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Gosaikunda-Laurebina Pass Trek

  • Grade: Easy/Moderate
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Destination:
  • Activities: ,
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Best Seasons: All Seasons
  • Highest Altitude: 4,610 m (15,120 ft)
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD 799

Gosainkunda-Laurebina Pass trek is the best way to visit this holy lake including the highest pass in the area and other lakes. Gosaikunda is the divine place of all Hindus, Bonpo, and Buddhists. The region consists of several 108 different holy lakes. Lake Gosainkunda is the major one that lies at an altitude of 4,380m. Besides the pilgrims,  the adventure trekkers equally love Gosaninkunda-Lauribina Pass Trek.

Highlights of Gosaikunda-Laurebina Pass Trek:

  1. 9 Days of Adventure trek
  2. Village life of Nepal mountain community
  3. Various flora and fauna, and Several species of birds
  4. Cheese factory in Chandanbari
  5. Tamang and Sherpa Settlements and culture
  6. Challenging uphill walk
  7. Sunrise and sunset view over the high Himalayas
  8. Panoramic mountain view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, and border mountains.
  9. View of Tibet-Nepal Border
  10. Areas highly affected by the 2015 Mega Gorkha Earthquake
  11. Several Holy lakes are named after the Hindu deities Naagkunda, Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, Suryakunda, and more

Religious Significance

Every year, thousands of pilgrims including Shamans from surrounding districts visit the lake area to mark the festival of Janai Purnima. The major festival of Janai Purnima occurs in the month of August. Since it is a sacred lake, people believe that taking a dip into the holy water of the lake washes off their sins.  Despite the remoteness, a huge number of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims visit the region every year. Besides this, the region is among the top choice of trekkers due to its unique sceneries. Due to its popularity,  most the trekkers inquire about it as Gosainkunda Trek.

Godainkunda Lake

Godainkunda Lake

Landscapes / Terrian

Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass trek passes through the varied landscapes. Likewise, the green forest of the area ranges from subtropical to the alpine environment. The trekkers here love the route due to several terraced fields, waterfalls, streams, hills, and super scenic mountain views.

The Gosaikunda – Laurebina Pass La trek extends with the drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960m). The trekking trail follows historic Sing Gompa on the way to reach the magical Gosaikunda. In the back steps, we cross Laurebina La/ Suryakunda Pass to get to Ghopte. Hence enjoying the mountain panorama, lake view, and tranquil trail. The next camps of the trek are Thadepati, Kutumsang, and Chisapani. On the final day, a half-day hike takes you to Kathmandu.


Tea house lodges are the main form of accommodation during the Gosainkunda-Lauribina trek. You will have to eat your meals basically, dinner and breakfast at the same place where you stay overnight. Tea houses provide warmer rooms with basic facilities. Usually, the dining room is bigger and warmer with a heating system installed. You might have to pay extra for hot showers. The tea houses of the area have an electricity facility where you can charge your electronic devices.

Best time to visit Gosainkunda

September- mid-December, and March – the first week of June is the ideal time to trek the Gosainkunda region.

Gosaikunda Weather

Generally, the weather in the Gosainkunda area is unpredictable and keeps on changing several times a day. The air is humid and cold.  Still, the tantalizing sun shining above you, the chilled air makes you feel cold. You should carry warm clothes, hiking boots, sunglasses, a walking stick, gloves, a raincoat, medicines, reusable water bottles, and light snacks.

Entry Permits

Trekking in the Gosainkunda area requires two types of permits. You can get issued a National park entry permit at the checking counter of Langtang National Park located just a few hundred meters before Dhunche. The permit costs US$30 and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card from Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) in Kathmandu.

Gosainkunda Trekking Map

Gosainkunda Trekking Map - Langtang Valley

Langtang-Gosainkunda-Lauribina La Pass Trekking Map

Extension of Gosaikunda-Laurebina-La Pass Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960m) – 7 hrs
  • Day 03: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,3335m) – 4 to 5 hours trek
  • Day 04: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m) – 5/6 hrs trek
  • Day 05: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,530m) via Suryakunda (4610m) – 7/8 hours
  • Day 06: Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470m) – 5/6 hours
  • Day 07: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,215m) – 4/5 hours walk
  • Day 08: Chisapani to Kathmandu – 4 hours trek and 40 minute drive
  • Day 09: Departure to your next destination.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

    • Arrive in Kathmandu
    • Pre-planning and briefing about the trekking
    • Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960m) – 7 hrs

    • 6:30 am – Pick up from the hotel
    • 7:30 am- The Kerung Deluxe bus departs from Balaju
    • You will take your breakfast and lunch on the way toTrisuli
    • Overnight stay at Dhunche Lodge

  • Day 03: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,3335m) – 4 to 5 hours trek

    • The actual treks starts from Dhunche
    • Trek to uphill trail along the bamboo and oak forest, pass the village of Deurali and Dimsa and reach to Sing Gompa.
    • Sing Gompa has a very famous monastery and the place is known as religious place.
    • The trek offers the view of Langtang Himalayan ranges.
    • Overnight stay at Sing Gompa lodge.

  • Day 04: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m) – 5/6 hrs trek

    • Today, you will pass the village of Chandanbari (3,330m) and Cholangpati (3,654m) and then to Laurebina (3,910m).
    • Chandanbari is famous for cheese factory.
    • You need to walk 2 hours steep walk from Lauribina to reach to Gosaikunda (4,380m).
    • Gosaikunda is the best place to observe and see the view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges.
    • Overnight stay at Gosaikunda lodge.

  • Day 05: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,530m) via Suryakunda (4610m) – 7/8 hours

    • Trek to Laurebina La Pass (4,610m), the highest point of the entire trek
    • It offers full of panoramic Mountain View.
    • Spectacular view from Suryakunda/Lauribina Pass
    • The trail gradually descends down towards the village of Ghopte on passing a small settlement Phedi.
    • Overnight stay at Ghopte

  • Day 06: Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470m) – 5/6 hours

    • Today you will continue and continue downhill trail whole day.
    • On the way, Mangengoth is a scattered human settlement.
    • The trek passes through lush green forest.
    • Overnight stay at Kutumsang

  • Day 07: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,215m) – 4/5 hours walk

    • The trek goes down all the way to Chisapanim through the lush green forest of oak and rhododendron trees.
    • The trek will pass the village of Gul Bhanjyang, Thontundanda and Chipling.
    • Chisapani is an amazing hill station popularly known for spectacular sunrise view and fresh natural habitat.
    • Overnight stay at Chisapani.

  • Day 08: Chisapani to Kathmandu – 4 hours trek and 40 minute drive

    • 4 hours downhill trek to Sundarijal.
    • The trek offers scenic beauty of Nature along the way of Shivapuri National park.
    • Drive back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal and shift to you hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 09: Departure to your next destination.

    This is the time for saying goodbye from Nepal until the next trip. You will depart to your destination after this wonderful trekking experiences. Oriental Journeys will drop off you at the airport from hotel and waiting to meet you soon in your next Nepal Trip.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Full board meal on the way to Dhunche and on the way to Kathmandu
  • Full board meals during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek (Lodge, Guesthouse)
  • Langtang National Park Entry Fee
  • An experienced and government licensed English speaking guide
  • Staff Insurance
  • Staff food, accommodation and salary
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Rescue and Heli Services in case of an emergency
  • Your travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Any extra entertainment and cost incurred for it
  • Bar, Laundry, Telephone bills, travel insurance
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tips, souvenir, and personal expenses


Fantastic trekking experience of Langtang Gosainkunda trek with Oriental Journeys. Thank you Machhin for prefect management and keenly interested to do another trek with Oriental Journeys

Rosa Netherland

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