Goshainkunda Lauribinayek Pass Helambu Trekking

TREKKING TO THE GOSAIKUNDA & LAURABINAYAK – 11 DAYS

Holidays come once in a year, but the experience could be once in a lifetime. The lovely Gosainkunda Lakes trek is one such epic as we hike through exquisite meadows and lush hamlets that take us through the challenging Laurebinayak Pass at 4609m…and the rest is history…

Our vacation begins as we explore the glorious holy Gosainkund Lake while hiking through isolated trails and walk into ethnic Tamang villages vibrant with life even in these harsh but captivating areas that gives us deep insights into life and how it’s lived in this region. The Gosainkunda lakes are geographically based in the Langtang region north of Kathmandu and the foot-falls in this area are few in comparison to the Annapurna and Everest regions; and this is something any trekker heading to this region would like…right to the hilt. Its absolutely superb in the Autumn because the blue skies are sparkling clear we are gifted with awesome sights of the towering peak of Langtang Lirung at (7246m), and other well known peaks; but in the springtime, its another amazing story with these trails that offer a bounty of beautiful rare birds and pretty flowers that would even make the biblical King Solomon jealous. Springtime in the Langtang region would be ideally suited for bird lovers. Our hike plods along the glaciers below Langtang Lirung, and maybe even the peaks of Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri for some of the most breathtaking vistas imagined, and the fabulous sacred lake at Gosainkund, which attracts hindu pilgrims from all over the universe brings us a special peace that’s so hard to find in a maddening world that seems to go astray by the day…

The Langtang region as a whole covers a land mass that expands just north of ancient Kathmandu right to the Tibetan border and despite the extreme beauty of this area, its ironic that not many trekkers tread its unique trails in comparison to Nepal’s primary trekking regions that include Everest and the Annapurnas. And a lot of trekkers want this region to remain the way it is; Langtang was first discovered by Bill Tilman, the famous British Himalayan explorer and mountaineer, who aptly labeled this region as “one of the world’s most beautiful valleys”. Our odyssey takes us through some sublime lush forests which are home to some of the most endangered fauna on earth; this includes the red panda, Himalayan black bear and the musk deer etc…doing this trip with ‘NGHT’’ is a lifelong experience you will always remember…

TRIP FACTORS:

Trip duration: 11 Days

Grade: Moderate to fairly

Trek duration: 6/7 days across scenic trails that warm the heart

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP

Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge (teahouse)

Meals: healthy and nutritious meals provided on the trails…

Transportation: Flight, private car or tourist bus

Maximum altitude: 4609m…at Laurebinayak Pass…

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu - 1300M  

It’s exciting as you fly into Kathmandu if the day is clear. The views from the windows of your plane give you fantastic views of snow-capped mountain peaks begins to stir the excitement in you that makes you feel elated, & this begins a whole link of blissful experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our escort will also help you check into your reserved hotel. At the hotel, you will be oriented on your daily activities & your trek. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.  Overnight at your hotel 

Day 03: Drive to DHUNCHE {1966m} – 7-8 hrs

After an early b/fast, we set out for a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, Dhunche is a lively town and trading post that’s important for the local folks in this area who need to buy their essential commodities and a government office expedites paperwork sometimes necessary for the local folks for any purchase of land or business enterprise they would like to start. We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Stay overnight in a teahouse lodge. B. L. D

Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m) – 5 hrs

The trails from Dhunche to Foprang Danda (3,200m ) goes by a steep ascent route passing through Dursagang (2,660m) along with splendid views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains nearby, Hemlock and lush forests. Now the path gently ascends for a while then it follows a flat level to Sing Gompa. Hereabouts we will find a well managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. We can sample some of the fresh cheese we see here. Sing gompa provides delightful views, elating nature and a yak cheese factory. The cheese manufactured here is considered to be the best in Nepal. Overnight at our lodge – B. L. D

Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda (4381m) – 5 hrs

Initially, our trail emerges and we gradually climb up to Laurebinayak. With a steep ascent all the way to Gosainkunda, we follow a roughshod trail with theatrical views of the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a great clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up from behind. We pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and enjoy our first views of the holy lake of Gosainkunda. There is something like a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin - the three most telling ones are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. As per mythological stories, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after swallowing poison that threatened to destroy the world. This is where we bunk out for the night in our lodge; it’s a nice place to spend the night. B. L. D

Day 06: Cross Lauribinayak pass (4609m) and trek to Ghopte (3430m) – 6 hrs

Our trail heads out of Gosaikunda after b/fast amidst the sweet chirping of birds and climbs through rugged territory, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La at (4,610m), this is where we peak on our trek. We keep looking back at the stunning views of Manaslu and the mountain of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung that never tires our eyes. We then descend steeply to our lodge near Ghopte. This is where we crash out for the night. B. L. D

Day 07: Trek to Tharepati (3600m) – 6 hrs 

We hike below Ghopte on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay in our lodge - B. L. D

Day 08: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2492m) – 4-5 hrs

The trail here, with brilliant open views and a gentle downhill start our 8th day of the journey. We pass through the village of Pati Bhanjyang at a pass over the ridge. We contour around the next hill on the ridge and then start a steep climb to the village of Chipling. A further climb again after the village, up a steep stone staircase, takes us over the next hill on the ridge, passing through shady forest before descending the main ridge to Gul Bhanjyang at (2492m.). On the way we pass a couple of large 'chorten', indicating that we are already crossing into Buddhist land. Gul Bhanjyang is a charming, classic hill village and is also situated at a pass on the ridge. We will haul up hereabouts for the night or further up the next climb - 'Dragon Lodge' and our campsite here is serene and gives us grandstand views of the ancient valley of Kathmandu. B. L. D

Day 09: Trek to Chisopani (2194m) - 3-4 hrs

From Gul Bhanjyang, it is an easy climb to cross a pass at 2492m before descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village. From here it is a 3 hour hike to Chisopani. A short distance above Chisopani is a high knoll which is known as Chisopani Danda, where there is a temple. We get splendid mountain views from here. The landscape spreads from the mountains south of Everest to the Manaslu range. Overnight in our lodge – B. L. D

Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal (1463m), and drive back to Kathmandu – approx 3 hrs

From Chisopani the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are brilliant views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Just after Chisopani there is an entrance to Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The trail goes through the reserve, moving up to the hill and down to Mulkharka, from which you can already see Kathmandu. From Mulkharka, we descend on endless stairs to the exit from the reserve and to Sundarijal from where we get on to our vehicle for a 45 minute drive back to Kathmandu and a warm soft bed. B. L.

Day 11: Transfer to international airport for your connecting flight home.

Our office team will have a vehicle on standby to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours that could be a game drive at National parks, or wild water rafting, maybe a Tibet tour, or even a thrilling mountain bike ride through some of Nepal’s urban trails etc. We at Nepal Great Himalaya Treks would like to wish you a safe journey home. Take care and ciao! Till we meet again.

 

Cost Include

Cost Include

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.

Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 nights)

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.

All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).

Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (7 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).

Government licensed Holders English speaking guide.

The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign 1 porter for every 2 guests).

Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.

Kathmandu to Shyaprubeshi and back to Kathmandu by Bus / Jeep.

Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.

All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

Official expenses.

Cost does not include

Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuatin.

International airfare and airport departure tax

Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.

Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).

Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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