Langtang Gosaikunda Trek – 15 Days

€ 1050


Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek get on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dhunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert back on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Down hereabouts, the mountains reach towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver-grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wildflowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colourful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike past a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hour’s scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used in this area, it’s just ‘you, me & the mountains” for a time out in the wilderness down here.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Real Travel Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader.

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full day guided tour to the historic Durbar Square, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath), in the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Overnight at hotel, included meal: (B)

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,410m) 145km/ 8 hours drive.

After breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on a north-western highway through scenic foothill, picturesque landscapes, terraced fields and rustic villages, en route we will have magnificent views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We take Lunch at the Trisuli Bazaar and continuing further to Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. The journey will take us 7-8 hours. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 04: Trek Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Today’s trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follow the Langtang Khola River, we gradually climb to through the dense forests, passing through the landslide area to reach bamboo village (1,850m) where we stop for the lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen bird’s life around the bushes. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek.

The trail leads us through rhododendron and pine forest towards Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse stable where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages, Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek.

The trail leads us through rhododendron and pine forest towards Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse stable where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages, Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 06: Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.

After breakfast, we start our trek and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest Mani wall, made from stone with prayers written on them. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 07: Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.

This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5 hours trek.

The trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junipers forests. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 09: Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek

We take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of our trek we will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda (4,460m.) 6 hours trek.

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkunda. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 11: Trek Gosainkunda – Laurebinayak Pass (4,610m.) – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6 hours trek.

The trail leaves Gosainkunda and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610 meters), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Ghopte. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 12: Trek Ghopte – Kutumsang (2,446m.) 6 hours trek.

We continuing through the coniferous forest, after two hours we reach to Thadepati. The trail then gradually descends through the forest for about four more hours to reach Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 13: Trek Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,300m.) 6 hours trek.

The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. And again trail ascent until Thodang Betini and we continue trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and exploring a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 14: Trek Chisopani – Sundarijal (850m) – drive to Kathmandu & we go for farewell dinner in the evening.

Today we walk down to Sundarijal passing through many villages, and we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about one hour .Your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local belles. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the Volunteer Society Nepal. Overnight at hotel (B. D)

Day 15: Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are doubly sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Bon Voyage!! & take care!!! (B)

If the above mentioned itinerary does not meet your requirements, please feel free to make your own, we are happy to create personalized travel plans tailored to your preferences and specifications.


Do I need a permit to trek the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Yes, trekkers need the following permits:

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) card

How long does the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek take?

The trek typically takes around 12 to 15 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trekker.

What is the best time to trek the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

The best times to trek are during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. These periods offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and vibrant landscapes.

What is the difficulty level of the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

The Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves some steep ascents and descents but does not reach extremely high altitudes compared to other treks in Nepal.

What kind of accommodation is available in the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Accommodation options include tea houses and lodges along the route. These provide basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and sometimes hot showers.

How do I get to the starting point of the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

The trek usually starts from Syabrubesi, we will travel by bus from Kathmandu. The journey takes around 7-8 hours.

Is there internet access on the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Internet access is limited along the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek. Some tea houses may offer Wi-Fi, but the connection can be slow and unreliable.

Is the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek safe?

The Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek is generally safe, but trekkers should be cautious of weather changes, trail conditions, and altitude-related risks. Following safety guidelines, staying informed, and having appropriate gear are essential.

What should I pack for the trek?

Essential items include:

  • Comfortable trekking boots
  • Lightweight and warm clothing layers
  • Rain gear (depending on the season)
  • Sleeping bag (for tea house stays)
  • Trekking poles
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Personal toiletries

Can I do the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek as part of a group?

Certainly! We regularly organize group treks to Langtang and Gosaikunda. You’re more than welcome to join us for this adventure.

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    The Trip Cost Includes

    • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)

    • Transportation to and from!!

    • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels.

    • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip

    • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)

    • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)

    • All the required permits and paperwork

    The Trip Cost Excludes

    • International Airfare

    • Visa Charges

    • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)

    • Your travel and medical insurance

    • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc

    • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu

    • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency

    • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.