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Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trekking

Langtang Helambu Ganja La TrekkingThe Langtang valley (Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking) is aptly called 'the valley of glaciers'. Discovered by an English mountaineer and explorer, Bill Tilman there 50 years ago from England, it is described , with its botanical nature reserve, as one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Here, mountain rise, soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primal. A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes make this trek an exciting one. This trek offers the experience of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries. It is a golden chance to learn about life in our villages.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high picture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

This trek brings you to the Langtang Valley surrounded by Himalayan Peaks. Langtang Lirung-7240m and Ganesh Himal are the highest in the region. Trek upto Kyanjingompa and excursion to Tshergo Ri would acclimatize you well for further trek to Ganja La pass. The trek then turn straight south into the valley of Helambu region, an interesting area with varied range of cultures with the main three ethnic groups, Tamangs, Bhotias and Yolmus.

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest.Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syaprubensi(1550m) 8/9 hrs
You will head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river, you will have nice view of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills with many Nepali small town. After Dhunche, you will drive down 45 minutes to reach Syaprubensi.You can use private vehicle from Kathmandu. If you want, We can provide private vehicle as well. It is much more conformable for your driving. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Syaprubensi to Lama Hotel (2640m) 6 hrs
Your Trek will start from here and cross the Bridge of Trisuli River. You will walk through the Langtang River.On this day, You will have nice walk through the rhododendron (Nepali National Flower) forest. The way will be slowly up at the beginning but hard at the end. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3340m) 6 hrs
On this day, You will walk through the rhododendron forest again.You will hike slowly up hill and reach the horse stable, you can able to see some mountains. If weather will be clear,such as Langtang Lirung (7245m), Naya kang and some others peaks. During this day, you will pass Gunachok, Thomna, Horse Stable, Thyangsyap and big Tamang Village (Langtang). overnight at the Lodge.

Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa (3860m) 4hrs
After your breakfast, You will start your trip as usual time.If you have clear sky, you can see the wonderful view of mountains at the beginning of this hike. People from this village are Buddhist. you can see many Mani Stone walls on your way.The trail isn't hard to Kyanjing Gompa.overnight at the Lodge.

Day 07: Rest Day in Kyanjing Gompa
In your rest day, you will walk around the Lirung Glacier,climb to Cherko Ri, kyanjing Ri and Langshisha Kharka to see views of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang, Langshisha Ri, Penthang Karpori,Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and some others mountains then visit cheese factory and test local Yak cheese.. over night at same Lodge.

Day 08: Kyangjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2640m) 7hrs
After your breakfast, the trail is same way back to down hill to Lama Hotel. It will be nice part of hiking. In lucky day,you can see some wild animals as well. overnight at the Lodge.

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syapru village (2540m) 6 hrs
You will climg down same way back to Bamboo and flat to Pahiro.The trail is easy with the natural beauty. After Pahiro, you climb up to the Thulo Syapru village, Thulosyapru is big village of Tamang people.overnight at the Lodge.

Day 10: Thulo Syapru to Lauribina (3920m) 6/7 hrs
During this day, you will start to climb on the rhododendron forest and reach to the top of the Phoprang danda (3190m.). If you are lucky, you can see wild animals like, Red Panda, Mountain Goat,Monkeys etc.in the forests. You will cross the Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) and you reach Lauribina,If you have clear sky, you can see the truly magnificent view of Annapurna,Manaslu (8163m.) ,Ganesh himal and some other peaks. overnight at the Lodge.

Day 11: Lauribina to Gosaikunda (4210m) 4hrs .
In the morning , you will continue climb to Gosaikunda, When you cross the Ganesh Gauda, you will see some Holy Lake such as saraswati kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosaikunda side of your way and Annapurna range, Langtang Lirung,Ganesh Himal and many more peaks. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Gopte (3640m) 6/7 hrs
After the breakfast. You can climb on a rocky trail marked with cairns head to the Gosaikunda pass. Passing Sher Kunda,Dudhkunda and Nagkunda three small lakes, your trail arrives Lauribina La (4610m.).This is the highest point of this trek so You can spend some time to see the surrounding hills for some nice views. Then, your trail goes down to Gopte. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Ghopte to Kutumsang (2540m) 6 hrs
This day, your trail will be a lot up and down. At the beginning up to Thadepati and down to Magin Goth and reach to Kutumsang. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2230m) 6/7 hrs
When you cross the Gosaikunda pass enter in Helambu region. Sherpa and Tamang are ethnic group of this area. you will walk up and down through the rhododendron forest with Sherpa village to Chisapani.Chisapani is nice and magnificent view point of wonderful snow capped mountains.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15: Chisapani to Nagarkot 6/7 hrs
Early in the morning, you can see nice view from Chisapani. You can start your trek through Shivapuri National Park.Your trail will be slowly down. you can walk through the village so you can meet many villagers on your way. At the end, you will have bit up to Nagarkot. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 16: Nagarkot to Changunarayan (2 hrs) via Kathmandu (1 hrs by vehicle)
Early in the morning, you can drive to Nagarkot Tower by Tourist bus to see sunrise with mountain view.It will take 10 minute for tower.then go back to Hotel for your hot and clean breakfast. After breafast, you will walk slowly down to Telkot. You will walk on the ridge so you can see Kathmandu valley,sankhu Town,Terrace feild with many villages to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is one of the famaous Hindus Temple in the Kathmandu valley. You were impressed by its beauties.After visiting this temple, you can have your lunch there then drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Service Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Licensed and trained trek leaders(with food,salary and accomodation)
  • Trekking Helper for carrying goods(with food,salary and accomodation)
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All meal and hot beverages three times a day
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag,Down Jacket,Rain Coat,Water bottle,
  • soft Pillow with pillow case,Trekking poles,Hot bag etc.
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)

Service Excludes

  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (Cold & Alcoholic)


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