Remote Langtang Trek
Why take this trip?
• Experience what it's like to trek through wilderness and from one small village to the next
• Walk through Rhododendron forest and then higher into white Himalayan vistas and fantastic lush greenery. The diversity of this trek is truly spectacular
• Reach the holy Gosaikunda Lake which is visited by Hindu pilgrims in Autumn at Janaipoornima festival. Taking a dip into the lake is said to cleanse the body from all sins
• Climb to the beautiful Lauribinayak pass at 4,609m, the highest point of this 8 day trek
• Experience the culture of the ethnic Tamang tribe which inhabit most of the villages along the way
This was a basic/budget trip, but despite that everything was fabulous! From the guides to the staff to the group, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was perfect from beginning to end!
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1,338m)
Upon your arrival, a representative from Wild Guanabana will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in.
Day 2: Kathmandu Drive to Dunche (2,030m,) (B/L/D)
We’ll pick you up from your Hotel and hit the road through the terraced fields and villages till we reach Trisuli Bazaar. After lunch, we’ll go through the scenic valley until the Tamang settlement of Dunche. We’ll walk around, explore and take in the picturesque village and stay overnight in the lodge. (Driving time is approximately 6 to 7 hours).
Day 3: Trek to Shing Gompa (3,250m) (B/L/D)
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll leave the village and follow the trail passing the terraced potato fields and cross over a small stream on an old school wooden bridge. We’ll go on to climb up a steep ascent through gorgeous forests and a cliff for a striking view of the rocky mountain of Gosaikund deep in the valley. We’ll have lunch on an elevated flat area soon after then continue our ascent on a ridge filled with Rhododendrons. Upon completing this ascent, we’ll join the path coming from Kyanjin Gompa. After we come to a flank with bare trees, we will arrive in Shing Gompa where there is small cheese factory and an old Buddhist monastery which we’ll visit this evening. We’ll stay overnight in the lodge. (Walking time is approximately 5 to 6 hours).
Day 4: Shing Gompa Lauribinayek (3,920m) (B/L/D)
Today’s climb trail is steep up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between the rich, moist forests on the northern slopes, which is the sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear, and the dry scrub vegetation on the southern slopes. We’ll reach Chalang Pati and then we’ll enter the peaceful Goisakund protected area where animal killing, lighting wood fires and grazing goats are prohibited. As the trail steeply takes us up to Laurebina Yak (3920m), you will enjoy the ravishing views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung. We’ll stay overnight in the lodge. (Walking time 3 to 4 hours).
Day 5: Lauberina Yak trek to Gosainkund (4,380m) (B/L/D)
We’ll start the day off by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lake at around 4100 meter. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. We’ll then eventually get to the third and largest lake known as Gosainkund (4460m), which takes about 40 minutes to walk around. Goisakund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. Legend has it, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. We’ll stay overnight at the teahouse (Walking time is approximately 3 to 4 hours).
Day 6: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4,600 m.) descend to Ghopte (3,430 m.) (B/L/D)
The path skirts the northern shore of Gossainkund and climbs along a rough trail, marked with rock cairns, towards the Laurebina La pass (4,610m). The descent from the pass can be very difficult and caution is advised. The descent is initially very steep but levels out slightly after a while, following a ‘middle’ valley then taking the lower trail to Phedi (3,500m). The trail from here is no less difficult with a dramatic drop to the right. Through forest and ravines we finally reach the head of the valley. Then, atop a spur, we come across the first glimpse of our overnight destination, Ghopte. After dark, from Ghopte, we can see the lights of Trisuli Bazaar far below.Stay overnight in Lodge. (Walking time 06/07 hours).
Day 7: Ghopte Trek to Thare Pati - (3,510 m) (B/L/D)
Having left the big mountains behind a series of foothill ridges now dominate the landscape. We’ve a short day’s trek through alpine landscape. Soon we meet the trail that merges with the Helambu Circuit. Tharepati is at a short way further along, perched on the crest of the hill. Stay overnight in Lodge. (Walking time 02/03 hours)
Day 08: Thare Pati - Kutumsang (2,471 m) (B/L/D)
A comfortable day’s walk along a well- defined path. Via Mangengoth (3,150m) we climb again to a saddle adorned by fluttering prayer flags. An hour from Mangengoth, the forest opens onto a wide hillside and we reach another trail junction. Ahead is the Tamang village of Kutumsang, its ridge-top location giving way to terraced fields on either side. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 09: Kutumsangu - Chisapani (2,194 m) (B/L/D)
From Kutumsang, in early morning we can see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chisopani (2194m). It takes about six hours to reach. Chisapani is another view point of sunrise and sunset. Besides, we would explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle. Overnight at Chisopani.
Day 10: Chisapani - Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1,330m) (B)
Chisopani is one of the best places from where one can enjoy the super views of Himalayas, wonderful, Hills & sunrise/sunset views can be seen. You will see the Tamang Habitants and will follow the trail across the Mulkharka and Shivapuri National Park. Then drive Sundarijal to Kathmandu which takes approximately an hour from Sundarijal.
Day 11: Fly back home (B)
We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures
• Arrival and departure by Private Car
• Meals as stated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner)
• Kathmanu Sabru Bensi and Sundarijal Kathmandu by Jeep or Private Bus
• Accommodation in Simple Tea Houses during the Trekking (Double Room Basis)
• Trekking Porters including Insurance
• Trekking Guide including Insurance
• Trekking maps
• Langtang National Park (Trekking) permit and Conservation fee
• International flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
• Nepal Visa Fee (US$25 for 15 days)
• Your Travel Insurance
• Drinks and Dessert on the mountain and main meals in the cities
• Tips and gratuity