Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season March - November
  • Trip Area Langtang and Gosaikunda Region
  • Maximum Altitude Tserko Ri (4984m.|16347ft.)

Highlights

  • Explore the gems of the Langtang region
  • Less crowded trekking route to the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests and alpine woodlands
  • Cross suspension bridges on the way and pass by beautiful villages & gorgeous waterfalls
  • Come across diverse flora and fauna while trekking
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Tamangs & Sherpas
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Tserko Ri
  • Witness jaw-dropping mountain views and diverse landscapes
  • Contribute directly to the local community by joining this trek

Trek to holy Gosaikunda Lake, visiting Langtang village and the Kyanjin Gompa en route. Explore the rhododendron forests, wide meadows, and stunning waterfalls on the trail. Rejuvenate your soul and unwind following the alpine woodlands in the Langtang region.

Get to know the Langtang Himalayas and indigenous group of Tamangs on the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. Enjoy adventurous trekking, striking mountain views, and come across diverse flora & fauna. It is a perfect trek package for anyone looking to spend a long time in the mountains. Langtang and Gosaikunda trek's difficulty level is moderate, so it's a great option for beginner trekkers with a good physique. 

With that being said, this trek is a bit on the rougher side than the Langtang Valley trek. Langtang region is one of the most beautiful areas in Nepal, located north of Kathmandu. The entire Langtang Gosaikunda trail is part of the Langtang National Park. Therefore, you can hope for some wild encounters along the way. The trail is very impressive and pretty. 

Compared to famous trails like Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp, Langtang Valley with Gosaikunda Lake trek is less visited regardless of the equally rewarding venture. Exploring the picturesque villages of the Tamangs, you ascend to Kyanjin Ri (4773m.|15655ft.) and hike to Tserko Ri (4984m.|16347ft.). The trail goes through rhododendron and pine forests. And sometimes it moves along the Langtang river and crosses many suspension bridges. 

Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek is a guesthouse trek. This accommodation allows travelers to experience the authentic village lifestyle. Resided mostly by Tamangs and Sherpas, the trek is quite enriching in terms of cultural experience. The locals are followers of Tibetan Buddhism. The trail has many stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels. 

Mountain views during the trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek 15 days is a perfect venture to quench your thirst for breathtaking landscapes. This trekking route is a haven for travelers who are in love with Himalayan sceneries and mountain views. The trek offers majestic views of snow-capped giants like Ganesh Himal (7422m.|24350ft.), Langtang Lirung (7227m.|23710ft.), Dorje Lhakpa (6966m.|22854ft.), Shishapangma (8027m.|26335ft.), Loenpo Gang (6979m.|22896ft.), Gangchenpo (6378m.|20925ft.), Yala Peak (5500m.|18044ft.), etc. 

Trek Gosaikunda Lake

Situated at 4380m.|14366ft., Gosaikunda Lake is a high-altitude alpine lake with significant religious values. It's also a pilgrimage site and is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year. Gosaikunda is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife, as per one of the Hindus mythology books. You'll hear many stories from locals about the lake and past events. We trek to Gosaikunda Lake to enjoy its beauty and serenity. 

Why go on Langtang Gosaikunda trekking with Nepal Nirvana Trails?

We have a very simple philosophy to help people traveling in Nepal enjoy Himalayan trails without any hassle. Nepal Nirvana Trails is established by a guy who has more than two decades of expertise in organizing treks and tours in the Himalayas. So, it's given that we have the highest customer satisfaction and success rate. 

Our Langtang Gosaikunda trek package is a jewel we treasure, and love to see people from around the world traversing it. It's a trek to fulfill your heart with the gorgeous landscapes and warm hospitality of locals. We work with native guides and porters, who enhance the journey with their knowledge about the region. 

Apart from that, our Langtang Gosaikunda trek cost is the best in the market. No hidden costs or policy with us. We assure you of a safe trek in the Himalayas. Book Langtang Gosaikunda trek 2022/2023 through our site. You can add additional tours and side trips as addons on the package during checkout. 
These are a few other famous treks in the Himalayas; Mardi Himal Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, etc.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Airport pickup services. In the evening, we will have the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Today you can enjoy the day exploring the gems of the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Temple (famously known as Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and begin the tour of the Three temples which will last for 4 to 6 hours.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

You will start your journey with a beautiful ride through Kathmandu to Syabrubesi in the early morning. We will take in the spectacular Himalayan Range, the surrounding countryside, rice terraces, and local areas. One of the main bazaars, Trisuli Bazaar, is en-route to Syabrubesi. After a steady ride, you will reach Dhunche (1960m.|6430ft.), a charming village in the Langtang area. You can reach Syabrubesi village after a 1 – 2 hour trip from Dhunche.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1960m.|6430ft.

The first day of the Langtang trek is today. The Bhote Koshi River is next to the trekking route. Additionally, the route ascends through lush woodland. The Himalayan Monal, Nepal’s national bird, resides in the jungle. Rhododendron trees, Nepal’s national flower, are also widely distributed. Rhododendron coexists alongside oak trees, which are reminiscent of the woods in western nations. Walking through these beautiful pathways, we will get to Sherpa Gaun.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2563m.|8406ft.

You will go to Langtang Valley, which is regarded as the region’s undiscovered jewel, after breakfast. You will get a peek at the amazing flora and animals of the area while walking inside the boundaries of Langtang National Park. You will enjoy listening to the surrounding river once you arrive at the hotel. You get to see nature’s beauty in its most unadulterated form as we take you to the picturesque splendor of Langtang. You will pass Ghodatabela “Horse Stable” via the wooded walk. You will finally reach Thyangsyapu after progressively ascending via the small population areas.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3140m.|10299ft.

After breakfast, we will travel in the direction of Kyanjin Gompa while admiring the lovely weather and the lush forest in the distance. You will stop at the conventional Buddhist Monastery, which has been damaged by an earthquake in April 2015, on the way to Mundu. When you enter the Kyanjin Gompa, you will recognize that the area to which you are traveling is one of the attractions of the Langtang Trek. Anything about this monastery will be to your taste. The monastery’s surroundings are peaceful. You will see a wonderful atmosphere outside the monastery with a beautiful stunning view of the mountains.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3870m.|12696ft.

Today is the day to acclimatize, relax, or explore. You have the entire day to visit Kyanjin Gompa’s area. You may go to the cheese factory or the monastery. Then, Tserko Ri (4984m.|16347ft.), is one of the best places in the area for countless 360-degree panoramic and mountain vistas. Enjoy the mountains with an expansive perspective and the sunlight above them. You will ascend to a height of 4984m.|16347ft., once you are at the viewpoint’s highest point. With the glacier and tall, snow-covered mountains serving as the backdrop, the scene is breathtaking. Then Come back towards the Kyanjin Gompa by walking.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4984m.|16347ft.

You will journey back to Rimche after exploring Kyanjin Gompa which offers a magnificent vista of the valley ringed by towering peaks. You will eventually arrive at Rimche after passing through lush greenery forests, Langtang villages, Ghodatabela, and Gumnachok. The gorgeous Langtang River and also breathtaking mountain vistas will be with you the entire walk.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2455m.|8053ft.

You will begin your trip from Rimche with a brief ascent through bamboo trees to the settlements. You will eventually arrive at the bamboo village after passing the Langtang River. You can continue walking till you reach the top of a ridge, where you can take in the breathtaking panorama of the Thulo Syabru valley. You then make a gradual descent and pass a bridge. On the far western side, you will delight in the breathtaking panorama of the Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges. Since Tamang people live in the adjacent villages, the trail has its own distinct culture and way of life. You will get Foprang Danda by hiking along a pleasant trail.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3030m.|9939ft.

After a hearty breakfast in Foprang Danda, we’ll get started. You will admire the mesmerizing vista of Dhunche town. You may observe a few cheese factories in Sing Gompa along a lovely trail. You may taste some of the best yak cheese available in Nepal. We will ascend to Lauribna while walking through the picturesque rhododendron and pine trees. The fauna and flora along the path are varied. Red pandas, often known as cat bears by the Napalese, are mostly found here. A few cottages may be found in the higher grassland of Laurebina if you continue on the complex interactions with a steep ascent.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3910m.|12828ft.

You’ll continue your journey today to the purest holy lake, Gosaikunda from Lauribina, your trek will start with a steady ascent. You may take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayan region from the height of the Lauribina. At this point, you will cross a short ridge and see Gosaikunda Lake for the first time. There are several lakes inside the Gosaikunda region, but the three largest are Saraswatikunda, Bhiaravkunda, and Gosaikunda. You can see the lake through its entirety as you approach Gosaikunda. The area is well renowned for its "Janai Purnima" celebrations, thousands of devotees visit Gosaikunda every year during the August full moon. The walk is exceptional since it gives you a chance to witness grassland as well as an unrivaled frozen lake in winter. Gosaikunda, one of the highest lakes in Nepal is the primary reason why most hikers choose this route. Then return the same way to Lauribina. 

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4380m.|14366ft.

This is the last day of the trip’s hiking portion. We are making the long walk back to Dhunche to spend the night. On the journey, we will have extra time to see the stunning rhododendron trees and the Buddhist temple (Gumba). We might stop at the Yak cheese Factory for the last time on our journey. The district headquarters of the Rasuwa district is Dhunche, a bustling town where we will get the chance to meet some interesting locals and have some delicious regional dishes. When we arrive in Dhunche, our many nights of the adventure of the Langtang valley and also the Gosaikunda region conclude.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1960m.|6430ft.

We’ll ride the private transport (jeep, microbus) to Kathmandu in the morning. The route leads us through a valley that has lush green forest and a few dispersed villages. By the end of the day, we will arrive in Kathmandu, where you will check into the Hotel.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

After the completion of the trek, you will have a free day. Today, you can hike to the nearer locations of Kathmandu Valley and visit Bhaktapur and Patan city. You can buy souvenirs for your friends and family nearby Thamel or Basantapur.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Today is the last day in Nepal. We will drop you at the airport, bid the final goodbye, and send you to your next destination.

If you would like to continue other treks or activities, we can organize that for you.

  • Breakfast

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Route Map

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days map

What's Included

  • Airport transfer services during arrival and departure 
  • 4-night Kathmandu Guest House or similar categorized hotel (BB plan)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, or coffee while on the treks
  • Seasonal fresh fruit each day
  • 10-night Lodgings during the trek
  • Experienced, first aid trained, English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide and a porter
  • Staff salary, meals, equipment, etc.
  • All required national park, and TIMS permits
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubesi and Dhunche - Kathmandu Private Transport
  • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (refundable)
  • Company Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop 
  • Medical aid kit with basic medication
  • Kathmandu City Tour: Tour Guide and Entrance Fees
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a prime restaurant
  • Official expenses and all local and government tax and vat.

What's Excluded

  • International flight cost
  • Nepal entrance visa
  • Travels and health Insurance which include emergency rescues and evacuations
  • Private expenses, all beverages, WI-FI, hot shower, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner Kathmandu and additional night hotel
  • Tips for treks guide, porter (expected)

Useful Info

Langtang Gosaikunda trek difficulty

Langtang Gosaikunda trek is one of the moderate treks in the Himalayas. The trail has a gentle pace and steady increase in elevation, which allows trekkers to acclimatize. So, we recommend Langtang and Gosaikunda trek to all the travelers who are fit and can walk at least 5-6 hours a day. 

A previous trekking experience is not compulsory for Langtang Gosaikunda trekking, but it'll be easier for trekkers if they have some sort of high-altitude experience. Trekking in the Himalayas is not only about its rugged, steep trails. Other factors like high altitude, limited facilities, unstable weather, etc make the overall journey quite demanding. 

The Gosaikunda lake trek route is specifically a bit on the offbeat side. The continuous ascends and descends through forests & pastures may be not bearable for some trekkers. Therefore, it's important that the participants have good health and fitness. 

Altitude Sickness

During the Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trekking, you touch two major high points; one at Tserko Ri (4984m.|16347ft.) and another at Gosaikunda Lake (4380m.|14366ft.). You spend multiple days over 2,500 meters, which brings the risk of altitude sickness. You can only minimize the chance of altitude sickness, and to do so, we have acclimatization days in our Gosaikunda trek itinerary. 

We make sure the group does not ascend more than 500 meters a day and carry first aid to give emergency medical support if needed. We strictly follow two rules during the trek; first, we keep ourselves hydrated, and second, we make sure to hike high & sleep low. 

The team you'll be trekking are well trained in first-aid and dealing with altitude sickness, so you can rely on them. These are some of the symptoms of altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness)- bad headache, insomnia, loss of breathing, nausea, and loss of appetite. 

Langtang Gosaikunda trek route

Our 15 days Langtang Gosaikunda trek route is a little different from the general famous itinerary. As usual the trek begins with a long drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. From here, we walk through lush forests to Sherpa Gaun (2,563 m). The trail further ascends along the Langtang river to Thyangsyapu (3,140 m) and continues to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m). 

For acclimatization, we hike to Terko Ri (4,984 m). The next day, the trail descends to Rimche (2,455 m). Once again, we walk on the forested uphill path to Foprang Danda (3,030 m). Walking on wide pastures, we reach Laurebina (3,910 m) and follow the steep trail to Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 m).

From Gosaikunda, it's a downhill walk to Laurebina. Trekking through small settlement areas and lush forests of rhododendron & bamboo, we reach Dhunche (1,960 m), where the trek ends.

Last Minute Booking for Langtang and Gosaikunda trekking

For last-minute booking, Contact us at +977 9841380469 or +977 9843987606 (WhatsApp/Viber) for a quick response. Booking a trek at the last minute may come with some hurdles. You'll not have enough time to prepare for the trek, and we'll not have enough time to do the reservations. However, we do take bookings sometimes, even when only a handful of days are left for the beginning of the journey. 

Our team constantly stays in touch with you to confirm the booking and get you ready for the trek. All the reservations are done at the last moment, so canceling the trek at this point may result in more than 50% of the cancellation charge (given the situation). 

*Note: We need 100% of the package cost to accept the booking at the last minute.

What permits do I need for the Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek?

Langtang Gosaikunda trek 15 days explores the Langtang national park. Therefore, this trek requires a Langtang National Park entry permit along with a TIMS Card. Our Langtang Gosaikunda trek package cost covers these two permit costs and all other necessary permits needed to enter monuments during the sightseeing in Kathmandu. 

Langtang National Park permit cost for SAARC nationals: USD 15 per person

Langtang National Park permit cost for other nationals: Nrs 3000 per person

TIMS Card cost: Nrs 1000 per person

Best time to trek to Langtang Gosaikunda trekking

If one thing that matters most while trekking in the Himalayas is the weather. Choosing the best time to trek in the Langtang region may alter your entire trekking experience. The most preferred time for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek is spring and autumn. If you love winter and snow, you may plan a trek in early December. Trekking in January and February may not be possible. 

Trek to Gosaikunda lake in spring- March to April

Spring is the best time for trekking in the mountains of Nepal because of the stable weather. The clear sky and moderate climate welcome hundreds of wildflowers. The temperature gradually begins to warm up, so walking is fantastic. The views are stunning, and the environment is soothing & breathtaking.

Trek to Gosaikunda lake in autumn- October to November

Autumn is the second most bustling time of the year when travelers from around the world hit the trails in the Himalayas. This season too has stable weather and moderate climate. It's post-monsoon time in Nepal, so the sky is clear and has a refreshing aurora. It's also the festive season, so get ready to be part of some of the biggest festivals celebrated in Nepal. 

Trek to Gosaikunda lake in summer/monsoon- May to September

Summer/monsoon is off-season for trekking in the Langtang region. If you do not mind slippery trails, rainfall, and bugs, then go ahead and trek. Monsoon trekking has its own essence, and of course, the experience will be unbeatable. One of the biggest perks of trekking in the offseason is a less-crowded trail. It is the best time for trekking as the main festival “Janai Purnima” falls on the full moon of August and thousands of pilgrimages visit during this season to experience the culture and at that time you have to stay in camp during the  trek. 

Accommodation 

Our accommodation during the Langtang valley and Gosaikunda lake trek is a guesthouse. The accommodation facilities in the mountains are basic. The rooms are small and have two beds for double occupancy usually. You'll get single rooms too, but the cost will be high. The toilets can be shared or private depending upon the guesthouse. 

In Kathmandu, we book three-star hotels for our guests. You can choose to get a double or shared room as per your wish. The rooms are decent in size and come with all the modern amenities. 

Food

The meals on the trail are provided as per the menu of the guesthouse. We encourage you to eat dal bhat for one meal at least. It's the most nutritious and delicious meal option you'll get on the trail. Moreover, all the ingredients are fresh too, so you are less likely to get indigestion. Some other good heavy meal options are roti and tarkari, soup, dhedo, thukpa, etc. 

Travel Insurance

We need travel insurance for the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek. It's a necessary document for booking confirmation. The travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation. Trekking in the Himalayas is as risky as rewarding it is. 

There are chances of altitude sickness and other mishaps during the trek that may need immediate medical assistance. Our package cost does not cover the cost of travel insurance, so trekkers have to bear it by themselves. 

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • You'll get electricity to charge your batteries during the trek at an extra cost. You can carry a solar charger or power bank for more efficiency. 
  • You'll need some extra cash during the trek, and there's no ATM on the way. So, withdraw while you are in Kathmandu. 
  • Most of the guesthouses give paid WiFi service. The connections are not stable all the time. For a better internet experience during the trek, we recommend getting a Nepali sim to use cellular data.
  • The main luggage weight limit for each trekker is 10 kgs. For a backpack, trekkers can carry up to 5 kgs. 
  • We request you to tip the crew as per your wish at the end of the trek. It's not mandatory but the best way to show your appreciation for their hard work.

FAQs

  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking is a moderate trek. The trail has a fair share of steep ascends and descends. There are also rugged sections. Overall, Langtang and Gosaikunda trek is doable for anyone with previous hiking experiences.

  • Our Langtang Gosaikunda Lake is 15 days long and covers all the beautiful villages. We stop in different villages (unlike the usual itinerary) for a night's stay. You can customize the itinerary as per your wish too. 

  • Gosaikunda lake is located at 4,380 meters in the Langtang National Park Nepal.

  • Gosaikunda Lake is a holy lake and a Ramsar site, which means this lake has great international importance and is also part of the Great Himalayan Trail. The lake's proximity to Kathmandu and the beautiful mountain sceneries along the trail also make Gosaikunda famous.

  • The depth of Gosaikunda lake is 25.5 m, and the Bhairabkunda is 58.1 m. The level of water increase in the rainy season to approximately 40 cm and likewise decrease in winter.

  • There are altogether 108 lakes in the vicinity of Gosaikunda Lake. The lakes are spread over 2,500 acres and form the Trishuli River.

  • Yes, you can join Langtang Gosaikunda trekking as a solo trekker. You can choose to trek alone or in a group as per your comfort. We provide the best guides for both options.

  • In terms of physical fitness, you need to be in good health and can walk at least 6 hours a day to join the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. For booking, we need your valid passport, some personal details, and 10% advance booking payment.

  • No, Langtang Gosaikunda trekking does not include any domestic flights. The starting point of the trail is reached through a local bus.

Client Reviews

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    Paul MasonUnited KingdomNovember 13, 2022

    Trekking Langtang and Gosainkunda Lakes

    Langtang and Gosainkunda Lakes -This is the 2nd Trek I have done organised by KP and guided by the wonderful Rajendra Amgain Cannot recommend them enough and have no hesitation awarding 5 stars. With Raj as your guide you will certainly have a big smile on your face the whole way round

    Dear Paul, Namaste.
    Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience of the Langtang and Gosaikunda Lakes with the guide Raj and the Nepal Nirvana Trails team. Thank you for the recommendations and wish to see you again for exploring several places in Nepal together.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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    CeciliaItalyOctober 11, 2022

    Great experience

    We had a great experience trekking with Nepal Nirvana Trails Agency, throughout Langtang glaciers area and GosainKunda lakes area. We walked with a porter guide called Prajil, that was exquisite kind guy, and in general, despite couple of days of rain, we had a great experience and see wonderful places, villages, rages and peaks.
    I am definitely planning to go back trekking in Nepal in other Regions again!

    Dear Cecilia, Namaste!
    Thank you for your kind words. We’re grateful for your feedback and glad to hear that you enjoyed the trek with our porter-guide, Prajil. We look forward to the next time for more adventure.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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