Langtang Gosaikund Circuit 17 days

Trip Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Circuit Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal. This trek is a combination of secret Langtang Valley, Holy Gosaikund Lake and rich cultural area Helambu. Langtang Circuit Trek offers breathtaking views of lush forests, picturesque villages, abundant wildlife and the majestic Himalayas.

Having explored the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu the journey begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi to embark real trek to Langtang valley. The trekking route passes many traditional settlements and ancient monasteries that have remained unchanged. Reaching Kyanjin Gumba, walking along with Mani walls and climbing to Tserko Ri provides an amazing experience and offers a mesmerizing view of the Langtang Himal ((7,200m). Next, continue trek to Gosaikunda, a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. The place is named after the holy lake Gosaikunda and its water is considered to have magical healing power. The lake remains crowded during the festival of Janai Purnima and also believed a dip in the holy lake washes away all the sins of a lifetime. The trek passes several lakes, crosses the Laurebina Pass then enters the Helambu Valley. There are several viewpoints and spots along the trek from where the Himalayan view is so close that you feel they are within touching distance. The closing views of Shishapanga and the Langtang range also make this trek lifetime memorable. The trek continues in Helambu for a few days and takes a drive back to Kathmandu to end the memorable Langtang Circuit Trek. 

We consider this trek as a moderate to strenuous trek. So, this route does not necessarily require extreme experiences of climbing. However, your positivity, enthusiasms, and strong determination are mandatory. Although this trek remains open whole year, the most suitable time to travel is March to May and September to December. 

Trip Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Typical old Tibetan villages
  • Ancient monasteries
  • Mind-blowing Tamang cultures, traditions and rituals
  • Tibetan like Lifestyles and Cultures 
  • Gosaikunda Lakes along with 20 other holy lakes
  • Splendid view of Jugal Himal, Numbur, Ganesh Himal and Peaks of Langtang Region 
  • Tserko Ri and Kyanjin Ri, from where astounding sunrise and sunset can be observed 
  • Laurebina Pass, a viewpoint to eye on the natural blessings in Langtang region

Additional Information

We tried to attempt almost all the necessary information on our website. However, you might have some confusion regarding time, cost, and technical help. So to have further discussion and information about the trip please directly contact us at info@amazingnepaltrek.com and feel free to ring +977-9851116042 at any time.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 7-8hrs drive, 132km

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6hrs

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m /11,253ft), 5- 6hrs

Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m /12,697ft) 3-4hrs

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa Day explore

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m /8,150ft) 7-8hrs

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316ft) 5-6hrs

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) 3-4hrs

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft) 5-6hrs

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) 6-8hrs

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) 6-7hrs

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6hrs

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) 3-5hrs

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4hrs trek, 2hrs drive

Day 17: Final departure

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world-famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world-famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 7-8 hours, 132km

We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day, we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6hrs 

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m /11,253ft), 5- 6hrs

After breakfast, we continue our trek next destination Langtang. The trail gradually ascends through the upstream left side of Langtang River, crossing landslides along with the big forest hemlocks, maple and rhododendron to Ghoda Tabla (2970m /9801aft) The trail enters gradually to the deserted windy area. Continue ascending into a valley to cross a stream and climbs to pass several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang.

Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m /12,697ft), 3-4hrs

Today our trail continues through the Tibetan village, stone-built houses and climbs to a Chorten and passes a huge Mani wall along a gentle path of the hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped turn once as you enter into a level of the riverbed. It only takes morning; afternoon explore the surrounding, acclimatizes and visit Kyanjing Glacier depends on the energy level. Kyanjing Gomba has the monastery and a Yak cheese factory and yogurt. 

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa - Day explore

Both Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,500ft) are the best viewpoints in this area. After the breakfast, visit Tserko Ri for a spectacular view of  Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji, much more and the foot of the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier. Back to the guest house, Lunch and walk around the Kyanjing valley. 

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m /8,150ft), 7-8hrs

Today, our trail retraces to Lama Hotel, all the way downhill, but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and advice to walk very slowly. 

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft) 5-6hrs

We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru.

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) 3-4hrs

Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft) 5-6hrs

Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. 

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) 6-8hrs

We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya Kunda before reaching Ghopte. 

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) 6-7hrs

We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking on a trail through the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular, is beautiful. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a monastery. 

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6hrs

We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There are a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. 

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) 3-5hrs

We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang.  It’s a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance.

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4hrs trek, 2hrs drive

We trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and reminisce about our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final departure

Transfer to the international airport and fly to the onward destination. 3,330m/10,925ft) 

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Cost Includes: 

  • All airport transfers
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport by private car and local public bus as per itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (2 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Langtang Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Langtang region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Langtang region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Is this trek appropriate for me?

We ensure Langtang Gosaikunda Circuit Trek is a moderate to strenuous trek. So, we confidently announce that it is appropriate for all aged travelers. It has rare possibilities of suffering from high altitude and thin air. But, it requires inspiration and passion which makes your trek successful. Although you have an average health condition, your positive attitude and strong determination can help to accomplish this trek. For making comfortable walking, adjusting to changing climate, our package manages the facility of acclimatization in needed place as well as 5-6 hours walking per day. If you have already accumulated hiking and jugging experiences that will be beneficial to adjust with the situation; although if you do not have that is not a big problem. However, Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition cordially request to have medical checking before you plan to start any trekking and hiking.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given an information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.


After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.


Trekking to the Langtang Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

  • Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)
  • Please consult your physician
  • Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
  • Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World heritage sites, Conservation areas, National Parks, and restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, you have to be careful while packing your bag or luggage.
Moreover, there is an allowance of 15kg per person on domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch


  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down-filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)


  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers


  • Gore-tex gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material
Langtang Gosaikund Circuit 17 days
Tomas and Inma, USA

My girlfriend and I did both the Langtang and Gosaikund Pass Trek with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition. We planned our trip from the United States and corresponded regularly with Santosh (one of the co-owner) in Nepal via phone and email. He was very helpful and worked with us to create a custom itinerary. The guide spoke great English! We enjoyed our trip and would book with them again!


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