Gosaikunda Trek

10 Days
Why Join the Gosaikunda Trek

Join the Gosaikunda Trek to experience the natural beauty and spiritual significance of one of Nepal’s most revered pilgrimage destinations. Gosaikunda, a glacial lake located at an altitude of 4,380 meters (14,370 feet), holds deep religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, lush forests, and diverse landscapes. You’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, passing through traditional villages and encountering friendly Tamang and Sherpa communities. Whether you seek a spiritual journey or simply wish to explore the Himalayas, the Gosaikunda Trek promises an enriching and memorable experience.

Gosaikunda Trek Preparation

Preparation is key for the trek, which involves moderate to challenging terrain and high altitudes. Begin by assessing your fitness level and engaging in cardiovascular exercises and strength training to build endurance. Pack essential trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a waterproof jacket and pants, a comfortable backpack, and a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures. Don’t forget trekking poles for stability on steep sections and high passes.

Acclimatization is crucial due to the trek’s altitude, reaching up to 4,380 meters at Gosaikunda Lake. Plan acclimatization days along the route to allow your body to adjust to higher elevations and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid alcohol to aid acclimatization. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and evacuation in remote areas.

Choose Us for Your Gosaikunda Trek Partner

Choose us as your Gosaikunda Trek partner for a well-organized and safe adventure in Nepal. Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the Gosaikunda region, ensuring your safety and enriching your journey with local insights. We offer personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences, whether you prefer a challenging trek or a more leisurely exploration. Our attention to detail and commitment to quality service make us a trusted choice for trekking in Nepal.

Gosaikunda Trek Permits

To undertake the Gosaikunda Trek, you’ll need specific permits. This includes the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, priced at NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30), and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card for NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 10). Ensure permits are obtained through a registered trekking agency before your departure to avoid any complications during the trek.

Gosaikunda Trek Difficulty

The Gosaikunda Trek is considered moderately challenging due to its terrain and altitude. The trail includes steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and sections of narrow trails. Altitude can pose challenges, especially when trekking to Gosaikunda Lake. Proper acclimatization and physical preparation are essential. Our experienced guides will assist you throughout the trek, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey.

Travel Insurance for Gosaikunda Trek

We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance when joining our Gosaikunda Trek. This insurance should cover medical emergencies, including evacuation and treatment costs in remote areas, trip cancellation protection against unforeseen events disrupting your travel plans, and coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged items during the trek. Travel insurance provides peace of mind, ensuring you’re adequately protected throughout your adventure.

Best Time to Explore Gosaikunda Trek

The best time to undertake the Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures ideal for trekking. Avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and slippery trails. During the winter months (December to February), the trek may experience snowfall and colder temperatures, making certain sections more challenging.

Accommodation and Meals During the Trek

Accommodation along the Gosaikunda Trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Teahouses provide simple rooms with shared bathrooms, while lodges offer private rooms with attached facilities in larger towns like Dhunche and Chandanbari. Meals typically include local dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, and Tibetan bread, providing hearty sustenance for trekkers. Be prepared for rustic accommodations and embrace the simplicity of mountain life.

Trekking Gear Required

Essential trekking gear for the Gosaikunda Trek includes:

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Warm clothing layers (thermal wear, fleece jacket, down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants)
  • Comfortable backpack (30-40 liters) with rain cover
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures (0 to -10 degrees Celsius)
  • Trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets or filtration system
  • Personal toiletries and basic first aid kit
  • English
  • Bus
  • Tea House
  • March-May and Sep-Dec
  • All type available
  • 4600
  • medium
  • 1-10


The Gosainkunda Trek is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It takes you to the pristine lakes of Gosainkunda, which hold great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred alpine freshwater lake situated in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. It lies at an altitude of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) above sea level, surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks and lush greenery.

The lake is considered one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to the Hindu Myth, Gosaikunda is suspect to be the home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. It is said that the lake was created by Lord Shiva himself when he thrust his trident into a mountain to obtain water to quench his thirst.

Overall, Gosaikunda Lake is a captivating destination that offers a harmonious blend of spirituality, natural beauty, and adventure. It continues to attract pilgrims, trekkers, and nature lovers alike, providing a serene and awe-inspiring experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Highlight of the Gosaikunda Trek

  • Gosaikunda Lake: The trek takes you to the pristine and sacred Gosaikunda Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 4,380 meters (14,370 feet). This glacial lake is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists and is surrounded by stunning mountain peaks.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain range. You can witness the majestic Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters/23,711 feet), Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters/24,350 feet), and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Cultural Experience: The Gosaikunda Trek allows you to experience the rich cultural heritage of the region. You'll pass through the traditional villages of Tamang and Sherpa where you can observe the locality and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Langtang National Park: The trek passes through the beautiful Langtang National Park, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. You might encounter rare wildlife species such as the red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and numerous bird species.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: As you trek further, you'll reach Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters (12,697 feet). This ancient monastery is a spiritual and cultural center for the local community and offers a serene environment for meditation and exploration.
  • Alpine Scenery: The trail to Gosaikunda takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush green forests, rhododendron and bamboo groves, and alpine meadows. The contrasting scenery provides a visual delight at every step of the trek.
  • Authentic Nepali Cuisine: During the trek, you'll have the opportunity to taste authentic Nepali cuisine. Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and various other local dishes will satisfy your taste buds and provide the necessary energy for the trek.
  • Tea Houses and Lodges: Along the trail, you'll find comfortable tea houses and lodges that provide accommodation and meals for trekkers. These cozy establishments allow you to rest, interact with fellow trekkers, and enjoy warm hospitality in the mountains.
  • Adventure and Serenity: The Gosaikunda Trek offers a perfect balance of adventure and serenity. You'll experience the thrill of trekking through challenging terrains while also finding tranquility in the peaceful mountain surroundings.


Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport and our staff will pick you and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the vibrant streets of Nepal's capital city, soaking in its rich cultural heritage and bustling atmosphere. Buy all the things for trekking.

Today, we go on a drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m) which takes about 6 hours. This journey offers picturesque views of Nepalese countryside, passing through charming villages and alongside rivers, with stunning glimpses of Himalayan peaks such as Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Overnight stay at a tea house lodge in Dhunche.

We begin our trek towards Thulo Syabru Village (2200m), the largest ethnic Tamang village in the region. The trail takes us through stone-topped local houses adorned with Buddhist prayer flags, offering excellent views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan mountain range. The trek takes around 5-6 hours.

Leaving Sybru Village, we ascend through forests of hemlock and oak, passing schools and monasteries along the way. As we climb towards Sing Gompa (3210m), known for its Yak cheese factory and Buddhist monastery, we are treated to beautiful landscapes and mountain vistas.

Today's trail climbs gradually to Lauirbina Yak (3920m) where panoramic views of the Nepal and Tibet Himalayan ranges await. Continuing upwards, we reach Gosaikunda, a sacred lake with stunning surroundings including Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda.

We trek north from Gosaikunda, passing smaller lakes and eventually ascending to Laurebina Pass (4610m). Descending from the pass to Phedi (3740m), we continue our journey to Ghopte (3440m) with a mix of ups and downs through scenic landscapes.

From Ghopte, the trail ascends to Tharepati and then descends through fir and rhododendron forests, offering captivating views of the Dorje Lakpa range. Eventually, we arrive at Kutumsang (2621m), a charming village nestled amidst picturesque hills.

Descending from Kutumsang, we pass through Gul Bhanjyang and ascend once more to Thodang Betini. Continuing through Brahman and Chhetri villages, we reach Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) before finally arriving at Chisopani (2194m).

The trail leads us through oak and rhododendron forests towards Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m) and then descends to Mulkharka (1800m), offering a spectacular view of the Kathmandu Valley. We descend through the forest to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu.

Farewell dinner at evening with Local food. Overnight at same hotel in Kathmandu.

With all the good memories of the trekking you will drop to the Kathmandu International Airport according to your time for your home country.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • • Airport Pick up and drop services
  • • Accommodation in teahouse during trek
  • • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) single items each day during trek
  • • Trekking Permits
  • • Experienced guide and porters
  • • Kathmandu to Dhunche and Sundarijal to Kathmandu Transport
  • • First Aid Box
  • • Seasonal fruits

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Cost Not Included
  • • Any personal expenses
  • • Extra meals and drinks during the trek/road journey/hotel accommodation
  • • Travel Insurance and Rescue in case of emergency
  • • Donation and monuments fee
  • • Battery charge, hot shower, Wifi service in trekking
  • • Trekking Gears

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Gosaikunda Trek is a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then as long as you will to you can complete this trek.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is Laurebina Pass (4,610m). This is the elevation of Laurebina Pass. This is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in this route is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

How much do guides and porters cost?

pay for guides range from $25to $30 per day and porters take $20 to $25 per day.

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Gosaikunda Trek
  • English
  • Bus
  • Tea House
  • March-May and Sep-Dec
  • All type available
  • 4600
  • medium
  • 1-10