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Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 6 Days
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  • Departure: Flexible
  • Best Seasons: All Seasons
  • Highest Altitude: 4500m
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD 1199

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is suitable for all Pilgrims. Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamans including adventure enthusiasts and keen trekkers trek the trail.  The sudden gain in elevation makes the tour challenging. However, the natural beauties, mountain sceneries, and challenging hikes make the trek more attractive.

Highlights of the Gosaikunda Lake trek

  1. Experience the village life of the Nepal mountain community,
  2. Encounter the various flora and fauna, Several species of birds
  3. Visit the cheese factory at Chandanbari (Sing Gumba)
  4. Tamang and Sherpa Settlements and their culture
  5. Touch the sacred lakes of Naagkunda, Gosainkunda, Ganeshkunda, Saraswatikunda, Suryakunda, and many more on the way.
  6.  Capture the diverse vegetation
  7.  Walkthrough the dense Pine forest
  8. Capture the wide mountain panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang mountain ranges
  9. Culture, religions, rituals, and more..

Gosaikunda Lake lies in between the high peaks. Its location is surrounded by the beautiful highland of the Langtang region of Nepal.  The stunning holy lake of Gosainkunda neighbors other lakes like Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Bhairab Kunda. All these lakes are holy for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.

Gosaikunda Lake trek - A devotee taking a dip to cleanse the spirit

Gosaikunda Lake trek – A devotee taking a dip to cleanse the spirit

Gosaikunda – a famous pilgrimage

The place has its own different stories of origin. According to one story, Lord Shiva, the God of Power and Destruction in Hindu Mythology created  Gosaikund Lake. He thrust his Trisul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extort water so that he could cool his hurtful throat after he had swallowed poison. Similarly, people believe the large rock at the center is Shiva Shrine.  In addition to this, the holy water of Gosaikunda is said to have particular significance. Many devotees visit to dip in the lake during Gangadashahara. On the occasion of the sacred thread festival, Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.

Gosaikunda Lake site is one of the most interesting religious sites with beautiful sceneries. The trekking trail generally begins from Dhunche. The Gosainkunda and other surrounding lakes are situated by the side of the trekking route of the Dhunche –Gosaikunda –Helambu trail. The Gosaikunda trek also adjoins the famous Langtang trek in the same district. The holy lake is two days trek from Dhunche. Many thousands of devotees visit this site on the full moon day called Janai Purnima. That falls from mid-June to mid of August on the basis of the Lunar Calander. People dream to take a ritual holy dip in the cold mountain water of Gosaikunda Lake.

Oriental Journeys offers different trekking itineraries like Gosainkunda Luaribina Pass Trek and Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Travelers can choose even to customize the standard itineraries. We serve the travelers with logistics and travel arrangements for the visitors to Gosainkunda Lake. 

Langtang Valley Trek Video

Route Map

Gosainkunda Trekking Map


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m) 6 to 7 hour. and trek uphill to Deurali
  • Day 03: Trek to Cholangpati via Chandan bari
  • Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda and Explore the lake area
  • Day 05: Trek back to Chandanbari
  • Day 06: Trek Back to Dhunche
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 08: Departure to your next destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

    From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Oriental Journeys will invite you for the trip's itinerary briefing. You will be provided with the necessary permits.

  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m) 6 to 7 hour. and trek uphill to Deurali

    Early morning, your guide from Oriental Journeys will take you to the bus park. The Bus to Dhuche starts from Balaju Bus Park which is close to Thamel. You will be driving through the beautiful village and you will see snow Scrapped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya. The short hike starts from Dhunche. You will be staying at Deurali for Overnight.

  • Day 03: Trek to Cholangpati via Chandan bari

    Trek uphill to hill trekking to Chandanbari. You will have the opportunity to explore Chandanbari till the lunch, Visiting Cheese factory and tasting the Yak-Nak Cheese is wonderful to experience. After Lunch Hike up to the Cholangpati. Explore surrounding. Overnight at the Lodge

  • Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda and Explore the lake area

    Trekking to Gosaikunda from Cholang Pati via Lauribina is a tougher walk. The climb is easy but due to the high altitude walk, you should walk slowly and steadily. On the way, you will enjoy the unique mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Tibet Mountains and Langtang Mountain range and the valley down.

    The Gosaikunda is surrounded by many other holy lakes which are popularly known as “Kunda” in Nepal and they are named as Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairab Kunda etc. Beside holy lake visit, you can enjoy the breathing mountain view of Mt. Langtang and Ganesh Himal from the same spot.
    and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.

  • Day 05: Trek back to Chandanbari

    Hike back to Chandanbari.

  • Day 06: Trek Back to Dhunche

    Trekking downhill from Chandanbari to Dhunche is tougher compared to the previous day. Walking inside the forest won't let you get tired much due to an adequate level of oxygen.

  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

    Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche, via Trisuli Bazar. Enjoy the valley view, talking with local and observing the local life.

  • Day 08: Departure to your next destination

    You will have free time in the morning to explore the Thamel market. A representative from Oriental Journeys will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Aiport for your depature to the next destination.

Gosainkunda Trekking Map - Langtang Valley

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National Park Entry Permit Fee
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency
  • Extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery during trek days etc.
  • Tips and Gratuities


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