about 70k.m north of Kathmandu. valley, is an area inhabited by sherpas. The language , culture and dress of the Helambu sherpas are very different from those of Solu khumbu sherpas.

Fact Box  
Starting from: Kathmandu
Ending at: Sundarijal
Grade: Moderate-Medium
Highest access of the trek: 4600 m (Surya kunda pass)
Culture encounter Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Thakali
Trekking type Teahouse
Himalayan sights: Langtang, Langtang Lirung, Gosainkunda etc
Most Attraction of the trek: Close Landscapes, Villages
Best Seasion: February, March, April, May, October, November
Meal: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
Activities: Trekking
Transportation: Car / Van
Accommodation: Teahouse
Minimum Group Size: 1
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Itinerary type Fixed / Customized

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02 Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come.
It is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.
One of the holiest hindu shrines in the world, The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very crowded.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This former royal palace complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of 55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Patan Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda temples, is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
Day 03
Bus ride to Dhunche for 8 hours. Dhunche is the center of this area and has public offices and army camp.
Day 04 Dhunche to Tholo Syabru(2200m)
The trail continues in the road till Barkhu village(Tamang). After here the path will leave the roadway and go on the flankto the right . you will have to make ascent. Crossing streams ascend a little further and you will reach the end of the ridge called Noudhara. You will have a clear view of Langtang infront of you. The path continues on the flank with Gompa go the end of the ridge and you will be Syabru village.
Day 05 Syabru to Lama Hotel (2500m)
Descend from village trek down through the terraced fields to go around the valley. After crossing the suspension bridge trail descends down hill till Langtang khola. Keep trekking through deep forest going uphill all the way to Lama hotel.
Day 06 Lama hotel to Langtang valley (3307m)
After Lama hotel you will climb through a Rhododendron forest . the ground covered by moss. Trees have ferns and epiphytic orchids on them. It looks like semi tropical jungle.
Day 07 Langtang to Khayanjing gompa(3800m)
From Lngtang village climb up the road with stone walls and you will come to Chorten of Mani stones .you will see that Langtang Khola gets closer all the time and the valley becomes more open and wider.climb up the rocky moraine ahead and you will reach Khayanjing Gompa.
Day 08 Khayanjing Gompa rest day
Khayanjing Gompa is the last permanent settlement with a small Gompa and a cheese factory. Use it as a base for day hikes, exploring the upper valley try to climbing the small hill north of Khayanjing or Tsergori(5033m). which lies upvalley from Khayanjing. Upper valley is ringed by spectacular snow peaks including fluted peak Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan named Dorje Lakpa
Day 09 Khayanjing Gompa to Lama hotel(2500m)
After rest day Trail continues down hill till Lama hotel.
Day 10 Syabru to Singgompa (3300m)
The path continues uphill through Rhododendron and pine forest till Sing Gompa. There is old Gompa and cheese factory.
Day 11 Sing Gompa to Gosaikund Lake(4320m)
From here the path gently ascends the mountain flank with bare trees. After crossing the ridge . you will be going through a forest full of moss and fern. While you reach to Lauribinayak there is a spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. The best view point for entire trek. Crossing over the ridge of Saraswati Kund apper the first of several Lakes dedicated to different divinities. Gosaikund is the third lake, sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist.
Day 12 Gosaikund to Ghopte(3300m)
After crossing the Lauribinayak pass(4610m) trail descends through stone path and forest to reach Ghopte.
Day 13 Ghope to Kutumsang
From here trail continues ups and down through forest and walking in ridge of hill. You can have a good view of Helambu and Tadhi Valley.
Day 12 Kutumsang to Chisopani (2150m)
Trail descends all the way to Patibhanjang. From here climb uphill for 2hours to reach chisopani. In a good day you can have a another spectacular views of mountain from Annapurna range to Everest.
Day 13 Chisopani / Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
After chisopani trail goes uphill for one hour till Bhanjang through forest. From Bhanjang trail descends all the way to Sundarijal via forest and several villages along the way. Bus ride will take about one hour from sundarijal to Kathamdnu.
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15 End of Pragramme

Trek Price as per above program

Group Size
2 - 3 
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above 
Price in US$ 

Package Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car
  • All the ground Transportation by bus
  • Full day sightseeing in kathmandu valley with tour guide
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park Fee
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), necessary Trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.

Package Price Excludes

  • Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • All the entrance fee of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the meal while you are in Kathmandu

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