Gosainkunda Lake Trek

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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 Highlights

  • 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


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

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.

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa

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

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1950m)- 6hrs

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.

Day 04: Trek from Chandanbari and Shing Gompa (3250m, 6hrs)

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.

Day 05: Trek from Lauribinayak (4000m, 4hrs)

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.

Day 06: Trek to Gosainkunda (4381m, 3hrs)

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.

Day 07: Trek back to Shing Gompa (3250m, 6hrs)

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.

Day 08: Trek back to Dhunche (1950m, 5hrs)

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.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m, 6hrs)

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

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu

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

Accomodation: Hotel and Lodges

Meals: B

Price Includes

  • 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.
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