• 4,380 mtr

  • Moderate

  • Nepal

  • Hotel/Teahouse

  • $ 825

Trip Overview

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a fabulous journey that takes you to the azure freshwater lake of Gosaikunda at an altitude of 4380 meters in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. The Gosaikunda lake can be considered as a perfect destination for those who would love to opt for an easy short trek to some accessible locations near Kathmandu city. Gosaikunda lake trek is a ten days’ journey with enriching aspects of mother nature in abundance. Moreover, it is an opportunity to explore the wilderness of mountains in Langtang region along with the tranquility of fresh water lakes in the high altitudinal region. The trail that passes through lush forests of oak, hemlock and rhododendron make the trek even more lively. One can experience various aspects of mother nature as they walk through the wonderful trail of Gosaikunda lake trek

Religious importance of Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake is a holy place for all Hindu pilgrims. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is believed to be the creator of this lake. An importance event – Samundra Manthan in Bhagwad Gita (a holy book of Hindus) describes the formation of this lake. Samundra Manthan is an event when lords and evils came together in the mountain to form – Amrit (a liquid that would make one immortal). During this event, a poison was created that could possibly destroy the world and its existence. Therefore, Lord Shiva endured the poison himself to save the world. The burning sensation created by poison was unbearable, therefore, with the help of his trident, he broke the glacier to extract water and drank the water to quench his thirst. The water hence extracted formed the lake Gosaikunda.

Anyone who takes a bath in this holy lake is believed to get rid of all the sins done by the person till date. Each year in the full moon day of August, many Hindu pilgrims from around the world gather in this place to celebrate Janai Purnima festival. They take a holy bath in the lake to get away from all the bad karma done by them.

Natural glory of Gosaikunda lake

Gosaikunda lake trek takes you to one of the wonderful valleys enriched with the beauty of tranquil fresh water lakes. The journey starts with a drive from Katmandu to Dhunche which is followed by a pleasing walk amidst the lush forests of oak, hemlock, and rhododendron. You pass some ethnic villages, farmlands and ancient gompas on the way to Gosaikunda. The trail offers some outstanding views of mountains in the Langtang region. You will be blessed with some striking views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other neighboring Tibetan peaks.

Trip Highlights

  • Drive to Dhunche and walk along with the lush forests of Langtang region
  • Cross Lauribinayak La pass at an altitude of 4165 meters.
  • Explore Gosaikunda lake with other lakes in the surrounding
  • Outstanding views of mountains in Langtang range, Ganesh Himal range, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Manaslu
Day 1:- Welcome to Kathmandu

Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu! You will be received by our representative and transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel and spend rest of the time on your own. Our representative will brief you about your plan ahead. Stay at the hotel for the night.

(Breakfast included)

Day 2:- Kathmandu to Dhunche

Early in the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to your ride for a drive ahead to Syabrubensi. It takes us around seven hours for us to reach Syabrubensi. On the way, we pass scenic countryside landscape, villages, farmlands and get some glimpse of mountains. We pass Trishuli river and drive ahead to Dhunche. We stay at a guesthouse in Dhunche for the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3:- Trek to Thulo Syabru

In the initial phase of Gosaikunda Lake Trek, we descend down from Dhunche along the lush forest to Trishuli river. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and climb up to the village of Braccaka. We continue ascending up through the fields, agricultural lands and villages with wonderful views of Ganesh Himal on sight. We continue our walk until we reach the village of Thulo Syabru. It is a beautiful village inhabited by people of Tamang and Sherpa community. From this village, one can enjoy some magnificent views if Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. We stay at a guesthouse in Thulo Syabru for the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4:- Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari

Leaving Thulo Syabru, we climb up steep through the forests of oak, rhododendron and hemlock to Chandanbari. On the way, we pass Dursaganga nd Foprang Danda from where we can relish some astounding views of mountains in Langtang range, Annapurna range and Ganesh Himal range. It takes us around five hours to reach Chandanbari. Upon arrival, we visit a popular cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery in Chandanbari. We stay at a guesthouse in Chandanbari for the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5:- Chandanbari to Gosaikunda

The first part of our hike today is easy that goes smoothly along the lush forests to Lauri binayak. We pass beautiful sceneries of waterfalls, rhododendron, oak and hemlock forests on the way to Lauri binayak. From Lauri binayak, you will be blessed with some breathtaking views of mountains in Langtang region. The panoramic views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal range and Annapurna range looks awesome. With these amazing views of sight, we move further to Gosaikunda, a beautiful lake placed in between the wilderness of mountains. We stay at a guesthouse in Gosaikunda for the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6:- Gosaikunda to Dhunche

Today, we retrace our steps back via same path to Dhunche. Upon arrival, we stay at a guesthouse in Dhunche for the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 7:- Drive back to Kathmandu

We wake up early, take our breakfast and catch a bus that will drive us back to Kathmandu. It takes us only few hours to reach Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel Check into the hotel and take rest for the remaining time of the day.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8:- Departure day

We conclude our journey today. You will be driven to airport for your journey ahead.

(Breakfast included)

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop
  • Ground transportation during the trip
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouses on stopping point during the trip
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • Entry fee and permit fee to Langtang Conservation Area
  • A professional and English speaking guide
  • A porter for two clients
  • Trekking Map
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs
  • A first aid medical kit
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Tips for crew member
  • International Airfare/Airport tax/Visa Fee
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section

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