Gosaikund Lake Trek

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Gosaikund Lake Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Country Nepal
  • Starts Dhunche
  • Ends Sundarijal
  • Max. Altitude 4,610m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Trip Type Tea House
  • Group Size 1 - 20
  • Guiding Method English
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

Gosaikunda Lake holds immense spiritual significance for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, attracting thousands of devotees and tourists annually. Positioned near Kathmandu, it serves as a popular destination for those seeking a brief and accessible trek.

Embarking on the Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure unveils breathtaking panoramas of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range. The journey delves into the rich culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people as you traverse high passes, lush green forests teeming with wildlife, and quaint Tamang villages. The highlight of the trek is the ethereal Gosaikunda Lake, encircled by snow-capped mountains, complemented by other enchanting lakes like Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Suryakunda.

Commencing from Kathmandu, your adventure with Himalayan Joy Adventure begins with a day tour in the city before driving to Dhunche, the trailhead of the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The itinerary includes trekking to Sing Gompa on the first day, progressing to Lauribinayak at an altitude of 3900 meters on the second day, and reaching the divine Gosaikunda Lake on the third day. Afterward, you traverse the Lauri Bina Pass (4610 m) to Ghopte, marking the highest point of the trek. A two-day trek leads to Chisapani, followed by a final trek to Sundarijal on the subsequent day, concluding with a short flight back to Kathmandu.

Tailored for those with time constraints, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek ensures an immersive experience of the northern region's beauty. Himalayan Joy Adventure is committed to ensuring your enjoyment throughout the journey. Additionally, note that the trip is customizable to accommodate your preferences, allowing adjustments to the trek's duration, budget, and other factors. Many trekkers opt to combine the Gosaikunda Lake Trek with the Langtang Valley Trek or Tamang Heritage Trek, and if you have such interests, please inform us for further customization.


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Altitude: 1300 m
Welcome to Nepal. After you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will pick you up from the airport terminal and transfer you to your hotel room. You can spend the rest of the day in your hotel room or wander around the city. Experience the lively evening in this busy city of Kathmandu.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You spend a day sightseeing Kathmandu before heading towards Langtang Region. After having your breakfast, explore Kathmandu with our city guide. There are several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. After sightseeing, you will have some time to prepare for your trek.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 1950 m
Travel Hours: 5-6 hours
Travel Distance: 110 kilometers
You will take a jeep from Kathmandu that leaves early in the morning to Dhunche. For about 5-6 hours, you will pass by many villages, scenic hills, rivers, and mountains. After reaching Dhunche, you will check in your Langtang National Park permit there. You will have plenty of time to rest or explore the beautiful Dhunche.
Overnight stay in Dhunche.

  • Max. Altitude: 1950 m
  • Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 3330 m
Trek Hours: 6 hours
Your trek starts from Dhunche. After the morning breakfast, you follow the trail to towards Syabrubesi and turn left to a small mineral water factory. From there, the road ascends a little and then descends again towards a river.
After crossing the river by a suspension bridge, the climb starts getting steeper. You then reach Deurali located at 2635 meters. The steep climb continues through a forest that takes you to Dhimsa at 3000 meters. Then you continue your walk to Sing Gompa.
Walk slowly and steadily and make sure you hydrate yourself well. The altitude gain is about 1400 meters within this 5-6 hours trek.
Overnight stay in Sing Gompa.

  • Max. Altitude: 3330 m
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 3900 m
Trek Hours: 4 hours
Distance: 4 kilometers
Today, most parts of the trek are uphill. After your morning breakfast, you begin trekking through an uphill trail that passes through the rhododendron and pine forest. The trail also passes through meadows leading you to Cholang Pati Village. You will have your lunch there and rest for a while. Then, you continue your ascent until you reach Lauribinayak Pass located at 3900 meters. You can get a magnificent sunrise and sunset views from Lauribinayak.
Overnight stay in Lauribinayak.

  • Max. Altitude: 3900 m
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 4360 m
Trek Hours: 3 hours
Distance: 3 kilometers
The trail at first descends to Saraswati Kunda located at 4165 meters. Then, you continue your walk to the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are a dozen lakes nearby Gosaikunda Lake. The major ones are Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Saraswati Kunda. Gosaikunda carries a lot of value in the Hindu community. Every year, thousands of Hindu devotees flock to Gosaikunda on the full moon of August.
Overnight stay in Gosaikunda.

  • Max. Altitude: 4360 m
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea-House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 3500 m
Trek Hours: 7 hours
Distance: 8 kilometers
After spending your time around the lake’s shore, you begin your uphill climb towards Laurebina Pass located at 4610 m. You walk through a rough trail and cross moraines. You pass through three small lakes before reaching the pass. You enter the Helambu region from the Laurebina Pass. Then you begin descending towards Melamchi Valley. After passing Surya Kunda, you will continue your walk to arrive at Ghopte.
Overnight stay in Ghopte.

  • Max. Altitude: 3500 m
  • Duration: 7 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea-house
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 2470 m
Trek Hours: 7 hours
Distance: 10 kilometers
From Ghopte, you will trek to Tharepati which has a few lodges. Then you continue your trek by crossing streams, meadows and forests to descend to Mangen Goth located at 3420 meters. From there, you continue your trek with an uphill climb through the forest. Then, you descend a little to finally arrive at Kutumsang.
Overnight stay in Kutumsang.

  • Max. Altitude: 2470 m
  • Duration: 7 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea-House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

ltitude: 2215 m
Trek Hours: 6 hours
Distance: 17.5 kilometers
Wake up and get ready for breakfast. After the breakfast, you start the trek to Chisapani situated at the altitude of 2215 meter. After about two and a half hour of walk, you arrive at Golphu Bhanjyang(2130 m). Then you continue your walk for about an hour to reach Thotundada. From there, it’s about an hour to Chipling where you can have your lunch. Then after some rest, you continue your trek. After about an hour, you reach to Thakaune Bhanjyang. From Thakuane Bhanjyang, it’s about 45 minutes walk to Pati Bhanjyang. From there, it’s an uphill climb for about an hour to Chisapani.
Overnight stay in Chisapani.

  • Max. Altitude: 2215 m
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea-House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 1300 m
Trek and Travel Hours: 5 hours trek, then 30 minutes travel
Trek and Travel Distance: 11 kilometers trek, then 13 kilometers travel
At the end of this day, you will be back to your comfortable life. Wake up and get ready for your breakfast. Then you begin your trek to Sundarijal. At first, you walk for about one and a half hour to arrive at Borlang Bhanjyang(2470 m). Then for about an hour, you have a downhill climb to do to reach Mulkharka. You can have your tea break there. Then, continue your walk for about 3 hours to arrive at Sundarijal. From there, you can catch bus/taxi to Kathmandu. It’s just about half an hour ride to Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m
  • Duration: 5 hrs. Trek & 30 minutes Drive
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!


  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Gosaikund Lake Trek Route Map

Gosaikund Lake Trek map

Service Details

What's Included
  • Airport picks up and drops by Private Vehicle.
  • 3 nights Hotel (3-5 stars) in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (One porter for two people)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staff
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and National Park permits
What's not Included
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (Most Required)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Useful Information

Eco - Friendly: Every day, the global challenge of environmental pollution persists, and Nepal is no exception. Our field staff is highly conscientious about environmental issues, and we actively promote awareness. We recommend to our guests the use of boiled water or water purification pills instead of purchasing bottled water. This choice not only helps in avoiding the use of plastic bottles, which take a considerable amount of time to decompose, but also contributes to minimizing waste.

While trekking, consider ordering the same food items as a group to reduce fuel consumption. Furthermore, it is essential to note that making a campfire is strongly discouraged. We advocate for responsible travel practices, urging travelers to leave only footprints on the trail and ensure the removal of all non-biodegradable items brought along. Let's collectively work towards preserving the environment for future generations.

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