Langtang Gosainkunda Trek- 14 days

Highlight of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

  • Visit Gosainkunda Lake-Hindu’s and Buddhist most excellent pilgrim site
  • Witness over dozens of mountain peaks in the Langtang region of Nepal
  • Understand the great Buddhist culture and history of Langtang
  • Explore a unique Himalayan landscape, incredible bio-diversity, and unique wild-life of Nepal

Overview

Who doesn’t love an amalgamation of easy but naturally and culturally delightful trek within a short time? If you are looking for the best tours to the beautiful pristine lake, scenic mountains, unique landscape, and culturally blessed villages, this Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is just your type. Get ready to have an excellent memory. 

This Langtang Gosainkunda Trek has been underrated for a century. This is a beautiful tea house trekking experience close to the capital to Gosainkunda, a holy lake for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage. Over centuries, Nepalese people have set an arduous journey to this sacred lake, and now it’s open to the public. In August, during Janai Purnima, thousands of people are praying here. Besides the lake, you get to walk via the village of Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa for a deep insight into the Tibetan Buddhist culture. 

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek begins with a drive to the north of the capital i.e., Syabru Besi village. From here, we get to the Lama Hotel and Mundu before climbing to Kyanjin Gompa. After a day here, we get back to Syabru Bensi and then climb to Sing Gompa. Finally, we get to the beautiful settings of Gosainkunda Lake before getting back to Kathmandu. 

Things to see

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

We witness over a dozen mountain peaks during the trek, including Langtang Ri, Langsisa, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, Ganjala Peak, and more. Next, we will also witness an incredible bio-diversity of sub-tropical and arid vegetation within a diverse landscape. The wild animals in the region make your tour even more enjoyable. Also, we will see the monasteries, stupas, mani walls, rotating wheels, and a lot of Buddhist cultural events. And obviously, Gosainkunda lake. 

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival

Altitude: 1400 meters 

After the customs formalities, we get you to the hotel. The short-30mins ride in Kathmandu’s best market will be fun. After the rest, the guide helps you pack the bag and get some trekking essentials. And then, you will be guided to a farewell dinner. Here, we discuss our plans for the next 14 days. 

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Syabru Besi 

Altitude: 1,600 meters 

Walking time: 7-8 hours

Now, it’s time to head towards the Mountains. So, an early morning ride takes us along the hilly winding road of Nepal. Beyond many small settlements, rivers, and waterfalls, we get to Syabru Besi. Here, you get to live a day in a local hotel and get ready for a fantastic journey ahead. 

Overnight in Syabru Besi

Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel 

Altitude: 2,470 meters 

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Duration: 10.9kms

Our initial trekking journey begins from Syabru Besi. In the morning, we walk to a bridge over the Langtang River. Then, we pass via the sub-tropical forest of Rhododendron, Pine, and Bamboo. Climbing slowly above the river, our days end at the Lama Hotel. 

Overnight in Lama Hotel

Day 4: Trek to Langtang Village 

Langtang Village

Altitude: 3,430 meters 

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Duration: 14.8 km

This is a short and exciting walk to the Langtang Village. Walking with stunning Mt. Langtang Lirung before us, we first get to Ghora Tabela. Entering the Langtang National Park, we witness more amuses of Langtang. However, as we enter the Langtang Village, the impact of the 2015 earthquake will be visible.

Overnight in Langtang Village

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 

Altitude: 3,870 meters 

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Duration: 6.8 km

Today, we walk via many villages, yak pastures, and streams to Kyanjin Gompa. This white-washed old monastery of Langtang holds great significance to the people of Langtang. From then, we walk to Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa.

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 6: Rest day and hike to Tserko Ri 

Altitude: 5,000m

Our plan for the day is to hike up to Tserko Ri in the morning. This hilltop lies at 5000 meters above sea level, and the sunrise from the top looks mesmerizing. It’s also the best viewpoint for the panorama of Langtang Himal. In the evening, we explore the Kyanjin Gompa and learn more about Buddhist culture.

Overnight to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 7: Trek to Lama Hotel 

Altitude: 3,430 meters 

Walking time: 6 hours

Duration: 21.6 km

So, now we plan to trace the same route back to Lama Hotel. On the way down, we might spot some wild animals and birds. First, we get to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela. We reach Lama Hotel by night and stop here. 

Overnight in Lama Hotel

Day 8: Trek to Syabru Besi 

Altitude: 2,230 meters 

Walking time: 6-7 hours

Duration: 13.1 km

On the 8th day also, we trace the same route from the Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi. Along with some fantastic landscapes, we also see more of Tamang cultural heritages and traditions in the village. 

Overnight in Syabru Besi

Day 9: Trek to Sing Gompa 

Altitude: 3,330 meters 

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Duration: 6.8 km

Now onwards, the journey continues on a different trail to Gosainkunda. From Thulo Syabru Besi, we first reach Dursagang and then to Phoparng Danda. As Ganesh Himal appears magnificent before us, we walk for a few more hours to Sing Gompa. In the village, we will have some Buddhist heritages and a local cheese factory to visit.

Overnight in Sing Gompa

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Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake

Gosaikunda Hike
Gosaikunda Hike

Altitude: 4,460 meters 

Walking time: 4-6 rs

Duration: 11.2 km

Get excited for the incredible journey of your life. As we walk above Lauri Binayak, we can witness a significant change in the landscape. Seeing the view of Langtang Lirung beyond the valley, we get to the holy lake of Gosainkunda. This sacred lake created by Lord Shiva is our stop for the night.

Overnight in Gosainkunda Lake

Day 11: Trek to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari 

Altitude: 3250 meters

Walking time: 4.5 hours

In the morning, we explore the magnificent areas of Gosainkunda Lake. After breakfast, we then walk to Lauri Banayak before getting to Sing Gompa. Or we can also stop at Chandan Bari if you want a different stop. 

Overnight in Chandan Bari or Sing Gompa 

Day 12: Trek to Dhunche

Altitude: 2,030 meters 

Walking time: 6 hours

This is your last day for the trek. Walking beyond the forest, we witness more langur monkeys and Himalayan animals. First, we get to Sing Gompa Stream and cross it on a suspension bridge. Then, we hike to the village of Dhunche, where we stop at the tea house for one last time. 

Overnight in Dhunche

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400 meters

Driving time: 7 to 8 hours

The drive to Kathmandu starts in the early morning. Driving via many terraces, streams, and rivers, we get to witness the best of Nepal. Back to the hotel, you will have some time for the souvenir shopping. Then, you will all gather for a farewell dinner, sharing beautiful memories of the trip.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure

Now, it’s time to get back to the airport and catch and next plane home. So, we drive you to the airport a few hours before your scheduled time, and then you fly away with the beautiful memories of Nepal. Hope you have a great journey ahead. 

Final words, 

Well, you will obviously have a memorable journey in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. However, if you wish to make it luxurious and affordable without having to worry about permits and hotels, we are here to help you. Do contact us or leave a comment below. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek FAQ

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What is the Best time for the trek?

The government permits Langtang Gosainkunda Trek throughout the year, and the booking can be made as per your time. However, it’s recommended to pick the autumn and spring months. Summer and winter trek is also possible, but you need some preparation before the tour. The season determines Langtang Gosainkunda Trek difficulty.

What is the accommodation in the Langtang Gosainkunda area like?

The guest houses have a very basic facility and rooms are available on a sharing basis- two single beds are available in each room. The regions have plenty of hotels in Gosaikunda to accommodate the flow of tourists in the peak season. However, in the higher altitudes, the number of tea houses is minimal. It’s essential that you book all the hotels in spring or autumn. Detail of Food and accommodation in Langtang.

What kind of food do we get during Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

The tea houses along the trail have a wide range of food options. The variety for breakfast includes oat porridge, eggs, pancakes, and bread. Tibetan bread is also available and served with tea/ Juice. Dal Bhat, pasta, spaghetti, noodles, soups, and momos (local dumplings) are the popular options for dinner and lunch. Among them, most trekkers prefer the Dal Bhat with unlimited refills.

Interestingly, the menus in all guest houses along the Langtang Gosainkunda trail are similar, and the rate is the same. That’s because the tourism committee has set a standard menu and price.

What permits do you need for the Langtang Valley Trek?

Along with your visa to Nepal, two other permits for Langtang are necessary for this trip. You need a local area permit to get into the Langtang region which cost $20 and then you need a Langtang National Park permit which costs USD 30 and USD 15 for foreigners and citizens of SAARC country, respectively. Read full article for Langtang Trek Permit here.

Is there Wi-Fi/ Internet in Langtang Gosainkunda trek?

Electricity and Wi-Fi have Wi-Fi available on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek trail.

The newly built guesthouse mostly has Wi-Fi, but the owner charges you a couple of dollars. However, in the places where Wi-Fi is available, it’s precarious- you wouldn’t be able to do any work other than sending a few texts and photos. For urgent appointments, you can use the mobile network as a replacement. NCELL Sim card can be issued before the trek.

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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek- 14 days