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Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

The Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking leads towards one of the most favorite trekking routes in the Langtang region.  During the quest, trekkers can get mesmerizing views of majestic mountains, eye-catching views of beautiful remote valleys along with a visit to Gosainkunda Lake, situated at an elevation of 4,380m. The alpine freshwater lake, on the southern slopes of Jugal himal holds a special reverence in Hindu mythology, and is believed to be the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. . Due to the Langtang valley’s eco-friendly nature where villages in between the routes are less populated with minimal human influence, the destination has been categorized as the third popular trekking destination in the country. The trekking trails in the region have been attracting adventure avid trekkers from all over the world in order to enjoy the sublime beauty of the region. The routes in the trek are all inclusive of natural beauties which traverse through remote valleys, ancient villages, alpine lakes, glaciers, scenic trails, forests, etc.  and are loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region. 

The delightful Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking gets a head start from Syabru Bensi situated at an altitude of 1,462 m and goes up to an elevation of 3,870 m when it reaches to the spiritual Buddhist monastery called Kyanjin Gompa. During the quest it passes through many other cultural and historical places and reaches the holy shrine at Gasainkunda Lake which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year for performing a godly-act of taking a dip in the lake.  The route then gets concluded at Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa. The routes on the trek are suited for trekking enthusiasts who want to get acquainted with the mystic beauties of towering mountains during their stay in the magical country.  With these amazing features, the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is the dream of every trekking fonder who want to explore the great Himalayas while hiking on scenic trails.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites  along with  Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Panoramic views of majestic mountains, eye-catching views of beautiful remote valleys, splendid beauties of ancient villages
  • Visiting  spiritual Buddhist monasteries called Kyanjin Gompa, Sing Gompa
  • Exploring freshwater holy lake of Gosainkunda located at an elevation of 4,380 m
  • Passing through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas at
  • Getting along with ethnic people and their culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m) 6-7 hours bus ride

Day 04 : Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m) 5-6 hours

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) 5-6 hours

Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) 5-6 hours

Day 07 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 5-6 hours

Day 08 : Lama Hotel to Thoulo Syabru Bensi (2260m) 5-6 hours

Day 09 : Thoulo Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m) 5-6 hours

Day 10 : Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3920m) 5-6 hours

Day 11 : Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda (4460m) 5-6 hours

Day 12 : Gosaikunda to Dhunche 7-8 hours

Day 13 : Dhunche to Kathmandu 8-9 hours bus ride

Day 14 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Transportations from Kathmandu - Syabru Besi and Dhunche - Kathmandu transfers by public bus
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Government licensed guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & service charge
  • Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

What is Not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, you can prepare for the following day’s trek. O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m) 6-7 hours bus ride

On the day, you will be driven to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu. During this 6-7 hours bus ride, you can see the scenic suburbs and countryside of Nepal while passing over the high ridges.  You will reach Syabru Bensi before sunset.  O/N at Lodge

Day 04 : Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m) 5-6 hours

This is the day when you start your trek towards magnificent Langtang region after crossing the Bhote Koshi River. The initial phase of the day’s trek will ask you to ascend towards a sub-tropical forest, teeming with bird-life to reach Bamboo village. From the village also, there is a steep climb until you reach Lama Hotel for an overnight stay. O/N at Hotel

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) 5-6 hours

From the hotel, the trails are easy as it passes through aromatic rhododendron and pine forest until you reach Ghora Tabela.  On the way, you can wander around Langtang National Park to catch the rare views of endangered animals and birds.  . From the place, the Langtang village, also known as an eco-friendly place is just three hours away. As you walk thought scenic trails, you will forget how fast the time ticked away and you land in Langtang village. The houses in the valley are built Tibetan style with flat-roofed surrounded by stone walls. You can interact with locals during your stay in the valley.  O/N at Lodge

Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) 5-6 hours

Leaving the amazing Langtang village, you will proceed towards spiritual Buddhist monastery called Kyanjin Gompa.  From the venue, you get beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Also, if the time persists, you will be taken to Yak cheese Factory known for producing the best yak cheese in the country. O/N at Lodge

Day 07 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 5-6 hours

On the day, the trek takes the U-turn towards Lama Hotel where you have stayed during the start of the trek.  You will need to walk downhill through aromatic pine and rhododendron forests to reach the Lama Hotel. You can relax at the hotel which is also known for superb hospitality.  O/N at Hotel

Day 08 : Lama Hotel to Thoulo Syabru Bensi (2260m) 5-6 hours

The day will start early as you have to be on the trail towards Thulo Syabru Bensi. Just like the previous day, you will have to pass through bamboo & rhododendron forests.  This is a scenic path where you will get the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal. You will reach your destination of the day before dusk.  O/N at Lodge

Day 09 : Thoulo Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m) 5-6 hours

The day’s trails will go past bamboo & rhododendron forests known for offering views of different species of animals and birds. After a few hours trek, you will reach at the top of the ridge at Phoprang Danda.  On the way, you can witness splendid view of Ganesh Himal. You are expected to reach the Sing Gompa before sunset. O/N at Lodge

Day 10 : Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3920m) 5-6 hours

From the Gompa site, the day will start with a trek towards Laurebinayak, a small village sandwiched between the mountains. From the venue you can see the glimpses of Mt. Annapurana, Mansalsu, Ganesh Himal and other adjacent peaks.  O/N at Lodge

Day 11 : Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda (4460m) 5-6 hours

This is the most important day of the trek as you leap your step towards Gosaikunda.  Passing through villages like Cholagpati and Lauribinayak, you will reach the fresh water alpine lake of Gosaikunda during mid-afternoon hours. The surface of the lake is measured at 13.8 ha (34 acres). Gosaikunda holds a special reverence in Hindu mythology as it is the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri.  O/N at Camp

Day 12 : Gosaikunda to Dhunche 7-8 hours

This is the final day of the trek as you proceed towards Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa.  You will have to put some extra effort on the day’s trek as it is going to be long and tedious. However, the trials are all scenic and are comprised of occasional climbs in between. You are expected to reach Dhunche during the evening hours.  O/N at Lodge

Day 13 : Dhunche to Kathmandu 8-9 hours bus ride

The trek gets concluded here at Dhunche. You will board a bus that will take you back to the capital city. During this spectacular route of 8-9 hours, you will pass through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages.  By the time you reach Kathmandu, you will be left with some time to go around the streets of the capital city for shopping. The day will give you the last chance to add up to your shopping list. O/N at Hotel

Day 14 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Important Note

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Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: March-May, Mid Sept-Nov

Max Altitude: Gosaikunda (4,460m)

Daily Walking: 5-6 hours

Transportation: Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge/teahouse during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Tea House Trekking

Starts/Ends: Syabru Bensi/Dhunche

Group Size: 1-16

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