Langthang and Gosaikunda Lake
Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu. Depending on the arrival time, you can explore this animated city of contrasts; its old streets, temples and local culture...
Meals not included
Day 2 Kathmandu - Syabru Besi (1450m)
After breakfast, you leave Kathmandu in a local vehicle for Syabru Besi (1450m). The Himalayan Mountain range looms into view as you leave the Kathmandu Valley through the small Mountain Pass of Thankot (1400m). Drive through green hills and valleys all the way up to Syabru Besi. Along the route, you discover the first images of a wild Nepal; traditional villages, mountains, rice fields etc.
Drive: 7 hours, minibus
Day 3 Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel (2470m)
After a breakfast, you begin the two hour climb through an enchanting forest up to Bamboo. This day of the trek offers wonderful glimpse of the flora and fauna of the region. From Bamboo, you continue your climb to the Lama Hotel.
Hiking: 6 hours
Day 4 Lama Hotel - Langtang (3541 m)
You continue to walk through the heart of a beautiful ancient forest until you arrive at the village of Langtang. Slightly further on, from Ghore Tabela, you can admire impressive views of Langtang II and Langtang Ri.
Hiking: 5 hours 30 minutes
Day 5 Langtang - Kangin Gompa (3900 m)
You start a short but very beautiful day of hiking to Kangin Gompa, the last village of Langtang. You are at the foot of the fabulous Langtang peaks, afternoon possibility to walk to Kangin Ri (optional).
Hiking: 3 hours 30 minutes
Day 6 Kyanjin Gompa
A day to relax and explore your surroundings. Should you wish to walk, the area around Kyanjin Gompa has many hiking options. You can walk to the Langtang glacier or to Langshisa Kharka, a superb pasture where flocks of yaks graze.
Hiking: 6 hours
Day 7 Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel
Long descend with lovely views to the Lama Hotel where you spend the night.
Hiking: 6 hours
Day 8 Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2200 m)
Descend to the Langtang river and discover a superb forest of pines and junipers. Today you have great opportunities to see pandas, wild boars, monkeys and lots of species of birds... You continue your descent to the village of Pairo Thaplo. Then, climb up to Thulo Syabru village, one of the most beautiful Tamang settlements - people who were originally Tibetan horse traders. Thulo Syabru village has preserved its ethnic customs, culture and traditions plus, from here, you can enjoy stunning landscapes and incredible views of the Ganesh Himal (7110m).
Hiking: 5 hours 30 minutes
Day 9 Thulo Syabru - Sin Gompa (3300 m)
From Thulo Syabru, you begin a beautiful steep climb through a forest of oak, fir and rhododendrons. Then, it is a short descent to Sin Gompa (3250m). Visit the small Buddhist village monastery here and discover a cheese factory which makes cheese from yak milk.
Hiking: 5 hours
Day 10 Sin Gompa - Lac Gosaikund (4381 m)
Climb up a small pass and admire impressive views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and the famous Annapurna chain. Today's hike continues through a truly sumptuous natural setting to the Sacred Lake of Gosaikunda where you spend the night.
Elevation: + 1100m
Day 11 Lake Gosaikund - Ghopte (3430 m)
Today begins with an ascent to Gosaikunda Pass at 4600m. You then descend to Phedi passing numerous yak farms before you arrive at the small village of Ghopte (3430 m).
Hiking: 5 hours
Elevation: + 500m / -1200m
Day 12 Ghopte - Thadepati - Melamchi Gaon (2530 m)
After breakfast, you take the path to Thadepati pass. Todays' trail begins with a short descent before gradually climbing to Kharka, through pine and cypress forests, then all the way up to the Thadepati Pass (3690m). After the pass, it is a fairly steep descent through a forest of pines and rhododendrons to the village of Melamchi Gaon (2530m) where you can observe terraced field agriculture.
Hiking: 6 - 7 hours
Elevation: + 290m / -1200m
Day 13 Melamchi Gaon - Melamchi Besi Pul (2000m) - Kathmandu
After a short walk in the village of Melamchi Gaon and visit to the monastery, you descend to the Melamchi Khola bridge in Melamchi Besi, walking through several Sherpa villages. Shortly after, you set out again to find the atmosphere of Kathmandu. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may visit some historical sites: Pashupatinath, a Hindu site dating from the 12th century and cremation place dedicated to Lord Shiva, where pilgrims come to bathe in the sacred Bagmati river. You can also visit Bodhnath, a giant stupa, located in the heart of the Tibetan neighbourhood, where many Tibetan style monasteries have been built.
Drive: 4 hours
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu
Enjoy a day at leisure in Kathmandu. Discover the buzzing Nepalese capital at your own pace. The colourful and animated streets of Ason Tole and Indra Chowk, the grand Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, or the Patan, the city of Pagodas and arts...
Day 15 End of stay
End of our services
Period & budget
When to travel?
The best period for travelling is during the following months:
The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.
- Transport by a public vehicle according to itinerary
- Transfers airport/hotel/airport
- Accommodation in 3 * hotel or B&B in Kathmandu (Hotel Tibet, Manaslu or similar)
- Trek includes full-board and lodging
- Accompaniment by an English speaking Altaï Guide
- Visits as per itinerary: with a cultural guide and a private vehicle
- Porterage of luggage: up to 11kg maximum per person during the trek
- Trekking support team: assistants and porters
- Trekking permits: Langtang National Park and TIMS
- Staff Insurance
- Entrance to historical sites & monuments
- Meals in Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley
- Nepalese visa: US $ 30
- International flights
- Insurance: Repatriation, Medical & Helicopter Services
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses - all that is not in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"
Terms and conditions
- Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: No cancellation fees.
- Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: 30% of trip price will be retained.
- Cancellation received within 20 days of the departure date: 70% of trip price will be retained.
Changes to travel contract
Budget & exchange
- Warm Sleeping Bag
- Water purifiers (micropur, aguatabs ...)
- A cap or sunhat
- 1 or 2 sets of thermals: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
- Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material
- A light fleece or equivilent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
- A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
- Lightweight waterproof over trousers
- Suitable shorts
- Walking trousers
- A pair of high-rise walking boots - strength, good grip of the foot and ankle (high stems) and impermeability are essential. Choose shoes with non-slip soles (vibram).
- A pair of trainers/sandels or equivilent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
- Thick walking socks
- Warm gloves, hat and scarf (it can be chilly in the mountains)
- Your personal toiletries and a fast drying towel
- Water bottle(s). Min. 2 litres, light and isothermal
- A good pair of sunglasses (think min. category 3)
- Sun-cream, face and lips
- Head torch and spare batteries
- A pocket knife
- A pair of hiking poles
- A waterproof bag cover (or plastic bags) to protect your belongings
- Toilet paper
- Anti-bacterial hand gel
- Your camera
- Notebook or travel diary
- No cotton
- Always carry dry spares of everything, including underwear and gloves
- A warm breathable base layer
- A second thermal layer
- Wind and water proof protective outer layers
- A rucksack (35-40L or 45-50L) for use as a day bag. This will contain your (vital) personal belongings for the day (sweater, spare t-shirt, water bottle, picnic-lunch, sunglasses, small things ... )
- We use porters to transport our other belongings when trekking. Please bring a flexible travel bag with zips for easy access max 80L and max 13kg (16kg with camping gear). Please do not bring suitcases or other hard bags which the porters cannot transport.
- You may also be able to store some belongings securely at the hotel in Kathmandu.