Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek takes you to the Langtang Valley, also known as the Valley of Glaciers. This valley encompasses the rich flora of Langtang National Park, the unique culture of the ethnic Tamang community, and panoramic views of mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langsisa, and Ganjala Peak.
However, it is not just impressive peaks you can expect on this trek. Trekking in this region will also take you through alpine meadows, pristine lakes, and colossal mountains – allowing you to experience varying vegetation, virgin forests, and massive glaciers. Combined with the warm welcome you will receive from the locals, it is undeniably a must for anyone wishing to experience trekking in Nepal.
This 16-day Langtang Gosainkunda Trek combines the paths of the Langtang Valley trek and Gosainkunda Lake trek and provides an exciting and extensive itinerary that starts in Kathmandu. From the capital, you will drive to the trailhead of Syabrubesi and then begin trekking towards the famous Lama Hotel –starting your journey walking through the bamboo forests and terraced fields along the Upper Trishuli River.
Soon you will reach the wonderful Ghodatabela village, surrounded by a forest filled with pine and hemlocks, before enjoying a spectacular walk through the rhododendron forests that lead you toward the spiritual Langtang village. Once at Kyanjin Gompa, you will begin your hike to the Kyanjin Ria and enjoy a scenic climb to Chorko-Ri. Then you will trek back to The Lama Hotel and head to Thulo Syabru. Here you will enjoy the fantastic experience of Tibetan Buddhist culture and life, receiving blessings from ancient Buddhist shrines such as Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa.
Travelling through Sing Gompa, you will reach the holy Gosainkunda Lake across the alluring Lauribina Pass. This turquoise lake, safely surrounded by rocky hills, is a sacred site for Hindu pilgrims, who visit the lake to wash away their sins every year in August. Leaving here, you will pass through a forest before reaching Dhunche and finally driving back to Kathmandu, where you will end your adventure. To enjoy this trek to its fullest, we recommend you join us between March and May or September and December.
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Day 01: Drive to Sybrubensi (1,450m) |6 Hrs| O/N at Tea House; Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We will start the day by busing to Sybrubensi via Trishuli Bazar and Dhunche. You will have the backdrop of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Manaslu (8156m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m) along the way – as well as scenic hills, rivers, and villages.
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (Changtang) (2,480m) |6 Hrs| O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today we will trek along the Langtang River and cross the suspension bridge, where the trail ascents to Paira Lodge. After ascending further to Ramche, we will reach the Lama Hotel. Here you can enjoy the serenity of wilderness as you walk through the Langtang National Park, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot the endangered red pandas or Himalayan Black Bears for which the area is famed.
Day 03: Trek to Langtang village (3,541m) |7 Hrs| O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today we gradually climb to Ghoda Tabela, passing through a forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples, and rhododendrons with the spectacular sight of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,244m) as our backdrop. Leaving Ghoda Tabela, the path takes you to the wonderful Langtang Khola, climbing gradually through the Langtang village (3,500m). Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang community in Langtang village while enjoying the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Day 04: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m)| 4 Hrs |O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Start the day by slowly trekking uphill, with the beautiful scenery of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langshisa Ri (6427m), and other mountains as your view. Once at Kyanjin, you will visit the traditional cheese factory and famous Gompa. The preserved Buddhist architecture of Kyanjin Gompa, decorated with multi-coloured prayer flags amidst the mountains, makes it a sight to remember.
Day 05: Day trip to Tserko Ri (5,150m) |6 Hrs | O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 6 begins with a short walk around Kyanjin and a hike to Tserko Ri, which passes through yak pastureland. Tserko Ri offers a magnificent panorama of the mountains and a bird’s eye view of the Langtang Valley. After spending some time in Tserko Ri, we will return to Kyanjin.
Day 06: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m) |7 Hrs | O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today we follow the Langtang River to Langtang village and pass through the vast meadows of Ghoda Tabela as we retrace our way back to Lama Hotel through forests of oak, fir, and pine trees.
Day 07: Trek to Big Syabru (2,200m)|5 Hrs | O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
From Lama Hotel, the path descends along with the riverside landslide and then scales through juniper and pine forests until we reach the Thulo ‘big’ Syabru village. The view of Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Langtang range resting behind the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru is a spectacle that greats you as you arrive.
Day 08: Trek to Sing Gompa (3,584m) | 5 Hrs | O/N at Tea House; Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Past the schools and Gumbas, the road scales through a forest of hemlock and oak until it leads you to Dursagang (2660m). Enjoy the view of Langtang Lirung (7234m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m) as the trail ascends to Sing Gompa. You might also get to see Langur monkeys playing inside the jungle. You can visit the well-preserved yak cheese factory and the Buddhist monastery in Sing Gompa.
Day 09: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,381m) |6 Hrs | O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On day 11, you will trek gradually up to Lauribinayak (3920m) to see a panoramic view of the Nepalese and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Continue to trek up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and enjoy magnificent views of Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda before reaching the holy lake of Gosainkunda.
Day 10: Explore higher lake (4,381m) |8 Hrs| O/N at Tea House; Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
This tranquil lake surrounded by barren rocky hills makes it a sight to remember. Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site famous among Hindu devotees, where people come for various religious purposes. The lake is usually frozen during winter, making it all the more fascinating. You will spend the day soaking in the beauty of the pristine lake.
Day 11: Trek to return to Sing Gompa (3,584m)|5 Hrs| O/N at Tea House; meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
From Saraswati Kunda, ascend to a ridge and see exciting views of Langtang valley and Langtang Lirung (7234m) along with Himalchuli (7893m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and Manaslu (8156m). Then we will descend to Sing Gompa, a small monastery and cheese factory.
Day 12: Trek to Dhunche (1,950m) |5 Hrs |, O/N at Tea House, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We will trek down to Dhunche through the forest of oaks, firs, and mesmerizing rhododendrons. Dhunche is the district headquarter of Rasuwa, so it is a great place to explore.
Day 13: Return to Kathmandu|8 Hrs | O/N at 3-Star Hotel, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today we drive back to Kathmandu alongside The Trishuli River, passing through various settlements and vegetation on each side of the highway. Upon arrival, feel free to spend your last night enjoying and exploring the capital.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Cost
The 16 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek costs you $970 with the MyEveryTrip package. This cost includes accommodation, food, a porter, a guide, transportation, and a permit.
For an independent traveller, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek’s cost ranges from $600 to $1200. If you can complete the trek in about eight days, the price will be as low as $600. However, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek for nine days adds a lot of Langtang Trek difficulty while you are walking in the Himalayas. For Solo travellers, a comfortable trek with private transportation, a guide, and a porter can cost up to $1200 for 16 days.
The cost of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be classified as
Price for accommodation in Langtang: $4 to $7 per night
Price for food: $25 to $30 per day
Cost of transportation: $40 ( public bus) to $300 (private car)
Cost of the guide: $25 to $30 per day
Cost of porter: $15 to $20 per day
Cost of Langtang Trek permit: $40 to $50
Other costs: About $200
Gosaikunda Trek cost for Nepali
Well, if you are an internal tourist, the Gosaikunda Trek Cost is pretty low. You wouldn’t need a guide and can skip hiring a porter. If you use public transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, it will cost about NPR 1000. The room costs about NRP 500 (for two people), and the food is about NRP 2000 per day per person. For 14 days, Nepali’s Langtang Gosaikunda trip cost comes out to be about NRP 35,000. However, if you can complete Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in 9 days, it will cost about NRP 25000. For Gosaikunda Trek alone, the six days cost will be about Rs 20000. Read the complete Langtang Trek Guide
Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek permit
Firstly, you will need a Visa to Nepal. A visa can be issued at the airport upon arrival or at other entry points, costing USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days.
Two other permits are needed for the Langtang Valley Trek. The first one is a TIMS card that can be issued in Kathmandu. Our travel agency in Thamel (MyEverestTrip) can arrange these cards for you, costing $10 for a group trip and $20 for a Solo Trip. This TIMS card helps the government track travellers in the Langtang region. The other permit is the Langtang National Park permit. Since you will be crossing via Langtang National Park, you must buy an entry ticket. The National Park entry ticket costs NPR 3000 with VAT. This money goes for the conservation of wildlife in the Langtang National Park area and is the money spent for a cause.
Sudarijal to Gosainkunda trek route
If you find driving to Syabrubesi unnecessary, you can also trek to Gosaikunda from Sundarijal, about a 45-minute drive from the airport. Here’s Sudarijal to Gosainkunda trek Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,167 m)
Day 2: Chisapani to Tuksang 6 hrs / 3,180 m
Day 3: Tuksang to Ghopte – 7 hrs / 3,340 m
Day 4: Ghopte to Gosaikunda – 7 hrs
Day 5: Gosaikunda to Dhunchhe – 6 hrs / 1,764 m
Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu
Gosainkunda Trek’s best season
Almost all Nepal trekking regions can be explored best during autumn and Spring. The clear and distinct view of Autumn (Spt to Nov) makes it the most magical season for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Similarly, the colourful blooms of wildflowers in Spring are equally magical. The temperature of these months is also warm enough for the trek, and there’s little chance of snowfall and rainfall. The only problem is the overbooking of accommodations on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek route. So make sure that you contact them in advance. It’s also time to explore the festival and Tamang culture of Langtang.
Winter in Langtang and Gosainkunda is even more magical as the whole area above Lama Hotel is covered in snow. Even the trek in December, January, and February are possible, but it’s risky due to the snow. Due to the slippery trail, the Gosainkunda trek route is also hard to conquer in summer (monsoon). However, since the altitude of this Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is not that high, it can be done throughout the year with the proper guidance from the MyEverestTrek team.
MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.
With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.
So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.
Customize your itinerary:
We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest.
Our Expert guide:
Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.
Fair and reasonable Cost:
MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.
Your safety is our priority:
Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.
Responsible and Eco-Friendly
MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes
- We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
- We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
- All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
- We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
- We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.
Where is Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek?
The Langtang Gosainkunda pass lies in the central north of Nepal. The starting point of the trek is Sybrubensi which is 80 kilometres from Kathmandu. From Sybrubensi to Kyanjing Gompa and back is about 65 kilometres of walking. Back to Thulo Syabru, we shall trace a Gosainkunda trek route, about 40 km. On a return journey, we take the same path in Gosaikunda Trek Map back to Sing Gompa and Dhunche. So, the total walk distance is 155 km, and the duration is 6 to 7 hours each day. One can also reach the lower Langtang region, Making it a complete Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek.
How long is Gosainkunda rek?
Per the standard Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Itinerary by MyEverestTrek, this is a 16 days trip ( including arrival and departure dates). However, if you are willing to book the journey from Kathmandu, the trip will take about 14 days. It includes two exploration days in Kyanjing Gompa and Gosaikunda. If you skip this exploration day and show the ability to trek quickly, Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek can be completed in about nine days. Or you will need about five days from Kathmandu to trek to Gosaikunda.
We also receive many inquiries about the short Gosainkunda Trek from Kathmandu.
Gosainkunda Trek 3 days
Trekking to Gosainkunda and back in 3 days is nearly impossible. However, if you drive to Dhunche and walk for a few hours on the same day to stop at a village between Dhunche and Chandanwari, you can reach Gosainkunda on 2nd day. On the 3rd day, you can return to Dhunche and get a Jeep to Kathmandu. This sense is a once-a-lifetime journey, so we don’t suggest such a rush to Gosainkunda. Instead, look for other short treks in Nepal.
Gosainkunda Trek 4 days
Day 1: Drive to Syarubensi or Dhunche
Day 2: Trek to Chandanwari
Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda
Day 4: Trek to Dhunche and get a jeep to Kathmandu
Note: Getting back to Kathmandu on the same day is hard, and you must hire a private Jeep. This is why make trekkers make it five days trip so that they can get a public bus on the morning of 5th day
Gosainkunda Trek 5 days
Day 1: Drive to Syarubensi or Dhunche
Day 2: Trek to Chandanwari
Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda
Day 4: Trek to Dhunche
Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu
Read the complete Langtang Trek Guide for Food and accommodation.
How to reach Gosainkunda from Kathmandu?
To start the Gosainkunda trek from Kathmandu, you shall first drive to Syabrubesi. This is about 80 km north of Kathmandu. You can get a public vehicle or hire a private Jeep from Kathmandu. The public bus or Jeep can be found in Gongabu Bus Park, about 10 km from the airport. In the morning, you can also catch this bus from Kalanki, but it’s better to get the bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi at Gongabu Bus Park. The bus costs about $10. The public bus mostly leaves in the morning, but the time is unknown. So, be there by 8 am.
However, public vehicles are uncomfortable (the seats are small) and often crowded. Thus, it would be best to get a Jeep on sharing basis or hire a private car from Kathmandu—a jeep cost about $30 per person.
From Syabrubesi, the remaining journey to Gosainkunda is in feet. First, you need to walk to Sing Gompa and then to Gosainkunda. You can rest here for a day or get to a higher lake for a bird’s eye view of the lake and then walk down to Ghopte, Melanche Ghyang, Tarkeghyang, Kakani, and Melamchi Bazar. This is a longer route set by MyEverestTrip, and you can also find a minor way.
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car.
- At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
- Kathmandu – Sybrubensi – Dhunche – Kathmandu By local bus / Jeep up to your request
- Trekking map
- An experienced Government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charges
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipment
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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosainkunda was great!
My Everest Trip gave me one of the best experiences of my life when I participated in a fantastic trek in Langtang. I understand why Langtang is popular because it is a lovely area. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is a beautiful trek where you walk through various landscapes, one more breathtaking. Our guide did a great job telling us about the culture, and he knew the names of many peaks. All the staff members were friendly and service-minded and took great care of us from start to end. When one of my friends had a minor injury, our guide stepped in immediately and provided help so my friend could continue the trek. It was also apparent that our guide was well-liked as we came happy and friendly people greeted him and us everywhere. As the days passed by, we developed a good friendship.
The trek was well put together; most days were 5-6 hours walk which gave us time to enjoy the scenery and take breaks, and in the afternoon, after arriving destination, a point to consume the day and be briefed about the next day.
We are pleased with how My Everest Trip organized the trek and the excellent service provided. We give our warmest recommendation and hope to return one day.
Thanks to Puru for taking this wonderful trek with my friends and me. We were a group of 8 friends doing this trek. Two of my friends did the Everest Base Camp years back with Puru, so we specifically asked him to guide this trek, and luckily he said yes. Obviously, he knows this region in his own pocket; therefore, it was enjoyable to hear him share his knowledge, always telling stories with love and passion for this region of Nepal and always making sure everybody was safe and happy.
It is true when My Everest Trip says they make their treks trouble-free. The length of the daily walk, the accommodation, and the meals were very well organized. Puru did a splendid job of giving us happy days.
I prefer to do longer treks, so this extended Langtang Valley trek was a good choice for us, with a good mixture of nature and culture. Visiting the Himalayas is a memory for life, and combined with the joyful company of Puru, we could not ask for more.
For all adventure seekers, My Everest Trip is the place to go.
Most incredible experience imaginable!
I went on a week-long trek in the Langtang region of Nepal with Ratna as my trekking guide. Throughout the week, Ratna was kind, with a fab sense of humour, encouraging when I was finding the walking hard, and always knew what he was doing, with a solution for every hurdle. By the end of the week, we were great friends! Being confident in our guide meant we could all relax and enjoy the trek, never worrying about anything and having much fun.
With Ratna’s support, we reached our final peak despite my fear of being unable to make it that far, and to this day, it is one of my proudest achievements. I would make this trip again in a heartbeat and recommend it to all!
Highlights of Langtang Gosainkunda
- A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi.
- See Langtang village, known as ‘The Valley of Glaciers.
- Visit Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery.
- Climb to Chorko-Ri.
- Enjoy a panoramic view of Langtang valley.
- Walk through a rhododendron forest.
- Explore the Holy Gosaikunda Lake (4200m).
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