Himalayan Forever

Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek

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17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $200)
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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Trip Route
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin - Lama Hotel - Upper Syabru - Sing Gompa - Gosaikunda Holy Lake - Gosaikunda - Kutumsang - Chisapani - Sundarijal - Kathmandu


    • An adventure covering both beautiful areas of scenic Langtang Himal range.
    • Explore the mid-hills covered in green dense forest of tall rhododendron trees.
    • Walk into picturesque Langtang valley enclosed by an array of giant snow-peaks.
    • Trekking through traditional Tamang villages enriched with Buddhism cultures.
    • Adventure to high holy Gosainkunda glacial lake and cross Laurabinaya pass


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.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges and Guest-Houses on treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Area of Trekking: Langtang Himal range around district of Rasuwa.
Highest points: On top East Laurabinaya-La or Gosainkunda pass at 4,600 m / 15,092 feet high.
People and culture: Populated by Tamang the main tribes of Central Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism religion and cultures.
Trekking duration: 12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways).
Total Trip: 16 Nights / 17 Days from arrival to main departures.
Best Seasons:
Nearly all months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the springtime begins from March to May, and autumn from September to November. Springtime from March to May is lively and bright with wildflowers in seasonal bloom. Especially the rhododendron of various species and colors, which is also the national flower of Nepal. 

Next, the best time is autumn/fall from mid-September to November, when most days are clear and sunny. But shorter days to sun-light hours, morning and late afternoon till night will be much cold. 
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, and short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.

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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    • All Arrival and Departures transportation on private coach, car as group size from airport to hotel and vice-versa.
    • 3*** (Three Star) Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast basis. 
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with all entrance fees at places of interest, led by expert tour / city guide on private vehicles.
    • Local  vehicles to the starting point of trek as well on the way back to Kathmandu, after ending the trek.
    • Applicable trekking permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Langtang National Park entrance fees.
    • Full board on trekking includes accommodation on best available lodges, Includes meals, breakfast-lunch and dinner with after refreshment tea / coffee. 
    • Services of expert guide, porters and trekking staff with daily wages, food and accommodation and medical insurance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner before or after the treks.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature, hard / soft drinks, laundry services and gratitude or tipping for driver and trekking staff, porters.
    • Extra snacks and refreshment during trekking, as well for safe drinking water.
    • Personal Trekking gear, including sleeping bags and Down Jackets.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by fastest means of transportation like using Helicopter Service.
    • Early return from the trek due to personal or medical reasons, have to borne self-expenses. No refund is entertained. Should claim through your insurance, as well for accompanying guide or staff.
    • Using hot showers, charging electronic items on overnight lodges or at lunch time.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the best moderate adventure, the trail are fine and well defined and several places for refreshing stops. Although all Himalayan countries with much up and downhill, taking slow and having time to enjoy will cover the difficult and hard climb. Only two days is quite tough climb towards Gosainkunda Lake and then to cross the Eastern Laurabinaya-La Pass. Rest of the walk is normal with gradual ups and downhill.

On this trek to Langtang Valley views of Langtang Himal range with Ganesh Himal as far towards Jugal Himal. As walk progress to Gosainkund views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Himal are seen till Chisapani.

The trek is designed with flexible itinerary days having time to explore and observe the local cultures. Like in Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa, Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa, continues to Kutumsang, Gul-Bhanjyang. The best places to witness local impressive cultures of Buddhism religion. 

Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.

05: How are the lodge and foods during the whole trekking? Langtang Valley & Gosainkund Trekking areas is quite a popular, every villages offers best lodge accommodation. Only in some few small settlement the lodge accommodation are simple and basic, with common bath and toilets.

But all lodges restaurants provides comprehensive food menu to choose from, with options for overnight accommodations from budget, moderate to standard rooms. Trekkers can enjoy having nice rooms using common bathe and toilets on route Kyanjin Gompa, Lama Hotel, Upper / Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa and at Gosainkund. Nearly all lodges have common toilets and bathroom. But the rooms are neat, small and comfortable till the end of trekking. 

Foods are served in a large warm dining room, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.

The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).

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