The Langtang Himalayas decorate the northern border of Nepal with Tibet. As such, the Langtang Goisaikunda Pass Trek offers you to explore the foothills of Langtang Lirung (7227m). On this trip you can enjoy the scenic views of the grand mountains, gleaming glaciers and beautiful lakes. Moreover, the trails go through the Langtang National Park filled with numerous wonders. With the culture of the Tamang community and fascinating landscapes, the Langtang Goisaikunda Pass Trek is a combination of natural and cultural adventure.
At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we aim to provide the finest services to our clients. Likewise, we have many other trips across Nepal that are suitable for a wide variety of travellers.
Langtang Goisaikunda Pass Trek Highlights
- Explore Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan villages
- Relish the panorama of the Langtang, Jugal and Dorje Lakpa mountain ranges.
- Visit the Gosainkunda Lake, Kyanjin Gompa and Shin Gompa.
- Explore the Shivapuri and Langtang national parks.
Day 1: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: At Kathmandu with options for a tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubensi 1,465 m – 06 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 340 m – 06 hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village 3,290 m – 06 hrs.
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin around Langtang valley 3,780 m – 04 hours.
Day 7: Rest day at Kyanjin for excursion and a short hike.
Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel – 06 hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Thulo / Upper Syabru village 2,120 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa / Chandanbari at 3,245 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda 4,381m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkunda or Lauribinayak-La 4,609 m /15,100 ft.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,195m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m – 07 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m – 03 hrs with our drive to Kathmandu.
Day 16: International departure for homeward bound.
First of all, the trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Next, your tour around the Kathmandu Valley and prepare for the trek. From Kathmandu, you drive to Syabrubensi which is the entrance to the Langtang Valley. Then, you begin the trek and follow the Langtang River to Lama Hotel. En route, you will pass Bamboo, Rimche, and other Tamang villages. The trails continue to follow the Langtang River as you get occasional glimpses of Langtang and Jugal ranges. Further, you pass Mundu and Langtang Village to enter the premises of the Kyanjin Village. Here, you also visit the ancient Kyanjin Gompa that is one of the biggest and oldest villages in the region. As you explore Kyanjin, you can also hike to nearby Tserko Ri (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri (4773m).
Retracing your steps, you reach Lama Hotel and trek south towards Shin Gompa. Trekking east, you will hug the trails across the hilly landscapes. Finally, you reach another highlight of the trip to Gosainkunda Lake. Here, you can relish the beauty of the sacred lake in the backdrop of the Langtang and Dorje Lakpa ranges. After exploring the lake system, you take a different route to Kutumsang. Descending further, you head to Chisapani and continue to Sundarijal. Here, you trek through the Shivapuri National Park and drive back to Kathmandu.
It is a fairly easy trek and can be done by anyone with a decent physical condition. Also, the months from September to November and March to May are the best time for the Langtang Valley Trek.
You may arrive in the capital at any time. After your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by one of our staff who will be waiting for you at the airport. There is nothing else planned for today, so you can relax at the hotel, and meet our staff who will convey further information about the trip. Overnights stay at the Hotel.
You can choose to have a guided sightseeing tour of the city today. The tour includes visiting the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu city. The sites include the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Boudhanath shrine, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of the sites holds a great historical and religious significance, and present traditional art and architectural work. After the sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel where you can prepare for tomorrow’s trip. Overnights stay at the Hotel.
The drive to Syabrubensi from Kathmandu takes about 5 to 6 hours. You can enjoy the sight of Nepal’s rural countryside along the journey. Terrace farms, rivers, and vast pasturelandsdotted the terrain where the road runs. You will head north of Kathmandu to reach Syabrubensi, passing the village of Dhunche. The road to Syabrubensi branches alongside the beautiful Trishuli River, and as you approach the village, you can catch your first view of the Ganesh Himal. Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubensi.
The trekking trail from Syabrubensi leads to the small village of Bamboo. You will cross the Bhote Koshi River and the Langtang Khola and trek to Bamboo, going through a landslide area. From there, the path snakes through the woods towards the village of Ramche, situated at the banks of the Langtang Khola. The Lama Hotel is situated at the end of the trail. It is surrounded by woods where many Red Pandas and Langur Monkeys reside. Overnights stay at the Lama Hotel.
From the Lama Hotel, the path continues through thick juniper forests towards the village of Gumanechok. Further onwards from the village lies the settlement of Ghoda Tabela. The name translates to “Horse Stable” in Nepali. From there, you will trek to Mundu, another renowned village of the valley. A 30 minutes trek from Mundu finally takes you to the Langtang Village. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.
You will cross the Laja Khola and then gradually climb your way towards a moraine from where the trail ascends towards a viewpoint. You can enjoy panoramic views of the valley from there, as well as the sight of the Kyanjin Gompa situated a few kilometers ahead.The Gompa is situated under the mighty Langtang Lirung Peak. The view of the dramatic icefall from the viewpoint is also amazing. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can explore the Kyanjin Gompa and enjoy the monastery’s Thanka Paintings and statues of Lord Buddha. You can also spend the day hiking to the vantage point of Tserko RI. The hike up to the viewpoint is strenuous, but the view of the valley and the Langtang Mountains from the top is quite captivating. Moreover, you can also visit the local cheese factory in Langtang. The local cheese is made from yak milk and you can also buy some to take with you. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.
From Kyanjin Gompa, you will once again trek on the same familiar path back to the Lama Hotel.It is a leisurely trek through the woodlands where you can keep a look-out for animals like Red Panda. Overnights stay at the Lama Hotel.
From the Lama Hotel, the path divergestowards Thulo Syabru, first descending to the river, and then gradually ascending again to the village. The trekking path is lined beautifully with juniper and pine trees, and the aroma of wet pine lingers deliciously in the air as you trek. The view of the Langtang Mountain also accompanies the journey in the distant horizon. Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Thulo Syabru.
A broad trail from the Syabru village takes you to Chandanbari. There is another Buddhist monastery here called the Sing Gompa. Chandanbari is also known for its cheese production. You will pass through the small village of Dimsa and then continue on the trail snaking its way through rhododendron woods until finally reaching the village. Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Chandanbari.
From Sing Gompa, you will trek to the holy Gosainkunda Lake. The initial part of the trail from Chandanbari is steep and meanders through the slopestowards Lauribinayak. From here, you will continue towards Gosainkunda, trekking on a rugged trail. You can also enjoy the view of the Manaslu Himal, the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Lirung Peak along the journey. On clear days, you can also spot the Annapurna Mountain rising behind the Langtang Lirung. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin. The three main lakes are the Saraswatikunda, the Bhairab Kunda and the Gosainkunda. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.
Further on from Gosainkunda, the path takes you to Ghopte Odar. You will follow the raggedy trail, passing by four smaller lakes to reach the Lauribinayak La (4,610 meters) – the highest point of the journey. From the mountain pass, you can spot several mountain peaks of the Langtang valley. The view of the vast deep valley also sprawls out quite spectacularly below. From the pass, you will then make your way steadily down towards the village of Ghopte. Overnightsstay at the guesthouse.
Following a pleasant trail running through small streams and rolling hills, you will passthrough pine and rhododendron forests towards Kutumsang. Along the way, the path merges with the famous Helambu trail. Passing the settlement of Mangengoth, you will reach Kutumsang. Overnights stay in a guesthouse.
Ascending to a ridge from Kutumsang, you will trek down to Gul Bhanjyang. From here, you will then gradually climb to Thodang, and descend once again to Chipling. The path then leads to Thankune Bhanjyang. It is an easy walk to Pati Bhanjyang from there. A steep drop from the ridge then takes you to Chisapani. Overnights stay in a guesthouse.
It is about a four-hour hike from Chisapani to Sundarijal. A beautiful viewpoint, Sundarijal presents panoramic sights of the mountain peaks. You will be trekking through the Shivapuri National Park. Trekking through woodland areas, the path traverses to Borlang Bhanjyang from where you will trek down to Mulkharka. Further from here lays Sundarijal. You will then drive back to Kathmandu. Overnights stay at the Hotel.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
- Airport picks up and drops by the private vehicle
- 3 Night twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return by private transportation
- Langtang Valley-Holy Gosaikund Trek with full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or 3 cups of Tea/Coffee) of meals and accommodations.
- Heaven Nepal Adventure Guide/Leader (Well English speaking, First Aid and Eco trained),
- one sherpa helper per every two trekkers/ all payments/ insurance.
- Down Jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag.
- National park entrance fees/TIMS card.
- Exclusive medical kit bag.
- All government and local taxes as necessary
- Farewell dinner with our office staff.
- International departure homeward bound.
- The airport in Kathmandu so (you bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome & Farewell dinner (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled plan).
- Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Your personal trekking Equipment
- Your personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, hot shower.
- Tips for driver, guides and porters (as an appreciation).
- Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form or reasons beyond our control.
- You need if any extending trips
- Any other expenses not mentioned on the Service Included section.
Meals and Accommodations:
In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.
Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:
Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.
You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.
We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.
You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.
After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.
Size of Group:
Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.
Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.
While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.
You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.
Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.
Internet and Communication:
It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.
Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?
Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Popular Destinations to Visit:
There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.
As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.
Things to do in Nepal
The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.
For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.
Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.
Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.
Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.
(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):
This trek for all age group, however, children of above 14 years including elderly people maximum 65 years old can join in this lovely walks, it will be an exciting holidays as well for adults, where walk leads to ups and down with high country at Langtang valley to reach Kyanjin and the over high Gosainkund pass the highest spot of the journey. On this treks less chance of catching altitude sickness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), where walks lead with a slow gain in elevation, while you get acclimatized before reaching at Kyanjin at the height of 3,780 m high and then altitude gains more around Gosainkund with over 4,609 m/15,100 ft.
Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks Before trip departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.
From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.
As per the season wise, where the best time is from March to May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. April to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.
Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Some village above 2,500 m and 3,000 m do have a nice lodge, but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cosy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.
Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after main villages, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun/solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Langtang valley and Gosainkund some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones
with fine network connection only in bad weather, the line can be broken, otherwise, it is fine in working order.
In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
Scenic views of world’s highest mountains with Langtang-Ganesh and Jugal Himal range includes interesting culture on route treks, where walk leads you around Buddhist country interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans. The walk leads to visit Tamang villages encountering many farm fields and terraces of interesting the traditional life of the local villagers.
The Tamang tribes are high hills people of Nepal spread around Himalaya throughout the country, where most concentrated within Langtang and Ganesh Himal area of Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as craftsmen as well merrymaking with dance and music, and Tamang is mostly farmers and cattle herders as a traditional profession.
Absolutely the best months of the year and seasons for botany students, flower and nature lovers, where hills and valley alive with wildflowers in full bloom with riots of different colours, rhododendron from tall trees too short bushes will be in flowering times, rhododendron national flower of Nepal also.
Checklist for all season:
- Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Reading/Writing materials
- Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
- First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
- Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic for
- Giardia, Diamox and any extra
- prescription drugs you are currently taking)
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
- Swiss Army Knife
- Sleeping Bag
- Lightweight towel
- Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
- moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
- products, small mirror
- Day pack (with waist straps)
- Alarm clock and
- Insect repellent
- Earplugs and eye mask
- Small padlock
- Refillable water bottle
- Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
- Bag Liner
- Sewing kit
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
- Running shoes or sandals
- Comfortable walking shoes
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Underwear and shorts
- T-Shirt 2 Or 3
- Long sleep shirt
- (Special Checklist for summer)
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
- Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
- 34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
- 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
- Down jacket or down vest
- Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens
- wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
- A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
- sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Gaiter (optional)
- Special Checklist for summer
- Lightweight wool
- Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
- trousers (May—September)
- Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
- Water bottle