Langtang GosainKunda Trek Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
3 13 Days Tea House Trek Mar – Jun / Sep – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Langtang GosainKunda Trek

The Langtang GosainKunda Trek route offers an opportunity to explore Tamang villages, climb small peaks and enjoy glaciers comfortably at a low elevation. The route is mostly covers the semi-tropical forests of moss covering the ground and, lush fern and orchids cling to the tree trunks. At August, during the full moon the scared lake of Gosainkunda is the goal of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.

Short Itinerary

Day Activity Destination Altitude Time
1 Drive Kathmandu – Shyabru besi 1400m 9 hrs
2 Trek Lama hotel 2380 m 6 hrs
3 Trek Langtang village 3500m 7 hrs
4 Trek Kyanging Gompa 3700m 3 hrs
5 Explore Kyanging Gompa
6 Trek Lama hotel 2380m 7 hrs
7 Trek Shyabru Village 2087m 6hrs
8 Trek Sing Gompa 3254m 5 hrs
9 Trek Gosainkund 4300m 6 hrs
10 Trek Tharepati 3600m 8 hrs
11 Trek Kutumsang 2470m 7 hrs
12 Trek Chisapani 2165m 6 hrs
13 Drive Kathmandu 1300m 5 hrs

Trip Information

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by local bus

Langtang National Park entrance fees

Trekking permit (TIMS)

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage allowance while on trek per person

English speaking trekking guide

Comprehensive medical kit

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.


  • The given price is in US dollars. Do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.


Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

The Langtang GosainKunda Trek route offers an opportunity to explore Tamang villages, climb small peaks and enjoy glaciers comfortably at a low elevation. The route is mostly covers

Day 1

DRIVE KATHMANDU – SHYABRU BESI (144km) / 1400m / 9 hrs

We start our trip from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi which is 9 hours drive away. Soon after 30 Km’s drive we reach at pristine villages on the banks of the Trishuli River. We can enjoy the the pleasing peaks of the Langtang region including the Annapurnas, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
Day 2


Ongoing with our Langtang GosainKunda Trek we come across Langtang Khola, traced fields and dense forest of varied plants like oaks, maple, alder, bamboo and many more to reach a stream and a bridge to be crossed. On way we may have opportunity to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear. Further ahead of several bhattis (tea shop), we ascend steeply towards a bridge at 2000 meters to be crossed. The trail further continues and crosses to the north bank of the langtang Khola. Along the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens to scrub oak forest we climb gradually, cross the Langtang River and reach Lama Hotel.
Day 3


The trail ascending above the Langtang Khola from Lama Hotel continues being sharper as we move ahead. The exotic view of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters can be viewed from here.
The trail further continues to a long bridge and passes through lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m along with the police check post and several lodges to reach a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water diven mills and prayer wheels. Moving on we cross a stream to arrive at Langtang village with flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes wheat, turnips, barley etcwhich is also the headquarter of Langtang National Park.
Day 4


We now skirt through a rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. The trail leads to Kyangin Gompa passing through a wooden cantilever bridge, climbing moraine, wide valley and finally ascending the mountain passes. We can find a small monastery and government-operated cheese factory.
Day 5


We can take a rest for the day and explore interesting places like monastery, cheese factory along with a climb at kyanghin Ri located at 4350m to witness mystic view or snow-capped mountains scattered around. Also, we can see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers in short walking distance.
Day 6

TREK KYANGING GOMPA – LAMA HOTEL (2380m, 7 hrs)<br />

Today, we route back to Lama Hotel following Langtang Khola to Langtang village and to Ghora Tabela where we stop shortly for lunch. Again we continue along the steep descent traill to Lama Hotel.
Day 7

TREK LAMA HOTEL – SHYABRU VILLAGE (2087m, 6 hrs)<br />

From Lama Hotel, we head back to Shyabru Village. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community.
Day 8


The trail continues through the forest of oak, firs and rhododendrons and gains a ridge. Staying fairly level in the forest we cross the ridge top towards the head of the valley. The trail ascends at each junction crosses another forested ridge continuing the same to the second valley. Finally we are at the final ridge at the altitude of 3650m. The Sing Gompa is about 100 meter along the trail to the trail to the left. We find a small cheese factory and a neglected Gompa with its 1000-armed Avalokitesvara statue.
Day 9


Gosainkunda, according to Hindu religion, the high altitude lake was created by Lord Shiva. From Sing Gompa an ascending ridge connects to the trail towards Gosainkunda(Holy Shiva’s Lake). The trail climbs sharply at the edge in points and riches at the top. We, then find rich moist mountain forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation to the south. As we climb the ascending trail the excellent views across Langtang Valley and Langtang Lirung can be observed and mystic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu to the west. The trail then descends from the ridge towards Gosainkunda. Before, we come across two more lakes Saraswati Kunda and then Bhairab Kunda. The third lake, Gosainkunda, is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer.
Day 10


The rugged trail continues passing several small lakes to the Laurebina Pass (4610m) allowing us to enjoy beautiful and clear view of Jugal HImal and Rolwaling. Further trail descends to the tree line along with the ridge. Finally we reach at Rharepati for an overnight stay after passing through Juniper, Rhododendron forest and beautiful waterfalls.
Day 11

THAREPATI – KUTUMSANG (2470m, 7 hrs)

Moving towards Kuumsang we steadily drop through Fir and Rhododendron forest and prickly leafed oak forest. The trail provides beautiful views of the mountains and Helambu valley.
Day 12

KUTUMSANG – CHISAPANI (2165m, 6 hrs)

We make an easy undulating trail to Chisapani. cross a pass at 2470m and descending to a large Tamang village called Pati Bhanjyang. The rising trail of about 2 hours we arrive at Chisopani and a temple in chisopani danda is just a short distance above. The vista of mountains from the Chisopani Danda spreads from south of Everest to the Manaslu range.
Day 13

SUNDRIJAL – KATHMANDU (1300m, 5 hrs)

Finally, we trek to Sundarijal and 45 minutes drive to Kathmandu. The route from Chisopani passes through meadows and cultivated fields and climbing through oak and rhododendron forest. Now, we reach at Burlang Bhanjyang from where magnificent views of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Numbur are visible respectively from west to east. Marking the northern rim of Kathmandu valley we enter to the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The undulating trail through the reserve leads us to the Mulkharka. The trail continues on endless stairs towards Sundarijal and exit from the reserve. From Sundarijal we take drive to Kathmandu.
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