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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal is a dream trek of every explorer. It is a lifetime journey that takes you to pristine high lakes and amazing destinations. This journey takes you to magical three destinations that are rich in natural and cultural aspects.

If you also wish to explore the untouched natural beauty with fewer crowds, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is your destination. It is a blend of adventure, unique ethnicity, cultural lavishness with spectacular mountain views. The trails have a calm setting and positive energy that fills your soul.

The highest altitude you encounter in this trek is Tserko Ri (5033m) Gosaikunda Lake (4460m). Other exciting spots are Kyanjin Gompa, Chisapani, Langtang Valley, etc. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary lasts for 14 days in total with 6-7 hours walk on average for about 13 days.

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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Regarding Langtang trek permits, you will require Local Area Permit, Langtang National Park Entry Permit, and a TIMS card.

Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

  • Gosaikunda Lake and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Explore incredible Langtang as well as Helambu Regions
  • Close view of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks
  • Walkthrough both Langtang and Shivapuri NP
  • Witness unique culture and lifestyle of local Tamang, Gurung, Tibetans
  • Pristine sceneries with varied flora & fauna
  • Golden Sunrise from Chisapani

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Route

For Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary, you have numerous options to choose from. The trek route is what guides you. So, you have to get a clear view of your destination. However, with us, you don’t have to worry much. We will provide every little detail of your everyday destination.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Cost

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek cost will vary depending on the itinerary you choose. On average, for 14 days the total trek costs around USD 1000-1200 per person. We have made packages like Langtang-Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary which includes permit fees, food & accommodation and other expenses during the trek. For further details, do contact us.

Best Season for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

As Langtang Gosaikunda trek is of strenuous grade, you have to choose the best season for the best experience. The best season is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). The Langtang-weather is moderate and every condition is favorable.

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Detailed Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

Here is the detailed Langtang Gosaikunda trekking itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival, our representatives will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1330m). You will then drive to your booked hotel at a famous tourist hub; Thamel.

Afterward, you can visit around some fabulous places of Kathmandu like Basantapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa. Within these streets, you get a close look at the bustling urban life. The city life is vibrant as the culture & heritage reflect their ethnic identity.

Also, this is the day you meet your guides, porters, and fellow travelers. You will get a complete brief of your Lantang trip. You can also do last minute shopping for your trek. You will find every branded trekking gear at Thamel.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: 1550m, Syabrubesi

Trek Duration: 7-8 hours of drive only

Accommodation: Hotel

After your breakfast, you will take an early drive to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is the starting point of your trek. You will take a local bus or a private jeep from Kathmandu. The scenic drive will take about 7-8 hours. You will pass through many settlements and along with the ride you will see their drastic variation.

The scenery of vegetation and landscape also keeps changing. First, you will travel through plain lands with colorful vegetation. Then will come the narrow lanes surrounded by high green as well as barren hills. You also head into the deeper rural face of Nepal within these adventurous roads.

Syabrubesi is a settlement with good hotels around having basic facilities. You will stay at a hotel overnight.

Day 03: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

Max. Altitude: 2450m, Lama Hotel

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Trek Distance: 10.9 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Your trek to Langtang-Gosaikunda officially begins today from Syabrubesi. This day is going to be hectic as you ascend the elevation of 1070 meters.

Your travel begins with crossing the mighty Trishuli River. You will cross suspension bridges many times. Then comes the plain paths through lush forest. You will pass through spots like Pahiro and Bamboo. Gradually, you will ascend barren uphill towards the Lama Hotel. As you step forward, the pristine Langtang region opens up. You will observe the lifestyle and culture of locals influenced by Tibetans.

The settlements are scarce yet beautiful and rich in natural flora & fauna. Also, as you are within the Langtang National Park, you witness the breezing beauty around.

Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley

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Max. Altitude: 3430m, Lama Hotel

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Walking Distance: 14.8 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

A delightful morning with re-energizing vibes of Langtang surrounds you. You will finish your breakfast and take a quick warm-up ascent. You can view the golden sunrise on your way. This is very special as you move through rhododendron forests that lead to Gunachok.

The scene starts getting better and more beautiful. The mesmerizing view of sub-ranges like Langtang Lirung and Naya Kang starts appearing. They will welcome you with the fresh breeze and picturesque views. You will also pass the settlements of Thomna, Ghortabela, and Thayasyap. Within these trails, you will soak yourself into their Tamang culture.

Walking a few more hours, Langtang Valley comes into sight. Brace yourself into this exceptionally beautiful valley. You will feel an outstanding calm as you have crossed 980m of elevation today.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa

Max. Altitude: 3870m, Kyanjin Gompa

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Walking Distance: 6.8 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Leaving Langtang Valley, you walk forward to the ultimate Langtang destination; Kyanjin Gompa. Compared to other days, this day is shorter and will rise an ascent of 460 meters. You will begin the ascent after breakfast. This is crucial as the altitude is high. If you don’t take enough carbs & proteins, you might get AMS. So just remember to stay hydrated and take proper care of your body.

As you reach Kyanjin Gompa you will have enough time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Kyanjin Valley is a culturally rich village with significant settlements of the Langtang region. You can take a tour of the village. Also, you can visit the local cheese factory and try their famous delicacies. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa will be another awesome night.

Day 06: Rest and Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa

Max. Altitude: 3870m, Kyanjin Gompa

Trek Duration: -

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Walking and staying at such high altitudes is not an ideal thing. You have high chances of getting Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is too dangerous. Thus, to avoid AMS, acclimatization is a crucial key. This day at Kyanjin Gompa is fully to acclimatize and adapt the altitude. Gompa is also an ideal stop. Right under the mountainous peaks, there are amazing destinations.

There are numerous monasteries with artistic paintings that are aged centuries old. And gompa itself holds significant histories. The culture and lifestyle of Kyanjin are fascinating aspects. Not only the exploration, but you will also soak into their stories and unique ethnicity. You will also get the close & perfect view of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, DorjeLakpa and Kangchenpo. You will explore places like Kyanjing Ri, Tsergo (Cherko) Ri, Lanshisa Kharka today.

Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3430m, Lama Hotel

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Walking Distance: 21.6 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Now you have explored the Langtang Valley so you head to Gosaikunda. You trek back to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin and continue. You retrace your steps back to the beautiful villages with snowy mountain ranges.

This day is a long journey as you will walk many hours and make a descent of 1430 meters. Like before, the outstanding flora and fauna will amaze you. You can encounter wildlife like Himalayan Sheep (Naurs) and countless birds on the way.

Overnight at Lama Hotel.

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru

Max. Altitude: 2230m, Thulo Syabru

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Walking Distance: 13.1KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

From today, you will head towards the routes on the other side of the Langtang Region. However, half of today’s trail will be of earlier days upto Pahiro. On your way to Thulo Syabru, you pass the settlements of Bamboo village ad Syabrubesi.

You will cross suspension bridges over the Trishuli. Gradually you will walk uphill full of stony stairs. The way is full of dark and dense forests full of oak, pine, and bamboo.

Within 6-7 hours, you will reach Thulo Syabru. It is a beautiful settlement of Langtang with rich Tamang culture and religion. The settlement has the road access so you can expect good basic facilities. Here, you can also take a village tour and try delicious local cuisines.

Day 09: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa/Chadanbaari

Max. Altitude: 3330m, Sing Gompa

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Walking Distance: 6.8 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Your day will start with majestic views of landscapes and surrounding green hills. You will finish your breakfast and start walking. You will ascend the forests full of colorful rhododendrons. This part of the trek is very scenic and naturally beautiful. You have to be careful as the paths are narrow and straight uphill.

After walking for hours, you will reach the ridge of Phoprang Danda, at 3190m. Phoprang is a popular hill for majestic mount panoramas and fresh breeze. Again, you will walk through a typical sub-tropical forest full of rhododendrons. You can even spot some rare wild species on the way.

After walking 6.8 kilometers and ascending 1040m, you reach Shin Gompa or Chandanbari for overnight. This is a famous spot along the Gosaikunda route. You can visit the ancient Buddhist stupa and cheese factory nearby. The natural surroundings are majestic and breathtaking.

Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda Lake

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Max. Altitude: 4460m, Gosaikunda Lake

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Walking Distance: 11.2 KM

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Morning at Chandanbari is another refreshing moment. After breakfast, you will start ascending along the stairs. On the way, many mount ranges start appearing and look appealing. You will pass a beautiful forest until you reach Chalang Pati. This is a good relaxing spot with some lodges. You also have the option for nightstay here.

Walking through serene forests again comes lane of stairs. These will take you to Lauribina Yak where you will have lunch. Watch out as Lauribina is supposed to be the habitat of rare red pandas. You will also have close majestic views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal.

From here, another part of the journey begins. The paths are straight uphill yet narrow. The ridges will be one of the adventurous paths you will ever walk. The steep hills will right be at your left and gorgeous streams on right. You will encounter mind-blowing Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda before Gosaikunda. You will stay at Gosaikunda today.

Gosaikunda is a gorgeous lake with mighty Hindu legends. There is also a small shrine of Lord Shiva. The view of snowcapped mountains above the clouds is just breathtaking. You will have the most wonderful stay here.

Day 11: Gosaikunda Lake to Gopte

Max. Altitude: 3420m, Gopte

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

You will witness the most beautiful sunrise from Gosaikunda. The 360-degree panorama of high Himalayas touching the horizon looks simply incredible. The surroundings will be implicit and beautiful. But leaving good memories behind, you will head to the village of Gopte.

You will retrace the steps and descend at first to Lauribina Pass. After some rest, you will walk to the village of Gopte. Now, you head towards another side of Lauribina i.e Helambu Region. Walking 6-7 hours, you will reach Gopte for nightstay.

Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang

Max. Altitude: 2540m, Kutumsang

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Another day full of ascent to Kutumsang comes up. You will walk mostly downhill through the lush sub-tropical forest filled with pines, bamboo, and ferns. The trip is energizing s you get the spectacular view of peaks like DorjeLakpa and Shisha Psangma. Descending for hours, you will reach Magin Goth and finally Kutumsang village. Kutumsang is a good stop with basic facilities for nightstay.

Day 13: Trek to Chisapani

Max. Altitude: 2110m, Chisapani

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Today, your next stop is Chisapani, a famous short hike in Kathmandu. The paths are again going to be complete descents. You will witness delightful scenes and the nature of Helambu Region. Through continuous up & down you will explore numerous green hills with fantastic views.

After 6-7 hours, you will reach Chisapani, another true highlight of Langtang-Gosaikunda Trek. There are few settlements and lodges have good facilities. You will feel more attached to nature and its beauty.

Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal and Drive Back to Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: Sundarijal

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours of trek & An hour of drive

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

This is the last day of your trek which starts with an amazing view from your lodge. Leaving Chisapani, you will descend towards Sundarijal. You pass through beautiful settlements and encounter generous locals & their lifestyle. The way also has many stops where you can relax and have local snacks/lunch. Descending 4-5 hours, you will reach Sundarijal. Afterward, you will take jeep/van back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

You have accomplished one of the strenuous treks so you deserve a big celebration. And there are tonnes of places to enjoy at Kathmandu.

Alternative Short Route for Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Trek Itinerary 7 Days

Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi

Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 03: Trek to Langtang valley

Day 04: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 05: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Day 06: Trek back to Syabrubesi

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary 6 Days

Day 01: Drive to Dhunche from Kathmandu

Day 02: Trek to Sing Gompa/Chandanbari

Day 03: Trek to Lauribina Yak Pass

Day 04: Trek to Gosaikunda and back to Chandanbaari

Day05: Trek back to Dhunche

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Final Words,

The valley of glaciers, Langtang Valley should be in the bucket list of every traveler. And the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek merges the excitement of delving into Langtang as well as the Helambu Region.

However, the mentioned Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary could be customized as per your requirements. Also if you are short of time Langtang Trek 7 days or Gosaikunda Trek 6 days are available. Also, to shorten up the above itinerary by 2-3 days if you choose to return Kathmandu via Dhunche.

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