- Annapurna View from Langtang
- Beautiful Mountain scenery
- View from Lauribina
- Gosaikunda Holy Lake
Gosaikunda Lauribina Trek
- Duration : 17 Days
- Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
- Secondary activity: Nature and Culture
- Group size : Min. 1 pax
- Max-Altitude : 4985m/16354ft
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trip starts from: Kathmanudu
- Ends in: kathmandu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Tea-House
- Accomodation: Lodge and Tea-House
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Trishuli -Syabru Besi-Lama Hotel-Langtang Village-Kyanjin Gompa-Kyanjin Ri - Tsergo Ri -Lanhsisha Kharka-Kyanjin Gompa-Lama Hotel-Thulo Syabru-Chandanbari-Gosainkunda – Lauribina La Pass-Ghopte-Melamchi Gaon-Tarke Ghyang-Sermathang-Melamchi Pull Bazaar-Kathmandu
Gosaikunda Lauribina Trek provides us a great chance to trek through beautiful forested lands, valley, numerous lakes or kundas and culturally rich settlements with panoramic views of snow capped Himalayas including Langtang and Manaslu Himalayan range from close proximity. Major attraction of this trek would be walking on a snowland at Kyangin ri, visiting holy lake of Gosaikunda and several other lakes and passing through Lauribina pass at an altitude of 4610 meters.
We begin our Gosaikunda Lauribina Trek as we drive from culturally affluent Kathmandu valley towards countryside small town of Syabrubesi via Betrawati and Dhunche. Initially we start trekking towards Kyangin Gumpa and Kyangin ri through beautiful forested lands, valleys while playing hide and seek with nearby snow capped mountains. On our trails, we discover Tamang and Sherpa culture traditions. As we arrive at Kyangin Ri, we will be blessed with never seen before panoramic views of peaks like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal etc; a truly heavenly experience. Then we follow the same route trough Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru and head east towards pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda. There are many other small lakes named Saraswatikunda, Bhairav kunda and others nearby. It is believed that Lord Shiva himself built Gosaikunda with his trident to get relief from that poison that he put into his throat to save the world from its severe consequences. Then we pass through Laurebina pass, Ghopte, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, Seramanthang and Melamchi pul bazaar for next couple of days before drive back towards Kathmandu.
Gosaikunda Lauribina Trek is a moderately rated trek suitable for physically fit passionate trekkers or first timers. And Regarding the best seasons, autumn months from September to November and Spring months from March to May are recommended. Join this trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers and make it once in a lifetime memory.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,365m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 145 km via Trishuli (Nuwakot): 7-8 hours
Day 04: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2480m/ 8136 ft): 5hrs
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m/ 11253 ft): 5hrs
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m/ 12664 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 07: Day hike to Kyanjin Ri (4600m/ 15091 ft)/ Tsergo Ri (4985m/16354ft)/ Lanhsisha Kharka (4100m/13451 ft)
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m/8136 ft): 6 hrs
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m/7414 ft):4-5 hrs
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (2350m/7709 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Chandanbari to Gosainkunda (4400m/14435 ft): 4-5 hrs
Day 12: Gosainkunda – Lauribina La Pass (4610m/15124 ft) – Ghopte (3440m/11290 ft): 7 hrs
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2530m/8300 ft): 6hrs
Day 14: Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (2740m/8989 ft): 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (2590m/8497):4hrs
Day 16: Sermathang to Melamchi Pull Bazaar: 5 hrs
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu :6hrs
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,365m/4,264 ft):
As you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and complete the formalities at the immigration, you shall be greeted by representatives of Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Then, you shall be escorted to the hotel for your stay where you shall relax after a long journey to Nepal. Later in the afternoon, you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek:
After breakfast you shall be visiting the office of Nepal Mountain Trekkers in Thamel where you shall have interaction with the tour guide, trekking leader and other personnel. We shall then have a full day sightseeing of the heritages in Kathmandu that carries the legacy of ancient Nepalese heritage. Kathmandu Durbar Square boasts of historical royal palace, museum, several temples and monuments, intricate carvings and crafts including others. We shall also pay visit to the Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupas I the world, which are known for being the auspicious pilgrimage for Buddhists. Pashupatinath Temple, the famous Hindu Temple with majestic complex and display of unique rituals is another famous sight in Kathmandu. Exploring these UNESCO World Heritage sites, we shall also go for getting needed equipments for the adventure ahead, if we need any. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 145 km via Trishuli (Nuwakot): 7-8 hours:
Today we shall leave for Syabrubesi, the trailhead of this adventure in Langtang region. In a drive of around 8 hours, we shall travel past the lush and green landscapes, remote and rural lowland settlements, observe the authentic lifestyle of locals, cool waterfalls and perennial rivers, as well as interact with warm and welcoming locals. Cascading hills and scenic mountains shall accompany you during the drive. The road till Trishuli, the famous settlement of this region, is well paved while the road ahead till Syabrubesu is bit bumpy and dusty but the beautiful surrounding ahead takes away this discomfort. Stay overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2480m/ 8136 ft): 5hrs:
Our trekking experience shall go full fledged from today exploring the region full of diversity and richness. Branch off the main road and get your permits checked before crossing over Bhote Koshi River and moving further. Follow the trail to the south of Langtang River and traverse through cool forest, waterfall, village inns to reach Dovan and climb to the trail junction on a rocky ridge where roads from Thulo Syabrubesi join over. Continue through the trail on a ridge past waterfall and couple of lodges to reach the settlement of Bamboo which has few hotels. Beyond this, you shall climb uphill to suspension bridge over Langtang River, walk past series of waterfall and reach to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m/ 11253 ft): 5hrs:
Continue following the trail accompanied by the perennial Langtang River upstream and hike along the uphill trail through forest of hemlocks, maples and rhododendron. Past the teahouses at Gumanchok and other small settlements we shall then reach to the famous destination of Ghoratabela. A village with scenic view of the Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung and Langtang I peeping over the rolling hills, Ghoratabela is a beautiful village. Having lunch at this destination, we shall trek ahead in a uphill trail through the glacier valley to the settlements of Thangshyap, Gompa and then Langtang village. A village decorated with prayer flags, chortens and water mills, Lantang village welcomes us with beautiful scenery and rich Buddhist culture. Stay overnight in Langtang village.
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m/ 12664 ft): 3-4 hrs:
Our destination for today is the historical and ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. After breakfast we shall hike up to the highland pastures of Yak and pass through several small villages accompanied by breathtaking views and beautiful landscapes. As we continue ahead, the views become more extensive and trail shall have several small streams, moraines before we reach to the village of Kyanjin. Filled with tranquility and scenic surrounding, Kynajin is more famous for small yet historical monastery and a government owned cheese factory. Arriving at the Kynajin Gompa by afternoon, we shall then explore the area, observe the ancient and rich cultural heritages of the gompa, and get immersed in a dramatic setting surrounded by glittering peaks from all directions. Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Day hike to Kyanjin Ri (4600m/ 15091 ft)/ Tsergo Ri (4985m/16354ft)/ Lanhsisha Kharka (4100m/13451 ft):
This is our rest day at Kyanjin village where we shall explore the nearby areas and make a day hike to nearby hills and small mountains. We traverse through the alpine vegetation, along the moraines and rocky paths and climb to the Kyanjin Ri, a small hill by mountain standard located to the north of Kyanjin Gompa which provides amazing view of upper Langtang valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Tsergo Ri (4985m) is more prominent peak to the southwest of Kyanjin Ri and rich of more tempting and inducing views. Lanhsisha Kharka at 4100m is another day hike destination from Kyanjin Gompa, which is blessed with large, green and lush meadows beautiful enough to tempt trekkers for longer stay. We shall be hiking to one of these destinations based on the interest of the trekkers. Stay overnight in Kyanjin.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m/8136 ft): 6 hrs:
After reaching to the highest point in this adventure, today onwards we shall enter into another phase of our journey in this region. We shall trail back to the famous Lama Hotel today. In this downhill trek, we shall have a less strenuous journey due to the lowering of altitude; yet you need to be careful not to put additional strain on your knees and legs. Through the small settlements, Mani walls and prayer stones, suspension bridges clad with prayer flags, beautiful waterfalls and surrounding views of soaring peaks, we shall continue our trek. We navigate through the streets of Langtang village and continue along the Langtang River to descent down to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m/7414 ft):4-5 hrs:
Beginning the day with beautiful sunrise over the rolling hills and glowing mountains, we shall graduall descent to Riverside at the beginning of today’s trek. Navigating our ways through the bamboo and rhododendron forests we reach to the Bamboo village and proceed ahead past the landslide prone areas, waterfalls and natural hot water springs, crossing over some bridges and experiencing the ups and downs of the trail to reach the destination of Thulo Syabru. En route you shall trek along the ridge, walk past the terraced fields in the undulating paths, catch glimpse of Tamang lifestyle in fascinating villages with houses adorned by beautifully carved windows. Stay overnight in Thulo syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (2350m/7709 ft): 5-6 hrs:
Our trek shall begin from Thulo Syabru through the ridges of Dursagang and Foprang Danda as we climb to the top of the Foprang Danda. During this uphill climb, we shall pass through the forest filled with rhododendron, oak and fir trees, witness the panoramic views of the Langtang, Ganesh and Annapurna mountain massifs forming a gigantic chain, and get relaxed with the unprecedented walk on the hills. From the summit of this hill, we shall have a short descent to the ancient and famous Sing Gompa (monastery) past some tea shops and another beautiful monastery called Phulung Gompa. Continue your journey ahead in the trail and turn left towards the destination of Chandanbari. Here you can explore another cheese factory. Stay overnight in Chandanbari.
Day 11: Chandanbari to Gosainkunda (4400m/14435 ft): 4-5 hrs:
Today we shall proceed to the famous and sacred lake of Gosaikunda, revered by the Hindu and Buddhist community alike. Begin the trek from Chandanbari and continue the trek in an easy trail that shall lead us to the settlement of Lauribinayak. We shall then have a gradual steep walk to the entrance of famous Gosaikunda Lake. This is decorated with the chortens and small temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Further ahead in the trail to the holy lake, we shall have majestic views of Annapurna massifs, Ganesh Himal and other mountain ranges. Explore the lake, one among the several glacial lakes in the surrounding, and witness the view of mountains as well. Take a dip in this holy lake, if you wish to, which is believed to be formed by Lord Shiva with his trident to obtain water and quench his thirst. Stay overnight in Gosaikunda in a guesthouse.
Day 12: Gosainkunda – Lauribina La Pass (4610m/15124 ft) – Ghopte (3440m/11290 ft): 7 hrs:
The challenging and longest trekking day in the entire journey, we shall cross the challenging Lauribina La Pass (4610m). Leaving the sacred destination of Gosaikunda, we shall trek through the rugged countryside trails and walk past several other small glacial lakes to reach the foothills of Lauribina La Pass. Hike up to the summit of the pass in a steep trail and watch one of the most spectacular sceneries in this journey. Look out for the spectacular view of the mountains including the majestic Manaslu peak, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Lirung Peaks. Capturing these beautiful moments in photographs, we shall then descend steeply to the settlement of Phedi. Ahead of Phedi, we shall trek on a rather easier trail past the meadows, alpine vegetation with pine and fir trees, caves and prayer flags before reaching the settlement of Ghopte. Stay overnight in Ghopte.
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2530m/8300 ft): 6hrs:
Today we shall enter the Helambu region as we trek to the Melamchi Gaon as our destination for today. Start from the village of Ghopte and traverse along the trail through the forest with Pine Incense and Rhododendron tress, and experience the walking on rocky paths up and down the trail to reach Thadepati. Climb steeply to the summit of the Thadeapti Pass which shall provide you with the magnificent views of the Himalayas including the Ganesh and Langtang Mountains. Descent from the summit of the pass and enter into the Helambu region as you traverse through dense forest areas. Walk in and out of the southern boundary of Langtang National Park as you reach to the destination of Melamchi Gaon. Stay overnight in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 14: Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (2740m/8989 ft): 4-5 hrs:
Our trek today shall begin in one interesting village of Melamchi Gaon and culminate at the other interesting settlement of Tarke Ghyang. Begin your trek from Melamchi Gaon and gradually descent to the quaint and perennial Melamchi River. Cross across this glacial river on a suspension bridge and then begin the gradual trek up to the Sherpa settlement of Tarke Ghyang past other small villages such as Tarkado and others. Tarke Ghyang is one of the beautiful settlements in this journey that is home to one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the entire region. Enjoy the scenic surrounding and stay overnight in Tarke Ghyang.
Day 15: Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (2590m/8497):4hrs:
Enjoying the rich Sherpa culture and have some instances of cultural exchange with the locals in Tarke Ghyang and then start trekking down for Sheranthang village. We shall have trail easier than the previous day in which we shall traverse through occasional flat
lands and beautiful forests, cross small streams, explore the settlements of Setighyang and Ghyangyul, and walk past Mani walls, prayer flags and chortens before reaching the settlement of Shermanthang. Another beautiful Sherpa village in the region, Shermanthang is decorated with pretty Sherpa houses, ancient monasteries and blessed with splendid view of majestic Jugal Himal range. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 16: Sermathang to Melamchi Pull Bazaar: 5 hrs:
In our last day of trekking in the beautiful trails of Langtang region, today we shall trek down to the settlement of Melamchi Pul. We shall be passing through several old and rural settlements such as Nigale, Gyalsha, Raithani Gyangp and Dubha Chaur, traverse through dense and cool forest, and meadows to reach our destination of Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Prepare yourself for the journey to Kathmandu where you shall end this wonderful adventure. Stay overnight in Melamchi Pul Bazaar.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6hrs:
Today, after breakfast, we shall head towards Kathmandu marking the end of this enriching and adventurous trekking experience in the Gosaikunda Helambu region. Through the terraced fields and lush landscapes, rolling hills and rural settlements we shall reach to Kathmandu. In the day of your journey for onward destination, our representative shall escort you to the international airport. You may extend your stay in Nepal and take other adventure packages offered to you. We hope that you had memories of your lifetime and are tempted for another adventure in this land of Himalayas.
- Airport pickup and drop service
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
- All lodging and fooding during the trek (B,L,D included)
- Transportation costs: Comfortable Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Melamchi pul Bazar to Kathmandu
- Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with max load of 30kg) along with their salary, lodging, fooding and insurance
- Trekking permits: TIMS card and Langtang National Park fees
- First aid medical box
- All required trekking gears like sleeping bag and down jacket made available on rent
- 13% VAT and 10% company service charge
- Farewell Dinner
- Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
- International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in scheduled itinerary
- Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
- All personal expenses
- Tip for guides and porters
Complimentary items offered by Nepal Mountain Trekkers
- Nepal Mountain Trekker t-Shirt and duffel bag with comprehensive trekking map
- Spa treatment for mind and body in Kathmandu after completion of trek
- Farewell treat