View From Laouribina on The Way to Gosaikund Lake.
The Holy Lake Gosaikund
Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu Trek. It goes from the Holy Gosainkunda to the rich valley of helambu via the Langtang, at the border with Tibet. Lying at about 4,380meters, glacial Gosain kund (kund means Lake) is an important pilgrimage center. Every year, during the monsoon, a festival takes place on full moon night attracting thousand of Hindus, both Nepalese and Indian, who come here to worship Shiva? According to legend, the water of the lake was created when Shiva flung his trident onto the rocks. Then, this usually quiet place, with only a few lodges, is transformed into a hive of activity. Festivities take place everywhere and food and accommodation can be very expensive.
The narrow, high valley of langtang, tucked in between Langtang Lirung (7,234m) to the north and a range of lower mountains (6,000m) to the south, attracts fewer pilgrims and trekkers. It is sparsely populated and access is difficult. Nevertheless, the region offers surprising contrasts. Up to 3,000 meters, the progression occurs along the Langtang khola which runs through a narrow gorge. Among the valley grow up several bamboos jungle and forests. After Langtang village, where the National park headquarters are located, the valley becomes wider and forests become alpine grasslands. Kyanjin Gyang or kyanjin Gompa (3,950m), the last inhabited hamlet, serves as a summer pasture for Yak herds. This is the closest you can get to the glacial area of the High Himalaya which from the border with Chinese Tibet.
The helambu lying 70 kilometers to the northeast of Kathmandu, Helambu, sometimes called Helmu, is celebrated for its picturesque villages, magnificent views and mild weather. The region is prosperous and hospitable and is mainly populated with Sherpa’s, distantly connected to the ethnic Sherpa’s found in the eastern region of Khumbu, around Everest. The valley drained by the Melamchi khola, lies at a mid-range altitude and there are daily connections between the capital and the villages of Sundarijal and Panchkhal. For these reasons, Helambu is a popular trek, especially among amateurs and trekkers in a hurry. Indeed trekking to Gosainkund, Langtang and Helambu is considered fairly simple, but only if they are undertaken separately. Combining all three places makes for a difficult and specialized trek. The crossing the Ganja La, (5,106m) specifically requires the services of a special mountaineer Guide.
Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). transfer to hotel.
Day 02. Drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabru Besi (1462m) by Jeep / Mini bus, via Trisuli Bazaar – Syabrubensi. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03. Trek to Lama Hotel (2581m).
Day 04. Trek to Langtang Village (3307m).
Day 05. Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3800m).
Day 06. Tserko Ri (5033m) climbing or hiking around hidden valley.
Day 07. Trek back to Lama Hotel.
Day 08. Trek to Thulo Syapru (2380).
Day 09. Trek to Pati Bhanjyang (3500).
Day 10. Trek to Gosainkunda(4320).
Day 11. Crossing Lauribinayak Pass (4609m) and trek to Ghopte.
Day 12. Trek to kutumsang.
Day 13. Trek to Chisopani.
Day 14. Trek to Nagarkot.
Day15. Trek to Chagunarayan Tample Drive back to via Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Day 17. Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 18. Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.