Langtang Valley Gosainkunda TrekkingLangtang Valley Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trekking

  • Scenic walks on beautiful hills and valleys of the Langtang Himal region 
  • Regular views of Ganesh and the Himal extending all the way to the Jugal Hmal Range
  • Visit Tamang traditional farm village in a region where the elusive habitat of the red panda
  • Walk into the beautiful rhododendron-magnolia forest in a beautiful environment
  • View the panorama of high snow-capped peaks and glaciers   

Travel from Langtang Valley to holy Gosaikunda Glacial Lake and then back to Kathmandu through beautiful trails

A great adventure on scenic ridges of Langtang Valley and the holy Gosaikunda lake

Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek on an adventure through Central Langtang Himal. This mountain range can be seen from Kathmandu on a clear day towards the north. It is the closest peak to the capital city of Kathmandu at an aerial distance of approximately 35 Km. However, the journey on foot lasts more than a week. The Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda trekking area are protected by Langtang National Park. This is a beautiful region filled with rich flora and fauna. 

The first mountainous parks around the Nepal Himalayas were established in mid-1976 AD. This region is home to the elusive Red Panda. We can often spot other wildlife away from the main trekking trail within the dense vegetation of the mountain. 

Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trekking feature beautiful and scenic areas of Langtang Himal. The first part of our journey takes us to the beautiful Langtang Valley located at Kyanjin Gompa. It is a beautiful settlement with many lodges for trekkers, along with an exciting location. 

At Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Valley, we have a day for acclimatization. Here, we also take scenic hikes to various viewpoints. Then we climb up to Kyanjin-Ri. Tserko-Ri also offers a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Langtang Himal range. We can see as far as Jugal Himal, along with some peaks of Tibets across the border. 

After an enjoyable experience at Kyanjin Gompa, we walk towards higher Gosaikunda. It is also one of the holiest pilgrimage sites across the whole Himalayan range. In this region, several festivals are held annually.  During these festivals, lots of Hindu people visit Gosaikunda lake for special baths. It's a cool place to be because it's surrounded by high mountains and cliffs, and it feels really sacred. 

From Gosaikunda, our journey continues. We climb and cross over Gosaikunda Pass or East Laurabinaya-La. The highest peak of our trek is at an altitude of 4,609 m. This point of our journey faces the grand views of surrounding mountain peaks. After a break to enjoy the views, we slowly head down towards the Helambu region. At Kutumsang and Gul-Bhanjyang villages, our journey continues.  After our final climb, we get to the top of Chisapani ridge. It is above the northeast part of Kathmandu Valley.  It is a great place for exciting views of sunrise and sunset over the chain of Himalayan peaks. 

From Chisapani, we take a descent towards Kathmandu Valley's eastern rim at Sundarijal. It is a small farm town.  After this, we go on a quick drive that takes us back to Kathmandu. This is the end of our adventure, at Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trekking. 


After reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our guide will welcome you. After this, we will guide you towards your respective hotels. After checking in, you can refresh yourself.  After a quick break, we join our trekking group at Langtang Valley and Holy Gosaikunda. Our smart guides tell us where we'll sleep, how we'll hike, where we'll stay, and how we'll move around. Additionally, we also provide briefings on do's and don'ts. In the evening, we have a special welcome dinner at a real Nepalese restaurant. There's even cool traditional dancing and music for us to enjoy! 

     After a good breakfast, we head out from our hotels for a fun tour of Kathmandu with our guide. Our city guide will guide us across many interesting places. Kathmandu metropolitan city retains its ancient heritage and ancient culture. Therefore, we visit many World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu. After our tour of old historical and religious places, we have the afternoon to get ready for the next day . 

      On our second day, we start with a fun ride on the highway from Kathmandu to Dhunche and Syabrubesi. We then head towards the Himalayan foothills. After reaching the warm subtropical area of Trishuli Bazaar, our journey continues uphill.  After that, we drive on a twisty road to a cooler place up in the mountains. We pass by farms, villages, and towns until we reach Dhunchhe at 1,960 meters. Dhunche is the headquarters and main town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himan. It is also the place where Langtang National Park begins and ends. 

      From Dhunche, we drive downhills on a zig-zag road towards Syabrubesi village. It is the home of the Tamang tribe in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himan. There, we stay for the night in a nice and cozy lodge. 

        Our first day of the walk begins from Syabribesi. We climb uphill for a short while. The rest of our walk is on a gradual winding uphill trail through farms and villages. As the trail descends, it joins the riverside to a place called Bamboo. Our journey takes us through a forested area near river george beside Trishuli River. We then ascend into the cool rhododendron and oak forests. After a pleasant walk of six hours, we reached a small clearing. Here, we take an overnight stop at Lama-Hotel, a small and nice local lodge. 

          On our second day of the trek, we follow a trail into deep woodland for a few hours. Our walk then leads to a place known as Ghoretabela. There, we rest for lunch, surrounded by pine, hemlocks, and rhododendrons. After lunch, our trek continues on a trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley. Our journey follows a calming walk for hours under the cool woodland shades. We then cross a stream, leaving the tree line behind. We ascend for an hour before it transforms into a mix of ascending and descending. We then continue our journey towards Langtang village for another overnight stop.  This village is part of Langtang Village. It got hit by a big snow and rock slide during the earthquake on April 25th and May 15th, 2015, and that caused a lot of damage. This village is slowly recovering back to normalcy. 

            Our day starts with a short walk uphill. We climb for a few hours following the mani-prayer wall.  We walk in a circle to show respect for the Tamang culture and Buddhist religion. As we keep walking northeast, the narrow valley opens up to a pretty place with views of tall snowy mountains.  After a few hours of calming walk, we reach the highlight of our adventure, Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we witness the grand view of Langtang Lirung at 7,000 m. We witness the icefall surrounded by a rocky ridge formed by a glacial moraine of rocks and boulders. 

              On our seventh day, we take time to explore a small Cheese factory. We walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin Ri above 4,700 m/ 15,420 Ft. These walks add more adventure to the stunning panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. 

                After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, we retrace our journey back on the same route. We then stopped at Lama-Hotel, a small settlement in the midst of the forest by the bank of the upper Trishuli River. 

                  Our trek on this day follows the same route that we took before for an hour. After we cross the bridge, we take a pleasant walk through the rain and bamboo forest. ccThis village is also known as Thulo Syabru, which means bigger Syabru. This village is filled with rows of houses located on a ridge with a monastery.

                    Our morning walk leads us uphill on a winding path above the monastery. Then we ascend, facing the views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, and Annapurna range. After a few refreshing stops at the teahouse en route, our journey continues.  We go uphill from the farms into a chilly forest and stay the night near an old monastery in Sing Gompa. 

                      The walk on this day offers us beautiful views of the Langtang Himal range and Ganesh Himal towards the northwest. We also get views of the Annapurna range as our path leads us up the gradual slope for an hour. We walk past oak, pine, and rhododendron forests. After brief stops filled with grand views, our walk continues uphill. We leave treelines behind for dwarf rhododendrons, junipers, and alpine shrubs. The path passes through a few teahouses at Laurabinaya. It means a place with walking sticks. During the auspicious times in August with a full moon, pilgrims visit Gosaikunda pond for ritual baths. There is a belief that taking a dip in Gosaikunda Pond takes us to paradise. There is also a belief that drinking the holy water also resolves sins of a hundred lifetimes. 

                      From here, we descend and cross Saraswati and Bhairab Kund. Then, we take an overnight stop at Gosaikunda, near its holy land. 

                        There is a festival held in Gosaikunda every August full moon.   After spending the night at Gosaikunda, we start going down to the LauriBinaya ridge. We stop for the night at Singh Gompa, which is in a forest with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountains.  

                          From Singh Gompa, we head downhill into the dense forested areas to reach the base of high hills. We then cross a small bridge, as we move towards the paved roads. Then, we reach Dhunche town for a last overnight stop in Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district.

                            On the morning of our 14th day, we take an exciting drive back to Kathmandu. We drive past Dhunche town and go downhill to a warmer place called Trishuli Bazaar in Nuwakot. Then we take a few hour drive back to Kathmandu. We have free time for the rest of the afternoon. 

                              We end our wonderful journey in Langtang valley and Holy Gosaikunda Trekking with Explorer Adventure. On this day, you head towards your home or other destinations. Of course, as long as the situations permit, you can go on another trekking event with us! 

                                What's Included
                                • Pickup by Airport and Drop by private Vehicle
                                • Three nights in a standard hotel in Kathmandu on a sharing basis with a Bed and Breakfast
                                • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by tourist bus
                                • If you are a group of more than three people, we will provide you with private transport
                                • A guide with government license
                                • One porter per two people with proper equipment
                                • Food, salary, insurance, and accommodation for guides and porters
                                • Tea house and lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
                                • Duffel bag for trekking
                                • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS)
                                • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
                                • Government taxes and official expenses 
                                What's not Included
                                • You should pay for yourself during the trek
                                • We do not cover flights to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                • $70 to $100 Tips for porters and $80 to $100 for guides
                                • We do not include a $50 Nepal visa
                                • We do not cover insurance (your insurance must include emergency evacuation by helicopter. Check for further details.
                                • We do not cover food and drinks (approximately costing $20 to $30 per day)
                                • We do not cover charges for hot water, wifi, and battery charging (approximately costing $2 to $5 per day)
                                • We do not cover drinking water. The price of the water follows linear regression and varies depending on altitude.  

                                Departure Dates

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                                Trip Dates
                                Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 06, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 26, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
                                Trip DateOct 30, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
                                Useful Information

                                Insurance policy for Medical and Travel

                                The insurance policy should cover medical insurance for illness. It should also cover emergency evacuation by Helicopter. It should also cover other means of transportation. It should include other expenses on treatment at respective countries' hospitals. It should also include expenses for delayed or canceled flights in the mountains.

                                Travel and medical insurance also help if you have to end your trip due to sickness or personal problems back home.

                                Guide and Porters 

                                Our expert guides guide you on treks and climbs. We have a team of professional and experienced guides to lead the trek comfortably. Furthermore, our guides also provide you with information about the area. This form of information ranges from history, geography, culture, flora, and fauna. 

                                All of our guides have basic medical training. This includes training for High Altitude Symptoms or Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Therefore, they can provide you with simple First Aid.  If you get very sick, our guides will make sure you get to the nearest safe place or hospital using different types of transportation.

                                Similarly, our guides are well-versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism. They are committed to keeping the environment on the trekking routes safe and pristine. 

                                We pick our porters from the company in Kathmandu-Pokhara or Lukla at the start of the trekking. They are cheerful and can carry your heavier luggage. Do note that each porter can only carry luggage between fifteen to twenty-five kilograms. We do not allow underage porters or porters below 16 years and above 50 years. 

                                The porters and guides are looked after well by the company with good wages, medical insurance, and travel allowances. They are also provided meals on treks and climbs. Our company also provides warm for winter and high altitude. 

                                Altitude sickness

                                Understanding Altitude Sickness is important for hikers and mountaineers in Nepal. There are two primary symptoms of Altitude Sickness or AMS. They are:

                                • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or water in the brain 
                                • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or water in the lungs

                                The best remedy for people with Altitude Sickness/ AMS is drinking enough fluids. The fluids can include water, black tea, light juice, or soups. This is a preventive measure. Additionally, one can also take adequate rest and take care of the sick. 

                                If the symptoms worsen, it is advised to take the patient to a lower altitude. 

                                It is also a good idea to carry Diamox pills as safety measures against high altitude sickness. Diamox is a name of a brand for Acetazolamide, a medicine to prevent symptoms of AMS or High Altitude Sickness. It also lowers headaches, tiredness, nausea, and dizziness. 

                                In regular circumstances, this pill is used to treat eye problems, seizures, and a brain condition with high pressure. Nowadays, it's mainly used for swelling due to altitude sickness. 

                                During challenging High Altitude Trekking, we provide Gamma Bags. The Gamma Bag is a pressure bag used to put the patients in and pump air for quick recovery. However, this is a temporary curative measure. They must be brought to a lower altitude for further care.

                                If the AMS is severe, we immediately evacuate the patient through various means of fast transportation to good hospitals. The best option for this in Nepal is Helicopter Services. 

                                Additionally, trekkers and Mountaineers can ascend slowly at an easy pace on high-altitude climbs. This is especially so if they get breathless. Along with this, they are also suggested to take adequate fluids.

                                What to Bring

                                • Clothing and Footwear
                                • Warm, waterproof, breathable trekking boots that can cover the ankle
                                • Sports and sandals with closed-toe/ Sneakers
                                • Flip flops
                                • Sun cap
                                • Wool/ Fleece hat
                                • One thin and one thick gloves or mittens
                                • Bandana or neckerchief
                                • One thin and one thick fleece jacket
                                • Two sets of Thermal underwear (Merino wool, one for walking and another pair for sleeping)
                                • Several pairs of trekking socks as there is a limited chance to wash the socks
                                • Two or more pieces of quick-drying sport's T-shirts (like Polartec PowerDry)
                                • Down Jacket
                                • Windstopper
                                • Windproof warm jacket with hood
                                • Trekking Trousers
                                • Warm Synthetic Pants (ski Pants)
                                • Rain Poncho
                                • Sun Screen
                                • Sunglasses
                                • Trekking Pole
                                • Water Bottle


                                ** We will provide you with Duffel bags on the second day of trekking. You should return them after the trek is over

                                ** Backpack of twenty to thirty liters of volume with rain cover- drinking system is optional

                                ** Sleeping bags suitable for -5 degrees. The lodges at high altitudes will provide woolen blankets. Additionally, you can rent sleeping bags in Kathmandu for the cost of $ 1 to $2 per day

                                ** Good quality headlight with new batteries with extra batteries
                                ** Category three to four sunglasses with hard care
                                ** Trekking poles
                                ** A half-liter or one liter thermos
                                ** Sealed packaging for your documents and money
                                ** Power Bank
                                ** Sitting Mats (Optional)
                                ** A roll of dense garbage bags of 50 liters to protect your items from moisture and dust. 

                                ** signifies that the item can be bought in Kathmandu

                                Personal Usage

                                • A light and quick-drying towel
                                • Washing accessories
                                • Disinfection wipes
                                • Antibacterial gel
                                • Moisturizing hand cream
                                • Sun cream with high SPF
                                • Lip Balm with sun protection
                                • Reusable water bottle
                                • Snacks - Nuts and Chocolate 

                                Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trekking FAQs

                                • The best time for Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). These are the two best seasons for treks around the Himalayan regions. It includes Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trekking. 

                                • The Kyanjun Gompa is situated at 3,870 m/ 12,696 Ft. Likewise, the Gosaikunda pass is situated at 4,380 m/ 14,370 Ft. Similarly, the pass to cross over Gosaikunda-La or East Laurabinaya is over 4,690 m/ 15,122 ft high. 

                                • The food and lodge are simple, clean, and perfectly suited for the mountainous region. Langtang and Gosaikunda provide good lodge facilities. We can get nice cozy rooms with a common bath and toilets. One has to pay extra for hot showers. One can get the most simple and basic lodge accommodation at Langtang or Mundu villages in Gosaikunda. The rest of the lodge/ accommodation is good, including Ghopte Odar. This form of accommodation can be found till Chisapani village.

                                  Every lodge with dining rooms serves excelling foods as per the menu. À la carte or set meals are provided for larger goods. We recommend a set of meals to save time and fuel.

                                • All settlements and villages en route have electricity. They are either run by community hydro or solar power. The guests can charge their electronic items and gadgets. The fee is charged according to the items that need to be charged. 

                                • One can expect an overall exciting journey. It is one of the best ways to observe Nepali rural farm activities. One can also expect steep uphill for a few hours with a few gradual leveled paths. Additionally, one should also expect a downhill descent at the end of the trek. This trek goes through a really pretty village called Tamang. It's next to the Langtang Himal mountains in the Rasuwa district.  You can visit villages with neat old Buddhist places like monasteries and places to pray. Plus, you might see mountain animals and cool birds.

                                  The adventure takes one over Gosaikunda-la pass, the highest point of the journey, to reach other beautiful areas of Helambu to end the trek. 

                                Client Reviews
                                • Langtang valley - amazing experience

                                  Dear all, let me say big Thank You to Explorer Adventure team for the great support during my trip in October 2019 in Nepal to Langtang Valley , and first of all to Bam and Niraj ! The beauty and energy of Himalayan mountains cannot be fully described, you should see, feel, experience it. And our team was happy to immerse into this amazing nature feeling absolutely secure and taken care of under the supervision of the Bam’s team - perfect organization, stunning routes, warm atmosphere and support, overall absolutely enriching experience! Happy I was part of it and Thank You )

                                  VictoriaRussia,January 08, 2020
                                • Himalaya Yatra-2019: trekking of the Yoga group

                                  Namaste Everyone! My name is Andrew, I was part of a team of yogis from Moscow who completed a 3-week trek to Langtang Valley (reaching the 5,000 m Tsergo Ri peak) and Gosaikunda Lakes. Write here with big gratitude to everyone who made our Yatra (pilgrimage) in Himalayas possible! A team of 8 yogis, led by our teacher Fuad Aliev, went to a 3-week journey in the mountains to make our Yatra and practice yoga on all the heights we've been on. The Divine was on our side and the journey was full of harmony and joy, the weather was wonderful and the sun bright - every day! Yes, the nights were sometimes cold but regardless of this everyone's managed to complete the journey and go through his/her own inner processes on the deepest possible level. And, sure thing, it could not be possible without our team of guides led by Bam Magar. Their professionalism, patience and wisdom, ability to quickly solve any problems and good knowledge of the trek made it possible for us to relax and fully concentrate on the process. Special thanks to our guides Bam and Master Niraj, and big thanks to our porters! You all became our great friends! I'll be happy to meet you and go to some trek with you again! Andrew

                                  Andrew Tseytlin
                                  Andrew TseytlinRussia,December 03, 2019