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Nepal - Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Lake Trek (21 Days)

The Langtang valley is also known as the "valley of glaciers". It offers an abundance of wildlife, rich cultural, and historical importance. Along with picturesque scenery and the swift mountain, it's a very unique experience. During this trek, you will understand the history of the Tibetan ancestry and their way of living.

After the massive earthquake in 2015, most of the Langtang valley was destroyed. Now, they are making a comeback with a warm and gentle smile. You can enjoy the blooming rhododendron of different colors, birds, butterflies and. Also, the colorful dresses of the locals are interesting. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Exploring Tamang Heritage, we reach Langtang village and explore Kyanji Ri. Gosaikunda Lake is a holy site with 108 lakes around the site. Helambu region is also included in the program.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you will immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

 Overnight accommodation in a hotel.

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city.

Afterwards, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. 

We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The Stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of a kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Overnight accommodation in a hotel.

Early in the morning, we start our jeep drive to Syabru Besi. Once we drive out of the Kathmandu valley, the roads twist and turn along the high hills. The landscape changes radically as well as the lifestyle of the people living along the way. Once you reach the village of Ranipauwa, you can enjoy viewing the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and Langtang Mountain range in the east. Following the Trishuli River, the road guides you into the Langtang National Park. Here, we shall immediately notice the remoteness of the human settlement of Langtang.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today you will start trekking as we follow the trail around the valley and ascend to a viewpoint. From the viewpoint, you can witness the beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal, Goljang valley, and the Gosaikunda range. As you descend and walk through the valley of Gatlang, you will pass by a lake and an apple farm. After your arrival in the village of Gatlang, you can have some rest. 
Later on, we can explore and experience the Tamang culture. Afterwards, descending to Thangbuchet, we reach Chilime village. The village is located next to the Bhotekoshi River. The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here.

Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Following the trail to Nagthali, we leave Chilime. Along the path, we pass by a dense forest and might encounter the Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys. After walking for some time, we reach open grassland with amazing views of the Himalayas. The ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and the Sanjen ranges look stunning. After passing this grassland we will reach Nagthali. Nagthali was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests.

Overnight accommodation in Local Lodge.

We start the day with a descending walk to Thuman for about an hour. Thuman is one of the Tamang villages heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. The people here are friendly and love to sing and dance. Later on, we continue walking through Rhododendron forests, and meadows towards Briddim. It is another Tibetan village influenced by the Tamang community. The trail to Briddhim in springtime is beautiful due to rhododendron blooms. In Buddhism, enjoy the traditional local cuisines and take part in cultural practices.
 
Overnight Accommodation in a Local Lodge.

We start our day a little early as it is a long walk to reach Lama Hotel. Following the path, it takes us through the jungle and passes by small villages in some places. The trail offers a splendid panoramic view of mountains and the surrounding hills. After hiking for some hours, we reach the Lama Hotel.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today is a strenuous day as we have to climb about 1000 meters. We start by climbing up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. Continuing our trail, we reach Ghoda Tabela, which means the Horse Stable. After this, the path is slightly gradual and offers the beautiful sight of grazing Yaks in the valley. After ascending for some time, we cross a stream and climb past several water-driven prayer wheels. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route. From Langtang, the view of mountain peaks is spectacular.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Along the path to Kyanjin Gompa, you can see the wonderful view of Langtang Lirung. The trail passes through the largest mani wall, made from stone and with prayers written on them. You also walk past the water mills, chortens, and a sacred pile of rocks with various inscriptions. After crossing some rivers, we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, you can test the cheese and curd made from Yak milk. Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today you will explore in and around Kyanjin Gompa. You can also go for a hike to Tserko Ri (5000 m) for magnificent mountain views. As Tserko Ri lies at quite a high altitude, you might feel the thin air. After some wonderful views of the mountains, we return to Kanjin Gompa. In the remaining time, you can stroll around Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the surrounding views. Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

From Kanjin Gompa, you will see the Langtang Lirung Glacier looming over the village. The lake is surrounded by the peaks of Langtang Lirung, Changbu and Langtang Yubra. Today, we shall climb up to get a closer look at this amazing natural site. Following the trail from the monastery, we follow the path leading up towards the glacier. After hiking for an hour, we ascend steep climb until we reach a plateau. Here, we can admire the amazing view of the bowl-shaped Langtang valley and the glacier.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours downhill through a dense forest to reach Lama Hotel. You shall walk through the ethnic Tamang settlements. Here, people are influenced by the Tibetan religion and cultural practices.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

After having breakfast, you will start trekking down to Thulo Syabru. The total trek is downhill as you walk through a lush green forest.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Leaving Thulo Syabru, follow the path ascending to Gosaikunda. The path is uphill for most of the day. After two hours of climbing, we shall reach Chandan Bari. Here, have rest and explore the Cheese factory. Afterward, start ascending for another 2-3 hours to finally reach Lauri Binayak.

Overnight accommodation at a local lodge.

The trail from Lauri Binayak to Gosaikunda is very scenic. As we ascend, we shall see the mountains getting closer and the ocean of clouds below. On reaching Buddhist Gompa, the trail is a bit easier with regular ups and downs.

After hiking for some time, we shall get the first glimpse of Saraswoti Kunda. It is one of 108 lakes around Gosaikunda. We also explore Bhairav Kunda or Naag Kunda. Later, we shall reach the Gosaikunda village beside the Gosaikunda Lake. Gosaikunda is a holy site for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Hundreds of pilgrims travel here to take a holy bath and worship during the full-moon of August.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today, you’ll be exploring the Gosaikunda Lake. According to the myth, Lord Shiva, the biggest Hindu God, traveled into the Himalayas. Here, he created many lakes by piercing the snow-covered mountainside with his trident. The pure water obtained here was to cure a terrible sickness and quench his thirst. Gosaikunda and Bhairav Kunda are two most important lakes created by Lord Shiva. Here, visit the temple dedicated to him and explore the lakes around the Gosaikunda.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

As we follow the trail through the northern side of Gosaikunda, we cross glacier moraines. We walk past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610m). After some rest at Laurebina la, the trail descends to Phedi and drops down to the stream. Then, we start climbing through the Bamboo forest to reach the top of the hill. Then, we descend throughout the rocky hill of pine and rhododendron trees to Ghopte.

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today, we will be heading towards Melamchi Gaon. Melamchi is a beautiful village inhabited mainly by the Hyolmo and Sherpa. It lies at the heart of Helambu Valley and is one of the largest settlements in the region. Hiking for some time, we reach the Thadepati village which is a mountain watcher’s paradise. We then descend gradually from Thadepati and reach Melamchi village.
 
Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Descending from Melamchi Gaon, we reach Thimbu. From Thimbu, you’ll drive towards Kathmandu.

Overnight in a hotel.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You'll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, you will be visiting other Krishna Temple and Patan Museum. Here, you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, you visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people. Then after, you will be visiting Bhaktapur. Anyone will be amazed by the architecture of Bhaktapur. 

Until today, the city has been able to intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and afterwards visit the Nyatapola Temple. it's one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. You can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. Once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can lean to adorn your creation with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.

Overnight in Hotel.

Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport around 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Includes

Private jeep transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, and Thimbu to Kathmandu.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included throughout the trek.
Accommodation at 4* hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge.
Langtang Permits, TIMS, and other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Entrance Fees,
Tipping (Tips),
Travel Insurance.
International Flights.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.
Personal hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.

Includes

Private jeep transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, and Thimbu to Kathmandu.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included throughout the trek.
Accommodation at 4* hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge.
Langtang Permits, TIMS, and other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Entrance Fees,
Tipping (Tips),
Travel Insurance.
International Flights.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.
Personal hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.

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