About Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations of Nepal. The tempting beauty of this region attracts many tourists here every year. We will get to see gorgeous landscape along with snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. The entire region has a great holy value for Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is the abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. Therefore, not only trekkers but numerous pilgrims also visit this region every year to worship making the region even more pure and divine. The trail is moderate and includes steep ascends & descends through sub-alpine dense forests, streams, and rivers.

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking begins with a drive Dhunche on the winding road along the Trishuli River. We will get to see beautiful views of rivers, dense forests, terraced fields, and small settlements on the way. From Dhunche, we will begin trekking towards Thulo Syabru through the landslide section. Thulo Syabru will welcome us with superb views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal. Further, we will ascend to Gosaikunda via Chandanbari. On the way, we will see a stunning view of Mt. Himalchuli (7,893 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), and Ganesh Himal (7,429 m). At Chandanbari village, we will visit a small cheese factory and the famous Sing Gompa. Further, crossing a small ridge, we will get to see the first glimpse of the holy lake, Gosaikunda. There are numerous small lakes around Gosaikunda Basin; however, the main three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda.

During our trek, we will see the rich culture and tradition of locals residing in this region. The precisely carved wooden details traditionally built stone houses, and craftsmanship reflects the ancient lifestyle of people residing here. Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a tempting journey that will take you to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda. A perfect journey to experience Nepal’s novel blend of cultures, landscapes, stunning mountains, and diverse vegetation at one place. Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake is perfect for anyone with normal health, and you also don't need to have prior trekking experience to go on this trek. Join us for an exciting trip to Gosainkunda Lake with comprehensive service.

Accommodations on Gosaikunda Lake Trek:

During Gosaikunda Lake Trek, you will stay in the guest house or lodge. The rooms will be small and twin-sharing.. The washrooms will also be on a sharing basis with other guests. Please note that the services in the guest house or lodge will be very basic. Similarly, in Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel. The rooms will be big and comfortable.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek difficulty:

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a moderate trek in the Langtang region. The trail is relatively easy than many other trails of Nepal. However, the frequent ascends & descends on the rocky and steep path will make the journey a little difficult. You do not need to have previous trekking experience to go on Gosaikunda Lake Trekking.

Best Season to go on Gosainkunda Lake Trekking:

The best time to go on trekking to Gosaikunda Lake is from spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). You can also go on Gosaikunda Lake trek in January, however, the cold weather might not be the best fit for everyone. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives heavy rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • 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.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet in airport by our Himalayan Asia Treks representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.  

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

We are heading north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche or Syabrubesi. While passing along the road on the bank of the Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills.
Overnight in Syabrubesi.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Syabrubesi.
  • Altitude: 1920m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek. We passes through Bhote koshi and follows Langtang Khola. This trail climbs to Bamboo and ascends to Rimche(2400m). This trek through we pass through the jungle, river, suspension bridges, village etc. We can see red pandas, monkey and bear.
Overnight in Lama hotel.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Lama hotel.
  • Altitude: 2500m.

After taking breakfast, we ascends the mountain ridge and forest full of moss and fern. While crossing Lauribinayak, we can see spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. While crossing over the ridge of Saraswati Kund apper the first of several Lakes dedicated to different divinities. Gosaikunda is the third lake, sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist0 The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing. We can see good views of Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda and reach at Gosaikunda. Overnight in Gosainkunda.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Gosainkunda.
  • Altitude: 4320m.

After taking breakfast, we move towards Ghopte. We head northern side of Gosaikunda lake and cross more beautiful lakes. We reach at Lauribinayak(4610m) and ascends through national park, Bhedi Goth, Phedi and ascends towards Dupichaur. Overnight in Ghopte.
 Overnight in Ghopte.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Ghopte.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

After taking breakfast, we descends from Ghopte through passing forested area, where you will reach to the top of rocky path , Kharka was surrounded by Rhododendrons , make a gentle ascends towards the ridge to reach to Tharepati village(3597m) and Kutumsang.
Overnight in Kutumsang.



  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Kutumsang.
  • Altitude: 2440m.

After taking breakfast, we continue through the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260 m) and to Chipling (2170 m). we steep down the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860 m),where a Brahman and Chhetri village. In Chisopani , we can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya.
Overnight in Chisapani.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Chisapani.
  • Altitude: 2134m.

After taking breakfast, we pass Chisapani forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron and reach at Sundarijal. From Sundarijal , we transfer to hotel by land transport.
 Overnight in Kathmandu. .


  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast in hotel , Himalayan Asia Treks staff transfer to airport according to your flight schedule with keeping beautiful memories of Gosaikunda Lake Trek. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu in best three star hotel on twin/triple sharing.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop).
  • Kathmandu - Dhunche by Bus.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg.
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

 

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as Cold season so it’s not good time for high altitude trekking time.

Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Gosaikunda Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Gosaikunda Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Gosaikunda Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 15 kg .

Personal Expenses Gosaikunda Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Gosaikunda Trek:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking?/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.