Important Information

Langtang, gosainkunda and Helambhu Region Treks
8 Days
Max Altitude 4610m
Best Season Spring - Fall
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 3
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Jeep

“The Gosainkunda Trek is one of the sacred lake trek and closest trekking destinations from the Kathmandu Valley”

The destination is the collection of sacred lakes amidst the high altitude of the mountain, lies in the Langtang region which offers stunning views and the sacred lakes are a popular pilgrimage site, drawing up to 20,000 Hindu devotees during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima. 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. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists, who have lined the shore with hundreds of cairns.  The trek is the ultimate way to explore Gosainkunda Lake, the biggest one, situated at an elevation of 4,380m. In Nepali, Kunda means a holy lake. In this trekking trail, you will witness eight other Kundas excluding Gosainkunda, they are Naag Kunda, Surya Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Ama Kunda, Chandra Kunda, Ragat Kunda, Bairab Kunda, and Saraswati Kunda.

The towering Gosainkunda trekking is now getting popular. Generally, many trekkers do this trek after either Langtang trek or Tamang Heritage. The best seasons for this trek are October to November and March to April.

Highlights of the Gosainkunda Lake via Laurebina Pass Trek

  • Various traditional villages to experience different cultures
  • Explore Eight sacred  lakes including holy lake  Gosainkunda of Nepal
  • Mesmerizing vistas of  Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung
  • Walking along with pine trees and Rhododendron flowers
  • Remote trekking route and less crowded

Outline Itinerary ( 8 Days )

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Thulo Syabru (2260m) 6-7 hours

Early morning after having breakfast you will transfer to the Bus station and start your journey towards Tholo Syabru. On a journey, you will drive through beautiful villages and see snowcapped mountains along with the Langtang Himalayas which makes your trekking exciting and heart-touching. 

Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day 2

Trek from Thulo Syabru to sing Gompa (3250m) 3-4 hours

After the morning breakfast in Thulo Syabru village, the trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful Rhododendron, Bamboo, and pine trees. Along the trail, you will pass through several mountains villages to reach Chandan Bari (Sing Gompa) and visit the cheese factory there.

Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day 3

Trek from Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m) 2-3 hours

Wake up with a pleasant sunrise view and following the route which takes higher to the Laurebina Yak. The route goes mostly through the peaceful forest and you will clearly notice the decreasing of the forest as you approach the higher altitude.

Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day 4

Trek from Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda Lake(4400) 2-3 hours

You will have wonderful mountain ranges site from the Laurebina Yak. It is the best place where the reward is the vista spanning the Annapurnas, Manaslu (8156m), the four peaks of the Ganesh Himal (with Paldor Peak), some enticing unnamed peaks in Tibet, and finally Langtang Lirung. For the first hour, you need to climb up to the stone-made stupa of Budhha and then a gentle slide-up route will take you to Gosainkunda Lake.

Overnight Stay at teahouse.

Day 5

Gosainkunda Lake to Gopte (3440m) 5-6 hours

After breakfast at lodge, we start our trek to Gopte. We will take a walk along the northern shore of Gosainkunda lake and ascend up to Laurebina Pass (4,610m). On the way we will see twin Ganesh Kunda, Surya kunda and about five minutes hike up to the Right side, you will see three other kinds (Ama Kunda, Ragat Kunda, and Chandra Kunda). From the Pass, you will have a wonderful view in both directions. The trail descends alongside a stream through alpine land to a single hut and continues downhill till Phedi (3,500m) for a lunch break. From Phedi the trail becomes rough and following few ridges and you will see prayer flags on one ridge. Just beyond these flags is Gopte (3,430m).

Overnight Stay at teahouse.

Day 6

Gopte to Kutumsang (2,470m) 4-5 hours

Our trek initiate with descending from the ridge at Gupte, the trail continues through the forest and then ascent to Tharepati. From Tharepati hill (3,640m), you will see a view of Dorjee Lhakpa, Shisha Pangma, and peaks all the way to Khumbu. From there the trail drops off the ridge and descends to Magen Goth (3,285m) for lunch. After the lunch break, we trek down through the forest and you will visit the national park permit check post by the army. About 20 minutes hiking down from there we will reach Kutumsang.

Overnight Stay at teahouse.

Day 7

Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,251m) 6-7 hours

From Kutumsang we have a high Pass to cross before the trail drops to Golphu Bhanjyang (2,140m). Walking in Rhododendron forest passing through Chipping village and continue south past Hyolmo and Chetri villages to reach the comparatively modern settlement of Chisapani.

Overnight Stay at teahouse.

Day 8

Chisapani to Kathmandu (1340m) 4 hours

Today is the last day of your trek. The trail ascent to the Shivapuri National Park then reaches a Pass with Prayer flags. After crossing the Pass, the trekking route descends through the dense forest of pine, oak, and Rhododendron trees which lead to the army camp. After 15 minutes from there, we will reach Mulkharka village, continue to descend through the village crossing the dam, and following the immense drinking water pipe till Sundarijal bus station. Drive to Kathmandu by local bus.

Overnight Stay at hotel.



All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
First aid kit
Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
Trekking route maps
All necessary government taxes and service charges
Porter (For two person)


Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from airport
Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
Tips for the trekking crew
Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Important Information

Checklist For Gosainkunda Trek

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging During trek In Nepal:
All trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat

Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs