16 Days Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Tea House Trek
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude Gosainkund Pass 4,609 m / 15,100 ft
  • Best Time March to May and Sept to Dec


  • Grand panorama of Langtang- Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal with far western
  • peaks Exceptional views of high mountain range with scenic green hills on daily walks
  • Explore lovely traditional villages adorned with interesting culture and custom
  • Trek to beautiful Kyanjin within scenic Langtang Valley surrounded by mountains
  • Walk from North West to Eastern sides of Langtang range with holy Gosainkund

'enjoy the adventure on both scenic and cultural sides of high Langtang Himal'

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking, an adventure with great opportunity visiting both scenic sides of beautiful Langtang Himal region, nearest mountain range from the capital Kathmandu.

Langtang Himal located directly north of Kathmandu valley towards North of Central Himalaya which is just 32 kms or 19 miles at crow fly distance as walks covers from North West of Langtang range to reach eastern side Kathmandu valley rim.

A marvelous adventure to Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking leads you into beautiful country with constant views of snow capped mountains in the harmony of local Tamang cultures and traditional life interwoven with Buddhism religion, which you can witness on this scenic walks.

Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking, a beautiful and scenic destination with full of interesting cultures and suitable for all age group to enjoy this wonderful adventure where walk takes you from moderate-adventurous visiting nice rural and traditional farm villages of great interest.

Our journey into Langtang and Gosainkund which falls within Langtang National Park, the first high mountainous park in Nepal ever designated way back in mid- 1970’s enriched with pristine woodland and wild animals includes different species of exotic bird life, where Red Panda and other endangered wild-life often seen on walks.

Starting with interesting drive heading towards north to reach our trekking point at Rasuwa district around Langtang Himal, walking through clouded forest and into gorge to reach a wide open Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa surrounded within high snow capped peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal.

After a fabulous time on beautiful Langtang valley our next adventure leads to holy Gosainkund, a glacial pond regarded as sacred by Hindu religion where once a year in the month of August grand religious fair takes place.

From Gosainkund with pleasant time leads over a high pass of Gosainkund or East Laurbina-La pass to reach the other  east side of Langtang Himal region, as walk leads past nice and lovely villages with grand panorama  and stunning sunrise views at Chisapani.

Slowly walks leads to north east rim of Kathmandu valley where our marvelous Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.


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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Langtang and Gosainkund Trekking at meeting hall for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

    Morning as per the time given on briefing, depart for tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries full of World Heritage Sites.

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Langtang Himal Panorama Trekking next early morning overland drive to Rasuwa area.

      Starting our wonderful adventure with morning overland journey towards Langtang Himal area, as drive leads past Kathmandu valley rim heading north west to reach at Dhunche, the headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, the home Tamang people the hill tribe of Central Himalaya.

      From drive leads downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi for first overnight stop within Langtang area.

        Morning begins our first day trek of this wonderful trip heading towards a bridge and then on uphill through spread-out farm villages and nice tended terraced fields entering into cool shade of forest with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with some bamboo thickets.

        Slowly walks lead past tree lines reaching an open area at Lama Hotel, a place with several basic lodges and Tea-House for trekkers surrounded within woodland.

          After a pleasant overnight with the sound of river, morning walk leads into a river gorge covered with lovely dense forest, as our route leads to a clearing at Ghoretabela a nice spot with few lodge for possible lunch stop.

          Enjoying with refreshing break, then walking back into tree lines as our trek leads higher ground to reach Langtang village at the end of a gorge, a nice Tamang village (which was destroyed during the earthquake of 2015 but slowly coming back to normal life), here with time to wander around this nice traditional village of great interest.

            From Langtang village walking on nice gradual uphill trail for few hours encountering “mani (prayer) wall” walking clockwise the appropriate way in respect to Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as valley opens up with views of snow-capped peaks.

            After hours of gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you at Kyanjin a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000 m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.

              A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory with optional climb to Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin Ri at 4,700 m / 15,420 ft which will add more heights to the adventure and as well supports acclimatization before heading high Gosainkund pass.

              The top offers stunning panorama of snow mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571 m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum (6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), Gangchempo, Tilman beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m).

                After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

                  From Lama Hotel route leads to our next destination morning walk follows on same trail for an hour, after crossing over a bridge enter cool bamboo forest, and then climb uphill past old landslide sections of rocks and boulders and into farm terraces to reach Upper Syabru also called Thulo Syabru means bigger / larger, a village with row of houses situated on a high ridge with an old monastery.

                    Morning walk leads to a climb above the monastery to reach higher ground facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range as far towards west horizon, after few refreshing stops, journey continues with an hour uphill from the farmlands and into cool alpine forest and then reaching at Sing Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.

                      Our adventure continues overlooking views of snow clad peaks from Langtang to Ganesh-Himal range and as far towards North West with Manaslu and Annapurna range, as our trek leads on gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stops with grand views.

                      Journey continues with steep climb on leaving tree lines and green vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.

                      The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, means a place with walking sticks, (on auspicious time in August with full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims visits Gosainkund pond for ritual bathe and dip belief it delivers one into paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes) Hindu pilgrims leaves their walking stick here so the name Laurabina.

                      From here short descend and up reaching across Saraswati and Bhairab kund after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near its pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims.

                      Sacred pond of Gosainkund a pilgrimage site, where great festival observed every year at Janai Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of August, exact dates as per Hindu Lunar calendar where hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims throng the sacred lake for a holy bathe.

                      According to popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake is the remains of a Shiva temple.

                        From Gosainkund a pleasant walk on small path along pond, and then climb near a small creek in between rocks and boulders, as the walk leads close to a small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual with winding up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina La the highest spot of the adventure.

                        After the top, a long descend to Phedi (bottom) at 3,694 m few teahouses, a possible lunch stop and then our journey continues east towards Helambu region and back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for overnight stop.

                          After walking around complete wilderness, walk from here trails joins of Helambu and Kathmandu; trek is pleasant into forest for an hour, with an hour uphill to Tharepati 3,597m.

                          A nice spot situated on a ridge overlooking views of peaks with Jugal Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west.

                          From here descent to Mangeghot, a nice place with grassy field, with an Nepal Army Barrack from here walking back into farm fields and to Kutumsang for overnight stop, this village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.


                            Today a long day walk to Chisapani, morning journey on winding path with few ups and downhill walks passing many rural farm areas and villages to reach at Gul-Bhanjyang located on a ridge top. After a refreshing break continues walk on nice and pleasant trail past farm villages to reach at a nice Pati Bhanjyang village, from this village with short climb to our last overnight stop at Chisapani, a nice and scenic small village close to northern hill of Kathmandu Valley rim.

                            A scenic spot with stunning sunrise views over range of peaks Jugal Himal towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.

                              Last day of this wonderful adventure as morning walk leads into lovely forest and farmlands after few hours of pleasant walk up to ridge top of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438 m, overlooking views of Kathmandu Valley, from here downhill to Sundarijal (means beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool shade of forest and fresh streams.

                              Sundarijal, a small farm town from here drive back to Kathmandu after a great moment on Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund Trekking, as drive leads past Bouddhanath areas into bustling city road and then back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

                              Afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell group dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with Nepalese culture programs

                                Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations.

                                Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking.

                                  Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days can be shorter or longer walk as well with your physical fitness, where sometimes designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

                                  We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.


                                  Cost Details


                                  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                                  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
                                  • Twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle entrance fees extra
                                  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu by private vehicle
                                  • Langtang National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
                                  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                                  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment paid
                                  • twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                                  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                                  • First aid kit box
                                  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


                                  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                                  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                                  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
                                  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                                  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                                  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                                  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                                  • Anything not included in service includes column

                                  Essential Info

                                  If you have an Indian passport, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp is INR 100,000. When breaking down the cost, Indian citizens pay slightly less than citizens of other nations because India is a member of the SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka), which lowers the cost of a permit. Additionally, Indian citizens pay less for airline tickets than citizens of other nations, which further lowers the cost of the trip. 

                                  People travelling from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka). have low-cost permits, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can be 20 to 50 dollars less for holders of these kinds of Trekkers and travelers coming to Nepal.

                                  EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

                                  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                                  • Day pack
                                  • Trekking shoes
                                  • Sports shoes or sandals
                                  • Sun Hat/cap
                                  • Warm woolen cap
                                  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                                  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                                  • Pullover or warm sweeter
                                  • Raincoat
                                  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                                  • Hand gloves
                                  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                                  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                                  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
                                  • Sun glasses
                                  • Water bottle
                                  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                                  •  Flash or Torch light
                                  • Camera and batteries

                                  Best Seasons for Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking:|
                                  Best time in April and May in spring season with September to early December months during autumn and pre-winter times.

                                  April and May with much longer sunlight hours, makes the trek more interesting and very special with wild flowers in season especially the rhododendron of various different species from trees to bush, which is also national flower of Nepal.

                                  Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (without wind-chill factors).

                                  September to December during autumn / fall and pre-winter season most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, days are shorter and as well with sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades above 1,800 m high (not adding extra wind-chill factor).

                                  Local Culture and Religion:
                                  Langtang Valley within Rasuwa district dominated by Tamang tribe closely linked to Tibetan with similar culture and way of farm and cattle herding traditional life, follows both Buddhism religion and Bon sect of pre-Buddhism an ancient worships of natural surroundings and mountain spirits.

                                  From Gosainkund onward entering into Helambu area populated by both Tamang, Hyalmo with Sherpa of all Buddhism religion with almost similar culture and custom, where every houses festooned with colorful prayer flags which you notice on this wonderful treks and respecting local immense culture of Buddhism religion.

                                  Climate and Weather:
                                  Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

                                  Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

                                  Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Himalaya, when days are clear for views, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

                                  Visiting Nepal one can obtain entry visa from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates, if not one can easily get visa on arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.

                                  Emergency Contact:
                                  For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurer requires to fill our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well keeping in close touch with Trekking Planner for immediate helps either medical or unforeseen reasons.

                                  On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu.

                                  Accommodations & Food:
                                  On Langtang & Gosainkund Trekking staying on best available local lodge from the start to and end of treks with nice meals as per your choice from wide range listed menu from the lodge serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods.

                                  All meals are well cooked, hygienic and fresh served in a large dining hall with warm environment.

                                  Drinking Water:
                                  On local lodge safe drinking water boiled and filtered for drinking.

                                  Where all travelers require sound good health to join on all treks and climbs around Nepal Himalaya with healthy medical background and history.

                                  Check with your home doctors and season of visit to Asian countries where immunization and vaccines requires against certain disease.

                                  Altitude Sickness:
                                  Altitude Sickness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  might occur to some people on higher altitude from 2,000 m for some above 3,000 m high where taking slow and drinking much fluid and water can overcome from high altitude sickness or AMS.

                                  On this trek AMS does not occur as you will be well acclimatized slowly on daily walks and with overnight stops at certain heights.

                                  Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets this prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache in high altitude walks and climb.

                                  People with severe cases and situation of HACE and HAPE where victim will be brought down to safe and secure places with medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available.

                                  Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments.

                                  For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with good Insurance policy that covers all medical side and the use of Helicopter or other means of transportation.

                                  Travel Insurance:
                                  Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.

                                  Age Requirements:
                                  On this trek to Langtang and Gosainkund Trekking suitable for all age interested people from teens to elderly age of 70 years will be allowed if one can get medical insurance from your home countries.

                                  TIMS Card
                                  TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) or similar permits for this treks includes Langtang National Park entrance fee as well.

                                  Getting Into Nepal:
                                  To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.

                                  At present nearly all villages and towns do have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell phones or Sat phones, where one can easily communicate to your family or Trekking Planner in emergency situations.

                                  SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with small charge as per your time in Nepal.

                                  On paying full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your own individual expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on route treks like having extra snacks and drinks.

                                  Culture the main thing to observe by travelers to Nepal, where the country with two main religions Hindu and Buddhism with their own special interesting culture and custom.

                                  Photography can be taken all around Nepal, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.

                                  Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.

                                  Tipping is highly expected by crew members of trekking and on expeditions as traditions since tourism came in Himalayan countries.

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