Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda Trek
Gosaikunda Trek
Gosaikunda Trek
At a Glance
Duration8 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4,380 m (14,370 ft)
Group Size1 to 10 Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptermber to November and March to May

The Gosainkunda Short Trek, classified as undemanding and easy, is a revered pilgrimage to the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes, situated at an altitude of 4,380 m. Accessible from Kathmandu, this trail is among the numerous trekking paths in the Langtang region, known for its captivating natural beauty, snow-capped peaks, and warm hospitality of the locals. The Gosainkunda Lakes, nestled in the Langtang region, offer a captivating trekking experience for avid trekkers, easily reachable from Kathmandu. This trek is a harmonious blend of spiritual significance and stunning landscapes, leading trekkers through majestic mountains, lush forests, gushing waterfalls, and a serene ambiance. Along the way, trekkers can engage with the Tamang communities, gaining insights into their unique culture and traditions.


  • The journey commences and concludes in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy the picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Dhunche
  • Explore the ancient monastery of Shing Gompa, adorned with vibrant prayer flags
  • Delight in the breathtaking surroundings of Gosaikunda Lake and its numerous companion lakes
  • Immerse yourself in the traditional way of life of the indigenous people and relish their delectable dishes made from locally sourced ingredients
  • Discover the lively local culture and engage in their daily routines
  • Sample the homemade yak cheese and witness the passing yak caravans
  • Experience the unique charm of Gosaikunda and its surrounding areas
  • Take in the beauty of the Himalayan landscape during the trip
  • Enjoy the diverse cultural and culinary experiences throughout the journey

The sacred Gosainkunda Lake holds significance for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. According to Hindu beliefs, the lake was formed when Lord Shiva plunged his trident into a mountain to release water. It is said that a dip in Gosainkunda can cleanse one of their sins. Surprisingly, the water in this alpine lake remains hot or warm throughout the year. Along with Gosainkunda, other large lakes like Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, Nagkunda, and Surajkunda make up the famous Gosainkunda Lake System. Our trek begins after a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Dunche. We pass through oak forests to Deurali, then Dhimsa, and finally reach Shing Gompa at 3,200m. Continuing to Chalangpati at 3,650m, we are treated to stunning views of Mt. Langtang Lirung. The journey progresses to Laurebina Yak at 3,900m before reaching Gosainkunda at 4,380m. Along the way, we witness the breathtaking Nag Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. At Gosainkunda, we can admire the majestic mountains surrounding the serene blue lake. After enjoying these moments, we retrace our steps back to Dunche and return to Kathmandu.

Thousands of pilgrims and backpackers venture to Gosainkunda annually, each with their own unique purpose. Whether it be for religious devotion or to marvel at the beauty of nature, there is something for everyone. Embark on the Gosainkunda Short Trek through the Langtang region to satisfy your craving for adventure. Secure your spot now and prepare for an unforgettable journey!


The concise Gosaikunda Trek within Langtang National Park offers a detailed itinerary to help you navigate the trek effectively.

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We extend you a warm welcome in Nepal, the Himalayan country that is considered the epitome of peace, cultural diversity and religious tolerance. We’ll come across each other and exchange kind regards after your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Then, you’ll be escorted to your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the facilities provided by your hotel. Later, you’ll be asked to visit our office for a pre-trip meeting, during which you’ll meet your trekking guide. At the end of the day, a pleasant walk in Thamel Market is the perfect way to get familiar with the Nepalese environment.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

This morning, we’ll make our way on a steep, windy and rugged road to Dunche via a private 4WD vehicle. During the thrilling road journey, we’ll advance beyond beautiful settlements, deep gorges of Trishuli as well as wide and dense woodlands. Moreover, this scenic drive will provide you with a window of opportunity to witness picturesque landscapes including chains of green hills and the snow-clad peak of Langtang Himal. We can explore the marketplace of Dunche in the evening.

Max. Altitude: 1950m/6397.6 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house / Lodge

Situated to the north of Kathmandu, Dhunche is a delightful town and headquarter of Rasuwa District.  From here, we’ll initiate our trekking venture. We advance across houses and traverse a river to reach woodland. From this point onward, we will commence a climb uphill to Deurali (2,500m) then continue to Dhimsa. After trekking for a few hours, we finally arrive at Shing Gompa (3,200m) aka Chandanbari. It is a beautiful village harbouring a couple of hotels, restaurants and unexpectedly a fine cafe where you can find some good coffee. Take your time to explore the major attraction of this village i.e. a yak-cheese factory and observe the cheese making procedure closely. Also, don’t forget to taste the delicious cheese!!

Max. Altitude: 3,200m/10498.69ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today, we’ll pursue the trekking trail that makes a climb to Chalangpati (3,650m). En route, we can catch some glimpses of elegant Mt. Langtang. Subsequently, we progress along the trail which now abruptly ascends to Laurebina Yak (3,900m) through rhododendron forest and pinewood. In addition, we can grasp sublime mountain vistas. Already utilized about four hours of the day, we then forge ahead on the most demanding section on the entire trekking trail covered with mist and fog. Moving past a tiny Buddha Stupa at the elevation of 4,200m asl, we’ll encounter horses transporting supplies for local residents and also the fellow trekkers. Keeping on with our trek, we can discover the view of other notable lakes such as Bhairav Kunda and Saraswatikunda. Finally, we set our foot in Gosainkunda (4,460m). One of the holiest lakes to Hindus, Gosainkunda bears extreme religious importance. It is also the beginning point of the Trishuli River. Hindu mythology explains that the lake was formed when Lord Shiva shoved his trident in order to extract water from the mountain that would provide him relief from the burning sensation caused due to swallowing poison. We gaze the awe-inspiring grandeur of nature and capture it in our heart and cameras. In addition, you can also visit the sunset/sunrise point (an hour of trekking distance) to the north from the Gosainkunda. It is considered that you can get a sight of the most alluring sunrise/sunset from this viewpoint in a clear day.

Max. Altitude: 4,460m/14632.55ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house /Lodge

This day, we’ll trek downhill to Sing Gompa. On the way back, we’ll again follow the same trail that we utilized on our quest to reach the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. We’ll head beyond the settlements of Laurebina Yak and Chalangpati, then make it to Shing Gompa (3,200m) in the end. En route, we’ll again pass through the woods of rhododendron and pine and have a glance at the alluring mountain scenery. If you missed having a look at the celebrated yak-cheese factory, then this is your final chance!!

Max. Altitude: 3,200m/10498.69ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge

This very day, we’ll resume our descent. We climb down across the Dhimsa and Deurali. Afterwards, we push forward a forest then a river and proceed along the trekking trail to Dunche (1,950m).

Max. Altitude: 1950m/6397.6 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge

Near to the end of our adventure, this morning, we’ll head to Kathmandu via a 4WD private vehicle. This scenic drive can be equally exhilarating as the road is pretty rugged. Brace yourself for a hell of a ride. Once at Kathmandu, you may rest after the wearisome trip or you can wander around the city and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Reward yourself with some delicious cuisine to celebrate the successful completion of the escapade.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

We hope that you have really enjoyed your trekking adventure and expect to meet you again on your next holidays in this incredible country. One of our representatives will drop you at the airport three hours before the flight back to your homeland.  

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Tailored trekking experience based on the itinerary provided (7 Nights/8 Days)
  • Exclusive use of private vehicles or tourist buses for all ground transportation
  • knowledgeable and amicable guide/porter to assist throughout the journey
  • Comprehensive coverage of staff expenses, including salary, accommodation, food, and insurance
  • Inclusion of TIMS and Trekking Permits for hassle-free trekking experience
  • Welcome Dinner and Drinks to kickstart the adventure
  • Provision of three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) daily during the trek
  • Upscale accommodation with complimentary breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Comfortable Tea Houses accommodations during the trekking expedition
  • Convenient Money Exchange Service for financial transactions
  • Complimentary Duffel Bag and luggage storage facilities
  • Trekking gear provided (Sleeping bag, Trekking poles, and Map) with return option post-trip
  • Certificate of Appreciation presented upon completion of the trek
  • First aid services are available for any medical emergencies
  • Rescue service is on standby in case of need during the trek
  • Inclusive of all government taxes for a transparent pricing structure.
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • Private transfer are not mentioned in the package
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear