The Langtang Goshaikund trek is one of the most beautiful trekking in Nepal. Kund is a Nepali word, means: lake. There are 108 kunds in this area and mainly visible from the routes are Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund, Surya Kund and Goshaikund is the famous and most important one.
Langtang is situated north of Kathmandu and the ethnic group, known as Tamangs mostly populated this area. The culture language and their customs are much similar to the Tibetans. The views of snowy mountain peaks, like the Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.). Gangchenpo (5,846 m.), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m.) are excellent.
Tour Destination: Chorkari peak (5050m)/Lauribinayak pass
Duration: 15 days
Activities: Cultural tour/ Trekking
Minimum altitude: 1670m
Maximum altitude: 5050m
Best season: Sep/ Oct/ Nov/ Feb/ March/ Apr/ May/ June.
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodations: 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu at 3 stars level & 12 nights Tea-house in trekking.
Meals includes: 14 Breakfasts/ 13 Lunch/12 Dinner.
Transport: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By Bus from Kathmandu to Syapru Bensi to by car from Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950 m.). The scene of Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks are visible from Kakani (along the route).
Dhunche to Syabru (2,110 m.). Taking a short cut. The trail leads down to a deep valley and after that you have to climb up to Bamboo forests.
Syabru to Lama hotel (2,880 m.). It is a very special experience to see wild life in the forests, such as red Pandas, Wild Bears, Langur monkeys, Himalayan Black Bears etc.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,107 m.). The route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela (3,000 m.) to Langtang (3,500 m.) which is the Headquarter of the Langtang National Park . Camp lodges, Hotels and many Teashops are available along the route.
Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800 m.). It would be a shorter route, but enough for acclimatisation. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. It runs with technical assistance from a Swiss association since 1955-
Acclimatisation day at Kyanjin Gompa. Hiking up to the glacier north of Kyanjing Gompa at an elevation of (3,900 m.) to get a spectacular view of the Kyanjing Ri (4,779 m.), Langtang Liring and other major glaciers in this area. Besides, Yala peak (5,550 m.), Langshisa Ri (6,810 m.), Ganchenpo (6,888 m.) and the Tsergo peak (5,749 m.) are also visible.
Kyanjing Gompa to Lama hotel. Trail is re join at Lama hotel.
Lama hotel to Syabru : Easier to come down and back.
Syabru to Sing Gompa. There are two alternative routes to Goshaikund starting at Syabru. This one is commonly considered as a normal route also as a popular one
Sing Gompa to Goshaikund (4,300 m.) This route includes Laurebinayak at (3,930 m.) Saraswati Kund and Bhairab Kund are the most attractive ones on this trek
Goshaikund to Ghopte (3,480 m.) The trail leads to northern part of Goshaidkund and there seems a challenge of corssing the Laurebinayak pass (4,600 m. approxmately). After 4 till 5 hours of trek will arrive at Ghopte for camping
Ghopte Kutumsang (2,470 m.). Except ascending to Tharepati an elevation to (3,400 m.) the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route. Attractive mountain views as well as local peoples' life style, culture, customs would be additional subject of interests.
Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,200 m.). Instead of coming down to Kathmandu one can extend the itinerary to enjoy another spectacular view from Chisapani.
Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,200 m.). Nagarkot is the most beautiful spot to watch sunrise and sunset view.
Drive back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot.