Today is the pass crossing day and the ascent is long through a mineral environment made of shrubs and rocks to reach the highest point of your trek at 4600m, just above a small lake. The views do not really appear until you have walked a bit further, rounding a corner and then looking down towards the Gosaikunda (4336m) - the very best views are to be had by climbing one of the small hills, either to the right or left, for a panorama of the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal and the very close looking and very snowy peaks of the Langtang.
You soon reach the holy lake of Gosiankund, the black rock in the middle said to be the head of Shiva, the waters formed by him from a glacier, to slake his thirst after drinking poison. During the full moon in August, the place is thronging with Hindu pilgrims. You now follow an excellently constructed path, contouring the north side of the valley, now the headwaters of the Trisuli Khola, to come out onto a ridge that overlooks the main Langtang Valley, with Syrabrubensi almost 3000m below! You descend the ridge to the few lodges of Laurebina Yak (3950m.) where you can leisurely watch the sunset behind Manaslu and the Ganesh, and rise again, making the mountains glow pink, beyond the misty depths of the valley of the Bhote Kosi. The mountains of Tibet are clearly in view, just right of the Ganesh peaks. Overnight at Local lodge