Gosaikunda Trek

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration9 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude4,380 m
Group SizeMin 2 Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeJanuary to May and September to December

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. 

Highlights 

  • Explore the beauty of sacred lakes - Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and more
  • Panoramic view of mountains like Langtang Lirung(7,234m), Langtang Ri(7,205m), Ganesh Himal(7,422m), and many other small peaks
  • Home to different endangered species like Red Panda, Snow leopard, and more
  • Accommodation in traditionally-built teahouses
  • Close Encounter with the lifestyle of the Himalayas
  • Get closer to the Tamang Village and their culture
  • Walk along the Langtang National Park
  • Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Observe the surrounding lakes

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.

Itinerary
Trip PlanExpand all
01Day

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel. 

02Day

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you explore Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

03Day

After breakfast we head towards Dhunche from Kathmandu. It is around seven hours drive. The road is full of scenic beauty. We put off in a hotel in Dhunche. It is a head-quarter of Rasuwa district.

04Day

Officially our trekking begins from today. We follow steady climb passing thorigh rhododendron jungles. We arrive at Chandanbari. Here we see several monasteries. Here we visit cheese factory. It is one of the oldest cheese factories of Nepal. we spend night at Chandanbari.

05Day

It is an easy walk till Lauribinayak. We will follow narrow track to reach here. The more we walk the more vegetation changes from green to pale. Gosainkunda is around three hours away from Lauribinayak. The lake is very calm and is crystal clear. It is said that true devotees of Lord Shiva will see his (Lord Shiva’s) face in the lake. It is regarded as holy Lake of Nepal. We stay overnight in Gosainkunda.

06Day

We retrace same route to Lauribinayak. Enjoying scenic beauty and mountains we get back. From Lauribinayak we pass through rhododendron forests to arrive at Chandanbari. Here we spend night. 

07Day

Crossing pine forests we hike till Dimsa. We pass through forests and loose settlements to arrive at Dhunche. It is pleasant walk today. It is a walk of around five hours. We stay overnight at Dhunche.

08Day

From Dhunche we hire private vehicle or get in public bus to reach Kathmandu. We arrive capital within seven hours. In Kathmandu we get time to stroll around Thamel where you can purchase souvenirs for friends and family. Regulus will offer dfarewell dinner at night. We put off in a hotel at night.

09Day

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

Cost Details
Included
  • 3 nights of deluxe accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 5  nights of accommodation and all meals during the trek.
  • Airport pick up and hotel drop. 
  • Private land transportation (Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, english speaking & license holder trekking guide and and a sherpa porter 1:2 for carrying luggages.
  • All meals, accommodation, insurance and salary of staffs.
  • Langtang National park entrance permit and TIMs (Trekking Information Management System).
  • All local and government taxes.
  • First Aid kits.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
Excluded
  • Nepal Entry Visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if late departure or early return from the trek than due to flight cancellation, weather conditions or personal will, than the sheduled Itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Trekking euipments.
  • Tips and grattitudes to guide and porter.
  • Personal Expenses like bar bills, phone calls, laundry, extra porter, shower, wifi, bottle or boiled water, etc.).
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