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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Cost: 0

Activities: Sightseeing, Pilgrim visit and Trekking

Trip duration: 15 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard in Kathmandu with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car

Maximum Altitude: 5050 m

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Group size: 1-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map

Gosainkunda lake is located in Langtang national park and trekking moves to the higher elevation of glacier fresh water lake of Gosainkunda (4380 m). Gosainkunda regards as holiest site for Hindus and Buddhist, in addition named as Ramsar site since 2007 which is important as a wetland. This trek falls to the Langtang national park and considered as sacred place on earth which beholds stunning view of Himalayas Manaslu region, Langtang region and mountain from Tibetan territory.  Globetrotter can visit 3 lake of Gosainkunda, Bhairav kunda Swarswati kunda. 

Langtang Gosainkunda trekking also known as frozen lake by some of international trekkers. Trekking to Gosainkunda lake is one of the fascinating destination to visit because trajectory encounters Tamang traditional village and majestic view of mountains. The trail follows the dense forest, villages, ridges, ravines and suspension bridge. It is the perfect blend of traditional culture, legends myth and desire to mountains for those do not want trek in high altitude.  Lord Shiva molded Gosainkunda by his trident after getting thirsty, this is how the lake was formed, according to the mythology.

This trekking encounter the mighty Langtang valley which explore the region most visiting points. It improvise the strength to explore by mighty natural beauty. Langtang region takes you to the less crowded off the beaten route with experience guide. Gosainkunda Langtang valley trek is perfect for those who have limited timeframe for holidays!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,610 m).~145 km, 7-8 hours

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village (3,541 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3,900 m).~ 3 hours

Day 06: Hike up to Chorkari Ri (5,050 m) and trek back to Kyanjing Gompa.~ 5-6 hours

Day 07: Trek down to Lama Hotel (2,480 m).~ 6-7 hours 

Day 08: Trek to Thulo Saybru (2,200 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (3,200 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,380 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 11: Trek through Laurebina Pass (4,600 m) down to Gopte (3,420 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang (2,540 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 13: Trek to Chisapani (2,100 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ Trek for 4 hours, drive 45 minutes

Day 15: Departure day

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us for your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from Tribhuvan international airport to our hotel. After getting rest and refreshed we will arrange you typical Nepal dinner with cultural dances and rest overnight.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,610 m).
We drive for 7hours following the fast flowing Trishuli from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m) by Bus. We will take lunch in Trishuli and drive to Syabrubesi. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 03: Trek Sayabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480 m).
Today we trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480 m.) walking for 5-6 hours. We ascend gradually following Langtang River, crossing suspension bridge, dense pine and oak forest, passing different villages experiencing their lifestyle and culture we will be in lama hotel (2470 m) and rest overnight.Rest overnight.

Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541 m).
Today we trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541 m.) walking for 5 hours. Trail gradually moves through the hemlock, pine and rhododendron forest to reach beautiful village Ghodatabela. Next we trek Langtang village through forest of pine and rhododendron with the view of Langtang lirung, and naya kang and few walk will lead us to cultural village Langtang. We explore village and rest overnight.

Day 05: Trek Langtang village to kyanjing gompa (3,900 m).
Today we trek from Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3,900 m.) walking for 2-3hours. Today we trek for short time through the important place. Some ascend and descend we will reach Mani wall (biggest mani wall in Nepal) and yak posture. This is a Trans Himalayan route from ancient period. Explore around Kyanjing gompa and rest overnight.

Day 06: Hike for Chorkari RI (5,050 m) and back to Kyanjing gompa.
We hike up to Chorkari RI (5050m) and then trek back to Kyanjing Gompa. Today we walk for 5-6 hours ascends to 5,050 m high Chorkari RI to see the magical view of Langtang Lirung, Yala peak, Naya kang, and Shihia pangama. After spending some memorable moment we will trek back to Kyanjing gompa for rest and overnight.

Day 07: Trek down to Lama Hotel (2,480 m).
Today we trek down to Lama Hotel (2,480 m.) walking for 6 hours. We start our trail through Langtang village, Ghodatabela, dense forest of pine, rhododendron and bamboo. We walk along the Langtang River and cross several suspension bridges to reach Lama Hotel and rest overnight.

Day 08: Trek lama hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200 m).
Today we trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200 m.) walking for 5-6hours.  Gradually trail moves to Pairo and ascend with the view of Ganesh himal and cross south side of river above bamboo. Next  trail turns south and trek up to U Kyang to reach Thulo syabru. Explore the village and rest overnight.

Day 09: Trek Thulo syabru to Sing Gompa(3,200 m).
Today we trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3580 m.) walking for 5 hours. We start trekking with spectacular view of Ganesh himal to tha north east and Langtang ranges to the north. Zigzags path to the up lead us potato field and fallow the path to reach Dursagang . After Dursagang  trail climb up through hemlock and oak forest and open pasture on a ridge to Phoprang Danda.  Next final ridge lead us to Chandan bari and Sing Gmpa (here is a cheese factory). Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,380 m).
Today we trek from Sing Gompa all the way to sacred Gosainkunda (4,380 m.) walking for 5-6 hours. Trail ascends from rhododendron forest with the magnificent view of Ganesh himal, Langtang ranges and langtang valley. Route leads us to preservation area for Red Panda. Tree line of north forest is replaced by scrub vegetation.  Next we will be laure Binayak  here we can get breathtaking view of far Annapurna range, Manaslu, Langtang range and some mountains of Tibet boarder . From here trail climbs to ridge pass water fall of Swarswati kunda and get view of second Vairabi kunda, Gosai kunda lies northwest. Here several semi frozen lakes are located to the south. Take magnificent snaps and rest overnight.

Day 11: Trek through Laurebina pass (4,600 m) to Gopte (3,420 m).
Today early in the morning we Cross over the Laurebina pass (4,600 m.) and then descend to Gopte (3,420 m.) walking for 6-7 hours. We have to pass through 4 more lakes and summit to Laurebina pass; here we can get magical view of Sura kunda and surrounded country side is splendid.  After this view trail descends to high camp before dropping down central valley Phedi. After Phedi trail becomes rocky and climb ups and down to several ridges. Next we descend to rhododendron and pine forest beneath the cliff of Thara Danda and we will be Gopte which lies on a ridge.Rest overnight.

Day 12: Trek Gopte to Kutumsang (2,540 m).
Today we trek from Gopte to Kutumsang (2,540 m) walking for 5-6 hours. Trail continues to rocky ravines and ascending high windy ridge to the Tharepati. From here trail descend to steeply way through rhododendron forest. After crossing the forest we climb to Mira Danda; here we can get the view of langtang peaks to the north and we cross another valley lead us Bhangyang for last peak view. Trail passes waterfalls and ridge down through rhododendron and fir forest and farmland and we will be in Kutumsang. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 13: Trek Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,100 m).
We trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,110 m) walking for 6 hours. Trail climb cliff on the Tamang village Galphu on a ridge and moves to Thotang and Lapche Danda, from here we can get the view of Helambu to the south from high ridge. Next we drop forest and field to the village Chiplung. Next undulates over lower ridge before climbing to Chisapani; from here we can see the view of mountains. Rest overnight.

Day 14: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal and then drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Today we trek 4hours from Chisapani to Sundari jal and then drive back to Kathmandu.  Our trail moves through Shivapuri national, several villages and we will be in Sundarijal. Next, we drive half hour to reach Kathmandu. There will be the celebration on your last night of your trip and rest overnight.

Day 15: Final departure.
Today early in the morning after breakfast Yarsa treks will transfer you to the airport for your safe departure. There will be the farewell program before your departure.

Cost Include:

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • All accommodation with breakfast at Tourist standard HOTEL in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fee and tourist charge and National Park Permits fee throughout the trek.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All national transportation fee.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Extra food and beverage charge.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Emergency rescue charge.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

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