Kathmandu Gosaikunda Trek is a beautiful trekking in Langtang national park. The frozen lake-Gosaikunda trek is amazing and unforgettable. So, the trek is becoming popular day by day. The trek starts from Syabrubesi and Dhunche after one day bus drive from Kathmandu. And the ending point of the trek is either Sundarijal or Dhunche.
Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers fascinating view of Hiunchuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m) and Ganesh Himal (7,406 m) to the west, and Langtang Lirung to the north. We also hike through the beautiful terrace landscapes, Chorten and Gompa. On the trail you will pass through Lauribinayak which gives you first view of holy lakes.
Among dozens of lakes, you see the three main lakes- Saraswoti kunda, Bhairab kunda, and Gosaikunda in the journey. Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek passes green hills, local villages, dense rhododendron forests and the lakes. Besides the gorgeous views, the trek provides the cultural diversities of many ethnic groups reside there like Tamang, Brahman and Newar.
The Gosaikunda Lake trek discovers the lakes and mountains of Langtang National Park. We hike following the ridges, ravines and suspension bridges, winding through oak and pine forests with rhododendron flowers. You will get an insight of people living there. Gosaikunda Lake Trek is the perfect trip to explore the mountains and nature with low risk of high altitude sickness.
Why Gosaikunda Lake Trek
- Visit 108 lakes varying from small to medium size
- View the cultural diversity in Nepal
- The site has mythological significance making it holy region for Hindus.
- The sight of different mountains of Langtang region
- Visit different Tibetan gompas
- Different oak bamboo and rhododendron forests
- Pass through adventurous Lauribinayak la pass
7/8 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Get early mornig bus drive for the seven-hour to Syabrubesi for Langtang Trekking. The road climbs high over ridges as it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region ahead. We drive through the bustling town of Trisuli before climbing towards Dunche and the Langtang National Park. After the town of Dunche it is another hour downhill to Syabru Besi and stay night in Syabrubesi.
5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
We begin our trek with a climb up to Syabru Village. There are two trails as we cross the bridge. We follow the trail left uphill to reach Thulo Syabru. The trail is all uphill trek to Thulo Syabru village.
3/4 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.
5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.
6/8 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte.
6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
The day, we start the trek as normal time. The trail from Gopte to Kutumsang is a lot of up and downhill. When we reach Tharepati we can see the view of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha PSangma and others peaks. From here, we hike through Magin Goth and then Kutumsang.
6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Now we are in the Helambu region. Sherpa and Tamang are the ethnic groups of this area. The trail is up and down. We hike through the rhododendron forest. It takes about 6/7 hours to get Chisapani. Chisapani is the nice and magnificent viewpoint. We can see from here wonderful views of snow-capped mountains.
4 hour and 1 hour drive BB Plan- Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu
Today is the last day of hiking. We hike down about three hours to get Sundarijal. During our hike, we pass through the forest and some small village. We can take a local bus or private car from here. It is about 1 hours driving to Kathmandu and then take a rest.The trip ends.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.
- Road transfer cost -from trek start to end point to Kathmandu-Syabrubensi-Sundarijal-Kathmandu.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit -National Park Fee, local government taxes and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergenc for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipmenets like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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Langtang Valley Trek Accommodation
Langtang Valley Trek accommodation will be basic tea houses for boarding/lodging.This is the most popular style of trekking to langtang Valley and simply involves trekking from tea house to tea house. Tea houses are essentially small hotels find in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers in a room. Bathrooms are shared as well and in the langtang Trek, the lodges usually have running cold water and western style toilets. Also the hot shower is also available but it need to pay extra cost for it.
In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room with an extra cost and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.
Langtang Valley Trek Meals/Food
Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the tea houses. Typical meals on langtang trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.
There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.
Langtang Trek Weather/Temperature
Weather/Temperature in Summer langtang trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in langtang is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in langtang during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is -3 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn Langtang Trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the langtang. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November.
Weather/Temperature in Winter langtang Trek in December, January and February.The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at langtang is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the langtang winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy langtang. The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all langtang lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.
langtang Trek Equipment
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable langtang trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
The flow of trekkers and mountaineers are increased rapidly in the route of Langtang, which has brought enormous improvement in lodging there. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the tea houses and lodges.
Yes, If you had not done trekking before then, this region will be best for the startups which are the moderate level of trekking.
You will need to carry a good-sized of a day pack where you could put your personal belonging items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15 kg.
Yes, there are electricity/power in most tea houses at the lower part of the trekking. But no heating in the room. In the higher part of the trekking, there will power only on solar panel. The charging is only possible in the main dining room at expensive rates. The battery charging cost range as per hour for cameras and laptop computers even more expensive.
Yes, Insurance is almost needed 100% trekking to langtang valley. Injury and altitude sickness are far too common on trek. So it is best to pick up insurance World.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek in Everest Region. The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of Langtang Mountains.
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity. In a serious case evacuation would be by helicopter.
There is no specify training method to recommend that applies to each individual. The training you should do to prepare for langtang trek depends on your current level of fitness and any medical conditions.Trekking in Langtang region is suitable for almost all people with moderate fitness. It does not need any prior experience and running, walking, and swimming are the fitness activities to get involved in the excursion.
There are between 2 to 12 fellow travellers in the group. The langtang trek is a popular trip so most of our groups are fully booked. The groups typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together. The ages differ and trekkers can be in their 20's to 60's. The group comprises of people from all nationalities.
Trekking in Langtang region is considered moderate in difficulty level, but still, a good level of fitness is required to complete the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can go on this trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation.
Langtang region trek is not dangerous at all because trekking in Langtang region is considered moderate. The altitude increases with daily ascent above 3,000 m to 4,000 m high. there are risks of getting altitude sickness, as you will be trekking above 3000 m. It depends on the person, how he/she is going to react to altitude regardless of their fitness and experience.
Weather/Temperature in Summer Langtang region trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in langtang is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in langtang during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is -3 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn in langtang region Trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the langtang. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November
Weather/Temperature in Winter langtang region Trek in December, January and February. The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at langtang is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the langtang winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy langtang. The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all langtang lovers.
The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.
Since you will be in the mountainous region, Wifi and phone network might not work everywhere or for many days. However, most of the guesthouses offer Wifi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.
At the lower altitude guesthouses there will provide the facilities of hot shower. And in rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For all the showers, it costs you extra charge as per shower. The higher you go the hot shower is expensive.
Yes, you will be able to use ATM and Credit Cards during the trip. You can use ATM Card in Kathmandu valley and major cities, it’s better to have cash.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the super markets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.
According to thee size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.