Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek - 15 Days

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  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge Based Trekking
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 1 to 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,030 m

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek is one of the best itineraries to explore the wonders of the Langtang and Helambu regions. It's an incredibly adventurous trek to the ancient Kyanjing Gompa and holy Gosainkunda Lake. The trail goes through beautiful valleys and dense woodland. You'll be trekking in Langtang National Park, so expect encounters with animals and birds. The Gosaikunda Pass trek is for experienced trekkers, given the difficulty the journey holds. 

Langtang Trek with Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu lets you meet with indigenous people and explore the lush rhododendron forests, fine mountain villages, a high alpine lake, and a Himalayan pass. You explore two beautiful regions, Langtang and Helambu, on this 15 days adventurous trek.

The rich Langtang Tamang heritage culture and tradition add more essence to the Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass trekking. Tamangs are one of the early settlers of the Langtang region and are believed to be descendants of Tibetans. Their norms, values, and practices are similar to those of Tibetans. Apart from Tamangs, Sherpas are the other inhabitants of the Langtang region. While trekking, you'll come across many chortens, prayer wheels, stupas, prayer flags, and mani walls. Upon crossing the Laurebina pass (4,681 m), you enter the Helambu region, where you'll meet Hyolmos (also an indigenous group).

Kyanjin Gompa and Shig Gompa are the two ancient and most important religious sites for the locals in the Langtang region. They are located at 3,860 m and 3,330 m, respectively. As the name of the package says, the trek leads you to the pristine and holy Gosaikunda Lake, situated at 3,860 m. It is a holy lake and a pilgrimage site, visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year (especially in August during Janai Purnima). The lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, as per Hindu mythology. 

What can you expect on Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek Route?

  • Explore the valley of glaciers, Langtang Valley, and the stunning Helambu region.
  • The trail goes through lush rhododendron forests and fine mountain villages.
  • As you'll be trekking in the Langtang National Park, you'll come across rich flora and fauna.
  • Meet with indigenous people and get to know their cultural heritage.
  • Visit ancient Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa.
  • Hike to Tserko Ri to witness a gorgeous sunrise along with an excellent mountain panorama.
  • Unwind at the shore of holy Gosaikunda Lake and relish the tempting view.
  • Cross a high alpine pass called Laurebina Pass.
  • Trek through lush meadows and remote villages in the Helambu region.

Mountains & Views During Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek

The snow-capped mountain views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Ganchempo (6,387 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), and Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m) make the trail mesmerizing. Not only that, you'll be accompanied by diverse scenery of green hills and terraced fields throughout the trek. There are many points along the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek with the Helambu route from which the views are extra gorgeous. For instance, the sunrise from Tserko Ri and the mountain panorama from Laurebina Pass are phenomenal. 

How difficult is Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass 

Langtang Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek is a difficult trek. It is one of those high-altitude treks that crosses a Himalayan pass and demands strong physical fitness. Following a trodden route, you walk for numerous days without modern comforts. Therefore, the endurance of the trekkers matters a lot. You not only have to be physically fit but also determined to complete the trek, regardless of all the hurdles. The Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek ascends up to 4,600 meters. There are many steep and sloppy uphill climbs along the way, too. 

What do we offer in our Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Route Package?

Nepal Gateway Trekking is one of the oldest trekking companies in Nepal, with numerous years of expertise and multiple generations working together. Our long legacy, guest satisfaction, no hidden charges, transparent policy, and assurance of a safe trek in the Himalayas make us a top choice in the field. You can trek freely with our team, as they are very reliable and knowledgeable. 

Our Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek itinerary is well-designed to serve you on a lifetime journey. We have the best Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek cost in the market, with no compromise in service. Moreover, you can also tailor-make a Gosaikunda Pass Trek itinerary with us. Book the Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek 2024 here. 

If you feel you cannot do the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Treks with Helambu, then you can check out these trekking packages: the Langtang Valley Trek and the Tamang Heritage Trek.

Some of our other famous trekking packages in the Himalayas; Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, EBC Trek, ABC Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek

Itinerary

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Our airport team will welcome you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will help you with your luggage and escort you to the hotel we have booked for you. As we have not planned anything particular on your arrival day, you'll have the remaining day free. You can explore Thamel and its busy streets. In the evening, meet with the rest of the team members, we also do the final packing today and introduce you to the guide.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Today, early in the morning, we'll drive to Syabrubesi. It is the starting point of the trek. Leaving the bustle of Kathmandu city, the drive goes along lush green foothills and offers a glimpse of snow-capped mountains on the way. The guide will register the permits at Dhunche and drive on the zigzag road to Syabrubesi.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,460 m

After having a warm breakfast, we’ll begin trekking, crossing the Bhote Khola and the Langtang Khola. Walking on a grassland, we reach Pahiro via Dovan. From here, we enter dense forests and continue trekking to Bamboo. The trail then ascends along the Langtang Khola and crosses it before steeply ascending to Rimche. From here, it's another one-hour walk to Lama Hotel.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,470 m

Leaving Lama Hotel, the trail goes through dense forests, following the Langtang Khola. We trek through settlements like Gumnachock, Chhunama, and Ghodatabela. The trail further ascends to Chyamki and continues to Langtang village through lush rhododendron forests. We'll see stunning mountain views of Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Peak, etc.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,430 m

It's a short walking day today. From Langtang village, we walk on an uphill route, passing by ancient mani walls, chortens, and stupas. The trail soon goes along lush pastures and rocky foothills to Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient monastery with fantastic mountain views. We'll have a lot of time to rest and explore the rest of the day. We can visit the cheese factory or hike to a nearby viewpoint.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,850 m

Today is our acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa. To adjust to the altitude, we'll hike to a high elevation and descend back to Kyanjin Gompa to spend the night. For the hike, we'll go to Tserko Ri. The trail is rocky and steep, so be careful. Upon reaching Tserko Ri, we get to witness surreal mountain landscapes and several towering snowy peaks in front of us. Later in the day, we'll visit the monastery and rest.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,030 m

The trail today retraces the path back to Lama Hotel. From Kyanjin Gompa, we descend via pastures and cross many bridges & remote villages. The trail also goes through dense forests, offering beautiful scenery along the way.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,470

The trail continues to Ramche and descends to a river. Crossing the river, we ascend to Thulo Syabru via a rugged forested path. The views of Langtang Himal are phenomenal along the way. We also walk through lush forests of juniper and pine.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,260 m

Leaving Thulo Syabru, we follow a wise trail and gradually ascend to Dimsa village. The trail further continues through hemlock, oak & rhododendron forests. We walk on an uphill route to Sing Gompa, enjoying striking views of Langtang Himal and Langtang Valley on the way. In Sing Gompa, we'll visit a popular cheese factory.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,330 m

From Sing Gompa, the trail ascends through lush rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. We keep walking through the forests, which are also the habitat of numerous wildlife, including red pandas. So, there's a high chance we may come across this wildlife. The trail keeps ascending to Gosaikunda lake, where we'll be spending the night. We'll explore the lake and its nearby areas.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,4,60 m

Today is a big day. We'll be crossing the Laurebina pass. From Gosaikunda, we walk following a winding path to the foothills of the pass. The trail then steeply ascends to the top of the pass, from where we get to witness breathtaking mountain landscapes. After enjoying the view, we'll descend on Phedi and walk on meadows to reach Ghopte.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,681 m

Today, we'll enter the gorgeous Helambu region. The trail traverses the forests of pine and rhododendrons. We walk on rocky paths and reach Thadepati. From here, it's a steep uphill climb up the Thadepati pass that presents mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountains. From here, we descend and enter the Helambu region.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,470 m

From Kutumsang, we walk on a community trail and pass by remote villages resided by Sherpas, Tamang, and Hyolmos. Walking along the hillside, we pass by lush forests and descend to Pati Bhanjyang. From here, we walk on a winding trail through dense forests to Chispani for a night's stay.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,165 m

The trail from Sundarijal descends and then ascends on a stone staircase to Shivapuri National Park. We slowly walk through dense forests of pine, rhododendron & oak and soon reach Sundarijal. From here, we'll drive to Kathmandu. The remaining day is free in Kathmandu, so you can do the shopping and visit tourist sites. We meet you in the late evening over farewell dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Farewell dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

The Langtang Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek with Helambu has come to an end. It's your last day in Kathmandu. Our team will drop you at the airport for your flight back home.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit to you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time-frame. Click for Tailor-Made program

Map

Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek - 15 Days map

Includes

  • All grounded transportation as per program.
  • Two nights' accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
  • Your three times meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and accommodations during the trekking
  • A highly experience well trained government license holder English speaking trekking guide and required porters and their expenses.
  • Langtang National Park permit.
  • TIMs card (Trekkers information management system). Please, bring two passport size photos. 
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trekking map.
  • Nepal Gateway Trekking company T-shirt.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Fresh local fruits.
  • Office service charges 
  • All government taxes.

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which is easily issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal first aid kit, equipment and items of personal nature.
  • All kinds of drinks (Water/Coke/alcoholic beverage and hot drinks).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

Dates & Price

Date StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMarch 09, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1080

These are our fixed departure dates. The trip starting and ending date are the arrival and departure day to/from Kathmandu. The dates and price are specified for joining group. 
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Useful Info

Altitude Sickness during Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek

Also known as acute mountain sickness, altitude sickness is a common illness travelers face during trekking in the Himalayas. Usually, symptoms like headache, shortness of breathing, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, etc, are seen at first. Most of the time, medicine and some rest help enough to subside the symptoms. In rare cases, we have to air evacuate the patient to the nearby hospital in Kathmandu.

Our Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek itinerary has adequate acclimatization days that allow trekkers to adjust as they gain elevation. Likewise, our team will keep an eye on your health and respond to it as needed. Every high-altitude journey has a risk of altitude sickness, and you can avoid it with simple measures. 
 

Langtang Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek for Solo/Group

We have a group joining as well as a solo trekking option for Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek. You can join this trek with your group. We provide an experienced guide and one porter for every two members of the group. Likewise, if the group is larger than eight people, we also give an assistant guide. 

If you are a solo traveler and want to trek alone, then opt for our private trek. You get to trek with a guide and a porter. There'll be no one else. You can still enjoy solo trekking by being safe and learning a lot about the region. 
 

Best time to do Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trekking Route

The best time to do Langtang Trek with Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu is in the spring and autumn seasons. These seasons have the most stable weather and moderate climate for trekking in the Himalayas. The visibility is great, and the views are phenomenal. March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn) are the prime travelling times in Nepal. 

You can see the main tourist cities, flooded with travellers from around the world, and so do the trails. The bustling atmosphere and the fresh mountain air will rejuvenate your soul. Amidst all the crowd and chaos, you'll still find your peace and alone time. It's the charm of the Himalayas. 
 

Permits for Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass

Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Helambu Trek explores the Langtang region, ascends to Gosaikunda Lake, and also enters Helambu region. You need the following permits for this trek:

Langtang National Park entry permit fee for foreigners: NPR 3,000 per person 

TIMS permit: NPR 2,000 per person

Because we join the Helambu region towards the end of the trek, we'll also need a Shivapuri National Park permit which costs USD 5, excluding tax. 
 

Travel Tips for Trekking in Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass

Accommodation: The accommodation during the Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trekking is a guesthouse or basic teahouse. It's a simple accommodation, good enough to spend the night. The rooms are small but clean and have comfortable bedding. Washrooms are common usually. 

Food: Three meals a day are provided during the trek as per the menu of the guest house. You can choose from dal bhat, dhido, thenduk, thukpa, etc. In some places, you also get western meals like a burger, pasta, steak, etc. Expect Nepali and Tibetan dishes mostly in this part of the Himalayas. 

ATM: There's no ATM on the Gosakunda trek route, therefore we request you to withdraw enough Nepali cash in Kathmandu. Services like hot shower, charging, Wifi, etc are not covered in the package cost, so you'll need extra cash on you. 

Charging: The guesthouses have charging stations. You can use it by paying a little cash. Nothing is free in the Himalayas. Spare batteries, a power bank, and a solar charger will come in very handy. 

Luggage: The trekker carries a day pack on them during the trek. All the heavy trekking luggage is carried by porters. Each trekker has a 10 kgs weight limit.  

Personal Expenses: Make a budget for shopping, extra snacks, international flights, tips, etc. These expenses are not covered in our package cost. 

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is a crucial part of our Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek booking. We need the insurance document for booking confirmation. Because Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trekking is a remote adventure, it's wise to have a backup for adverse medical emergencies. 

Tipping: We let our guests decide how much they want to tip our crew, so our package does not include tipping. Tipping is a custom in Nepal. Guides and porters hope for a tip at the end of the trip. It's up to you whether you want to tip or not. 

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek trek?

    Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek is a strenuous trek. The terrain is rough and offbeat. We walk past dense and damp forests for many days. There are several steep ascents and descents along the way. Likewise, the facilities along the route are also basic. The trek has mostly an uphill walk, which demands strong stamina and physical fitness.

  • Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek is 15 days long. You can customize the itinerary as per your wish.

  • Gosaikunda Lake is located in the Langtang National Park at an elevation of 4,380 meters.

  • To reach the starting point of the Langtang region trek, you have to take an early morning bus ride from Macchapokhari, Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.

  • The depth of Gosaikunda Lake is 25.5 m. The level of water increases by 40 cm in the rainy season.

     

  • Yes, you can do the Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek alone, but you should know this is one of the least traveled trekking routes in the Himalayas. Therefore, you may not see any trekker in some parts of the trail to help you if something happens. Because of the less popularity of this trek, we advise doing this trek with a guide.

  • Laurebina pass is above 4,500 meters. Compared to other passes, the elevation of this pass is low, but the trail is not easy. You walk on the steep uphill trail to reach the top of the pass. Expert support is needed to navigate the pass.

  • No, beginner trekkers cannot join Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trekking unless they are extremely fit, healthy, and can endure all the limitations of the trail. It is a strenuous trek in the Langtang region.

  • There are no safety concerns during the Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek if you are trekking with an experienced guide. Our team will keep you safe and sound during the trek.

  • No, there are no domestic flights involved in this trek. We use private vehicles between Kathmandu and the starting/ending point of the trek.

  • Yes, we'll help you get a Nepali sim with data to use the internet during the trek.

Client Reviews

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  • A Fantastic Adventure

    The Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek was the trip we did and it was the most rewarding experience I have had, it was very enduring with a lot of altitude gain and moderate to rough terrain. The outlook is a blend of stunning scenery mixing endless snow-capped mountains, deep forested valleys visiting cute timeless villages. Staying in authentic tea houses hosted by beautiful people made the end of each days journey a delight. This holiday was certainly the adventure of a lifetime for me I enjoyed the entire journey and we are planning a return trip. We had a fantastic adventure led by Raj back with Biru. I highly recommend Raj and Nepal Gateway Trekking, they are very welcoming, lovely people to be friends with and a very professional well-run company.

    Chris McEwen
    Chris McEwenAustralia, Travel Date: 29/04/2023
  • Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu trek

    Amazing trip! Spectacular scenery walking up the Langtang valley through rhododendron forest towards impressive snow-capped mountains. Spectacular climb to the top of Chorka Ri. Gosaikunda Holy lakes surrounded by snow, rock gompas and small temples was beautiful.
    We all really appreciated how well we were looked after by Raj and his team. We stayed in comfortable accommodation and Raj made sure we ate delicious and safe food. They were encouraging, friendly and good fun and we enjoyed fun parties to celebrate Nepalese and New Year and the end of trek.
    We plan to be back to trek with Raj again!

    Mrs. Linda King
    Mrs. Linda KingAustralia, Travel Date: 27/04/2023

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