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
  • A close trek option from Kathmandu that can be started in 7 to 8 hours of drive
  • Trek exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the Langtang National Park
  • The trail goes through dense forests, terraced fields, landslide debris, and alpine meadows
  • Spend nights in beautiful Tamang villages along the way
  • Get to see their lifestyle and culture
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gumba along the way
  • Hike to Tserko Ri to witness a gorgeous sunrise and jaw-dropping mountain panorama
  • Explore the local yak cheese factory and taste/buy some gourmet cheese
  • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Witness several stunning mountain views throughout the trek

Explore the beautiful Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal ranges during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. Travel north of Kathmandu to the Langtang National Park, home to several exotic flora and fauna. Trek via the picturesque Tamang villages and rhododendron forests. Discover the Langtang Valley and then head to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. The Langtang Gosaikunda trek 15 days is a perfect combination of adventure and cultural experience in Nepal. 

You will get to witness diverse landscapes and stunning mountain and glacier views on this trek. The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is not that difficult. Anyone with decent fitness can do this trek. For beginner trekkers, the Langtang Gosaikunda trekking can be a bit challenging, so we recommend the Langtang Valley trek. You will love this trek for its beautiful hills, serenity, less crowded route, memorable encounters with locals, and adventure. 

What to expect during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek 15 days?

Langtang region is one of the closest trekking regions to Kathmandu. Within 7 to 8 hours of driving from the city, you will reach the trailhead, Syabrubesi. You will start trekking through mid-hills and gradually ascend to alpine pastures and yak herds of Kyanjin Gompa. Tserko Ri is the highest point of the trek. 

Compared to the famous Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit trek, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek does not see a huge crowd of trekkers. After exploring the Langtang Valley, you will retrace the route back to the Lama Hotel and from here, head southeast to the Gosaikunda Lake. The trail goes through terraced fields and dense forests. 

The serene location of the Gosaikunda Lake adds a more magical outlook to your journey. Gosaikunda Lake is a pilgrimage site in Nepal for Hindus and Buddhists. In the month of August (during Janai Purnima), numerous pilgrims visit the lake to worship and get blessings. As per the Hindu scriptures, Gosaikunda Lake used to be the home of Lord Shiva and Parvati. 

Apart from the holy lake, this region is resided by Tamang and Sherpa communities mainly. Tamangs are the major highlight of trekking in the Langtang region. They are welcoming and very hospitable. Some trekkers even do the Tamang Heritage trek to spend more time with this community. Likewise, the trail is dotted with stupas, chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls. 

As the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake trail is inside the Langtang National Park, you will get to see many flora and fauna. You may see langur monkeys, musk deer, birds, butterflies, etc along the trail. Likewise, some lucky trekkers also come across a red panda. The trek route ascends and descends via different climatic zones.

As the reward for your long walking and efforts, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers you blissful views of mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Gaurisanker (7,134 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), Dorje Lhakpa, Scout Peak (5,710 m), Naya Kanga (5,846 m), Ganchhenpo (6,387 m), and many others. 

Who can do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary is ideal for travelers looking for close trekking options from Kathmandu. The trail is located only 52 kilometers north of Kathmandu, so you will reach the starting point in no time. If you have two weeks or just a little over this time for the holiday, we highly recommend the Langtang Gosaikunda trek package. 

How to prepare for the Langtang Gosaikunda trekking?

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek involves long hours of walking each day. You will trek at least 6 hours a day between the villages. Therefore, you need good stamina and strength. If you are not an active individual, start going on long walks with a backpack weight (4 kg to 5kg) on you. 

Similarly, you can do other activities like cycling, running, swimming, jogging, etc, to improve your stamina and endurance. Strength training is also great. Likewise, start budgeting and arranging trekking clothes and gear. New trekking boots are not recommended to wear during the trek as they will be uncomfortable. 

Langtang Gosaikunda trek packing

To do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, trekking clothes and gear are required. Go through the below list of things that will give you an idea of what is needed during this trek. The renting option is available for trekkers who are on a budget or do not wish to invest in expensive trekking clothes and equipment. 

  • Clothing: Underwear, t-shirts, trekking t-shirts and pants, thermal pants, windcheater, raincoat, fleece jacket/down jacket, beanie, scarf, gloves, socks, trekking boots, lounge slippers, dry towel, etc 
  • Trek gear: Duffel bag (provided by us), sleeping bag, backpack, trekking poles, torch, sunglasses, traveler's knife, headlamp/torch, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, etc
  • Health and hygiene: High SPF sunscreen, SPF lip balm, moisturizer, wet tissues, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, general medicines, bandages, blister cream, personal medication (if any), toothpaste/brush, biodegradable soap, small mirror, comb, etc
  • Miscellaneous: Passport, travel visa, Nepali cash, power bank, camera, spare batteries, adapter, journal/pen, map, trekking permits, passport, travel visa, passport-size photos, snacks and bars, book, etc

Extend the trek to Ganja La pass or Lauribina pass

Ganja La (5,130 m/16,831 ft) and Lauribina pas (4,610 m/15d124 ft) are two adventurous passes in the Langtang region that trekkers cross. If you wish to elongate the trek and explore other corners of the Langtang region, you can combine the Ganja la pass or Lauribina pass in the itinerary. 

Crossing these passes is difficult and involves steep ascents. You will get to witness stunning mountain vistas from the top of both passes. Ganja La pass is much more remote and challenging. Likewise, crossing Lauribina pass, you will descend to the Helambu region and end the trek in Chisapani. 

Are you ready for your lifetime journey?

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is no doubt a lifetime odyssey in Nepal. You will get to unwind and rejuvenate. Overall, this trip is highly satisfying. You can join in a group or trek privately with us. Our Langtang Gosaikunda trek 2024 bookings are open. Likewise, if you want to customize the Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary, contact us. 

Why do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek with Moon Himalaya Adventure?

We, Moon Himalaya Adventure, offer an affordable Langtang Gosaikunda trek cost. You can do this trek at the best price and service with us. Our team will manage everything for the journey. In addition to that, you will trek with a native mountain guide and a porter. They will ensure your safety during the trek and make the journey very immersive. 

Likewise, you will get the following perks by trekking with us in Nepal:

  • Fixed departures
  • Free airport pick-ups and drop-offs as per the itinerary
  • No hidden cost
  • Complimentary dinners in Kathmandu
  • 24/7 support
  • Free t-shirt
  • A duffel bag to use during the trek (you have to return it after the trek ends)
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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

    Langtang Gosaikunda trek difficulty & altitude sickness

    Langtang Gosaikunda is a difficult trek. However, the trek difficulty level may differ from person to person, as per their fitness, stamina, and prior high-altitude experience. The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is divided into two parts- the Langtang Valley and the Gosaikunda Lake. The Langtang Valley trek route is not that difficult compared to the Gosaikunda trail. 

    You will first explore the Langtang Valley and then continue to Gosaikunda Lake. It will help you acclimatize and get used to the terrain and the environment before you step foot on the offbeat route that leads to the lake. There is no technical climbing involved in this trek, however you will come across a handful of steep ascents and descents.

    You have to trek 5 to 6 hours a day, covering 9 kilometers on average. The trail goes via hillsides and dense forests. From the starting point of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, which is Sybrubesi (1,470 m/4,823 ft), you will gain almost 3,500 meters (11,483 ft) in altitude. Because of this high altitude gain, you may suffer from altitude sickness on this trek if you are not careful while trekking. 

    Altitude sickness is a common problem during trekking in the Himalayas. It happens to the trekkers because they either do not acclimate properly or keep themselves hydrated. Some symptoms are headache, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, insomnia, nausea, dizziness, etc. If you take precautions, you can avoid altitude sickness.

    What is the best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?

    The best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek is the spring and autumn seasons. Likewise, the summer/monsoon and winter seasons are off time for this trek because of unfavorable weather conditions. 

    Spring (March, April, May) brings clear weather and temperature. The winter starts to subside, making the trail clear of snow. Rhododendrons and many other flowers decorate the trail. The rivers, streams, and waterfalls begin to unfreeze. With stable weather and long, bright days, trekking becomes very delightful in spring. 

    Autumn (September, October, November) is the second best time of the year to trek in the Langtang region. It is post-monsoon time, so the air is fresh, and the rivers and waterfalls are gushing with water. The trail dries up at the beginning of autumn, and humidity decreases. You will witness stunning mountain vistas and may see some of the biggest Nepali festivals. 

    Summer/monsoon (June, July, August) and winter (December, January, February) seasons have unpredictable weather. Rain and snow make the trail very challenging and risky. The views are mostly obstructed. Some trekkers do the Langtang Gosaikunda trek in these two seasons, but strong fitness, endurance, and understanding of the weather are required. 


    The accommodation and meals during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek are included in the package cost. The trek route is dotted with guest houses where trekkers spend the night during trekking. We will carefully select the best accommodation for you. Rooms are private but shared between two trekkers. We only book single rooms on special request, and it may cost you a few additional bucks. 

    Talking about the washroom, they are mostly common. You may get private washrooms in some villages. The guesthouse does not offer that many services, and charging, hot showers, etc, costs additional money. It is a simple accommodation that allows you to do this trek without camping. In Kathmandu, you will get a three-star hotel. 

    Meals during the trek

    To nourish your journey, we will provide three meals a day during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. The options may not be as extensive as in the city, but there will be ample dishes to choose from. All the meals are prepared in the guesthouses. You will have a delicious and satisfying dining experience throughout the trek. 

    For breakfast, there are options like French toast with spreads like jam, butter, and cheese, oats, cornflakes, eggs, pancakes, muesli, a selection of bread, fruits, Tibetan bread or chapati, Tsampa porridge, and a variety of hot and cold beverages.  

    Lunch and dinner menus usually consist of dal bhat with veg and non-veg options, fried rice, rice with curry, Tibetan bread, various soups, Sherpa stew, steaks, momo, noodles, thenduk, thukpa, sandwiches, burgers, etc. 

    We recommend you stick to vegetarian food during the trek to lower any risk of indigestion or stomach problems. Because of limited resources in the mountains, the meat is usually frozen. So, make sure to check its freshness before you consume it. Likewise, boiled drinking water is available in every place. 

    Why is travel insurance needed for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?

    The Langtang Gosaikunda area is remote, with no transportation and medical care facilities, so helicopter evacuation becomes one of the main ways to provide quick medical assistance to the trekkers if needed. And on-time helicopter evacuation is only possible with travel insurance that covers it. 

    Therefore, travel insurance is a must for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. It should cover helicopter evacuation and medical bills. Trekkers can include other coverages as well in their travel insurance. You have to make sure that your travel insurance covers emergency helicopter evacuation at high altitudes. 

    Guide and porter during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek

    During trekking in the Langtang region, our local, licensed guide will accompany you and make the journey safe and comfortable. Likewise, porters are there to carry the duffle bags during the trek, which allows you to walk freely. One porter carries bags for two trekkers, and the combined weight shouldn't go above 20 kg. 

    Our mountain guides are certified and experienced individuals. They will take care of you during trekking and help you interact with the locals. Apart from showing the trail and maintaining safety standards, the guide also provides profound insight into the area and shares many intriguing stories. 

    Our guides have the following training and certificates, which makes them very reliable and trustworthy trekking partners:

    • Fluency speaking in English and other major languages
    • Government Authorized Trekking certificate
    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
    • Conservation and biodiversity training
    • Rock climbing experience

    Langtang Gosaikunda trek 2024 last-minute booking

    Booking the Langtang Gosaikunda trek early is the ideal option. It gives you ample time to prepare for the trek. However, if you happen to book the trek at the last minute, you need to know the following things:

    • You have to make full payment of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek package cost for the last-minute booking. 
    • Last-minute bookings are non-refundable.
    • You have to be present in Kathmandu one day before the trek begins. 
    • We will do our best to arrange everything on time, but there could be delays because of last-minute bookings, so please understand it. 
    • Make sure your passport has at least six months of validity from the day you enter Nepal. 


    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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