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 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,030 m

Highlights

  • Explore the valley of glaciers, Langtang valley & stunning Helambu region
  • The trail goes through lush rhododendron forests and fine mountain villages
  • As you'll be trekking in the Langtang National Park, come across rich flora & 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 gorgeous sunrise along with 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 of the Helambu region

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 the Langtang National Park, so expect encounters with animals & birds. 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, high alpine lake & crosses a Himalayas pass. You explore two beautiful regions, Langtang and Helambu, on this 15 days adventurous trek.

The rich Tamang heritage culture and tradition add more essence to the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu 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 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 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 book. 

Mountains & Views

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), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), etc 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 Helambu route from where the views are extra gorgeous. For instance, the sunrise from Tserko Ri and the mountain panorama from Laurebina pass is phenomenal. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek Difficulty

Langatng 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 too, along the way. 

What do we offer?

We, Nepal Gateway Trekking, are 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 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 Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek 2022/2023 here. 

If you feel you cannot do Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu, then you can check out these trekking packages- Langtang valley trek and Tamang heritage trek.

These are 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 over a welcome dinner. We also do the final packing today and introduce you to the guide.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner
  • 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 here for Tailor-Made program. 

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 meals, accommodations, salaries, insurances and equipments etc.
  • 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 and achievement certificate.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Fresh local fruits.
  • 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).

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness

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. 

Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek 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 Pass Trek

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 traveling times in Nepal. 

You can see the main tourist cities, flooded with travelers 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

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: 3,000 NPR + 13% VAT, totaling 3,390 NPR (Approx. USD 34)

Langtang National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR

TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. USD 10)

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 

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 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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  • Amazing 10 days trekking to Langtang Valley national park and Gosaikunda Lake

    Thank you very much Rajendra Thapa and Nepal Gateway Trekking for our amazing 10 days trekking to Langtang Valley national park and Gosaikunda Lake. The trek was very well organized and Rajendra was a very good guide, welcoming, friendly, competent, professional, and flexible. We enjoyed trekking from the subtropical vegetation area to glacier and holy lakes, beautiful wilderness scenery characterized by the rhododendron forest slowly dissolving into the expansive alpine grassland meadows where yaks and naks live. We learned about local culture, observed flora and fauna, ate local organic food Daal Bhat, buckwheat pancakes... stayed in lodges, had lots of laughs, learned Nepalese words and played all together cards in the evenings with Shital and Dipak our great porters, with a warm cup of tea: Ita, Pan, Chili, slot  Oucale bistarai, oucare tchito, Dere mito tchat, titsa, tika...and many more!

    Thanks, Raj again for giving us the unique opportunity to meet your friendly and welcoming family during Dashain festival time and experience life in the countryside. We hope to come back again for another great time together! All the best.

    Maud Palmieri
    Maud PalmieriFrance, Travel Date: 09/02/2016
  • We had a wonderful trip to Nepal in November 2015

    We had a wonderful Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Pass and Helambu Trekking trip to Nepal in November 2015. Raj was meticulous in ensuring the trip ran smoothly organizing our multiple transport needs and many different types of accommodation from tea house to top-class during our two-week adventure. Raj catered for our need to be flexible with our hiking days and how we spent our time in and around the city. Nothing was too much trouble. He has an incredible knowledge of and interest in Nepal and he also brought to life the flora and fauna of the country. He was a great leader and brought with him a team of drivers and porters that were eager to help and support our journey. We cannot recommend Raj highly enough to you. 

    Amanda and Philip
    Amanda and PhilipUnited Kingdom, Travel Date: 20/12/2015

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