Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Duration 9 Days Difficulty4,380m

Trip Highlights

Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During Janai Purnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostly formed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices.

Gosaikunda Lake trek is a part of Langtang National Park in which our main destination is the freshwater lake of Gosaikunda. The trek involves walking through streams and suspension bridges as well as traversing rhododendron and pine forests. Moreover, we get a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Langtang region.

A Place of Religious Prominence

The lake of Gosaikunda is not only trekking heaven but also a holy site. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider the lake sacred for several reasons. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva made this lake by thrusting his trident into the mountain. During the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims come and take a bath on the lake. The lake feeds water to the Trishuli River. Moreover, it remains frozen during the six months from October to June. In addition, there are about 100 lakes in the vicinity of Gosaikunda.

Navigating Remote Locations

The trek to Gosaikunda Lake Trek starts at Thulo Bharkhu, which is a couple hours’ drive from Kathmandu. We ascend through rhododendron forests and reach Chisapani where we spend our first night. Chisapani provides some splendid views of Langtang along with jugal Himal mountain ranges. We hike further through the cultural villages of Brahmins, Chettri, Newar, and Tamang. After that, we tread along the trail to Magen Goth and then to Phedi. We then ascend to Lauribinayak via the Lauribinayak Pass (4165 m). The pass offers some excellent views of Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. After hiking further, we reach the Gosaikunda Lake. After exploring the lake, we will descend to Chandan Bari. From there, we descend further, crossing rhododendron forests, villages, terraces and farmlands, before reaching Dhunche. We then take a 7-hour drive to Kathmandu from there.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is best to do in autumn and spring. It offers a combination of Glacial Lakes, rhododendron forests, snow peaks, and traditional settlements. It is one of the most satisfying treks in northern Nepal.

We provide Gosaikunda Lake Trek with quality service and affordable price. Additionally, we offer an experienced guide who will accompany you all the way.

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  • Duration 9 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best time to visit Dec, Jan, Feb,
  • Max-Altitude 4,380m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges


Our representative will meet you at the airport. We will then have a meeting later in the evening before going to the hotel.

After having breakfast, we start our guided tour of Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit many of the World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar Squares. These places are of vital historical and cultural significance. The temples are sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, the durbar square areas represent the various kings and rulers throughout Nepal’s rich history. We will have lunch during the day along with dinner in the evening before returning to our hotel.

We drive from Kathmandu early in the morning. We reach Dunche after 5 hours of drive, where we spend the night.

We take a bus to Thulo Bharkhu and begin our hike. We ascend through stone stairs along a Tamang village. After taking a rest in the village, we continue our hike. After 6 hours, we reach the Thulo Bharkhu.

We hike along rhododendron forests as we pass across Dursagang and Foprang Danda. We will enjoy some panoramic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. After walking for 5 hours, we reach Chandanbari, where we spend the night.

We ascend further as we reach Lauribinayak. After hiking for about 5 hours, we encounter some Shiva temples and Buddhist chortens. These mark the arrival of Gosaikunda Lake. We will stay in a guesthouse nearby.

We explore the Gosaikunda area and also walk around to the other lakes nearby.

We trace back our steps through Lauribinayak to Chandanbari. We descend for about 7 hours to reach Dunche.

We take an early morning bus from the village, passing along farmlands. We finally reach Kathmandu after about 8 hours of drive.

Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.


  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three-time food in a day {breakfast, lunch, and dinner} with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • An experience Guide {trained by Ministry of tourism} his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Surface Transfer to the destination from Kathmandu.
  • Public Bus to Shyphrubensi to Kathmandu as trip Schedule.
  • Langtang National Park permits & TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • One map of Langtang trek for the group.
  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Travel/medical insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.


  • Excellent views of the Trans Himalaya.
  • Superb mountain views from Tharepati.
  • The culture of Sherpa and Tamang.
  • City guided tour in UNESCO world heritage sites.


All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of the visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get the free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveler’ cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

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