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Langtang & Gosaikund Pass Trek


This tremendous adventure Langtang valley & Gosaikunda pass trek offers breathtaking scenery of massive mountains of Langtang Lirung 7,245 m including Gangchenpo 6,378 m, Dorje Lakpa 6,996 m, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830 m, Naya Kanga 5,845 m and the huge bulk of Shishapangma 8,012 m in Tibetan side. Langtang valley & Gosaikunda pass trek is a fascinating adventure trip with this awesome journey of an interesting drive through Nuwakot and Rasuwa area passing though amazing landscapes and farm villages and town of Trishuli bazaar to Ramche and to Syabrubesi via Dhunche, the headquarter of Langtang National Park and Rasuwa district, drive continues to Syabrubesi large Tamang village, then walking towards the scenic valley gorge surrounded by pristine rhododendron, Oaks, Juniper and pines forest with thick bamboo stalks where the home of endangered elusive Red Panda are found trek continues to the large mountain village at Langtang visiting this lovely traditional villages with its friendly locals with rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion from here heading to the high picturesque Langtang valley and at Kyangjin a large settlement of Tamang and Bhotias people. Langtang & Gosainkunda pass surrounded by Nepal second largest National Park, established in 1970/1971 regarded as the first Himalayan National Park with the area of 1,710 sq km.
Adventure continues to holy Gosainkunda glacial lakes through interesting villages of Thulo Sybru and Sing Gomba also known as Chandanbari and into enchanting rhododendron thick forest with views of lofty mountains of Langtang Lirung 7,245 m/23,622 ft, visiting the holy lakes of Saraswatikund, Bhairav Kund, Suryakund and Gosainkund. This adventurous walk allows you to observe the local life styles the main highlight of Langtang & Gosainkund pass trek being in the holy Gosaikunda lake, an alpine freshwater glacial pond at an elevation of 4,350 m/ 14,370 ft
After a good time for holy Gosainkund, to trek leads to a traverse then crossing high Gosainkund pass also known as East Lauribinayak La 4,640 m/15,121 ft, and trekking to Sundarijal via Ghopte, Kutumsang and Chisopani with a short drive to Kathmandu after a magnificent grand time in the high mountains with the fine service of Experience Treks expert staffs.

Trip Highlights:
01. Trekking to Nepal`s first Himalayan National Park, Langtang National Park
02. Hiking to Langtang valley, holy & frozen Lake of Gosainkund, Bhairav Kund, Saraswati Kund & Surya Kund
03. Visiting an old age of monasteries, cultures & religion
04. Enjoying the grandeur views of different mountains over 7,000 m high mountains
05. An experience of the life styles of local people in the region
06. Has a chance of staying in the local home, communicate with local people & observe the local customs & tradition
07. Had the great opportunity to explore the botanical research & study
08. Trekking for all seasons despite heavy rain in the summer & cold & heavy snowing in the winter
09. Experienced the fresh cheese & observed its factories in Sing Gompa & Kyangjin Gompa
10. Nepal`s third popular trekking destination



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Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
A day in Kathmandu with full day sightseeing tour.

Day 03:
Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m/09 hrs journey.

Day 04:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/06 hours.

Day 05:
Trek to Langtang village 3,430 m/06 hours.

Day 06:
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3,800 m/04 hours.

Day 07:
Rest days in Kyangjin for acclimatisation day and side excursion

Day 08:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/06 hrs.

Day 09:
Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,135 m/05 hrs.

Day 10:
Trek to Sing Gomba 3,330 m/05 hours

Day 11:
Trek to Gosainkund 4,350 m/05 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Ghopte 3,440 m/06 hrs.

Day 13:
Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m/06 hours

Day 14:
Trek to Chisopani 2,200 m/07 hrs.

Day 15:
Trek to Sundarijal 1,460 m & drive to Kathmandu.

Day 16:
Depart from Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.

Service includes

• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Sabrubesi by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include

• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

 Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports, our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with full day sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites; the temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard; a full day sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.

Day 03:
Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m/07-09 hours.
Beginnings this adventurous trips with a driving journey of the winding mountain road to towns and many farm villages with bigger town of Trisuli Bazaar, drives from the journey continues uphill to cooler area leaving behind rice fields to maize and millet terraced as the country changes to different cultures, and then reaching at Dhunche 1,965 m, a major town of Rasuwa district, drive continues downhill for another two hours to the large Tamang village at Syabrubesi for overnight stop.

Day 04:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/06 hours.
First day walk leads to a climb for few hours then with rest of the trekking on pleasant winding paths to terraced farm fields and small villages, then the walk comes to a trail of Thulo Syabru near Riverside Lodge with thick bamboo stalks, walk from here leads to thick rhododendron,Oaks,Alder & bamboo forest in the river gorge following the Langtang glacier river upstream all the way to Lama Hotel for overnight stop, a small settlement with few lodges in the middle of rhododendron & Alder forest on the bank of Langtang river.

Day 05:
Trek to Langtang village 3,430 m/06-07 hours.
Morning starts with a great walk into the cool serene forest following the raging river and the gorge for three hours then reaching at Ghoretabla 3,000 m located in the midst of thick woods of pines, and rhododendron here onwards one can feel the gain in altitude. Ghoretabela means "Horse Stable". After a good break walk continues then reaching at Langtang village situated in beautiful valleys after a nice day trek with time to visit this interesting Tibetan cultural villages.

Day 06:
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3,800 m/04 hours.
After a wonderful moment at Langtang village, morning walk on the gradual path for a short time, then it continues with an uphill coming to a Maniprayer wall walk leads further east as the valley open in V shape of fabulous views then of snowcapped mountains as the trek progress of this high altitude then reaching to overnight stop at Kyangjin Gompa, a scenic picturesque place overlooking mountains in all direction with nearest peak Langtang Lirung 7, 245 m and its glacier and icefall, Kyangjin Gompa houses a small monastery on the ridge top near the glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangjin Gompa area there are more than ten lodges with a cheese factory.

Day 07:
Rest days in Kyangjin for acclimatization and local excursion.
A full day at leisure to acclimatize an optional excursion into this lovely valley surrounded by numerous snowcapped mountains

Day 08:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/07 hrs.
After a wonderful time of beautiful Langtang valley and Kyangjin trek back on the long downhill walk to Lama Hotel for the overnight halt.

Day 09:
Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,135 m/06 hrs.
From Lama Hotel, morning walk leads to a descend to Langtang Khola after crossing the bridge walks through the dense bamboo, oaks and rhododendron forest, on leaving the woodland a steep uphill walk to Thulo Syarbu village for overnight stop.

Day 10:
Trek to Sing Gomba 3,330 m/05 hours.
Morning walk leads to a dense pine and rhododendron forest till it reaches a small Dimsa village with panoramic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. From here, the walk follows an uphill path of rhododendron, hemlock, Pines and oaks forests and with gradual descend reaching at Sing Gomba also known as Chandanbari, a moderate quaint village with Cheese processing factory and a Monastery.

Day 11:
Trek to Gosaikund 4,350 m/14,632 ft/05 hrs.
Slowly as the trek progress of the main highlight of this great adventure, morning walk leads to gradual climbs into thick forest of pine and rhododendron trees and to Lauribinayak 3,932m /12,900 ft via Laurebina and Cholang Pati. This area from Sing Gomba and Lauribinayak regarded the home of Red Panda an endangered mammal species. Walk from here on the downhill trail to holy Gosainkund Lake for the overnight halt with amazing fabulous view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung as far to Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range in the far horizon.

Day 12:
Trek to Ghopte 3,440 m/07 hrs.
Today a long walk on leaving holy Gosaikunda Lake the trek to leads to Ghopte following a path climbing at first and crossing a moraine with three small ponds, walking furthers with an ascend then crossing Gosaikund pass or east Lauribinayak La at 4,640 m/15,121ft, from here a long descend after crossing a rocky ridge and through throny plants, juniper and rhododendron trees on the winding path to reach Ghopte for the overnight stop. Ghopte a small settlement with few teahouses serving as lodges the name Ghopte meaning over hanging rock caves.

Day 13:
Trek to Kutumsang 2,445 m via Mangengoth 3,285 m/06 hrs.
After a hard previous day walk and in complete wilderness, today although a long day to Kutumsang but on the easy and moderate trail through dense forest with a short climb to Tharepati 3,690 ms. A nice spot on the high ridge overlooking snowcapped peaks of Jugal Himal range including Ganesh Himal range & Manaslu, probably a lunch break here, after a nice stop walking for few hours to Mangengoth, a nice spot with a large green field with an Army Barrack. Walk from here leads to farm areas and rural villages to Kutumsang village for overnight stop this area inhabited by Hyalmo, Sherpa and Tamang hill tribe

Day 14:
Trek to Chisopani 2,200 m/07 hours.
Morning journey to the winding path of few ups and down through farm terraces and villages till Gul / Golfu Bhanjyang 2,125 m. From here onwards journey leads near Kathmandu valley, the walk is pleasant through numerous farm villages and reaching at Chilipling village perched on a ridge, from this village a short descend at Patibhanjyang & immediately uphill haul to the overnight stop at Chisopani a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop en route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu valley, a place with panoramic viewpoint for sunrise and sunset over array of snow-capped mountains from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang & Jugal Himal to Gaurishankar.

Day 15:
Three hours trek to Sundarijal 1,440 m & an hour drive to Kathmandu.
The last day of this wonderful adventure passes through enchanting forest and farmlands with a pleasant walk to the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438 m offering panorama of Kathmandu valley, then descending to the small town at Sundarijal on outskirt of Kathmandu valley, from here completing this amazing journey with a short drive to Kathmandu via the famed Bouddhanath with its huge Buddhist Stupa on reaching Kathmandu check into respective hotel with afternoon free for recreation & shopping on the last day in Nepal.

Day 16:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in this magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.

You could take the private vehicle for your comfortable journey. You could take more days or less days depending on your walking pace & comfortable. You could do either 2 days Kathmandu valley city sightseeing or one day or none. The same way, you could choose your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu according to your interest & budget. Thanks !


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

For More Information
If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
Or, you can even place your inquiry at our official websites http://www.experiencenepaltreks.com.np

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