Right next to Tibet, north of Kathmandu, the Langtang Valley is a good option for those who want to avoid the much-crowded areas of Everest and Annapurna. It is rich in landscape, with rushing rivers, forests and pastures and high mountains around 7000 meters of altitude. There are a good number of different itinerary options, including or not the Gosainkund lakes or linking with Helambu.
16 days / 15 nights full trip in Nepal (minimum recommended)
13 days’ trek
Low hardness. With no technical difficulties
Highest altitude 4980m
Highest altitude overnight 4165m
Local mountain guide English speaking
Meals and overnight in lodges during the trek
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu
Transfers in private vehicle and private jeep to and from trek (bus in option)
The Langtang valley and the sacred lakes of Gosainkund is a quiet and beautiful area located in the north of Kathmandu right next to Tibet and is a highly recommended destination for those who want to trek quietly in Nepal, as their routes are not too physically demanding (although now the route has a little more up and down than before the earthquake of 2015) and do not pose too many problems of altitude sickness as during the tour the overnights lodges are not too high. Moreover, this area traditionally receives far fewer hikers than the Everest or Annapurna region treks, so it is an area chosen by all those who do not like crowds.
The landscapes range from the jungles and dense forests full of wildlife, with langurs, thousands of birds and even black bears and the rare red panda (which you will hardly see) to the alpine areas and yak pastures at the foot of high, white peaks over 6000 meters, through the lakes of Gosainkund in a wild environment and filled with thousands of devotees in the August full moon festival.
The human presence, of Tamang population and, to a lesser extent, Sherpa, that we find especially at the beginning and at the end, make it also interesting at a cultural level, with a clear Buddhist presence in the whole area.
There are different tour options depending on the days available, and since the tour is in the shape of an “H”, it can also be done partially. For example, the trek could be shortened by two days eliminating the days around Kyanjin Gompa and the Gosainkund lakes, but you can also choose to do only the Langtang valley, in what would be a 7-day trek, or only the Gosainkund valley in 5 or 7 days, or other variations. As with all treks, overnight stays may vary slightly.
For more trained people and climbers, Kyanjin Gompa can be reached in just two days. And it can also be extended by coming from or going to very close to Kathmandu on the Helambu-Langtang trek, or crossing from Kyanjin Gompa to Gosainkund by remote Ganja-la, in a demanding and remote three-day overnight camping trek.
WE ENJOY TALKING WITH YOU
Contact us to obtain the complete dossier of this itinerary, inquiry for all the information you need and ask us any questions you may have.