Langtang Region Trek
The Spiritual Shaman Gosaikunda Trek is one of the ideal combinations of easier and beautiful treks. This route is recognized as modest that will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. It is said that the earthquake of 2015 caused some devastation in this region. Before that, the area was one of the most accepted destinations on the trekking map. This journey is very precious with hard-to-believe alpine scenery, attractive culture, and at ease accommodation. Walking is not that very tiring with all those beauties around.
The trip passes with the heritages of Sherpa that greet you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the customary farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major work of restricted people residing in the villages. Similarly, you may discover Lauribina for panoramic views. On top of that, there are the massive Himalayas that add prettiness to nature. The valley is a residence to many rare animals of Nepal such as the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. On the way, you will be viewing Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, etc. This trek is a simple option and includes a very negligible cost compared to other treks.
The villages offer you information about the exclusive culture and tradition of the Sherpa communities. Similarly, Shin Gompa is a vital religious landmark. People residing here mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. You will enjoy the contented and pleasant trek that provides you pleasure and information at the same time.
Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.
Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city.
We will be driving by tourist coach. It will take about 7-9 hours. We will be heading north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills. Our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path moves through the gravel road. The way might be blocked sometimes due to rainy seasons. We will drive towards our destination either through a local bus or land cruiser. Overnight stay will be at Dhunche.
The first fraction of our trek ascends slowly through a mineral water factory. We keep on moving until we reach Ghatte Khola (stream). We will be transitory a suspension bridge above this stream. After that, trekkers will start to trek sheer up until Shin Gompa. On the way, you will view pine, silver oak, and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. You will also become aware of an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa. Overnight hang about will be at Shin Gompa.
On this day, we scale through thick woodland to Cholangpati. After that, we take a sheer path to Lauribinak. You can watch splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, and far-away Annapurna from there. Similarly, alpine landscape comes into our focus as we make our way towards the holy pools of Gosaikunda. There are 3 chief lakes in this region. They include Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda . According to Hindu legends, the area is known as the provisional home of Lord Shiva. Therefore, it is measured a prime area of center for thousands of pilgrims. They make the extended trip to the pools in August each year.
The lane leads through lush rhododendron forests, sacred lakes, and over 70 glaciers of unreliable sizes. You may watch the tall peaks nearby you. Surya Peak is located in the north of Gosaikunda lake. The peak is very simple to climb. It only takes around 4 hours to arrive at the top. The climb doesn’t engage any scientific difficulties. You may view the splendid views of the Gosaikunda and from the top of the peak. The day is the best-looking of the whole trip. Do not forget to imprison this instant on your camera. We will stay all night at this place.
This is the day of attainment because we top Laurebina pass. We will be taking the bright prayer flags to rejoice the moment and take in the mountain panorama if possible. We make our way down the sheer after that. You may view natural wilds on the way to Phedi. Red pandas and Snow leopards are the rare animals of this section. If you are fortunate, they may greet you on the way to Phedi. Finally, we reach your destination at Ghopte to stay overnight.
The trek to Dhunche needs about 5-6 hours. The primary fraction of the path is dry land which is sharply down. On the other hand, the next part of the path is downward through pine, silver, oak, and rhododendron forests. You will also watch the uncommon Marijuana plant up to your cross suspension bridge. The Sing Gompa brook is very famous in this location. The path stretches through some human settlements and mineral water factories. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
We take the next dramatic morning drive back to Kathmandu. We will wave a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic mountains. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is included.
The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on this trek. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer!
Today’s breakfast is included.
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1. Domestic Flight
The flights are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.
2. A typical Trekking hours per day
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.
3. Health Issues
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.
4. Altitude Sickness
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.
5. Safety and security
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety:
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.
7. Recommended Equipment
Your personal budget will totally depend on your spending habits and things that are included in your trip. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, it is suggested to bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes might cost you extra. You might also like to but some crafts/souvenirs along the trekking route for which you have to bring extra cash.
We generally consider autumn as the best season for this trek. In this season, you may experience beautiful mountains and green hills. The weather is normally clear with mild to warm days. You may also practice cold nights.
The decision to rent a porter is up to you and typically decided by your level of fitness and/or budget. However, one porter can be shared between two people and may carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers prefer to hire a porter to possess a more comfortable trek.
To do the Trek, you need a legitimate passport, a tourist Visa, two passport-size photographs for trekking permits and travel insurance which is very essential.
Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trail. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail that will let you use their toilet. But incase of an emergency you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby.
You can find various ways to access the web. If you have purchased a SIM card, you will be able to use data to access the internet. However, the network connection for both communication and internet access might not be consistently good. As you progress higher, the connection may get weak. You will be able to get Wi-Fi service from the tea houses, but please expect to be charged for this.