Lauribina Pass Trek
Lauribina Pass Trek Overview
Lauribina Pass (4681m) lies over Gosaikunda, the border over Helambu which basically combines Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trekking and has been included in Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park is home to many endangered animals like red panda, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, black bear, wild goats, many birds, and wildflowers. The trail passes through many Sherpa and Tamang villages along with ancient Buddhist Monasteries and prayer flags. Moreover, the main attraction of this trek is Langtang’s hidden valley, numerous lakes, or kundas like Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Gosaikunda, close-up view of Langtang and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, culturally rich settlements, forested lands, and many more. Lauribina pass trek is one of the short treks and graded as a moderately difficult trek. Anyone with good physical fitness, who wants to enjoy a peaceful journey can do this trek. No experience or extra skills are required. Hence, this trek is best for beginners too.
This route takes around 18-19 days with proper rest and few days off. It cost you around 600-800$ including travel insurance, accommodation, foods, permit, transportation, clothing etc.
Highlights of Lauribina Pass Trek
- Visit the holy Gosaikunda Lake.
- Close-up Mountain views of Langtang and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
- Experience the hospitality of Sherpa, Tamang, and Gurung people.
- Many endangered flora and faunas of Langtang National park.
- Day 1- arrival at Kathmandu
- Day 2- Kathmandu- Shyabrubesi 7-8 hours drive
- Day 3- Shyabrubesi- Lama Hotel 5 hours walk
- Day 4- Lama hotel- Langtang village 5 hours walk
- Day 5- Langtang Village- Kyanjin Gompa 3-4 hours walk
- Day 6- Kyanjin Gompa-Lama hotel 6 hours walk
- Day 7- Lama hotel-Thulo syabru 4-5 hours walk
- Day 8- Thulo Syabru -Chandanbari 5-6 hours walk
- Day 9- Chandanbari-Gosaikunda 4-5 hours walk
- Day 10- Gosaikunda-Lauribina La pass-Ghopte 7 hours walk
- Day 11- Ghopte-Melamchi Gaon 6 hours walk
- Day 12- Melamchi Gaon-Tarke Ghyang 4-5 hours walk
- Day 13- Tarke Ghyang- Shermathang 4 hours walk
- Day 14- Shermathang-Melamchi pul Bazar 5 hours walk
- Day 15- Melamchi Pull Bazar- Kathmandu 6 hours walk
Best season to go
Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) mark the best season for you to trek Lauribina La pass. With all the blossoms and greenery you will definitely enjoy your journey. There is stable weather and moderate temperature and the trails are in their best condition. However, you can find some mosquitoes and leeches in this season. Monsoon season being the rainy one, the trails are muddy and slippery.
Insurance- travel insurance is a mandatory thing before traveling anywhere. Don’t forget to mention the maximum altitude you will be reaching since the insurance depends on it. You can contact your travel agencies or the insurance company itself for the insurance. If you in any case will be needing medical emergencies your travel insurance will be bearing for it. You need to say the details clearly before traveling. Travel insurance generally costs you 150$ and lasts for 30 days.
Visa/ passports– if you are a foreigner you all might already know that valid visas and passports are compulsory in Nepal. Only Indians are not required to have visas. You can have your Nepalese visa at Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. You need to also bring a few passport size photographs in case you need them.
Clothing and equipment
|Sleeping bag||Summer/winter hats|
|Duffel bag||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Woolen shirts and sweaters||Wash kit|
|Down jacket||Tissue papers and trash bags|
|Fleece jackets||Water bottles and purifier|
|Long sleeves shirt and T shirts||Camera|
|Water proof pants||Charger/adapter|
|Water proof jackets||Money/cash|
|Thermal tops and bottoms||Passport/photocopy of passport|
|Trekking trousers||Few passport size photograph|
|Hiking long and short shocks||Pads/tampons|
|Normal thin shocks||Slippers or normal track shoes|
|Gloves and beanies||Sanitizers|
|Underwear||Adapters, power banks|