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Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek
Duration: 13 Days
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4610m.
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Tea House
  • Group Size: 02 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate & High Pass
  • Meals: Full Board on the trek
  • Activities: Cultural tour - scenic drive and trekking.
  • Best Time: September to November and March to May
  • Start / Ending: Syabru Besi to Sundarijal

‘A scenic and cultural trek around central Himalaya within Langtang Himal high ridges’

Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek

  • Himalayan Valleys
  • Century-old Monasteries
  • Green Lush Forests & Water Resources
  • More than 1 dozen mountain vistas
  • Mystical and Mythic places
  • Langtang Ri Sunrise/Sunset
  • Gosainkunda Lake
  • High Altitude Passes
  • Tamang Villages

Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek in Nepal is the excursion of a lifetime to the Lama Villages and Mountain valleys. Moreover, it is also the best trekking route nearby Kathmandu Valley to experience the mountain wilderness. The mythic valleys and mystical monasteries along with the high-altitude sacred lake offers great trekking memories. Don’t miss out on trek on the trail which helps to awaken the spirits. Awesome Nepal Treks presents the best itinerary to relish the wonders of Mother Nature and the grandeur of Lama Culture.

Itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is also known among trekkers as the Langtang Circuit Trek. It encompasses the Chisapani, Gosaikunda Lake, and Langtang Valley. Except for the Ganjala Pass, explore almost every region of the Langtang.

Langtang Valley Trek

The first phase of the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek consists of the Langtang Valley Trek itinerary. Trekkers take the scenic bus or jeep drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi. They will trek through the villages of Lama Hotel, Ghoda Tabela, and Langtang to reach Kyanjin Gompa. The place is the final village on this trail. The major highlights of the Kyanjin Gompa area are sunrise or sunset from Kyanjin ri and hiking of Tsergo Ri. The Tsergo Ri hiking offers a mini mountaineering feeling. Therefore, trekkers should not miss out on this fun filled mountain wilderness. After exploring the region, trekkers take the Thulo Syapru via Lama Hotel.

Tamang Villages on Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek

There are countless Lama or Tamang villages along the trail. Thulo Syapru, Chisapani, and Langtang are the major Tamang Villages. These places are ideal destinations to understand the Lama culture and traditions. These people are ethnic indigenous people of Nepal mainly Buddhists and have their own traditions. Travel through these villages and understand these people’s daily lives. Moreover, the trip offers the unique chance to relish the charming lifestyle of Nepal’s one of the major ethnic communities.

Gosaikunda Lake & High Altitude Passes

The Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred holy lake for both Buddhists and Hindus. It is believed that Lord Shiva’s trident formed the lake. Therefore, those people who take a dip into the holy lake and all the sins committed in life will be relieved. Moreover, traveling in the high altitude places offers splendid mountain vistas. Langtang lirung, Gaurishankar, Shishapangma, Ganjala etc. are the major mountain vistas.

Chisapani Village

The final village on the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is the Chisapani Village. The village is famous for its terraced farmlands. After the arduous crossing of the high passes, relax in the mundane village life of Chisapani.

Book the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek in Nepal with us and explore the Langtang region of Nepal to the fullest. At an affordable cost, enjoy the majestic trekking of the mystical Langtang.


Details Itinerary

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.

(M Hotel or equivalent)

A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Langtang & Gosainkund Trekking. (other options on the tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area is also known as Little Tibet)

Morning travel by private coach or local bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical our journey continues uphill on winding road towards cooler area past many farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche at the height of 1,950 m. Headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district of Langtang area where Langtang National Park begins.

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

The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, the trek from here leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after six hours walk reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel.

From here few hours morning walk to Ghoretabela for lunch stop amidst the lovely forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, the walk for an hour is pleasant in the cool shade of alpine woodland, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.

From Langtang village walk on the nice path and then on the uphill trail for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way in respect to the Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow-capped peaks. After few hours of a gentle walk with views brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung of above 7,000m and its icefall at close distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.

Walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngjin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft which will add more heights of this adventure offers a stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains.

After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on the same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at 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 Singh Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.

From Singh Gompa, walk leads to Gosainkund, starting with a climb into pine and rhododendron forest then over west Laurabinaya pass at above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurabinaya and Cholang Pati, after Laurabinaya with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosainkund a glacial pond for an overnight stop.

The legendry and myth story of this holy place as per ancient Hindu epic, Gosainkund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri.  Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.

After a pleasant and enjoyable stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Eastern Laurabinaya-la or Gosainkund pass at above 4,600 m / 15,091 ft, the highest point of the adventure as the walk leads past Ganesh and Surya Kund. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte, a small settlement located in the middle of the forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.

From Ghopte, morning walk leading son winding trail most of the way with the short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses after a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for an overnight stop.

After Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk leads past Gulphu-Bhanjyang village, then reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with overnight stop at Chisapani, after a walk uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisopani danda for last overnight stop. Chisopani village with nice lodges located on a high ridge North of Kathmandu Valley on route Langtang, Helambu and Nagarkot, offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over an array of mountains.

After catching early morning stunning sunrise over mountains, last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant walk into forested areas and farmlands with a downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. The walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and freshwater streams.

From here an hour downhill to reach the northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders after wonderful experience and fond memories of Langtang & Gosainkund Trekking around great Central Himalaya region, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 2 nights standard accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Langtang National Park fee, permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
  • Kathmandu- Syprubesi, Dhunche- Kathmandu by comfortable public bus
  • Full board of meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea coffee)
  • accommodation twin share- comfortable and clean (two nights attached bath)
  • One English speaking guide, his entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire cost of porter and Sherpa’s- one porter for each two member in a group
  • All the Gov and local taxes
  • Duffle bag and T-shirt
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
  • Group medicine kit box
  • High altitude chamber bag for trek safety (available on above 4 pax)
  • Departure transfer

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance(Must include Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  • Personal Nature Expenses
  • Tips
  • Any Extending Trips.


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.