Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 4 Reviews   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Guest houses during the trek
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 4650 m

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the perfect trek to explore untouched natural beauty and study more about Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Rituals with local Sherpa and Tamang community. Gosaikunda is a famous holy lake where both Buddhists and Hindus pay equal respects as per their respected myths.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Syafru or Syabru Besi. The hike takes the place from Syabru Besi for another 12 days to arrive back at Kathmandu through Melamchi Pul. Langtang is a perfect place for peace seeker, exploring natural, cultural heritages along with pilgrimage places of both Hindus and Buddhists, and also the trip provides you an opportunity to live like a local in Tamang and Sherpa villages. You will have a chance to explore local rituals, lifestyle and endangered wildlife in Langtang National Park, a national conservation area. Being so closed with holy mountains, glaciers, forests, flowers, rivers, lakes, ponds and many other things assist you to enjoy more in this trip.

On the way of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you will find many monasteries, temples some of them are very old monasteries. You will find typical ethnic settlement villages. Walking along in the heavy forests of Rhododendrons and Bamboos, being in the lap of holy mountains, sitting in the bank of serene lakes make you feel like you really are in a heaven. If you are so lucky, you can see the Red panda and many other endangered animals just in front of you inside the Langtang National Park.

You can taste fresh Yak cheese at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful ethnic Sherpa village. You can feel a mini Tibet in these typical villages as they practice same culture and rituals which directly reflects in their daily lifestyle.

a holy lake in the lap of Himalaya, as mentioned above, is not only praised by Buddhists but many Hindus put their footsteps to pay respect to their ancestors. It is believed that all the sins if you have done you can get rid of them from Gosaikunda. Every year in the full moon night, you can meet thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims at Gosaikunda Lake. You can see many other lakes and small ponds along with Bhairav Kunda Lake in this route.

Be ready and join with Shepherd Holidays team to explore more of untouched natural and cultural beauty of Langtang region. All our packages are hand-made but still they can be customized if you would like to customize them as per your interest and wish. Please feel free to contact us.


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After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our airport representative will greet you with khada (typical traditional Tibetian/Nepali scaff using for greetings) and escort you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you can take rest or explore the streets of Thamel nearby your hotel. In the evening, we will organize a short pre-trip meeting and introduce you with your trekking guide, who will brief you about the preparations to be done for the trip. Overnight at Hotel. 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

After breakfast in Kathmandu, you will drive to Syabrubesi which takes about 7 hours via luxury tourist bus. Syabrubesi lies 49.6 km north from Kathmandu valley. You will drive alongside Trishuli River and reach Dhunche. After crossing Dhunche, you will then reach to Syabrubesi. On the way you will be rewarded with the stunning view of Ganesh Himal, green hills, traditional settlements of various ethnic groups and paddy fields.

Overnight at Syabrubesi

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1462 m
  • Place: Syabru Besi

After breakfast in Syabrubesi, you will proceed to Lama Hotel. You will follow the trail that ascends to Langtang Khola Bridge via green lush forest exploring various flora and fauna. Your trail follows Langtang Khola and takes you to Rimche at an altitude of 2400m. Again you’ll follow the steep trail that leads to Lama Hotel.

Overnight at Lama Hotel

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2500 m
  • Place: Lama Hotel

After your breakfast in Lama Hotel we start the trek towards Mundu. It takes around 6 hours to reach to Mundu from Lama Hotel. Mundu is a small village of Langtang. We stay at Mundu (3,550 m) today.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,550m
  • Place: Mundu

Today we start our trek towards Kyanging Ri after our breakfast in Mundu. We can see the Kyanjing Gompa and the dramatic icefall following from Langtang Lirung, after crossing Laja Khola, a stream and then little climbing to a viewpoint. We will hike up to Kyanjing Ri (4,773m) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m). Overnight stay at Kyanjing Gompa.  

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,798 m
  • Place: Kyanjing Gompa

Today is your rest day. After breakfast we start our exploration of Kyangjuma Gompa and climb up to 5,050 m height of Chorkari Ri. This is the one of the highest famous places of this trek. You can taste the Yak Cheese at local factory. Snow-capped towered mountains look laughing at you just beside you from this point. Visiting monasteries give you more information and clarifications of Buddhism society, culture, rituals and daily lifestyle of local people. Overnight at your guest house in Kyanjing Ri. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,798 m
  • Place: Kyanjing Gompa

After your breakfast, we come back downhill to Lama Hotel where we stayed in our third day of this trek. We again can see the mountains while coming down the trails. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,500 m
  • Place: Lama Hotel

After the breakfast, we start our trek to the river and reach Thulo Syabru after crossing the river. You can see attractive view of Mount Langtang and other many peaks closely. Overnight stay at guest house in Thulo Syabru.  

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,235m
  • Place: Thulo Syabru

Yesterday we were at 2,235 m height and today we will reach at 3330 m height of Shin Gompa. The trek will start after the breakfast as usual. While climbing up to more than 1000 m, we can see Dimsa village, rhododendron, hemlock and oak forests, Shin Gumba and many more. Shin Gompa is also a famous for cheese, you can taste once again. More than beautiful view of Langtang valley, Langtang Himal can be very clearly. Overnight stay at guest house in Shin Gomba.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,330m
  • Place: Shin Gompa

After the breakfast, we start trek climbing towards hill, you can feel cool and relaxed from top hill. On the way to Gosaikunda, beautiful view of mountains of Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, langtang Lirung and Tibetan peaks give you fantastic view. If you are lucky, a clear day opens the curtain to let you watch even mountains of Annapurna range. Langtang Lirung is a beautiful valley.

There are many kunda (s) in Gosaikunda. Kunda means pond or lake in Nepali language. Major three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosaikunda. In some occasions you can feel heavy crowd in these Kundas, many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims make their way to Gosaikunda from all over the world. Overnight stay at guest house in Gosaikunda. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,300 m
  • Place: Gosaikunda

After your breakfast in Gosaikunda, The trek climbs through rocky trail through small lakes to the Laurebina Yak La (4610meters). You can see spectacular views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh Himal ranges. Langtang Lirung also seems very beautiful today. Overnight stay at Ghopte. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,430m
  • Place: Ghopte

After the breakfast, we trek down to the forest and climb again through dry river. You will be surrounded by rhododendron forest once you arrive at Kharka. Melamchi river, forests, ups and down trail, beautiful view of Jugal Himal are other attraction of the day. Overnight stay at guest house in Melamchi Gaon. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,560m
  • Place: Melaemchi Gaon

We will the day again with breakfast and trek to Tarkeghyang. Traditional houses, monasteries make culturally rich to the Helambu region. Overnight at guest house in Tarkeghyang. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,590 m
  • Place: Tarkeghyang

Today is second last day of your trek. After the breakfast, we cross a small forest and arrive to the village. Beautiful valley, villages, forests are main attraction of the day. A Sherpa village of Gangyul practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same type of Buddhism which is the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight stay at guest house in Shermathang. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,610m
  • Place: Shermathang

Today is the last of trek. After the breakfast, we walk down to Melamchi Pul through many Sherpa villages. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach to Melamchi Pul. Melamchi Pul is a local market. We can have the lunch over there and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your trip. If you would like to stay more in Nepal; you have many options which can be shared with us upon request. Else, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure. We thank you for the opportunity of being your travel partner and wish to serve you in your next vacation. Have a nice journey.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu
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What to Expect

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 3 star or above hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • Langtang National Park fee.
  • TIMS Card.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters.
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Shepherd Holidays T-shirt, trip map & trip achievment certificate 
  • Service charge and government taxes.
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast).
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek.
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary.
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.).

Useful Information

Things to know before going on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Tea House will be the main accommodation during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. These tea houses and lodges provide us with the basic facilities such as a bed, blanket and pillow, well enough to spend the night. These rooms are not so big and luxurious, but still they will be clean and cozy. 
However, during your 3 days stay in Kathmandu, we will provide you with a 3-star hotel which is based on bed and breakfast terms. If you want to change your accommodation in Kathmandu, then contact us for cost details.

Food (On the Journey):
Your all meals are Included in the price. We take breakfast and dinner at the tea house where we stay whereas lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge. All the meals will be served by the menu of the teahouse. You can find good varieties of dishes like Dal Bhat, pasta, fried rice, noodles, veggies, chapattis, bakery items, etc.

Shepherd Holidays will provide you with a private vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing and a Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Syabru Besi-Kathmandu.

Guides and Porter:
Shepherd Holidays will provide you with a very well-experienced, English speaking, licensed trekking guide during your Langtang Trek. Similarly, there will be one porter for every 2-trekker. 

We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest health post or hospital possible. However, you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place during the evacuation process. So, it is best for you to be properly insured before the trip.

Trip Extensions:
If you like our service and would like to explore Nepal more or take part in any other adventurous activities in Nepal, India, Tibet or Bhutan, please feel free to contact us for further details.

Custom Itinerary:
If you'd like to suggest a different itinerary or plans for the given trip, feel free to contact us, so that we can make the best out of your custom-made trip upon your request.

For more information, check out the blog on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. 


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    Sara, Singapore

    A Remarkable Journey with Shepherd Holidays

    I recently had the pleasure of embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Shepherd Holidays, and it was a remarkable journey from start to finish. The team at Shepherd Holidays exhibited professionalism and dedication throughout the trip. Our guide was not only experienced but also passionate about the Langtang region, sharing captivating stories about its culture and history. The trek itself offered stunning vistas, from lush forests to pristine alpine lakes. Shepherd Holidays' meticulous attention to safety, accommodations, and cuisine made this trek a truly exceptional experience. I highly recommend Shepherd Holidays to anyone considering the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek; they truly excel in delivering unforgettable adventures.

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    Joey, Norway

    Unforgettable Moments in Langtang with Shepherd Holidays

    The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Shepherd Holidays was filled with unforgettable moments. From the first day of planning to the final farewell, Shepherd Holidays' team demonstrated exceptional professionalism. Our guide Ankita was not just a guide but a source of inspiration, sharing her knowledge and love for the Langtang region. The trek itself was a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, with each day bringing new surprises. Shepherd Holidays' commitment to responsible tourism was evident throughout, ensuring the preservation of this pristine region. If you're seeking an extraordinary trekking experience in Nepal, Shepherd Holidays is the way to go.

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    Carl, Singapore

    Shepherd Holidays - The Perfect Companion for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

    Shepherd Holidays proved to be the perfect companion for our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Their organization and attention to detail were impeccable. Our guide's deep understanding of the region, along with his warm personality, added depth to the journey. The trek itself was breathtaking, taking us through forests, terraced fields, and high alpine landscapes, each more captivating than the last. Shepherd Holidays' commitment to eco-friendly trekking practices was commendable, making us feel like responsible travelers. For an extraordinary adventure in the Langtang region, I  recommend Shepherd Holidays.

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    Emile Campbell, Georgia

    Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - An Exceptional Experience with Shepherd Holidays

    My Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Shepherd Holidays was an exceptional experience. The journey was meticulously planned, from permits and logistics to the choice of accommodations and meals. Our guide's expertise and passion for the region were evident in the stories and insights he shared along the way. The Langtang region's natural beauty, including the serene Gosaikunda Lake, left me in awe. Shepherd Holidays' commitment to responsible tourism and their dedication to preserving the environment made this trek even more meaningful. If you're considering the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Shepherd Holidays is the agency to choose for an extraordinary and well-organized adventure.