Langtang Gosainkunda Trek- 14 days
5 USD 1365 Per Person
14 Days
Tea house
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5 to 6 hours

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 the unique Himalayan landscape, incredible bio-diversity, and unique wildlife of Nepal

Overview Gosaikunda Trek

Who doesn’t love an amalgamation of easy but naturally and culturally delightful treks 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 villages of Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa for a deep insight into the Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek begins with a drive 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 Besi and then climb to Sing Gompa. Finally, we get to the beautiful settings of Gosainkunda Lake before getting back to Kathmandu.

Things to see in Gosaikunda Trek

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 in the main highlight of the famous Gosaikunda Trek.

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Day 01: Arrival at kathmandu

Altitude: 1400 meters

After the customs formalities, we get you to the hotel. The short 30-minute 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

Accomodation : Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu

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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 03: 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.

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Overnight in Lama Hotel

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 04: 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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 05: 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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 06: 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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 07: 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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 08: 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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 09: 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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Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

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

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

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

Accomodation : Hotel

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.

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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.

useful info

Is Gosaikunda Trek difficult?

Gosaikunda is one of the short and moderate trekking zones of Nepal. While trekking on the initial 2-3 days is quite comfortable, the final climb is known to be difficult. However, this is a perfect trip for beginners who have never been to high altitudes before. Suppose you do not particularly need to worry about the difficulty of Gosaikunda. With some slight preparation, this is an easy-to-complete trek in the hills of Nepal.

For an easy trek, you can check the Langtang Valley trek only.

Is Gosaikunda Trek worth it?

A trip to the holy lake of Gosaikunda and an opportunity to witness the beautiful Himalayan range of Nepal within a minimum budget and a few hours of walking are definitely worth it. This is among the popular short treks of Nepal because of the religious values and stunning views along the way. If you are coming to Nepal for a short time, then this is an ideal trek.

What is Gosaikunda famous for?

The famous myth of the Hindu community that connects Gosaikunda to Lord Shiva makes it an important lake in Nepal. On the other hand, Buddhist followers also called it a holy lake. For more than a century, Gosaikunda has been famous as a pilgrim’s tour in Nepal, while it is currently more popular as an adventurous trekking route in Nepal.

What is the myth of Gosaikunda?

As per mythology in the Hindu scriptures, such as Ramayana, Bhagavata PuranaVishnu Purana and Mahabharata, the Gosaikunda Like was the point for Samudra manthan. It is believed that Shiva had once swallowed the poison that could have destroyed the world and thus saved mankind. After being poisoned, he was very thirsty and pierced a glacier with his trident. And this glacier is said to be Gosaikunda.

On which day do people visit Gosaikunda?

For holy purposes, the lake is visited during the time of Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima, which is often in June/ July. However, for the trek, autumn and spring months are considered to be better.

How do I reach Gosaikunda?

Gosaikunda Trek is only about six days of back-and-forth journey from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you drive to Dhunche on the first day and hike for two days to Gosaikunda. For a day, you can explore the Gosaikunda Lake, visit nearby lakes, and then start walking down on the 4th day.

However, if you are up for some adventure, you can take the long Langtang Gosaikunda trek, which takes about 15 days to complete. This way, in a single journey, you can have a very rich cultural experience, an awesome view of the mountains, and visit the holy land of Gosaikunda.

Which river is from Gosaikunda?

Trishuli River, which flows west of Kathmandu, mostly along the east-west highway, originated collectively from the Gosaikunda and Naukunda wetlands.

What is the symbol of Gosaikunda?

Gosaikunda is believed to be the symbol of lord Shiva. The large rock in the centre of the lake thus symbolises Shiva.

Which mountain can be seen from Gosaikunda?

The trip to Gosaikunda offers views such as Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Dhaulagiri. Gosaikunda lies very close to the Langtang Himalaya range, so the view of Langtang Himal from here is quite awesome.

How much does the Gosaikunda Trek cost?

The Gosaikunda trek alone costs about $500 to $700, depending upon the duration of the trek and the number of people in your group. However, our recommended trials that include Langtang and Gosaikunda in a single trip are about 14 days long and cost you about $1400. For a cheaper trek in Nepal, check mardi Himal trek

How many days is a trek to Gosaikunda?

From Kathmandu, you can trek to Gosaikunda and be back in about six days. If you want to take a few days to explore other lakes nearby Gosaikunda, you can stop for 2-3 days. However, the recommended route that includes both Gosaikunda and Langtang on the same trip is about 13 to 14 days long.

How far is Gosaikunda from Kathmandu by helicopter?

Gosaikunda is about 65 km north of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The distance from Gosaikunda to Kathmandu by helicopter is only about 20 minutes.

How far is Gosaikunda from Kathmandu by road?

Gosainkunda is only about 65 km away from Kathmandu. However there is no Road network taking you directly from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda. The nearest distance to Gosaikunda is by bus Dhunche, which is about 46 km. From here, you need to hike for about 25 km to reach Gosaikunda Lake, which usually takes about two days.

How to get Gosaikunda from Pokhara?

From Pokhara, you can get a bus to Kathmandu and then drop along the East-west highway on the place called Batase. From here, you can get a bus or a jeep to Dhunche. Then, from Dhunche you trek for 2 days along Sing Gompa to reach the Gosaikunda Lake. Instead of Gosaikunda, you can go to Kapuche Lake from Pokhara in just 3 days.

Is there snowfall in Gosaikunda?

Gosaikunda, a glacier lake at an altitude of 4,460, remains frozen from the month of November to February. Snowfall often occurs in the month of December and January only. For the remaining time of the year, there is no snow in Gosaikunda, and trekking is easier. However, if you want to trek to Gosaikunda during snowfall, you can travel any time between January and December.

Which is the shortest Gosaikunda trek?

The route from Dhunche to Sing Gompa is the shortest route to reach Gosaikunda. For a fast hiker, one half and another full day of walking from Dhuche takes you to Gosaikunda in just two days.

Which is the best month for the Gosaikunda 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 treks are also possible, but you need some preparation before the tour. The season determines Langtang Gosainkunda Trek’s difficulty.

What is the altitude of the Gosaikunda trek?

Dhunche, the starting point of this trek is at the height of 2,030 m which Gosaikunda lake is at 4,460 meters above sea level.


I recently had the privilege of embarking on a breathtaking hiking expedition in Nepal, and I can confidently say that it was an experience of a lifetime. What made this journey truly extraordinary was the exceptional guidance and expertise provided by our hiking guide, Dipak. His commitment to ensuring our safety, enhancing our understanding of the region, and creating unforgettable memories was truly unparalleled. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
From the moment we met Dipak, it was evident that he had a deep knowledge and passion for the Nepalese Himalayas. His wealth of experience shone through as he expertly navigated the trails, leading our group with confidence and skill. He effortlessly tailored the pace and difficulty of the hikes to accommodate everyone’s abilities, ensuring that each member of our group felt included and challenged in the best possible way.
One aspect that truly impressed me was the commitment to our safety. From carrying essential safety equipment to consistently checking weather conditions, Dipak left no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail and unwavering focus on ensuring our well-being gave us peace of mind throughout the entire journey. I truly appreciated his ability to strike a perfect balance between adventure and caution.
Beyond professionalism, Dipak’s genuine enthusiasm for the region and its rich cultural heritage was infectious. His deep respect for the local communities and efforts to engage us in meaningful interactions with the locals added an invaluable layer of authenticity to our experience.
In addition to his expertise and passion, Dipak’s exceptional organisational skills ensured that every logistical aspect of the trip ran smoothly. From arranging the most comfortable accommodations to coordinating meals and transportation, he handled every detail with remarkable efficiency, leaving us with nothing to worry about except immersing ourselves in the stunning beauty that surrounded us.
Finally, I must mention the unforgettable moments of natural splendour our guide helped us discover. Dipak’s intimate knowledge of the best viewpoints and hidden gems allowed us to witness Nepal’s awe-inspiring landscapes in all their glory.
In conclusion, hiking in Nepal with Dipak, and our porters, Sujan and Santos, was an absolute privilege. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine passion for the region made this adventure an experience I will cherish for a lifetime. If you’re considering a hiking expedition in Nepal and want a guide who will go above and beyond to ensure an unforgettable journey, I wholeheartedly recommend Dipak. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!
Thank you, Dipak, for sharing your remarkable knowledge, skills, and love for Nepal with us. You truly made our hiking expedition an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure.

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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.

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