Gosaikunda Trek - Gosaikunda Lake Trek Information

  • 2020-08-22
  • by Amrit Chhetri

Also known as “the frozen lakes” Gosaikunda Trek commences in Dhunche in the Langtang area, ascends up to the Gosaikunda holy lake at 4400 meters, goes down through Helambu area as part of the Helambu circuit trek & concludes at Sundarijal, 30 minutes from Kathmandu. The alpine lakes of Gosaikunda are a little more adventurous, but renowned and sacred to Buddhists, Hindus and Tamang Shamans alike. The ideal time to undergo this trek is in the month of August when thousands of pilgrims trek up to take a dip in the freezing waters at 4000 meters and you’re in for a lifetime experience. The woodlands & the mountain scenery on the way are also incredible.

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Introduction Gosainkunda Trek 

Gosainkunda Trek offers the trekkers an exceptional & assorted voyage through the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. Gosaikunda Trek / Gosaikunda Lake Trek climbs more steeply to Gosaikunda area via farmland & above the tree line up an alpine border that provides a generous Himalayan panorama, to arrive at a rock-strewn bowl embellished with holy high altitude lakes. There’re 108 lakes in this region, but the most renowned are Gosaikunda (4460m), Saraswatikunda and Ganesh Kunda nearby each other. It is a simple trail with the astounding amount of steep ascends & stiff descents, of the thick woodland or across freezing moraines through Ghopte to Chisopani to Kathmandu. This trek provides a perfect trek for those people that don’t have enough time but wants to explore Nepal’s distinctive combination of landscapes, cultures, beautiful mountains & varied wildlife and vegetation. From plain forests packed with wildlife to alpine pastures, immaculate lakes, incredible mountain sights and a possibility to witness the unique lifestyle of the native Tamang people, this trek is going to be a memorable one from every perspective.

Highlights of Gosainkunda Trek

Most attraction of Gosainkunda trek lies around 4,000 m – 4,500 m above sea level. So the impacts of altitude sickness can’t be avoided. If adequate workout & practices are pursued in systematic order then altitude sickness isn’t a great deal. Therefore, exercise related to lungs and high adoption like cycling, extreme climbing, Muscles expanding, incredible activities sets ups can display perfect preparation. Gosainkunda Trek could be tough for first timers or even for experienced trekkers. But we truly believe you can conquer it!
  • Scenic drive to Dhunche.
  • Trek through the gorgeous trail.
  • Breath-taking landscape.
  • Visit holy Gosaikunda Lake.
  • Get to witness the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of locals.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Gosainkunda range.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek Short Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche (1,960m/6 hrs).
Day 03: Trek to Sing Gompa (3,335m/5 hrs).
Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,380m/ 5 hrs).
Day 05: Trek to Ghopte (3,530m/7hrs)
Day 06: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m / 5 hrs)
Day 07: Trek to Chisapani (2,215m /4 hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu: 4 hrs trek, 40 minute drive
Day 09: Departure transfer to airport

Company Profile

Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd is an ideal partner when it comes to trekking Packages in Nepal/Nepal Tour Packages or any other any tourism activities in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The company was established in 2004 AD by individuals who have spent an entire life working as guides, for mountaineers and as well as trekkers. We know exactly what makes or breaks a trek. One of the best things about us is that we focus on client satisfaction. And in order to achieve that, we even allow our clients to make changes to the itinerary. If you’re planning to go on the Nepal Trekking Packages/Nepal Tour Packages, and are looking for a travel service provider, make sure to choose Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd. The one thing that is certain is, with us beside you; you can get the best out of the Nepal Trekking Packages/Nepal Tour Packages including Bhutan and Tibet.

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