About Gosaikunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek is popular for its majestic beauty. The site gained importance due to mythological beliefs too. Numerous lakes accompanied by several snow-capped peaks make Gosainkunda trek awesome.
According to legends, Lord Shiva drank lethal poison and collected it in his throat. The poison was the outcome of the process of churning elixir in the ocean. The entire world was threatened by the poison and to save the world from its impact Lord Shiva drank it. Due to the burning of poison, he arrived at the area of Langtang where he struck his trident (Trishul) and that formed Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Bhairabkunda. He drank water from Gosainkunda and was relieved from the burning. There are108 lakes in this area. The size of lakes varies from small to medium.
Many Hindus visit the site during the full moon day of August here. The site is very pleasant and silent. The trail to Gosainkunda begins from Dhunche and goes through Lauribinayak Pass. Here you get a panoramic view of several mountains.
In this Gosaikunda trek, you get to observe the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, and many more. The challenging part of this trek is the ascent at the Luaribina Pass.
In our 9 days Gosaikunda Trek, we will start our journey from Kathmandu; then travel to Dhunche – the trailhead of Gosaikunda Trek. Our first night of the trek will be here and start our trek the next day.
After walking for 2 days we will reach Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda lake carries a lot of value to Hindus and Buddhists. On the Full Moon of August, every year thousands of pilgrims group to Gosaikunda to take a bath. It is a popular destination for Langtang Helicopter Tour as well.
After spending a beautiful night in Gosaikunda, you will return back to Chandanbari the next day. Spending a night in Chandanbari we will repeat Dhunche and travel back to Kathmandu the next day.
Our accommodation during the trek will be at basic Teahouses on the way. Basic but with all the basic facilities like good foods, and nice accommodation. The Gosaikunda route lacks luxurious hotels with good amenities.
Regulus designed 9 days Gosaikunda trek that can be a good option if you want to spend your time on a short trek in the mountainous region of Nepal.