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Langtang and Gosainkunda Pass Trekking - 16 Days

Langtang and Gosainkunda Pass Trekking
Langtang and Gosainkunda Pass Trekking

Langtang and Gosainkunda Pass Trekking

Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a great classic adventure towards central Himalayan region Langtang & Gosainkund pass trekking and crossing in between high peaks of Langtang region.

Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Langtang & Gosainkund trekking starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi to begin this grand adventure towards Langtang Himal area, taking the direct approach via the Langtang Khola, then trekking for days on gradual winding path through the dense forest of oaks, birch, pines and rhododendron, to reach at Kyangjin Gompa 3,749m. Kyangjin is a perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow covered mountains and plans explorations and climbs of the upper valley.

Langtang area offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamangs, Yolmus, and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forests (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consist of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder, and Oak. Moving north and higher, the alpine zone (2,600-3000m) are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m); throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colourful understory, continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive.

It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendrons shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here the elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Thar, goral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.

Good acclimatization days are spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, first explored by Tillman when he was scouting routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.

After a good time here at Kynagin in Langtang Valley then our route leads to Upper Syabru and Shing Gomba before reaching at Gosainkund and its pristine glacial lake, where Hindus’ and Buddhist pilgrims pay homage every year in the month of August in great numbers, from here with awesome panorama views from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal, after Gosinaklund walk up to cross the pass at 4,650m before heading to warmer low area and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal an hour east of Kathmandu city completing this magnificent journey with Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions (Pvt) Ltd.

Trip Highlights: “Trekking in the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility of Himalaya & crossing one of the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility central Himalayan location, amazing valleys gorge, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas, and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range and the holy sacred Lake Gosainkund.”

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m approx 7 - 8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420 m approx 5 - 6 hours walk.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 430m approx 3 hours walk.

Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,870m approx 3 - 4 hours.

Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 420m 6 - 7 hours walk

Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,250m 5 - 6 hours walk.

Day 10: Trek to Shin Gompa 3,254m,  4 - 5 hours walk.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m. 4 - 5 hours walk.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,440m via Gosainkund pass at 4,609/15,100ft.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,470m  5 - 6 hrs walk.

Day 14: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m  approx. 5 hours.

Day 15: 3 hrs to Sundarijal 1,380m with hour drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 16: International Departure.

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu - Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 - 8 hours.

Early morning drive to Syabrubesi, the ride to the winding uphill and downhill road, passes many rural towns and farm villages the bigger town on route Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road, the ride leads uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, passing at Dhunche 1,965m, a major town of the Langtang area and Rusuwa district. From here, the journey continues further downhill for 1-2 hours to Syabrubesi village for the overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420 m approx 5 - 6 hours walk.

The walk from here leads to a cool forest inside the gorge following the torrent glacial Trisuli River upstream, the path from here leads to gentle uphill in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk, arriving at Lama-Hotel, where there are facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for the trekkers.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 430m/10,850ft approx 3 hours walk.

From here three hours reaches you at Ghoretabla located is in the middle of the forest of pines, hemlocks, and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoretabla in Nepali means the "Horse-Stable", as this an ideal place for the cattle's and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering. Ghoretabla, trek continues for few hours on the road to Langtang village and to its beautiful valley, the walk leads through the alpine forest for an hour, on reaching a small stream and then leaving the tree line behind, the walks get better on the gradual winding path with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for the overnight stop with time to visit the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.

Day 06: Trek to Kyangin Gompa 3,870m. 3 - 4 hours.

From this wonderful village, morning walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering "mani-prayer wall" where walking in the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow-capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyangin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.

Day 07: Rest - Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.

At leisure a rest day for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyangin Ri 4,700m. To add more heights on this adventure which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 420m 6 - 7 hours walk

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

Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,250m 5 - 6 hours walk.

The walk follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river way down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide bit of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till Upper Syabru is reached, row of houses like built on a ridge and it has a monastery near its helipad just few minutes up from the village.

Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari. 4 - 5 hours walk.

From here walk follows uphill on the winding trail above the Monastery, as the trek gains more height, superb view of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range in the far west, after a few refreshing stops in the teahouse, journey continues one hour uphill from the farmlands to the cool shade of the alpine forest, once out of the thick forest, comes to a meadow with one or two teahouses, a lunch break can be had here depending upon the availability of clean fresh water. From this spot, the walk is almost gradual with a good walk through the pines and rhododendron forest with a view of Dhunche town down below. On arriving at Singompa, the first few houses are cheese processing factory, overnight stop near its Monastery.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m. 4 - 5 hours walk.

The trek today offers more spectacular views of an array of snow peak range of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range north-west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, the walk is gradual up in the beginning for an hour as you enter the woodland of oaks, pines, and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, comes to a clearing where one or two houses teahouses are located, after a brief stop here with excellent view of the Langtang range, the trail continues uphill leaving the tree lines and lush vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper, and alpine shrubs bushes.The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, with more views of the northwestern Himalayan range, after the place of Laurabina which means a place with walking sticks, during the auspicious time in and around August in the full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims come to pay homage and where a ritual bath at Gosainkund pond delivers a pilgrims to paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes and the Hindu pilgrims comes here to change their holy thread also, on the way back here at the top of Laurabina 4,450m/14,600ft. most of the pilgrims leave their walking sticks behind, needing no more as they head downland after a hard strenuous climb up. After the top, the trail descends for half an hour the first pond that you come across are Saraswati and Bhiarav kunda after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near the shore of this glacial pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,440m via Gosainkund pass 4,609m approx 6 hrs.

From Gosainkund a gradual walk on the small path along the bank of the pond, and climbing up near the small creek in between the rocks and boulders, the walk up brings us closer to the small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual winding up to the last pass of Gosainkund or the east Laurabina La the highest spot of this trek. After reaching the top, a long descent brings you to Phedi (bottom) 3,694m a place with one or two teahouses. A lunch stop is usually set here; it will be quite a relief after the long steep hard descent. After a nice lunch break, the journey continues towards east to the Helambu region, the trail from here is bit of everything gradual, short few uphill and downhill as you come back to the vegetation of junipers, rhododendron, and other alpine bushes.3-4 hours from lunch will bring you in the middle of the road place at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks, nature’s gift as a cozy shelter to the pilgrims) around this area there are few small caves formed by overhanging large rocks. Ghopte has two teahouses.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,470m  5 - 6 hrs walk.

After being in the absolute wilderness, the trail from here joins the other path of Helambu and to Kathmandu, the walk today is pleasant through the alpine forest for an hour, with another one hour uphill to Tharepati 3,597m. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow-capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manaslu in the west, you can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund. A lunch break can be had here after a short walk from Ghopte, its worth a view with the lunch., from here the trail descends for few hours to Mangeghot, a nice place with a grassy field, with an Army Barrack nearby. The trek from here onwards leads to farm fields, villages and too few forest areas, from Mangeghot few hours walk brings you to Kutumsang village 2,445m, inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes,

Day 14: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m  approx. 6-7 hours.

The walk from here is more pleasant passing through number of rural farm village the trail brings you to a village of Pati Bhanjayang after a 3-4 hours trek, from this village a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop en-route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley.

Chisopani, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers a fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the northeast and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the snow peaks, a lovely view of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below.

Day 15: 3 hours to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.

The last day of this beautiful journey, leads through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, from here the track descents to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams, a picnic spot for most of the Kathmandu people who wants to escape for a day from the busy crowded metropolitan life in the city. In the early days, it used to be a summer resident and palace of the Rana aristocrat rulers. An hour descent brings you back to civilization as you board in the vehicle for the drive to the inner Kathmandu from its eastern suburb Sundarijal the drive passes through the famed places of Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with the ever-present all seeing mystical eyes of Lord Buddha.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to the International airport for your final departure from Nepal, the land of high Himalayas.


AREA ( 1,710 SQ.KMS.)

LOCATION: Situated in the Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal - China (Tibet) border.

FEATURES: Langtang National Park encloses the catchments of two major river systems: one draining west into the Trisuli River and the other east to the Sun Koshi river.

Some of the best examples of graded climate conditions in the Central Himalaya are found here. The complex topography and geography together with the varied climatic patterns have enabled a wide spectrum of vegetation type to be established. These include small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, with alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow.

Oaks, chair pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.

Along with the existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including a wild dog, red panda, pika, muntjack, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, rhesus monkey and common languor.

The Trisuli-Bhote Koshi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet.

About 45 villages ( 846 households = ca. 4500 people) are situated within the park boundaries, but they are not under park jurisdiction. In total, about 3000 households (ca. 16,200 people) depend on the park resources for wood and firewood.

Culturally the area is mixed, the home of several ethnic groups which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House)
  • Food during Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show
  • All programme as per Itinerary

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Trip Facts

  • Gosainkund 4,381m
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Available
  • October - December and March - May
  • Moderate

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