On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.
Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking.
Early morning an exciting drive on 138 k.m / 86 miles to Syabrubesi town to start Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The road follows on winding ups past Nuwakott district reaching Rasuwa, around Langtang Himal range. Drive leads to main town at Dhunche, the headquarters of the Rasuwa district. As well the entrance of Langtang National Park, the drive heads downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi for overnight stop.
Starting the trek, which is shorter being the first day walks of the adventure. The trail from Syabrubesi diverts from the main route of Langtang Valley, as climb leads to a near high ridge. Leaving the outskirt of Syabrubesi village and town, heading north through farm areas of neat cultivated terraces. Few gradual path, and then heads a steep up for an hour till the top of a ridge is reached. Where a nice farm village Thulo or Upper Syabru located high above from the main road of Syabrubesi.
At Thulo Syabru for lunch and overnight stop in the comfort of a nice simple lodge. Afternoon take a short walk to the monastery, perched above the village, and enjoy relaxing moment facing the surrounding scenery.
After a pleasant overnight in Thulo Syabru, walk leads north from the village monastery, with steep uphill climb. Entering a dense forest of rhododendron and pines, then reach Phoprang Danda. Enjoy the glorious views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu as far as Annapurna in the far west. Having time for lunch, walk continues to ascent through blue pine forest to Sing Gompa. Also known as Chandanbari a small nice settlement with few good lodge and an old monastery.
After checking into a lovely rooms, with time for short stroll to a small yak cheese
Morning from Sing Gompa, starts with a steep climb, facing grand vista of Langtang Himal range to the north. Includes the Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu and peaks of Annapurna range towards far northwest. The first part of the walk is on gradual winding path through oak, pine, and rhododendron forest. Then reaching an open areas on leaving the tree lines, a small place with a tea houses.
Enjoy the brief break having refreshments along with beautiful surrounding scenery. Ascend leads further to Laurabinaya high ridge, a place where pilgrimage leaves their walking sticks. Pilgrims visit to Gosainkunda during the full moon in August to pay homage and take a ritual bath. Where they abandon their walking sticks as they return down to Dhunche. After a half-hour descent, you'll come across the first ponds Saraswati and Bhairab Kunda. From there, after a short climb, spend your night at Gosainkunda small simple lodge, above the holy lake.
Enjoy the free day at leisure, taking a short hike and explore the surrounding scenic rocky hills. As well visiting to near other holy glacial lakes of Bhairab, Saraswati Kund / ponds. For energetic people can climb above the lake east wardclose to the pass of Gosainkunda-La or Laurabinaya East. Where Surya a small pond located, amidst beautiful scenery of surrounding high snow-capped peaks.
From Gosainkunda a slow up to Laurabinaya high ridge, and then on long downhill to reach the tall tree lines. As walk follows through dense forest with views of Langtang-Ri and Langtang Lirung peaks in the north. The trail then slowly leads to short descent reaching overnight stop in Sing Gompa.
From Sing Gompa with morning glorious views of Western and Central Himalayas, walk leads to long descent towards Dhunche Town. The trail follows down through dense lovely tall tree lines reaching a bridge over a small stream.
Possible stop for refreshing drinks and lunch in a small tea-house, situated near the bridge. Walk from here leads to the main motorable road, with short ups to reach the large town at Dhunche. Enjoy the last overnight around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal areas.
After a wonderful time at Gosiankund with last overnight on the hills of Langtang Himal. Morning drive on the scenic and exciting highway to Kathmandu, drive leads beyond Dhunche, Ramche towns and near Trisuli Bazaar. On reaching the city in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotels. Rest of the day at leisure after an enjoyable, marvelous trek to Langtang Valley.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu with individual activities or get into shopping spree. Interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas on Gosainkunda Lake Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Age is no bar for this short moderate trek for a week duration, family with young kids and elderly people can join. But all needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy.
For young infants, can hire extra porter to carry the kids if required, especially on ups and downhill.
Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity from Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
Despite the remoteness, the valley provides suitable accommodation with typical Nepalese food service. The local provides good hospitality as for accommodation, in the Langtang region, the accommodation. It is simple with twin-sharing beds. All lodges with warm dining hall and cozy rooms as well, most places on treks having common toilets and bathroom. The foods according to lodge menu, serves continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cuisines. As well various warm refreshing drinks.
The itinerary we have provided, allows much time for acclimatization, although a moderate walk. Where steep climb involves for some days, but taking short rest and enjoying the surrounding views will overcome the toughness.
As well enjoying the climb to Sing Gompa, overall it is a moderate adventure, taking slow and following the itinerary days we have set to make the trek enjoyable and most interesting for all trekkers.
Magnificent Panorama Scenarios with local impressive cultures throughout the trek. Walking with mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7, 324 m). Includes views as far as Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range in the far west. Including local fascinating cultures around Tamang villages of Syabrubesi, Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa, as well around Dhunche town.