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Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Region
gosaikunda lake
view from lauri binayak
Gosaikunda trekking
Gosaikunda trekking
Gosaikunda trekking
Gosaikunda trekking
Gosaikunda trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 7 Days Max-Altitude : 4761m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 520 $ 360
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $500
2 Paxes $450
2-4 Paxes $430
4-6 Paxes $400
6-10 Paxes $380
10-15 Paxes $360
15+Paxes $360

Number of Travellers


Gosaikunda Trek 7 days Itinerary

The Gosaikunda Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, located in the Langtang region near Kathmandu. The trek takes about 7-10 days to complete and is moderately challenging, with several steep ascents and descents.

The trek starts in Dhunche, which is about a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu, and follows a well-defined trail that passes through lush forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields. You will get to see stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa.

The Gosaikunda Trek is known as a holy place for both pilgrims who follow Hinduism and shamanism, Bon Po. According to legend, as soon as you have taken a bath in the holy lake Gosaikunda, you will be free of all your pain, sorrows, and sins.

In addition, the Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred pond that is associated with the Hindu religion that holds that the god Mahadev drunkenly grieved the loss of his wife, so he struck a rock with his holy stick and water flowed out of it, there is a legend history that indicates that the lakes are natural formations. In September, a large number of domestic pilgrims and Indian pilgrims visit Gosaikunda Lake on the full moon day (Janai Purnima). For the rest of the month, only a few trekkers visit Gosaikunda Lake via Helambu and proceed to Langtang Valley.

The Gosaikunda Lake is located at an altitude of 4,380 meters above sea level. This is an adventure devotee’s dream to explore the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. A place revered by devotees as a holy place, it definitely offers perfectly placed terraced slopes, settlement of the Tamang ethnic group, wild animals, and a diverse range of flora and fauna as well as a panoramic view of the mountain range.

The distance from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda Lake is 67.5 km direct and it takes about seven days to cover the 32.4 km distance from Sundarijal Chisapani to Gosainkunda. Another alternative route is to go from Sundarijal Chisapani to Gosainkunda, which is 32.4 km.

The highlight of the trek is the holy Gosaikunda Lakes, which are located at an altitude of 4,380 meters. The lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists and are surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers. You can take a dip in the cold and refreshing waters of the lakes and soak in the stunning views of the Himalayas.

The trek also offers the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life. The region is home to the Tamang and Sherpa communities, who have a rich cultural heritage and a unique way of life. You can visit the many monasteries and gompas in the region and immerse yourself in the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere.

Best Himalaya View

during the Gosaikunda Lake Trek, Lauribunayak is the best spot for the scenic Himalayan view of all of Langtang Valley Mountains closely, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Sishapangba, and Paldor Peak. Chandan Bari to Gosainkunda distance is a bit tough ascent to the climbing hill Lauribinayak, at this hill most trekkers feel altitude sickness. 

The Nepal wilderness trekking agency offers Gosaikunda trekking with professional guides and porters who know the flora and fauna of the Gosaikunda Trek territory as well as the trails, the mountains, the people, the cultures, and the people of the area well. Our package cost is competitive when compared to the 7 days itinerary overview on our website, and there is no hidden cost in comparison to the listed blogs.


As Gosaikunda Trek trails have well-managed facilities and lodges at every place, as well as western menu system foods, so there is a variety of meal options that we can provide. In the tea house lodge community, each year, the meal price is changed by a substantial amount.

Trails and Risk:

Ascents from Chandanbari, Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda are moderately steep and some trekkers have experienced high altitude sickness during the Lauribinayak ascent, just around two hours is a killer ridge climb. The rest of the place is made up of easy-to-moderate trails.

Alternative Routes:

The Alternative route begins from Sundari Jal to Gosainkunda or Gosainkunda to Sundari Jal via the Suryabinayak pass, if you have more extra days then also doable Langtang Helambu circuit via the Gosaikunda Lake trek 11 days, it’s coved more landscape Helambu region trek and cross the Shivapuri National park.    

Best season to do Gosaikunda trek

The best time to go on the Gosaikunda trek is from October to December and March to May. There is a pilgrimage festival taking place every year on the full moon day of July/August in Gosaikunda Lake, believed to be the holy lake of this area.

Overall, the Gosaikunda Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Langtang region and the stunning alpine scenery of the Gosaikunda Lakes. The trek is moderately challenging and requires a good level of fitness and trekking experience.

Transportation to Dhunche – Syabrubesi, there is a Tata sumo sharing jeep available from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Sybrubesi.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Dhunche by public bus early morning (1960 meters.6/7 hours driving)/ or by a private jeep depending on clients requirements, Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (2250 meters. 5 hours walking) Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Lauribinayak (3910 meters. 5 hours walking) Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda (4380 meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek down to Sing Gompa (3330 meters. 4 hours walking) Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek down to Dhunche (1960 meters. 5 hours walking) Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu by public bus (7/8 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu/ Dhunche/ Kathmandu by Local bus.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Langtang(Gosainkunda) national park entrance permit and TIM's card.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters, one porter, for two pax.
  • Guide, Porter's food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Trip Map

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty of this trek is moderate 7 days trek from Kathmandu
Pre-monsoon (from February to May) and Post-monsoon (from late September to December)
TIMS and Langtang National park Permits

Altitude Chart


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