The Gosaikunda Pass Trek is one of the nearest trekking routes from Kathmandu valley. This trek combines the spectacular hidden valleys of Langtang with the sacred Gosainkunda lakes. Despite being so close to Kathmandu valley, this trekking route remains relatively unspoiled and less crowded than other trekking routes in Nepal. It is an extraordinary journey through impressive landscape, pristine valley, diverse ethnic culture, and lifestyle of the Tamang and the Sherpa people. This Gosainkunda Pass Trek offers excellent views of mountain peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lapa, and the Sishapangma ranges.
This Gosainkunda Pass Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi. Syabrubesi is a small village located on the outskirt of the Langtang National Park. The trekking route follows Langtang River towards Langtang Range. The trail goes past several small Sherpa and Tamang settlements to Kyanjin Gompa. From Langtang valley, the journey shifts towards the holy lakes of Gosaikunda across the Lauribina La Pass(4610m) with stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and the other surrounding peaks along the way. Gosainkunda is sacred for both the Hindus and Buddhists. Tens of thousands of pilgrims visit Gosainkunda during the festival of Janai Purnima.
Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival, our guide/representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your designated hotel. As no activity is planned for this day, depending on your arrival time you can either relax at your hotel or take a short walk to visit the streets of Kathmandu. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2. In Kathmandu(trek preparation).
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal. Today in the first half, we will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city. It may include Pasupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We shall keep the latter part of the day for preparing and planning for the trek. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,440m/7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, we shall drive in a private Jeep to Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trek. The road is quite scenic with the views of the Annapurna Mountains in the west and Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the numerous peaks ahead. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 4. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,420m/6 hrs)
Today the trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak and rhododendron, verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, a stunning vista of great Himalayan peaks, and finally ascends through Rimche and end at Lama Hotel. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 5. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village(Sherpagaon/Mundu 3430m/6-7 hrs)
The first part of the journey is a gentle ascend above the Langtang Khola but soon turns into a steep climb. The trail goes through rhododendron and pine forest with a view of the Langtang Lirung. The path further ascends to the meadows of Ghoda Tabela. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. Depending on our time, we either halt for the night at Sherpagaon or Mundu village. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 6 Mundu/Sherpagaon to Kyanjin Gompa (3,810m/4-5 hrs)
Today's trek is a short and easy one. The trail gradually climbs past tiny villages, stone-built houses, several small streams, and Kyanjin Gompa by lunchtime. After lunch, we could either choose to rest or visit the monastery, or cheese factory and explore the village. Kyanjin Gompa provides a beautiful view of Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tserko Ri, Langshisha Ri, Yala Peak, and others. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 7. Excursion to Tserko Ri (4984m/5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, trek for about 5 hours to summit the Tserko Ri. The trail begins on a flat path but soon turns into a steep climb. The climb gets strenuous until the summit. The summit of Tserko Ri offers a stunning 360° view of Langtang valley. Along with the fantastic views of the Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), and Naya Khang (5,844m). Thus, making it the most unforgettable experience of your life. After spending some time at the summit, we will descend and retrace back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 8. Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(6-7 hrs)
Today we shall retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. For the most part, it is a downhill walk past forests and villages with a view of the snow-covered peaks along the way. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 9. Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2230m/6hrs)
Today we begin with a gentle descent down to the river through beautiful pine and Juniper forest. Then it is a steep climb to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is a lovely village that has preserved the ethnic custom, culture, and traditions of the Tamang tribe. Enjoy the magnificent view of nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and other peaks. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 10. Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa(3320m/5hrs)
Leaving Thulo Syabru, we ascend steeply uphill through the forested hill, across pasture lands to the ridge at Phoprang. From here, the trail goes along the ridge top and finally arrives at Sing Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 11. Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda(4380m/5-6hr)
Today we start with a steep climb up to a ridge with a great view of the Langtang Lirung Himal. The trail to Lauribina pass is a steep one over harsh mountain surroundings. After walking for about three hours, we finally reach the Luaribina pass. After a short break, we continue our journey and arrive at a small ridge, from where we shall have the first glimpse of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda basin. Saraswatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Gosainkunda are prominent ones. This place is of religious significance to Buddhists and Hindus as well. People believe that a dip in the holy lake washes away the bather's sin. Thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this lake every year. Overnight in Trekkers lodge
Day 12. Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa.
Witness the beautiful sunrise view along with the panoramic view of the Himalayas. Visit the sacred lakes and then we retrace our step back to Lauribina la pass. From the pass, we follow the same route and descend to Sing Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 13. Sing Gompa to Dhunche(2030m/5-6hrs)
The trail descends through pine, rhododendron, and bamboo forest to reach Deurali. From Deurali descend further through dense forest and cross the river and finally arrive at Dhunche. Explore the village area and learn about the culture, customs, traditions, and lifestyle of the Tamang people. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 14. Dhunche to Kathmandu (6-7hrs)
The drive to Kathmandu goes through foothills, terraced fields, and small villages and towns. Upon reaching Kathmandu check into your hotel and rest and relax. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 15. Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MealsAll meals included during the trek
Trip Accommodation3-4* category hotels in Kathmandu and local village lodges during the trek
RouteKathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Mundu/Sherpagoan-Kyanjin Gompa-Thulo Syabru-Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda-Sing Gompa-Dhunche-Kathmandu
Trip Type Trekking
Trip SeasonsAutumn & Spring
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Lean MonthsJune, July, August
Not RecommendJanuary, February, December
Prices & Dates
Cost is based on the number of participants.
- 8 members = US$ 960 per person
- 6 members = US$ 1035 per person
- 4 members = US$ 1145 per person
- 2 members = US$ 1360 per person
- Single traveler = US$ 2060
- Single room supplementary = US$ 105
- All airport and hotel transfers by private vehicle.
- Half-day sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local guide as per itinerary.
- Accommodation in the above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and local village lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- English-speaking local guide along with a porter (one porter for every two members) during the trek.
- All necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS/LNP fee).
- Hire of sleeping bag available on request with minimal cleaning charges.
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, political situation, or early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses are not listed in the included section.
Kathmandu: Hotel Shambala or similar
During the Trek: Local village lodges along the way