Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek - 15 Days

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15 Days

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Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

The Langtang Gosaikunda Pass trek is a 15-day adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang Valley, high mountain passes, and the holy lake of Gosaikunda. The very mention of its name conjures images of towering peaks piercing the heavens, vibrant prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and the echo of ancient chants resonating through tranquil valleys. This is not merely a trek; it's a voyage into the soul of Nepal, where nature's splendor mingles harmoniously with the cultural tapestry of the region. It's a journey that invites you to leave behind the confines of the ordinary world and step into a realm where every vista tells a story, every village bears witness to history, and every step is a celebration of life's profound beauty.

Considered one of the best trekking routes in Nepal, the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek unveils an extraordinary tapestry of natural splendor, age-old spirituality, and uncharted challenges.  This odyssey derives its name from the resplendent Gosaikunda Lake, an ethereal body of water revered by both Hindu devotees and Buddhist pilgrims. You can find 108 Lakes named after various places and gods in the Gosainkuda Region among them some of the Popular Lakes are Goisaikunda Lake, Bhairav Kunda Lake, Saraswatikunda Lake, Ganesh Kunda Lake, and Surya Kunda Lake.

You'll be hiking through forests, crossing rivers, and enjoying panoramic views of snow-capped peaks throughout the journey. This trek is suitable for those who want to experience the natural beauty of Nepal and get an insight into the unique culture of the Tamang people. 


Exploring Langtang Valley

Kyanjin Gompa

Lying deep into the heart of the Langtang Valley, you'll encounter the resplendent Kyanjin Gompa, a cultural gem nestled amidst the rugged mountains. This ancient monastery, perched at an elevation of 3,870 meters, is more than just a structure; it's a repository of centuries-old wisdom and spirituality. As you approach the monastery, the air seems to resonate with the rhythmic chanting of monks and the fluttering of colorful prayer flags that dance in the wind. The Gompa exudes an aura of serenity and reverence, inviting you to pause, reflect, and immerse yourself in the spiritual energy that permeates the air.

From the vantage point of Kyanjin Gompa, the Langtang Lirung glacier stands as a majestic backdrop, reminding you of the ever-present forces of nature that shape this landscape. As you bask in the views and the serenity of the surroundings, you can't help but feel a profound connection with the spirituality that infuses every nook and cranny of this place.

Langtang National Park

The Langtang Valley isn't just a testament to cultural heritage; it's also a sanctuary for a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. The Langtang National Park, which encompasses the valley, is a haven for nature enthusiasts and conservationists alike. As you traverse its trails, you'll find yourself amidst forests that seem to come alive with the rustling of leaves and the calls of exotic bird species. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the elusive red panda, Himalayan tahr, and langur monkeys.

The Langtang National Park is not merely a natural habitat; it's a testament to the delicate balance between human existence and the ecosystems that sustain it. As you hike through this ecological wonderland, you'll come to appreciate the importance of preserving these pristine landscapes for future generations.

From the reverence of cultural landmarks to the wonder of natural marvels, this valley beckons you to delve deeper, to connect with the essence of Nepal's beauty and diversity.


Journey to Gosaikunda Lake

As you ascend higher into the Gosainkunda Lake Trek, a mystical destination will be waiting for you, the enchanting Gosaikunda Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4,380 meters, this azure jewel is not merely a body of water; it's a sacred pilgrimage site that holds deep significance in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The shimmering waters of Gosaikunda are believed to have been created by Lord Shiva himself, a result of his divine actions to quench his thirst. Every year, during the Janai Purnima festival, pilgrims from near and far embark on a spiritual journey to take a dip in these holy waters, believing that it cleanses them of their sins and grants them blessings.

The trek to Gosaikunda is more than a physical challenge; it's a pilgrimage that engages the heart and soul. The journey takes you through rugged terrain, dense forests, and quaint villages, all while you're surrounded by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Himalayan peaks. As you approach the lake, the anticipation builds, and the sight of its pristine waters nestled amidst the mountains is a moment of sheer awe. The stillness of the lake, juxtaposed against the towering peaks and the crisp mountain air, creates an atmosphere that is both serene and surreal.

Laurebina Pass

To reach Gosaikunda, you must conquer the breathtaking Laurebina Pass. This high-altitude pass, standing tall at 4,609 meters, presents a challenge that's as exhilarating as it is rewarding. As you make your way through rocky paths and alpine meadows, the air becomes thinner, and every step feels like a triumph over the elements. The pass is often adorned with snow, adding an element of adventure to the trek. But once you stand atop the pass, the panoramic views that stretch before you are beyond compare. The world seems to unfold at your feet – a landscape of peaks, valleys, and endless horizons that remind you of the vastness of nature's canvas.

Crossing the Laurebina Pass is a journey within and without. It's a testament to human determination and the spirit of exploration. And as you descend from the pass towards Gosaikunda, the reflection of the surrounding peaks in the lake's mirror-like surface is a sight that stays with you, long after you've left the Himalayan heights behind.


Trek Challenges 

The Langtang Gosaikunda Pass 15-day trek is a moderate to challenging adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning mountain landscapes in Nepal. The trek involves hiking on challenging terrain with steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and high-altitude passes. Therefore, it is essential to have prior trekking experience and be physically fit to complete the trek.

The altitude of the trek ranges from 1,500 meters to 4,610 meters, which can cause altitude sickness. It is recommended to take necessary precautions, such as acclimatization and staying hydrated. 


Ideal season  for Gosainkunda Trek

The ideal season to go on the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass trek is from September to November and March to May when the weather is dry and clear, offering breathtaking views of the Langtang range.

The monsoon season from June to August is not recommended as the trail can be muddy and slippery due to heavy rainfall, making it challenging to trek. The winter season from December to February is also not recommended as the trail can be covered in snow, making it challenging to hike. 


Trekking Preparation For the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 

To prepare for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and endurance. It is recommended to start training at least two to three months before the trek by doing cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking on hills or mountains.

It is also essential to have proper trekking gear, including comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, waterproof jackets, sleeping bags, and backpacks. It is also recommended to carry a first-aid kit, water purification tablets, and a high-altitude sickness medication. 


Permits Required for Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek

For Langtang Gosaikunda trekking, several permits are required to ensure a smooth and regulated journey. These permits include

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit

The Langtang National Park Entry Permit is essential, as it grants you access to the protected area and contributes to its conservation efforts.

The TIMS card is designed to provide trekking-related information and ensure the safety of trekkers.

The Shivapuri National Park permit can be acquired at the entrance gate of the National Park.

It's important to carry these permits with you at all times during the trek, as they might be checked at various checkpoints along the trail. By obtaining the necessary permits, you not only comply with local regulations but also contribute to the preservation of Langtang's unique natural beauty and cultural heritage.


Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of well-experienced guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training.

Gosaikunda Trekking is unquestionably a fantastic trek in the Langtang region, which takes you through the beautiful village of  Langtang and reaches up to an elevation of ( 4609m/15122 ft) i.e, Gosaikunda Pass or Lauribinayak Pass.

This trek allows you to reach the Beautiful Gosainkunda Lake (4380m)/ Frozen Lake of Nepal for an overnight stay. This 15-day trek by Hiking Bees, combines two treks at once however people with short time can only do the Gosainkunda Trek within a time frame of 5-7 days.

We also suggest the 11-day Langtang Valley Trek or  9-day Tamang Heritage Trail for people looking for other shorter treks in the Langtang Region. You can also customize this Gosaikunda trek package by combining the Helambu region in this itinerary.

You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!



Tour Highlights


  • Sacred Gosaikunda Lake: A pilgrimage to the pristine Gosaikunda Lake, nestled amidst the mountains, offers a chance to witness its serene waters and immerse yourself in the spirituality that envelops this sacred site.
  • Cultural Encounters: Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa, where the chants of monks and the fluttering prayer flags create an atmosphere of tranquility and reverence. Engage with the local Tamang communities and experience their warm hospitality.
  • Flora and Fauna: The Langtang National Park is a haven for biodiversity, with vibrant rhododendron blooms and chances to spot elusive wildlife like the red panda, Himalayan tahr, and langur monkeys.
  • Laurebina Pass: Conquer the heights of the Laurebina Pass at 4,609 meters and be rewarded with sweeping panoramic views that span the horizon, showcasing the grandeur of the Himalayas.
  • Adventure and Challenge: Trekking through diverse terrains, crossing suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and conquering high-mountain passes like Laurebina Pass add an element of thrill and challenge to the journey.
  • Natural Hot Springs: After days of trekking, relax your muscles in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, allowing the warmth to rejuvenate your body and soul.
  • Local Cuisine: Indulge in local culinary delights, from traditional dal bhat (rice and lentils) to yak cheese, offering a taste of the region's gastronomic treasures. 
  • Buddhist Rituals: Visit ancient monasteries and witness traditional Buddhist rituals 
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Surya Peak, and Langtang ranges.
  • Thadepati: a gateway to the Helambu region where you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurisankhar, Jugal Himal, Sishapangama, and Numbur Himal.
  • Ambar Singh Cave: A historical cave inside which our brave fighter Ambar Singh Thapa hid himself during war with Tibet about 220 years ago
  • Shivapuri National Park: Explore the Shivapuri National Park (the Youngest National Park in Nepal)



Tour Includes

  • Airport transfers and transportation as per itinerary 
  • All necessary permits for the trek 
  • Accommodation during the trek (tea houses/guesthouses) 
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide 
  • Porter service (1 porter for 2 trekkers) 
  • Insurance for the guide and porter
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • All the necessary equipments (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Walking pole).
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Certificate of trek completion along with complimentary Hiking Bees T-shirt
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.

Tour Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu 
  • Nepal visa fees 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Meals in Kathmandu 
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.) 
  • Tips for the guide and porter 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Highest Altitude : 1300Meters
Meals : Welcome Drinks

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

Highest Altitude : 1,550m/5,100ft
Trek Duration : 7-8 hrs drive
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, you'll drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small town located at the base of the Langtang valley. The drive takes around 7-8 hours, passing through scenic countryside and remote villages.

Trek Distance : 15-16 Km
Highest Altitude : 2,380m/7,830ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

You'll start your trek from Syabrubesi and head towards Lama Hotel. The trail passes through dense forests and crosses several suspension bridges over the Langtang River.

Trek Distance : 16Km
Highest Altitude : 3,430m/11,253ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As you leave Lama Hotel, the trail climbs uphill through a forest of oak and rhododendron trees. You'll pass through the villages of Ghoda Tabela and Thangsyap before reaching Langtang Village, where you'll stay overnight.

Trek Distance : 6Km
Highest Altitude : 3,870m/12,697ft
Trek Duration : 3-4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek is a short one, allowing you to acclimatize to the high altitude. You'll pass through yak pastures and climb up to Kyanjin Gompa.

Trek Distance : 10-11km
Highest Altitude : 5,000m/16,404ft
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today is a rest day, and you can explore the surroundings of Kyanjin Gompa. You can visit the cheese factory, the Buddhist monastery, and the nearby glaciers. You can also hike up to Tserko Ri, a peak that offers panoramic views of the Langtang range.

Trek Distance : 20Km
Highest Altitude : 2,380m/7,830ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, you'll retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel, passing through the same forests and suspension bridges you crossed on the way up.

Trek Distance : 14Km
Highest Altitude : 2,230m/7,316ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The trail today is mostly downhill, passing through forests and terraced fields. You'll cross a suspension bridge over the Langtang River and reach Thulo Syabru, a traditional Tamang village.

Trek Distance : 9Km
Highest Altitude : 3,330m/10,925ft
Trek Duration : 5hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek is a short one, but the trail is steep as you climb up to Shin Gompa, a small village known for its cheese production.

Trek Distance : 7-8 Km
Highest Altitude : 4,460m/14,632ft
Trek Duration : 5 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As you leave Shin Gompa, the trail climbs uphill through pine and rhododendron forests. You'll pass several small lakes and finally reach Gosaikunda, a sacred lake believed to have been created by Lord Shiva.

Trek Distance : 12Km
Highest Altitude : 4,610m/15,121ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today is the most challenging day of the trek as you'll be crossing the high mountain pass of Laurebinayak. The trail is steep and rocky, but the views from the top are worth the effort. You'll then descend to Ghopte, where you'll spend the night.

Trek Distance : 13.5Km
Highest Altitude : 2,446m/8,025ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek is mostly downhill, passing through dense forests and small villages. You'll cross several streams and finally reach Kutumsang, where you'll stay overnight.

Trek Distance : 15 km
Highest Altitude : 2,195m/7,201ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The trail today is mostly downhill, passing through terraced fields and forests. You'll cross several streams and reach Chisapani, a small village with stunning views of the Himalayas.

Trek Distance : 10 km
Highest Altitude : 1300Meters
Trek Duration : 4-5 hrs trek and 1.5 hrs drive
Meals : B,L,D

Today is the last day of the trek, and you'll hike down to Sundarijal, passing through Shivapuri National Park. From there, you'll drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, you can celebrate the completion of your trek with a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali resturant.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The ideal season to go on the Langtang Gosaikunda Pass trek is from September to November and March to May when the weather is dry and clear, offering breathtaking views of the Langtang range. 

The Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, renowned for its breathtaking views of the Langtang mountain range and the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trekking typically takes around 15 to 18 days, depending on factors like trekking pace, acclimatization stops, and chosen itinerary.

The highest point of the Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek is the Laurebina La Pass at an altitude of approximately 4,609 meters (15,121 feet) above sea level.

Altitude sickness can be a concern, so it's crucial to acclimatize properly and be aware of symptoms. Trekking at a steady pace, staying hydrated, and allowing for acclimatization days are important precautions.

Yes, hiring a local guide and porter is recommended for a safer and more enjoyable experience. They are well-versed with the terrain, culture, and can assist with carrying heavy loads.

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Reviews (1 reviews)

Best 14 day Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking
08 Dec 2023

We are so happy that we did our 14-day trekking through Gosaikunda & Langtang valley, with Hiking Bees. They helped us with planning the trekking and delivered! Even when we wanted to do the regular route the other way around. They changed the schedule easily, with no problems at all. We had a lot of fun with Jit, our guide. We laughed a lot, even when we did not understand what was going on. I highly recommend this company and this guide for your trekking in Nepal.

- Toer Schaffer

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