Langtang gosaikunda pass trekRecommended Equipment
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
Day 01 – Kathmandu: Arrival
At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be well received by AGH guide and staff for transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide / leader brief of the trip to Langtang Valley & Gosainkund, hotels, lodge, includes responsible trekking with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with entertainment and culture programs.
Day 02 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing Day
We’ll meet up today bright and early after breakfast for a full morning of sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. The capital and surrounding geographical area contain more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else on Earth, and we’ll be visiting some of the highlights. Bring your camera as we tour Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (the ‘monkey temple’), and Durbar Square. Afternoon and early evening bring a final briefing and preparations for trekking.
Day 03 – Drive to Syabrubesi
1,460m – Duration: 7-hours.
Starting Langtang Valley & Gosainkund trekking with drive on Nepalís mountain highway to reach Langtang area at Syabrubesi village, journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains. On reaching Dhunche at 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district and an entrance of Langtang National Park. From here drive continues downhill for few hours to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.
Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel
2,240m – Duration: 6-hours.
First day walk leads uphill for a while with rest of the walk on gradual and winding trail through terraced farms and villages, walk descend to join a path of upper Syabru near Riverside. From here another hour walk to reach a small forest clearing at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.
Day 05 – Trek to Langtang village
3,430m – Duration: 5-hours
Morning walk follows Trisuli or Langtang River upstream, leading to a climb into rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk reaching at Ghoretabla in the middle of the forest.
After a nice stop continue walk for few hours to Langtang village through forest and crossing streams and leaving the tree line behind at Langtang village for overnight.
Day 06 – Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
3,850m – Duration: 4-hours.
Langtang village mostly inhabited by Tamang and Bhotias tribe, morning walk leads on gradual path for a short while, then winds up for few hours coming across ‘mani-prayer wall’, walk leads further east where the gorge opens up into a wide scenic valley with views of peaks at close distance.
After a good walk of 3 hours reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful place with panorama of mountains and close views of Langtang Lirung at above 7,000m with icefall, here in a nice lodge with afternoon free for short walk visit the cheese factory established some 25 years ago by Swiss Technical Assistance and local support.
Day 07 – Rest-Day for leisure for hike around
A rest day to enjoy and marvel the super views, an ideal spot for leisure hike to nearby hill Kyanjin Ri at 4,700m high. Around Langtang valley enjoy views of GhenguLiru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the ChimsedangLekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilmanís beautiful Fluted Peak.
Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.
Day 08 – Trek back to Lama Hotel
2, 470m – Duration: 6-hours.
After a great time at Kyanjin Gompa, return back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Day 09 – Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru village
2,118m – Duration: 6-hours.
From Lama Hotel morning walk leads to Upper Syabru also called Thulo Syabru, downhill walk to Bamboo a place with few small lodges, after short rest here walk continues uphill to a ridge at Upper Syabru.
Thulo Syabru village with traditional built Tamang style houses linked together with beautiful carved windows and doors with an old monastery above village.
Day 10 – Trek to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari
3,254m – Duration: 5-hours.
Morning leads to a climb into lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya, a steep climb but scenic walk into beautiful forest where more than 10 different species of rhododendron found around, passing summer pasture and then on the pleasant winding trail to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with a cheese factory and an old monastery on top of the village.
Day 11 – Trek to Gosainkund
4,460m – Duration: 5-hours.
From Shing Gompa, walk leads to holy Gosainkund, starting with climb through pine and rhododendron forest then higher over Lauri Binayak pass of above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati.
After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for overnight stop.
The legendry and myth story of this holy place as per ancient Hindu epic, Gosaikund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ëJanai Purnimaí festival.
Day 12 – Trek to Gopte via Laurabina
3,440m pass at 4,609 m – Duration: 7-hours.
After a nice stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,609 m / 15,121 ft, highest point of this adventure. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.
Day 13 – Trek to Kutumsang via Mange-Ghot
2,445m, 3,285m – Duration: 6-hours.
From Gopte, morning walk on winding trail most of the way with short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses.
After a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for overnight stop.
Day 14 – Trek to Gulbhanjyang
2,125m – Duration: 5-hours.
After Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk ends for the day at Gul-Bhanjyang village.
Day 15 – Trek to Chisapani Danda
2,195m – Duration: 5-hours.
Walk continues reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with overnight stop in Chisapani, morning with short uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views on the walk, leading downhill to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisopani danda for last overnight stop.
Chisopani village with nice lodges placed on a ridge North of Kathmandu Valley on route Langtang, Helambu and Nagarkot. This place offers stunning sunrise/ sunset views over array of mountains.
Day 16 – Trek to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu
1,380m – Duration: drive 1 hour.
After catching morning sunrise over mountains, last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant forest and farmlands on downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. Walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and fresh water streams.
From here an hour downhill to reach northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.
Inclusive of costs
- Airport pick up and drop
- Sightseening in KTM valley (by car or jeep)
- 14 days adventure, 14 days include 3 meals a day
- 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
- Bus or jeep to Syabrubesi
- Accommodation while trekking
- Langtang trekking national park permit
- TIMS (traveler security) Card
- Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
- Porter service (if needed)
- Local and government taxes
- Office expenses
- By bus or taxi to the Thamel
- Farewell dinner
Exclusive of costs
- Your insurance (compulsary for your safty)
- International air fare
- Beverages, water, beer, chocolates
- Shower, charge for your equipements, laundry
- Personal gears and clothing (aviable on hire)
- Tip for guide porter
- Incurred in emergancy evacuation/road block due to any reason
- Drinks and snacks while walking
Why you should book the tours with Pinnacle Trek?
- Best price with better hospitality
- You have a big group? We can help!
- Local experienced guide and porters
- Top-notch customer service
- Depature date is guaranteed
- We can help you to make it fits for your budget
- We can customize the trip for your need
- 15 years of experiences of trekking field
We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $170 cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Pokhara to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to Pokhar your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.