Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromContact Us
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • TransportationPublic Vehicle
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • DestinationNepal
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge + Hotel
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About Trip

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the short and easy trekking in the Langtang region of Nepal. As the trail is easily accessible and closest to Kathmandu, it is widely popular among the trekkers. The trail will take you to the north of Kathmandu Valley to one of the holiest lakes of Hindus, Gosaikunda Lake. Moreover, there are several lakes situated in this region among which Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Bhairab Kunda are the three main lakes. Likewise, you will get to witness fantastic views of Ganesh Himal Range (7,429 m), Manaslu Range (8,156 m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), and many Tibetan Peaks. The entire Langtang region is extremely beautiful as well as culturally rich. People from mainly Tamang communities reside here who are highly influenced by Tibetan customs. You will get to experience the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of locals.

The trail includes lush forests of fir, rhododendron, and pine along with abundant flora and fauna. The conserved natural beauty, the divinity in the air, and remoteness of the region have made Gosaikunda Lake Trek even more adventurous. This is a perfect package for anyone who has limited time on their hand yet want to witness the gorgeous Himalayan sceneries. Gosaikunda Lake Trek is relatively easier than other treks like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The chances of altitude sickness are also very low in comparison with other treks as the elevation gradually every day.

Your Gosaikunda Lake Trek 9 days begin with a scenic drive to Dhunche. From Dhunche, you will drive to Thulo Bharkhu and begin trekking towards Thulo Syabru, which is a Tamang village. The trail will then take you to Chandanbari through beautiful forests of fir, rhododendron, and oak along with superb views of Mt. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Annapurna, and a few Tibetan peaks. Spending a night here, you will head to Gosaikunda where you will take a day off to acclimatize yourself with the increased altitude as well as explore the area. Further, you will trek back to Dhunche following the same trail, and drive to Kathmandu.

Even though Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is short, you will get to see spectacular views. This small journey will allow you to understand Nepal in a better way. We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition assure you that with us you will go back to your home with lifelong memories. For any information regarding Gosaikunda Lake Trek itinerary or Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost feel free to contact us.

Trip Highlights

Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During JanaiPurnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostlyformed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices. The route is rich in flora and fauna; rhododendron forests, fir, pine et cetera are common. Monasteries and cheese factories also form a unique experience during the trek. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu to Dunche (2030 km), Drive by local bus
  • Day 03:Dunche and to Thulo Sybru (2210m)
  • Day 04:Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3250m), Trek 5 hrs
  • Day 05:Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m), Trek 5 hrs
  • Day 06:Exploring day
  • Day 07:Gosaikunda to Dunche (2030m), Trek 7 hrs
  • Day 08:Dunche to Kathmandu (1450m), Drive by local bus/Land rover
  • Day 09:Final departure onward destination

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three-time food in a day {breakfast, lunch, and dinner} with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • An experience Guide {trained by Ministry of tourism} his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Surface Transfer to a destination from Kathmandu.
  • Public Bus to Shyphrubensi to Kathmandu as trip Schedule
  • Langtang National Park permits &TIMS Permits
  • Tourist service charge, Vat
  • One map of LangtangTrek for the group

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.)
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Travel/medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu to Dunche (2030 km), Drive by local busAn early morning drive to Dunche. Winding along the Trishuli river, the route comes across forests, terraced fields and rivers. Overnight stay at Dunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district for the night.
  • Day 03Dunche and to Thulo Sybru (2210m) After a been to Thulo Bharkhu, our trek starts. We take stone stairs that ascend to the Tamang village where we take rest for a while and learn about the lifestyle while interacting with the people. The trail then climbs to a ridge passing pine and rhododendron forests and reaches Thulo Sybru. Overnight stay in a lodge.
  • Day 04Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3250m), Trek 5 hrsThe trail passes Rhododendron, oak and fir forests as we move on through Dursagang and Foprang Danda. Views of Himalayan ranges that includes Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna and some Tibetan peaks are panoramic at several points. It’s a five hour trek to Chandanbari, where you can explore the local Cheese factory and the Sing Gompa monastery nearby. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
  • Day 05Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m), Trek 5 hrsAn easy walk takes us to Lauribinayak from where a gradual steep leads us to Gosaikunda. The entrance is marked by chortens and small Shiva temples. Outstanding views of Ganesh, Annapurna and other Tibetan ranges can be observed from here. The holy lake of Gosaikunda lies just nearby. Mountains and lakes for a scenic view around the place. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
  • Day 06Exploring dayIt’s a rest as well as an exploration day. We hike around to the other two lakes nearby and also climb the Surya Pea.
  • Day 07Gosaikunda to Dunche (2030m), Trek 7 hrsWe take the same trail through Lauribinayak to Chandanbari all the way to Dunche. It’s a rather long descent passing through pine forests that slow changes as we lose altitude. Scenic views keep us company through this hasty, yet easy descent to Dunche. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
  • Day 08Dunche to Kathmandu (1450m), Drive by local bus/Land roverAn early morning drive passing through small villages, green hills, terrace farms and the like. It’s a pleasant drive of over eight hours. Mountain Rock Treks arranges for a dinner in celebration of the successful completion of the trek.
  • Day 09Final departure onward destinationDeparture from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • Clean and Peaceful Gosaikunda lake

    Clean and Peaceful Gosaikunda lake


    Me and My friend went there for pilgrimage trip. which is Stunning mountain scenery, high passes, hot springs, teeming life, sacred lakes - the Langtang and Gosainkunda trek actually features a bit of everything and can delight each newcomer and also the most seasoned traveler alike.

  • Holy Lake trekking in nepal

    Holy Lake trekking in nepal


    This trek can offer us legs an opportunity to heat at the better elevations and on the lot of moderate trails of the Langtang, before reaching the tougher trails of the Gosiakund and time to become acclimatized to high elevations. Within the spring your efforts are rewarded, not solely with some spectacular mountain views, however additionally with the bush forests fully bloom and carpets of alpine wildflowers. After the excitement of crossing a classic range of mountains high pass, we are rewarded by the sacred Gosiankund lakes that are thought-about holy by each Hindus and Buddhists alike. Several Hindus create the journeying to bathe within the lakes throughout the August phase of the moon festival of Janai Purnima.

  • Excellent guidance on the LangTang and Gosainkunda

    Excellent guidance on the LangTang and Gosainkunda


    My girlfriend and I got to Nepal with the idea of doing the Annapurna Circuit without a guide. We arrived at the hotel and having chatted with Dipak, the guy who runs this company, we decided to go for the Lang Tang and Gosaindkunda treks instead.  Ramesh was assigned to us and he came to meet us and prepare with 6 hours notice. This was on the 2nd and 3rd week of December and he had literally just returned from the Lang Tang trek with another group (I note that the person from that group gave him a great review too; see below). We opted to use him only as a guide and we went without the food and board option. This meant that we would decide where we wanted to stay each evening and it gave us more flexibility.  Ramesh was familiar with the trek and with his usual hotels but the only issue was that he wasn't aware of other options which he hadn't personally tried. At first, he was a little uneasy but he soon opened up and got used to us. My only suggestion is to improve the awareness of the options along the trek. Most of his suggestions were good and we have no complaint though.  Ramesh's timing estimation is excellent and he would adjust the distances and time estimation according to our ability to acclimatise and to handle different types of terrains. He was adaptable. I mentioned on one day that I wasn't happy with trekking so close to roads. He proceeded to speak with some locals and learnt that there was an alternative pathway which didn't go near the roads. We tried it and liked it.  He is fun, easy going, and fast. He was especially helpful. When I was having a stomach ache, he offered to swap bags with me. As we didn't go for a full board option, we had our own little camping gas stove to boil water and to have hot water bottles filled before we slept. He was always more than willing to just help me with this small chore. We enjoyed our trek with him and would be happy to do another trek with him in the future.

Trip Note

Above itinerary can be re-designed as per your interest & preferences. Let us know whether you would like some changes