Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 5033
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathamndu
  • Best Season September to Mid-December & February to May
Highlights
  • Langtang National Park: Hiking through the beautiful Langtang National Park is the first stop on the walk. Langtang National Park is home to a great variety of flora and fauna, including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and an extensive variety of different bird species.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: At an elevation of 3,900 meters, Kyanjin Gompa is an enchanting Tibetan Buddhist monastery that provides breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.
  • Langtang Valley: The trek passes through the stunning Langtang Valley, which is encircled by snowy peaks, glaciers, and verdant alpine forests.
  • Gosaikunda Lake: Gosaikunda Lake, at an elevation of 4,380 meters, is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists as a holy site. As a renowned pilgrimage destination, it is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Tamang and Sherpa Villages: You'll get to see authentic Tamang and Sherpa villages and learn about their distinct cultures and ways of life along the way.
  • Himalayan Views: Incredible views of Langtang Lirung (7,246 meters), Ganesh Himal (7,429 meters), and the Annapurna range can be seen from the trail.
  • Hot Springs: The local hot springs are perfect for soothing sore muscles after a day of hiking.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the popular trekking trails in Nepal. The scenic Langtang valley to the north of Kathmandu and close to the Tibetan border is traveled along the trail. The Langtang region is well-known for its stunning alpine beauty, thriving local culture, and wide variety of rare plant and animal species.


The trip takes 15 days or can be customized according to the need. The trek's official start point is in Syabrubesi, a few hours' drive from Kathmandu. You'll then enter Langtang National Park, home of the red panda and other threatened species.
During your trek, you will also trek to Gosaikunda, a sacred lake located at an altitude of 4,380 meters. Both Hindus and Buddhists hold the lake in high regard because of its religious significance and idyllic natural setting at the base of the Himalayas.


Visiting Tamang and Sherpa villages will give you a glimpse into their rich cultural heritage. Talking to locals is the best way to learn about the culture of a new place.
If you want to visit the beautiful Himalayas and experience authentic Nepali culture, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek is a great option.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival team from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and will transfer you to hotel. In the Evening you will have a briefing about your Langtang Gosaikunda trek with a guide.

 

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will brief you about the trek. You can visit the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you must pay entry fees on your own.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The drive begins after having breakfast at hotel. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi offers beautiful views of gushing rivers, terraced farms, traditional Nepali villages, and snow-capped mountains. On reaching Syabrubesi we will rest on our Lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1470m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs drive

The first day of our walk starts from Syabrubesi. We trek through the lush forest and terraced farmland along the Langtang River after crossing the Bhote Kosi. Up in the hills, we continue our ascent to the Lama Hotel.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2470m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Along the banks of the Langtang River, we make our way up through the forest. Snowy peaks will appear in the distance, luring us onward. Upon reaching Ghoda tabela we must show our permits at army check point. After that, we will continue our walk to reach the Langtang Valley by crossing the river on its eastern bank. Leaving behind the prayer flags and water-powered prayer wheels, we make our way to the picturesque Tamang settlement of Langtang.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3430m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After a pleasant two hours of hiking through breathtaking mountain scenery, we will reach Kyanjin for lunch. As we make our way upward, the valley opens and the scenery gets more breathtaking. We pass through several small villages and yak pastures. Beautiful panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6,990 m), Langtang RI (6370 m), and Langtang Lirung (7245 m) can be seen while making our way to Kyanjin. We will stay for two nights at Kyanjin Gumba.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3870m
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

In order to acclimate, we will spend the night at Kyanjin Gompa. Incredible up-close views of majestic mountains and glaciers can be enjoyed from upper Langtang Valley. We will visit Kyanjin Gompa Monastery and the Yak cheese factory. We will hike to Tseku Ri (5033m) from where we can see the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), and Yala peak (5,500m). We will be back to our lodge and take good rest.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5033m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

From Kyanjin Gomba, we leave the highland and head downhill toward a path that will get us out of the valley. The route we travelled to get to Kyanjin Gomba is the one we take back. We'll pass by the Langtang Village on our route to Ghoda Tabela for lunch and to register our departure at the army check point there. After having lunch, we will then head down into the river valley, through the thick forests, and finally to the Lama Hotel.

 

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2470m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After having breakfast, we'll make our way down to Langtang Khola's banks. Along the way, we'll pass through a bamboo and rhododendron forest, home to wildlife including monkeys and wild boar. The trail also offers spectacular views of Ganesh Himal. After a long day of hiking, we'll finally reach the Thulo Syabru at the foot of the mountain by crossing a suspension bridge down to the Thulo Syabru village.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2260m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After leaving Thulo Syabru, we will begin our hike to Sing Gompa. We'll take in the sights of the Langtang Himal, the Ganesh Himal, beautiful hills and forests along the way. Upon arriving at Sing Gompa, we would also come across a locally run cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3250m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

After leaving Sing Gompa, on our way to Gosaikunda we will cross Lauribinayak La (3920 m). With the majestic Himal Chuli (at 7893 meters), Manaslu (8,156 meters), and Ganesh Himal (at 7406 meters) in the background, our rocky and hard path would be well worth the effort. Gosaikunda is home to a dozen lakes, the three most important of which are Saraswati Kunda, Vairab Kunda, and Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is religiously significant to both Hindu and Buddhist. Huge number of pilgrimages can be seen during festival called Janai Purnima.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4380m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Today we will retrace our way back to sing gumba, the route which we travelled while climbing up the Gosaikunda.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3250m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Today, it takes us about six hours to reach Dhunche from Sing Gumba. At first, the trail descends through a dense forest of pine trees, silver oak trees, and rhododendron trees, eventually leading to a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa River. From here, our path continues through inhabited areas until we reach Dhunche, the district capital of Rasuwa.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2030
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

The last day of the trek is when we will be back in Kathmandu on a private vehicle, watching the scenic beauty of rivers, villages, and hills. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your hotel. In the evening, you will have a group dinner with your guide, where you can recall your memories of the trek with each other and enjoy the evening.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

Representative from Moon Himalaya will drop you to international airport for final departure three years prior to your flight schedule.

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop off.
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Dunche to Kathmandu in private vehicle for client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation during the trekking.
    • Langtang National Park entry fee.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Dunche to Kathmandu in private vehicle for guide and porter.
    • English speaking government license holder Trekking guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide and above 5 clients we provide assistant guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 10 to 12 kg only)
    • Food, accommodation, salary and Trekking insurance for Guide
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for porter.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of trek.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fees into monastries, temples or museums.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donations to monasteries or schools, wifi, laundry etc.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Special snacks like chocolate bars, cookies, pastries etc.
    • Internet, hot showers and battery charging while on the trek.
    • Tips for staff.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Weather: The weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas, so we recommend you be prepared and pack the gear for rain, snow, and wind.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might bring complications in your Langtang Gosaikunda trek such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries, or other serious health concerns.
    • Medication: Please inform us about the medicine that you use daily so that our guide can timely remind you about your medicines.
    • Best time to trek: Every season has a different thing to offer however the best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek is from September to Mid- December and from February to May. During these months, the weather is generally dry, and the skies are clear, offering stunning mountain views.
    FAQsLangtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days FAQs
    • The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is moderate; however, you need to acclimatize to the environment. Having said that it is moderate, one must be mentally prepared to walk through the rugged terrain, steep ascent and descent, as well as dense forest.

    •  Every season has a different thing to offer however the best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is from September to Mid- December and from February to May. During these months, the weather is generally dry and the skies are clear, offering stunning mountain views.

    • You will need a Langtang National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek.

    • It is mandatory to hire a guide and porter for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. A licensed guide can help you navigate the route, provide information about the local culture and environment, and ensure your safety.

    • Tea houses or lodges are available along the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. 

    • Yes, Altitude sickness is a concern during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and take necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, or dizziness occur, it is recommended to descend to a lower elevation immediately.

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