Nepal: 17d Langtang Gosain Kunda Trekking

  • Moderate
  • 4,300 M
  • 12 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days
  • 12 Days Trekking Days

Nepal: 17 days Langtang Gosain Kunda Trekking

Langtang and Helambu is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. And it is located centrally in Nepal north of Kathmandu. It offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights. The three major areas are Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu. And you can combine trekking in many different ways to make treks from seven to 16 days long.
Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. So it is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north. And Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south. Similarly, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the east end of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in 1971.

Route Highlight

  • Duration: 17 days.
  • Best season: Sep-Dec & Feb – May.
  • Trekking grade: C+ (Strenuous ).
  • Altitude: 4,300 m.
  • Trek Starting Point: Shyabrubesil.
  • Ending Point: Dhunchel.
  • Culture: In this region, one can explore different communities with a majority of Gurung, Magar, and Poon.
  • Mode of Trekking: this trekking is Popular for Tea houses (lodge trek). But the trek operates either a tea house or a camping trek on request.
  • Himalayan Sights: Langtang Lirung (7246m) Yala peak (5,500m), Langshisha Ri (6310m.) Gang Chhenpo (6388m) Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, Hiunchuli.
  • Highlight: Three major regions offer the greatest diversity in both nature and culture with the least effort of any trek in Nepal. You can see the holy lake Gosain Kund.

Day to day schedule to Nepal: 17d Langtang Gosain Kunda Trekking

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,429 ft)

    Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

    Overnight stay at 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Include welcome dinner (Nepali cuisine)

  • Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    After breakfast we will start for sightseeing tours around in Kathmandu valley, the sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

    Overnight stay at 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Include meal Breakfast

  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m / 4,709ft)

    Drive Distance: 115km (71.4 mile)
    Drive Hour: 6 hours
    Maximum Hight: 1,460meter (4,709 feet)

    After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 6hr. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m / 8,136 ft)

    Trek distance: 10.8 km (6.7 mile)
    Trek Hour: 6/7 Hours
    Maximum Height: 2,480 meters (8,136 feet)

    The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3,500m / 11,483ft)

    Trek distance: 11.5 km (7.2 mile)
    Trek Hour: 5/6 Hours
    Maximum Height: 3,500 meters (11,483 feet)

    Today the trial starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m).The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 6: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3,900m / 12,795ft)

    Trek distance: 6.5 km (4 mile)
    Trek Hour: 3/4 Hours
    Maximum Height: 3,900 meters (12,795 feet)

    The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 7: Hiking in Kyanjing Ri (4,350m/14,271 feet) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3,900m / 12,795ft)

    Trek distance: 1.65 km (1.01 mile)
    Trek Hour: 4/5 Hours
    Maximum Height: 4,350m (14,271 feet)

    Today we Hiking in Kyanjin Ri and explore the area. This day after breakfast, we visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung and hike to Kyanjin Ri (4350m). Hike back to Kyanjing to spend your night. This exploration provides
    breathtaking panoramic views of mountains of Tibet. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin Gompa.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m / 8,136ft)

    Trek distance: 18 km (11.2 mile)
    Trek Hour: 6/7 Hours
    Maximum Height: 2,480 meters (8,136 feet)

    Have your breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 9: Trek to ThuloSyabru (2,200 m / 7218 ft)

    Trek distance: 9 km (5.6 mile)
    Trek Hour: 6 Hours
    Maximum Height: 2,200 meters (7218 feet)

    After having breakfast, we will continue reviewing our route. The place is very attractive with old houses arranged along a high ridge overlooking the valley. On the way, you will enjoy seeing red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. This place is the settlement of Tamangs and also famous as Tamang village. You will see the culture of Tamang along with various monasteries and stupas.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 10: Trek to Cholangpati (3500m / 11483ft)

    Trek distance: 9 km (5.6 mile)
    Trek Hour: 5/6 Hours
    Maximum Height: 3500 meters (11483 feet)

    Leaving behind the pleasant village of Syabru, climb passes through the gompa, school and army post, and switchback up the steep hill above the village. There are a few houses and potato fields’ steep trail and pleasant teashops in the settlement of Dursagang. The trail continues less steeply, now mostly in forests, passes an old chorten to the top of the ridge at
    Phoparng Danda (3190m). Also you can watch the langur monkeys playing in the forest. The path gently ascends for a while and follows a flat level to the Sing Gompa. The local well managed cheese factory and a Buddhist Monasteries can be the visiting places which provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature. From Here we trek up to Cholangpati about 1 hrs.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4381m / 14373ft)

    Trek distance: 5.3 km (3.3 mile)
    Trek Hour: 3/4 Hours
    Maximum Height: 4381 meters (14373 feet)

    From Cholangpati, the trail entering the Gosainkunda protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are good views of Langtang Lirung from the north side of the ridge, and looking west, you can see the Himachuli, and Manaslu. You cross high altitude summer pastures for sheep and goats before going back to the south side of the ridge overlooking the TrisuliKhola. When you cross to the south side of the ridge the trail becomes much narrower than it has been up to now, and finally you will be able to see the first of the largest lake, the holy Gosainkunda, which is evident from the large stone Shiva lingam and the guest houses around its shores.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 12: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4600m / 15092ft) trek to Tharepati (3690m / 12106ft)

    Trek distance: 14.2 km (8.8 mile)
    Trek Hour: 7/8 Hours
    Maximum Height: 4600 meters (15092 feet)

    Morning explore around Gosainkunda lake and after having breakfast we leaving Gosainkunda, the trail skirts the shore of the lake before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass 4610m. The trail now descends, steeply at first but becoming more gradual, to the southeast on a rocky path. In about an hour you’ll come to some roofless stone herders’ huts, and from here the trail descends another ridge, crossing several streams and passing two waterfalls. After passing another stone hut, you climb to another ridge Ghopte. From Ghopte, the trail descends and enters a thick forest of Pine and rhododendrons. After crossing a stream, which is dry for part of the year, the trail will make a final ascent to Tharepati (3690m), a grouping of small stone huts used in the summer months by herders.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2470m / 8103ft)

    Trek distance: 14.8 km (9.2 mile)
    Trek Hour: 6/7 Hours
    Maximum Height: 2470 meters (8103 feet)

    You have to trek descending all the way and can have panoramic view of Mountains including Annapurna, Masalsu. If you are trekking in spring season, you will see the forest covered with Rododendron.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2165m / 7103ft)

    Trek distance: 22 km (13.6 mile)
    Trek Hour: 5/6 Hours
    Maximum Height: 2165meters (7103 feet)

    From Kutumsang, in early morning we can see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chisopani (2165m). It takes about six hours to reach. Chisapani is another
    view point of sunrise and sunset. Besides, we would explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle.

    Overnight stay at Lodge
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 15: Trek to Shundarijal (1,350m / 4,429 ft) and drive to Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,429 ft)

    Trek distance: 10.3 km (6.4 mile)
    Trek Hour: 3/4 Hours
    Drive Hours: 40 Minutes
    Maximum Height: 1350 meters (4,429 feet)

    Chisopani is one of the best places from where one can enjoy the super views of Himalayas, wonderful, Hills & sunrise/sunset views can be seen. You will see the Tamang Habitants and will follow the trail across the Mulkharka and Shivapuri National Park. Then drive Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes approximately an hour depending upon the traffic.

    Overnight stay at Hotel
    Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

  • Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,429 ft)

    Maximum Height: 1350 meters (4,429 feet)

    This day, after having breakfast you are free to explore Kathmandu valley and thamel bazzer on your own. As this is last day of your trip enjoy the day and do some shopping, buy souvenir for your family and friends.

    Overnight stay at Hotel
    Included standard meals (Breakfast)

  • Day 17: Departure

    This day, after breakfast enjoy the leisure time and thereafter transfer to the international airport 3 hours before as per your flight schedule.

    Included standard meals (Breakfast)

What is included?

  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Government licensed guide with privet transport during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Accommodation in hotel and lodge
  • Langtang conservation fee and trekking permit (TIMS)

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Trip Dates and Availibility

From/To Availability
From 8 Nov, 2023 To 24 Nov, 2023 Guaranteed when booking Inquire

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Best Season
Sep - Dec & Feb - May

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