Gosainkunda Trekking

The Langtang – Gosaikunda trek offer an opportunity for the trekkers and adventures to follow in Bill Tillman’s wake and rediscover the Himalayan passes, pristine valley and diverse ethno culture he found in 1949. Though easily accessible from Kathmandu it remains relatively unspoiled and less developed trekking in Nepal. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosaikunda trekking through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyanjin Gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring. Helambu trek covers the diverse range of brilliant green valleys, misty rhododendron forests, and distant horizons of snowy peaks and the vivid contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. The Helambu trek is the ideal short trek and this Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Here in Helambu you will experience the yolmo culture of high mountains villages, marvel at vistas of lonely high mountains and watch enthralled as the farmers toil in the fields using hand made tools and teams of water buffalo. Helambu valley trek noted for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate, lie in the north of the Kathmandu Valley A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620m with an excellent view into Tibet is simply breathtaking.

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Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel, just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu  
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After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square. Evening: welcome dinner hosted by Basanta Adventure. O/N at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu
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This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trisuli valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8-9 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. From Syabru we'll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. We'll relax tonight at a local teahouse. O/N at Buddha lodge in Syabru Besi
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After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the up stream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel. O/N at Lama Guest House in Lama Hotel
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Today we'll have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we'll stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. After lunch we'll walk another three hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we'll relax for the evening. O/N at Village View Lodge in Langtang
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After breakfast this morning we'll leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjin Gompa. From here we'll also have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. We'll visit surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses as we relax for the evening at teahouse. O/N at Yala Peak Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa
Today you may have full day of rest and relaxation at the surrounding area. We'll be able to simply relax and enjoy the views or to explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha kharka depends on your fitness and interest. We'll back to hotel for overnight stop. O/N at Yala Peak Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa
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This morning we'll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy down hill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we'll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village. O/N at Lama Guest House in Lama Hotel
Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we'll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it's beside us. Firstly easy down hill follows the river bank but last part steeply up hill for couple of hours to get to the village. O/N at Langtang View Lodge in Thulo Syabru
From Syabru the trail takes a steep climb to Dursagang and then through the forests of hemlock and oak passing an old chorten to the top of the ridge at Fop rang Danda and then to Chadan Bari which is at an elevation of 3330m, this place’s main attraction is Sing Gompa. This place is commonly known as Sing Gompa than Chadan Bari. O/N at Panorama Lodge in Sing Gompa
Climbing steeply from Sing Gompa at several points the trail crossing behind the ridges moves in deep forests to Chalang Pati, walk from here will enter us to the protected areas of Gosaikunda. The other point where we trek on the way to Gosaikunda is Laurebina Yak. We continue to ascend to the ridge and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach to the lake Gosaikunda. O/N at Gosaikunda Guest House in Gosaikunda
Leaving Gosaikunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more small lakes, we reach to Laurebina La, then to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. O/N at Annapurna Lodge in Tharepati
This morning we begin our trek with a steep descent down a ravine where the vegetation changes first to large firs then to oak and rhododendron forest. Crossing over a stream via a suspension bridge, we follow the trail as it makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaun. The trail continues its descent to the Melamchi Khola (river). After crossing the bridge the trail begins to climb up the other side of the valley towards Tarkyagang. It's a long climb to this picturesque village, situated on a shelf high above the river. It's the largest village in Helambu and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region as well as a good place to take a rest and enjoy the views and overnight stop. O/N at Sherpa Lodge in Tarkyagang
We left the big village of Tarkyagang the trail makes a sweep around the head of the wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gagnjwal at around 2500m. The trail then drops down from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Finally we pass a Gompa before reaching the large village of Sermanthang for our overnight stop. This will be your last night with your trekking crew except trekking Guide. Trekking crew will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong. O/N at Mountain View Lodge in Sermanthang  
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After breakfast we'll follow the trail along the ridge all the way down to Melamchi. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge, passing numerous chortens before dropping down to Kakani. From here the trail descends again to the small village of Dubochaur and continues to descend even more steeply across the ridge to the junction of the Indrawati and Melamchi rivers. We'll cross the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River to reach at Melamchi Bazaar for our lunch. From here, we take a bus, along the Helambu highway which is not well settled and back to Kathmandu where we'll return to this evening. Arriving in Kathmandu we'll check in to our hotel with the remainder of the evening and night at leisure. O/N at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc. O/N at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu
Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight. You will require Rs. 1700 each for airport departure tax.
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Priya ShyamsundarProgram Director South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

“Thank you very much for organizing the Poon Hill Trek for us.  It was an absolutely fabulous trek for us and our German friends.  Climbing 4000 steps to Ulleri was a bit tough for the kids (and us), but we all made it.  The help we got during the trip made all the difference –   our guide and wonderful porters helped with the children and we didn’t have to worry about any of the trek related details; everything worked as it was meant to.  The kids still talk about Subash.  We enjoyed every moment of it – the walking, the company, the tea house lunches, the clean beds and good meals at night, and the fabulous Himalayas.”

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David Wells, United Kingdom

“The service provided by Basanta Adventures was excellent from the time we were met at the airport and taken to the Hyatt where Basanta Adventures came to our hotel with a detailed itinerary including 2 days sight seeing and then a 6 night trip from Lakpa to Nanche Bazaar with Gelzing acting as the Sherpa guide and 2 porters for a group of 3. We stayed at comfort lodges and the trip was excellent in terms of organisation and the trek itself to the base of Everest.

One of the most exciting trips that we have undertaken.

I can highly recommend Basanta Adventures.”

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Edwige and Martine, Solveil Vert, France

“We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river. Our young guide Dorge was like a friend, a brother, a mother. His day started early in the morning and he never went to bed before he had settled everything for us for the day and prepared for the following day, everything in the smallest details. Guide and driver were available almost day and night.”

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Thea Gibbs, Gap Year student 2001, United Kingdom

“Thank you all the help and support during my time in Nepal.

It has been such comfort both me and family to know that I could come to you with any problem and that you would do your best to help.”

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Helena, Gap Year Student, 2006

“This is just a quick note to thank you for all your help over the last few months. I really have had a time of my life and I am so sad to leave.”

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Birte Milne, Denmark

“I can’t find the words to express a big enough Thank You to you for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Everything was just such and wonderful experience. The first days with Kristian and his friends, the Trekking with Yam’s and Prem’s consideration, the scenery, villages and people, and finally our stay at Dwarika’s. We couldn’t have hoped or asked for anything more.

This is definitely a holiday I’ll never forget and would like to repeat. “

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Elizabeth and Robert Johnson, United Kingdom

“My Mum and I wanted to write and thank you for making our holiday so special, and for looking after us so well.  Many people in Britain were concerned about our safety when they saw Nepal on the news, but we never felt in danger – a credit to your expertise and care.  It was reassuring to know during our stay, that you had our best interest at heart in order for our itinerary to be completed safly, thank you also for both flower arrangements, those personal touches were very welcome. It was such an amazing time to visit your country, making it a holiday, which we will never forget.”

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Thomas Wells, Chairman of Future For Nepal.

“I regard Basanta Adventure as one of the best trekking organizations in Nepal- I recommend it for any individual who values a highly personalized, excellent service”.

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David Finnegan, United Kingdom

I was very grateful to Basanta Adventures, six years ago, for arranging my first visit to Nepal, the trek from Lukla to Chukhung and my climb of Island Peak….the company was superb in every way. So it was with total confidence that I asked them to help me put together a much longer and more varied trip for 2016.

What resulted was a totally bespoke trekking and climbing package for ‘two old gits’ that was not just substantially cheaper than the usual UK company offerings but was delivered with more professionalism, safety awareness and customer consideration than anything we had received from larger companies. Oh – and Gyalzen Sherpa brings another dimension with his cultural insights and explanations of living in the Khumbu region.

Highlights of our four week expedition? The 4WD journey from Kathmandu to where the road(?) ends and we start walking….the week we spent travelling through the foothills and learning about non-commercial life where few trekkers visit since the airport at Lukla opened….crossing all three major passes (17,000’+) made much easier by Basanta’s carefull preparation and acclimatisation…the blue of Gokyo Lakes……Everest, of course – but Ama Dhablam is more beautiful…..the Khumbu Icefall…the views from the three 18,000’+ peaks we climbed….Island Peak summit…….but above all these natural wonders is the highlight of meeting so many fantastic people and learning so much from them.

In summary, I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to many places around the world and with many companies….if you can, you MUST go to Nepal and if you do, you cannot do better than let Basanta Adventures arrange your trip.

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Edwige Martine, Founder, Solveil Vert, France

We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river.

Cost Per Person:

Pax 01pax 02 – 03pax 04 – 06pax 07 – 09pax 10 – 12pax S/S
Cost US$ 1536 US$ 1107 US$ 1047 US$ 843 US$ 779 US$ 47

 

Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation in Nirvana Garden Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • One half day guided sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All necessary entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in best available lodge en-route during trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter @ 2 clients (weight max. 15 kg per clients)
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • National park fee
  • Nepali staff daily wages
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by private vehicle for clients & Nepali staffs
  • Transportation Melamchi – Kathmandu by private vehicle for clients & Nepali staffs
  • Fully loaded medical kit box
  • Trekking kit bag to each group member

Cost Excluded:

  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Bar bills (hard and soft drinks)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Services not mention herein.

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