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langtang gosaikunda trekking

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Maximum number of tourists: 1
Price per tour: 660 USD
Duration: 0 hours
Distance: 0 km
Tour by: karki Baburam (Date: 11.03.2013)

Tour description



Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path then moves along a gravel road. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 2
Trek from Dunche to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3250m.) takes about 6-7 hours. The trail from follows a steeply ascending path and allowing views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan Mountains and oak, hemlock and fir forests. The path then gently ascends for some distance and before following on a flat level to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3
Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about 5-6 hours. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views. To the west lies Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4
Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.). The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 5
Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours. Until Tharepati, the trail ascends through forests of rhododendron, oak and bamboo along with other natural vegetation. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6
Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours. From Kutumsang, you climb a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Beyond Gul Bhanjyang, your trek ascends to a ridge with splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. You then descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police check post. From here it is almost a two hour climb to Chisopani. Stay overnight at lodge
Day 7
Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour. Leaving Chisopani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forests to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley. You now begin descending steeply through dense forests of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon you are down into Sundarijal where you pick up your transport back to Kathmandu.

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