Langtang: Classic trek to Kyanging and Gosaikunda

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17 Days



Max Altitude

4380 M

Best Time To Travel

Spring (March - May) , Fall (September - November) & Winter season (December - February)

This trekking area is one of the wildest and most scenic areas in Nepal. It joins the beautiful and remote valley of Langtang with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. From the great forests of rhododendrons, to the conifers on the more gradual slopes, and the high alpine yak pastures, to the main Lake of Gosaikunda set high among the peaks, this trek allows us to experience the entire scope of Himalayan geology.

Langtang Village and the close by monestry in Kyangin, Langtang are populated by locals of Tibetan heritage who once migrated thought the towns though Dhunche, Barkhu and Syabru.  Further down on the center slopes we also find many villages with locals of Tamang heritage


Gosainkunda Lake draws in a lot of people year round, many on a pilgrimage to take the heavenly plunge in the hallowed water of this holy lake. Along this route, we can also see a variety of wild animals such as mountain goats, deer and birds. The botanical life is also abundant. The mountain peaks of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himalaya keep us company here. They are the most accessible ranges from, Kathmandu, and popular with trekkers on account of this proximity.  The panoramic view point of the mighty Himalayan Range from the highest point of this slope is considered to be one of the best rivaling that of Poon Hill in the Annapurna Region without the crowds.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival, our representative from Himalayan Sherpa Adventure awaits you at the airport. We will then proceed towards your hotel and brief you about Nepal and your trek. In the evening, we take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant for dinner where we will give you more information about the tour, your city sightseeing and also answer any questions you may have. Overnight at the Hotel Mulberry. (B, D)

  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and equipment check

    Our guide will check your equipment in the morning to see if everything is fine. We will then start our site seeing tour, heading to at least 3 major attractions in Kathmandu. Our sightseeing starts in the morning and should finish around 3 pm. Some major sightseeing places are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar square etc. You will have the rest of the day free and also a chance to do any last minute shopping before your trek. Overnight at the Hotel Mulberry. (B)

  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Dhunche 1970m 5hrs drive

    After an energizing breakfast at our hotel , we will start our lengthy drive through the northern slopes surrounding Kathmandu. During our drive will pass through great, rolling hills full of greenery. A nice contrast to the city region and along the way we will have a chance to see some of the famous Himalayan mountains; Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna II. We will stop for a mid-day break at Trishuli Bazaar. From Dhunche, we drive a little further to Syabrubesi for our overnight stay. After our check in and some refreshment, our guide will give a briefing on the excursion that starts from tomorrow. (B,D)

  • Day 4: Syabru to Lama Hotel 2130m 6 walking hrs

    We start our trek close to the Langtang River, with a gently sloping stroll for about 30 mins. After we cross the suspension bridge, our walk gradually enters some bamboo timberland and then to a new landmark, an area created from the avalanches from the earthquake in 2015. As we move along, we will go through diverse forests transitioning from maple and oak to rhododendron, enchanting us along the way. During our walk we may cross paths with the numerous wildlife protected by the conservation area. If we are lucky, we may see yellow-throated martens, wild hogs, langur monkeys, red pandas, and himalayan mountain bears. On the last part of our trail for the day, we have a walk through the bamboo trail where we reach Remche. (B,D)

  • Day 5: Gomma 2804m 5 walking hrs

    After breakfast, we start our trek for Langtang Valley. Langtang Valley is the biggest settlement in this district. It’s mostly settled by the Tamang people, an ethnic group who follow Buddhism and also some Sherpa settlements. During our trek we will follow a charming route along the Langtang River where we will see numerous agricultural farmhouses, mills operated through running water, and prayer wheels. As we draw nearer towards Langtang we will see a greater amount of the houses and religious communities that were affected by the 2015 Earthquake. They are grateful for your presence, as choosing to visit this area you are supporting sustainable tourism and helping the local communities to recover. As we move along we will be enraptured by the views of Mt. Langtang Lirung through the woods. Langtang Valley is also the headquarters for this area. (B,D)

  • Day 6: Kyangjin Gompa 3800m 6 walking hrs

    Now familiar with the area, we cheerfully start the morning with our excursion to Kangjinn Gompa. We stroll past the numerous mani dividers and prayers carved in stones. Alongside numerous small settlements we see tremendous icefall from the Langtang mountains. Our path is dusty and breezy for the greater part of the day, until we reach a network of wodden support bridges before reaching Kyanjin Gompa. It is the most sacred religious monastery in this region. And after a short tour we can also visit some cheese production facilities produced by the area’s local dairy farmers. We can try the neighborhood cheddar and stroll around taking in the beautiful panorama of the Langtang region mountains. (B,D)

  • Day 7: Kyangjin Gompa rest and exploration

    Today is a rest/acclimatization day. After sleeping in a bit and having a leisurely breakfast, we can explore the surrounding area. We check out the religious communities and local trade development programs with the local community. We also have alternative programs for short climbs around the valley with grand vistas of the Langtang area or we can return to the cheddar plant to learn more about cheese making (and tasting!). Today is a good day to choose your own adventure. (B,D)

  • Day 8: Kangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2470m 5 walking hrs

    Refreshed with beautiful images of the Langtang region and mountains at 4,000 meters above sea level, we head back to Lama Hotel. We head back on a similar path through forests to the river. As we are descending, the walk will be quiet easy for us. We will make a stop for lunch at Ghoda Tabela. Stay at the Lama Hotel for the night. (B,D)

  • Day 9: Thulo Syafro 2250m 5-6 walking hrs

    Thulo syafro is a small settlement of people from Tamang community. As we follow the path we come across many traditional fields with a lot of Buddhist monasteries and stupas. This is very low elevation compared to Kanjari. We can feel a greater amount of oxygen expanding in our lungs and soul and celebrate with the harmonious nature around us. We stay at small lodges for the night. (B,D)

  • Day 10: Singhgumpa/Chandan bari 3910m 6-7 walking hrs

    As we start on our Gosaikunda trek, we will be walking on a slight incline.The Chandan Bari or Shinghgumpa region is an exceptionally celebrated for its red pandas. So while we walk, we should pay special attention tospotting the extremely rare red panda. We will also have a nice view of the mountains. There is no large settlement here so we remain at little hotels inside the woodland for the evening. (B,D)

  • Day 11: Gosaikunda 4380m 7 walking hrs

    From a green forest, to snowy trails, we reach Holy Gosiakunda Lake. Gosaikinda is a lake worshipped by Hindu devotees. Thousands of devotees come to this lake on the auspicious day of Janai Purnima, just to take a dip. This area offers us with great panoramic views of the mountains surrounding the region like Mt.Manasalu, Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal, Tibet Himal and if the weather is clear we also see Mt.Everest. We have the option to take a short hike to Surya Peak which is highly recommended. It’s stunning views are well worth the 2 hour roundtrip hike. (B,D)

  • Day 12: Surya Kunda Pass and Ghopte 3430m 4-5 walking hrs

    Another day, another glory; today we complete Surya Kunda Pass at 4600m with panoramic view of Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal ever so close. We down to Gopte on the same day to rest. The afternoon is spent pleasantly at the lodge. (B,D)

  • Day 13: Thaldepati/Morogkot 2850m 5-6 walking hrs

    We have a lot of ups and downs on the trail today. Surrounded by greenery we will come across only very few settlements. In the spring season we could easily hide in all the rhododendron blossoms. We will also have some great views of Ganesh Himal and Jugal Himal. (B,D)

  • Day 14: Kutumsang 2500m 5-6 walking hrs

    Today is our longest walk yet an extremely easy and pleasant descent until we reach Kutumsang, a village settlement by Helmu and Sherpa people. Overnight in Kutumsang. (B,D)

  • Day 15: Chisapani 2135m 4-5 walking hrs

    Chisapani is last hiking/view point before reaching the capital, Kathmandu. We are nearing fertile farmland and coming closer towards the city. We are already missing the Himalayas more and more, and today being the last day of our trek we have a last farewell dinner with our team; Dancing and singing in Nepali style. (B,D)

  • Day 16: Sundarijal to Kathmandu 1400m 1.5 hrs drive

    Today we descend to Sundarijal where our private bus is waiting for us. We will bring you back to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day free. This is a great time to get relax and get a massage or stroll around Thamel and do some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight at the Hotel Mulberry. (B)

  • Day 17: Final Departure or Join another tour/trek

    After breakfast, we pack our luggage and belongings and head for the airport 3 hours prior to the departure.

What's Included ?
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • 3 nights of hotel stay in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Professionally trained and experienced tour guide and assistant guides
  • Welcome/or Farewell Dinner
  • Transportation in our private company vehicle
  • Entrance permit and fees for all the Heritage sites
  • All government and local taxes
What's Excluded ?
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance– travel and rescue insurance
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Rescue services
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Services not mentioned in the “Included” section
  • hats/beanie

  • Sunglasses

  • Scarf/Buff.

  • Candies/sweets

  • Headlights.

  • Lip balm

  • Sunscreen

  • A warm fleece

  • fewT shirts/ long and short sleeve shirts.

  • Daun Jacket

  • Windstopper jacket

  • ponchos/Raincoat

  • A few pieces innerwear.

  • few pairs ski underwear

  • windproof trouser

  • pairs of Trekking Socks

  • pairs woolen socks.

  • Slipper & Sandals

  • trekking shoes

  • one comfortable shoes

  • thin gloves & think gloves

  • backpack / Rucksack (waterproof)

  • Sleeping bag -10* C

  • Duffel bag

  • Water bottle

  • thermos

  • Towel & hand towel

  • Toiletries

  • Trekking poles

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