Gosaikunda Trek - 11 Days

Gosaikunda Trek is an 11-days cultural expedition to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda at the foothills of the Gosaikunda Peak. Get closer to the frozen lakes of a total of 108 lakes on the edge of the Langtang Region.

With views of the sacred Gosaikunda lakes, visitors will also be able to have a peek at the Langtang Peaks. Besides, get par with the lifestyle and tradition of the Tamang and Hyolmo people.

Trip Highlights

  • Langtang National Park
  • Gosaikunda Lakes and Gosaikunda Peak
  • Ganesh, Langtang RI, Tserko RI, Dorje Lakpa, and such other high peaks fo the Himalayas
  • Kyanjin Gompa
  • Peak Climbing: Tserko RI (5,000m)

Trip Overview

Gosaikunda Trek is one of the most sought pilgrimage sites in the country. Explore the high hills of the Langtang Region and enjoy the astounding views from the high hilltops and mountains.

Hike along the off the beaten trail of Nepal through the forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo to get to the frozen lakes of Gosaikunda. Same as the other starts of the Langtang trekking packages, we will drive to the village of Syabrubesi via Dhunche. From there, we will hike up to the villages of Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa. After exploration and summit of the Tserko RI peak, we will again hike downhill to the village of Lama Hotel to further drop to the village of Thulo Syabru. From there, we will get to the Chandan Bari and then trek past the Laurebinayak to get to the sacred lake of Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is one of the most sacred places for the Hindus. The place is most visited during the Janai Purnima Festival. The trek offers panoramic views of the Ganesh, Langtang RI, Dorje Lakpa, Tserko RI, and several other peaks. Also, encounter the endangered Red Panda if you get lucky.

Join us in this 11 days hiking expedition to explore some of the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda. Get knowledgeable about the Hindu myths related to the lakes. A decent level of fitness is required for this trek. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi (1467m)

Day 02: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2748m)

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3500m)

Day 04: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)

Day 05: Hike to Tserko RI (5000m) and back

Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2748m)

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2000m)

Day 08: Thulo Syabru to Chandan Bari (3250m)

Day 09: Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda (4460m)

Day 10: Gosaikunda to Dhunche (2030m)

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 1
Drive to Syabrubesi (1467m)

After all your preparation the previous day, we will pick you up at the hotel premises and start off our itinerary. Drive through the narrow hills alongside winding roads to get to the village of Syabrubesi. The village is just below the valley to Tibet. The village offers some old architectural designs and an old Seussian stupa. During the drive, we will be able to get great views of the Ganesh and Manaslu peaks.

Day 2
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2748m)

Hike uphill from the village of Syabrubesi along the Langtang River. Get further uphill through the green lush forest until we get to a place called Bamboo. A nice picturesque place to have views of the Langtang peaks. After lunch at the village, we will walk uphill to get to the village of Rimche. The village is divided into two halves, upper and lower. Cross both of them to arrive at the village of Lama Hotel. We will encounter waterfalls and the sound of the rushing Langtang River all day long.

Day 3
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3500m)

Wake up to the great views of the snow-capped peaks from the hotel. After breakfast, we will climb out of the village of Lama Hotel to arrive at the village of Ghoda Tabela. The name translates into the ‘stable for horses’. From the stable, we will climb uphill to get to the village of Thangshyap. Then an easy walk will take us to the village of Langtang. Along the way, we will be able to get great views of the Langtang Lirung. The new Langtang village is just 100 meters away from the previously destroyed location. There stand mani walls, with encryption of the people losing their lives in the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Day 4
Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)

The hike to the Gompa is flat and easy as we walk along the rough rocky path to get there. Along the way, we will be able to see the largest mani wall of Nepal. Kyanjin Gompa is home to the Kyanjin Monastery, a Yak Cheese factory, and a German bakery. Enjoy your day strolling around the village. Don’t forget to try the Yak Cheese and German Bakery items. Close your eyes with preparation for the next day.

Day 5
Hike to Tserko RI (5000m) and back

An early wakeup call as we have to hike the peak of Tserko RI lying at a height of almost 5000 meters. An easy walk from the Gompa will take us to several yak pastures along the way. From there, we will hike uphill in a steep rocky trail to get to the top of the Tserko RI. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Langtang massif and get back down to the village of Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stay.

Day 6
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2748m)

Wake to the sunrise above the Langtang RI, Kyanjin RI, and the Tserko RI peaks. Fuel yourselves with fodder and then, start off with a hike downhill to get to the village of Langtang. From there, an easy walk downhill will take us to the village of Thangshyap and later to the village of Ghoda Tabela. A further downhill climb will take us back to the village of Lama Hotel

Day 7
Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2000m)

Follow the same route that led us here. We will head back down to the village of Rimche from where we will descend to the village of Bamboo. Hike through the green lush forest of bamboo before turning into a new intersection towards the village of Thulo Syabru instead of getting to Syabrubesi. Along the way to Thulo Syabru, we will be able to enjoy a high altitude waterfall.

Day 8
Thulo Syabru to Chandan Bari (3250m)

Wake up to the glorious sunrise in Thulo Syabru and fill yourselves with a delicious meal. After the meal, we will hike uphill through the forest of rhododendron and pine to get to the village of Chandan Bari after passing the villages of Garta and Phulung. The village is also majorly known as the Sing Gompa. The village also contains one of the oldest Yak cheese factories in the country.

Day 9
Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda (4460m)

Climb out of the village of Sing Gompa to hike uphill through lush pine forest to get to the village of Cholongpati. A hike uphill will take us to the village of Lauribinayak. From there, a steep climb uphill will take us to the hilltop of Laurebinayak. Get great views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himalayan Ranges from there. After lunch here, we will hike uphill and again descend to get to a gorge. A flat walk from there will take us to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda. There are a total of 108 lakes in its outskirts with the Gosaikunda being the major lake. The lake melts into the Trishuli River and is seen to be frozen 6 months a year. Enjoy the views of the icy lake of Gosaikunda along with the Gosaikunda range of Himalayas.

Day 10
Gosaikunda to Dhunche (2030m)

Hike downhill to get to the village of Laurebinayak. From there, we will track back to the village of Cholongpati. Further downhill climb through pine forest will take us to the village of Sing Gompa. After lunch at the Gompa, we will hike downhill through the village of Ramche to finally get to our destination. Alongside our trek, we will be able to have panoramic views of the Langtang, Ganesh and the Annapurna peaks.

Day 11
Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Our last day at the rural hills of the Langtang Region. After filling ourselves with fodder, we drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu. We will guide you to the hotel premises and let the trek come to an end.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-18
  • Nepal
  • Syabrubesi
  • Dhunche
  • 5,000m/16,405ft
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December