Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Facts:

Group Size
Max 12
Region
Langtang Region
Trip Duration
15 days
Activities
Trekking Adventure
Transportation
Flight / Private car
Meals
BLD During Trek
Accommodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tented Camp
Max Elevation
4984m
Best Month
Autumn/ Spring
Trip Grade
Moderate
Trek Starts / Ends
Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a breathtaking journey to Gosaikunda that blends two of Nepal's most stunning treks. It spans 16 days and offers trekkers an opportunity to experience the Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek was a top destination for trekking enthusiasts until the devastating earthquake in 2015, but the Langtang region has now fully recovered and remains as scenic as ever.

Trekking Langtang Gosaikunda through the Langtang region is an excellent way to support the local Tamang people economically. The Langtang region offers a unique experience that combines forested lowlands, alpine pastures, and yak herds. 

The Langtang Gosaikunda journey starts from Syabrubesi, located on the Trisuli River, and is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The route winds through dense rhododendron forests before venturing into the alpine  Langtang regions and reaching the rebuilt village of Langtang.

Further up the valley lies Kyanjin Gompa, a remote monastery surrounded by yak pasturelands that offers optional climbs to Kyanjin Ri or Cherko Ri, providing panoramic views of nearby mountains including Langtang Lirung towering over the valley at 7234 meters.

After returning to the trailhead, the Gosaikunda route heads southeast, climbing steadily through terraced fields to scenic highlands that provide breathtaking views of distant peaks such as Manaslu (8163m) and the Tibetan plateau to the north. 
The route then leads to the serene mountain valley of Gosaikunda and the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, a site where Hindus flock to during Janai Purnima in August, to pay homage to what they believe was Shiva's temporary home.

The Langtang Valley with Gosaikunda Trek culminates with the climb to the pass of Laurabina La (4610m) and the outpost of Thadepati, where the sunrise that greets trekkers is nothing short of spectacular. Finally, the route leads to Chisapani and onwards to Sundarijal, offering a fulfilling end to this magnificent journey of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek has something for everyone, from beginners to experienced trekkers. It is a great alternative to the Annapurna and Everest teahouse treks.
The cost of this Langtang Gosaikunda Trek can vary depending on the duration and itinerary. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 11 days is a popular choice for senior citizons, and the Gosaikunda Trek 3 days is a shorter option. 
The best season for the Langtang Trek is from September to December and from March to May. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek map is readily available when you will starting our guide will provide you.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a remarkable journey in Langtang region, offering a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and physical challenges.

Main Highlights of Langtang Gosikunda treks

  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a fusion of Nepal's striking natural beauty and the cultural experience of the Tamang people.
  • Langtang region was affected by the 2015 earthquake, but has since recovered and maintained its scenic beauty.
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a great alternative to the more popular Annapurna and Everest treks.
  • The trailhead of Syabrubesi is easily accessible from Kathmandu.
  • Gosaikunda Trek includes forested lowlands, alpine pastures, and yak herds in Kyanjin Gompa of the Langtang Valley.
  • The sacred Gosaikunda Lake is a highlight of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, visited by Hindu pilgrims during Janai Purnima in August.
  • The trek offers breathtaking views of nearby mountains such as Langtang Lirung (7234m) and Manaslu (8163m).
  • Kyanjin Gompa, a remote monastery renowned for its yak cheese production, is a highlight of the trek to Langtang Gosaikunda.
  • Optional climbs to Kyanjin Ri or Cherko Ri offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • The climb to the pass of Laurabina La (4610m) and the outpost of Thadepati offer spectacular views at sunrise.
  • The route passes through dense rhododendron forests and traverses glacial moraines.
  • The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek includes Sherpa meadows in Helambu.
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek supports the local economy and empowers the Tamang people who reside in the Langtang region.
  • The Gosaikunda trek can be completed in 11 days.
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is suitable for trekkers of moderate fitness levels and all age group including senior citizons.
  • The route of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek provides ample opportunities for wildlife spotting.
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a great way to escape the crowds and experience the peacefulness of the Himalayas.
  • The Langtang Gosaikund trek map provides detailed information about the route.
  • The best time to undertake the Langtang trek is from March to May or September to November.
  • The Langtang Gosaikunda trek cost is affordable compared to other popular trekking route in Nepal.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by Magnificent Himalayan trek, representative and transferred to your hotel. You can rest and relax for the remainder of the day.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1400 m

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside, passing through small villages and farmlands, to reach Syabrubesi. This will be our starting point for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Syabrubesi.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
1503 m

We start our Langtang trek from Syabrubesi and head towards the Langtang River. We cross several suspension bridges and climb up to the Rimche village. From here, we descend to the Lama Hotel where we stay overnight.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
2470 m

Today, we trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests, and cross several streams and waterfalls. We reach the Langtang village, which was badly affected by the earthquake of 2015. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Langtang village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
3430 m

We continue our trek to Langtang and pass through yak pastures and beautiful landscapes to reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we can explore the cheese factory and visit the Kyanjin Gompa monastery. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
3870 m

Today, we hike up to the Tsergo Ri viewpoint for stunning views of the Langtang range. We return to Kyanjin Gompa for overnight stay.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
4984 m

We trek back to Lama Hotel, retracing our steps through beautiful forests and landscapes. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Lama Hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
2470 m

We continue our trek to Gosaikunda and climb up to Thulo Syabru, a beautiful village with stunning views of the Langtang range. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Thulo Syabru.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
2230 m

We trek to Sing Gompa, passing through beautiful forests and small villages. We visit the famous cheese factory in Sing Gompa and stay overnight at a teahouse in Langtang region.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
3300 m

Today, we trek to Gosainkunda, a holy lake located at an altitude of 4380m. We pass through beautiful landscapes and cross several streams and waterfalls. We stay overnight at a teahouse near the Gosaikunda lake.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
4380 m

We start the day with a steep climb to reach Lauribina Pass, situated at an altitude of 4610m. From the top, we can enjoy Magnificent views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. We then descend through rocky terrain and dense forests before reaching the village of Ghopte, where we stay overnight.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
4610 m

Today, we continue our descent through forests and cross several streams and waterfalls. We pass through small villages and terraced fields, enjoying views of the surrounding hills and valleys. We stay overnight at Kutumsang, a small town located at an altitude of 2470m.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
2470 m

We start the day with a gradual climb, passing through dense forests and small villages. We can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan range as we trek towards Chisapani. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Chisapani.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Highest Altitude
2215 m

Today, we Langtang Gosaikunda Trek towards Sundarijal, passing through forests and small villages. We can enjoy views of the Kathmandu valley as we descend towards Sundarijal. From there, we drive to Kathmandu, where we stay overnight.

Food
BL
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1400 m

It's time to say goodbye to Nepal as we depart for our respective destinations. A representative from the Magnificent Himalayan Trek will drop us off at the airport, and we can catch our flights back home.

Food
Breakfast

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Altitude Profile

FAQs

Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
 

The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek usually takes around 14-16 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and pace of Langtang region.
 

The best time to go on the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons, when the weather is clear and dry, and the views are spectacular.
 

The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is considered a moderate trek in Langtang region.
 

Yes, it is generally safe to go on the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek, but it is always recommended to trek with a licensed and experienced guide, as the terrain can be challenging and weather conditions can be unpredictable.
 

The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek highlights include the Langtang Valley, the Gosaikunda Lake, Magnificent views of the Himalayas, and the local culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people in Langtang region.
 

The maximum altitude reached on the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is around 4,610 meters (15,125 feet), at the Lauribina Pass.
 

Accommodation on the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges, with varying levels of amenities and services.
 

The food available on the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is mainly local Nepali cuisine, with some international options available at higher-end lodges.
 

Yes, you need to obtain a trekking permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card to trek in the Gosaikunda Langtang region.
 

The cost of the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek varies depending on the duration, itinerary, and level of comfort.
 

It is not possible to trek in the Gosaikunda Langtang region without a guide.

 

It is recommended to pack warm and comfortable clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

There is less chance of altitude sickness can be a concern on the Gosaikunda Langtang trek.

Gosaikunda is situated at an altitude of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) above sea level.

Traveller Useful Information

During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, accommodation options vary from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Meals are generally served in the teahouses along the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, and most lodges offer a variety of Nepali and Western cuisine. While the availability of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options may vary, most lodges offer a decent selection of both. It's important to note that the higher you trek, the more limited the food options become and the higher the prices. Additionally, it's recommended to carry some energy bars or snacks in case of unexpected delays or long stretches between meal stops.
 

To reach the starting point of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you need to first make your way to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. From there, you can either hire a private jeep or take a public bus to reach the town of Dhunche, which serves as the gateway to the trek of Langtang Gosaikunda.
At the end of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you can either retrace your steps back to Dhunche and then take a bus or jeep to return to Kathmandu or continue trekking to Sundarijal and then take a private vehicle or taxi to reach the city.
To reach the starting point of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you need to first make your way to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. From there, you can either hire a private jeep or take a public bus to reach the town of Dhunche, which serves as the gateway to the trek of Langtang Gosaikunda.
At the end of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you can either retrace your steps back to Dhunche and then take a bus or jeep to return to Kathmandu or continue trekking to Sundarijal and then take a private vehicle or taxi to reach the city.
 

During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you will find a variety of accommodation options ranging from teahouses and guesthouses to camping tents. These lodgings provide basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom. As for meals, you can enjoy a range of local Nepalese cuisine as well as international dishes at the teahouses and guesthouses along the Gosaikunda Trek
 

To undertake the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, you will need to obtain the following permits:

  1. Langtang National Park Entry Permit: This is required for all trekkers entering the Langtang National Park. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu or at the entry point in Syabrubesi.
  2. TIMS Card: The Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu or at the entry point in Syabrubesi.
  3. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Entry Permit: This is required for the portion of the trek that passes through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu or at the entry point in Sundarijal.
  4. Gosaikunda Conservation Area Entry Permit: This is required for the portion of the trek that passes through the Gosaikunda Conservation Area. You can obtain this permit in Dhunche.

It is important to note that you should always carry your permits with you during the trek, as they will be checked at various checkpoints along the trail. It is also important to follow the rules and regulations set by the authorities to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area.
 

The best time for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is generally stable and dry, with clear skies, making for optimal trekking conditions. The temperature is also mild, making it comfortable to walk during the day, and the views of the surrounding mountain ranges are spectacular. However, it is important to note that the Langtang region can experience snowfall and cold temperatures during the winter months (December to February), which can make trekking challenging, and the monsoon season (June to August) can bring heavy rainfall and leeches, making the route slippery and difficult to navigate.
 

Communication during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek can be challenging in certain areas due to the remoteness of the region. However, there are some options available:

  1. Local SIM cards: You can purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek. While the signal strength may be weak in some areas, it can still be useful in emergency situations.
  2. WiFi: Some teahouses along the trail may offer WiFi for a fee, but the signal strength can be weak and unreliable.

It's important to keep in mind that you may not have access to communication at all times during the trek, so it's essential to plan accordingly and let your family and friends know about your itinerary beforehand.
 

  • Hiking boots - to provide support and protection for your feet during the trek.
  • Trekking poles - to reduce the impact on your knees and improve balance on uneven terrain.
  • Backpack - to carry all of your equipment and supplies.
  • Sleeping bag - to keep you warm and comfortable at night in the cold temperatures.
  • Headlamp - to navigate in the dark and for any early morning hikes.
  • Warm clothing - to protect against the cold temperatures, including a down jacket, thermal underwear, and fleece.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants - to protect against rain and snow.
  • Sun hat and sunglasses - to protect against the sun's strong UV rays at high altitudes.
  • Gloves and mittens - to keep your hands warm in the cold temperatures.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm - to protect against the strong UV rays at high altitudes.
  • Water bottle or hydration system - to stay hydrated during the trek.
  • First aid kit - to treat any minor injuries or illnesses that may occur on the trek.
  • Camera - to capture the stunning scenery and memories of the trek.
  • Power bank or extra batteries - to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Buff or scarf - to protect your face and neck from the cold temperatures and wind.
  • Trekking socks - to keep your feet warm and dry and to prevent blisters.
  • Lightweight, quick-dry clothing - to keep you comfortable during the trek.
  • Insect repellent - to protect against mosquitoes and other insects.
  • Waterproof hiking boots - to keep your feet dry in wet and muddy terrain.
  • Duffel bag or dry sack - to protect your equipment and clothing from rain and moisture

The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is a moderate trek that can be completed in 10-14 days. The trek starts from Syabrubesi, a small town north of Kathmandu. The trail follows the Langtang River through the Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa, a small village at the base of Langtang Lirung. From Kyanjin Gompa, the trail ascends to Gosainkunda, a holy lake located at an altitude of 4,380 meters. The trek then descends back to Syabrubesi via the Helambu Valley. 

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