Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Package

Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Trip GradeTechnical Challenging
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,983 m
  • ActivityCity Tour, Trekking & Hiking
  • Group Size1-10
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Nestled within the heart of the Himalayas, the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek offer a mesmerizing journey through some of Nepal's most pristine and awe-inspiring landscapes. This trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and spiritual significance, making it a popular choice among trekkers seeking a unique and immersive experience.

The Langtang Valley, situated to the north of Kathmandu, is flanked by the soaring peaks of the Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) and other majestic summits. The Gosaikunda Lake, a sacred alpine lake, adds a mystical touch to this trek. The trail winds through lush forests, charming villages, and high-altitude meadows, offering trekkers a diverse and captivating journey. The warm hospitality of the locals adds a personal touch to the trek, creating lasting memories for those who venture into this remote region.

The trek unfolds a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, from dense rhododendron forests to cascading waterfalls and serene meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers. The Langtang Valley offers panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, while the Gosaikunda Lake, surrounded by rocky terrain and glaciers, adds an ethereal beauty to the journey. Trekkers can experience the changing scenery with each passing day, providing a constant sense of wonder and discovery.

Gosaikunda Lake holds immense religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to Hindu mythology, the lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, and during the full moon of August, pilgrims embark on a sacred journey to take a dip in its icy waters. The trek to Gosaikunda Lake allows trekkers to witness and participate in these spiritual rituals, providing a unique cultural and religious experience.

The Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek represent more than just a physical journey through the Himalayas, they offer a spiritual and cultural odyssey. This tailored itinerary provides a holistic experience, blending challenging treks with cultural immersion and encounters with nature's splendor. Each day unfolds as a chapter in an epic tale, revealing the unparalleled beauty and cultural richness of this region. For those seeking an adventure that transcends the ordinary, the Langtang Valley with Gosaikunda Lake Trek promises an unforgettable odyssey in the lap of the world's highest peaks.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Best Time

The Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake trek in Nepal are best undertaken during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. Spring offers stable weather with mild temperatures and clear skies. The blooming rhododendron flowers add vibrant colors to the landscapes, making it a visually appealing time for trekking.

Autumn is another best season, characterized by stable weather and clear skies. The cool temperatures, especially at higher altitudes, create comfortable trekking conditions. Both seasons provide excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. 

However, it is advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall, which can result in slippery and muddy trails, leeches, and limited visibility. Similarly, winter (December to February) is not recommended as temperatures drop significantly, and higher-altitude trails may be covered in snow. Before embarking on the trek, it's crucial to check current weather forecasts and trail conditions for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Major Attractions of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Tserko Ri

Tserko Ri, a prominent peak with an elevation of 4,984 meters, stands as a challenging yet incredible vantage point during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. As you embark on the trek, prepare yourself for a strenuous climb to reach its summit. However, the effort pays off immensely as you are greeted with breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding landscapes. From the vast expanse of the Langtang Valley to the majestic peaks such as Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa, the panorama from Tserko Ri is nothing short of awe-inspiring, particularly when witnessed during the magical moments of sunrise and sunset.

Gosaikunda Lake

The sacred Gosaikunda Lake is another major attraction of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, nestled at an altitude of 4,380 meters within the Langtang National Park. This alpine lake holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. 

According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda was formed by Lord Shiva's trident and is considered his celestial abode. The lake is a pilgrimage site, drawing devotees during the Janai Purnima festival. Beyond its spiritual importance, Gosaikunda captivates with its natural beauty. Surrounded by towering peaks, the turquoise-blue lake creates a mesmerizing scene against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The trek to Gosaikunda takes adventurers through diverse landscapes, including dense forests, picturesque villages, and high alpine meadows.

Highlights of Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Traverse deep gorges and cross scenic suspension bridges,
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of the local cheese at Kyanjin Gompa,
  • Hike up to Tserko Ri (4,984 m), the highest point of the trek during the exploration day,
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the Gosaikunda Lake,
  • Witness the unique beauty of nearby lakes such as Bhairab, Saraswati, and Surya Kunda,
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park,
  • Encounter the unique ecosystem of Shivapuri National Park as you trek through Sundarijal

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Difficulty and Fitness Requirement

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is considered a moderate to strenuous trek. This 16-day Langtang Gosaikunda Itinerary takes you to the highest point, Tserko Ri at an elevation of 4,983 meters above sea level. 

Whether a beginner or an experienced hiker, altitude sickness can be a concern during this trek. It is highly recommended to acclimatize at higher altitudes to get used to the increasing elevation. 

The trek demands a reasonable level of fitness, and prior trekking experience is beneficial. Weather conditions, especially during winter and monsoon seasons, can add to the challenge. Overall, adequate preparation, including physical fitness and awareness of altitude-related risks, is crucial for a successful Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

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This is a standard itinerary for the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake trek. Footprint Adventure can organize the trip according to your needs and requirements as well. For the customization of trips, feel free to contact us


Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be warmly greeted by our airport representative holding a sign that reads your name at the arrival of the Tribhuvan International Airport. A private vehicle will then whisk you away to the accommodation for the night. Freshen up and stroll around the Thamel area for the rest of the day.

Overnight at a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After an early morning breakfast, your city guide will be at your hotel to pick you up for your Kathmandu City Tour.

Visit famous landmarks like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and many more. Explore the unique architecture and get to know more about the in-depth history of the Kathmandu Valley. 

After your whole day city tour, you will get to meet your guide during our welcome dinner and pre-briefing session at an authentic Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village
  • MealsBreakfast and Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

The next day, after breakfast you will then start your journey to Syabrubesi. The drive takes you through the north of Kathmandu and offers excellent views of terraced fields, rivers, small villages, and snow-capped mountains. You will pass by Dhunche before reaching Syabrubesi village in Rasuwa. Overnight stay at the comfortable guesthouse.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,380 m

After a hearty breakfast in Syabrubesi, your trekking adventure officially begins. The trail takes you along the Bhote Koshi River, offering mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscapes. Traverse through dense forests adorned with oak, maple, and rhododendron trees, while keeping an eye out for native wildlife like langurs and red pandas. Eventually, you'll arrive at Lama Hotel, nestled by the riverside. Unwind and rejuvenate in the tranquil surroundings of this cozy mountain retreat.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,470 m

Wake up to a picturesque morning at Lama Hotel and prepare for another day of trekking. The trail gradually ascends, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys. Pass through the traditional Tibetan-style houses in Langtang village. Langtang Village welcomes you with its unique charm and cultural richness. Spend the evening immersing yourself in the local culture and hospitality.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,430 m

As the sun rises over Langtang Village, embark on a scenic trek to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail winds its way through prayer-flag adorned paths and rhododendron forests. Cross streams and wooden bridges, soaking in the breathtaking vistas of glaciers and snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, visit the ancient monastery and take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Spend the evening exploring the village and interacting with the locals.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3- 4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,773 m

This is one of the major days of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary as you'll hike to the Tserko Ri for the stunning panoramic mountain view, valleys, glaciers, and stunning landscapes. After breakfast, you will ascend closer to Mt. Gangchenpo and come back to the Kyanjin Gompa for further exploration. Once you arrive here, you can explore the cheese factory to taste the delicious Yak cheese. Overnight stay at a comfortable guest house.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,984 m

Bidding farewell to Kyanjin Gompa, you return back to the Lama Hotel. Retrace your steps along the familiar trails, soaking in the beauty of the Langtang Valley once more. Pass through quaint villages and lush forests, relishing the sights and sounds of the Himalayan wilderness. Arrive at Lama Hotel in the evening, where you can rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,380 m

After a hearty breakfast at Lama Hotel, resume your trek towards Thulo Syabru. Descend through verdant forests and picturesque landscapes, with stunning views of the Ganesh Himal in the distance. Cross streams and traverse through charming villages, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Arrive at Thulo Syabru in the afternoon, where you can explore the village and interact with the friendly locals.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,250 m

The trail takes you to the serene surroundings of Shin Gompa, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. Ascend through lush forests and picturesque landscapes, with glimpses of Langtang, Ganesh, and Annapurna ranges along the way. Arrive at Shin Gompa in the afternoon, where you can relax and unwind amidst the tranquil mountain scenery.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,330 m

Today, the trail takes you through the picturesque Helambu region via the challenging Laurebina Pass. Begin your journey by descending from Gosaikunda Lake, passing by several smaller lakes along the way. As you ascend towards Laurebina Pass, soak in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. Cross the pass and descend towards Ghopte, where you'll spend the night amidst the tranquil mountain scenery.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude(4,380 m)

Embark on a challenging trek to Ghopte via Laurebina Pass, traversing high mountain passes and rugged terrain. Begin your descent from Gosaikunda Lake, passing by smaller lakes and alpine meadows along the way. As you ascend towards Laurebina Pass, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges stretching into the horizon. Cross the pass and descend towards Ghopte, where you'll spend the night amidst the tranquility of the mountains. Overnight in Ghopte.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,430 m

After breakfast, continue your trek towards Kutumsang via the scenic Thadepati route. Ascend through dense forests of juniper, rhododendron, and pine, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Pass through Thadepati, a serene highland setting, before descending towards Kutumsang. Arrive in Kutumsang in the afternoon and explore the charming village, interacting with locals and learning about their livelihoods. Overnight in Kutumsang.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,690 m

Today's trek takes you through picturesque landscapes and charming villages towards Chisapani. Ascend briefly from Kutumsang before descending into Gul Bhanjyang Village. Continue your journey through lush forests and meadows, with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. Arrive in Chisapani in the afternoon, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas of the mountains.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,165 m

Today marks the final leg of your trek as you descend towards Sundarijal. Enjoy a leisurely hike through forested trails, with occasional glimpses of small villages and water reservoirs. Upon reaching Sundarijal, bid farewell to the mountains and board a vehicle back to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon, where you'll check into your hotel and relax after your adventurous journey.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 Hours Hike and Drive 1.5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek comes to an end today. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Kathmandu or do some last-minute shopping.

Our staff will assist you with your airport transfer, ensuring a smooth departure. If you wish to extend your stay or explore other destinations in Nepal, we can make the necessary arrangements. Bid farewell to Nepal with fond memories of your Himalayan adventure!

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pick and drop during the international arrival & departure
  • 3x nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tour with a tour guide and private vehicles
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi transfer in local Deluxe bus
  • Professional trekking guide for the entire trekking
  • One porter for carrying your luggage for the entire trekking
  • Langtang National Park permits & TIMS Card
  • Twin-sharing is the best available standard guest house accommodation throughout the trek
  • Full board meal during the trekking ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3 Xtea/coffee per day
  • All the taxes and service charges
  • Seasonal fruits as a dessert during trekking
  • First AID kit carried by your trekking guide/leader
  • Trip achievement certificate, t-shirt, and trekking map from the company side
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu or any arrival destination in Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
  • Any other expenses which are mentioned above.

Additional Info

Altitude Sickness 

Trekking in high altitudes, especially during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, requires awareness of altitude sickness. Trekkers are advised to maintain proper hydration, calorie intake, and rest. Guides are equipped to assist trekkers experiencing symptoms and may provide medications like Diamox under medical advice.

Trekking Grade

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is moderately difficult, reaching altitudes of up to 5,000m. Trekkers should be prepared for 5-7 hours of hiking each day, including uphill and downhill terrain through alpine forests and valleys. While previous trekking experience is not required, a reasonable level of physical fitness and a habit of regular exercise are beneficial.

Weather & Climate

The best seasons for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is typically clear with warm daytime temperatures and cold mornings and evenings. Trekking during the monsoon or winter requires proper preparation and guidance.

Food & Water

Freshly cooked meals are provided at local guesthouses or restaurants along the trail, including breakfast and dinner. Lunch options are available en route, offering a variety of Nepali and Western dishes. Bottled water is accessible until the last village, with options for boiled water or water purification methods.


Transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa is typically by public bus, which takes 5-7 hours. Private transportation options include hiring jeeps, Scorpios, or tourist vans. For those seeking a faster route, helicopter services can be arranged to directly reach Kyanjin Gompa.

Electricity, Telephone & Internet

Limited telephone and internet facilities are available along the trekking route, usually accessible at lodges for an additional fee. Mobile networks and 3G internet are present in most areas. Lodges may charge for battery charging, but regular electricity or solar power is available in Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa for electronic device charging.

Trekking Equipment

Basic trekking gear and equipment are sufficient for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, and most items can be purchased at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. As the trek is short and moderately graded, standard trekking gear is suitable for the journey.

Customized Itinerary

If the scheduled departure dates do not align with your availability, custom itineraries can be arranged to accommodate your preferred dates and time schedule. The trekking company can organize personalized trips to suit individual preferences and requirements.


Q1. Do I need travel insurance for the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

Yes, travel insurance is essential for trekkers undertaking the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek. Your insurance should cover emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, trip cancellation, and loss of personal belongings. Make sure to check that trekking at high altitudes is covered in your policy.

Accommodation along the trekking route ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable guesthouses. Facilities are simple, with dormitory-style rooms and shared bathrooms. In some places, you may have the option of staying in more upgraded lodges with attached bathrooms.

It's not recommended to drink untreated water from streams and rivers along the trail, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, you should bring water purification tablets or a water filtration system to ensure safe drinking water during the trek.

ATM facilities are limited along the trekking route, so it's advisable to carry enough Nepalese rupees in cash for your expenses during the trek. Some larger villages may have basic banking facilities, but it's best to plan ahead and withdraw money in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, skies are clear, and the trails are dry. During these months, you can enjoy clear mountain views and comfortable temperatures.

The trek is moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness. There are some steep ascents and descents, as well as high-altitude sections, so prior trekking experience and good physical conditioning are recommended.

Yes, trekkers need permits to enter the Langtang National Park, which is part of the trekking route. You'll need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and a Langtang National Park entry permit, which will be included in the package.

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