Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 15 Days

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a journey combining two different destinations of the Langtang region. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek provides you with an opportunity to experience the diverse side of nature from lowland valleys to high altitude glaciers, deep gorges, yak pastures, and insight into Buddhist religious traditions. Situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, the trek includes hikes on the rugged terrains of mid-hills, high altitude climbs, glacial lakes, ancient ethnic villages, and lush green forests. Starting from the trail to Langtang Valley, taking you to one of the highest settlements of the region, Kaynajin Gompa, the trek also includes climbing the high hilltop Tsergo Ri above the elevation of 4500 m. After the Langtang valley, the trail switches its way to Gosaikunda, leading you to the sacred Gosainkunda lake, an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains at an elevation of 4,380m. The trek also holds significant cultural and religious essence, as the Langtang valley is close to the border of Tibet, where one can witness the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle up close. Gosaikunda Lake is one of the holy places for Hindus and Buddhist devotees around the world.

The 15-day long trek starts with a welcome dinner and cultural show in Kathmandu. The initial starting point of the trek is Syabrubesi from where the real trek on foot begins. Heading to Kaynjin Gompa first, you'll pass through Lama Hotel and Langtang valley. After the exploration of Kaynjin Gompa and climbing Tsergo Ri, you'll head toward Gosaikunda lake. The trail retraces its way back to Lama hotel and then switches its way to Thulo Syabru. From Thulo Syabru, you'll pass through Shin Gompa before making it to Gosaikunda lake. On your way back, you'll follow the trail through Chandanbari and then to Dhunche from where one day's drive leads you back to Kathmandu. Overall, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek is an ideal journey for people seeking an off-beaten path to the exhilarating Himalayas of Nepal with a perfect blend of nature and culture.

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Local Bus & Jeep
Trip Grade Moderate

Travellers should be comfortable with somewhat-demanding activities.

Max Altitude 4600 Meter
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house
Tour Type Small group

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Highlights

  • Visit the valley of glaciers, Langtang valley.
  • Pass through deep gorges, suspension bridges, lush green forests, and vibrant villages.
  • Walk on a trail inside Langtang National park.
  • Get majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m), etc
  • Explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and Gompas.
  • Summit Tsergo Ri at an elevation of 4984 m
  • Witness the sacred Gosaikunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! This is your very first day in Nepal. Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International airport to welcome and greet you during your arrival time. You'll then be escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu. After completing the necessary check-in procedures, you're free to rest for the rest of the days at the hotel. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Things to look out for:

  • Meet and greet at the airport.

  • Freshen up and rest at the hotel.

Three star

It is a day to have some final preparations for the trek. You'll first be meeting your guide. You'll be guiding you for the next 2 weeks during the trek. You'll be briefed about all the details of the trek by your guide today. After the briefing session, you'll have a welcome dinner with our team where you can also enjoy the Nepali cultural show along with the traditional Nepali cuisine. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Things to look out for:

  • Meeting and briefing session with the guide.

  • Welcome dinner and cultural show.

Keep in mind: 

During the meeting and briefing session, you should feel free to ask any kind of queries to your guide as it is the last day in the city before your trek officially begins.

Three star
1400 M

It is your third day in Nepal & the official start of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. The journey today with an early morning drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The drive today takes you through the town Trisuli before moving towards Dunche. You can get scenic views of the Trishuli River, landscape, and several small settlements on the way today. After a total drive of around 6-7 hours, you'll finally arrive at Syabrubesi where you'll be spending the night. Overnight stay at Syaburbesi. 

Things to look out for:

  • View of landscapes & rivers along the way.

  • Experience the thrilling off-road ride.

Keep in mind:

The drive starts pretty smooth, but after a few hours of drive, the off-road starts. There are a few ups and downs along the way which can be thrilling and scary at times. Also, Syabrubesi is the last town before you head to the Himalayas so make sure to buy anything you need here. 

1550 M
Duration / Distance
6-7 Hours

Today you'll head to Lama Hotel from Syabrubesi. The walk starts with the road trails until you reach the suspension bridge which leads to a jungle trail. You will then walk on the trail alongside Langtang Khola as you ascend and descend through rhododendron forests. Soon you'll reach a place called Bamboo. From Bamboo, you'll pass through several small settlements, small bridges & waterfalls until you reach Lama Hotel. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll finally arrive at the Lama hotel. Overnight stay at Lama hotel.

Things to look out for:

  • Witness the giant waterfalls & long suspension bridges.

  • Pass through several small settlements.

  • Walk on a densely forested trail & sneak a Peak of the mountains. 

Keep in mind:

The walk today involves lots of uphill stairs which can get tiring at times but make sure to enjoy the trail through serene green forests. 

From Lama Hotel, today you'll head to Langtang valley. The walk starts with an ascend above the Langtang Khola from where the trail becomes steeper. On the way, you'll get to witness the first view of Mt. Langtang Lirung rising up as you continue walking through forests & open fields. After a few hours of walking, you'll reach a place called Ghoda Tabela. Further, the trail takes you to a wide valley of yak pastures and Tamang villages with prayer wheels. Before arriving at the new Langtang valley, you'll pass the old Langtang valley which was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. Overnight stay at Langtang valley.

Things to look out for:

  • Walk through forests and open fields. 

  • Spectacular view of mount Langtang Lirung.

Keep in mind:

The walk today is less than the previous day and much more beautiful as you get closer to your destination. There are several picture-perfect locations on the way today where you can get some worthy pictures. As you move closer to the Langtang valley, the sight of the old Langtang valley can be devastating for you. 

It is one of the easiest walking days today of the trek. You'll head toward Kyanjin Gompa which is the last settlement in the region. Kyanjin gumba is also an important monastery in the region. You'll pass through several prayer wheels, Mani walls, open fields as you walk on a trail alongside the river. After the short trek of 3-4 hours, you'll arrive at Kyanjin gumba surrounded by mountains all around. After having lunch, you can explore the surroundings of the village, interact with the locals and learn about the traditional culture and traditions. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

Things to look out for:

  • Short and scenic walk to Kyanjin Gompa.

  • View of mountains on the way.

  • Exploring the Kyanjin Gompa and surroundings.

Keep in mind:

After arriving in Kyanjin Gompa, you can also choose to go for a hike to Kyanjin Ri if you want some more walking. The round trip to Kyanjin Ri takes around 4-5 hours. 

This day can be considered the highlight of the trek as you'll be heading to the highest point of the trek today. You'll begin your trek early in the morning and start the walk by crossing the Kyanjin gompa village. Leaving the settlements behind soon you'll reach yak pastures before ascending to Tsergo Ri. The climb to the top is challenging and strenuous as it is mostly uphill. But once you reach the top, you get to enjoy the magnificent views of Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), and Naya Khang (5,844m), etc. You can enjoy your packed lunch as you admire the majestic mountains right in front of your eyes. After spending some time at the top, you’ll descend back to Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stay. 

Things to look out for:

  • Majestic views of Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), and Naya Khang (5,844m), etc.

  • Uphill challenging walks.

Keep in Mind:

Along with the highlight of the trek, today can be regarded as the most challenging day as well. Remember to take in every moment as you head up closer to the mountains. Also, don’t hesitate to let your guide know if you’re having any trouble walking. 

Today, you'll descend to Lama hotel from Kyanjin gompa following the same route you took to ascend. The walk begins alongside Langtang Khola as you pass several villages like; Mundu village, Ghoda Tabela & Langtang valley respectively. After total walking of around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at the Lama hotel. Overnight stay at Lama hotel. 

The trail switches its way to the Gosaikunda lake route from today as you head to Thulo Syabru from the Lama hotel. From Lama Hotel you'll start the walk taking the way to Pairo and begin the steep ascent. Moving further, you head towards the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru. After walking for 5-6 hours, you'll make it to Thulo Syabru. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru. 

Things to look out for:

  • Steep ascent to Thulo Syabru.

Keep in mind:

The trail today takes you to the Gosaikunda route switching from the Langtang valley route. It is an easy walk of 5-6 hours. 

You'll continue your trek as you move forward to Shin Gompa today. The walk starts with a steep ascent through forests leading you to Foprang Danda. From here, the trail gets easier as you make your way to Singa Gompa. The view and surroundings of the Gompa are picturesque and scenic. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at Shin Gompa. Once you arrive, you can explore several monasteries in the area. Overnight stay at Shin Gompa. 

Things to look out for:

  • The forested trail along the way.

  • Explore several ancient monasteries.

This is another very special day as you head toward majestic Gosaikunda lake. You'll start the walk with a climb through dense woodland leading to Cholangpati. Moving further, the trail then takes you toward Lauribinak from where you can get magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Lantang Himal, Manaslu, and the distant Annapurnas. After a few hours of walking, you'll switch the way from the tree line to open fields leading to the sacred pools of water at Gosaikunda. There are two more pristine lakes after Gosaikunda that you can explore known as Saraswaitkunda, Bhairabkunda. After exploring the surroundings of the lake, you'll head to a tea house near the lake. Overnight stay at a tea-house around the lake. 

Things to look out for:

  • Magnificent views of mountains.

  • Explore the sacred Gosaikunda lake.

Keep in mind:

The surroundings of the lake area are believed to have been the temporary home of Lord Shiva which holds great importance to both Hindu and Buddhist religions. 

Today, you'll descend to Chandanbari from Gosaikunda. Most of the trail today includes a downhill walk. You can enjoy the view of mountains and lakes for one last time before you head to lower elevation. After walking for 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at Chandanbari where you'll be spending the night. Overnight stay at Chandanbari. 

This is the final walking day of your trek before heading back to the city. The walk today is relatively long compared to previous days but not that challenging. You'll pass through several small settlements and forests along the way as you trace your step to Dhunche. Finally, after a long walk of 4-5 hours, you'll make it to Dhunche. Overnight stay at Dhunche. 

The day today starts with an early morning drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. It is the same trail you took on the first day of your trek. You can get scenic views of hills, rivers, and settlements during the drive. After 6-7 hours of drive, you'll arrive at Kathmandu. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can choose to take a rest or go around exploring the city. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Your trip has come to an end and finally today you'll be going back home. Our representative will be there to drop you off at the airport and bid you goodbye during your departure time. 

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation

  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.

  • Kathmandu-Sabrubeshi by Jeep and Dhunche to Kathmandu by Local bus

  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Langtang trip

  • Porter services during the Langtang Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.

  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • Required Langtang Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System

  • First aid medicine kit

  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.

  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages

  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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