Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Trip Duration 10
Max Altitude 4381M
Group Size 1-15
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is also a mesmerizing adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. Nestled in the majestic Langtang National Park, the Gosainkunda Lake Trek is also a popular pilgrimage and trekking destination, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and spiritual significance. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you'll embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. The trail gradually ascends through lush green forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the region. As you trek further, you'll get treatment with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and the mighty Manaslu. One of the major highlights of the Gosainkunda Lake Trek is the sacred Gosainkunda Lake itself. Positioned at an altitude of 4,380 meters, the shimmering turquoise waters of the lake surrounded by awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks. According to Hindu mythology, it  believed that the lake was created by Lord Shiva himself and is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. The annual full moon festival in August draws thousands of pilgrims who take a holy dip in the lake's icy waters.

Discovering Panoramic Peaks and Cultural Delights: The Gosainkunda Lake Trek

The trek continues to Tserko Ri (4,984 meters), a vantage point that offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, including the Langtang range. The serene beauty and tranquility of the high-altitude landscapes also make for a truly surreal experience. Throughout the trek, you'll also have the opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable local communities, primarily the Tamang and Sherpa ethnic groups. You'll get a glimpse into their unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles, and perhaps even join in their traditional dances and festivities. The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a moderate-level trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. The best time to embark on this adventure is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the views are at their best.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a remarkable journey that combines natural splendor, cultural exploration, and spiritual awakening. It is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the majestic Himalayas and the vibrant culture of Nepal.

 Trip Highlight

  • Enjoy Trekking to the Valley of Glaciers and Langtang National Park
  • Enjoy the Wilderness of Langtang with many Endangered Wild animals including Red Panda and abundant of Wild Flowers
  • Visit Sacred Gosaikunda Lake which is worshiped by Hindus, Buddhist and Shamans
  • Visit  Cheese Factory in Shing Gompa, Chandanbari
  • Witness Langtang Lirung at 7,245 m, the Highest Mountain Langttang Region, Ganesh Himal Range and Gosaikunda Range
  • Visit Sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Pay Homage to living goddess, Kumari in Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Enjoy Nepali Food, Hospitality and Culture
  • Trekking to Less Crowded & Off the beaten Trail
  • Explore the Local People and their lifestyle.
  • Trek through lush of forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures


Once you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will pick you from the airport and takes you to the hotel. Upon arriving at hotel, check-in and rest of the day is free. In the evening, we will take you to Nepalese Dinner with cultural program followed by Trek Briefing.

Accomodation: Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

This day, our city tour guide takes you for sightseeing of Kathmandu valley to see few monuments. First, we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square and pay homage to living Goddess, Kumari and walk around the square. Then we drive to Pashupatinath Temple which is a Hindu Temple for Lord Shiva at the bank of Holy Bagmati River. Then we end our day by visiting Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest Stupa of Asia. In the evening, you can buy or hire equipment at Thamel if you need.

Accomodation: Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

We start our journey early in the morning and drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by a private 4 Wheel Drive Jeep which takes about 6 hours drive. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you go to Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. Please note that the first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path then moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dhunche.

Today our trek starts along and crossing the Trishuli River which is originated from Gosaikunda Lake. Our first leg starts on flat level with some human settlements and Mineral water factory. The trail continues s a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari through Pine, Silver Oak and Rhododendron forests.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Chandanbari.

We start our trek through southern ridge and get into Cholangpati just behind the ridge. The trail from Thulo Syapru connects here. After having lunch, we continue ascent to Lauribinak through dense forest of Rhododendron. Lauribinayak is located in the hilltop and provides magnificent views of Sunset and Sunrise over Langtang and Ganesh Himal. It is possible to continue to Gosaikunda Lake but considering High Altitude Sickness, we recommend to stay here.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Lauriubinayak.

Our trail steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli (7,893m) Manaslu range (8,156m), Ganesh Himal range (7,406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. We pass few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Bhairabkunda, Saraswotikunda, and Gosaikunda respectively. After lunch at Gosaikunda, you can walk around the lake and go to surrounding hills.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Gosainkunda.

Being as the holy lake, you can consider taking dips in the lake to pure your body and soul before breakfast. After breakfast, we trek down to Shing Gompa following the same route. In Shing Gompa, you can visit Gompa and cheese factory. Rest of the day, you can simply relax reading books or admiring the nature.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Shing Gompa.

Today is our last walking day of our trekking and the first part of the trails descend through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to crossing a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now the path stretches at flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche.

Accomodation: Overnight at the Tea House/Lodge in Dhunche.

After breakfast at lodge, we start our 4 WD to Kathmandu. In the evening, we will host farewell dinner to mark the success of the trek.

Accomodation: Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: B L D

After breakfast, we will drop you to the airport before 3 hours of your flight time.

Accomodation: Hotel and Lodges

Meals: B

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Garland welcome, arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu with office representative.
  • 3 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.
  • 6 Nights/7 Days All Inclusive Trek in Langtang Region with breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee each time in meals in local tea houses/lodges.
  • Kathmandu/ Dhunche/ Kathmandu drive by 4 Wheel Jeep.
  • Meals as indicated in the Itinerary.
  • English Speaking Trek Guide with a reliable team of porters (2:1 Ratio) and additional Sherpa as per the group size.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Insurance, meals, accommodation and daily allowance to trekking crew.
  • First Aid Kit and Duffel Bag.
  • Langtang National Park Fees and Trekkers Information Management System, TIMS Fees.
  • Bottle Drinking water in vehicle for drives and transfers.
  • All drives and transfers by Deluxe Vehicle as per the group size.
  • 24/7 hours Assistance.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fees on Arrival at airport (USD 30/- for 15 Days).
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu except welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Bottle drinking water, hot beverages, charges for hot shower, mobile/camera charges during the trek.
  • Personal nature of expenses like tips, bar bills, laundry and personal expenses.
  • Cost may arise of natural calamities, flight cancellation, illness, hospitalization, tour cancellation, blockade etc.
  • Cost for Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Charges in case of emergency.
  • Other than in our include section.

Gears And Equipment

Useful Trip Information

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the costs on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Accommodation of this trek

These trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Friendship World Trek will manage rooms with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Meals of this trek

Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the trek, all meals will be provided. In the Langtang region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the menu.

Safe to Travel

Making you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of the Himalayans. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essential equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Trekking Guide

We, Friendship World Trek provide the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge that has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attacks, and Fear of getting lost. But don’t worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger and will succeed in winning your heart.

Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag at a high elevation, so hiring a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag but provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of the mountains.

Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we’ll accept, whatever reason Friendship World Trek has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can’t be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delays due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. You can last-minute trip bookings directly with us via email (info@himalayanfrozen.com), Whatsapp (+977 – 9840396708), and by calling.

The necessary document you should carry

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

Drink water

The Himalayan region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouses. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.

Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get a Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get a Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, and tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at high altitudes. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn’t adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude at a constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in a lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best season for this trek

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas one can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It’s the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan.

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.

Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don’t worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Friendship World Trek Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists


  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf


  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass


  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Friendship World Trek Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Route Map

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Route map


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