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Langtang Himal Gosaikunda Trekking

Langtang Himal Gosaikunda Trekking
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 Langtang Himal Gosaikunda Trekking “On an exciting and scenic journey to beautiful Langtang valley with the Gosainkund holy pond Scenic, cultural walks to picturesque Kyanjin within Langtang Himal enclosed within high peaks Walk into high green hills covered in lovely rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Trekking from warm areas to cooler alpine hills covered in serene woodland in the shade mountains Explore around traditional Tamang villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively cultures.”

Langtang Himal and Gosainkund trekking lead you to a marvelous journey around North of Kathmandu valley the nearest mountain range within the capital, where you can unleash yourself into the beauty of green pristine hills with views of high snowcapped peaks. Well  Plan Trek provides you with an excellent program and itinerary for you to enjoy and marvel at the beautiful scenery during daily walks with ample to explore the local colorful villages of Tamang the hill tribe of Himalaya, mostly concentrated within Langtang Himal areas interwoven with Buddhism religion and impressive culture. Langtang Himal and Gosainkund trekking, where all types of people can join in this wonderful adventure where the altitude is not a big problem as on this walk with time to get acclimatize as you head higher terrain facing exceptional views of high Central Himalaya that dominates the skylines. On this walk altitude gains gradually as the journey progress which takes you first to scenic Kyanjin within beautiful Langtang valley enclosed with the array of peaks, and then our next adventure leads over a high Gosainkund-la or Laurabinya-La pass above 4,609 m high overlooking the incredible panorama of landscapes and mountains.
Langtang Himal and Gosainkund trekking begins with the drive to high Langtang Himal areas around Rasuwa district inhabited by Tamang tribe with impressive farm villages and culture and then walking into gorge covered with enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and magnolia trees and then reaching a high scenic valley within Langtang Himal range at Kyanjin. Walk from here then leads towards our next major highlights at Gosainkund a glacial pond regarded as holy by both Hindu and Buddhist, where a great religious festival takes place in the month of August as per Hindu Lunar calendar, thousands of pilgrim’s visits for a dip in the lake to relinquish the sin of hundred lifetimes.
From here with great interesting moment heading over a high pass to reach near Helambu region on the trail towards Kathmandu where walk leads through nice farm villages with ups and downhill to reach Chisapani offers striking sunrise views over array of mountains, and then heading back to the road head at Sundarijal, where our fantastic adventure Langtang Himal and Gosainkund treks ends with short drive into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

Outline  Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Nuwakot and Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Langtang village 3,310 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley 3,749m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Rest-Day for local excursion and climb to scenic viewpoints.
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,118- 05 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) 3,254 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Holy Gosainkund 4,381m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund  Laurabina-La 4,609m – 06hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Chisapani 2,195m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal -03 hrs with an hour drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Nuwakot and Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.
Starting our marvelous journey to Langtang Himal & Gosainkund Trekking, with o overland drive towards the north of Kathmandu heading from warmer farm areas to the line cooler region to reach at Rasuwa district headquarter town at Dhunche. From Dhunche where Langtang National Park begins covering an area of 1,710 sq,kms, the first park of Nepal established within a high region of Himalaya in mid-1970 from here on a downhill to reach at Syabrubesi for overnight stops. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m - 06 hrs
The morning starts our first day walks on a pleasant trail for a while after crossing a bridge over Upper Trisuli or Bhote Kosi River, and then climb up past farm villages and terraces then into a lovely cool forest of pines and rhododendron and then reaching at the open area where Lama Hotel situated with the number of lodges for trekkers within forest surrounding. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village 3,310 m - 05 hrs.
At Lama Hotel which is located in a river gorge, as walk leads up into the woodland of tall rhododendron-oaks, pines with some bamboo grooves as our trail extend further to reach a nice spot at Godetabela within the deep forest. From here with refreshing stops continue walks into woodland and then with the slow climb to reach at the end of the forest into Langtang village for the overnight stop, after a good scenic walks of 5-6 hrs. Langtang village was badly affected by a huge avalanche from the earthquake of April 12th and May 25th, 2015, this village slowly coming back to normal. Herewith time to immerse with local Buddhist culture of Tamang villagers the hill tribe of Langtang and Nepal Himalaya.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley 3,749m - 04 hrs.
From Langtang village, a short walk today taking a few hours to reach our highlight and the main destination at Kyanjin Gompa within beautiful Langtang Himal and its scenic valley. Walk progress with a touch of altitude gain encountering prayer walls of Buddhism religion and then after the hour of steady walks entering into a wide scenic valley where tree lines drops for smaller alpine shrubs and rhododendron bushes with views of Langtang Himal peaks on both side of the valley as walks ends at Kyanjin for lunch and overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Rest-Day for local excursion and climb to scenic viewpoints.
At Kyanjin free day, located within magnificent and scenic Langtang valley enclosed by the rate range of peaks which includes Langtang Lirung 7,234 m, Ghengu Liru or Langtang II 6,571m, Kimshun 6,745 m and Shalbachum 6,918 m, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli 5,846 m, with Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa 6,980m towards each st, as far to peaks of Tibet side beyond Langtang Himal.On rest day with options for short hike for best views of a mountain where climb on top Tsego-Ri and Kyanjin Ri above 4,700 m offers the super panorama of whole Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. At Kyanjin visit its small cheese factory which was built in the early 1970’s with the support of Swiss technical assistance.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350m - 06 hrs.
After a wonderful and marvelous stop at Kyanjin within Langtang Himal and its scenic green valley, a long day walk mostly on downhill and back into the forest to reach at Lama Hotel before heading towards Gosainkund. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,118 -05 hours. 
Morning walk from Lama Hotel where walk leads on the same route for an hour near Riverside at a place called Bamboo with few small Tea-House and lodges, from here a steep climb for few hours and then on winding gradual trail to Thulo Syabru for the overnight stop, also called Upper Syabru situated on a high ridge with an old monastery on top of this village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) 3,254 m - 05 hrs.
A serene and beautiful morning walk leads to climbing within deeply forested area rewards you with impressive views of Ganesh-Manaslu and Langtang Himal, as uphill walk ends reaching a high ridge within summer pasture areas. After a refreshing break continues to walk within an ice path into green woodland to reach Sing Gompa also called Chandanbari (means a place for sandal-wood) here for the overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m / 14,375 ft - 05 hrs.
Morning walk heads to our next highlight and adventure, where climb leads over a hill and into nice cool forest facing views of Langtang-Ganesh and Manaslu Himalaya, and then as climb leads higher on leaving tree lines behind for short alpine bush of rhododendron (azalea) and juniper. After few hours of climb reaching on top Laurabinaya ridge a place with few small teahouse and lodges, from here a short descend towards Bharat Kund (pond) and then climb up to the overnight stop at holy areas of Gosainkund. A glacial pond, a Hindu belief is that it was created by Lord Shiva after consuming a deadly poison, to save the world and humans he drank the poison and to dilute it made the pond to quench and to wash the poison. Where a large religious fair is held once a year in the month of August in monsoon times as per Hindu Lunar calendar, thousands of Hindu and some Buddhist pilgrims pay the visit for a holy dip and a prayer in the event known as Janai Purnima (Full Moon). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund / East Laurabina-La 4,609m - 06hrs. 
After an interesting time around Gosainkund, walk leads on a gradual path following the pond to its east end of the lake, and then climb leads to a ridge with two smaller glacial lakes called Sarwastsi and Surya Kund. From here climb high above to cross over Gosainkund / East Laurabina-La 4,609 m with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and snow peaks, and then a steep descent to the base of the pass and back into forested areas as the walk continues with few short and ups to reach at Ghopte Odar for the overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m - 06 hrs. 
Our wonderful adventure slowly comes to end as walk follows on a pleasant scenic trail over high ridges to reach at Thadepati around Helambu areas, overlooking the grand scenery of mountains and rolling green hills as the walk continues into deeply forested areas to reach a nice village of Kutumsang inhabited by Sherpa-Hyalmo and Tamang ethnic tribes. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Chisapani 2,195m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m - 06 hrs. 
The journey continues on route Kathmandu eastern valley rim, as walk leads through many farm villages and terraced fields with ever-present of beautiful landscapes and mountains views, walking towards Gul-Bhanjyang a nice Tamang farm village and the down to Pati-Bhanjyang inhabited by mostly Hindu tribes of people Brahmin and Chettries. From this nice village uphill walk uphill to reach at Chisapani village a place with few nice lodges facing incredible views of Himalaya with Langtang and Jugal Himal range and as far towards west views of Ganesh-Manaslu and Annapurna peaks, this place also offers stunning views of sunrise and sunset over the range of snowcapped peaks. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal -03 hrs walks with the hour drive to Kathmandu
After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, catching stunning sunrise views over chain of mountain range, the continue our last day trek on downhill past Burlung Bhanjyang and forested areas to reach at the road head in Sundarijal small town for the exciting short drive back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after an awesome scenic experience on Langtang Himal & Gosainkund trekking, then check into your hotels with afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Langtang Himal and Gosainkund trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries.  Meals included: Breakfast 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airports pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-meeting before the trek.
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 Star Hotel) 
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations, and insurance
  • Meals on full board  ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner ) with 3 times  tea/coffee  during the  trek 
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people - porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos )
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as Available
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 Well Plan Trekking T-shirt
  • All Ground  transportation on a public vehicle
  • Langtang National Park, permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • Duffel   bag  
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • All applicable taxes are as per the government rules and regulations.
  • Well  Plan  Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant 

OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)

  • Private Jeep

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Your expenses. (Phone call, Wifi, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, a bottle of water or hot water, Mineral water,  Hot  shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills. 
  • Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure. early arrival from the mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
  • Kathmandu  lunch and Dinner 
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Physically  condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.

Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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