Langtang Gosainkunda trekking takes us through Langtang National Park, through dense forests, and with the promise of wildlife behind every tree, up Tserko Ri (4,984m) for sunset over the majestic Himalayas, and on to the religious significance, high altitude lake of Gosaikunda (4,380m). Covering over 4 square miles, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is a Ramsar site (a wetland of global significance) as well as being a holy place for Hindus. Considered a moderate grade trek, we would still recommend a good level of fitness as well as a sense of awe.
The story goes that Hindu deities, Shiva and Gauri live by Gosaikunda Lake. In fact, the lake is mentioned in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Being particularly holy during the Janai Purnima festival, thousands of pilgrims from India and Nepal flock here to worship during the August full moon. If your Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking coincides with the festival, you are in for something truly unique and special! But even out with this time, this moderate trek is perfect for people who have a passion for mythology and culture as well as a desire to trek in the Himalayas. And not just Hindu culture, for this trek takes you to the Buddhist monastery of Kyanjing in Langtang Valley, through yak pastures, and into interesting villages. And let’s not forget the mountain vistas - Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m) towering above you, particularly as you make your way up to Tserko Ri (4,984m) from where there is a 360 o panorama.
Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking
- The clear icy blue waters of Gosikunda Lake
- The feeling of being somewhere exceedingly spiritual
- Sunrise over the mountains from atop Tserko Ri
- Visit the Kyanjing Buddhist Monastery
- Stay at the famous Lama Hotel
- Click 360-degree views of stunning mountains
- Laurebina La Pass, Kyanjin Gompa, and Langtang village
The Cost Includes
- Government licensed, trekking guide during the trek including his food, accommodation, salary, and insurance
- Porter service during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers basis) including their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Three times meals in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking.
- Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi by private jeep
- Dhunche to Kathmandu by private jeep
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Basic first aid kits and a Pulse oximeter
- Company branded water bottle with purification tablet
The Cost Excludes
- Food nad accommodation in Kathmandu
- any kinds of hard or soft drinks in the mountain
- Personal expenses; Wifi, hot shower, battery charging in the mountain
- Travel insurance
- Tip and Donation
Early in the morning today we will leave Kathmandu with a short drive which is 5-6 hours far to reach Syabrubesi. We will drive uphill trails over the ridge as we start going further from Kathmandu. On the way, we will see the fantastic view of Annapurna ranges in the west, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and some peaks of Langtang. Driving along the Trishuli river, we will get to Syabrubesi. The way of Syabrubesi is through Dhunche.
Walking gradual flat and uphill path wth the landslide way, we will head to Lama hotel. It takes 5-6 hours to get to Lama hotel from Syabrubesi. Likewise, we will pass through the forest viewing green hills. The route also gives a chance to encounter some of the aerial lives and bee hives tightly hanging on the cliff. Crossin the Bhote Koshi river we will pass oak and rhododendron forest. The trip will amaze you with the beautiful all-encompassing perspective.
Similarly, we can see some Langur monkey on the way. The accommodation and food are comfortable. Stay overnight there.
Today we will trek to Langtang valley from Lama Hotel following the upill path which is 7 hours far. On this day we will proceed our journey to reach Ghoda Tabela, i.e., horse stable after walking through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine. As we continue, we go over the impressive perspective of Langtang Lirung. The trail will give us a chance to encounter lifetime enjoyment with the view of watermills, prayer wheels, and Chortens. The way to our destination today is uphill. Following Lantang Khola and watching the look of Donkeys carry the load, we will head further. In this place, there are many Buddhist monasteries. Also, there is a big glacier that was formed in 2015 due to the devastating earthquake. We will pass to Mundu village and reach Langtang valley. Stay overnight at Langtang valley.
Leaving the great Langtang valley trek behind, we will walk for around 4 hours. We will cross several wooden bridges to reach Kyanjin Gompa, all the way flat and at last uphill. Kyanjin Gompa is the peak purpose of our trip at the height of 3817 meters from sea level. The beautiful vistas of mind-blowing Mt. Ganchempo and Mt Langtang itself from Gompa will be recorded in your memory for the entire life. Further, the trek will take you to the path with nearby local houses, a cheese factory. It will enable you to assemble new and one of a kind encounter in regards to the local occupants and their way of life. We will have the view of Yala peak, big hills, and yak cheese factory on the path.
Today is the rest day of our trek; we will go to Tserko Ri for our side trip. You can also choose the trek among Danda or Chorka Ri or Pan or else Kangin Ri. The way is difficult today. However, the view is panoramic. Walking upward in the steep path we then reach to one of the side trip places. We can have the look of Langtang Peak from there, Stay overnight at Lama hotel.
Early in the morning, we will begin our trek to reach Tserko Ri for the sunrise view. We will at that point, visit Langtang Glacier and Langshisha Kharka, which is known to be the beautiful yak pasture land.
Early today we will head towards Thulosyabru from Lama Hotel which is 5-6 hours walk. We will cross through the 3-4 suspension bridge. The path is up and down both. We can see monasteries and Gompa in the way. Sometimes we go through forests. Overnight at ThuloSybru where accomodation is full of facilities.
Today we will head towards Sing Gompa from Thulosybru via Chandan Bari which takes 5 hours walking. It is the best walking day of our trek because we pass through pine forest with a cool environment. The trail is mostly uphill and sometimes gradual. The view of Green Hill can be seen. Overnight at Sing Gompa
Today we will for 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa to reach Gosaikunda via Auribinayak. The trail is mixed sometimes uphill, sometimes gradual. Due to the rise in elevation, you can have altitude sickness. After reaching Gosaikunda, there is a Temple name Gosaikunda.
Early in the morning at 5:00 am, today we will head towards Lauribinayak pass. It is the big day which is 7 to 8 hours walk. For 4 hours the trail is straight up and rest 3 hours all the way down. We can see many lakes, snowcapped mountains, Being a difficult day, it is the most beautiful and adventurous one.
After we will head to Ghopte and stay overnight.
Today we will head to Kutumsang from Ghopte. The trail is narrow and up and down. It is the landslide way so you need to be careful. We will pass Thadepati, Maginikot and reach Kutumsang.
Today we will for 6-7 hours from Kutumsang to Chisopani. In some part we will see Stupa, monastries and prayer flags. The people living here have mixed culture and community. Overnight at Chiso pani.
We will Hike from Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu.
Frequently asked QuestionExpand/Close
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be done throughout the year but March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best of all.
Langtang region Treks are easy trekking. With proper itinerary, equipment, and guide, it can be easily done. Slow down your pace, drink plenty of water and rest, that's how you will reach Langtang Gosainkunda.
LangtangGosaikunda trek takes 13 days to finish.
A person with normal fitness can also trek to Langtang Gosainkunda as there are many people who have gone to Langtang Gosainkunda for the first time with normal fitness and came back with a positive review.
Regarding the food and accommodation, you will be staying at the lodge or hotel which will have a menu for the food and accommodation will be clean and comfortable with facilities.
For Lantang Gosainkunda trek you need to acquire Tims along with Langtang national park permit for entry. The Tims card cost NPR 2000 per person whereas the national park permit cost NPR 3000 per person.
There are no public toilets along the way. If you are nearby the village, in this case, you can go to the lodge or hotels otherwise you will go to the separate place nearby you.
Basic hiking gears are enough for Langtang Gosainkunda trek. You can read the equipment checklist on our website.
Yes, there is. You can even get the 3G services there. For wifi, you have to pay some money and use it anytime you want to.
Yes, there is electricity in Langtang region. You can charge your gadgets there and enjoy the trek. However, you will be charged some money for it.