Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 15 Days

About Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Traveling to the mountains is always an adventure that is filled with new, exciting, and thrilling experiences, one of which can be fulfilled by the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. If you are looking for an adventure that is easy as well as worthwhile Langtang Gosainkunda trek is for you.

Among the various treks in Nepal, the Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the most fulfilling treks as it is a combination of multiple destinations designating two different treks which is Langtang and Gosainkunda trek. This means during this trek you will not only experience the captivating views of the mountains but also the stunning lakes of Gosainkunda scattered over a distance of about 4 miles.

Langtang other than the astonishing views is also known for the people residing there and their culture, traditions, and practices. The people of the Langtang valley are said to be the Tibetans that fled Tibet during the war with China, hence the Tibetan culture can be seen through the architecture, lifestyles, costumes, and the tradition here. Tamang community is the majority of the locals in this region.

 Likewise, Gosainkunda is known for its traditional and spiritual beliefs. It is said to be the home of Kailashnath also known as Lord Shiva. So, it holds great holy value as a pilgrimage. Hindus, as well as Buddhist people, are the main ethnic groups that hold great value to this place. The belief is that once in a lifetime visit to Gosainkunda is a life accomplished. Furthermore, a bath in this holy lake is believed to rinse all the sins committed before it and considers to be a way to heaven.

Langtang Gosainkunda trek falls in the Langtang region that lies within the boundaries of the Rasuwa district. So in order to trek this trail, a trip from Kathmandu to Syapru besi also known as Sabru besi through the roads of Trishuli Bazaar is taken. As the route ascends up towards the Syapru besi you enter the Rasuwa district, a district home to the beautiful snow caps, lakes, rare animals, gorgeous forests, and numerous lakes as well as glaciers. On the way to Syapru besi, you travel through the woods of the Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan National Park of Nepal which is also home to the endangered Red Pandas which the travelers and trekkers often see moving forward in the trek. Other than the Red Pandas it is also a shelter for many animals and plants inhabited here.

Even though this trek lies 52 km north of Kathmandu, it takes about 7 to 8 hours of road trip covering about 122 km to reach Syapru from Kathmandu. The entire trek is mainly divided into three major parts which are: the Langtang trek, the Gosainkunda trek, and the Helambu trek.

Firstly the trek begins from Saphru to Langtang, the first part of the trek. The first destination on this part is the Lama Hotel with an altitude of 2430m. Lama hotel is the name of a small village in Langtang with few guest houses. The people living in this village are mostly Lamas and follow Tibetan culture. Further, into the trek, you reach Langtang village, also known as Langtang valley. It is also a village having historical and cultural importance in the Langtang region. Continuing the trek you reach Kyanjin Gompa. A village once with traditional houses which got destroyed after the 2015 earthquake is now restored where only concrete houses can be seen. The beauty of a village surrounded by the Himalayas with wonderful mountain peaks at the base of it all might just seem unrealistic. But to live it and feel the cold breeze of the Himalayas passing by, the mountain peaks staring right back at you, and all the prayer stones and flags guiding you to the top will forever remain in your heart. Exploring Kyanjin Gompa will be an exciting expedition as it is a monastery that dates back to its construction about 200 to 300 years. You will also be visiting one of the oldest and most authentic cheese factories of Nepal in this region. Kyanjin Gompa marks the end of the trail for the Langtang trek after you ascend to Tserko Ri for the mesmerizing 360-degree view of Langtang Lirung a mountain with an elevation of about 7246m and climb down to Kyanjin. With this you move toward the next destination of the trek, that is, Gosainkunda.

Retracing the trail you get back to Ghodetabala (2900m) a village just before Lama Hotel. The journey begins early morning the next day and you leave for Thulo Sybhru (2100m) from Ghodetabala.  Further, into the trek, you reach Sing Gompa and rest. Throughout this trail, you will be walking through the woods of Langtang National Park encountering numerous unseen natural beauties. As the route further unfolds you pass by rivers that descend from the Kunda all along the route and cross various suspension bridges.  Gosainkunda marks the next destination after Sing Gompa and also the completion of the Gosainkunda trek. On the way to Gosainkunda, you hike along the Gosainkunda pass and explore not only the holy lake resting on an elevation of 4380m but also various other Kundas such as Bhairav Kunda, Naag Kunda, Dudh Kunda, and many more. As the Gosainkunda is a complex of 108 lakes scattered over 4 square miles, the experience is phenomenal and overwhelmingly beautiful. One person trails on rocky terrain with only mules and donkeys as the source of transportation for food and facilities, Gosainkunda calls for an unreal experience of adventure. By reaching the peaceful lake in between the barren and rocky hills, the Gosainkunda trek comes to an end and the third part of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek begins which is the Helambu trek.

The treks from Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Lauribina descending down to Kuttumsang further to Sundarijal through Chisapani are trails known for the Helambu trek. From Gosainkunda you are headed to Ghopte which covers an altitude difference of nearly 1000m downwards. The trek from Ghopte descends to Kuttumsang having an elevation of 2600 m. In this journey, you travel from rocky terrains with no vegetation into the woods and finally into rice fields.  Continuing the trek, the trail leads you to Chisapani cold water in English is famous for the cold water found in this region. During the trek from Chisapani, you walk through the premises of Shivapuri National Park to reach Sundarijal leading you back to Kathmandu.


  • Roam around the heart of culture the Kathmandu city
  • Stop by and explore various Natural UNESCO world heritage sites along
  • Explore Langtang valley and the famous yak cheese from Kyanjing Gompa
  • Tamang and Tibetan mix Culture and their hospitality
  • Visit The holy Lake of Goshainkunda  and other Kundas all along the route
  • Hike through the woods of Langtang national park
  • Enchanting views of the Langtang Himalayan range, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, and other peaks
  • Beautiful landscape, flora fauna, and extinct red panda
  • Encounter with travelers from all around the globe
  • Crossing various suspension bridges and wooden bridges along the route
  • Exploring the culture and tradition of various ethnic groups
  • Nepali local food and a day to live their lifestyles with them.


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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) Tribhuvan international Airport (TIA)

A representative from Himalaya Hub Adventure will pick you up from the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and take you to the hotel as per the booked itinerary. After a few hours of rest in the hotel, the representative of HHA will meet you and describe the whole trip and how it will go. Interact with the Representatives and Guides so you become more prepared for the trip! However, if you arrive late at night, the meeting will be held the next day after the Kathmandu city Tour. At the meeting, we fulfill all remaining booking and payment processes as well.

  • Hotel
  • 1,350m

After breakfast, we take you to four major world UNESCO heritage sites for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest of all Hindu temples. Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture. We can see the temple, the activities performed on the temple premises, and the cremation bank of the Bagmati River.

Apart from Hindus, no one is allowed to enter the main temple, but we take a short walk by the bank of the Bagmati River, where one can observe the pilgrims and Hindu priests activities around the premises. This River is also a cremation site for Hindus. From here, we take a short drive that leads to Bouddhanath, northeast of the Pashupatinath area.

The Stupa of Bouddhanath is 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world. This area is also known as ‘Little Tibet. After a visit here to observe the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, our tour continues towards the Patan area, which is situated to the south of Kathmandu and separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan Durbar Square (Patan) is also known as Lalitpur, which means the city of Arts and architecture.

The old historical castle (Durbar), the tall terracotta house, and the Stone Temple of Krishna with the pillar of Garuda look fascinating. Garuda is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu as well as of Lord Krishna. After the historic visit, we drive short distances towards the end of the Patan area at the Tibetan Refugee Camp, where one can observe the happy and cheery workers weaving carpets. The Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) has been in use since the 5th century and consists of a magnificent domed stupa as well as a variety of shrines and temples. Each temple is extremely ornate and richly decorated with gold and vibrant prayer flags, though it’s not only the spiritual décor that draws visitors.

This sacred pilgrimage site is also home to hundreds of monkeys considered holy by Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus. According to legend, Manjushree, the bodhisattva of wisdom, was in the process of raising the temple hill when the lice in his hair transformed into these monkeys. Swayambhunath means self

arisen and is derived from that legend.

  • BLD
  • Hotel
  • 1,350m

The drive from Kathmandu to Syafrubensi is 122 km and takes about 8 hours by bus and 6 hours by private jeep. It's a scenic drive, windy, with beautiful terrain, riverside views, and hills crossing. Panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and obviously the Langtang range.After an interesting ride, we finally reach Syafrubensi, where we spend a night before we start our trek. Overnight at the guesthouse.

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 1,400m

After breakfast, today we trek from Syafrubensi to Lama Hotel (2470 m). It's a 7-hour walk to the Lama Hotel. A beautiful and tranquil walk, starting with a gradual ascent to Pairo Thapla and Bamboo, following the Langtang River and rhododendron forest. We may encounter some wild animals, including monkeys and the extinct red pandas. As we get to the riverside, we have an uphill climb for about 2 hours, gradually ascending to get to Rimche, then another 30 minutes of flat walking to the Lama Hotel for the night. Overnight at the guesthouse

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 2,430m

After breakfast, today we trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3375 m). It's a 6-hour walk to Langtang Village. The valley lies within Langtang National Park, which borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China,so the people's living style and culture pretty much resemble

The walk follows the Langtang River through a beautiful valley with bamboo and rhododendron forests. We stop in Ghodatabela or Thanshep villages for lunch before gradually ascending to Langtang Village. As we get closer, it's less tropical and dry, and we get a beautiful view of Langtang Lirung and Ganjegpo.

The Langtang village was completely destroyed during the earthquake in 2015. There was a big avalanche right after the earthquake and the whole village was swiped, but now they have already set up the village just next to the original one around Mundu, you see Horses and Yak along the way. Overnight at a guest house in Langtang

  • BLD
  • Tea house
  • 3,375m

After breakfast, today we trek from Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3860 m). It's a 4-hour walk to Kyanjing Gompa.

A small village with a prevalent Buddhist tradition. We follow the valley and Langtang River, with enchanting views of Langtang Lirung and Ganjengpo.

Once we reach Kyanjing Gompa, we will see more mountains and take lots of side trips. It is a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

We get there before lunch time, and we can just explore around the valley, hike up to the glacier view point, or visit the monastery, yak cheese factory, or bakery. Overnight at a guest house in Langtang

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 3,860m

Early in the morning, we hike up to Kyanjing Ri (4,773m) or optionally take a trip to Tser Go Ri (5,033 m), which is the highest point most trekkers reach on the Langtang trek.

Both view points have a 360-degree view, similar view from a different angle, but Tsergo Ri is just a little higher than Kyanjing Ri elevation-wise. If you have a flexible itinerary, you can add a few extra days and add a trip to Langshisha Kharka or Yala Peak. After coming back from the view point, we will head back to Ghodatabela or Langtang village for the night. If you wish to make a trip to Tsergo Ri View Point, it is recommended to have an extra day as it is a long day trip from Kyanjing Gompa, and we recommend you to carry an energy bar, some nuts, and a packed lunch. Overnight at the guesthouse

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 4,717m

After breakfast, today we trek from Ghodatabela to Thulo Syafru (2,100m). It is 7hrs walk to our destination.We trek downhill until Pairo Thapla. Then we have a steep climb for 2 hours to get to the village called Thulo Syafru.

Thulo Syafru, the village on top of the hill, offers a beautiful sunrise and a view of Mt. Ganesh Himal.

It's a beautiful cultural village, and the majority of people who live around here are Tamang. Overnight at the guest house

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 2,100m

After breakfast, today we trek from Thulo Syafru to Sing Gompa (3,330m)/1,0925 ft). It is a 5 -hour walk to our destination. Sing Gompa is also known as Chandanbari.

The way to Sing Gompa is a steep climb until Dhursang for about 3 hours, passing through the oak forest, then another 2 hours gradually up. It's a quiet place right in the middle of the forest where you can visit the Yak cheese factory. Overnight at the guest house

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 3,330m

After breakfast, today we trek from Sing Gompa to GosaiKunda (4,300m). It is a 5- to 6-hour walk to our destination. GosaiKunda is a famous name for the purest holy lake for Hindus, and we have a big festival every year in Janai Purnima.

The way from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda is gradually uphill, passing through beautiful oak forests. After 1.5 hours of walking, we get to Cholangpati, then another 1.5 hours of walking to Lauribanala, which is the best spot for the Mountain view. You can see Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Tibet Himalayan range from here with the beautiful valley view. then another 2 hours of pleasant walking through rocky hills to Sacred Lake Gosainkunda, our stop for the night. Overnight at the guest house

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 4,300m

Today, after breakfast, we start quite early compared to other days, around 6 a.m., as we are going to cross through Lauribinala Pass (4,610 m), which is 2 hours from Gosainkunda. We will enjoy the view from the top and take some pictures, then steeply descend for 3 hours to get to Phedi (3,730 m). We will have lunch here in Phedi, then walk another 2.5 hours to our final destination, Ghopte, for the night. Overnight at the guest house.

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 4,610m

Today, after breakfast, we trek from Ghopte to Kuttumsang (2,371m). It is a 7-hour walk to our destination.

At the beginning, we slightly go up until we reach Thadepati (3600 m), from where you can head towards the Helambu route.

The way is mostly through a forest of juniper, pine, and rhododendron. We reach Magin Goth after walking slightly downhill for about 2 hours from Thadepati, where we stop for lunch. You get the mountain views of Dorje Lakhpa and Ganjenpo from here, then another 3 hours of descending to get to Kuttumsang. Overnight at the guesthouse

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 2,600m

After breakfast, we trek from Kuttumsang to Chisopani (2,250m). It is a 7-hour walk to our destination.

At the beginning, we walk gradually up and then descend to Golphu Bhanjyang. Today's walk passes through many different villages with lots of ups and downs.

After continuous descending, we reach Chipling village and Pati Bhanjyang, and afterwards it takes another 2 hours of ascending to get to Chispoani village, from where you can enjoy the best mountain view. Overnight at the guesthouse

  • BLD
  • Guesthouse
  • 2,250m

On a clear morning, you will have the best mountain view and sunrise from Chisopani. After breakfast, We trek down to Sundarijl (1,400m). It is a 4-hour walk, and then we drive back to Kathmandu.

As we start walking, we enter the Shivapuri National Park. which is a pleasant walk in nature, enjoying flora, fauna, and different creatures.

Finally, we end our trek at Sundarijal, where you can see a water reserve and some water falls. Then we drive for an hour to get back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

  • BLD
  • Hotel
  • 1,400m

Today is your last day in Nepal. Our company representative will transfer you 3 hours prior to your flight time to the airport for your international flight back home or to your onward destination.

  • Breakfast
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek map

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private transport
  • Round trip transportation by local bus from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi, and Sundarijal back to Kathmandu
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu
  • 3 night standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B plan
  • Guide (his salary, food, insurance, transport, and equipment) during the trek.
  • Porter (Their salary, food, insurance, transport, equipment,1 porter to carry the luggage of 2 clients) during the trek
  • Your Food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during your trek with a cup of tea or coffee at breakfast time
  • Accommodation in the tea house during the trek (neat and clean but normal on a twin-sharing basis)
  • Necessary permit for Langtang & Shivapuri National park
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (you need to return after complete your trek)
  • Medical kits
  • Register your name in the embassy
  • Last night's cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government tax & official expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • All bar bills (soft, hot & alcoholic drinks) during the trek
  • Hot shower, battery charge, telephone calls, Wi-Fi, sweets, cigarette, and your personal expenses during the trip, beyond what is mentioned above in a price included a section
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Himalaya Hub Adventure.
  • Tips for field staff.

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