Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda trek is for those who want to see the mid-hills, high altitude lakes – including the pious Gosainkunda Lake and other Himalayan glaciers. The trek region lies a short distance to the north of Kathmandu near the Nepal – Tibet border.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating journey through the Langtang Valley in Nepal, encompassing the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. This trek takes you through picturesque villages, lush forests, and awe-inspiring mountain landscapes. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the local Tamang and Sherpa cultures, visit ancient monasteries, and witness traditional rural life. As you ascend, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. The highlight of the trek is reaching the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus, surrounded by pristine alpine beauty. It’s a truly mesmerizing adventure that combines natural wonders, cultural exploration, and spiritual significance.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Langtang – the valley of glaciers, pine forests, green meadows, terraced fields.
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges
  • The 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)
  • Tibetan border region
  • Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
  • Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chorten
  • The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m
  • Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) Viewpoints


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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft

    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Everest Expeditions Nepal display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Yak and Yeti or a similar category hotel. Later in the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program along with a fine meal.

    Included Meal: (Dinner)

  • Day 02: Drive to Syabru bensi by bus or Jeep (1450m 7/8 hours)

    After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. (B,L,D)

    Local bus: In the morning, we pick you up from the Hotel. We take Private Jeep from Hotel. We pass many small cities during our driving to Syabrubensi. When we reach to Dhunche (district headquarter of Rasuwa), if the weather is nice we can see the nice view of Ganesh Himal. We follow all the way Trisuli River. It is about 7/8 hours driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi.

    Private bus/ jeep: It is also possible to use private bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. If you query, we can provide private bus or jeep as well. This way is much more conformable.

  • Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2640m 6 hours walking)

    This is our trekking starting point. After the breakfast, we start to hike. As soon as we start our trek we cross the Bridge of Trisuli River. We follow the Langtang River. It is interesting part of walking through the forest. During our hike, we pass small town like, pahiro, Bamboo. It is about 6 hours walking hike from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel. The trail is slowly up at the beginning but at the end it is hard.

  • Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3340m 6 hours walking)

    This day, we start in the morning as normal time (8:00 am). We walk through the rhododendron forest. The trail is slowly up hill. This day we can see some mountains such as Langtang Lirung , Naya kang and some others peaks. During our trek, we pass Gunachok, Thomna , Ghoratabela , Thyangsyap and then Langtang village.  It takes us about 5/6 hours to get there. It is the village of Tamang people. We can explore rest of the day. It is big village.

  • Day 05: Trek to Kyanjing gompa( 3860m 5/6 hours walking)

    This day we start our trip as usual time.If it is nice weather, we can see the wonderful view of mountains at the beginning of this hike. People from this village are Buddhist. During our hike we can see many mani stone walls. It is about 3/4 hours hiking from Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is much easier to Kyanjing Gompa. We can explore the rest of the day in Kyanjing Gompa and cheese factory as well.

  • Day 06: Rest day explore around the Glacier, Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri) and climb kyanjing ri

    This day we have many choices.  It is depending as your wish we take one of following hiking. we can see views of Langtang Lirung, Naya kang, Lang shisha Ri, Penthang Karpo Ri and Dorje Lakpa and some others mountains.

    • Kyanjing Ri hiking.
    • Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri hiking.
    • Explore the Langshisa kharka or glacier.
  • Day 07: Trek down to Lama Hotel (2640m 7hours walking)

    It is the day for down hill and same way back. We start in the morning as normal time. The trail is all the way down hill. We hike in one day from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel. It is nice part of hiking. If you are lucky you can see some wild animal as well. The trail is all the way down hill. So we can do it in 7 hours from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel.

  • Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru village (2540m 6 hours walking)

    The half of the trail is same way back from Lama Hotel to Pahiro.  The trail from Lama Hotel to Bamboo is very steep down hill but it is still nice because we hike in the nature.  Bamboo to Pahiro is much easier. After walking little bit from Pahiro. We climb up to the Thulo Syabru(all the way down is Syabrubensi). Thulosyabru is big village of Tamang people. We explore rest of the day.  It is about 5/6 hours hike from Lama Hotel to Thulosyabru village.

  • Day 09: Trek to Laurebina (3920m 6/ 7 hours walking)

    Now, we are going up so, we start to climb on the rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoprang danda (3190m.)  If you are lucky, you can watch monkeys play in the forests. If it is clear weather, we can see view of Ganesh himal from here. We continue climb to another town is called Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari and then Lauribina. We also pass a sanctuary for the red panda. As soon as we reach to Lauribina, We can see the truly magnificent view of Annapurnas, Manaslu (8163m.) ,Ganesh himal and some other peaks. It takes about 6/7 hours hiking to get there.

  • Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda (4210 4hours walking)

    This day, we continue climb to Gosaikunda,rest of the day exploere in Gosaikunda Lake. There are many lakes. Saraswati Kund , Bhairav Kund, Gosaikunda, Dudh Kund( Milk lake) , Chandra kund (Moon lake)and Ama Kund (mother lake) and Ragat Kund(blood kund). The large lake is Gosaikund.  Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of shiva. according to legend , shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident (trisul) to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the oceans ( the poison is the reason why Shiva is depicted with a blue throat). There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbeshwar pool, next to the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan , more than 60km away. Thousands of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each august.

  • Day 11: Cross the pass (4650m) trek to Gopte (3640m 6/7 hours walking)

    This day we start early in the morning after the breakfast. The trail climbs on a rocky trail marked with cairns towards the pass. Passing three more small lakes, the trail reaches Lauribina La (4650m.). We spend some time to explore the surrounding hills for some fine views. It is the high part of this trek. Now, the trail descends down to Gopte. There are two lodges. It is about 6/7 hours walking to get there.

  • Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang (2540m 6 hours walking)

    The day, we start the trek as normal time. The trail from Gopte to Kutumsang is a lot of up and down hill. When we reach to Tharepati we can see the view of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha panngma and others peaks. From here, we hike through Magin Goth and then Kutumsang. It is 6 hours hiking from Gopte to here.

  • Day 13: Trek to Chisapani (2230m 6/7 hours walking)

    Now we are in Helambu region. Sherpa and Tamang are ethnic group of this area. The trail is up and down. We hike through the rhododendron forest. It takes about 6/7 hours to get Chisapani.  Chisapani is nice and magnificent view point. We can see from here wonderful views of snow capped mountains.

  • Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal (3 hours walking and 1 hour driving by private Van

    Today is last day of hiking. We hike down about three hours to get sundarijal. During our hikng we pass forest and some small village. We can take local bus or private car from here. It is about 1 hours driving to Kathmandu and then take a rest.

  • Day 15: Departure to international airport to fly your home country

    Departure to international airport to fly your home country. ( If you have late flight then we can have a half day sightseeing and Shopping day)

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
    • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
    • potters for carrying goods and supplies,
    • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
    • 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast) on Twin Sharing Basis.
    • All accommodation during the trek on sharing Basis.
    • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
    • Transportation to and from trail head by Private and Sharing Transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu)
    • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
    • National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
      equipment for the staffs.
    • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
    • Trekking staffs wages etc.
    • Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
    • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
    • All Government and local Taxes
    • International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
    • Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
    • Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.

Cost Excludes:


  • International Airfares,
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance,
  • Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
  • Tips for The staffs.
  • Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
  • Meals during stay in the Kathmandu
  • Extra Domestic Ticket  of Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
  • Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Price per person

Usefull Information

Gosainkunda Langtang Trek is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Langtang National Park. It’s situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, close to Kathmandu. In fact, it is visible from Kathmandu Valley.

This trek lets you experience deep gorges, rocky terrain, pine forests, yak pastures, insight into Buddhist religious practices, mystical monasteries, picturesque villages, hillside terraces, serene valleys, and breathtaking glaciers originating from high mountains. The trial also takes us to the sacred Gosainkunda (4,380m / 14,620ft), an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains of the Rasuwa.

This trek begins with a drive along the Trishuli River, which heads north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche and finally to Syabrubesi.

We start the trek from Syabrubesi, a Tamang village by the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. The trek will follow the Langtang River until we reach Lama Hotel for the night. The next day we will trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, a large Tamang settlement. From Langtang Village, we head to Kyangin Gompa. We will rest at Kyangin Gompa for a day to acclimatize. While acclimatizing, you will have the option to visit the yak cheese factory, Tserko Ri Viewpoint, and Kyangin Gompa monastery.

Then we return to the Lama hotel then continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley to reach Gosaikunda, a revered pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus. The waters of Gosaikunda Lake are believed to have magical healing powers. But to reach Gosaikunda we trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, and from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati and finally to Gosainkunda.

After Gosainkunda, our trek will take us through Laurebina La High Pass to Ghopte in the scenic Helambu region. From Ghopte, we descend to Kutumsang through rhododendron, pine, juniper forests, and peaceful meadows. The next day, we continue our descent to reach Chisapani via Pati Bhanjyang. On the last day of the trek, we trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and catch a bus back to Kathmandu.

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 1-15
  • Duration 15 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 5100M
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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