Gosaikunda Lake Trek

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Gosaikunda Lake Trek
Gosaikunda Lake Trek
Gosaikunda Lake Trek
At a Glance
Duration9 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4610m
Group Size1+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeSep To May

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is a trek to a holy lake named Goshainkunda. Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater lake in Langtang National Park. The Trisuli River is formed from the melting of the lake. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter.

Gosainkunda is considered the divine place of Hindu and Buddhist people. It is believed that the water of the lake is holy and can wash off the sins of people. During the full moon in August, the sacred lake of Gosainkund is the goal among the thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.

During Gosaikunda Holy Lake Trekking, we climb up to (4,610m) Lauribina pass, explore tropical Helambu Sherpa & Tamang village. Along the way, we meet friendly and hospitable people with strong family and cultural ties.

Gosaikunda Trekking Itinerary:

With Nepal Trekking Guide, we are always open to customizing the trekking days & duration for those who have limited time or budget for trek in Nepal. Gosainkunda Lake Trekking can also be completed in 4 Days depending on how fast the visitor is capable of hiking. However, we recommend not to rush the trekking specially if you are new into trekking. Because there can be high chances of altitude sickness most of the cases.

What is Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Famous for?

The Pilgrimage Spot Gosaikunda Holy Lake is a famous place in Langtang which offers an opportunity to explore villages. To climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

You can start trekking to Langtang from Kathmandu. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes the other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda.

It has its own religious history. When God Siva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water. The Trisuli River has its source in the lakes thus the name Tri (Three) and Suli (needle) or Trisuli that was used by god Shiva.

Even now you can see three water tap on side of Gosaikunda Lake. The view during the Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trekking is amazing for everyone. If you have enough time, you can continue to cross to Gosaikunda Pass (4610m) through Helambu village. And finally, finish it at Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu.

Gosaikunda Trek Cost:

For 9 Days Gosainkunda Trek Package, the offer price for Gosaikunda Trek Cost is USD 599 for International visitors. However, the cost is completely dependent on the number of Days of Trekking. And we provide completely customizable trekking days for those who have short time to trek and want more budget friendly trek options.

We arrange the Itinerary which will make you feel the great difference if you decide to travel with us since our proficient staff and welcoming porters will definitely make your trek safe, comfortable and memorable.

Related Trips:

  • Langtang Gosainkunda And Helambu Trek 
  • Langtang Valley Trek
  • Ganesh Himal Trek


Tour PlanExpand All

Upon landing in Kathmandu, the Trekking Guide Team Adventure staff will welcome you and then transfer you to your hotel room in Kathmandu. In the evening, a short instructions in regards to the trek will be done by your guide where you can discuss about any queries about the trek.

You will be transferred to Maxapokhari early in the morning to catch a local bus to Dhunche. The drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche takes around 6-7 hours and offers alluring sights of hills, rivers, terraced fields, and many more. Dhunche, the gateway to the isolated Langtang region is also the district headquarters of Rasuwa.

After enjoying breakfast in the teahouse, you will head on the first day of your trek. Today's trek is relatively longer, where you will be passing through some of the renowned villages of the region like Thulo Syabru and Shin Gompa. Early on the journey, you will ascent through lush woodlands of blossoming rhododendron and pine forest.

At Shin Gompa, you can see monasteries and a local cheese factory located amid the soaring Himalayas. Please feel free to have a little tour around the factory and enjoy some authentic local cheese while you admire the surrounding of the region.

Due to the rise in altitude, Tekkers without prior trekking expertise may find the journey from Shin Gompa to Cholangpati challenging. However, the uphill climb into the forest and occasional sights of the Himalayas make the journey enjoyable.

The trail from Cholangpati to Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda is challenging, but the views afterward make it all worth it. Lauribinayak, a small village in the region is the perfect spot to enjoy the remarkable sights of the Himalayas. Ahead on the journey, you will continue ascending and descending walk to Gosainkunda. On the way to Gosainkunda, you can enjoy the sights of the Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges.

Once you arrive at the sacred lake, Gosainkunda, you will be stunned by the view around the lake. Other lakes like Bhairav Kunda, and Saraswati Kunda, also surround the Gosainkunda lake. It is said that the holy water of the lake cleanse our body by washing of all the sins committed intentionally or unintentionally. So pilgrims visit the site every year on the occasion of Janai Purnima to take a holy dip in the lake.

Please feel free to explore the area and to know interesting facts about the lakes from our guides.

Elevating at an altitude of 4610m, Lauribina pass, or Gosainkunda pass is the highest point of the trek and offers panoramic sights of the Himalayas. The journey from Lauribina pass to Ghopte is a descending trail and passes through the human settlement of Phedi.

Today you will walk across Thadepati pass. The trekking trail from Thadepati to Kutumsang passes through the forest of pine and rhododendron.

On today's trek, you will be enjoying the downhill trek to Chisapani that passes through the village settlement of Jogini Danda, Gul Bhanjyang, Chipling, and Pati Bhanjyang.

Enjoy the downhill trek to Sundarijal that passes through the rural settlements of the area and the rich landscape of the Shivapuri National Park.

Trekkers can enjoy the peaceful walk through the forest until they arrive at Sundarijal. You'll take a local bus from Sundarijal to Kathmandu for the night.

The trip ends today. You will be transferred to the airport before your flight time. Have a safe flight back home.

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Gosaikunda Lake Trek
Cost Details
  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 2 star category with breakfast for two nights, twin sharing basis. (On the arrival day and After the trekking)
  • Your daily meal breakfast-lunch-dinner (main course) during the trek as per the itinerary.
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are a solo traveler, porter is not included. It is available by additional 150 USD.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu Dhunche by local sharing bus and Sundarijal to Kathmandu by private car. If you need a private transport (Scorpio) from Kathmandu to Dhunche then you have to pay additional cost of USD 150. 
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National Park Entry Permits.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System. (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters.
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge/tea houses run by Nepalese family and outside toilet.
  • Our service charge.
  • Shivapuri National Park permit.
  • Government tax.
  • Nepal visa fee 30 USD per person.
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)
  • Personal travel insurance. The insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.
  • If you arrive early or depart late, extra night accommodations other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like tea, coffee, Soup, mineral water, beer, hot water etc.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation which will be covered by your insurance.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Your personal expenses like laundry, phone call, shopping etc.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter as per your main interest.
  • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accommodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
  • Extra Packages: If you want extra programs like 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package , 1 day River Rafting and 1 day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
  • Porter: For solo travellers porter is not included. If you want a porter in the trek it will be available in an additional cost.
  • Single Supplementary: On our holidays tour/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room/tent with according to your trip. When you are traveling alone, single supplementary charge must be paid.
  • Private Transportation: If you are traveling from Kathmandu to Dhunche, you can hire a private jeep for a comfortable ride.
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Additional Info

✔ Risk & Liabilities:

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a lifetime journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standards.

✔ Trip Information:

Please bring travel insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.

Please bring each person 3 PP size pictures to issue permit, hard copy of your insurance and hard copy of itinerary.

✔ Equipment:

Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.

(You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)

Our company airport representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company card “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” with your Name on it and he will escort you to the hotel.

This is a moderate trek of Nepal and do not require any special training or condition. However, you should be fit and should have walking practice. I recommend you to go for morning walks for practice. Many people are able to do this trek easily and you can also do this trek easily. You have to walk everyday 6 to 7 hour, 15 to 20 km.

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