Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is perfect for the trekkers who want to explore both nature and culture without having to travel far from the bustling Kathmandu city. From the traditional Tamang villages of Langtang valley to the pristine lake of Gosainkunda to the mesmerizing view of the snowy peaks of the Langtang Himal Range, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek seems to have it all. As one of the easiest treks in Nepal, this trek is perfect for everyone from experienced trekkers to novices.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek begins after a drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi. The trek follows the trails of Langtang River heading towards Langtang Himalayan Range and the Tibetan border. Passing through several small Tamang settlements, the trek takes you to the beautiful Langtang village, situated in the lap of Langtang Lirung (7227m). From Langtang village, the trek continues to Kyanjin Gompa, which is the most sacred monastery of the entire Langtang region. The trek then follows the trail through Lama Hotel, Thulo Syabru, and Shin Gompa to reach the final destination, Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda is a sacred lake for Hindu and Buddhist devotees, and it has a fascinating combination of cultural abundance and natural beauty.
In the festival called Janai Purnima, which falls during the month of August, hundreds and thousands of pilgrims visit this place to take a bath in the holy water of Gosainkunda. They believe taking a bath in the lake helps them be free of their sins. Climbing up and down the many hills on this trek, you will pass through stunning rhododendron and alpine forests with vast species of flora and fauna. You will witness diverse landscapes including radiant waterfalls, barren hillsides, evergreen forests, and many rivers and their tributaries.
Base Camp Adventure has been organizing various successful treks and tours all around Nepal for more than a decade. A trusted name in the Nepalese tourism industry, the team of Base Camp Adventure works to give you a comfortable and pleasant trekking experience in the natural and culturally abundant Nepal.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Altitude Chart
Upon arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel by our representatives.
Today you will drive to Syabru Besi, which is the commencing point of the trek. The roads are winding yet enjoyable as you are greeted with amazing landscapes. If the weather is favorable, you might catch glimpses of the Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal ranges. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Descend to cross the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River and then follow Langtang River through the forested trail to reach Lama Hotel. The trail is mostly covered with innumerous rhododendron and bamboo trees. A gradual climb alongside the river brings you to Lama Hotel, where you will be staying for the night.
Climb uphill to get the view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) en route to Ghodatabela. From Ghodatabela, the trail widens and passes few herders’ settlements. As you will be walking inside Langtang National Park, you will find the path full of various flora and fauna. Upon reaching the picturesque Langtang village, you will be able to get an up-close view of the Langtang Himal Range, which sits peacefully behind the traditional houses of the village. Overnight in Langtang village.
Climb gradually to pass the villages, yak pastures, streams, and moraines to reach Kyanjin Gompa. In Kyanjin Gompa, you will visit its ancient monastery that is considered the most significant of the locals in Langtang. The whitewashed monastery looks even more brilliant when you notice the snowy mountains like the Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and others emerge in the backdrop. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Today is the day when you rest and explore the Kyanjin vicinity. For a better view of Langtang Himal range, Langshisa Ri (6560m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and may other snow-capped mountain peaks, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tserko Ri (4984m). You can later hike back down to Kyanjin Gompa and explore the beautiful village. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
After the amazing stay in Kyanjin Gompa, you retrace your way back to Lama Hotel. Following Langtang River downstream, you first reach Langtang village and then Ghodatabela, from where a gradual descend along the forest takes you back to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Today is the easiest day of this trek. You begin to descend on a forested trail that leads you to the ridge above Langtang River, from where you ascend uphill to reach Thulo Syabru. En route, you may spot a red panda or some monkeys. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Ascend along the ridge of Phulung Danda and pass some scattered settlements like Garta and Dursagang. Walking through the oak, hemlock, and fir forests, you reach Phulung Gompa. After spending some time at Phulung Gompa, you head up to reach Shin Gompa in Chandanbari. Overnight in Sing Gompa.
The first part of the trail ascends up to Lauribinayak La (3920m) then the trail steeply descends to reach the tranquil Gosainkunda. Passing through Saraswatikunda and Bhairab Kunda, you reach the holy lake of Gosainkunda, which is visited by many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims every year. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Descend through the lush forest all the way to Shin Gompa via Lauribinayak enjoying magnificent mountain views. You can stop for a while in Cholangpati to visit the local cheese factory and try some of the fresh cheese, or even buy some to take back home. Overnight in Sing Gompa.
Descend through pine, silver oak, and rhododendron forests and cross the suspension bridge over Trishuli River. Enjoy the paths through some human settlements and mineral water factories until you reach Dhunche, a small town and the headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight in Dhunche.
This day marks as a victory and accomplishment for everybody. You can show gratitude to the porters or the team members by offering tips. You then drive back to Kathmandu and rest for the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a quick photo, you will be dropped at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.