Trip Overview

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers an opportunity for the trekkers and adventurers to follow in Bill Tillman’s wake and rediscover the Himalayan passes, pristine valley, and diverse ethno- culture he found in 1949. Though easily accessible from Kathmandu Langtang region still remains relatively unspoiled and less developed trekking in Nepal. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosainkund trekking through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyanjin Gumba, while the view of the mountains is genuinely inspiring. Over the years this Gosainkunda has become one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620 meters with an excellent view of Tibet is simply breathtaking.

This 14 days trekking in the sacred valley of Langtang region is another spectacular trek that includes the holy Gosaikunda Lake at an altitude of 4380m/14,370ft which remains frozen for 6 months in the winter.  Though a less visited area Langtang happens to be the most popular destination which is one of its kind also very commonly known as the home of red pandas. The settlement in this region dates back to 300 years when Tibetan migrants traveled and took refuge who now consider themselves to be the Tamangs this is the reason why in their day to day life Tibetan culture still reflects, unlike the Tamangs.  Despite them being the Tibetan origin- the charismatic views of the mountain, the generosity of the people, and the flawless surroundings create a center of attention for thousands of tourists every year. Walking on the trail of the longstanding forest of rhododendron through a time-honored Tamang settlement with a majestic mountain views at the backdrop is beyond belief.


  • Drive to Syabribeshi through twisting roads is an unforgettable experience with scenic beauty.  
  • To find yourself in these untouched Tamang settlements, interacting with the local (The Tamangs), knowing their time-honored song, culture, flora, and fauna is a great new experience. 
  • Getting to Langtang village through the extensive valley which in reality is a true territory of the yaks and their grazing pasture is something that leaves you with satisfaction. 
  • Moreover, along with the exceptional walk to Kyangjin Gompa, a beautiful valley at the lap of Langtang Lirung you will have a great option of visiting Nepal's first cheese factory established by the Swiss volunteers in the late 1950s.  Side excursion to Kyangjin Ri (4770m) or Tsergo Ri (4980m) for the view of grandiose mountains is a must-do activity which is simply remarkable. 
  • Walk to Sing Gompa is fabulous with a panoramic mountain view where you have an option to visit the monastery and the cheese factory. 
  • The further trail leading to Gosaikunda Holy Lake is the home of red pandas which passes through the high pasture of Lauribinayak pass at the elevation of 4610m, offers you the most stunning views. 
  • Being at Holy Gosaikunda the habitat of Hindus supreme deity, Lord Shiva which is a great pilgrimage place for Hindus in the month of August is very distinguishing.


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Your group leader will receive you in the airport and will transfer you to the hotel where pre-trek briefing and other information will be given. Arrangements are made today for the distribution of your kit bag, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc. Soon you will be lead to the Royal Traditional Nepal Restaurant for the welcome dinner - a perfect place to talk through with your group and break the ice.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

An early departure for the 6-7 hrs drive to our trek starting point at the foot of the Langtang valley. The road takes a spectacular route, crossing over the ridge to escape from the Kathmandu valley. It offers the superb panorama of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and many other peaks of Nepal's Best Kept Secret valley. You will soon become acquainted within your trip to Langtang Experience.

  • Accommodation Local hotel
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

After crossing the Bhote Koshi, flowing down from Tibet, we gradually climb up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. We then follow the river, climbing through an uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) to reach to the Lama Hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

Leaving Lama Hotel you walk for an hour, climbing first gently, then more steeply. There are tantalizing views of Langtang Lirung (7225m) through the trees as you arrive in Gumnachowk (2800m). The valley starts to widen out from here and you reach Ghora Tabela (2970m). You now slowly ascend, passing through Tamang villages before a steeper climb just before Langtang village itself. Langtang (3430m) is a Tibetan village with flat-roofed houses and its own gompa (Buddhist monastery). The fields around are sown with wheat, potatoes, and barley – Tibetan staples – whilst the yak is a common beast of burden. Once in Langtang village, you can relax and perhaps enjoy the sunset, which from Langtang can be superb.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

You exit by a large Chorten (pagoda) and a long row of Mani stones to pass through the villages of Mundu and Sindum. Since the last leg yesterday you have been above 3200m and thus your pace must reflect the increased altitude if you are to minimize the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The path rises until you come to the Tajar Chu River

and cross a small wooden bridge. After climbing a little further, Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) is visible ahead as are the glaciers of the Langtang Himal to the north.

The views around Kyanjin Gompa are just a reward for the trek. Lirung Glacier spills down the mountainside to the north of town, and the icy peaks of several 6000m peaks surround you, including the 7225m peak of Langtang Lirung. You should be in Kyanjin Gompa around lunchtime, leaving the afternoon free to ascend Kyanjin Ri (4773m) for the spectacular views of the area and mountains.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4 hours

Leaving Kyanjin Gompa you retrace your steps, but given you are descending you arrive in Lama Hotel via Lantang village later today. Trekking the same route in reverse is no hardship – for all intents and purposes, the views are different. Lovers of rhododendrons will be richly rewarded in spring when the forest of the lower slopes is aflame. Wildflowers such as gentians, primulas, and primroses can be spotted by sharp-eyed enthusiasts.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

The views are beautiful – the Nepal of countless coffee-table books - terraced hillsides dotted with farmhouses all against a backdrop of snowy peaks in the distance. As you walk you’ll probably meet the friendly local people, many carrying enormous loads of fodder for their cattle or, depending on the time of the year perhaps a harvest of rice. The last part of the day involves a twisting climb as you gain height to arrive in the little village of Thulo Syabru or Syabru gaon.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

You leave past the little monastery and police post and take a steep twisting path up the trail to above the village. You quickly arrive at around 2500m and a few teahouses at a place, which on most maps is called Dursagang. Passing through forests you continue to climb, but the path is easier now and eventually levels out. Dhunche at 1950m can be seen below and behind you from a ridge as you pause to enjoy the views. Whenever the trail divides you inevitably take the higher route as you climb to Chandanbari (3330m), home of Sing Gompa. It may be possible to visit the gompa itself (please tip the guardian) – the dark interior blackened by years of burning candles. A torch will pick out the colorful murals of gods, goddesses, and demons on the walls. After Sin Gompa your path starts out steeply and then levels as you walk along a broad ridge that effectively divides the Langtang Valley to the north from the headwaters of the Trisuli River to the south. You pass through thick forest and then arrive at Cholang Pati at 3650m.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7- 8 Hours

You start with a steep uphill for approx. 2:00 hrs. to Laurebinayak (3900m). As you enter Laurebinayak you can see not only the Langtang Peaks but right across to Ganesh Himal (7406m), Manaslu (8156m) and even, on a clear day, the Annapurnas. After admiring the great views from Laurebinayak we continue steep uphill for another 1:30 hours followed by small ups and downs for another 2 hours to reach the Holy Gosainkunda Lake. There are total 108 holy lakes in the area. The holy lakes are the objective of Hindu pilgrims who, at the time of the full moon in August each year, make the same trek as you have just completed, often barefoot and in little more than thin cotton clothing

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

A long and sometimes difficult day as you cross the Lauribina Pass into the idyllic Helambu Valley. Whilst the pass is not technically difficult, snow can make the walking more arduous. Ice can also form on the trail, making it slippery underfoot. Your route up to the pass is clearly marked with cairns and once at the summit (4610m) if time allows you could climb a small hillock nearby for good views. The trail now descends only to climb again, at times passing through forest and at others ascending bare ridges with ravines falling away below. At the end of this tough day you arrive at Ghopte (3440m) and an opportunity to reflect on your achievements today.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

We continue descending along the ridge, through rhododendron and juniper forests to a stream before climbing to Tharepati, a group of herders' huts at 3490m. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

From Kutumsang it is a short climb to cross a ridge before following a pleasant trail through forest, with superb views across to Numbur, the Jugal Himal and many other snow-capped peaks. From Kutumsang, we climb to a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gol Bhanjyang. From Gol Bhanjyang as we walk on a ridge we witness the splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east.

It is an easy climb to a small pass before descending to Pati Bhanjyang; a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police check post. From here it is a 2-hour climb to Chisopani for overnight stay. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

Leaving Chisopani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley. We now begin descending steeply through dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe, which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon we are down into Sundarijal where we pick up transport back to Kathmandu and the comforts of our hotel. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Time 3 Hours

Transportation will be provided to the airport - your Group leader will accompany you.

  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  •  All Essential Permits.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • All ground Staff, their Allowances + Insurance.
  • All Ground Transportation as per the size of the group.
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc
  • All standard meals during the trek with the choice of hot beverage.
  • Filtered or boiled water for drinking during the trek
  • Tea-house accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the trek.
  • An accomplished, medically trained trekking Group Leader.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away Himalayan Dynasty duffel bag, and trekking Map.
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Cold Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled Water, Chocolate Bars, Snacks etc.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, Wifi etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations, entry fee to the schools, temples, monasteries, museums etc.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or late departure.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.


Trekking in any part of Nepal using Local Lodges for food and accommodation is Tea-House trekking. All these lodges during bygone years were nothing but their own private houses that vended hot tea, fizzy drinks, or local alcohol to the local trekking staff, trekkers and climbers, and sometimes basic shelter during worst of weather condition. With the advancement of tourism, these lodges extended to cozy prosperous hotels but still assumes the name of Tea-House.

The whole variation of Langtang trekking from regular Langtang trek, Langtang heritage trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, it is moderate. These legendary classical trips to the ancient region of Langtang are temperate in terms of difficulty that takes you to the land of the peace-loving Tamang people which is simply sensational. Some portions of the trail depending on your package involve an undulating trail but can be done at a slow and steady pace. Besides Langtang being a moderate trek, our itinerary is designed so as to create grounds for ample time to enjoy. Significantly, it is achievable for anyone with sound fitness.

With us, you have every right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness of the group.

Besides spring and autumn season in Nepal, Langtang is feasible even during winter (December till February) however; despite the fewer visitors and the probability of crystal clear views the chill factor can get to extreme. Closure of few lodges and not too many food menu selections can be the circumstances. One should be well equipped with winter gear and be well organized physically and mentally to challenge the weather circumstance.

Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of the largest single catastrophe of the 2015 earthquake that got immeasurably wrecked. Over 300 tragic deaths are estimated. However, the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after the 2015 earthquake is surprising. There is a possibility of trekking in the new alternative trail as there have been changes to most of the regular trekking routes due to the landslides triggered by the earthquake.  2015 Earthquake was devastating but it has failed to take away the charm of the valley and its charisma is not to be missed.


Himalayan Dynasty provides you with private transportation facilities to the starting and endpoint of any Langtang trekking packages which also largely varies on the size of the group and the travellers' requirements. Pick up will be organized as per the itinerary. Providing a luxury vehicle is impracticable due to the roadway condition that exists in the Langtang region. We usually start early to get away with the traffic while along the way.

Despite being basic the family-oriented lodges which we use are at its best offering you the comfort experience with its typical local environment. Most of the areas in the Langtang region are restricted under the rules and regulations of the national park buffer zone due to which the lodges here are pretty basic. These local tea-houses deliver twin bed sharing room with common toilets. You have variety of choices for the food and so far with us, there has been no complaints whatsoever regarding Food. Besides your local support team will always be there to lend a hand to the lodge owners in organizing your meals. 

The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker is generally enough for extra expenses like shower, wifi, snacks,etc.Therefore, USD 200  converted in Local Currency i.e. Nrs. will generally be enough for the duration of your trek. It also depends on your spending habits and preferences. We also recommend you to carry as much as US$ 300 / 400 as an Emergency backup.  As for the tipping of the staff, you can always do it in foreign currency especially USD, Euros or Pounds.

To make your trip entirely hassle-free, the Himalayan Dynasty provides you a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attach hood. We also provide you with complimentary duffel bag to fit all your gears in, plastic bag to separate your clean clothes with the dirty ones, T-shirt, and Trekking map. Walking poles will be provided over request.

The hotel provides you with a safe storage facility where you can always leave behind your extra luggage. However, we highly recommend travelers to store their valuables including passport, money, laptops or iPad or any electronic devices in a safe deposit box catered by the hotel and not in your luggage that you will be leaving behind in the store.  The key to the safe deposit box is expected to be handled with care and the hotel has the right to charge a certain amount of fee in case of loss or misplaced. 

Much like your Food and Drinks, WATER is also included in your package. For environment sake, the 'Himalayan Dynasty' is against the use of disposable plastic water bottle (mineral water) since the selling of mineral water is rampant in this region and the higher you go they tend to get expensive. Instead we provide you properly boiled water for drinking purpose. We recommend our clients to bring at least two water bottles that can stand boiling water and are BPA free.There will be an additional porter who will be carrying a stove and kerosene to provide you with the assured water supply throughout the trek.

Our everyday program normally starts with a wakeup call at about 6:30 to 7:00 am depending on the distance you will be walking that particular day. By the time your breakfast is organized, you are to pack your duffel bag and leave it outside your room making it convenient for your porters and to make sure your luggage arrives before your arrival.

After breakfast, we will set out on our delightful trip on the beautiful cool morning. We stop for lunch at some delightful local settlement. After lunch we continue with our trip and around early or late afternoon we get to our destination where afternoon tea will be served by the Sherpa’s before they hand out your room key or lead you to your camps. Your afternoon stroll is governed by the time we get to our destination. Soon the dinner order will be taken and evening is typically exciting sharing your day’s stories, playing cards with the staff, or merely chatting.

The region of Langtang can be trekked both is Spring and Autumn season.
March, April, and May in the Spring.
September, October, November, and December during Autumn.
Monsoon – Trekking in Langtang during the month of June, July and August are not recommended due to it being very prone to landslides. 

Until the elevation of 2600 meters, the sub-tropical area of Langtang is taken over by hill forest consisting of Chirpine, Rhododendron, and Nepalese alder. The temperate zone till 3000 meters is covered mainly by oak forest, and pine forests like silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone around 3600 m. The Nepalese larch (larixnepalensis), the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in this park around the same elevation. At 4000m and above into the alpine grassland meadows Langtang is covered with Juniper and Rhododendron shrubs (Azalea) and alpine herbs. 

Langtang's extensive Himalayan meadows provide habitat for several species such as musk deer and Himalayan Thar. The park is famous for its populations of RED PANDAS, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild Boar, and more than 250 species of birds.

On all our trips, all Group Leaders representing Himalayan Dynasty carries a comprehensive medical kit that has medication from paracetamol, painkillers to antibiotic specially meant for treatment to any mountain ailment. Your leaders are medically trained and are professional dealing with any mountain illness. However, all travelers are requested to carry their own personal first aid kid including Throat Lozenges, Blister Tapes, Lip Balms, Knee Support, Antiseptic cream, Electrolytes, Iodine Tablets (for purification), Sewing Kit other than their own prescribed medication

There are no ATMs or a Money Exchange facility in the region. It’s always wise to exchange money in Kathmandu itself as recommended by your group leader. However, in case of exchanging foreign currency especially US dollars, Pounds, or Euros you can always get the necessary assistance from your leader, who would arrange it for you but may not get the real exchange value as in Kathmandu. 

In case you have to terminate trekking or any of our adventure trips under some situations and leave early then our Group Leader will arrange staff, necessary transportation, or procedures needed for you to get back to the city. However, you will not be entitled to claim a refund of the remaining package services you haven’t consumed. 

Langtang region has more of an ON and OFF reception facility. Though NTC (Nepal Telecommunication) NCELL towers have been set up reception is available only to some extent. Some destinations have a very low frequency or zero reception. And the reliability of the data network is unpredictable. 

Besides other mild mountain ailments like food poisoning or diarrhea, there has been no record of altitude sickness issues in the Langtang trek. However, we provide medically trained Group leaders with medications and oxygen cylinders to deal with other common mountain ailments.

Typically, there is no age limit for Lantang trekking and it is suitable for anyone with sound fitness. Though trekking in any part of Nepal involves a tremendous amount of undulating walking with altitude variation yet no previous extensive-trekking-experience is required. The sound level of physical fitness and a positive mindset is crucial. However, we recommend pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal and your doctors’ consent (Mandatory) in regards to your personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart problem, etc.

Being slow is not a matter of concern when booked with us as typically your group leader sets up a ground for everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team. However, depending on the situation your group leader assigns a job for the assistant guides to cater to the separated group of people. Your leader always stays at the back with the slow walking people. But in no way people lose the charm of their trekking freedom, everyone reserves the right to take his/her time and maintain their own pace.

The charging facility is not possible in all the settlements in Langtang. However, it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries in case of emergency and most significantly your batteries run out pretty quick in the cold.

Over trivial cost, all tea houses provide you with super-hot showers, if not hot-bucket shower is always available.

Not all but few lodges provide you with Wi-Fi over some charges but not always reliable.

For Lantang Trekking travel insurance as your backup plan is a must. We recommend having an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions and natural disasters, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for your adventure in Nepal.

The significance of being associated with the local company is - its hassle-free. Everything is covered and prearranged prior to your arrival in Nepal. Your local leaders are very well with the knowledge and region who can share necessary information and untold stories more than anybody else. Local companies will be there with a prompt solution to any emergency situation that arises during your stay in Nepal.