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 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.

Langtang 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.

Why you will love the Gosaikunda Trek?
    • 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 Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Airport

  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Dunche (2350m)

  3. day 3

    Drive to Thulo Sybru & Trek to Thulo Bharkhu

  4. day 4

    Thulo Bharkhu to Chandanbari (3250m)

  5. day 5

    Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m)

  6. day 6

    Exploring Gosaikunda

  7. day 7

    Gosaikunda to Dunche (2350m)

  8. day 8

    Dunche to Kathmandu (1,400m)

Gosaikunda Lake Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map


    • Set Breakfast, 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.
  • Excluded Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Accomondations in Kathmandu. 
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.

Note: You can include Lunch and Dinner within the package itself, with an extra cost of 15$ - 20$ per day.

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).

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

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