March to May & September to Dicember
4610m/ Lauribina Pass
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Private Vehicle/Public Bus
Syabrubensi - Langtang Village-Kyanjn gompa-Gosainkunda Lake- Chisapani
- Enjoy peaceful trekking on the less crowded yet exciting trekking route in Nepal.
- Get insight into the rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the warm and welcoming Tamang community.
- Explore the pristine Langtang National Park, which showcases incredible biodiversity. Encounter a variety of flora and fauna in this protected area.
- Visit the historic Buddhist Monastery Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa nestled in the heart of the Langtang Valley.
- Explore Kyanjin Ri, /Tsergo Ri, /Langshisha Kharka, which also presents breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang ranges.
- Witness the holy lake - Gosaikunda Lake, and other surrounding lakes.
|Person(s)||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||USD 945.00|
|2 Paxes||USD 745.00|
|3 Paxes||USD 715.00|
|4 - 6 Paxes||USD 695.00|
|7 - 12 Paxes||USD 675.00|
|13 - 18 Paxes||USD 645.00|
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek 13 Days Program
Deep within the majestic Himalayan range lies a hidden gem, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, an adventurous journey for the trekking enthusiast who is looking for peaceful trekking. This tranquil trek is a perfect choice for those seeking a less crowded alternative to popular treks like Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The peaceful Langtang Gosaikunda trek route takes you on a journey with the perfect blend of nature and culture as it passes through exceptional natural landmarks and cultural settlements to visit the holy Gosaikunda.
At Hillary Step Treks, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary offers a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the splendors of Langtang National Park, where lush forests, gushing rivers, and rugged peaks create an awe-inspiring backdrop. The National Park is home to some incredible animals including Musk Deer, Red Pandas, Pikas, Monkeys, and the national bird “Danfe”. To further please your nature-loving soul, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers breathtaking vistas of the majestic Langtang mountain ranges from picturesque Kyanjin Ri, Langshisha Kharkha, or Tsergo Ri.
One of the other highlights of the Gosaikunda trek is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Tamang culture, tradition, and lifestyle. As you walk on the picturesque trails, you will encounter friendly locals who are happy to share their unique customs and practices. This adds authenticity to your memorable trekking experience.
Therefore, Langtang Gosaikunda 13 days trek package by Hillary Step Treks is a remarkable adventure that combines the tranquility of nature, the richness of culture, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. The trek is perfect for those who are looking to immerse in the captivating wonders of Nepal’s mountainous landscapes.
Just so you know, you require 2 different permits before embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. These two Langtang Gosaikunda trek permits include Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card. For the insights on the budget factor, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek cost with Hillary step treks varies for group travelers and individual travelers. On average, the cost ranges from USD 645 to USD 945 per person. if you have only a Short time then, You can do 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 days journey starts in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where ancient temples, bustling markets, and a rich cultural heritage welcomes you with a warm heart. After a brief orientation on the trek, you will embark on a scenic drive to Suryabesi from Kathmandu. It is a 7 to 8 hours long drive, and the picturesque landscapes, charming hillside villages, and green hills surrounding keep you enticed throughout the drive.
With the first rays of sunlight casting a golden glow, you set off from Syabrubesi, which is also popular as the gateway to the Langtang National Park. The trail takes you through the blooming rhododendrons and lush forests as you cross a bridge over Langtang Khola (River). Walking on plain and rugged trails surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, you will pass many villages including Mundu, and Gumna Chowk to arrive at the Lama Hotel.
Leaving Lama Hotel behind in the early morning, the third day of our Langtang Gosaikunda trek 13 days journey sets you on a path that leads deeper into the Himalayan wilderness. The trekking trail gradually ascends, taking you through the enchanting forests surrounded by oak, rhododendron, maple, and hemlock. It also offers glimpses of the towering peak including Mt. Langtang Lirung. On the way, you will also cross several Tamang villages including Ghode Tabela, Thyangsyap, Thomna, and Buddhist Monastery before arriving at the beautiful Langtang village. In this alluring village, you get to learn and enjoy the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Tamang people.
In the evening, you will relish local cuisine before resting your eyes for the day. Stay overnight at Langtang village.
Today, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek route takes you to the mystical Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Langtang region. In the early morning, you will wave goodbye to Langtang village and begin walking on the rugged trail, surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine landscapes. On the way, you will enjoy passing through the largest mani wall made up of prayer wheels, stones, water mills, chortens, stones, and holy engraved rocks before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin Gumpa, you will walk further on flat, descending, and ascending trails to reach Kyangjun village, where you will stay overnight.
Today marks a well-deserved rest day on our Langtang Gosaikunda trek 13 days journey. Kyanjin is a perfect place for acclimatization for your body to adapt to the higher altitudes. After relishing breakfast, you will explore the culturally beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. Awakening to the crisp mountain air and breathtaking views, the ancient paintings are the highlights of this Gompa along with the artistic surroundings.
In the region, you can visit the nearby cheese factory. As you step inside, freshly crafted cheese greets you with a delightful aroma. You will witness the traditional cheese-making process where skilled artists transform the milk from the Himalayan region into delicious dairy products.
After exploring the cheese factory, you can choose to explore Lanhiska Kharka, Tsergo Ri, or Kyanjin Ri. These breathtaking whereabouts present you with a stunning view of towering mountains, frozen lakes, and attractive valleys. After enjoying the charming nature there, you will descend back to the teahouse at Kyanjin.
Stay Overnight at Kyanjin.
Leaving behind the majestic Kyanjin, today, Langtang Gosaikunda trek route descent towards Lama Hotel. The trail winds its way through alpine meadows, offering glimpses of grazing yaks and the vibrant flora that adorns the hillsides. You will take a relaxed walk downhill while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the surrounding with the magnificent vistas of snow-capped mountains.
Stay overnight at the Lama Hotel.
Waking up early in the morning, you will continue the trek on the descending trails toward Pairo. Here, you will cross a river and embark on the ascending trails uphill to arrive at Thulo Syabru. The peaceful trail includes breathtaking sceneries of nature and charming Tamang villages. Additionally, the stunning views of the Langtang range also add to the beauty on your trails towards Thulo Syabru.
Stay overnight at Thulo Syabru.
Leaving behind the comforts of Thulo Syabru on our Langtang Gosaikunda trek 13 days journey, you will begin to ascend towards higher altitudes. On the ascending route, the trail passes through Foprang Danda and Durdagang villages as you make your way through beautiful hemlock, rhododendron, and oak forests. An exceptional view of snow-capped peaks such as Ganesh Himal and Langtang follows you on the route to arrive at the beautiful Buddhist monastery Shin Gompa. Here, you can also visit a cheese factory if you wish to taste fresh cheese. From Shin Gompa, climbing further will take you to Cholangpati, our destination for the day.
Today, the Langtang Gosaikunda trek route takes you to the sacred and serene Gosaikunda Lake. Leaving behind the tranquility of Cholangpati, you will follow a trail that takes you higher into the rugged wilderness. The trek passes through the rocky terrain as you pass through a sanctuary for the endangered Red Panda. While walking forward, you will find the occasional steep ascents that may challenge your endurance. However, the spectacular views of astonishing snow-capped mountains such as Ganesh, Manaslu, and Langtang overweigh the challenges on the route. You can stop at Lauribina to admire the Himalayan views while giving some rest to your legs.
From Lauribina, the trekking trail passes through several small streams and pasturelands before arriving at Gosaikunda Lake. The lake is sacred and has significant importance for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. It is believed that Gosaikunda Lake was formed through Lord Shiva’s Trishul to quench his thirst.
Besides Gosaikunda Lake, the region also includes several other beautiful lakes such as Amar Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Dudh Kunda, and Bhairav Kunda. Witnessing the beautiful scenery of the Gosaikunda Lake and surrounding lakes with a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains is a heavenly experience.
After exploring the scenic natural beauty surrounding the Gosaikunda, you will return to the hotel to stay overnight.
On the 10th day of our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek itinerary, you will trek back to Gopte waving farewell to the sacred shores of Gosaikunda Lake. Crossing 3 small lakes, the trail leads you on a challenging ascent toward the rugged Lauribina Pass. Here, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu from the top. Afterward, you will slowly embark on the descending trails to reach Gopte.
Stay overnight at Gopte.
Today, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek route takes you from the enchanting village of Gopte to the scenic hamlet of Kutumsang, nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Langtang region.
You will lace up your boots in the early morning to embark on a comfortable downhill trek walking through verdant forest and enjoying the fresh air. The trail presents breathtaking views of Shisha Pangma and Dorje Lakpa mountains on the way to Magin Goth. Magin Goth holds spiritual significance for the local Tamang community. This sacred spot, adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, invites you to pause and connect with the spiritual energy that permeates the air. From here, walking further on the scenic trail will lead you toward Kutumsang, a charming village that presents the rusting charm of the Langtang region.
Stay overnight at Kutumsang village.
Today, the trekking trails take you toward Chisapanu from Kutumsang village. The trekking trails include abundant natural beauties including charming views of green hills and forests. You will also pass through several local settlements on the route as you walk on descending and ascending trails to reach Chisapani. “Chisapani” means cold water, so you can expect the weather to be cold here.
As you arrive at Chisapani, you can witness the spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu from the hilltop while enjoying the surrounding greenery and natural beauty. Stay overnight at a hotel in Chisapani.
Today marks the last day for our Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary. You will trek towards Sundarijal from Chisapani on a relatively easier trek than the previous days. The descending trail passes through lush green forests with an opportunity to admire the beauty of surrounding nature. On the forest road, the chirping of birds keeps you enticed and entertained throughout. Additionally, you will also pass through several alluring villages to reach Sundarijal.
From Sundarijal, you will return to Kathmandu on a private cab or local bus. The rest of the day is for relaxation in a hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy the nightlife and stay overnight at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
- 12 nights Standard Accommodation during the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Six nights Attached bathroom with Hotel Shower at Syabrubensi, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa(2 nights) Thulo Syabru & Chisapani . Six nights Common mountain standard at Lama Hotel(2 nights ) Cholangpani, Gosainkunda, Gopte, Kutumsang.
- All the mountain standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner /the main course) while on the trek
- Both way Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by Public transportation and Chisapani to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
- Langtang National park permit Fees
- Trekker's information management system (TIMS) cards fees
- Shivapuri National Park Fees
- Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
- Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation etc.
- Sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking Map
- First aid kit
- Water purification tablets for drinking water
- Cookies & seasonal fruits Everyday
- All government, Local Taxes, and official expenses
Accommodation in the Lantang and Gosaikunda Trek is normally in the teahouses/guesthouses. Single rooms with attached bathrooms are easily available there in lower elevations. As you go higher, twin sharing rooms and sharing of bathrooms must be done. Please check the availability of electric outlets, a hot shower, and a bucket of hot water before booking a room.
Meals in Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek
Meals in Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek are simple and healthy. The main staple diet is Nepali “Dal Bhat” which provides energy to the trekkers. The basic meals are prepared on your demand and in some places you may get simple international cuisine too. You cannot find a variety of meals but the meals you get during the trek are best suited for trekking.
Bottled waters are used for drinking. It may cost from $1-3 as you go higher. It is better to carry your water bottle and refill the water at your teahouses or from the purchased mineral water. You can also ask for boiled water paying some charges at your teahouse. It is good to carry water purifying solutions for better and easy water treatment.
Phone networks are stable throughout the journey. Only in a few places like the Lama Hotel and uphill to the Gosaikunda Lake, the networks are not stable. You can buy a Sim Card in Kathmandu. You can use mobile data via Sim Card and use the internet facility.
Internet Connectivity on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The internet connectivity in the mountains is unstable. The connections are stable in the lower elevations and as we got higher the connections might get lost or become unstable. But you need not worry about communicating with your family and friends as you can use mobile data via Sim Card.
Reaching the starting point of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Syabrubesi is a beautiful village that lies on the banks of the Trishuli River and bottom of a hill. A famous gateway to the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek and Tamang Heritage Trail. A long 7/8 hour drive on a local bus or 5/6 hour drive on a private vehicle on rugged, gravel, and the single-lane road to reach Syabrubesi. Enjoy the ride admiring the beautiful sceneries on the way.
Permits for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Permits are compulsory requirements for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking. There are mainly three types of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) cards which are green, blue, and pink colors. Green is for individual trekkers costing $20. Blue is for organized group trekkers costing $10. The Pink card costs $6 which is for SAARC nationals.
Langtang National Park Permit is also essential in this trek. It costs $15 for SAARC nationals and $30 for other travelers. You can get these permits from Nepal Tourism Board.
Travel Insurance is a safety net against the risk of unexpected environments. Thus, it is essential for all travelers/trekkers. It safeguards against travel-related expenses including your medical expenses. Ensure that your travel insurance covers an altitude above 4000 meters. Medical extremities, luggage loss, theft, flight cancellations, etc. must be covered. Be sure to get appropriate travel insurance before your travel.
How tough is Langtang Gosaikunda Trek for trekkers having various experience levels?
Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek is moderately difficult. You require to ascend, descend, and walk on steep elevations through rough, gravel lands. Anyone with good physical fitness and strong willpower can complete this trek. A first-time trekker can also complete this trek. But before that, trekkers must practice hiking with a backpack consisting of many ascends and descends on rough surfaces.
Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization
Trekkers commonly suffer altitude sickness in the mountains over 3000 meters elevation. As multiples ascend and descend during the trek weakening their body, an acclimatization stopover is cleverly planned at Kyanjin village. Headache, nausea, breathlessness, vomiting, and in extreme cases hallucinations and unconsciousness are primary symptoms of altitude sickness. Although a few percent of trekkers suffer, a proper caution can let you be safe here. Be sure to inform your guides if you have any of the primary symptoms. Some key points to avoid altitude sickness are:
- Do warm-up hikes and stretching before starting the journey for the day.
- Drink an adequate amount of water. Keep rehydrating at regular intervals. It is best to drink a liter every hour you've walked then. Set yourself to urinate further throughout the day and night.
- Get plenty of rest & sleep. Don't push yourself too much while walking. The key is to ascend slowly and gradually. You should trek slowly and gradually.
- You need to have an applicable balanced diet throughout the journey. Avoid too-much salty food and alcohol throughout the trek.
- If necessary take the capsules for Altitude sickness by consulting with your guide. If you feel too uncomfortable descend immediately.
Best time to visit Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
All seasons are suitable to visit Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Different seasons provide you with a different trekking experience. Nonetheless, langtang gosaikunda trek best seasons for trekking are spring (mid-March-April-May) and autumn (mid-September-October-November). The clear weather, fully-functioned teahouses, better roads (than in rainy and winter seasons), and plenty of daylight make your trekking memorable. The availability of off-season trekking for experienced trekkers. You are requested to do systematic planning and medications while trying to accomplish the trek.
Equipment checklist for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Trekking in the lap of mountains is a lifetime experience and all want it to be memorable, adventurous, and hassle-free. A proper equipment checklist must be done before commencing the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Thus, our HST representative provides you with the necessary equipment checklist and mostly preferred lightweight and they are mentioned below:
Upper Body: -
- A long-sleeve thermal base layer
- Trekking shirt
- Insulation layer
- fleece jacket
- Warm Down Jacket
- waterproof jacket
- T-Shirt lightweight
- Beanie and ear warmers
- Sunhat & Scarf
- Headlights with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Dust Masks
- Lip Balm
- Face /Body wipe
legs & Boots:-
- Trekking Pants two pairs
- waterproof jacket
- Trekking boots
- Sport Shoes
- Crampons (If snow or Ice)
- Thermal Leggins
- Underwear & thick Socks
- Trekking pole
- Sleeping bag
- Water bottle
- Backpack or Day pack
- Quick drying towel
- Toilet paper
- Small mirror
- Nail cutter
- Power bank
- Extra batteries for the Camera
- Diary & Pen
- Extra Passport copy and Photos
- Firsts Aid Kits
above list can be customized as per the seasons and necessity of the trekkers.
Tipping in Nepal
All our tour operators are members of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal registered under the Nepal government. You may wish to tip the guides and porters for their service during the trek. Tipping is your personal choice and you may tip about 10% of the trekking cost or more than that.
Benefits of Choosing Hillary Step Treks (HST)
- Our experienced team of over one decade has accomplished treks in Langtang Gosaikunda Treks and other treks too.
- Our guides are fluent in English, and Nepali dialects. They know the terrain, culture, people, and the Langtang region through & through.
- HST provides you with the best value services for your money. No hidden cost, every step with HST is transparent and clear. We value our clients over profit any day.
- Your safety is the top priority while trekking with the HST team. Thus, in case of an emergency first-aid kit or provision of rescue teams as a requirement.
- We are a government-registered company providing you with real care services at the best reasonable rate.
- Our company also has 70% repetitive clients over the years which shows their trust in us.
- We go the extra mile to assure you of a complete trekking experience in Nepal. HST is your ideal choice for trekking in Nepal.
FAQs of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
1 Can I withdraw or exchange money during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
In Syabrubesi, you can withdraw money from an ATM. However, we suggest you carry cash from Kathmandu for your extra expenses.
2, What is the Luggage limit for Porter to carry?
Hillary Step Treks will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry a combined 20 Kg of Luggage (10Kg for each trekker)
3, Can I take a Private Vehicle to Travel to Syabrubensi instead of riding a public bus?
Yes, you can take Private Vehicles to travel to Syabrubesi at an extra cost. Private vehicles add to hassle-free travel.
4, Can I hire or buy a sleeping bag and Down Jacket in Kathmandu?
Yes, you can hire a Sleeping bag and down jacket in Kathmandu. They charge around RS 150-200 per piece per day. And You also can buy it if you need a fresh one.
5, What permit is required for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
There are 3 permits required for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. Langtang National Park permits fees, Shivapuri National Park fees, and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
6, How long does it take to reach Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?
Generally, it takes 13 Days to reach the trek from Kathmandu. However, it also depends on which route you choose.
7, Do guides and Porters have Insurance?
Yes, all the guides and porters from Hillary Step Treks are covered by the insurance. In addition, we also cover the costs for their accommodation, meals, salary, and equipment during the trek.
8,Do I need Crampons in Gosaikunda Pass?
We suggest carrying crampons with you. It helps in the case of snowy or icy trekking trails.
9, What is the Tipping culture like in Nepal?
All our tour operators are a member of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal registered under the Nepal Government. You may wish to tip the guides and porters for their service during the trek. Tipping is your personal choice and you may tip about 10% of the trekking cost or more than that.
10, What documents do I need for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
You need to submit the following documents by WhatsApp or Email after the advance deposit.
- A Copy of Passport copy
- P.P size Photos
- Flight details (Arriving and Departure date)
- Travel insurance which should include emergency evacuation
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