Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 1,670 m to 5,050 m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 10
  • Group Size 1 - 15


Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking combines the trek to the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang with the trek to the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. We will first visit the beautiful Langtang National Park, which was established in 1976 AD, and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains from places like Kyanjin and Tserko Ri, which are located at the edge of the Nepal-Tibet border.

This Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking starts by following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu. We travel through Trisuli Bazar and Dhunche to Syabrubesi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to the Tamang village of Langtang.

A little further up the valley is Kyangin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkunda is located. Crossing the Laurebina Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang.


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle

Our trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a small village located on the outskirts of the Langtang National Park. It lies in the north of Kathmandu. We will take a bus/jeep which will travel along the banks of the Trishuli River. The river is one of the deepest rivers in Nepal. The banks of the river are marked by tall green hills of the Mahabharata Range. We will see many typical Nepali villages on the way.

We will reach halfway through the town of Battar. Battar is the administrative head of the Nuwakot district. We will rest for a while in the town. The road ahead of Battar goes through the beautiful Nepali countryside. We will see agricultural farmlands of rice, millet, barley, fruits, and vegetables on our way. We will reach Syabrubesi in the latter half of the day. We will rest at a guest house in Syabrubesi for the night.

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  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Syabru besi drive by Bus. 7 hours driving

We will start the walking part of our trek today. We will begin our trek after breakfast. We will meet the Bhote Koshi River after walking for a while from Syabrubesi. We will cross the river via a suspension bridge. The Bhote Koshi River is one of the wildest rivers of Nepal. It is a tributary of the Sapta Koshi river, which is the largest river in the country. The Bhote Koshi River thunders below the suspension bridge.

After crossing the river, we will enter the Langtang National Park. The forest is primarily dominated by Rhododendron and Bamboo. If we are lucky we can also get a glimpse of the endangered Red Panda. The forest is full of other endangered varieties of wild animals and birds. If we are traveling during spring, then we can see the entire forest turn red by the blooming Rhododendron. We will reach the Lama hotel after walking for about six hours from Syabrubesi. Lama hotel is a small teahouse located between the forest and serves as our abode for the night.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. Walking 5:30 hours.

We will take a detour today. We will go northwards towards the Langtang Village today. The village was badly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake that hit Nepal. Now the village has come back to life after rebuilding efforts by the locals. Saluting the efforts of the locals, the New York Times also placed the village and the national park among the list of 52 places you must visit in 2017.

The path towards Langtang Village goes through the scenic forest of Rhododendron. We will also see an occasional waterfall here and there in the forests. These waterfalls meet with streams at the base of the hills. As we approach Langtang village, we will see a wide valley that opens in front of us. This valley is the home to the Langtang village. We will take an evening tour of the Langtang village. We will get a glimpse into the life and culture of the local Tamang people. We will also enjoy local cuisine and music in the evening.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Lama Hotel to Langtang village. Walking 5 hours.

We will begin one of the hardest parts of our trek as we will move to the northern rim of the Langtang Valley. The region is home to one of the most beautiful monasteries of the region – the Kyanjin Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa is also one of the largest monasteries in the region. Gompa means monastery in Nepali and Tibetan languages. There is a famous local Himalayan yak cheese factory near Kyanjin Gompa. We will not spend time at Kyanjin Gompa during our ascent and go past it towards Tserko Ri.

Tserko Ri is the highest altitude point on our trek. The path takes us via spectacular grasslands like the Langshisha Kharka. Beautiful glacial lakes also lie on our way. We will reach Tserko Ri during the second part of the day. The mountain slopes look spectacular on the feeble afternoon light. We will also get a panoramic view of mountains like Langshisha, Lakpa Dorje, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Hamal from Tserko Ri. We will get back to Kyanjin Gompa after staying for a bit at Tserko Ri hill.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Langtang village to Kyanjin Ri (4700m/15416) and back to Kyangjn Gompa. Walking 7:30 hours

We will get back to the Lama hotel today. Today we will complete the first part of the trek before beginning the second part of the journey the next day. The trek down is easy because we will go downhill for most of the trek. We will rest at the Langtang village during mid-day. After catching our breath in Langtang, we will again walk through the beautiful forests of rhododendron and bamboo.

We will reach the Lama hotel in the evening. If we are on time, we can visit the nearby cliffs which are famous for wild honey. We will see locals extracting honey in edgy cliffs with traditional gear. We can taste wild honey with the locals and also carry some as gifts if we are interested. Wild honey is believed to be a natural remedy for a number of health ailments. We will spend the night at the Lama hotel.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Kyangjn Gompa to Lama hotel. Walking 6 hours.

We will enter the second valley of our journey today – the Gosaikunda Valley. The Gosaikunda Valley is home to the Gosaikunda lake. The path between Lama Hotel and Thulo Syabru first goes down towards the river. Once we cross the river we will walk steadily up among forests of pine, oak, and Hemlock. The vegetation changes swiftly from the one in Langtang Valley as we move towards the heart of the Gosaikunda Valley.

The section between Thulo Syabru and Lama hotel has a number of apple orchards of the villagers. We will also meet many gompas, monasteries, and shrines on our way. The section of the road provides a wonderful view of Langtang and Ganesh mountain.  We will stay at the beautiful Thulo Syabru village today.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru. Walking 5:30 hours.

We will head closer to the Gosaikunda lake today as our road will take us to Cholagpati. The beautiful Shin Gompa lies on our way. Shin Gompa is a majestic monastery that is famous for meditation. We will travel across beautiful villages like Garda Ghyang, Chandanbari, and Phulung Ghyang before reaching Shin Gompa. The trek up to Shin Gompa takes about five hours for us.

Once we cross Shin Gompa, we will see many monks practicing meditation at nearby hills. The path from Shin Gompa goes further uphill as we approach the last hard climb before reaching Gosaikunda. We will not climb the whole stretch of this hill and rest at Cholangpati for the night. Cholangpati is a beautiful village of the local Tamang people.  The view of the sunset from Cholagpati is spectacular.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati (3680 m.) Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.

We will visit Gosaikunda Lake today. This picturesque lake has special religious significance among Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus believe that this lake was created when Lord Shiva opened the ground with a trident. It is said that he did so to quench his thirst after consuming the celestial poison named Kalkut. Buddhists also believe this lake to be the abode of many past Mahasiddhas and Bodhisattvas. Every year, during August on the day of Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindus and Buddhists head towards the lake as the day is considered sacred.

We will first take an almost vertical ascent towards the top of Lauribinayak hill after walking from Cholangpati. The top of Lauribinayak reveals the beautiful view of mountains like Langtang and Ganesh in the north. We will descent down towards the Gosaikunda lake from the top. The view of the lake just before reaching it is spectacular. You can also take a dip at the holy lake if you are interested. Once we explore the lake we go further ahead towards the Laurebina Pass. The pass provides a grand view of the Hyolmo Valley up ahead. We will then return back the same way towards Cholangpati.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 09

Hiking up to Gosaikunda Lake and Lauribina pass (4600m/15090.) and trek down to Lauribinaya.) Walking 7:30 hours

We will get back to Dhunche today. Dhunche is another beautiful town on the outskirts of the Langtang National Park. We will go mostly downhill today so we will have it easy on the road. We will follow the same road we took on our way up. The bamboo and Rhododendron forest start to get more prominent as we approach the Bhote Koshi river.

We will meet many small villages as we approach Dhunche. These villages provide a glimpse of the ancient life of the local Tamang people. We did not get to spend much time in these villages as we went uphill. However, during the downhill trek, we get to spend ample time at these villages. We will reach Dhunche at around sunset. We can buy souvenirs and mementos at Dhunche. We will rest at a guest house in Dhunche for the night.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 10

Lauribinaya to Dhunche. Walking 5 hours

We will drive back to Kathmandu today. The road once again takes us along the banks of the Trishuli River. We will reach Kathmandu following a drive of five and a half hours. You will take you back to your hotel. The trip ends after you check back into your hotel.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Dhunche to Kathmandu

Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, 5:30 hours.

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  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 12

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Driving 15 km – 10 minutes

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Above 12 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking itinerary has included only trekking period. It does not include your arrival day in Nepal and departure day from Nepal. In this regards, you need to allow at least 12 days holidays.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  •  Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.   
  •  Twin sharing comfortable and clean  private room in trekking.  
  •  Trip Map.
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide.
  •   Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  •  Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  •  All necessary paper works and Langtang national park entry permits.
  •  Travel & Rescue arrangement (Should covered by your insurance company).
  •  Trip achievement appreciation certificate. 
  •  TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All kinds of drinks in the trekking (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  •  Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
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Trip Info

Note: Differences Between Full Board and Budget Package

The full board package includes your meals 3 times daily in trekking where as budget packages does not include meals. Please do let us know which package that you would like to book we are here for your service.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft


Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

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  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.