Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4460m (Gosainkunda)
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking Tour
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(Tea House)
  • Transport Private
  • Best Season September to December & March to May

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking 15 Days Itinerary with Cost

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Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. It has unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. The people in this region are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture dates back to hundreds of years. Traditionally built stone houses, beautifully carved wooden porches, their craftsmanship and attire reflect their rich Himalayan heritage.

During Janai Purnima (full-moon festival in August), hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims visit the area in about a one-week period. At this point in time Jhankris (Shaman priests) come from all over Nepal to dance in an induced trance to all night singing and drum beating. It takes about 45 minutes to circumambulate the lake.

The trail to Gosainkunda involves rapid ascent to about high elevation of 4,380m. and therefore, it is best done after acclimatizing in Langtang, Helambu or Nagthali. Gosainkunda Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. Legend reads that Shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There is a white rock under the water that is said to be the remnant of an ancient shrine of Shiva. It appears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Khumbeshwar pool, next to the five storey Shiva Temple in Patan, more than 60km. away.

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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We take early drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via. Dhunche (1966m.). We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. Syabru Bensi is the starting point of our trek. It is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. Overnight stay at Syabru Bensi.

  • Max. Altitude: 2581m

Today we trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m.). The trail goes along the ridge of Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and then to Pairo (1810m.). From this point, the trail goes to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and finally end at Lama Hotel. En route one can see red pandas, monkey and bear.

  • Max. Altitude: 2470m

Having lunch at Lama Hotel, we trek to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela (3000m.) which takes about six hours. We would find some grazing grounds of Yak on the way. The local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach Langtang Village. We pay our short visit to the monastery and arrive at our destination.

    It is our turn to trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.). It takes about three hours to reach there. Our trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive. Kyangjin Gompa is reached after crossing several small streams and moraines. We would visit the cheese factory at Kyangjin Gompa. We would enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and many more.

    • Max. Altitude: 3870m

    We would acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa and go for excursion to utilize our time. We would visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice falls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m)

    • Max. Altitude: 4350m

    Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 2470m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    We trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m.). The beginning of the trek is gently descending till Pairo and then goes steep up to Thulo Syabru. En route, one could see red pandas, monkey and various species of birds.

    • Max. Altitude: 2260m

    It is our turn to trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m.). Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3200m.) passing through Dursagang (2660m.). We would be lucky enough to view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. After a while, we reach Sing Gompa. We would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery at Sing Gompa too.

    • Max. Altitude: 3330m.

    Today we trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.). We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. At Gosainkunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.

    • Max. Altitude: 4460m

    We would acclimatize at Gosainkunda and go for excursion at our leisure.

    • Max. Altitude: 4460m

    We trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.). Our trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak. We would have magnificent mountain views along the trail. We would walk through the jungles while going to Singh Gompa.

    • Max. Altitude: 3250m

    Today we trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants up to suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. From this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.

    • Max. Altitude: 1950m

    We drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. It is interesting to penetrate into the rural settlements on the way back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we go to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur (1838m.). We would observe beautiful sunset view from Nagarkot. Overnight in our hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 2175m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    We get up early in the morning to have stunning sunrise view. Having morning tea in the hotel, we go for sightseeing around Nagarkot. Breakfast would be served in the resort and then we drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch will be served on the way. In the afternoon, we go for shopping. Farewell dinner would be served in a typical Nepali restaurant.

    • Max. Altitude: 1320m
    Trip Map
    Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking map
    What's Included
    • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • 3 night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi and Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by drive.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
    • Insurance company.
    • Langtang National Park permits
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    What's not Included
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
    Useful Information

    Best Time for Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking 

    It is very important to choose a perfect season with perfect weather for Langtang Gosainkunda trek to make the trekking journey easy. The autumn and spring are the best season for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. The winter and monsoon seasons are not much recommended.

    The spring season (March-May) is one of the best seasons for the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking. During this season, the weather is favorable and the views of mountains are super stunning. The new flowers will be blooming which makes the green forests and valley beautiful. It is a great season for the trek and exploring the nature. The monsoon season (June- Aug) is not a good time for the trekking. While trekking in monsoon you will face heavy rainfall most of the time which makes the path slippery and difficult for trekking. However it is fun to explore the mesmerizing waterfalls, rivers in monsoon. The autumn (Sept-Nov) is another best season for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. As the monsoon ends the autumn season starts with clear skies, perfect weather and mesmerizing views of the mountains. It is a peak trekking season and the trails and teahouses are overcrowded. The winter season (Dec-Feb) is not much preferred due to extremely cold weather. The heavy snowfalls in this season makes the trek challenging. The snow capped mountains views on this season are amazing. If you are well prepared and the cold doesn’t bother you then you can do the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking in winter season.

    Packing Lists for Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    For the best trekking trip you need to pack the essential equipments. So here we have listed the necessary packing lists for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking:

    • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
    • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
    • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
    • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
    • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
    • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
    • Medical kits, water purification tablets
    • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipments and valuable accessories.

    Accommodations during Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    While doing the Langtang Gosainkunda the trekkers will be staying at the lodges/ teahouses. The teahouses in the lower altitudes have nice facilities. They offer nice rooms with comfortable, beds, soft pillows and warm blankets. You might as well get attached bathrooms. But as you keep climbing at higher altitudes the accommodations get basic. The internet is not reliable at higher altitudes and you will have shared bathrooms. However it will be fun staying at the traditional teahouses enjoying the warm hospitality by the locals.

    Foods and Meals during Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    The teahouses during the Langtang Gosainkunda trek have varieties of foods and drinks options in the menu. You can find varieties of veg as well as non-veg foods. You can choose any foods and drinks you want from the menu according to your taste and preferences. However we don’t recommend you to eat the non veg foods as at the higher areas the meats are not hygienic. The most recommended food during the trek is local Nepalese food: dal bhat and achaar. Teahouses at the higher altitudes don’t have that much of varieties of option but the foods are hygienic and well served. You should eat as much as vegetables and hot drinks and avoid meats, smoking and alcoholic drinks.

    Wifi and electricity facilities on Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    The wifi and electricity facilities are provide in most of the teahouses. You can use the wifi and charge your electronic devices with extra costs. The internet at higher altitudes is not strong and reliable.

    Availability of ATMs during the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    There are no ATMs on the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking trails. They do not have any e-banking or card swipe facilities. The last time to use the ATM before the trek is in Kathmandu so we recommend you to carry enough cash for the trek. You should only carry Nepalese rupees as they do not accept money other than Nepalese rupees.

    Difficulty level of Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    The Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is an easy/ moderate level of trek. People with normal physical fitness and strong dedication can easily complete the trek. The trek involves long climbs, rocky paths and forests. The trek is also suitable for the beginners. You don’t need previous trekking experience for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek.

    Guides and Porters for Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    Welcome Nepal treks provide you well experienced and professional trekking guides for your Langtang Gosainkunda trekking. They will guarantee your comfort, safety and security throughout the trek. The guides know the best routes, teahouses which will be a great advantage in the trek. We can also manage the porters for your trek if you need one. They will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. With the presence of professional and experienced guides your trek becomes much easier, safer and enjoyable.

    Travel insurance for Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend for the trekkers to have travel insurance while doing the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking in Nepal. Sometimes unpredictable incident might occur while trekking. In that case having travel insurance will make you feel secured. The travel insurance must cover all medical expenses and emergency helicopter evacuation.

    Tipping in Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

    The tipping is not mandatory but expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. The guides and porters put their all the effort in making your trekking journey, comfortable and memorable. If you liked their services then you can reward them with small amount of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. Overall the tipping during the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking completely depends on your wish and choice.

    Why to do Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal?

    The Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking package is a very popular and mesmerizing trekking trail of Langtang region. The trek is spectacular that takes you through stunning mountains, forests, waterfall, streams, lakes and beautiful traditional villages. The trek offers beautiful opportunity of visiting Langtang national park where one can explore different animals, birds and plants. The main highlight of the trek is witnessing a very beautiful Gosainkunda lake. The people of this region and their cultures and lifestyles are great to be part of. If you want to spend your holiday by relaxing in a peaceful nature in the Himalayas then you should plan for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal.

    Why to book Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks?

    Welcome Nepal Treks is a well organized local tours and trekking agency in Nepal. We organize the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking at the best price with high quality services. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. Our client’s safety and happiness is our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. We serve our customers with the best services and hospitality.