Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

Marijuana Bush On the way to trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek to the high and isolated Langtang Valley via thrilling Lauribina La Pass (4610m) then to magical holy Gosainkunda Lake and down to Syabru village inhabited by welcoming and culturally rich Tamang people, their religious practices, language and dress are very similar to those of Tibet than to traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The area is famous for its pleasant local, unique tradition, Buddhist monasteries and monuments along the way and spectacular Mountain View. The trek first goes to charming Langtang valley following the river upstream through forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, uphill through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa where you will get exceptional Mountain View just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan Boarder.

The region is also home of Himalayan honey guide, mountain pheasant, musk deer and snow leopard. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot. There are several possible trails to choose from depending on your favorite and time available. As per our Guide in Himalaya original version of itinerary this trek starts from a day bus/jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Many people start this trek from Sundarujal via Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park and cross over Lauribina Pass then get to the beautiful glacial Gosainkunda Lakes. Then trek to Langtang Vallley; which is easily accessed from Syabrubesi can be reached in four days of easy hiking if you are starting from Syabrubesi; Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal´s middle hills.

Regarding the itinerary this trek will be 15 – 19 days long depending on your level of fitness and places of interest or day hiking destinations you would like to include. Many trekkers spend stay 2 days at Kyanjin and make excursion to explore the high valley of Langshisa, and Chhirku Ri which offers stunning view of the high Himalayas. This trek is open till the December and many trek through if the Lauribina Pass is open depending on winter weather that may cause snow fall. We organize value for money Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Packages. Kindly read or Client Review they are happy with our service. For more detail please kindly write your Guide in Himalaya in Nepal. Namaste!!

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300. Pick from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Visit ancient temples in Kathmandu or rest if you come from long away home.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1470m), 7-8 hours drive
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours walking.
Day 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 3-4 hours walk.
Day 07: Excursion Tsergo-Ri (4985m) or explore surrounding beauty.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2260m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa; 3330m 3-4 hours walk
Day 11: Trek to Gosain Kunda 4400m/4-5hours walk.
Day 12: Excursion day around Gosain Kunda, explore natural and cultural heritages.
Day 13: Trek to Dhunche (1950m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by jeep. Evening relax in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Fly back to home country. Free drop off to airport.

Alternative crossing over Lauribina Pass (4610m) rather than ending the trek at Dhunche.
Day 12: Cross Lauribina Pass (4610m) and trek to Gopte (3530m) 7-8 hours walking
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2470m) 6-7 hours waliking.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2215m) about 7 hours walking.
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (45 minutes drive).
Day 16: Fly back to home or further destination

A short note: Shortening the second itinerary, from Kutumsang we can a catch a local bus to Kathmandu so we can eliminate the day 15. This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame, budget and other requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. I will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. I will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities and a welcome dinner will be organized. Stay overnight in selected hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle,
Our tour guide introduces you to the world heritage sites such as Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square by private vehicle. Stay overnight in Hotel. 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Syabru Bensi/1470m approx. 9 hours drive

After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,

Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Lama Hotel - Langtang 3330m, 5-6 hours,

The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/3-4 hours,
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Excursion Tsergo-Ri 4985m
Today, we do excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,
The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru 2260m/5-6 hours,

We continue walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Thulosyabru – Sing Gompa; 3330m 3-4 hours walk

The trail is steep uphill until reaching Phoprang Danda at the height of 3190 meter; the place has best sun set view over Ganesh Himal and after lunch break there we continue passing through pleasurable uphill and blue pine forest via government agriculture office. Sing Gompa; also known as Chandan Bari. We can visit yak cheese factory there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Sing Gompa – Gosain Kunda 4400m/4-5hours,

As the trail heads steep up and takes us to Chholang Pati. And remember to look back for outstanding view of Annapurna, Manaslu (8156m) Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan mountains. As you are now entering to Gosain Kund protected area, killing of animals, lighting woods and grazing goats are prohibited. The trail is steep again and gentle uphill to Gosain Kunda.

Day 12: Excursion day around Gosain Kunda

The holy lake, Gosain Kunda has a black rock in the middle believed to be the head of Hindu God, lord Shiva. According to the legend, Shive created the high altitude lake when he pierced the glacier with trident to get water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the ocean. The white rock under water is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also believed that the water from the lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbheswor pool, next the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan. The place famous pilgrimage site of Hindus and hundreds of people visit the site to worship during Janai Purnima festival (Full moon night, which falls in August). The place is said to have 108 lakes including Gosain Kund, Saraswati Kund, Bhairav Kund, Nag Kund, Dudh Kund, Chandra Kund and Mother Kund etc. in addition, we can hike up to Lauribina La/4610m or explore some other view point for the day hike. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 13: Gosainkund - Dhunche/1950m, 6-7 hours walk.
Trek to Dhunche Village is all the way down via Lauribinayak, Chandan Bari then cross Trisuli Khola to make to Dhunche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, 5/6 hours,

In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5-6 hours to Kathmandu by jeep. We have lunch break in Trisuli. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to selected Hotel. 

Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle,
Our tour guide leads you again other world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 16: Fly back to home country

We will drop you at international airport to see off and wish you a safe journey.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car or van as per group size
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in 3*** category hotels in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered English speaking local friendly guide.
  • Assistant guides to take care of the group/porters if group size is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travellers to carry your luggage (weight limit 25kg)
  • Teahouse and lodge accommodation on twin sharing bed room during the trekking
  • All breakfast during the trip.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Hot table drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) during the trek on cup basis.
  • Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier.
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Dhunche - Kathmandu by 4WD local jeep.
  • All other ground transportations during the trip in Nepal.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charges.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live stage culture show.


Trip Cost Excludes

Lunch and dinner except farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, we organize on request.
All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.
Personal insurance, internet, phone calls
Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.


Fixed Departure Dates

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Langtang Region
Total Duration:
16 Days
Trek Duration:
10 Days
Group Size :
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
Local Jeep/Bus
Trip Cost :
$815 on twin occupancy

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