Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek provides us with a great chance to trek through beautiful forested lands, valleys, numerous lakes or kundas, and culturally rich settlements; with panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas including Langtang and Manaslu Himalayan range from close proximity. The major attraction of this trek would be walking on snow and at Kyangin Ri, visiting the holy Gosaikunda Lake. And several other lakes as well as passing through Lauribina pass at an altitude of 4,610 meters. Whereas, exploring the culture of the local inhabitants is also an important aspect of this trekking.
We begin our Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek as we drive from the culturally affluent Kathmandu valley. Heading towards the 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 cultural traditions. As we arrive at Kyangin Ri, we will feel 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 through Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru. And head east towards the pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda.
There are many other small lakes namely 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 Lauribina pass, Ghopte, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, Seramanthang, and Melamchi pul bazaar for the next couple of days before driving back towards Kathmandu.
Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek is a moderately rated trek suitable for physically fit passionate trekkers or first-timers. And Regarding the best seasons, we recommend the Autumn months from September to November and the Spring months from March to May. Join this trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers and make it once in a lifetime memory. Simply fill the Booking form and let us know about your interest. Or you can contact us directly by sending us an email in order to join this amazing trek in Langtang Region.
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Day 1 : 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 2 : 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 of sightseeing of the heritages in Kathmandu that carries the legacy of ancient Nepalese heritage. Kathmandu Durbar Square boasts of the historical royal palace, museum, several temples and monuments, intricate carvings, and crafts including others. We shall also pay a visit to the Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupas in 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 equipment for the adventure ahead if we need any. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
Day 3 : 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 the 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 4 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,480m/ 8,136 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 the Bhote Koshi River and moving further. Follow the trail to the south of Langtang River and traverse through the 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 a couple of lodges to reach the settlement of Bamboo which has few hotels. Beyond this, you shall climb uphill to a suspension bridge over Langtang River, walk past series of the waterfall and reach Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 5 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m/ 11,253 ft): 5hrs::
Continue following the trail accompanied by the perennial Langtang River upstream and hike along the uphill trail through a forest of hemlocks, maples, and rhododendron. Past the teahouses at Gumanchok and other small settlements, we shall then reach the famous destination of Ghoratabela. A village with scenic views 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 an uphill trail through the glacier valley to the settlements of Thangshyap, Gompa, and then Langtang village. A village decorated with prayer flags, Chortens, and watermills, Lantang village welcomes us with beautiful scenery and rich Buddhist culture. Stay overnight in Langtang village.
Day 6 : Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,860m/ 12,664 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 the trail shall have several small streams, moraines before we reach the village of Kyanjin. Filled with tranquility and scenic surrounding, Kynajin is more famous for a 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 heritage of the gompa, and get immersed in a dramatic setting surrounded by glittering peaks from all directions. Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7 : Day hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,600m/ 15,091 ft)/ Tsergo Ri (4,985m/16,354ft)/ Lanhsisha Kharka (4,100m/13,451 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 an amazing view of the upper Langtang valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Tsergo Ri (4985m) is a more prominent peak to the southwest of Kyanjin Ri and rich in 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 a longer stay. We shall be hiking to one of these destinations based on the interest of the trekkers. Stay overnight in Kyanjin.
Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136 ft): 6 hrs::
After reaching 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 9 : Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,260m/7,414 ft):4-5 hrs::
Beginning the day with a beautiful sunrise over the rolling hills and glowing mountains, we shall gradually descent to Riverside at the beginning of today’s trek. Navigating our ways through the bamboo and rhododendron forests we reach 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 the Tamang lifestyle in fascinating villages with houses adorned by beautifully carved windows. Stay overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 10 : Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (2,350m/7,709 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 (4,400m/14,435 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 the 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 (4,610m/15,124 ft) – Ghopte (3,440m/11,290 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 (2,530m/8,300 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 trees, 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 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 the destination of Melamchi Gaon. Stay overnight in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 14 : Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (2,740m/8,989 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 gradual 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 flatlands 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 views of the majestic Jugal Himal range. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 16 : Sermathang to Melamchi Pull Bazaar: 5 hrs::
On our last day of trekking in the beautiful trails of the 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 a 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 Kathmandu. On 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 the Himalayas.
Day 18 : Explore in Kathmandu and Evening farewell dinner ::
Today you could do shopping and dream of garden explore relax and Evening Nepal Mountain trekkers will invite you farewell dinner in Nepali culture Restaurant and back to Hotel do packing for tomorrow departure.
Day 19 : Departure to own Destination ::
Today Nepal Mountain Trekkers manage will make good by with Khatag and make sure back to again in Nepal. our diver will drop your international airport in Kathmandu.