Trip Overview

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek arranged by Go For Nepal will take us near the Nepal- Tibet border. The Gosainkunda Lake is located in the Lantang National Park. These places are the attractions of the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The Gosainkunda Lake holds much religious importance to the Hindus. The Lake is situated 43 kilometers away from Kathmandu.

During the month of August, large numbers of devotees visit Gosainkunda Lake. Followers of Hinduism believe that the Lake is an abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The festival affiliated with Gosainkunda Lake is the Hindu festival- Janai Purnima.

Langtang is a setting of the Rhododendron forests and several snow-capped mountains.  Lantang Lirung is the major peak of Langtang whereas Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Gangchhenpo and Dorje Lhakpa are the secondary ones.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m- 07 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m – 04 hours.
Day 07: Rest day for local hike and to enjoy the views.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru 2,118 -05 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) 3,254 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m / 14,375 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund pass or Laurabina-La 4,609 m.
Day 13: Trek to Thadepati 3,597 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 04 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Langtang & Helambu trekking and while you are under our care.
Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Langtang & Helambu trekking with optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m- 07 hours.
Early morning an exciting scenic overland drive away from Kathmandu valley, as the drive leads towards North past Nuwakott town and village to reach at Dhunche, a headquarter town of Rasuwa district where Langtang National park starts, Dhunche at the height of 1,900 m high from here a long descend on winding road brings you at Tamang village in Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hours.
Morning with fresh country air, our walk starts on gradual path to cross a bridge over Bhote Kosi or upper Trisuli River, and then climb towards a ridge past scattered farm villages and terraces and then entering into cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and fir tree lines, the area is also famous for rare and endangered Red Panda, seldom seen along the walk on this river gorge to Lama Hotel for overnight stop, this place surrounded with beautiful forest near the raging river.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m - 05 hours.
From Lama Hotel onward for few days walking into a cool forested gorge with views of Langtang Lirung along the walk to reach at Ghoretabela in the midst of green woodland, after a pleasant rest walk continues with short ups into a forest to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop.

Langtang village was badly destroyed in 2015 earthquake, where the village life is slowly coming back to normal; here enjoy visiting Tamang farmer's houses with rich old culture interwoven with Buddhism religion and its unique surrounding.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m - 04 hours.
After a fine morning having breakfast, enjoy walks as this day leads you to our highlight and final destination at Kyanjin Gompa within beautiful Langtang valley, walk starts with short uphill and then the gorge opens into a marvelous scenic valley, where tree lines disappears for short alpine bushes of azalea plants and juniper bushes with dramatic views of snow covered peaks.

Slowly morning scenic walk reaches our goal of the adventure at Kyanjin the highest spot of the trip at 3,850 m high surrounded with mountain views.

At Kyanjin for overnight stop with time to catch the magnificent views and visit its small Cheese factory, established in support of Swiss technical assistance.

Day 07: Rest day for local hike and to enjoy the views.
A free day to marvel the surrounding beautiful views of landscapes and peaks, where you can take a morning hike to Tsego Ri or Kyanjin hill at the height of 4,700 m high Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22, 699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh a ridge of peaks includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m or Ganjala peak with Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak.

As it extends towards Jugal Himal, ending at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft) within east direction leads to upper meadows at the very end of Langtang valley forming a massive mountain wall and a frontier with Tibet.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hours.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time at Kyanjin within wonderful Langtang valley, our adventure completes with return trek towards Syabrubesi having overnight stop back at Lama Hotel.

Day 09: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru 2,118 -05 hours.
Walk today follows on the same route for an hour, after crossing a bridge our route leads towards pleasant bamboo forest, on leaving the river down below, climb starts uphill into landslide sections of rocks and boulders and through farm terraces to reach at Upper Syabru also called Thulo Syabru means larger, the village with row of houses located on a ridge with a monastery.

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) 3,254 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk continues with uphill above the monastery reaching higher with 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.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m / 14,375 ft - 05 hrs.
Trek today offers more excellent views of snow peaks from Langtang to Ganesh-Himal with Manaslu and Annapurna Mountain range, morning starts with uphill climb for an hour into oaks, pines and rhododendron woodland, stopping to catch grand views as the walk leads to more climb on leaving the tree lines behind for dwarf rhododendron (azalea), juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.

The trail continues passing few teahouses at Laurabina, a place where pilgrims leaves their walking sticks on the way down after a holy visit at Gosainkund (on auspicious time in August with full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar).

From here short downhill walk reaching Saraswoti and Bhairavnath Kund, as our route reaches at Gosainkund with a short climb to our overnight stop, near serene holy and icy pond.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund pass or Laurabina-La 4,609 m.
After a pleasant and enjoyable stop at holy Gosainkund, our return trek heading towards Helambu before Kathmandu, as the route leads east on a small trail by the pond, and then heading uphill between rocks and boulders, passing another small pond Surja Kund.

From here on gradual winding path and then with steep up to reach our highest point of the adventure on top Gosainkund pass also known as East Laurabina La at 4,609 m high, and then on downhill to reach at the base of the pass which is called Phedi (bottom) at 3,694 m with few small teahouses, here one can stop for lunch or to refresh.

Our next step leads towards Helambu region as the walk continues towards east within green vegetations and tree lines of junipers, rhododendron and then slowly reaching at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Thadepati 3,597 m - 04 hrs.
Today a short walk of few hours to give you more time to enjoy the surrounding views with rest in the afternoon after a long walk of previous days, from this isolated spot walk around where trail meets Helambu and Kathmandu routes; as the this nice walk leads for an hour, and then with final climb for an hour to Thadepati at 3,597m high for lunch and overnight stop.

Rest of the afternoon free for short hike and to catch up with your dairy in the backdrop of snow covered peaks of Jugal-Langtang Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west.

Day 14: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrs.
After a fabulous morning at Thadepati, journey continues with short climb to a ridge top, then on downhill into thick forest of rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines trees.

Walk carries on through several Sheppard’s huts and temporary settlements and then finally reaching at Melemchi Khola a stream, crossing the river and then a slow climb to reach our overnight stop at Malemchigaon, a typical hill village of Buddhist religion populated by Hyalmo and Tamang tribes with interesting carved houses, as you can witness on its windows and doors with furniture decorated into Tibetan style carvings, after checking into a lodge free at leisure to explore this nice village.

Day 15: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hours.
From here on downhill path into forest of pines and rhododendron trees, after crossing a bridge with uphill climb to reach at Helambu main village Tarke Gyang for overnight stop.

Here with time to visit an old Buddhist monastery within Tarke Gyang, Helambu famous for Buddhist culture and handicraft on woods with intricate Tibetan design and carving, famous for delicious green apple that grows around.

Afternoon free to explore the lovely village and its old monastery dedicated to Goddess Ama Yangri, situated on top of the village.

Day 16: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.
Morning after leaving this nice village walk downhill through cool forested path passing several nice looking monuments with Chhorten (Buddhist prayer monuments), to reach at Gangyul a small village, then following the path with marvelous views of rolling hills and peaks to reach at Shermathang for last overnight stop around Helambu area, this is another lovely Hyalmo village with time to visit it's another old interesting monastery.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazaar - 05 hrs.
Today our last day of this marvelous adventure and within Helambu pristine surrounding, from this lovely village our walk concludes with a drive on long downhill to warmer areas at Melamche bazaar, from here on good wide road to Kathmandu passing the hill town of Dhulikhel and Banepa and finally reaching into the hustle and bustle of busy city life in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserve as free day on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 19: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with amazing experience on Langtang & Helambu Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star level hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

Trip Equipment

For Head
  1. Sun hat / Scarf
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head Tourch
For Upper Body
  1. Water Proof Jacket
  2. Down Jacket
  3. Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
  1. Water Proof Pants
  2. Light Weight Pant
For Hand
  1. Gloves
For Feet
  1. Thin Inner socks
  2. Woolen socks
  3. Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
Other Accessories
  1. Trekking and sleeping bags
  2. Water and camel bottle etc

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of two or more than two person. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.  

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Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
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Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.