Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Langtang, Gosaikunda Lake
  • Trip Style: Adventure/Active
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5,033m
  • Best Season: March-May and September-December
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is an iconic long-distance trail to the north of Kathmandu, one far-less traveled and less frenetic. It’s a 109-mile route through the quiet mountain villages, low lowland pastures, and high alpine pass over the shimmering glaciers. The trek ascends to 4300 meters of cumulative altitude to discover the spectacle of Gosainkunda and explore vibrant Nepali-Tibetan culture and history at Kyanjin Gompa. At the crowning point is Lauribina La Pass, where trekkers are rewarded with a jaw-dropping view of epic mountains.

  • Savor the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Kimsung, Gang Chenpo, and Naya Kanga. Embrace the steep ascent to Laurina La for its breathtaking landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and culture of the Tamang-Sherpa community as you stroll through their enchanted villages. Explore the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and learn about the cultural and spiritual values of Buddhists.
  • Be in awe of the tranquility of Gosainkunda Lake and its vivid hues set against the mountain backdrop.

The Gosainkunda Langtang Trek kicks off from Syabrubesi, a village 115 km drive away from Kathmandu via the Trishuli River. After a picturesque ride, you’ll trek to the Lama Hotel, then weave through the dense woods to arrive at Langtang Village.

From here, you’ll embark on a trek to Kyanjin Gompa and get a taste of Tamang’s vibrant culture and its way of life. After a day of acclimatization, you’ll descend to the Lama Hotel and continue the journey to Thulo Syabru, which is nothing short of an adventure.

Here, you’ll catch a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle and customs of Nepali-Tibetan communities. Trekkers will get the opportunity to mingle with the locals they encounter and explore the ancient Tamang monastery.

After the trek to Shin Gompa, you’ll make a steep uphill climb to Gosainkunda, which is one of the major highlights of the trek. It commands the stage with a panoramic view of mountains and a crystal-clear lake that is famous for its cultural significance and rich history.

As you follow the trail to Langtang National Park, you’ll witness some of the most exotic flora and fauna. You can behold a wide variety of wildlife on this mission including Himalayan pheasants, snow leopards, musk deer, and red pandas.

Delve deeper into and you’ll discover 108 holy lakes just around the vicinity including Parvati Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and more. After enjoying the mesmerizing view and having a spiritual awakening, you’ll descend the trail to Ghopte via Lauribina La Pass.

It’s another hidden jewel in the Langtang Valley, encircling the lofty mountains. The peak experience of the trek includes a spectacular view of Langtang Lirjung. Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Peak.

You’ll continue the adventure with a gentle descent to Mangengoth through the verdant forests and further down to Chisapani via Kutumasang Pass. On the last day, you follow the trail to Sundarijal, whose geographic proximity to Kathmandu makes the trek easily accessible.

Undisputed Viewpoint at 4,681 meters: Lauribina La High Pass

There’s nothing quite as challenging as the trek to Lauribina La Pass and also most rewarding with the right blend of adventure and scenery. The trek is well and truly a wonder to behold with its picturesque landscapes, sky-high mountains, and marvelous ice sheets.

Rising through the looming height of 4,681m, it unfolds the untamed beauty and wilderness of Langtang National Park. The trek to Lauribina La Pass offers diverse landscapes from the steep glaciers to the alpine forests.

Not to mention the stunning view from the vantage, which is simply to die for. This includes the panorama of natural spectacles, glacial lakes, and majestic snow peaks with Langtang ranges and Ganesh Himal on the cards.

However, the trek is not just about the view but also about delving into the culture as you make your way through the Langtang Village and Lama Hotel. You’ll uncover Tamang’s best-preserved histories and traditions on your visit and explore their centuries-old monasteries.

What can you expect on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Unique Cultural Experiences

The Langtang Valley is home to some of the historic Tibetan monasteries and ancient gompas, which provide an insight into the culture of locals. Meanwhile, its charming sleepy villages offer a chance to experience the cultural life of the Tamang-Tibetan community and enjoy their warm hospitality.

Breathtaking panorama

From stunning landscapes to majestic peaks, the Langtang Gosainkunda trek is full of picturesque scenes that are a treat for the eyes. The marvel includes a dazzling view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other surrounding mountains from the highest standpoint.

Tranquil Lakes

Trekking to Langtang Gosainkunda guarantees a closer view of the sacred lake that holds a strong cultural significance to Hindu pilgrims. The lake serves as a prominent landmark for devotees during the annual festival of Gangadashahara and Janai Purnima.

While the whole geographical site is dedicated to the Hindu deities, Gosainkunda in particular is observed as the home of Lord Shiva.

How Much Does Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Cost

The cost of a 13-day Langtang Gosainkunda Trek varies from budget to mid-range, which is roughly US$1100 on average. The fee includes meals, accommodation, transfers, permits guides, and porters.

The trek offers an affordable price while still providing a great service. It takes care of all your bare necessities and ensures a fine experience. That said, the fee doesn’t include the personal expenses and accommodation costs in Kathmandu.

So, prepare a budget of US$300 to US$400 for hotel reservations, and snacks. The fee will be sufficient for you to go shopping or enjoy sightseeing if you want.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Day 2:Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 3:Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
  • Day 4:Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 5:Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri and Return
  • Day 6:Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 7:Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
  • Day 8:Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa
  • Day 9:Trek to Gosainkunda
  • Day 10:Gosainkunda to Ghopte
  • Day 11:Trek to Mangengoth
  • Day 12:Mangengoth to Chisapani
  • Day 13:Trek to Suandarijal and Drive to Kathmandu

Day 1:Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

Wake up early as you have to set off for a 9-hour drive north of Kathmandu. En route, enjoy the picturesque scenery of stunning Nepali villages with mountain backdrops. Be prepared for a bumpy route to Dhunche from Trishuli Bazaar. Upon arriving at the Syabrubesi village, take a respite.

Day 2:Trek to Lama Hotel

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You’ll kick off the day with a trek across the Bhote Koshi River and along the Langtang River with a scenic route. Then, you’ll follow the trail through wooded forests abound with rhododendrons and oak trees, offering charming visuals.

After several ups and downs, the trail goes to Bamboo and beyond to Rimche. Up here, you’ll find a lot of teahouses to stop and enjoy drinks and food. Then you’ll cross a bridge and follow the trail filled with birch and bamboo trees.

Along the way, you’ll get a chance to spot local wildlife including langur monkeys and red panda. At last, you’ll make a steep ascent and head up to Lama Hotel, where you’ll spend the night there.

Day 3:Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today’s trek continues along the Langtang River and through the pine forests that lead to Ghoda Tabela. After lunch, you’ll resume the trek through lush meadows, followed by a steep ascent until arriving at Langtang Village. Here, you’ll experience an amusing culture with a mix of ethnicities, mostly Tamang and Sherpa.

Day 4:Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After steeply climbing a yak pasture, you’ll reach the small mountain village of Singdun where you can enjoy lunch. Then, you’ll follow the trail through Laja Khola, which leads to Kyanjin Gompa.

The journey of three hours is rewarded with a panoramic view of Kyanjin Ri, Yala Peak, and Langtang Lirung. You can take your time to explore the monastery and immerse yourself in the culture.

Day 5:Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri and Return

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You’ll stay one more day at Kyanjin to acclimatize to the altitude. If everything goes right, you’ll trek Tserko Ri, a fantastic viewpoint to see the soaring mountains of Ghangcheempo, Yala Peak, and Langtang II.

Another alternative trek that makes a great spot to watch the surrounding mountains and glaciers is Langshisha Kharka. You can start the day early to catch a sunrise view over the mountains from up here. After the sightseeing, you’ll descend back and spend the night at Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 6:Trek to Lama Hotel

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Kyanjin, you’ll descend the trail, losing most of the altitude. You’ll follow the trail through verdant forests and walk past the Langtang village. After lunch at Ghoda Tabela, you’ll make a last run to the Lama Hotel and spend the night here.

Day 7:Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Start the day bright and early and descend the trail alongside Langtang Khola. Then weave the trail through charming forests adorned with rhododendrons and bamboo trees. This route offers an amazing view of Ganesh Himal amidst a serene atmosphere, making you feel enriched.

With utter delight, cross the suspension bridge and follow the trail until it arrives at Thulo Syabru. It’s a picturesque village inhabited by Tamang communities.

Day 8:Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After breakfast, you’ll venture off to Shin Gompa ascending a steep uphill climb with a marvelous view of Nagathali and Thurman. Then continue along the steep path to Forprang Danda, where you can grab some snacks while surrounded by giant snowy peaks.

After lunch, the trail mounts through an overgrown forest and makes a steady climb towards the Shin Gompa.

Day 9:Trek to Gosainkunda

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Shin Gompa, you’ll climb the deserted mountain trail and climb further to find the marvelous Ganesh Himal and Langtang range views. After arriving at Laure Binayak, you’ll make a 2 hours steep ascent, passing the chorten to see the awe-inspiring view of Sarswatikunda and Bhairavkunda.

Then, you’ll follow the trail to Gosainkunda, a sacred lake that has deep cultural ties with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It has an unprecedented significance to the Hindu devotees as they take a holy dip and seek enlightenment during Janai Purnima.

Day 10:Gosainkunda to Ghopte

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today will be a mix of ascends and descends along the shore of Gosainkunda Lake. The trail inclines gradually passing more than three tranquil lakes to wind at Lauribina La Pass. It’s the highest point of the Langtang Trek and also the most splendid with a panoramic view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.

Towering above the pass is an old stone stupa and colorful prayer flags flapping in the wind. Once you have savored the moment, you’ll gently descend to High Camp and continue further on a steep and rocky trail leading to Phedi.

Then you’ll cross the stream via a footbridge and make a long steep ascent to Ghopte. You’ll have dinner and spend the night in the village.

Day 11:Trek to Mangengoth

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After breakfast, leave Ghopte behind and descend the trail through rhododendron forests. Then climb uphill and cross the Thadepati Pass, which offers a scenic view of Langtang Himal. Now, descend the trail through lush meadows until you reach Mangegoth.

Day 12:Mangengoth to Chisapani

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Rise early today, have breakfast, and resume the trek through the leafy forest surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Then, cross the Kutumasang Pass and descend further to Gulphu Bhanjyang Village.

You’ll follow the trail to Pati Bhanjyang while charmed by the panoramic view before you. After a swift descent, the trail climbs uphill right up to Chisapani. It’s a tiny Himalayan settlement bursting with rich culture and traditions. You’ll spend the night in the village.

Day 13:Trek to Suandarijal and Drive to Kathmandu

  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch

The trek from Chisapani is easy with a gentle descent through the lush wilderness and rice fields. After arriving at Sundarijal, hop on the jeep and enjoy a scenic ride of three hours. In Kathmandu, you can explore further sightseeing spots or take a rest.

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Cost Details


  • Meals: 
    12 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 14 nights
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Langtang National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and the Tax department
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries


  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew


Bedrooms - Langtang Region Trek

Bedrooms - Langtang Region Trek

Tea Houses - Langtang Helambu Region

Tea Houses - Langtang Helambu Region

Benefits of booking Langtang Gosainkunda Trek with Sublime Trails

  • Free pick-up and transfer from airport-to-hotel and back
  • Instant booking and hassle-free payment
  • Medically trained guide and first-aid service
  • Quick reservation and comfortable lodging
  • Emergency evacuation with proper medical assistance
  • At your service around the clock
  • Arrangement of a sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag if required

Trip Essential Information

Best time for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

There’s no bad time to trek the Langtang Gosainkunda no matter the weather. While some season exceeds expectations; other defies constraints providing a unique experience. Nevertheless, the best time to trek the Langtang Gosainkunda is in Spring and Autumn when the weather is mild.

The temperature is steady in these seasons with more daylight and temperate warmth. Autumn has moderate weather with temperatures ranging from 10-20 Degrees Celsius while Spring boasts warmer weather with more humidity. The cloudless sky increases visibility and offers clearer views during these times.

If anything, the winter is cold and severe with temperatures as low as -5 Degrees Celsius. Despite the frosty weather, the trek is doable and even more so enjoyable with snowy mountains for view and a crowd-free trail.

If you plan to avoid the heavy crowd season then Summer can be an option. However, the season expects frequent rain and bleak skies, reducing the visibility. You have to be well-prepared for the weather during the Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek in summer.

Accommodation and Food

During the Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek, you’ll stay in simple teahouses run by locals with basic facilities. The teahouses offer fair accommodation services, usually a twin-share room with a bed and a scenic view from the window.

Most teahouses have a common dining room and lounge. The bathrooms on the trek are mostly shared, especially high in the Himalayas. Teahouses at higher elevations don’t provide running water either unless paid a few extra bucks.

However, they do offer plenty of delicious meals free of additional charge. For breakfast, you have mixed options of jam and toast, pancake, bread, porridge, and egg with hot drinks to wash it down.

Lunch and dinner include the Nepalese basic diet of Dal-Bhat and Tarkari, pickles, and salad which is nutritive and fulfilling to sustain the day. Other non-Nepalese dishes like macaroni, ramen, pizza spaghetti, and Thukpa are also offered in teahouses but don’t allow free refills.

Beverages and meat are served at lots of teahouses along the trail but we don’t prompt to consume it as they’re likely to cause bad stomachs. Instead, you’re advised to eat fresh vegetables and drink lots of fluids like lemon and ginger tea.

Other Treks in the Langtang Region

Langtang Valley TrekTamang Heritage TrekLangtang Helambu Trek


  • Yes, you can take shower during the Mardi Himal Trek. The teahouses you will be staying let you have a hot shower as well. However, you have to pay an extra price for that.

  • Yes, cell phone and internet work during the trek. The network coverage might be weak in some places but it works nevertheless. You can use the internet service provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. The teahouse provides you with the charging service but you have to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons there might even be a long queue to charge the batteries.

  • No, ATM machines are not available on the way. So, you should carry enough cash while trekking, especially if you plan on buying snacks or handicrafts along the way. It is better to carry Nepali rupees.

  • Yes, Helicopter pickups are available from Gosainkunda. If you have to return fast or are not able to trek further, you can request for a helicopter pick up. However, the price of the package will be changed accordingly.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Reviews

5.0based on 4 reviews
  • Evelyn
    EvelynMay 03, 2022

    Langtang Valley trek, wonderful time in Nepal.

    I was desperate for short trek of around 10 days. I found one package to Langtang Valley by Sublime Trails. Actually, my friend recommended me this tour. He was in Nepal two years ago.
    Mr. Ram Khadka assigned Mr. Ajit as my tour guide. Ajit was cool guide. He was fantastic photographer too. He was also constantly taking my care on trek. Our hike to Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanji Ri were awesome. Also, we hiked to cheese factory on the way. I had never tasted such fantastic fresh cheese. This trip was best for me. Also, I was able to be back on schedule.

  • Gregory Evans
    Gregory EvansOctober 16, 2018

    Langtang trekking, Yet another trekking in Nepal

    I knew this trek would be a bit harder than last because it is a long trek and I was physically and mentally prepared. Trekking in Nepal can challenges you in different ways, the altitude, temperature and how you pack for it. I want to thank Ram that he suggested that I should take extra blanket because of the cold weather. If I didn't I would be in great troubles, I am bad at coping with cold and he knows that from our last Everest Base Camp trek. That doesn't minimize my love for mountains and Nepal.

    There were not many travellers this time because Langtang is not that popular destination like EBC but I have to say that I had one of the best experiences in my life. Everything went completely fine and my friends were happy too. If there would have been any problem they would literally kill me because I talked them into coming here. They had already trekked in such places but, they were in Nepal for the first time. I will come to Nepal again and again and there's no doubt that I will choose Sublime each time. The farewell dinner they planned for us was so amazing this time.

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