About Gosaikunda Trek - Trek to Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda Trek is a breathtaking adventure that beckons avid trekkers to explore the mesmerizing beauty of the Langtang National Park in Nepal. The Gosaikunda Trek route, extending approximately 43 kilometers, takes trekkers through lush forests, pristine lakes, and picturesque villages. This trek is best enjoyed during the post-monsoon season, from September to November, and the pre-monsoon season, from April to June, when the weather is relatively stable, and the views are at their most spectacular. The distance of the Gosaikunda Trek may vary slightly depending on the specific itinerary chosen, but it typically takes about 5-7 days to complete the journey. Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the most famous trekking packages in Nepal. The tempting beauty of this region attracts many tourists here every year. We will get to see gorgeous landscapes along with the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Gosaikunda Lake Trek has a great holy value for Hindus. According to Hinduism mythology, Gosaikunda Lake 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 and descends through sub-alpine dense forests, streams, and rivers.

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking begins with a drive to 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 Gosaikunda Lake Trek, we will see the rich culture and tradition of locals residing in this region. The precisely carved wooden details of traditionally built stone houses and craftsmanship reflect the ancient lifestyle of the 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 in one place. Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake is perfect for anyone with normal health, and you also don't need to have the prior trekking experience to go on this trek. Contact Us for an exciting trip to Gosainkunda Lake with comprehensive service.Visitors to Gosaikunda Lake can experience a serene and tranquil environment surrounded by the majestic Himalayan mountains. The lake itself is crystal clear, and its turquoise waters are believed to have medicinal properties. It is common for pilgrims to take a dip in the freezing cold water of the lake as part of their religious rituals.

Overall, Gosaikunda Lake is a cherished destination for both spiritual seekers and adventure enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural significance, and religious devotion.In conclusion, the Gosaikunda Trek offers an incredible opportunity to immerse oneself in the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal, and it's a journey that leaves lasting memories of pristine lakes, stunning mountain vistas, and the warm hospitality of the local communities along the way.

Overview of Gosaikunda Lake 

Gosaikunda Lake, also known as Gosainkunda or Gosain Kunda, is a sacred alpine freshwater lake located in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) above sea level in the Himalayas. The lake holds great religious and cultural significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. It is said that Lord Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident (trishul) to obtain water and quench his thirst. The lake is considered a holy pilgrimage site, and thousands of devotees visit it during the full moon day in August, known as Janai Purnima or Raksha Bandhan.

A well-planned Gosaikunda Trek itinerary ensures a memorable experience, covering essential attractions like the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, where pilgrims and trekkers alike find solace in the tranquil surroundings. For those seeking a more extensive trekking experience, the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek combines the beauty of Gosaikunda with the Helambu region, known for its rich culture and striking landscapes.The pristine beauty of Gosaikunda Lake and its surrounding landscapes make it a popular trekking destination. The trek to Gosaikunda usually starts from Dhunche or Sundarijal and takes about 7 to 9 days to complete, depending on the route chosen. The trail passes through lush forests, traditional mountain villages, and offers panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

Aside from its religious and natural significance, Gosaikunda is also known for its diverse flora and fauna. The area is home to various species of plants, birds, and animals, including the endangered red panda and the Himalayan black bear.

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 shared 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 Gosaikunda Lake Trek is relatively easy than many other trails in 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 the 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 in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). You can also go to 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.


  • 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

Things to know before Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Where is Gosaikunda Lake located?

Gosaikunda Lake is located in the Langtang National Park in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. It lies at an altitude of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) in the Himalayas.

How long does the Gosaikunda Lake Trek take?

The duration of the trek can vary depending on your itinerary and pace. Typically, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek takes around 7 to 10 days to complete. This includes both the ascent and descent, as well as some acclimatization days.

What is the best time to go on the Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

The best time to undertake the Gosaikunda Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, stable weather conditions, and excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

Is the Gosaikunda Lake Trek difficult?

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and you will be walking at high altitudes. Some physical fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended to fully enjoy the trek.

What permits are required for the Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

To trek to Gosaikunda Lake, you need two permits: the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entrance of the national park in Dhunche.

Are there teahouses and accommodations along the trek?

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. These provide basic accommodation and meals. However, it is advisable to carry a sleeping bag and make reservations during peak seasons to ensure availability.

What should I pack for the Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

Essential items to pack include comfortable trekking boots, warm clothing (including a down jacket and thermal layers), a good backpack, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit.

Is altitude sickness a concern on the Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

Altitude sickness can be a concern as you will be trekking to high altitudes. It is important to acclimatise properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If you experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness, it is recommended to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical help if necessary.


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.