Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

4380 m

Transportation

Bus / Jeep

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

12

Langtang Gosainkunda trek takes you to one of the most exhilarating journeys of your life into the culturally rich Langtang valley inhabited by Tamang people and the sacred site of Gosainkunda Lake. Other high altitude lakes found in the area include Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda.

The amazing views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges and the impressive formation of glaciers and moraines will keep you on your adrenaline rush. When it comes to combining religious pilgrimage with wilderness experience, nothing can beat Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.  

The Langtang region is full of pristine forests in the likes of oak, hemlock, fir and rhododendron and gorge like valleys which are all part of Langtang National Park. This is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal. The park is home to a score of endangered species including Himalayan Thar, Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

Our journey crisscrosses the bed of Trishuli river to reach Trishuli Bazaar, and then past Syabrubesi, before turning east into the Langtang valley and trekking to a high plateau where the sacred lake Gosainkunda is located.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be done at varying times of the year and the duration of trek may also vary depending upon your interests and budget. However, this 12-day itinerary is the most appropriate one since it has been designed keeping in mind the issue of acclimatization and major attractions.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition have been organizing trekking since 1990. Our clients trust us for our consistent quality services and customer oriented approach. Feel free to contact us for your trekking and expedition needs.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m.) takes about 7 hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail up to Bamboo where will stop for lunch. Afterwards, you trek to Rimche (2400m.) in 2hrs. From Rimche it is 20 minutes gradual up to Lama Hotel. En- route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3430

After breakfast we climb up for three hours to Ghoda Tabela via riverside. From Chhunama you cross the Langtang Khola and then climb up through forest path to Ghoda Tabela. It takes another 30 minutes uphill walk to Thangshyap where we have lunch. From here it is a gradual climb to Langtang Village. Only a few hotels have come up since the 2015 earthquake. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. The trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin via Mundu village. Mundu Village offers panoramic view of Langtang Ri, Langshisha, Yala peak and Cherko Ri. Kyanjin hosts Kyanjin monastery and a small cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. After lunch you can hike for a few hours to acclimatize as part of tomorrow’s preparation. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

As per your decision, you have four optional hiking programs: Kyangin Ri (4450m), Cherko Ri (4984m) Langtang Lirung Glacier (4200m), Langshisha Base Camp (4285m). It takes 4 hrs to go to Langtang Lirung Glacier and be back, 4 hrs for Kyangin Ri, 7 hrs for Cherko Ri, and 10 hrs for Langashisha Base Camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2130

After breakfast climb down for 3 hrs via Bamboo. At a point of landslide, you will ascend left to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is a big village of Tamangs where you will have lunch and dinner. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron of 4 hrs until Khoprang Danda. Stop for lunch in Khoprang Danda. Enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal and soaring cliffs in Tibet side. From here it is gradual up to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4380

After breakfast two hours gradual up to Cholang pati through rhododendron forest. Along the way you will witness Ganesh and Annapurna ranges. From Cholang Pati it is one hour uphill to Laurebinayak where you will stop for lunch. After lunch another one and a half hours trek will take you to top of Laurebina (4165m), a great viewpoint. It takes another one hour gradual uphill trek to reach Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge with view of Gosainkunda and Nag Kunda Lake (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

After early breakfast you will make a 1hr uphill climb to the top of Gosainkunda pass (4600m) and return to Gosaikunda. Thereafter climb down to Laurebina for lunch and then further trek to Sing Gompa with magnificent mountain views and wildlife. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3007

After breakfast you go downhill a forested path and come to Dimsa village (3007m). Continue to climb down to Deurali (2625m) where there is a teashop. Further ahead we cross Ghatte Khola (stream) and within 45 minutes we reach Dhunche (1960m). Stay overnight at lodge. 

Food
Breakfast & Lunch
Elevation
1400

You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu following Pasang Lhamu Highway. Enroute you will stop for lunch at Trisuli, Dhunge which offers view of Trisuli Hydropower. 

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodges (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc. 
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus/ jeep
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)   

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

David and Michal Diringer

Israel

30th Jun, 2022

Memorable time in Lantang region   We had a wonderful trip to Langtang. Our guide and porter were great.     Address: Isreal


Stefan & Evelyn

Netherlands Antilles

30th Jun, 2022

Amazing experience on the Gosainkunda trek:-   Dear Nava, Ram, Bibas and all the others. We really want to thank you for the beautiful and amazing experience on the Gosainkunda trek.     Address: The Netherlands


Martin,Barbara,Danielo

Australia

30th Jun, 2022

Looking forward to come back very soon!!   It was a very pleasant trip in the Langtang area and especially to Gosainkunda!     Address: Austalia


Review By: Sylvia Safpie, Marie-J.Musiol

Canada

30th Jun, 2022

Gosainkunda Lake Trek - 15 Days ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  (5/5) We have just completed a 15 days trek to Gosainkunda. We had a most exhilarating trip - a highly stimulating experience. Our team of 9 porters, a guide and a cook were excellent. They took care of all our needs not only were they highly efficient, but also very lively and entertaining. Ram Chandra Ghising who was a wonderful organizer and Norbu Tamang our cook whose cooking was excellent and extremely inventive... See more .   Address: 301 Murray ST Montreal, Canada 21- Vue Front Hull, Quebel, Canad See less...


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