Overview

Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a spectacular journey that combines the high Himalayas of the Langtang region with the sacred alpine freshwater lakes of Gosaikunda. Just north to the valley of Kathmandu, this epic adventure is the most accessible trek from the capital city.

The Langtang Gosaikunda adventure provides you the opportunity to traverse through deep gorges, rhododendron forest, traditional villages, cascading waterfalls, high meadows, alpine lakes, and breathtaking mountains.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a moderately challenging trek, making it an ideal destination for both novices as well as experienced trekkers. On this trek, you’ll savor the mountains’ breathtaking scenery, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Changbu, Langshisha Ri, and Yala Peak. You’ll also get to stand at the shore of sacred Gosaikunda Lake and marvel at pristine Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Suryakunda.

The adventure of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins with a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From the town of Syabrubesi, you’ll start walking along the rugged trail of the Langtang region. On the trek, you’ll walk past several Tamang villages, including Bamboo, Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Mundu to reach Kyanjin Gompa, the highest sleepover point of the trek.

This small settlement in the Himalayas’ lap offers a close-up view of Langtang Lirung and other surrounding mountains. This village is also home to an ancient Buddhist monastery.

At 5,050 meters above sea level, Tserko Ri marks the highest elevation point of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. From the summit of this viewpoint, you’ll get to marvel at the incredible panorama of the mountains and the valleys below. Moreover, this trek is also a cultural experience. It lets you witness the local culture, rustic lifestyle, and warm hospitality of Tamangs.

Protected as a National Park, Langtang Gosaikunda is home to some of the rarest wildlife and birds, including red panda, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopards, musk deer, and langur. Likewise, in the forested trail of Langtang, you might encounter exotic birds such as the Snow Patridge, Himalayan monal, and white-winged redstart.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a teahouse adventure. The lodges and teahouses in this region are relatively cozy and comfortable. They provide all the necessary services, including twin rooms, meals, hot showers, and charging facilities.

Why You’ll Love This Trek

  • Traverse along Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park
  • Encounter rare animals such as snow leopard, langur, red panda, and musk deer
  • Travel across the rustic Tamang settlements and live through their culture, lifestyle, and hospitality
  • Visit the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa
  • Enjoy the incredible mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha Ri, Changbu, and Yala Peak
  • Explore the holy lake of Gosaikunda
  • Taste the local meals and delicious local yak cheese

Is Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Right For You?

  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. Nonetheless, this trek is no walk in the park! This trek will take you up to 5,050 meters at Tserko Ri and 4,380 meters at Gosaikunda. So, it demands both physical fitness as well as mental strength.

With prior trekking experience, you’ll always have that extra confidence when it comes to high altitude adventures. However, with proper training and preparation, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is achievable for first-time trekkers as well. So, if you think you can resist such challenges, this trek is for you!

  • While trekking to Langtang Gosaikunda, you’ll have to hike for about five to seven hours every day on the Himalayas’ rough and rugged trails. If you think walking for such a long hour every day isn’t much of a problem, you’ll undoubtedly be able to pull this through.Be sure to dedicate enough effort and time for training and preparation before heading to the mountain. To train and prepare your body for the trek, we advise you to engage in as many cardio-related exercises as possible. It is advisable to go running, go cycling, go jogging, and swim at least a month before the trek.
  • Keep in mind that you’ll be gaining about 300 to 800 meters elevation every day. Commencing the adventure at 1,503 meters at Syabrubesi, you will be hiking up to 5,050 meters at Tserko Ri. Such massive altitudinal variations may possess a potential risk of high altitude sickness.Therefore, it is advisable to take the necessary precautions, especially in the upper reaches of the trek, to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Make sure to walk slowly and steadily without rushing towards the destinations. Additionally, drink enough fluids and stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Bear in mind, trekking in the Himalayas is not a luxury, and Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is no exception! During the trek, you will be staying in pretty basic teahouses which aren’t going to be as comfortable as those star hotels in the cities. Generally, a teahouse is a basic accommodation facility that provides the necessary services and amenities to the tourists.Usually, the teahouses in the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek provide twin rooms, blanket, food, charging facilities, and hot showers. Therefore, if you think you can adapt to such a basic lifestyle for a little over two weeks, this trek is the ideal one for you well.

The weather of the high Himalayas is simply unpredictable. You’ll never know when or where the weather might do a complete flip, making you suffer the awful conditions. In the upper reaches of Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda, you might have to bear frigid weather, heavy rainfall, or even heavy snowfalls if the condition gets worse depending on seasons.

Therefore, you need to be able to brave these unpredictable circumstances during the trek. Always wear enough layers to keep your body warm and protect you from harsh weather conditions, even during the spring or autumn.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek – Outline Itinerary

DayDescriptionAltitude (Meters)Trekking Duration
1Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet at Airport and Transfer to Hotel1350-
2Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi15037 hours
3Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel25005 hours
4Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village34307 hours
5Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa38703 hours
6Excursion to Tserko Ri (5,050m)38708 hours
7Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel25007 hours
8Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru22006 hours
9Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa35805 hours
10Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda43805.5 hours
11Trek from Gosaikunda to Phedi via Lauribina Pass (4610m)34206 hours
12Trek from Phedi to Thadepati36906 hours
13Trek from Thadepati to Kutumsang24707 hours
14Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani22156 hours
15Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1,460m) and Drive to Kathmandu13507 hours
16International Departure--

Important Notes

  • Since you’ll be walking up to 5,050 meters at Tserko Ri on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is considerably high. One might assume that the risk isn’t much since you won’t spend a long time above 5,000 meters. But, it is important to note that you will be sleeping above 3,500 meters for five nights. Sleepover at such a high altitude possesses maximum chances of altitude sickness if you do not stay cautious about it. Therefore, we highly recommend you to walk at your own pace and drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of AMS.
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is more likely to test your endurance. It will challenge your physical fitness as well as mental strength. Therefore, instead of heading straight to the Himalayas, we recommend you do enough preparation and training for the trek. Start engaging in cardio-related workouts, such as swimming, running, biking, and jogging at least one month before the trek. It is also advisable for you to go for a short hike in the nearby destination around your hometown.
  • Although Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a moderately difficult trek, do not neglect it! You will have to walk across a few landslide-prone areas during the trek. You’ll also be walking up to 5,050 meters at Tserko Ri. Not only that, but you’ll be crossing a few high passes during the trek. Therefore, it is mandatory to have travel insurance before you head to the Himalayas. Make sure to buy a policy covering all the necessary expenses, including helicopter evacuation, accident, medical charges, trip cancelation, and theft.
  • Carry a universal travel adapter! If you want to charge your mobile phone, camera, go pro, or any other electronic appliances. At the same time, it is always handy to carry a travel adaptor. The charging sockets in the teahouses may not be compatible with the adapter of your charges.
  • Carry enough cash! Nobody likes to run out of money in the middle of their adventure in the remote mountains. Note that there are plenty of ATMs and credit card services in Kathmandu. You might also find a few ATMs at Syabrubesi, but the service may not be reliable given the circumstance. Once you go further than Syabrubesi, there is no ATM service available on the trail. Therefore, it is advisable to dispense enough money in Kathmandu before driving to Syabrubesi.
  • Carry a portable backup charger or a solar charger to charge your electronic appliances. Note that the electricity in the upper reaches of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek may not be reliable. So, these backup chargers work wonders when the power supply is not sufficient.

Required Permit for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

To trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you’ll need to obtain two trekking permits. They are:

Langtang National Park Permit

Where to obtain

  • Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu
  • National Park Entrance Gate in Dhunche

How much does it cost

  • USD 30 for international trekkers
  • USD 15 for SAARC Nationals

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

Where to obtain

  • Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu
  • Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN) Office, Maligaon

How much does it cost

  • USD 20 for individual trekkers
  • USD 10 for group trekkers
  • For SAARC, USD 6 individual trekkers
  • For SAARC, USD 3 group trekkers

Things required to acquire TIMS Card

  • Permit fees
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Passport size photographs

Itinerary

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary (16 Days)

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Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft). Meet at Airport and Transfer to Hotel

Once your flight lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the representative of Nepal Social Treks will greet you and escort you to the hotel. He will help you get through the check-in formalities and hands you the room key. After that, you’ll have the leisure time for the rest of the day. So, make good use of the leisure time, get proper rest, read some books, take a walk, and get rid of the jet lag.

Later in the evening, you’ll be attending a short briefing session with your trekking guide. Here, you’ll be joining the rest of the group members and getting along before the trek. In this session, your trekking guide will inform you of everything about the trek. After the meeting, you’ll be sitting along with the rest of the group and enjoy the welcome dinner.

Highlights

  • Pick up and greet at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel via a private transportation
  • Trekking guide briefing session
  • Meet and greet with the rest of the group
  • Enjoy the welcome dinner

Special Note

We highly recommend you to attend the briefing session in the evening. It is because your trekking guide will provide you all the crucial information regarding Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Here, your trekking guide will talk about transportation, day-to-day lifestyle, difficulty, altitude sickness, accommodation, mountains, culture, food, etc.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the trek, do not hesitate to ask as many questions as you want. We expect these sessions to be as interactive as possible! Apart from that, you’ll also get to know all your group members before heading to the Himalayas.

Since you’ll be leaving for the trek early next morning, it is advisable to pack your bags and ready your gears before you sleep. It helps to avoid the last-minute hassle in the morning.

Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 02:
Drive from Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft) to Syabrubesi (1,503m/4,931ft)

Your adventure to Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins with a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to a small town of Syabrubesi. Early in the morning, our private vehicle will arrive at the hotel’s premises to receive you.

You’ll be departing the capital city via the Thankot Checkpost and driving through the Prithvi Highway. You’ll witness several traditional villages, terraced farms, green hillsides, beautiful landscapes, and occasional mountains along the way. You’ll be heading along the highway’s well-paved roads until you reach the small village of Galchi. Here, your vehicle will leave the highway’s comfortable roads, make the right turn, and drive towards Trishuli Bazaar.

Upon crossing the Trishuli Bazaar, the well-paved road becomes rough and rocky with frequent potholes and ditches. Driving alongside Trishuli River over a dusty and bumpy road, you’ll reach the administrative headquarter of Rasuwa District at Dhunche Bazaar. You’ll continue the drive on a cliffside road for about an hour from Dhunche to reach Syabrubesi.

Located at an elevation of 1,503 meters, Syabrubesi is the gateway to the Langtang regions’ most popular trekking destination. This small bazaar is quite lively, surrounded by hotels, guesthouses, ATMs, restaurants, and local shops.

Highlights

  • Thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Striking glimpses of quaint villages, terrace fields, small towns, green hillsides, and mountains
  • Stroll around the lively town of Syabrubesi

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Day 03:
Trek from Syabrubesi (1,503m/4,931ft) to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft)

On this day, you’ll begin the trek in the rugged trails of the Langtang region. After breakfast, you’ll pack your bags and get the ground running. You’ll start the day by crossing a small steel suspension bridge over Ying Yang Khola. Here, you’ll leave the large motorway and begin hiking along a narrow trekking trail. You’ll be walking the entire day on a path beside Langtang Khola. Densely surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees, the trail on this day is mostly gradual switchbacks.

Since you’ll be walking through dense woodland, make sure to keep your eyes in the woods as you might spot some exotic animals and birds along this trail. After walking through several small settlements, including Tiwari Gaon, Bamboo, and Rimche, you’ll reach Lama Hotel.

Highlights

  • Walk across a few suspension bridges
  • Gradual walk under the shades of oak and rhododendron trees
  • Excellent opportunity to encounter exotic birds and animals
  • Walk past several Tamang settlements

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 04:
Trek from Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft) to Langtang Village (3,430m/11,253ft)

On this day, you’ll hit the trail towards Langtang village early in the morning after breakfast. A gradual uphill from Lama Hotel takes you to a trail on the hillside of Langtang Khola. The trail is fairly gradual, although it’ll get a bit rocky at times. Along the way, you’ll come across occasional waterfalls and distant sight of Langtang Lirung.

After about four hours of gradual walk from Lama Hotel, you’ll reach the high meadow of Ghoda Tabela. From here, you’ll marvel at the picturesque sight of Langtang Range and the surrounding landscape.

After taking a short rest at Ghoda Tabela, it’s time to continue your journey towards the Langtang village. The trail from Ghoda Tabela to Langtang village is considerably wide and comfortable. Along the way, you’ll be walking past several traditional villages and an old monastery.

Before you arrive at the village, you’ll be walking over the massive rubble of the old Langtang village buried by the catastrophic landslide in 2015. The trail in this section is slightly tricky. So, stay cautious! After crossing this section, you’ll reach the new Langtang village.

Highlights

  • Relatively rocky yet comfortable trail to walk on
  • Witness the cascading waterfalls
  • Occasional sight of the snow-capped mountains
  • Enjoy the striking view of the mountains and surrounding landscapes from Ghoda Tabela
  • Walk past several quaint Tamang villages and an old monastery
  • Overnight at the new village of Langtang

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 05:
Trek from Langtang Village (3,430m/11,253ft) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)

Since this day is short and comfortable, you won’t have to worry about waking up too early. After breakfast, you’ll hit the ground running and head towards Kyanjin Gompa. As you depart from the village’s rocky fields, you’ll be walking along the alpine terrains of the Langtang region. After walking for about an hour or so, you’ll reach a small settlement at Mundu.

Furthermore, you’ll continue the walk on a trail decorated with chortens, prayer flags, and mounds of rocks crafted with sacred inscriptions. You’ll come across a wide alpine yak pasture that offers an exceptional view of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. As you continue the walk uphill, you’ll reach a small bridge over the stream. Upon crossing the bridge, you’ll walk over the moraine and head uphill on a relatively steep trail to reach Kyanjin Gompa.

This teahouse settlement at 3,870 meters offers an exceptional view of Langtang range and other surrounding mountains. You can get some rest and enjoy some hot drinks at the teahouse. Later in the afternoon, you’ll visit the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and explore the village.

Highlights

  • Traverse through the route adorned with chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls
  • Marvel at the breathtaking view of mountains and landscapes from Kyanjin Gompa
  • Explore the enchanting teahouse settlement of Kyanjin Gompa
  • Visit the ancient monastery at Kyanjin Gompa

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 06:
Excursion to Tserko Ri (5,050m/16,568ft)

Hike to Tserko Ri is one of the major highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. You’ll begin the adventure early at dawn and hike towards the hilltop. Located at the elevation of 5,050 meters, the summit of Tserko  Ri marks the trek’s highest point. The route to the summit is quite steep and challenging and takes about five hours to reach the top.

Upon reaching the top of Tserko Ri, you’ll get to marvel at the incredible panorama of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha Ri, Changbu, and Yala Peak. Below, you’ll see the beautiful sight of the village. After spending a while at the summit, you’ll retrace your route back to Kyanjin Gompa. It takes about three hours to arrive at the village from the top of Tserko Ri. Once you get down to the village, you’ll get some break and savor the mountain view for the rest of the evening.

Highlights

  • Excursion to Tserko Ri — the highest point of the trek
  • Witness the magical sunrise on your way to the summit
  • Relish the 360-degree panorama of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha Ri, Changbu, and Yala Peak

Special Note

You will be heading towards Tserko Ri before sunlight, which means you’ll be walking in the pitch dark. So, we recommend you carry a headlight or a torch to keep track of the way. Besides, make sure to wear a warm jacket, gloves, and a beanie to keep yourself warm in the cold morning.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 07:
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft) to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft)

On this day, you’ll depart from the mountain village of Kyanjin Gompa and descend towards Lama Hotel. You’ll hit the trail after a hearty breakfast and retrace the route back to the village. You’ll begin the day with a gradual descend towards the stream.

Upon crossing the stream, you’ll walk through the path decorated in chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls to reach the Langtang village. Walking past the village, you continue the walk through the barren lands and meadows towards Ghoda Tabela.

Once you go past this teahouse settlement, you’ll leave the barren alpine terrain behind and return to the forested trail. Along the way, you’ll walk past several rustic villages, occasional waterfalls, and beautiful sceneries. You’ll then follow the route alongside the Langtang Khola under the shades of dense forest to reach Riverside. After a short and gradual downhill from Riverside will take you to Lama Hotel for overnight stay.

Highlights

  • Trudge along the trail decorated in chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls
  • Walk past several villages and an old monastery
  • Traverse through occasional waterfalls and breathtaking landscape

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 08:
Trek from Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft) to Thulo Syabru (2,200m/7,217ft)

On this day, you’ll leave the trail of the standard Langtang Valley Trek behind and take an alternative route to Thulo Syabru. You’ll begin the day with a gradual climb to Rimche. From here, the trail descends toward the bank of Langtang Khola. You’ll continue the trek alongside Langtang Khola on a fairly gradual path. The path is densely surrounded by bamboo and birch trees, as you’ll make your way towards Bamboo.

After crossing a suspension bridge to reach Bamboo, you’ll leave the Langtang Valley trail and start ascending towards Landslide Lodge. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy the magnificent sight of Ganesh Himal. You’ll cross another suspension bridge and reach an intersection. You’ll take the route that passes along the waterfall to reach Thulo Syabru.

Highlights

  • Hike along a fairly gradual and comfortable route
  • Walk under the shades of bamboo and birch trees
  • Encounter exotic birds, langur, and wild boar along the trail
  • Cross a few small suspension bridges
  • Enjoy the distant sight of Ganesh Himal

 

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 09:
Trek from Thulo Syabru (2,200m/7,217ft) to Sing Gompa (3,580m/11,745ft)

After breakfast, you’ll get the ground running and head to the trails of Gosaikunda. Although the route on this day is considerably short, it is quite steep and has a significant elevation gain. Most of the day, you’ll be walking under the shades of thick pine and rhododendron trees.

Upon departing from Thulo Syabru, you’ll climb up towards the Langtang National Park Army Checkpoint. You’ll continue the walk further towards the village of Daragang. From here, the trail gets less steep as you’ll enter the woodland of oak and hemlock. On a lucky day, you’re likely to encounter red pandas in this forested section. You’ll continue the climb on a gradual path to reach Sing Gompa.  Along the way, you’ll be visiting the ancient Phulung Monastery.

Highlights

  • Considerably short walk
  • Traverse through the densely forested area
  • Opportunity to encounter red pandas
  • Visit the ancient Phulung Monastery

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 10:
Trek from Sing Gompa (3,580m/11,745ft) to Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,370ft) - 5.5 hours

You’ll begin the day hiking on a steep trail early morning after breakfast. Within a few minutes of the walk, the breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas unfolds in the backdrop. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the highest massifs, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Hiunchuli.

You’ll then follow the desolated route along the ridge. As you climb higher, the mountain views become more inclusive. After a few hours of strenuous uphill, you’ll reach Laurebina Pass at 3,910 meters. As you cross over the high pass, you’ll see the first glimpse of Saraswati Kunda at 4,165 meters.

After walking for a while, another lake, Bhairav Kunda, becomes visible in the distance. Furthermore, you’ll continue the walk uphill towards the sacred lake of Gosaikunda. This sacred lake is surrounded by the Himalayas in almost every direction and has an ensemble of nine other lakes.

Located at an elevation of 4,380 meters, Gosaikunda Lake carries both religious as well as cultural significance. It is also one of the most sought after pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Every year during the full moon day of Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindus make their way to this sacred lake for a holy bath. You’ll notice a large rock in the middle of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a shrine of Lord Shiva.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning view of mountains, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Hiunchuli
  • Cross lower Laurebina Pass at 3,910 meters
  • Marvel at the sight of Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda
  • Stand at the shore of Gosainkunda Lake

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 11:
Trek from Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,370ft) to Phedi (3,420m/11,220ft) via Laurebina Pass (4,610m/15,115ft)

In the morning, you’ll enjoy the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas from Gosaikunda Lake’s shore. After that, you’ll make your way on the gradual trail along the lake’s northern shore. Here, the trail gradually starts to climb towards the Laurebina Pass.

As you walk upwards, you’ll arrive on a small plateau with four other lakes, including Suryakunda Lake. After climbing steep terrain, you’ll reach Laurebina Pass at 4,610 meters, marked with a stone stupa adorned with colorful prayer flags.

Once you cross the high pass, you’ll descend steeply through a wide valley on a rocky path towards Phedi. It takes about six hours to reach Phedi from Gosaikunda Lake.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the marvelous sunrise from the shore of Gosaikunda
  • Get a glimpse of spectacular mountains
  • Traverse over Laurebina Pass at 4,610 meters
  • Walk across four high lakes, including Suryakunda

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 12:
Trek from Phedi (3,420m/11,220ft) to Thadepati (3,690m/12,106ft)

After breakfast, you’ll continue your journey along the zigzag trail from Phedi to Thadepati. At first, the trail descends steeply from Phedi towards a small footbridge. Crossing the bridge over a small stream, you’ll start climbing strenuous terrain. After a long and steep climb, the trail slightly descends to reach Ghopte.

Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy the marvelous view of Helambu and Tadhi Valley. From Ghopte, you’ll walk through the dense forest of oak, juniper, and rhododendron. This trail is considerably remote, and only a few trekkers make their way from their route. After about six hours of walking from Phedi, you’ll reach the highland of Thadepati.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the view of Helambu and Tadhi Valley
  • Walk along the dense forest of oak, juniper, and rhododendron
  • Relatively remote and isolated trail.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 13:
Trek from Thadepati (3,690m/12,106ft) to Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103ft)

After breakfast, you’ll begin the day with a steep ascend over Thadepati Pass at 3,690 meters. From the top of the pass, you’ll get to relish the spectacular sight of Helambu village. You’ll gradually descend from the pass through a forested trail on the western ridge towards a large meadow. From here, you will get to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa.

Furthermore, you’ll continue the walk downhill towards Magin Goth. From this small settlement, you’ll see a breathtaking view of Langtang range and Gosaikunda Peak. You’ll continue a long descent through a dense rhododendron forest to reach the village of Kutumsang for overnight stay.

Highlights

  • Ascend over Thadepati Pass
  • Get a glimpse of Helambu village
  • Enjoy the view of Gangchempo, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang range, and Gosaikunda Peak
  • Traverse through a dense rhododendron forest

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 14:
Trek from Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103ft) to Chisapani (2,215m/7,267ft)

From Kutumsang, the trail heads uphill towards the Jogin Dandra ridge before descending to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail on this day is relatively gradual and comfortable. You continue the walk with a gentle uphill over Thorong Danda to reach a wide dusty road.

Walking past a few Sherpa and Tamang settlements, you’ll reach Pati Bhanjyang. From here, the route is steep and rocky towards Chipling. You’ll then have to walk for about half an hour to reach Chisapani.

At the elevation of 2,215 meters, Chisapani is one of the most popular hiking destinations around Kathmandu. Located inside Shivapuri National Park, this hilltop is widely known to offer stunning mountain panorama.

Highlights

  • Walk past several Sherpa and Tamang settlement of Helambu
  • Relatively gradual and comfortable trail
  • Enter Shivapuri National Park

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 15:
Trek from Chisapani (2,215m/7,267ft) to Sundarijal (1,460m/4,790ft) and Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Early morning, you can savor the beautiful sunrise over the mountains from the hilltop of Chisapani. After a while, you’ll begin the trek on a fairly gradual path towards Sundarijal.

On this day, you’ll be walking along the densely forested trail of Shivapuri National Park. Walking past a few small settlements, you’ll reach Shivapuri National Park Checkpoint.

From here, you’ll continue the downhill walk through the stone staircase. You’ll follow the gradual route alongside the Bagmati River to arrive at a large waterfall. You’ll continue the descent for a few minutes from here to reach the bus stop of Sundarijal. Here, a private vehicle will be waiting for you to drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about an hour or so to reach the premises of your hotel from Sundarijal.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will have free time for the rest of the day. So, take some rest at the hotel or stroll around the colorful streets of Thamel. You can also buy some souvenirs or gifts for family and friends in Thamel. In the evening, a representative of Nepal Social Treks will pick you up at the hotel and take you for the farewell dinner.

Highlights

  • Beautiful sunrise over the mountains from Chisapani
  • Walk along the densely forested trails
  • Enter Shivapuri National Park
  • Walk past a massive waterfall
  • Evening walk around the streets of Thamel
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 16:
International Departure

Departure day! On this day, your adventure of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek will come to an end. So, make the final preparation for departure! One of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport via private transport for the final departure.

Special Note

Before you check out of your room at the hotel, make sure to inspect the entire room to ensure that none of your belongings are left out. We recommend you pack your bags a day prior to the final departure to avoid the last-minute hassle.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Cost

Cost Include(s)

  • Arrival and departure transfer for international flights
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-way transportation to Syabrubesi and from Sundarijal
  • Langtang Gosainkunda trekking map
  • Accommodation in teahouse during the trek
  • Three meals per day during the trek (B/L/D)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card and Langtang National Park Permit
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trekking guide with necessary staffs and porters
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all our staff
  • Insurance and required transportation for support staff
  • All government taxes

Cost Exclude(s)

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Personal trekking gears and equipment
  • Tips for trekking guide, porters, and local staff
  • Travel and medical insurance in case of emergency
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses such as battery charging, laundry, alcoholic beverage, cold drink, hot showers at teahouses, etc.
  • Unforeseeable costs incurred due to accidents, strikes, natural calamities, political unrest, etc.

Why Nepal Social Treks for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

Professional and Well Qualified Teams

With Nepal Social Treks, you will be accompanied by a dedicated, hardworking, and well-organized team on every trek. For this trek, we ensure to provide you a passionate and dedicated group of professionals who have specialized in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with years of experience.

Our trekking guides have carried out more than 100 different treks all around the Himalayas of Nepal. Throughout the years, our team has consistently delivered at a whopping 99 percent success rate in all the treks. One primary factor for consistent success in the trips we operate is our hardworking guides and porters. Our professional field staff ensures exceptional service to make every trip a success.

Better Experience

With Nepal Social Treks, you can rest assured of a better experience. Our company has been providing reliable trekking services in Nepal since 2006. With over a decade of experience, we still strive to improve our service quality to satisfy your needs.

Our company is clear about your expectations for the trek! Our ambition is to make your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek a success by providing top-quality service during the trek. To ensure this, we provide proper training to all field staff members, including trek leaders, guides, Sherpas, and porters, to deliver 100 percent on every trek.

Superb Food and Accommodation Facilities

The number one priority of Nepal Social Treks has always been the health and well-being of our clients. In Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, we provide you with a three-time meal (B/ L/ D) each day, balancing the calories to compensate for your effort. Our team guarantees that the food served at your table is hygienic, delicious, and makes you feel at home.

Additionally, we also provide you with a cozy bed at the end of every night. According to the overnight stops in the itinerary, Nepal Social Treks take full responsibility for providing you with the best teahouse accommodation on the trek.

Impressive Success Rates

Ever since its initiation in 2006, Nepal Social Treks has been consistently serving the clients with a high success rate. The glowing reviews from our beloved clients for our service tell the tale of our success in the past. Much of the credit to our consistent performance and success goes to our highly professional guides and field staff.

Additionally, the trekking guides of Nepal Social Treks are also first-aid responders. All the trekking guides associated with our company are trained professionals capable of assisting you during emergencies. With over a decade of experience in this sector, our company operates more than 300 treks every year, with a staggering success rate of 99 percent.

What kinds of insurance do I need for this trek?

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a moderate and easily accessible trek from Kathmandu. Compared to Everest Base Camp or Manaslu Circuit Trek, this trek is a significantly easy walk. You should not neglect this trek. Remember, you’ll be hiking up to 5,050 meters at Kyanjin Ri and crossing Laurebina Pass at 4,610 meters.
This elevation is enough to strike severe high altitude sickness. In addition to that, the route in the upper valleys of Langtang is quite dangerous and is highly vulnerable to landslides.
So, all trekkers must have travel insurance before heading to Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Each trekker should mandatorily provide a copy of travel insurance to Nepal Social Trek before the trek. While you can also get insurance for pretty cheap, we highly suggest you buy a comprehensive policy that covers all the necessary expenses.
While buying a policy, make sure it covers medical expenses, trip cancelation, accidents, theft, and helicopter evacuation fees up to 5,000 meters.

What is the accommodation like on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the most accessible trekking destinations from Kathmandu. Therefore, the teahouses and lodges in this region are pretty well-managed and offer standard services.
The teahouses and lodges in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek provide all the essential services, such as rooms, food, toilets, charging facilities, WiFi, and hot showers. Also, the rooms and services are considerably comfortable, cozy, and hospitable in this region.
Our team at Nepal Social Treks are ambitious to provide our clients with quality services and memorable experiences. Hence, our company guarantees to provide the most comfortable and hospitable accommodation service at every overnight stop on the trek.

What is the food like on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

The teahouses and lodges of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek serve both Nepali as well as western cuisines. So, we will serve both Nepali and western meals during the trek. The number one priority of Nepal Social Treks has always been health and hygiene. Our trekking guides will ensure that the meals served during the trek will be healthy, fresh, nutritious, hygienic, and delicious.
Here is a list of popular items on our menu:
Breakfast – Hot Chocolates, Tea, Coffee, Pancakes, Muesli, Oatmeal, Tibetan Bread, Egg (Boiled, Fried, Omelets), French Toast (with Jam, Butter, and Honey), Local Tsampa Porridge, Fruits, etc.
Lunch – Dal Bhat, Sherpa Stew, Tibetan Bread, Momo, Hot Soup, Sandwich, Pizza, Noodles, Pasta, Spaghetti, Thukpa, Fruits, Vegetable Salads, etc.
Dinner – Dal Bhat, Hot Soups, Sherpa Stew, Sandwich, Momo, Thenduk, Macaroni, Pizza, Thukpa, Pasta, Noodles, Vegetable Salads, Desserts, Tea, Hot Chocolate, etc.

Am I likely to suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness on this trek?

Typically, the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) starts once you cross the mark of 3,500 meters above sea level. In Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, the highest elevation point is at 5,050 meters at Tserko Ri. Likewise, the highest overnight stop of the trek is at 4,380 meters at Gosaikunda. Therefore, the risk of suffering from high altitude sickness is significantly high on this trek.
But, not everyone is likely to suffer from AMS! If you take the necessary precautions, it is quite possible to minimize its possibilities. Do not rush or run over to the destination. Instead, walk comfortably and drink enough water as it can help you reduce the chances significantly.

How's the drinking water on the trek? Is it safe to drink?

The teahouse in the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek provides clean and safe drinking water, whether you choose to drink cold water or boiled water. It is advisable to carry a water bottle on the trek and fill the bottle in the teahouse. Even though the water is safe to drink, we recommend you treat them with purifiers or tablets after each fill.
You can also buy bottled water in the small shops and teahouse throughout the route. However, we do not suggest that our clients buy bottled water as it creates more plastic waste in the mountains.

Packing List for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Here are a few essential gears you need to pack for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:

Bags:

Daypack
Duffel Bag

Clothing:

Trekking Trousers – Minimum 2 water and wind-resistant trekking pants

Trekking Shirt – Pack 3 to 4 breathable trekking shirts, balancing both half and full sleeves

Trekking Shorts – Pack a couple of trekking shorts for lower reaches of the trek.

Waterproof Shell Jacket – One waterproof jacket to stay protected in the wet weather.

Down Jacket – Carry a high-quality down jacket to keep you warm from the extreme weather at the trek’s upper reaches.

Fleece Jacket – Pack a light-weight fleece jacket for the lower region.

Breathable Underwear – Carry at least 3 to 4 pairs of breathable and comfortable underwear.

Thermal Layer – At least one pair of a thermal layer

Footwears:

Hiking Boots – A pair of high-quality hiking boots will be enough for the trek.

Hiking Socks – Pack at least 4 to 5 pairs of comfortable hiking socks.

Thermal Socks – Carry at least a 2 pair of warm thermal socks to keep you warm in the evening and night.

Sandals/Trainers – A pair of either sandals or trainers, depending upon your preference.

Gaiter (For Winter) – You can pack a gaiter for any season, even though it is ideally for winters.

Head Wears:

Sun Protection Hat – One sun protection hat to your face protected from harmful UV rays and sunburn.

Warm Beanie – One beanie to keep your head warm in the upper reaches of the trek.

Buff/Neck Gaiter – One buff or neck gaiter to protect your neck from the harsh wind.

Hand Wear:

Outer Gloves – A pair of outer gloves to wear as an additional layer in the upper reaches of the trek.

Inner Gloves – A pair of inner gloves for the lower region of the trek.

Other Accessories:

Toiletries
Trekking Poles
High-Quality Sleeping Bag
Water Bottle
Trekking Towels
Camera
Portable Chargers
Prescribed Medications
Water Purification Tablets
UV Protection Sunglasses
Hand Sanitizers
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Headlamp with Spare Batteries

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Facts

  • 5,050m at Tserko Ri
  • Moderate
  • Syabrubesi/Sundarijal
  • Hotels and Teahouses
  • Drive
  • 5-7 hours per day
  • Autumn and Spring
  • Minimum 2 People

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