Gosainkunda Pass Langtang valley trekking is an exclusive adventure of a great combination, covering the most beautiful areas of the Langtang Himal range.
Trekking Planner has designed the Gosainkunda and Langtang Valley Trek starting from North East of Kathmandu Valley rim. Quite different from other trekking companies, allowing you to enjoy the best of Langtang valley Gosainkunda Pass Trek. Where walk leads in the close harmony of lovely local farm villages enriched with age-old heritage culture of Buddhism religion.
Enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunsets from the high ridge of Chisapani, in the backdrop of high Himalayan snow peaks. The adventure follows towards higher hills past nice traditional villages of Gul-Bhanjyang and Kutumsang and then enters into enchanting woods. The lovely forest is lined with tall pines, fir, and rhododendron trees, as the walk leads past smaller hamlets to high Tharepati.
A nice settlement located on a scenic ridge, facing the grand vista of the Jugal and Langtang Himal range. The walk continues leaving the Helambu region heading due west within a lush green forested path.
Slowly the tree and lush vegetation disappear, as the climb starts with steep ups to Gosainkunda-La Pass, also called East Laurabinaya-La. Crossing the highest point of the adventure at above 4,610 m and 15,126 feet. From the top an easy walk down to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda, once a year a great festival is held.
Thousands of devotees and pilgrims make their way up to Gosainkunda holy ponds for worship and prayers. As well having a dip in the sacred pond belief is that relinquish the sin of a hundred lifetime. The area is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, the one who created the lakes around Gosainkunda. In the early days believed that 108 ponds existed, at present, there are half a dozen, located around these holy sites.
From Gosainkund on the trail towards beautiful and scenic Langtang Valley, as walk leads down to Sing Gompa. The adventure continues through a lovely serene forest of pines and rhododendron reaching a nice traditional Tamang village at Thulo Syabru. After Thulo Syabru down to Langtang River covered in thick forest, following the main trail to Langtang village. Then reaching to our last final destination at Kyanjin Gompa, located in picturesque Langtang Valley.
Overlooking the spectacular scenery of surrounding towering giant peaks in the comfort of a nice lodge and warm hospitality.
Enjoying a wonderful and most exciting time around holy Gosainkunda and Langtang Valley, adventure gradually comes to an end. Reaching the road-head at Syabrubesi village for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu. After a marvelous adventure and great experience on Gosainkunda Pass and Langtang Valley Trek.
Best Seasons season for Gosainkunda Pass Langtang valley trekking
The best seasons one can trek nearly all months of the year, except the monsoon wet and rainy times. However, it is also a time for the main pilgrimage to the festival of ‘Janai Purnima’. Besides for pilgrims, the best season is spring from March to May and autumn/fall from September to November months.
During spring the climate/weather is fine and clear for pleasant scenic walks facing grand views of dramatic scenery. Morning time is clear till late afternoon, however cold in the morning and night, chances of snowfall or light rain sometimes. This is the season when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of more than 20 species, along with magnolia and primula.
The day is much bright from early morning till late afternoon due to longer sun-light hours. Autumn is another high and best time for Gosainkunda Pass and Langtang Valley trekking, days are mostly clear with blue sky, with sunny days especially from late morning till afternoon. However, days are shorter due to sunlight hours, much cold morning and night time, chances of snow-fall sometimes.
Local Culture and Religion-Gosainkunda Pass Langtang valley trek:
Starting from Chisapani and Sundarijal, an eastern rim of Kathmandu, the hills villages are mostly populated by Tamang Ethnic Tribes. At Patti Bhanjyang the first village from Chisapani onward is inhabited by Hindu tribes with Chettries and Bharamins. But more or less a country of Tamang to Gul Bhanjyang, where Kutumsang and Tharepati, with mixed tribes of people Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyalmo of Helambu. Tamang and other hills tribes follow Buddhism and a similar culture to Tibetans, as well the languages of Tibetan origin.
Although Gosainkunda is a place of Hindu worship to Lord Shiva, the rest of the areas around Rasuwa till Dhunche with 80 % Tamang people of Buddhism with interesting age-old heritage culture and custom.
Gosainkunda Pass and Langtang valley Trekking Difficulties:
Gosainkund Pass Langtang Valley Trekking is not that difficult as one can imagine. The only tough and hard past is steep climb for hours crossing the high Gosainkunda pass. Before booking this trip, where all trekkers are aware of Himalayan rough terrain and high altitude. Taking slow and steady pace makes the walk much easier, the only tough challenge walking in deep snows. But hardly happens sometimes, where all safety precaution are undertaken by your guides.
Where Does the Gosainkunda Pass Langtang Valley Trekking Start? What Should I Expect?
The treks starts from Sundarijal, north-east of Kathmandu valley and ends at Syabrubesi village. Located around district of Rasuwa, around Langtang Himal region, includes drives both ways.
Climate and Weather on Gosainkunda Pass & Langtang Trekking:
As per seasonal wise most days are clear and fine for views and pleasant walks. However can expect snow on higher areas and passes sometimes, but with sunny days almost every day in good seasons. In spring minimum temperatures of minus 0° and maximum of 20° Celsius not adding extra wind-chill factor. During autumn the sun reach in the late morning and sunsets by 5 p.m. making it much colder. Minimum temperatures of minimum from minus 5° to 10° Celsius with maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius. Around high altitude above 3,000 m the sun light are very bright with strong UV. Where all trekkers needs enough sun-blocks, wearing sun-hats to block the sun with UV.
Electricity for recharge, water on the trek:
Electricity for recharging on treks are available in almost all lodges till Sing Gompa and Thulo Syabru has hydro power electricity. The other higher places where lodges have their own solar power, where one can use to recharge electronic items. The price for using the gadgets differs from one place to another, charging per item in hour basis.
Safe drinking water are available in all places on route, best to fill your own water bottle from the lodge. Provides boiled and filtered water, where one needs to pay extra as per liter.
Bottled water is also available, but can be much costly than having normal boiled and cooled drinking water. We do not encourage bottle water due to hazard of plastic bottle which creates extra garbage. Only buy if you are desperate or sick and not feeling at your best.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek and at leisure.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2, 194 m - 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang 2, 470 m via Gul Bhanjyang -06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati 3, 490 m -05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Phedi 3, 630 m -06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gosainkunda 4, 336 m via Gosainkund pass 4,610 m / 15,126 feet-05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Sing Gompa 3, 254 m -05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru village 2,210 m- 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 340 m -06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Langtang Village 3, 330 m -06 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3, 730 m - 04 hrs.
Day 13: At Kyanjin Gompa rest day and local excursion.
Day 14: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 340 m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Syabrubesi village 1,520 m - 06 hours.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 17: International departure for homewards bound.