Gosainkunda Langtang Himal TrekkingGosainkunda Langtang Himal Trekking

Gosainkunda Langtang Himal Trekking

  • Scenic and cultural walks on high hills of beautiful Langtang Himal region with great views
  • Daily views of high Ganesh and Langtang Himal as far towards Jugal Himal range of mountains
  • Exploring Tamang traditional farm villages in the country where rare elusive Red Panda habitats
  • Walking into beautiful enchanting rhododendron-magnolia forest within pristine environment
  • At Kyanjin facing awesome panorama of high snow capped peaks and glaciers with exciting times
  • From Langtang valley to holy Gosainkund glacial lake to reach back at Kathmandu on scenic trails

a great adventure on high scenic ridges from North West to East of Langtang Himal

Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking where Explorer Adventure leads you to most fascinating destination around Langtang Himal range of mountains, just a North from the capital Kathmandu the closest mountain range of 32 k.m.  Aeronautical distances or as crow fly.

Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking, a moderate to adventurous walks on pleasant and scenic trails heading into high rolling green hills covered within rich vegetations and tall trees of rhododendron-magnolia-hemlocks-oaks and pines where endangered wild animals makes homes like the elusive snow leopard and rare Red Panda with other mountain animals including exotic bird life.

The area of trekking leads you into famous Langtang National Park, the first park of Nepal around mountainous region ever to established in mid 1970’s with an area of 1,710 sq.kms includes farm villages of Tamang people with green forested land with high snow capped peaks that touches the border of Tibet-China.

On this wonderful journey exploring indigenous culture and traditions of Tamang hill tribe of great interest, as walk leads you into beautiful scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa and towards holy Gosainkund glacial pond, a sacred spot for both Hindu and Buddhist religions where great fair takes place once a year with thousands of pilgrims visits for a holy bathe and a dip in the pond of Gosainkund.

To begin this marvelous journey Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking taking an exciting overland drive to reach cool and high areas of Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district around native land of Tamang tribe with strong hold of Buddhism religion and culture.

Starting first day walk after the drive heading into a river gorge within deep green forest to reach a wide and scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa facing tremendous panorama of high peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal with some peaks of Tibet like Shisapangma, after glorious moment heading towards our next adventure at holy Gosainkund a glacial pond.

Enjoying time at holy Gosainkund where religious festival takes place in the month of August as per Hindu and Buddhist Lunar calendar, here one can witness the traces of offering around the lake side a tranquil spot of great religious significant.

From Gosainkund on high ridge over a scenic pass of Gosainkund or east Laurabina-La above 4,609 m to reach around Helambu region at Kutumsang and Gol Bhanjyang to end our marvelous treks, after walking into beautiful country with tremendous scenery of dramatic landscapes.

Kutumsang and Gol-Bhanjyang with last overnight on hills of Langtang Himal where our walks completes taking an exciting drive heading towards north east side of Kathmandu valley past Sundarijal with fantastic views Himalayan peaks from Chisapani.

Our great adventure finally concludes on reaching at your hotel in Kathmandu, after a fantastic journey of a life time experience on Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking.


On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day early morning drive to Langtang Himal region north of Kathmandu.

      Morning an exciting drive on Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, heading towards Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical area, as our journey continues towards uphill on long winding road towards cooler alpine area past farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche, at 1,950m high.

      Dhunche headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal where Langtang National Park starts and ends.

      From Dhunche drive leads downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.

        Beginning our first day walk from Syabrubesi leading to a climb for a while but the rest of the walk is on gradual winding uphill trail past terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins to reach near Riverside and place called Bamboo.

        From here our route leads into cool forested area within river gorge following glacial Trisuli River  upstream, as the path climb into cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest and then after a pleasant walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for overnight stop in a small nice local lodge.

          Our second day of trek follows a trail into deep woodland for few hours as morning walks leads to a small place called Ghoretabela for lunch stop amidst lovely forest surrounding with pines, hemlocks and rhododendron trees from here onward you can where you can feel touch of altitude gain.

          After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, walking for hours into cool shade of woodland, on crossing a stream leaving the tree line behind as our walk leads to a climb for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop.

          One of the large villages within Langtang areas (was completely destroyed by avalanche and landslides from the effect of big earthquake of April 25th and May 15th 2015), the village slowly coming back to normal shape with happy life as it was for hundreds of years.

            From Langtang village a short day walk as morning starts with uphill climb for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way respect to local Tamang culture and Buddhist religion, as walk leads further north east where gorge opens into a scenic wide valley facing views of high snow capped peaks.

            After few hours of gentle walk with super views reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, on the highlight spot of the adventure at this charming and scenic spot offers grand  views of Langtang Lirung at 7,000m and its icefall surrounded by a rocky ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders. 

              At leisure and a rest day with time to explore a small Cheese factory or walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights of the adventure offers stunning panorama of snow capped mountains.

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

                  The trek today 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 to Upper Syabru is reached also called Thulo Syabru means bigger, the village with row of houses located on a ridge with a monastery.

                    Morning walk leads uphill on winding path above the monastery and then gaining more height facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards far west, after a few refreshing stops at teahouses on route, 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.    

                      Walk today from Singh Gompa offers more superb views of Langtang Himal range and Ganesh-Himal towards north west with Manaslu and Annapurna range, as the path leads with gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stops with grand views, walk continues on uphill trail 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).

                      From here short descend and up across Saraswati and Bhairab kund brings you to overnight stop at Gosainkund near its holy pond.

                        From Gosainkund a gradual walk along the lake 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 in complete wilderness, from here where trail joins to 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 last day of our wonderful trek where short walk takes you at nice Tamang village in Gol Bhanjyang and then ending our adventurous walks taking an exciting drive to Kathmandu as ride takes you on rough hilly road past scenic Chisapani and Pati Bhanjyang village.

                            As journey continues heading through lovely forest and farmlands and then descend to Sundarijal (which means beautiful water) a lovely spot a small farm town from here drive takes you past Jhorpati and Bouddhanath to reach hub of busy 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 Folk culture programs as entertainment.

                              Your last memorable day in Nepal after a great wonderful experience on Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                What's Included
                                • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                                • Transpiration from KTM to KTM by tourist bus.
                                •  Note: if there is more then 3 people in the group then will be private transport.  
                                • Government license holder guide 
                                • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek
                                • TIMS Trekking information manage System   
                                • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
                                • Government taxes and official expenses.
                                What's not Included
                                • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                • Food and drinks ($15-25 per day)
                                • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

                                Departure Dates

                                Select a Departure Month
                                Trip Dates
                                Trip DateOct 16, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 17, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 19, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 06, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 25, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 27, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 29, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 30, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
                                Useful Information

                                Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                 Guide and Porters: 

                                On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                 Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
                                 Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                 what to Bring 

                                **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                 Clothing and footwear

                                • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                                •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                                •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                                • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                                • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                                • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                                •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                                •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                                • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                                • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.


                                 *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                                 *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                                *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                                *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                                 *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                                *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                                * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                                 Personal usage

                                > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                Gosainkunda Langtang Himal Trekking FAQs

                                • The best time for this scenic and cultural trekking is spring from March to May and during autumn season. Which starts from September to November, these are the best seasons for treks around the Himalaya, including Gosainkunda Langtang Himal Trekking.

                                • On the first of the adventure reaching Kyanjin Gompa at 3,860 m / 12, 664 feet high for overnight stops. From Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa the next highest overnight stop is Gosainkunda at 4,380 m / 14,370 feet high.

                                • The foods and lodge accommodation are simple, clean and the best for a mountainous region. Langtang and on route Gosainkunda provides good and basic lodge facilities. Having nice cozy rooms with common bath and toilets, where one has to pay extra for hot showers. The most simple and basic lodge accommodation are at Langtang or Mundu villages and in Gosainkunda.

                                  Every lodge with big dining rooms serving excellent foods as per the choice from the menu. La Carte’ or Set meals, for larger group it is best to have set meals to save time and fuel energy.

                                • All settlements and villages en route do have electricity either run by community hydro or solar power. Where guest can charge their electronic items and gadgets a fee is charged as per items.

                                • An exciting overland journey to start with, the best ways to observe the Nepali rural farm activities. Walking steep uphill for an hour or less, with few gradual level path, and much downhill at the end of the trek. The trek leads to lovely traditional Tamang village, the highlanders of Langtang Himal region of Rasuwa district. Enjoy walking around villages steeped with ancient cultures of Buddhism with monastery and prayer monuments in each villages. Lovely cool forested path chances of spotting some mountain wildlife and exotic birds.

                                Client Reviews
                                • My amazing Himalaya

                                  Thank you for very amazing trek. So much beautiful views, lot of hiking. Loved every meal by trek. Night time was cold but staying in sleeping bag helped me to stay warm. Thank you Bam for feeling safety all hiking trek. Can recommend Bam as very trustful guide and peaceful. I am in love with mountains, and some day coming back to Nepal.

                                  Ilona Alatalo
                                  Ilona AlataloFinland,November 13, 2019