Sherpa Brother Treks
Trip Advisor

Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass Trek


Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek is a fantastic choice for those wishing to stay a little closer to Kathmandu. The week long trek offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the culture of the Tamang people, a society heavily influenced by Tibetan culture from the north. Langtang village itself was one of the worst hit places by the Earthquake on 25th April 2015. 308 people were killed and the village was completely destroyed. Further hundreds of thousands of people in the Langtang Valley and the wider region became homeless. The rebuilding of the area is happening but at a very slow pace. Your trekking in this area would be of huge benefit to the recovering community.

This trek is recommended for people with average to good fitness. With the highest point at a moderately high altitude, the walking itself is fairly straightforward. As of spring 2016, we suggest that those wishing to undertake this route should be of a relatively open mind with regards to facilities available after a natural disaster. That said, we do not offer any trek which we have not first scouted for reasonable accommodation options and that we deem safe. Past participants have commented on the positive elements of experiencing the Himalayas with fewer tourists on the route!

As with all our treks including Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Cross trek, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.


Explore the rebuilding of Langtang village  after the earthquake

Explore the heritage of Tamang people, their hospitality, culture and life style

Varied scenery in Langtang National park, Mountains, Rhododendron forests, Glaciers & Monastery

Incredible  view of   Langtang Himalaya from Tserko 5033m  & magnificent holy Gosainkund Lake

Cross Laurabina pass 4600m & trek to Helambu valley


Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers Treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2 : Preparation for the trip shopping and gears management. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers Treks at Typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Syabrubesi (1503m/4930ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 4 : Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,102ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 5 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,252ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 6 : Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3,830m/12,562ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 7 : Rest day, hiking day to Kyanjin Ri 4,770m, O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 9 : Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,210m / 7,249ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 10 : Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,254m / 10,674), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 11 : Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,380m / 14,367ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 12 : Gosainkunda to Gopte (3,440m / 11,284ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 13 : Gopte to Managengoth (3,640m / 11,940ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 14 : Mangengoth to Gul Bhanjyang (2,140m / 7,020ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 15 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2,134m/ 7,000ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 16 : Chisapani to Kathmandu rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 17 : As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during the trip
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Private transportation to Sybrubesi
    • Private transportation from Sundarijal to Kathmandu
    • Standard 3 star category hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Langtang National park and TIMS permit
    • Transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Trip route map
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gears
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary Tips for staff
    • Gratitude to staff


Additional Information

On this journey, the trail includes several moderate to difficult walking sections. Because of the rising altitude and the shifting geographic terrain. The highest point is in the region of Kyanjin Ri, between 4400 and 4600 meters, and it is a physically taxing trail that requires an average daily walk of 7 to 8 hours and can expect to cover a distance of around 10 kilometers per day. The route involves forward walk, steep ascend, descend and bridge crossing. Although the majority of the first-day hike starts from a lower elevation, the steady, unhurried pace of walking gives travelers a genuine sense of accomplishment and success. Acclimatization is crucial in the increasing altitude, in order to adapt to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness. It allows your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels and reduces the risk of any health complications during the trek. You are spending extra day in Kaynjin Gomba taking rest day, this added day give you the opportunity to explore the local culture and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Additionally, our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. With their expertise and assistance, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories and achieving your travel goals. The important thing is to have a willingness to challenge yourself and push your limits. Whether you’re just starting out or have been hiking for years, there will always be opportunities for growth and improvement. Hiking and walking since couple of month of this trek is a great way to improve your physical health and build endurance over time.

It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. This information is crucial for us to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants during the event. So that, we can make necessary arrangements and provide appropriate support if needed.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: 3 star hotel with deluxe bed and breakfast on twin sharing

On trek: 13 days tea house on twin sharing with 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, hot drinks, tea and coffee).The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.

All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are insured locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.

When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

Required gears check list

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.

Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trek.

Hiking gears for Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek

Day bag 1 – your main gear will be carried by a porter (up to 12kg) per trekker. You will need to carry your own daypack. 30-35L is sufficient.

Dry Bag 1 – This keep your bag, cloth dry from possible wet object and rain

Walking pole 1 – ( if necessary) Trekking poles can reduce the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are great for knee while going down. We recommend adjustable Black Diamond trekking poles

Water bottle or camel bag 1 – Capacity to carry 3 litre of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Head light 1 – You will need a headlamp with good light output for any late night toilet journeys, and importantly for Kyanji Ri hike, Gosaikunda pass day. Petzl make renowned and affordable headlamps

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket 1 – You’ll need this for the early morning hike to Kyanji  Ri hike, Gosaikunda pass as well as in the evenings at lodge camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Sleeping bag 1 – rated 0°F, -20°F.

Light or medium wight warm hiking trouser 2 – an option of convertible trousers.

For the colder parts of the trek you’ll need good winter hiking pants – just make sure they are breathable.

Warm liner 1 – For extra warmth in sleeping bag.

Warm sun hat 1 – lot of heat is lost through your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Fleece / jacket and pants 1 – Modern technical fleeces (such as Polartec) make excellent insulation layers.

Windproof jacket and Pants 1 – pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy.

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt 3 – As per you body size lightweight, moisture wicking long and short sleeved shirts.

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot 1 – We recommend light- to mid-weight waterproof boots with good ankle support. You don’t need to go full-mountaineering boot.

Gloves / mittens 2 – For the cold nights through the trek and for the early morning hike, pass day, we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) 3-4, pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for larke day.

Gaiter 1 – Help keep your trousers clean in dusty, wet and muddy trail conditions

Flip flap/ Sandal 1 – To wear around after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of sandals

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream 1 – SPF 40+ Sunscreen is very important as the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Sun glass 2 – (incase of one broke) choose high UV protection glasses of any brand as sun intensity after 3500 is very high.

Sun hat 1 – if possible go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Lip guard 1 – To keep your lip moisturized in dry air and the stronger sun ray

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Sanitizer wipes – 2/2

Towel – 1

Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to bring along an electrolyte formula that’s flavored to your liking.

Snacks Energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day Snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help give you a quick energy boost while on the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Ear plugs – For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude lodges

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight pen filter

Toilet paper – Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to keep in your daypack for use on the trail, and one in your duffel for use at tea house camp. Taking the cardboard center out makes it easier to transport.

Menstrual product for her

Diamox (if using)

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes

Antibiotic cream or ointment


Foot powder

Nail cutter

Personal belonging items


Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger – The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric or electronic appliances in Nepal without a voltage converter.

Camera / Gopro

Reservation cancellations policy for Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.


Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  13 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  4,770m / 15,647ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar to May
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek

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