Langtang- Gosaikund : Trek to the border of Nepal and Tibet in this scenic trek in the Langtang region. With the beautiful high mountain lakes in the holy lake of Gosainkunda this trek to the northern Nepal provides a great relief and an exotic adventure to all.
Trekkers will visit the outskirt of the Langtang National park. Along with the wide diversity of the wilderness, the remote villages also show for the unique lifestyle and culture they incorporate with. These lands are mainly inhabited by the Tamang and Sherpa who originated from Tibet. Throughout this adventure, the beauty of the majestic mountains like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Naya Kangri (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) becomes even more imminent. The rich flora and fauna along with the beautiful rivers and waterfalls make this trek rich in culture and nature. As we move down to the Langtang Valley, the 360-degree panoramic view of the northern mountains makes this trek feel heavenly and picturesque.
Gosaikunda (4,460m)– the Holy lake for Hindu is one of the most religious sites in Nepal and is the major highlight of this trek. Famous for both trekkers and pilgrims, this place attracts thousands of tourist from within and outside Nepal. The steep trails, rocky steps make this route both challenging and fun. High Altitude Sherpa Trek has an expert group of guides who will brief you about the trek. We will also take care of all the paperwork and accommodation while you concentrate on your trek.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to syabrubesi
Day 03: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Day 05: Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba
Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel:
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Thulo Shyaphru Village
Day 09: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa
Day 10: Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda
Day 11: Gosaikunda to dhunche
Day 12: Dhunche to kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the langtang gosaikunda trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Trek preparation.
A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing around world heritage sites, temples and Stupas the places like Hindu temple Pashupati Nath, Bouddha stupa, Patan durbar square, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple with expert city guide. You will acknowledge the real history and culture of Kathmandu. In Evening preparation for the Langtang Go sainkunda Pass trek. O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu (1,460m): 8-9 hours.
An early morning drive starts from Kathmandu Machapokhari to Syabrubesi for 8 to 9 hours. The drive heads east from Kathmandu passing Trishuli. The bumping road from Trishuli fallows to Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at Syabrubensi. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 6 hours.
From syabrubesi start the trek through jungle, normally gentle up trek takes us to Bamboo at the height of 1970 meters for lunch where we will have our lunch. Then again we walk through the jungle to Rimche (2455m) after wards few steps ahead we arrive Lama Hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m): 6 hours.
Firstly fallowing jungle along the side of Langtang River and the trail goes up to Thomna (2,990m) on the middle of forests and goes on to Ghodatabela (2972m) for lunch. Our trek carries on Langtang crossing Thyangsyapu (3140m). We would explore some grazing ground of yaks on the way and also chance to visit Monastery before reaching Langtang Village. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Trekking Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m): 3 hours.
Our trek goes normally climbs through tiny villages like Mundu Singdum and Yamphu (3640m) and yak pastures as the Langtang valley extends and the Himalayas scenery comes near. Passing several small streams and moraines along the open valley, after we reach Kyanjin Gumba we have free time. You may explore around. Kyanjin offers the excellent views of Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), langtang Ri peak (6,370m) and many more including yala peak from a bit further. O/n at hotel.
Day 07: Explore around Kyanjin Gumba
Today is our main day of the trek. As you hike around anywhere from your Hotel you will be seeing marvelous scenery. If you interested to view glacier the Langtang Lirung Glacier would be good selection but the better option of Langtang Gosaikunda trekking would be to hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m) or Tserko Ri (4,984m) this two view point offers dazzling view of himalays of langtang region. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours.
After the massive views of Kyanjin we back to lama Hotel walking mostly downhill. The normal downhill until Ghoda Tabela for lunch but fro here we enter the thick jungle and trek leads steep down to Lama Hotel for 6 to 7 hours walk. O/n at hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Shyaphru Village (Langtang to Gosaikunda trek area) 2,250m: 6 to 7 hours walk.
In the starting the trek gentally goes down through forests and arrived at bamboo for lunch. The further ahead from bamboo we meet two trails one goes to Thulo Shyabru and another goes to Syabrubesi. We take left trail and climb hill to Thulo Syabru Sherpa village. This is village in open area. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m) : 4-5 hours.
Today we trek to Sing Gumba , firstly we enter and climb through the forests of Oak, Hemlock and firs to Foprang danda (3,200m) where from we will see the Langtang and Ganesh Himal Himalayan range with Tibetan mountains. We will find well settled local cheese factory and also Buddhist Monastery at Sing gompa also known as Chandanbari. O/ n at hotel.
Day 11: Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda( 4,380m): 6 hours.
We fallow the rugged trail enjoying the dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893m), Mt. Manaslu (8,256m) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m) even Annapurna Himalayan range can be seen gently behind far way and to the north Langtang Lirung. We pass the town like Chyolangpati (3,654m) and Laurebina (3,910m) today. We see the several lakes in Gosainkunda but the major three are SaraswotiKunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is holy pilgrimage lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 12:-Gosaikunda to dhunche all down 5 hours walking. O/n at hotel.
Day 13:- dhunche to kathmandu by private jeep/car: 6-7 Hours. O/n at hotel.
day 14:Departure from Kathmand.
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.Sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
10. Lightweight gloves
11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Fleece liner gloves
13.Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15. Lightweight cotton long pant
16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17. Fleece or wool pants
18. Gore-Tex jacket
19. Gore-Tex jacket trouser
20. thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22. Hiking boots with spare laces
23. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25. Headlamp and batteries
26. Basic First Aid Kit
27. Day pack approximately 40L to 45L .
28. Water bottles (2)Toiletries
29. Small wash towel
30. Swise nkife
31. Leap gurd 30spf
32. Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape –1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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