Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Price

USD 1347

Trip Duration

15 days

Trip Grade

Moderate/Challenging

Highest Altitude

4610m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except winter(Jan-Feb)

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Introduction

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek stands as a captivating jewel within the Langtang National Park, beckoning adventurers to explore its enchanting landscapes in the northeast part of central Nepal, conveniently close to Kathmandu and even visible from the Kathmandu Valley.

Embarking on this trek is a journey through a tapestry of natural wonders, featuring deep gorges, rugged terrain, pine forests, verdant yak pastures, and terraced hillsides adorned with picturesque villages. Along the way, trekkers gain insight into Buddhist religious practices, encounter mystical monasteries, and traverse serene valleys adorned with breathtaking glaciers flowing from the lofty peaks.

The focal point of this trek is the sacred Gosainkunda, a pristine alpine freshwater lake nestled at an elevation of 4,380 meters (14,620 feet) in the Rasuwa region. This revered pilgrimage site is believed to hold magical healing powers, attracting both Buddhists and Hindus seeking spiritual solace.

The journey commences with a scenic drive alongside the Trishuli River, winding north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche before reaching the starting point at Syabrubesi.

Setting forth from Syabrubesi, a charming Tamang village nestled along the Bhote Koshi River, the trail follows the meandering course of the Langtang River. Highlights include an overnight stay at Lama Hotel, a quaint resting place amidst nature’s embrace. The next leg takes trekkers to Langtang Village, a bustling Tamang settlement, and onward to Kyangin Gompa, where a day is spent acclimatizing. During this respite, optional visits to the yak cheese factory, the Tserko Ri Viewpoint, and the Kyangin Gompa monastery add cultural depth to the adventure.

The trek then weaves its way back to Lama Hotel, continuing through the captivating Langtang Valley. The destination is the revered Gosaikunda, reached by traversing from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, then onward to Cholangpati, and finally to the sacred lake itself.

Beyond Gosaikunda, the journey unfolds through the challenging Laurebina La High Pass, leading to Ghopte in the scenic Helambu region. Descending through rhododendron, pine, and juniper forests, as well as peaceful meadows, trekkers find themselves in Kutumsang. The descent continues to Chisapani via Pati Bhanjyang. On the final leg of the trek, the path from Chisapani to Sundarijal concludes the adventure, with a bus ride transporting weary but fulfilled trekkers back to Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Visit of Langtang Valley itself
  • Experience the Best Trekking in Nepal
  • Less Crowded trekking destinations in Nepal
  • Most beautiful Himalayan View From Kyanjin-Ri 4773m
  • Monastries in Kyanjin Gumpa
  • Yak Cheese Factory Visit
  • Breathtaking View from Lauribinayak Viewpoint
  • Immerse yourself into Tamang Culture & Hospitality
  • Visit Scered/Holy Gosaikunda Lake 
  • Crossing the most Scenic Laurubina-Pass

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Day 3: Syabru Besi Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang (Mundu)
  • Day 5: Langtang to Kyanjin Gomp
  • Day 6: Day hike to Kyanjin Ri and back to Kynjin Gompa
  • Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 8: Lama Hotel Trek to Thulo Syabru
  • Day 9: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari):
  • Day 10: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda
  • Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte
  • Day 12: Ghopte to Kutumsang
  • Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani
  • Day 14: Chisopani to Kathmandu
  • Day 15:- Departure Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon Arrive in the capital of Nepal Kathmandu, our representative will be there to pick you up and then transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After some rest, you will have a meeting with your trekking guide & briefing for the trip, and last-minute shopping if needed. Stay at a hotel in Kathmandu (1250m)

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

We will be driving to Syabru Bensi which is about 143/117 km away and 7/8hrs drive from the capital city of Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains. 

We will be driving through scenic foothills and Ridgeline landscape to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche.

While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces, and green hills. We will halt in a local guest house for the night at Syabrubesi (1500m).

Day 3: Syabru Besi Trek to Lama Hotel

We will be walking for about 6hours from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel. The view of terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plants is impeccable. If we get very lucky  We might come across some of the

Wildlife inhabitant-throated martin, wild boar, Langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear. 

 The trek passes through beautiful villages like Domin, Pairo & Bamboo. The trail crosses several water streams and a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route will further lead us to the northern bank of Langtang Khola from where an ideal view of waterfalls comes into sight. Upon reaching the Lama Hotel, we will conclude the trek for the day Stay at Lama Hotel (2470m).

 

Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang (Mundu)

From Lama Hotel, you will trek for about 6-7 hours to Langtang. The sight from Langtang Lirung is exotic. We will come across a lush meadow of GhoraTabela at 3000m, a valley of yak pastures and ethnic Tamang villages during the journey. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park. We will halt in a local guest house for the night just 30. Minutes above Langtang Village called Mundu (3610m)

Day 5: Langtang to Kyanjin Gomp

We will be trekking a short distance of about 3 hours from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m. You start seeing so many Yak & Cows during the trail, we will come across the largest mani wall in Nepal, made up of stone that has prayers inscribed on it.

 We will also come across several of the wooden bridges. Kyajing Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas and ideal views, glaciers, ice-falls, birds, and yaks. We will conclude the day in a local guest house. Kyaniin Gompa has one of the most famous yak cheese factories in Nepal (3870m).

 

Day 6: Day hike to Kyanjin Ri and back to Kynjin Gompa

On this day, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri for the superb Himalayan scenery of Langtang Lirung 7245m, Ganesh Himal 7406m, Nayakhanga 5846m, Dorje Lakpa 6988m, Gaurishanker 7145m, Gangchenpo 6387 m, Yala peak 5500m explore 365-degree view of Himalayan Shangri-la or hike to Langtang Lirung base camp. We will stay in a local guest house again at Kyanjin Gompa for the night.

Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel

We will trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel following a route that will take us about 4/5 hours. The trail goes down the hill and then through a forest. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements whose cultural and religious practices are similar to the Tibetans. We will spend the Night in a local guest house (2470m).

Day 8: Lama Hotel Trek to Thulo Syabru

Today we will trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, The upper part of the trail is more beautiful it offers a panoramic view of mountains and green hills. This region is dominated by the Tamang community who have adopted the Tibetan lifestyle. We will spend the night in a beautiful local guest house exploring Thulo Syabru village(1650m)

Day 9: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari):

Our way from Thulo Syabru heads uphill to Foprang Danda at 3200 m. passing through the Dursagang at 2660 m. We will get a chance to see the scenic beauty of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, and forests of Oak, Hemlock, and Fir. After a short distance, we arrive at Sing Gompa. We would find a well-managed local cheese factory and Buddhist Monastery at Sing Gompa too. Stay at Sing Gompa(3330m).

Day 10: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda

On this day we walk from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda at 4460 m. through Lauribinayak La at 3920 m. We would follow a rocky and rough path with a magnificent view of Himal Chuli (7893 m,) Manaslu (8156 m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406 m). On the clear sky, we can see the Annapurna range as well as Langtang Lirung.

At Gosaikunda, we would see a dozen lakes and among them, the main three lakes are Saraswati Kunda, Vairab Kunda, and Gosaikunda.  According to Hindu Mythology, Gosaikunda was formed by Shiva when he perforated a glacier with his trident to get water to satisfy his thirst after having swallowed poison. Staying by the Gosaikunda Lake(4335m)

Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte

Today, you will cross the Laurebina-La High Pass (4641m) to the scenic Helambu region. From Gosainkunda Lake, the path first descends from the lodges to the lake. Then our walk along the northern shore starts to get steep as we approach the Laurebina La Pass, but before reaching this pass, you will walk past three or more small lakes. 

The Laurebina La Pass is marked with a stone stupa and many praying flags. This pass forms the highest point of the Langtang Trek. We then descend through a wide valley to High Camp (4240 m) and walk further down on a steeper and rocky path to Phedi. Right after Phedi, we descend to a footbridge across a stream. The journey from Phedi to Ghopte is demanding with long ascents. Overnight Stay at Ghopte(3510m) 

Day 12: Ghopte to Kutumsang

We start trekking through groves of juniper, rhododendron, and pine in a remote, unpopulated area before we reach the peaceful highland setting of Tharepati. From Tharepati, the path descends gently through the forest on the western ridge slope.

 After walking for a while, we will pass a large meadow with ruins of shepherd’s huts. From the route, you can see Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa peaks. Then the descent gets steeper as it leads through a forest to Magin Goth (3265m). After a short walk, we will pass Kuala Bhanjyang (3335m) and descend to the village of Kutumsang (2470m).

Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani

From Kutumsang, we will ascend for a while and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) Village. Then we climb up to reach a dusty wide road at Thorong Danda (2500m) and continue on a steep and rocky path to Chipping village.  

We then drop down steadily and reach Pati Bhanjyang (1760m) –  a village between Chipping and Chisopani. After walking half an hour from here, we reach Chisopani, famous for spectacular panoramic views of several mountains. Stay in Chisopan(2190m

Day 14: Chisopani to Kathmandu

After a few minute walk after Chisopani village, we reach the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint. From here, we take a wide road leading down the hill, then on a paved path up the hill. Eventually, walking past a few water reservoirs and large water pipes, we reach Sundarijal (1460m), where we say goodbye to the trails and take transport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Stay at Kathmandu (1250m)

 

Day 15:- Departure Day

After a delicious well deserved breakfast at your hotel will be transferring you to the airport for final departure according to your departure time.

Includes

  • All airport transfers/pick up & drops
  • 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  •  All necessary paperwork and permits for Langtang National Park Permit, TIMS card)
  • Local bus Transport Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with each cup of Hot tea in the trekking.
  • All mountain accommodation(best available Soft comfortable twin sharing room)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and porters to carry your bags (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with Their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • A comprehensive first-aid kit
  • All government and local taxes

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages like Coca-Cola, beer, water, etc.
  • All extra expenses such as shopping/trekking gear.
  • International flights.
  • UNESCO entrance fee.
  • Early arrival/ late departure.
  • Travel insurance & evacuation charge (Must get the Travel Insurance for Trekking).
  • Private transport(Jeep) to Syabrubesi (can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters.
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, Heavy snowfall political disturbance, changing the plan, cancellation of a flight, etc. Or the things not mentioned above

Trip Map

Langtang Trekking Gear Lists

Clothing

  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking shirts
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Trekking Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Thermal shocks
  4. Gaiters

Bags

  1. Duffle Bag*
  2. Backpack (rucksack for day pack)
  3. A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Hydration Bladder
  6. Headlamps
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox/Dzolamode
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries
  12. If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
The Langtang Trek typically takes around 11to 17 days to complete, depending on the chosen route, itinerary, and pace of the trekker.
What is the best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
The best time for this Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear.
How difficult is this Trek?
The Langtang GosaikundaTrek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers of various skill levels, including beginners. The trail involves some steep ascents and descents, but it does not reach extremely high altitudes compared to other treks in Nepal.
What permits are required for this Trek?
Trekkers need to obtain permits for the Langtang National Park & TAAN. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu
What is the altitude of the highest point on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
The highest point on the Langtang Trek is usually either Kyanjin Gompa or Tserko Ri, which stand at an altitude of around 4,700 meters (15,400 feet) above sea level. & 4610m when crossing the Lauribina Pass after The holy Gosaukunda Lake
What are the accommodation options along the Trek?
Accommodation options along the trekking route include teahouses, lodges. Teahouses and lodges are available in villages along the trail, providing basic amenities such as meals and shelter.
Is it possible to trek independently or should I hire a guide?
It is possible to trek independently on the Langtang Trek, as the trail is well-marked and relatively accessible. However, hiring a licensed guide is recommended, especially for those unfamiliar with the area or trekking in Nepal in general. A guide can provide valuable insights, ensure safety, and assist with navigation.
What should I pack for the Langtang Trek?
Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, first aid kit, water purification tablets, and high-energy snacks. It's also important to carry appropriate permits, documents, and insurance.
Are there any health risks associated with the Langtang Trek?
Altitude sickness is a potential concern, although the Langtang Trek does not reach extremely high altitudes. Trekkers should still acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness.
What wildlife can be seen during the Langtang Trek?
The Langtang National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan thars, langur monkeys, red pandas, and various species of birds. However, sightings of wildlife may be relatively rare due to the terrain and remoteness of the area.

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