Trek Highlights

  • The aspiring journey to the Langtang region framed with religious beliefs, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek provides an opportunity to meet the central belief point of Hindus, Gosainkunda.
  • Langtang region is a less trodden area that helps to discover the hidden treasures of Langtang region in tranquility and more off-the-beaten-path
  • Remarkable sublimity of nature’s offerings, that comprises wonderful mountain vistas, high alpine meadows, cultural encounters and experience of diverse flora and fauna scattered in the region.
  • Staying in the locally owned teahouse, enjoying locally-cooked cuisine with a homely feel an opportunity to interact with indigenous people
  • Visit Kyangjing Gompa, the religious and cultural center of the region. It is regarded as the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the area, and so, devotees from the whole Langtang region, and beyond, visit the temple, particularly during festivals and other special events.
  • Traverse the challenging Laurebina La Pass (4,610), a vantage point where a pure magnificence panoramic view of numerous snowy Himalayan mountain range awaits you
  • The trail embark on a blanketed forest of oak, maple, pine trees with vibrant and fragrant rhododendron and plenty of other wildflowers in blossom
  • Visit Gosainkunda also known as the Frozen Lake (4,380m). It is one of the most precious pilgrimage sites bounded by outlandish mountains, the sight of this tranquil lake is totally astounding.
  • Taste the freshly made yak cheese in the cheese factory of Langtang.
  • Witness nine colored bird- Danfe (impyan), is the national bird of Nepal some others birds pheasant, babblers, crows that offer the fun of lively standing national park.
  • Observe the diverse religion and ethnicity of the Langtang region, Bhotes, Tamang, are primitively habitat which is totally Buddhist religious people and they have own dialect
  • The valley offers with the varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewed with daisies and wild animals making the trek one of the most diverse treks.
  • Throughout the way, spectacular mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mount, Gaurishanker, Mount Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Guangcheng, Yala peak and Naya Kanga seems to be marvelous.
  • Langtang is the home to spot red panda, musk deer, ghoral and birds like Warbler, red bulbul, Drongo, blue sky bird, Mikhail, woodpecker, pheasant, drove and many more
  • The amazing trail passing through Langtang River, alpine forest, stream, villages, and pastures are sure to make your trek unforgettable.
  • Explore the vibrant Kathmandu city filled with colorful market, alleys, temples, and monasteries.
  • The alpine forest blooms with rhododendrons in the spring. Yaks and mules are seen grazing on green meadows.
  • Buddhist prayers flags flutter around the shrines, and Langtang Lirung glisten in the background
  • Exciting suspension bridge swinging high over the rivers

Trek Overview

The Gosainkunda Trek via Lauribinayak Pass is a stunning expedition in the foothills of the dazzling Langtang Himal range. This spectacular journey encompasses the exploration of Langtang hidden valleys, the divine Gosainkunda lake, Langtang National Park and traversing Laurebina La pass. Majestic mountain views, startling landscape, tribal Tamang communities, high passes and vantage points all combine to this adventurous together with the exotic trip. Variance in elevation during along the trail gives rise to an alteration in climate patterns, vegetation and lifestyle adding a unique savor in this classic trekking route.

 The remarkable views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa ranges takes us to the serene Gosainkunda, where you can simply enjoy the unspoiled exquisiteness of the Himalayan foothills. According to Hindu mythology, after Lord Shiva swallowed poison to protect the Universe, he struck his trident to release a burst of water called Trishul Dhara, which is the source of Gosainkunda.

Also, this trek let you get an understanding of the Nepalese myth and culture. As the region comprises of different ethnic groups, you can eye on the diverse unique customs prevalent in Langtang through the Laurebina La pass trek. 

 Apart from this, you will be crossing the challenging but yet beautiful Lauberina La (4610m) where you can witness the majestic mountain views. This region looks marvelous during spring when rhododendrons are in bloom with Langtang and snowcapped mountain soar into the sky.

Laurebina la pass trekking, thus, add enthusiasm to your trip as you experience a blend of natural, cultural and religious appealing beauty of Langtang to that puts you through one incredible trekking trail to follow. The vibrant rhododendron forests blooming with pink, red, and white flowers will definitely brighten your day either you are trekking solo, family or school groups.

The trek begins from Syabru Besi, along the way to Kyanjin Gompa and the same way back until before riverside and turn upper hillside to Thulo Syabru to Gosaikunda and Laurebina pass to Tharepati to Sundarijal to Kathmandu. During the journey, you will trek through lush green hills, farmland, and blanketed forest of oak, maple and rhododendron trees. Additionally, the glimpse of the Himalayas in the trail revitalize you as such that you will reach in the destination without feeling exhausted

If you’re pondering in undertaking the Laurebina La trek, with family, individual or with school groups then  Nepal sanctuary Treks customize the trek according to your requirements. Our company furnishes with an experienced licensed guide, design the well-crafted itinerary in such a way that allows flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace. 

If school is planning to involve students with an international excursion to a remote location where you will support communities, learn about the culture and explore nature at the same time then Langtang Trek is an ideal option. Laurebina La Trek provides an opportunity to transform the student’s CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) experience into something they’ll evoke for the rest of their lives. Likewise, this lesser-trodden trek is also ideal for families with elder children and solo trekkers.

The best time of the year to trek Laurebina La Pass is autumn (Sep – mid-Dec), and spring (March-May). This is because the climates during these periods of the year are mild and generally dry, making your trek easier to accomplish. The autumn offers the trekkers with the spectacular views of the mountains while the spring will please you with the wilderness and beautiful rhododendron blooms.  Make sure you visit in rhododendron bloom season to capture the vistas of hills blanketed with Rhododendron flowers. Entire hills decorated with numerous colors from flowers is a sight to behold in the trip to Laurebina La Pass trek.

Laurebina La Pass Trek

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Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.
  2. Day 02: Optional Morning tour to the ancient marketplace and visit world’s UNESCO Heritage sites

    After breakfast, we will start our fresh morning by wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. You’ll witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer.

    We walk through a narrow alley and see people rushing. Observe the first hand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There is plenty of opportunities to buy something for your selves and lots of photo opportunities to capture in your camera.

    Next, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, and used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient sites situated in the traditional heart of Kathmandu that incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

    The most revered places of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the three-storied temple named Kumari Bahal. The structured like a typical Newari Vihara. In this house lives Kumari, a girl who is respected as the living goddess. During the festival of Indra Jatra, the Kumari is paraded around the square in a custom-built gilded chariot and worshipped by the people.

    The tallest temple of Kathmandu valley ‘Taleju Bhawani’ built in 1549 AD. This temple is deliberated to be the most outstanding work of art in the Durbar square and considered to be the royal goddess.

    Jagannath temple built in 16th century is well-known for erotic carvings, and the Hanuman Dhoka (the royal palace) is situated in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Kalbhairav is considered to be the destructor form of Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century, this, 10 ft. high stone statue of terrifyingly portrayed Kal Bhairav is sited near Jagannath temple.

    Temple of Shiva Parvati, rectangular in shape enshrines Nava Durga, a group of goddesses on the ground floor. It has a wooden image of Shiva and Parvati at the window of the upper floor looking out at passerby in Durbar Square.

    Swayambhunath:

    You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “Om Mani Padme Hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Boudhanath:

    Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in Nepal as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras. You can see the vibrant prayer flags tied to the stupa that conveys mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors signify the elements and the Five Pure Lights.

    Pashupatinath:

    Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to the Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

  3. Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,420m/4,658ft) approx 6 – 7hrs drive

     From an early start, we begin our trek by crossing over Bhote Khola (river) and soon we will be crossing another river (Langtang Khola). On the way, you will come across the dense bamboo forest and probably see a troop of Langur monkeys (Leaf Monkeys). Rimche is a better spot due to its location on high ground that offers a good view down the valley.

    Highlights:

    • Walk through the tranquil dense bamboo forest
    • You might encounter with Langur monkeys and it’s home to the endangered animal like red panda
    • Birds-eye views of the valley from Rimche
  4. Day 04: Syabru Besi to Rimche (2,455m/8,054ft) approx 6 ½ hrs hike

    From an early start we begin our trek by crossing over Bhote Khola (river) and soon we will be crossing another river (Langtang Khola). On the way you will come across dense bamboo forest and probably see a troop of Langur monkeys (Leaf Monkeys) and if you are lucky you might see Red pandas. Rimche is a better spot due to its location on high ground that offer a good view down the valley. We stay overnight in Rimche.

    Highlights:

    • Walk through dense bamboo forest
    • You might encounter with Langur monkeys and if you are lucky you might see red panda
    • Birds-eye views of valley from Rimche
    • Explore Sherpa settlement
  5. Day 05: Rimche to Langtang (3,330m/10,925ft) approx 5 – 6 hrs hike

    After an early breakfast, we will start a gentle climb through forest directs you to Gore Tabela, which is located in a wide valley.  Here, lies the Royal Nepali Army base camp, where they guard the National Park animals. We will get the first glimpse of the snowy Himalayan peaks namely Langtang Lirung to the north.  A lunch stop can be made before heading towards the alpine meadows and ascending up to Langtang. Continuing our trek we will reach Langtang within no time, being a traditional and historical village you will get to see the old culture of people strongly believe in Buddhism and practices Tibetan culture

    . Highlights:

    • Views of Langtang Lirung, Lakpa Dorje, Langtang I, II and other several peaks
    • Walk through an alpine meadow
    • Explore traditional and historical village called Langtang where people practice Buddhism and follow Tibetan rules.
    • You are likely to see langur monkeys, red bulbul, Drongo
  6. Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,730m/12,237ft) approx 4 hours hike

    After breakfast, we walk through the village of Langtang passing numerous stone mani walls, enclosed with Tibetan inscriptions to gratify the gods. It then climbs up gradually past the small villages of Mumdu and Sindum. The trail continues through yak meadowlands. After traversing the Langtang Khola to its south bank we ascent through a landscape scattered with huge boulders to a moraine where we will have the first glimpse of Kyanjin Gompa ahead of us, and the dramatic icefall flowing from the [peak of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Kinshung (6781m) north of us. The surroundings are spectacular and we get the opportunity to visit Cheese factory run by Government. You can taste the cheese and yogurt made up of yak milk. After lunch, you have time to explore the area with plentiful panoramic vistas.

    .Highlights:

    • Kyajin Gompa is famous for cheese and curd
    • You can see many traditional local houses.
    • Beautiful views of Kimshun, Tsenji Himal, Naya Kanga, Lakpa Dorji, and Urkinmang
    • Passing through mani stones and chorten
    • Likely to see Yak and mountain goat along the way
    • Fluttering prayer flags and an eccentric Buddhist aura greets you to the village which is home to the illustrious Kyanjin Gompa.
    • You will get to learn about their lifestyle and culture which is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
  7. Day 07: Day hike to Chergo RI

    Today we stay in Kyajin Gompa to explore a bit more of the Langtang valley. This day is dedicated to pampering in the natural beauty and serenity of the Gompa area. You can either take rest or a hike around the village. It is well worth the visit to walk up Kyanging Ri (4,350m)for the splendid mountain views of Langtang, Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier and savor in the serene atmosphere. We will follow the same trail back to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight in the lodge of Kyanjin Gompa. You have opted to explore Langsisa Kharka which offers amazing glacier and yak pastureland

    Highlights:

    • Magnificent Mountain views of Langtang, Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier
    • During the day, you can immerse into culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people in Kyanjin Gompa.
    • You can taste locally made cheese and yogurt
  8. Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,400 m/7,874 ft) 5- 6 hrs trek

    Today’s trek begins with a downhill walk from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail come across Langtang Khola. Enroute we’ll cross Mundu, Langtang village, Ghode tabela, and Gumna chowk and finally reach Lama Hotel in Langtang.

    . Highlights;

    • You might encounter with troops of langur monkeys on the way
    • Enjoy the mesmerizing views the Himalayas soaring around the forests and rocky terrain.
    • Ghoda Tabela offers breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung
  9. Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,100 m/6,889 ft) 6 hrs trek

    Walking down the same path from we climbed up from and heading back to Langtang valley. The beginning of the trail is a gentle descent to the landslide and then ascent through pine and juniper forest with the view of Langtang Himal and several other peaks. We then cross the river and climb up to Thulo Syabru. On the way, you might see red pandas, monkeys, and various bird species.

    Highlights:

    • You might come across with Langur monkeys and varied range of birds like Warbler, red bulbul, Dorngor, blue sky bird, Mikhail, woodpecker, pheasant, drove and many more
    • Beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and several backdrops along the trail
    • Serene walk through juniper and pine forest.
  10. Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,580m/11,745ft) approx 5hrs hike

    With an early start, we begin the trek for the day. The trail includes more uphill with views of Ganesh Himal and a range of peaks located in Tibet. Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3,200m/10,498ft) passing through Dursagang (2,660m/8,727ft). After a while, we reach Sing Gompa, a small village where we would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery.

    Highlights:

    • Visit local cheese factory and Buddhist monastery
    • The trek will be accompanied with magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and the range of peaks lies in Tibet
    • On the way of your trek, you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley.
    • You can see monkey flower, Lhokta plant from whose branches Nepali paper is made and several trees including rhododendron flowering along the trails
    • You might encounter with Musk deer along the way
    • You are likely to see monkeys and pheasant along the trail

     

  11. Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake crossing over Laurebina La Pass (4,610 m/15,120 ft) approx 5 – 6 hrs hike

    Today after breakfast we will start our trek ascending uphill. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung.

    We will reach the stupa shortly after passing through the Laurebina Yak (3920m/12,860 ft). From Laurebina Yak, you can see panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range. We will soon reach the spot from where we will see the sacred lake of Gosaikunda before us.

     At Gosaikunda, we would see a dozen lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison. We will spend our day exploring around the lake we will rest at a lodge there and prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s downhill trek.

    Highlights:

    • Impressive views of Himal Chuli Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung.
    • If the weather is clear you can see Annapurna range along the trail
    • Visit sacred lake Gosainkunda and you can see a dozen of lakes
    • Panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range from Lauirbina Yak
    • You are likely to see Tibetan snowcock along the way and you might see migrant yellow golden duck at Gosainkunda lake
  12. Day 12: Cross Laurebina La Pass (4,610 m/15,120 ft) and trek to Ghope Cave (3,400 m/11,154 ft) 5 hours hike

    Today we leave Gosaikunda and continue the trail. We climb the trail along rough terrain and moraines passing four more small lakes to Laurebina la pass (4,610m/15,120ft) decorated with many prayer flags. On a clear day we can see Annapurna range through the way Further, we continue to take decent to Phedi (3,740m/12,270 ft) and trek to Ghopte Cave with following up and down trails we will stay overnight here.

    Highlights:

    • Visit Ghopte cave where people take shelter during rain
    • Views of mountain range of Helambu region
    • You are likely to see Langur monkeys, red monkeys.
    • You might encounter with Musk deer and Ghoral
    • At night you can see the lights of Trishuli Bazaar far below and Kathmandu glow behind the hills to the west from Ghopte
  13. Day 13: Ghopte Cave to Kutumsang (2,470 m/8,103 ft) 6 hrs. trek

    After breakfast, we leave Ghopte Cave behind and rejoin our trek towards our next destination. From Ghopte Cave, the trail ascends through forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo with other natural vegetation.  We come across a stream at (3,310m/10,859ft) then climbs up to Tharepati.  From the ridge to the east, you can have a mountain view of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma and few peaks of the Khumbu region. From Tharo Pati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley. We reach Kutumsang where you can see Jugal Himal and Numbur and mountain range of Solu Khumbu region. Kutumsang, an interesting typically old-fashioned Helambu village. Eye-catching mountain backdrops as well as local peoples’ lifestyle, culture; customs would be worth making you pleased.

    Highlights:

    • Bird’s eye view of Yalambu, Shermuthan village from the Tharopati ridge
    • Mountain views of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma and few peaks of the Khumbu region.
    • Walk through a blanketed forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo with other natural vegetation
    • Beautiful views of Helambu valley  Views of Jugal Himal and Numbur and mountain range of Solu Khumbu region from Kutumsang

     

  14. Day 14: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,300 m/7,545 ft) 6-7 hrs trek

    We continue our trek after having hearty breakfast. We have a pretty nice walk in the morning passing through a number of rural farm villages. We climb a pass; then descend to Gul Bhanjyang.  We take to ascend to a ridge with beautiful views of Annapurna and Manaslu passing through Bhattachi and Thakini villages then descend the ridge to the pass at Pati Bhanjyang.  Finally, we take ascent on to Chisapani for overnight.

    Highlights:

    • Beautiful terraced fields of potato, wheat, and maize
    • Beautiful views of Annapurna and Manaslu from the ridge
    • Passing through picturesque villages
    • From Chisapani, we can observe the Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest. Landscapes will be reflective in the evening and early morning hours.
  15. Day 15: Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hrs trek/1hr drive

    After having breakfast we start our trek descending towards Sundarijal. The trail passes through pastures and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Borlang Bhanjyang, at 2240m. From here we go downhill steeply through extremely eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). You will witness superb views while trekking down to the road through oak and rhododendron forests, with some pine at a lower elevation. Further, we take a short trek to Sundarijal as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal our vehicle will be waiting for us and from there we will be transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu.

    Highlights:

    • Views of Sundarijal bazaar from the ridge
    • Walk through serene oak and rhododendron forest
    • Pass through a beautiful meadow and cultivated fields
  16. Day 16: Back Home

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.

    The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Fast Facts

  • Langtang National Park, which covers 1,710 sq. km and occupies the upper catchment areas of two of Nepal’s largest river systems – the Trisuli and Koshi
  • Langtang is home to Tamang people as well as Helambu Sherpa and Newar people long separated from their main cultural groups and with unique cultural traditions
  • Permit to enter the Langtang National Park
  • Join Hindu and Buddhist devotees on a full moon pilgrimage to the high-altitude lakes around Gosainkund,
  • Explore the unfrequented passes overlooking Tibet up from the flower-scattered pine meadows of the Langtang Valley,
  •  Rhododendrons blend into moss-hung pine giants, yaks trundle down pastures on their way home
  • Spectacular views of mountain 
  •  Hidden valley of glaciers, alpine meadows and cheese factories.
  • Views of Mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal
  • Home of spot red panda, musk deer, ghoral and birds like Warbler, Red Bulbul, Drongo, blue sky bird, Mikhail, wood pecker, pheasant, drove and many more

What's Included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Private transfer to/from trek
  • 3 nights accommodation ***Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • 14 days Tea house lodge with breakfast
  • Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Map

What's not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx. US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages
  • Personal equipment, 
  • Personal bills, 
  • International airfare
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), Liability Insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour 

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