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Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a famous pilgrimage for all the people. The Pilgrims, adventure enthusiasts, and keen trekkers enjoy the trek equally. The sudden gain in elevation makes the tour challenging in one hand however,  natural beauty makes it attractive in the hand.

Gosaikunda Lake, situated in between the high peaks, lies in a beautiful highland of the Langtang region of Nepal.  The stunning holy lake of Gosainkunda neighbors other lakes like Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Bhairab Kunda. All these lakes are holy for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.

Highlights of Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Experience the village life of Nepal mountain community,
  • Various flora and fauna, and Several species of birds
  • Visit the cheese factory at Chandanbari (Sing Gumba)
  • Tamang and Sherpa Settlements and their culture
  • Several Holy lakes named after the Hindu deities Naagkunda, Gosainkunda, Ganeshkunda, Saraswatikunda, Suryakunda and many more on the way.
  • Capture the diverse vegetation
  • Walkthrough the dense Pine forest
  • Shoot the Wide mountain panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang mountain ranges
  • Glimpse of Culture, religions, rituals and more…

Route Map

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Map

Religious Significance

The Gosaikunda Lake trek has its own different stories of origin. According to one story, Lord Shiva who is the God of Power and Destruction in Hindu Mythology created  Gosaikund Lake. As per the story, he thrust his Trisul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extort water so that he could cool his hurtful throat after he had swallowed poison. Similarly, people believe the large rock at the center as Shiva Shrine.  In addition to this, the holy water of Gosaikunda said to have particular significance during Gangadashahara. On the occasion of the sacred thread festival, Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims of Nepal and India visit the area.

Gosaikunda Lake trek takes to the sacred lake of Gosainkunda which s one of the most interesting religious sites. The beautiful scenery of different surrounding lakes and situated on the way of particular trekking route of Dhunche –Gosainkunda – Helambu trail makes is more alluring. The Gosainkunda trek also adjoins the famous Langtang trek in the same district. The holy lake is two days trek from Dhunche and thousands of devotees visit this site on the full moon day of mid-June to mid of August to take a ritual holy dip in the cold mountain water.

Getting the trailhead

Gosaikunda Lake trek. begins at Dhunche. The town of Dhunche is the trailhead of Gosainkunda Lake Trek. A transfer service of local bus departs regularly in the morning from Kathmandu at Balaju Bus Park. Besides that hiring a 4WD jeep or Scorpio Car is the best option for the trip. It will save your private time and let you enjoy the trip in your way. It will be a 5-7 hours scenic journey along the thrilling Pasang Lhamu Highway. The highway connects the capital city of Kathmandu with Tibet at Timure.

 Best time to visit Gosainkunda

The best time to trek the are is September- mid-December and March – the first week of June. The autumn is the best season due to the clear sky and stop of monsoon season. The region is rich with greenery and distance views during the season.  Whereas Spring is time for new leaves, blooming rhododendron forests and snowy peaks. So the two seasons is the ideal time to trek the Gosainkunda region.

Gosainkunda 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, walking sticks, gloves, raincoats, medicines, reusable water bottles, and light snacks.

Entry & Permits

Trekking in the Gosaikunda area requires two types of permits. You can get issued a Langtang 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. Your operator – Oriental Journeys manages all documents and permits beforehand the trekking departure.

Gosaikunda Short Trek

Alternatively, you can choose a short Gosaikunda Trek. Please write us in quick inquiry for a short and tailor-made Gosaikunda trekking itinerary rather than choosing the standard trek program.

Gosaikunda Trek from Dhunche

The common route to hike the route is to follow Gosaikunda trek from Dhuche. Dhunche is the mountain town and district headquarter of Rasuwa. The town is accessible with all kinds of vehicles throughout the year. It has lodges ranging from budget to a hotel with a standard tourist facilities. Approximate distance of 116 km between Kathmandu and Dhunche takes 6-7 hours of drive. You will stay at Dhunche for the fist night before your trek start.  The standard itinerary of Gosainda Trek from Dhunche starts real trekking at the end of the town.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Oriental Journeys will invite you for the trip’s itinerary briefing. You will be provided with the necessary permits.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m) 6 to 7 hour. and trek uphill to Deurali

Early morning, your guide from Oriental Journeys will take you to the bus park. The Bus to Dhuche starts from Balaju Bus Park which is close to Thamel. You will be driving through the beautiful village and you will see snow Scrapped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya. The short hike starts from Dhunche. You will be staying at Deurali for Overnight.

Day 03: Trek to Cholangpati via Chandan bari

Trek uphill to hill trekking to Chandanbari. You will have the opportunity to explore Chandanbari till the lunch, Visiting Cheese factory and tasting the Yak-Nak Cheese is wonderful to experience. After Lunch Hike up to the Cholangpati. Explore surrounding. Overnight at the Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda and Explore the lake area

Trekking to Gosaikunda from Cholang Pati via Lauribina is a tougher walk. The climb is easy but due to the high altitude walk, you should walk slowly and steadily. On the way, you will enjoy the unique mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Tibet Mountains and Langtang Mountain range and the valley down.

The Gosaikunda is surrounded by many other holy lakes which are popularly known as “Kunda” in Nepal and they are named as Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairab Kunda etc. Beside holy lake visit, you can enjoy the breathing mountain view of Mt. Langtang and Ganesh Himal from the same spot.
and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.

Day 05: Trek back to Chandanbari

Hike back to Chandanbari. Explore the Cheese Factory and the Sing Gompa. The old Gopa is the landmark of the Gosaikunda trek. You can taste the Yak Cheese and bring some it with you.

Day 06 : Trek back to Dhunche

Retrace the same downhill trek. Enjoy the final part of trek with a pleasant walk alongside the Trisuli river.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche, via Trisuli Bazar. Enjoy the valley view, talking with local and observing the local life.

Day 08: Departure to your next destination

You will have free time in the morning to explore the Thamel market. A representative from Oriental Journeys will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Aiport for your depature to the next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (20KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National Park Entry Permit Fee
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery during trek days etc.
  • Tips and Gratuities

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Trip Duration

8 Days

Maximum Altitude

4500mtrs

Trip Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-25 People

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a famous pilgrimage for all the people. The Pilgrims, adventure enthusiasts, and keen trekkers enjoy the trek equally. The sudden gain in elevation makes the tour challenging in one hand however,  natural beauty makes it attractive in the hand.

Gosaikunda Lake, situated in between the high peaks, lies in a beautiful highland of the Langtang region of Nepal.  The stunning holy lake of Gosainkunda neighbors other lakes like Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Bhairab Kunda. All these lakes are holy for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.

Highlights of Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Experience the village life of Nepal mountain community,
  • Various flora and fauna, and Several species of birds
  • Visit the cheese factory at Chandanbari (Sing Gumba)
  • Tamang and Sherpa Settlements and their culture
  • Several Holy lakes named after the Hindu deities Naagkunda, Gosainkunda, Ganeshkunda, Saraswatikunda, Suryakunda and many more on the way.
  • Capture the diverse vegetation
  • Walkthrough the dense Pine forest
  • Shoot the Wide mountain panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang mountain ranges
  • Glimpse of Culture, religions, rituals and more…

Route Map

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Map

Religious Significance

The Gosaikunda Lake trek has its own different stories of origin. According to one story, Lord Shiva who is the God of Power and Destruction in Hindu Mythology created  Gosaikund Lake. As per the story, he thrust his Trisul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extort water so that he could cool his hurtful throat after he had swallowed poison. Similarly, people believe the large rock at the center as Shiva Shrine.  In addition to this, the holy water of Gosaikunda said to have particular significance during Gangadashahara. On the occasion of the sacred thread festival, Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims of Nepal and India visit the area.

Gosaikunda Lake trek takes to the sacred lake of Gosainkunda which s one of the most interesting religious sites. The beautiful scenery of different surrounding lakes and situated on the way of particular trekking route of Dhunche –Gosainkunda – Helambu trail makes is more alluring. The Gosainkunda trek also adjoins the famous Langtang trek in the same district. The holy lake is two days trek from Dhunche and thousands of devotees visit this site on the full moon day of mid-June to mid of August to take a ritual holy dip in the cold mountain water.

Getting the trailhead

Gosaikunda Lake trek. begins at Dhunche. The town of Dhunche is the trailhead of Gosainkunda Lake Trek. A transfer service of local bus departs regularly in the morning from Kathmandu at Balaju Bus Park. Besides that hiring a 4WD jeep or Scorpio Car is the best option for the trip. It will save your private time and let you enjoy the trip in your way. It will be a 5-7 hours scenic journey along the thrilling Pasang Lhamu Highway. The highway connects the capital city of Kathmandu with Tibet at Timure.

 Best time to visit Gosainkunda

The best time to trek the are is September- mid-December and March – the first week of June. The autumn is the best season due to the clear sky and stop of monsoon season. The region is rich with greenery and distance views during the season.  Whereas Spring is time for new leaves, blooming rhododendron forests and snowy peaks. So the two seasons is the ideal time to trek the Gosainkunda region.

Gosainkunda 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, walking sticks, gloves, raincoats, medicines, reusable water bottles, and light snacks.

Entry & Permits

Trekking in the Gosaikunda area requires two types of permits. You can get issued a Langtang 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. Your operator – Oriental Journeys manages all documents and permits beforehand the trekking departure.

Gosaikunda Short Trek

Alternatively, you can choose a short Gosaikunda Trek. Please write us in quick inquiry for a short and tailor-made Gosaikunda trekking itinerary rather than choosing the standard trek program.

Gosaikunda Trek from Dhunche

The common route to hike the route is to follow Gosaikunda trek from Dhuche. Dhunche is the mountain town and district headquarter of Rasuwa. The town is accessible with all kinds of vehicles throughout the year. It has lodges ranging from budget to a hotel with a standard tourist facilities. Approximate distance of 116 km between Kathmandu and Dhunche takes 6-7 hours of drive. You will stay at Dhunche for the fist night before your trek start.  The standard itinerary of Gosainda Trek from Dhunche starts real trekking at the end of the town.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek - Accommodation

Tea house lodges are the main form of accommodation during Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The meals basically, dinner and breakfast are served at the same place where you stay overnight. Tea houses provide warmer rooms with basic facilities. They have a common bathroom. Usually, the dining rooms are bigger and warmer with a heating system installed. You might have to pay extra for hot showers. The tea houses of the area have electricity facilities where you can charge your electronic devices.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01. 06Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel or Similar3 StarKathmandu
02-05Teahouse LodgeLodgeEn route

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Gosaikunda Lake Trek - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Oriental Journeys will invite you for the trip’s itinerary briefing. You will be provided with the necessary permits.

02

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m) 6 to 7 hour. and trek uphill to Deurali

Early morning, your guide from Oriental Journeys will take you to the bus park. The Bus to Dhuche starts from Balaju Bus Park which is close to Thamel. You will be driving through the beautiful village and you will see snow Scrapped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya. The short hike starts from Dhunche. You will be staying at Deurali for Overnight.

03

Day 03: Trek to Cholangpati via Chandan bari

Trek uphill to hill trekking to Chandanbari. You will have the opportunity to explore Chandanbari till the lunch, Visiting Cheese factory and tasting the Yak-Nak Cheese is wonderful to experience. After Lunch Hike up to the Cholangpati. Explore surrounding. Overnight at the Lodge

04

Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda and Explore the lake area

Trekking to Gosaikunda from Cholang Pati via Lauribina is a tougher walk. The climb is easy but due to the high altitude walk, you should walk slowly and steadily. On the way, you will enjoy the unique mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Tibet Mountains and Langtang Mountain range and the valley down.

The Gosaikunda is surrounded by many other holy lakes which are popularly known as “Kunda” in Nepal and they are named as Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairab Kunda etc. Beside holy lake visit, you can enjoy the breathing mountain view of Mt. Langtang and Ganesh Himal from the same spot.
and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.

05

Day 05: Trek back to Chandanbari

Hike back to Chandanbari. Explore the Cheese Factory and the Sing Gompa. The old Gopa is the landmark of the Gosaikunda trek. You can taste the Yak Cheese and bring some it with you.

06

Day 06 : Trek back to Dhunche

Retrace the same downhill trek. Enjoy the final part of trek with a pleasant walk alongside the Trisuli river.

07

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche, via Trisuli Bazar. Enjoy the valley view, talking with local and observing the local life.

08

Day 08: Departure to your next destination

You will have free time in the morning to explore the Thamel market. A representative from Oriental Journeys will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Aiport for your depature to the next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (20KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National Park Entry Permit Fee
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery during trek days etc.
  • Tips and Gratuities

Gosaikunda Lake Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.