trip duration TRIP DURATION
15 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Himalaya
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period BEST PERIOD
-
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Join us for a fantastic trek to the Langtang valley, the “valley of glaciers”. Over these 15 days you will walk up and down fantastic landscapes and beautiful traditional villages north of Kathmandu, Nepal.

To begin this program, we will pick you up at the Kathmandu International Airport. We will then spend a full day touring around the main World Heritage Sites of the Nepalese capital city. As from day 3 of the program, we will drive along the north-western hills of Kathmandu towards Syabru Besi, across Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. On day 4, the trekking experience will begin!

Along the trekking program, you will visit wonderful Tibetan villages like the Langtang (3,500 m), Kyangjin Gompa (3,800 m) and Thulo Syabhru (2,260 m).

Along the trek you will also be able to enjoy views of the impressive peaks in this area, like Dorje Larpa, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung and Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal.

One of the main highlights of this program is the trek along the view of a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda basin, including Sarawasti Kunda, Bhairabh Kund, and Gosainkund. This last lake is said to host a fabled black rock at its center, believed to be the head of the Hindu god Shiva.

For accommodation, we will spend the nights at lodges and guesthouses at the villages, which is a beautiful experience in its own.

Have a look at the detailed itinerary below.

On this program, you will be guided by a certified mountain guide from the GuideSource team. At GuideSource, we are proud of our over 35-year experience, and zero serious or fatal accidents.

If you are interested in this Langtang Gosh Trek, 15-day program, request your booking! Check out other similar trekking programs in this area, like the Helambu Circuit Trek, 12 days program and the Jomson Muktinath Trek, 11-day program.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrival in the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Briefing on the itinerary
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 2

Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu – including World Heritage Sites like: the Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ of Swayambhu Nath, and the Bouddha Nath Buddhists shrine
  • Optional: last minute shopping for personal items in preparation for the next day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 3

Kathmandu - Syabru Besi

  • Drive along the north-western hills of Kathmandu – views of the mountainous lifestyle, terraced fields and rustic villages
  • Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar
  • Drive to Dhunche
  • Arrival in Syabru Besi
  • Overnight at Hotel
Day 4

Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel

  • Cross over to the bank of the Langtang river
  • Trek across oak, pine and bamboo trees forest – It is possible to spot wildlife like local monkeys, wild boars and the Himalayan black bear or the endangered red panda
  • Trek along the river bank
  • Gentle ascent to the Lama hotel, on the bank of the river
  • Overnight at Lodge
Day 5

Lama Hotel - Langtang Village

  • Trek from the Lama Hotel and along the flowing river nearby and surrounding waterfalls
  • Arrival in the meadows of Ghora Tabela – views of the snowy white peaks of the Langtang range
  • Arrival in the Langtang village (3,500 m), the headquarters of Langtang National Park
  • Check in at guesthouse
  • Time to explore the village
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 6

Langtang Village - Kyangjin Gompa

  • Trek down the Langtang valley through tiny ethnic Tibetan villages
  • Arrival in Kyangjin Gompa (3,800 m)
  • Views of the Dorje Larpa (6,990 m), Langtang Ri (6,370 m), Langtang Lirung (7,245 m) and Yala Peak (5,520 m)
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 7

Kyangjin Gompa - Tserko Ri

  • Options for this day:
    • Rest and visit the nearby monastery and cheese factory
    • Climb Tserko Ri (5,050 m): steep climb of around two hours of duration
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 8

Kyangjin Gompa - Lama Hotel

  • Descent to the Lama Hotel
  • Trek along the Langtang river and through Ghora Tabela
  • Descent to the Lama Hotel (2,748 m)
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 9

Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabhru

  • Trek along local white Langur monkeys and birds
  • Ascent to Thulo Shyphru  (2,260 m) – views of Ganesh Himal (7,710 m), Langtang Himal and its ranges
  • Breathtaking sunset over the Himalayas
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 10

Thulo Syabhru - Sing Gompa

  • Trek out of Thulo Syabhru across fir forests and passes, through Dursagang (2,660 m) – views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and mountains in Tibet
  • Arrival in Sing Gompa (3,250 m)
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 11

Sing Gompa - Gosaikunda

  • Gentle ascent out of Sing Gompa
  • Steep approach to Gosaikunda (4,36o m) – dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893 m), the Manaslu range (8,156 m), the Ganesh Himal range (7,406 m) and Tibetan peaks
  • Overnight at lodge
Day 12

Gosaikunda - Dunche

  • Descent through Lauribanayak
  • Overnight at Hotel
Day 13

Dunche - Kathmandu

  • Drive to Kathmandu (duration: around 7 hours)
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Overnight at Hotel
Day 14

Kathmandu

  • Day at leisure. Options:
    • Add a new tour to your trip
    • Explore the Thamel for a last day of shopping
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 15

Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the International Airport
  • End of program

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Porters
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

Accommodation

Hotel, guesthouses and lodges

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