Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Get closer to the Tamang Village and their culture
  • Walk along the Langtang National Park
  • Enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung and others
  • Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Observe the surrounding lakes

Gosaikunda Trek is also popular as the frozen lake trek. The Gosaikunda Lake lies in the Langtang region at an altitude of 4,380 m, the northern part of Kathmandu Valley. It is wonderful trekking along the Langtang National Park.

Trekkers get fascination with diverse scenarios such as the White Mountains, rhododendron forests, gorges, rock formations, frozen Lakes, and ethnic villages. The whole area is surrounded by flowers and it becomes surprising in spring. You can view the wonders of Mt. Langtang Lirung, west of Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks.

Gosaikunda Lake is not renowned only for its glaciated lakes, but also for religious values as it is a pristine lake both in Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Hindu mythology, the Hindu god of Lord Shiva, a god of destruction had drunk the water from this lake and gotten rid of his pain. So, every year, lots of pilgrims visit this sacred lake. Saraswatikunda and the Bhairabhakunda are the reputed neighboring lakes of Gosaikunda Lake.

The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking starts from the place, called Dhunche. You can reach there by bus.

Trekking to Gosaikunda embarks on through the pine forest after crossing the Sing Gompa. This Gompa is popular for the Newari Style Monastery and for Cheese production too. The trekkers can enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal.

This Gosaikunda Trekking route includes the Helambu region too. So, it can be named the Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking. As a result, trekkers get the chance to know about the typical culture of ethnic groups, especially of the Tamangs and the Sherpas which is indescribable.

The continuation of Gosaikunda Trekking in Nepal takes you to Gosaikunda Lake. Immediately after reaching there, you fall in love with the beautiful glaciated lake Gosaikunda and its surrounding views.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking trail ascends and crosses the Lauribinayak La Pass. It is a little bit difficult day as the trekkers need to walk on the rocky ridges. However, our experience trekking guides ease the way and take you to the top of the Pass where you are surrounded by the many remarkable mountain views from the Annapurna ranges to the Langtang ranges.

Then the trek descends and goes through the forests of oak, rhododendron, and so on. Finally, you get back to Kathmandu after an hour's drive from Sundarijal.

Gosaikunda Trekking Weather changes in a minute. It is tough to predict the Gosaikunda weather condition as it is a rainy place. Besides, April to May and September to December can be considered the Gosaikunda Trekking Best Seasons.

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is one of the beautiful options to explore the Himalayan region of Nepal. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact Rising Adventure P. Ltd.

Gosaikunda Trek Ouline Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
  2. Drive to Dhunche (6 hrs drive)
  3. Trek to Sing Gompa (5-6 hrs walk)
  4. Trek to Lauribina (4-5 hrs walk)
  5. Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m/3-4 hrs walk)& trek back to Luribina (3-4 hrs walk)
  6. Trek back to Dhunche (5-6 hrs walk)
  7. Drive back to Kathmandu (6 hrs drive)

Note: We also organize Kathmandu sightseeing tours on request.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to the hotel. 

    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Drive to Dhunche (6 hrs)

    Your travel will start early in the morning from Kathmandu to Dunche by a local bus. It takes almost 8 hours to reach there. On the way, you will have an opportunity to see the majestic views of the green valley, terrace fields as well as the magnificent sceneries of Himalayan ranges.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dhunche
    • 1960 m
  • Day 03: Trek to Sing Gompa (5-6 hrs)

    Today, you are going to start your trekking. Your trail will go up slowly until Trisuli River and then a lit bit steep up to Chandanbari(Sing Gompa, a place popular for cheese production and Newari style monastery). En route, you will pass the beautiful pine forest as well as the panoramic sceneries of Ganesh Himal.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Sing Gompa
    • 3330 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Lauribina (4-5hrs)

    Your trail will go through the pine forest to Lauribinayak which offers a majestic view of Himalaya ranges from Annapurna to Langtang.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Lauribina
    • 3910 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380 m/ 3-4 hrs)and trek back to Lauribina

    Today you are going to enjoy the stunning views of the mountains in the morning. Then your trekking will embark on to reach your final destination. From there, it takes almost three and a half an hour to reach your final destination means Gosainkunda. After exploring the surroundings of that holy place, your trail will go back to Lauribina.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Lauribina
    • 3910 m
  • Day 06: Trek back to Dhunche (5-6 hrs)

    Today you are going back to Dhunche. So, you will descend through the same pleasant route and reach Sing Gompa and then Dhunche.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dhunche
    • 1960 m
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7 hrs)

    After having breakfast, your travel will return to Kathmandu on the bus along the previous way.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • English speaking, experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip
  • Two-nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Permit for trekking 
  • TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the Nepalese typical restaurant

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • All your personal expenses
  • Tips for guide
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Trip Cost includes"
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    Peter, Poland

    Gosaikunda Trek

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