Gosaikunda Lake Trek: A Place of Religious Prominence

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Langtang Region
177 km
Start / End Point
Syapru Besi/Syapru Besi
7 nights 8 days
Max. Altitude
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Gosaikunda Lake Trek: A Place of Religious Prominence Overview

Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Shiva located in the Langtang region. 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 Langtang Villages.

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 the 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 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 prices. Additionally, we offer an experienced guide who will accompany you all the way.

History of Gosaikunda Lake

    The lake of Gosaikunda is not only a 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 take a bath in 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.

    More About Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    This trek carries significant value for both pilgrims and trekkers. Also, this place acts as a religious place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The holy Lake, Gosaikunda lake is the main attraction during this trek along with various floras and faunas such as Red Pandas, Himalayan Tahr, etc found in the Langtang National Park. Unlike the Annapurna region, this region doesn't impose any trekking permit cost or TIMS card cost.

    Detailed information about this trek is mentioned in the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek itinerary. Also, the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost is usually sold in packages where all the food, transportation, accommodation cost, and permits cost are included. However, the daunting task is to choose the appropriate partner for the expedition. Don't worry, our agency is equipped with local guides and they have good communication skills as well as experience in the trekking field.

Best Time for Gosaikunda Trek

As any other trek, the best time for the trek is spring and autumn season. The weathers are usually clear with a minuscule amount of fog so, the spellbinding view of mountains can be captured without any hampering. Moreover, the green forest, terrace farmland, and Rhododendron-covered hills during the spring season make this trace even more alluring.

Likewise, the Autumn season often welcomes more tourists resulting in getting more crowds. The pilgrims usually travel during this season to pay homage to the holy lake. However, the holy lake remains frozen during winter and the trails are more slippery and muddy during monsoon. So, we highly recommend not to do hiking during this time of the year.

Can I complete this Trek without Guide?

The high Himalayas do not show mercy to anyone so, the death tolls and lost cases of trekkers usually have one thing in common which is they were traveling alone. It is always better to have someone watching behind our back and more so when traversing steep and rocky paths in mountains.

Guides have comprehensive knowledge about the trekking trails, have good contact with the locals, and are highly trained and experienced. Moreover, they are equipped with a first-aid kit and are highly dexterous during life-threatening moments. So, travel guides and travel insurance are very vital during every trek in the Himalayas.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek: A Place of Religious Prominence Photo

Gosaikunda Lake Trek: A Place of Religious Prominence

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Airport

    Highest Altitude 1400 m / 4600 ft

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

  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Dunche (2350m)

    Driving Hours 5 hours
    Highest Altitude 2350m

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

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Drive to Thulo Sybru & Trek to Thulo Bharkhu

    Driving Hours 1.5 hours
    Highest Altitude 2200 m
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    We take a bus to Thulo Sybru and begin our hike towards Thulo Bharkhu. 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.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Thulo Bharkhu to Chandanbari (3250m)

    Highest Altitude 3250m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    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.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m)

    Highest Altitude 4380m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    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.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Exploring Gosaikunda

    Highest Altitude 4380 m

    We will explore the Gosaikunda area and also walk around to the other lakes nearby. Gosaikunda lake is a holy place where devotees take a bath to cleanse themselves spiritually.

    Also, there are about 108 lakes altogether when both big and small lakes are combined. However, it is quite impossible to explore all the lakes in a day. So, we will visit some of the more important big lakes. The place itself is too packed during the trekking season. We will buy some souvenirs for our friends and family and spend the night in a tea house.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Gosaikunda to Dunche (2350m)

    Highest Altitude 2350 m
    Trek Duration 7 hours

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

      • Overnight stay at Lodge 

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Dunche to Kathmandu (1,400m)

    Trek Duration 8 hours drive

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

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


    • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
    • 2 nights’ 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 the Ministry of tourism} his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and 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 the 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, and Tips.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.


Gosaikunda Lake Trek Map

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Why choose North Nepal Travel and Trek for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Our team consists of local guides who are best trained, certified, and have many years of experience. They are easy to communicate with and friendly. You will definitely love their service and friendly nature. They are trained to efficiently handle any bad situation due to any circumstances.

Our travel package can be customized as per your need and the number of days you have for trekking. Our package includes all the charges for food, accommodation, guide, porter, permits, and many more. We will also be taking care of the insurance, food, accommodation, and medical care of our guides and porters. Our valuable trekkers’ and our staff’s satisfaction is our top priority.

You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. We can readily modify it according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).


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