Langtang-Gosainkunda-Sundarijal Trekking

Langtang-Gosainkunda-Sundarijal Trekking

  • 14 days 15 night
  • Min person: 1
  • Nepal

Nepal is considered to be one of the best trekking destinations globally because of its scenic beauty and magnificent mountain views. Located in the Langtang region of Nepal, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek allows you to explore this beautiful lake on a short and adventurous trek north of the capital Kathmandu. The Langtang Gosaikunda to Sundari Jal trek combines one of Nepal’s easiest and most picturesque treks with a scenic portion along the Gosaikunda trail.

You will witness the views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, and many others on this Trek. However, the climb up Luaribina Pass is quite challenging. The Gosaikunda trekking trails include long, steep, and descending climbs, a sub-alpine deep forest with blue gentians, epiphytic orchids, and primroses as beautiful vistas of glacial mountains and charming villages. The Trek takes place in a less-traveled area than the Annapurna and Everest regions, allowing you to enjoy silently getting within the Himalayan peaks.

Gosainkunda lake trek offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayan range, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal as well. Not to mention, Gosainkunda lake is also the source of the Trisuli River.

About the Region

At 4,380 meters above sea level, Gosaikunda Lake is an important Hindu and Buddhist religious site. As a pilgrimage site, Gosaikunda is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year during Janai Purnima. Here, pilgrims pray for the well-being of their loved ones and take holy baths. A trek to the lake makes for an unforgettable experience.

Additionally, the Gosaikunda lake is considered sacred in Hindu religious belief. It is believed that the god Mahadev drunkenly felt thirsty due to the grief of his deceased wife. The legend says that Gosaikunda lakes were naturally constructed when he struck the rocks with his holy stick, and water came out. Pilgrims of all ages attend the festival, but mostly middle-aged and the elderly come to take holy dips; however, many young people and tourists visit the lake to experience the amazing Gosaikunda Trek.

Permits and Accommodations

TIMS Card and Langtang National Park Entry Permit are required for the Gosainkunda trek since you enter Langtang National Park and walk through the Langtang valley. These permits mostly determine Gosainkunda trek costs. You need them both for legal reasons as well as to ensure your safety while trekking. Additionally, the revenue from these permits is used to maintain and rebuild the safer trails. The permits can be obtained at either of the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. However, TIMS cards can be obtained at Trekkers’ Agencies Association of Nepal and also at Dhunche, the beginning of the Gosainkunda trek.

Regarding accommodations, you can choose from various lodges and tea houses en route to Gosaikunda. Most of them provide basic amenities, such as hot showers and bathrooms. Some of the lodges provide WiFi as well.

Preparing For the Trek

As you will be ascending to high altitudes in a matter of days on the Gosaikunda Lake trek, it is very important to adapt your body to the altitude as you gain altitude. Furthermore, taking part in the Trek requires participants to walk for many hours daily. Therefore, people with lung disorders or breathing problems should either stay away or take precautions before participating in such activities since high altitudes are difficult to adjust to. Not to mention that altitude sickness can be a big issue for some individuals.

The list mentioned below is the list of items our group of friends brought to Gosaikunda on the first trip. Because of the cold conditions at high altitudes, these are the necessary items you would need with you on your Trek.

  • Warm clothes, including jackets, sweaters, and thermal wears
  • Water bottles and thermos
  • Tents if you plan to camp by the shore of Rara Lake
  • Backpack
  • Portable fire stoves
  • Snow Glasses and flashlight
  • Well-fitting gloves, socks, and shoes or boots
  • Trekking sticks
  • First aid kit
  • Moisturizers and lip guard
  • Energy bars

We have designed the Lake Trek itinerary to keep you away from altitude sickness with ample rest periods in between walks. However, the general itinerary package includes:

Trek Details

  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (National park fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters


Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail, and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Lantang range trek guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group. 

At last, if the itinerary is not suitable for you please let us know, and we will make a tailor-made one. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.

  • Day 1

    Arrival day in Kathmandu

    After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of our staff will be there to pick you up from the airport. Then from the airport, he will transfer you to the hotel to take a rest. Overnight stay at Hotel.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Syabrubesi

    The following day we travel towards Syabrubesi. An eight-hour drive of about 115km takes us to our destination for the second day. We stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3

    Syabrubesi to Lama

    The first day of hiking starts at Syabrubesi. After that, on the hiking path, you’ll have to pass through the Bhote Koshi River as well. Afterward, you need to reach Lama Hotel by hiking through steep paths and thick rhododendron forest.

  • Day 4

    Lama Hotel to Mundu

    From Lama Hotel, the trail continues climbing through the forest with occasional glimpses of Mount Langtang Lirung between the trees on the trail. Finally, after reaching Mundu, you get to rest there for the night.

  • Day 5

    Mandu to Kyanjin

    From Mundu, the trail ascends through yak pastures, and the views widen as the valley opens up further. Finally, after crossing small streams and moraines, it leads to the settlement of Kyangjin. At more than 3,800 meters, Kyangjin is the highest point of the Trek unless you decide to climb one of the peaks of Langtang. So, you need to take a rest day and enjoy and adapt to the elevation.

  • Day 6

    Kyanjin to Ghora Tabela

    FromKyanjin, we make our way to Ghoda Tabela. The path continues for five to six hours and passes through Ghoda Tabela, a small settlement with few livestock and remnants of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

  • Day 7

    Ghoda tabela to Thulo Shyapru

    The hike from Ghoda Tabela is fairly simple. While enjoying the quiet forests and hills, you can retract your steps back toward thulo Syabru . Although if you should take a detour from Rimche to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon if you’re feeling fit.

  • Day 8

    Thulo Syabru to Sing Gumba

    On the eighth day, we trek from Syabru. After hours of walking the the beautiful terrain, we reach Sing Gumba.

  • Day 9

    Sing gumba to Gosainkunda

    This morning we will hike uphill to Gosaikunda (4361m) following our hearty breakfast in Chandanwari. Today’s hike will be more tiresome than yesterday’s. From the beginning, the trail gradually ascends. We will hike on a rough and narrow trail all the way to Gosaikunda. As we ascend, you will have to walk through barren hills and be exposed to cold breezes. Make sure you bring warm clothes.

    We will trek for about an hour to two hours and reach Cholangpaty (3500m), where there are clear and close views of Langtang Ri(7205m), Manaslu(8163m), Langtang Lirung(7234m), and Ganesh Himal(7422m).

  • Day 10

    Gosainkunda to Laurebina Pass to Ghopte

    After the mind-clearing day at Gosaikunda, wecontinue onour track. We reach Ghopte at the end of the tenth day after passing via Laurebina pass. Overnight at Ghopte.

  • Day 11

    Ghopte to Kutumsang

    When you wake up, a morning trek to a nearby villages will allow you to view the enchanting sunrise and the Langtang itself, along with its surrounding areas. Later on, Start your descend back to Kutumsang from Ghopte.


  • Day 12

    Kutumsang - Thankuni Bhanjyang

    On our way to Sundarijal, trek down from Kutumsang to the small village of Thankuni Bhanjyang. Stay at Thankuni Bhanjyang for the night.

  • Day 13

    Thankuni Bhanjyang -Sundarijal Kathmandu Valley

    On the thirteenth day of the tour, we trek for 4 hours to Sundarijal, which is actually the point of origin of the water supply for Kathmandu with a water pipe that date-stamped from the last century running along the road and down stone steps.

  • Day 14

    World heritage tour around Kathmandu

    This is the second to the last day of your trip and it will begin with fascinating sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Sightseeing tour includes visit around World heritage site such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoayambunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu durbar square, Patan Durbar square any many more. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 15


    After the long and enjoyable Nepalese experience, you will finally return back to your home nation.