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Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek

Trip code
Package name Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek
Duration 16
Max. elevation 4620 m
Level Moderate
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at
Trip route Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin - Lama Hotel - Upper Syabru - Sing Gompa - Gosaikunda Holy Lake - Gosaikunda - Kutumsang - Chisapani - Sundarijal - Kathmandu
Cost USD 975 per person



LANGTANG VALLEY & GOSAINKUNDA TREKKING an adventure cover both sides of scenic valleys and ridges of Langtang Himal’
Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trekking is an enjoyable and exciting adventure with Himalayan Forever Treks. A scenic and cultural country walk on the high ridges and scenic valley in the close shadow of Langtang Himal.

A wonderful way to enjoy the adventure covering both the North, South, and Eastern region of Langtang Himal. Extending as far as to Helambu area to end the trek walking on high ridges to beautiful Sundarijal. 
Around the North Eastern valley rim of Kathmandu, a splendid way to complete the adventurous walks.

Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trekking of less than two-week adventure leading to the high country of Rasuwa district. Exploring traditional villages of Tamang the indigenous ancient tribes of Central and Langtang Himalaya range. 
Observing the local immense cultures of impressive Buddhism religion, as walk leads on the high scenic Langtang Valley. Where nice large settlement of Kyanjin Gompa is located amidst towering staggering snow-capped peaks. 

Enjoy a free day at the beautiful location of Kyanjin Gompa, a perfect spot and height for acclimatization. As well as explore its spectacular view-point hills of high Kyanjin-Ri and Tserko-Ri, which offer a mind-blowing panorama of surrounding beautiful landscapes. Facing arrays of giant snow peaks of Langtang, Jugal Himal with peaks of Tibet, as far towards Mt. Dorje Lakpa.

After an enjoyable, pleasant stop at Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang valley, the next part of the adventure, leads to higher terrain. Walk on the same route for short while and then the route diverts towards the holy glacial lake of Gosainkunda.

A climb to Thulo / Upper Syabru, perched on a high ridge of an interesting Tamang village, witness the local custom. The trek follows a high route through dense rhododendron and pine forest to Sing Gompa.
The adventure continues with a steep climb on leaving the tall tree lines, with stunning views of Ganesh, Langtang.

Includes grand panorama of Manaslu Himal as far as the Annapurna Himal range, from the high ridges of Laurabinaya.  
From the top of Laurabinaya enter the high country of holy Gosainkunda, filled with glacial crystal-clear icy lakes. Gosainkunda in early times with 108 lakes, at present half a dozen can be seen during the trek.

For Hindu religion is a sacred place, where thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit, at a good time of the year.

Especially during Janai Purnima a religious festival, that takes place on the Full-Moon auspicious day of August, as per the Hindu calendar. The Hindu followers visit for a dip and bathe in the lake performing religious rites. 

From the holy spot of Gosainkunda, adventure follows towards a high eastern Laurabinaya-La or Gosainkunda Pass at above 4,600 m. Enjoy the dramatic views of surrounding landscapes of deep valleys, gorges, and high green hills with distant snow peaks.

A long descent leads to the base of the pass to enter a thick forest of juniper, pines, and rhododendron to reach Ghopte. A place with an overhanging cave, where the name Ghopte derived from, in the early day, it provided a good shelter for pilgrims.

Slowly the walk enters the Helambu region at Kutumsang and Gul-Bhanjyang lovely villages of Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyalmo. 

An exciting walk following a down and uphill ridge line to Chisapani, situated on a high ridge above Kathmandu valley. A scenic spot for stunning sunrise and sunset views reflects over a chain of Central Himalayan peaks. After a marvelous time on the high hills of the Langtang Himal range, the end of the walk heads downhill.

Reaching Sundarijal a farm town, located North East of Kathmandu valley rim, a short drive brings you to Kathmandu. After a wonderful adventure of great cultural and scenic experience on Langtang Valley & Gosainkund Trekking.

1. Comprehensive Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek encompasses the Langtang Valley's lush landscapes and the sacred alpine lakes of Gosainkunda. Trekkers traverse through rhododendron forests, charming villages, and high mountain passes, capturing the essence of both natural and cultural richness.

2. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Experience
The trek offers a profound Langtang Gosainkunda Trek experience, where trekkers are immersed in the warm hospitality of Tamang villages like Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. The spiritual ambiance around Gosainkunda Lake and the panoramic views from Laurebinayak Pass create lasting memories.

3. Things to Consider before Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Before embarking on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, consider factors such as physical fitness, acclimatization, and the unpredictable mountain weather. Adequate preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and strength training, ensures trekkers are ready for the challenges ahead.

4. Best Time for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The best time for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is during the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During this period, the weather is stable, skies are clear, and the landscapes come alive with vibrant colors. Spring is also a suitable time, with blooming rhododendrons adorning the trails.

5. How Difficult is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
The trek is graded as moderate, making it accessible to trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. The gradual ascent through the Langtang Valley and the ascent to Gosainkunda Lake involve challenging sections. Trekkers should be prepared for varying terrains, steep trails, and high altitudes.

6. Accommodation during Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
In the Langtang Valley, there are a few tea houses scattered along the trail, so you don't need to carry tents. This trek is similar to popular routes like the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp treks. The tea houses in Langtang Valley are cozy and deeply connected with local families and their traditions. The quality of rooms varies depending on the location and price. As you go deeper into the mountains and higher in elevation, accommodations become more basic. You can expect simple rooms with shared bathrooms and squat toilets, without heating. We provide you with a clean sleeping bag rated for temperatures as low as -20°C. Some tea houses offer hot showers for a small fee, usually less than a dollar, payable in local currency.

7. Tips for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Tips for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek include staying hydrated, wearing layers to adapt to changing temperatures, and taking acclimatization breaks. Trekking poles enhance stability, and a well-packed backpack with essentials ensures a comfortable journey. Embrace the local culture and respect the natural surroundings.

8. Permits Needed for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Secure the necessary permits for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, including the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. Comply with local regulations to contribute to the conservation of this pristine Himalayan region.

9. Trekking in the Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda without a Guide
While hiring a guide enhances the trekking experience, the Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek can be undertaken independently. Ensure you are well-prepared with maps, a reliable itinerary, and a clear understanding of the route. However, a guide provides valuable insights into the local culture and ensures a safer journey.

10. Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Permits
To trek in the Langtang Valley, you need two permits and a licensed guide. With Nepal Trekking Experts, these permits are included in your package. Your guide will get the permits for you, using your passport.

The first permit is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card. It costs 2000 Nepali rupees and is available only through trekking agencies.

The second permit is the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which costs 3000 Nepali rupees. You can get this permit either at the Nepal Tourism Board or at the park entrance.

11. Telephone Service on the Langtang Region
In the Langtang Valley, there's good phone service and mobile reception because it's close to Kathmandu. NCELL and Nepal Telecom are the main SIM card providers in Nepal. For better reception in Langtang, Nepal Telecom is recommended. You can buy a Nepal Telecom SIM card in Kathmandu when you get there.

12. Is there Wifi services available on this trek?
Yes, Wifi services are available on this trek, but the speed may disappoint some trekkers. In lower regions, the internet is faster, but as you climb higher, it becomes slower and less responsive. Additionally, there may be an extra charge to use Wifi during the trek.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Nestled within the bustling streets of the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square stands as a living museum of Nepal's royal history. As the former royal palace, this UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an array of palaces, courtyards, and intricately carved temples. The architecture reflects a harmonious blend of Hindu and Nepalese artistry, with pagoda-style structures, ornate windows, and detailed wooden carvings that showcase the country's cultural diversity. Visitors can explore the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (the Living Goddess's residence), and numerous shrines that bear witness to the city's royal past. The vibrant atmosphere, with street vendors, local artisans, and traditional performances, immerses visitors in the authentic charm of Kathmandu.

2. Pashupatinath Temple:

A short distance from Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple emerges as one of the most sacred Hindu shrines globally, nestled along the banks of the Bagmati River. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this UNESCO-listed site draws pilgrims and tourists alike with its spiritual aura and stunning architecture. The temple complex encompasses a series of shrines, ghats, and courtyards, each contributing to the religious ambiance. The main temple, adorned with silver and gold, features intricate carvings that narrate Hindu mythology. Visitors can witness the solemnity of cremation ceremonies along the riverbank, a profound experience that underscores the cycle of life and death in Hindu tradition.

3. Boudhanath Stupa:

A beacon of Buddhism in Kathmandu, the Boudhanath Stupa is an imposing structure that commands attention with its colossal mandala. As one of the largest stupas in the world, it serves as a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The stupa's whitewashed dome is adorned with prayer flags, while the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha gaze serenely in all four cardinal directions. Pilgrims and visitors alike circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras, creating a rhythmic and meditative atmosphere. The surrounding area is dotted with monasteries, shops selling traditional Tibetan artifacts, and rooftop cafes that offer panoramic views of the stupa and its vibrant surroundings.

From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Langtang Valley & Gosainkund trek.

Day 3 : Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.

Morning after breakfast, adventure starts with an interesting drive heading north Of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the exciting ride overlooking beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys. The drive continues past farm villages and towns, facing views of snow peaks towards north-west. As the road follows to winding uphill to Dhunche, a large town and headquarters of the Rasuwa district.

From here entering Langtang National Park, the first park around Nepal Himalayan. Which is also the home of Tamang, the indigenous old tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture. After a short refreshing break at Dhunche, drive continues downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop.

Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant first overnight around the mountain village and town, having Breakfast. Start the trek heading for a climb towards farm areas, the walk leads to dense cool forest. Lined with tall rhododendron and pine trees within a river gorge. Then trek to an open expose area amidst beautiful forest, reaching Lama Hotel for overnight. The lodges are simple, but nice and cozy serves good food for dinner and breakfast.

Day 5 : Trek to Langtang village 3, 310 m-06 hrs.

Second day walk starts after breakfast, heading north following uphill trail above Langtang Khola / stream. Climb continues to Ghoretabela reaching for lunch stop, a nice small area within tall tree lines. Afternoon few hours walks on gradual up to Langtang village, situated on a wide open area. The village is slowly coming back to normal, after a great earthquake of 2015. Which destroyed most of the houses and took many life of the villagers, as well of some foreign trekkers. Check into a nice lodge, and browse around the village and witness a memorial of people who lost their life.

Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin 3, 749 m- 04 hrs.

Today a short day walk for lunch and overnight at Kyanjin our main highlight of the adventure. Morning from Langtang walk leads to short climb, and then entering a wide open valley. The trail follows past few prayer wall called Mani, from here tall tree lines gives away for short juniper bushes. Finally the morning walk completes reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop.

Kyanjin the highest point of the trek, a nice settlement with a small monastery. Located amidst scenic Langtang valley, surrounded by an series of snow peaks of Langtang Himal range. After lunch enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore around Kyanjin and witness the local culture of Tamang the native of Langtang Himal.

Day 7 : Rest-Day for leisure scenic hike and short excursion.

After a continues walk for three days, a lovely place for rest day to enjoy local Hike. Options to the highest view-point s, either on top Tserko or Kyanjin-Ri for excellent vista of surrounding snow-mountains. Enjoy the panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang- II 6,571 m) and Kimshun (6,745 m) with Shalbachum (6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga / Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), and far towards Gangchenpo, Tillman’s Fluted Peak.

The view extends as far as Jugal Himal in the east with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m), Includes some of Tibet. Langtang Himal forms a great barrier between Nepal and Tibet / China. After a breathtaking views from the high hills back to Kyanjin with afternoon at leisure.

Day 8 : Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m - 06 hrs.

Morning enjoy the last glorious views of surrounding giant snow peaks, having breakfast, return journey to Lama Hotel. Back into lush green forest, the walk follows on the same path downhill. Walking past Langtang village, and Ghoretabela to reach Lama Hotel for overnight halt, after a long day walk from Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 9 : Trek to Thulo / Upper Syabru 2,118 m -06 hrs.

From Lama Hotel walk from the river gorge and past the dense forest, to Riverside a small place. Having few shops and tea-house, cross a bridge to reach another settlement at Bamboo, located amidst thick bamboo groves. A possible lunch stop, afternoon few hours up hill to Thulo Syabru for overnight stop in a nice simple lodge. An interesting Tamang village perched on a high ridge with an old monastery.

Day 10 : Trek to Sing Gompa / Chandanbari-3,254 m -05 hrs.

After an exciting stop in Thulo/ Upper Syabru, morning leaving the village climb leads into dense woods. Covered in tall rhododendron, pines, oaks and hemlocks. Reaching on top around a nice flat green meadow, from here on gentle winding trail to Sing Gompa for overnight. This small nice village is also known as Chandanbari, means a place for Sandalwood trees. Sing Gompa offers nice cozy lodge, located on route to Gosainkunda and to Dhunche town. A village with a nice old monastery on top of a village, enjoy the afternoon browsing around its small cheese processing factory.

Day 11 : Trek to Gosainkunda holy Lake 4,380 m/14,370 feet- 05 hrs.

Enjoy the glorious morning views of Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu as far to Annapurna Himalaya towards far west. After breakfast a steep climb for short hour, and then on nice gradual path entering a serene cool forest.

The route slowly leads past tall tree lines on reaching Laurabinaya, a place with few Lodge, shops and restaurants. Overlooking grand panorama of Mid-Western Himalayan peaks with Langtang Himal towards north. The climb continues reaching on top of high western Laurabinaya ridge surrounded by lovely views of rolling hills and snow peaks. From the top walk downhill, coming across Bhairab and Saraswati Kund / ponds, then short climb to a small plateau.

Where the holiest of all holy lake located, enclosed by high giant windblown cliffs and rocky hills. A tranquil holy spot with a crystal clear lake, on the northern shore a small shrine of Lord Shiva. The place with number of shades and few Lodges for trekkers and pilgrims. Where hundreds of pilgrims and devotees visits on auspicious time of religious events called Jani Purnima. A day for Hindu Menfolk to change their yearly holy thread with a bathe and dip in the holy pond. Belief it relinquishes the sins of a lifetime.

Day 12 : Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566 m crossing Gosainkunda / East Laurabinaya-La Pass. 4,640 m - 07 hrs.

Spending a pleasant overnight in a serene environment of holy Gosainkund; today the longest and toughest day walks of the adventure. Start early morning, and climb to a boulders of rocks, after leaving the holy lake down behind.

A steep climb of few hours reaching a small pond of Surya Kund, as ascent continues. Then reaching on top of Gosainkunda or East Laurabinaya-La Pass, enjoy the incredible views of surrounding dramatic landscapes.

From the highest point of the adventure, an undulating descent takes you at the Phedi, bottom of a pass. A place with few shades serving as tea-houses, possible quick lunch stop, before a long afternoon walk to Ghopte Odar.

After lunch walk is on gradual ups and down path coming across lovely forest of pines, juniper and rhododendron tree lines. Walk continues on winding path then completing the tough long day reaching a small settlement at Ghopte.

Located on the road-side with a huge overhanging cave nearby, a good shelter for early travelers and pilgrims. Overnight in the comfort of a small cozy tea-house after a good hard day trekking.

Day 13 : Trek to Kutumsang 2,455 m -06 hrs.

From here onwards for few days around the Helambu region, on the south eastern side of Langtang Himal range. Morning walk follows on gradual winding path into lush green vegetation and dense tree lines. A short climb to Thadepati, a settlement on route to Tarke Gyang, the main village of Helambu. Stopping here for lunch facing grand views of snow-capped peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal.

Afternoon few hours downhill past nice meadow of Mangeghot, enter the dense pine and rhododendron forest. Then end the day walk on reaching a moderate size village at Kutumsang for overnight halt in a nice small lodge.

Day 14 : Trek to Chisapani 2,195 m -06 hrs.

A long day but interesting with much downhill with few short uphill, as the morning walk follows through farm areas. Enjoy the surrounding scenery of green hills and valleys dotted with farm terraces and village. After few hours of good walk reaching a nice village of Gul-Bhanjyang, having refreshing stop.

The trail continues following the ridge line to Patibanjyang a lovely looking farm village. From here a short steep climb brings you to an exposed high grassy field at Chisapani, a nice settlement. Having number of good lodges facing grand views of snow-clad mountain range towards north. A great place to witness stunning sunset and sunrise views that reflects over an array of Himalayan peaks.

Day 15 : Last day trek to Sundarijal -1,380 m-04 hours with an hour drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

Rise early morning to catch striking sunrise views, facing Langtang, Jugal and Manaslu Himal as far towards Annapurna Himalayas. Having the last breakfast on the high hills of Langtang Himal range, a pleasant morning walk down into dense green woods. As walk follows to few farm villages reaching at scenic beautiful waterfronts with waterfalls and streams at Sundarijal.

Which is related to its beautiful surroundings of waterfalls and lovely streams, amidst cool forest. Slowly the walk comes to an end reaching a farm town of Sundarijal, located on the north-east of Kathmandu valley.

From here an exciting short drive brings you to hustle, bustle city life in Kathmandu. After a marvelous adventure and wonderful experience on the high hills of Langtang Himal range.

Day 16 : International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Langtang Valley & Gosainkund Trekking.


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