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Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Car/jeep/hiace
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 4610M.
  • Trek Duration: 8 days (11 days including Kathmandu)

Gosaikunda Lake is a divine lake for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Every year, thousands of them visit Gosaikunda Lake. This lake is equally popular among tourists who want a short and easy trek near Kathmandu.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers you with excellent views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna range, and so many other mountains. During the trek, you also get the chance to delve into culture and lifestyle of Tamang people. You pass through high passes, trek through thick and green forests with abundant wildlife and stay in Tamang villages. Most importantly, the main highlight of the trip is the heavenly Gosaikunda Lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. There are several other lakes including Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Suryakunda.

Your Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure begins from Kathmandu. After spending a day in Kathmandu day tour, you will drive to Dhunche the next day. Dhunche - the headquarter of Rasuwa is the trailhead of Gosaikunda Lake Trek. From there, you trek to Sing Gompa on the first day. The next day follows with a trek to Lauribinayak located at 3900-meter altitude. One more day trek takes you to the divine and pristine Gosaikunda Lake. Spend your time enjoying the breathtaking views of Gosaikunda and surrounding.

The next day, you cross Lauri Bina Pass (4610 m) and trek to Ghopte. Lauri Bina Pass is the highest you reach in this trek. From Ghopte, you trek for two days to arrive at Chisapani. The next day, you trek to Sundarijal which takes about 5 hours. And the same day, you travel to Kathmandu which takes about 30 minutes.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is for those who are short on time and want to explore the beautiful northern region. In your Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure, we make sure that you enjoy every day of your trip.

Note that our trips are customizable. You can customize this trip as per your preference. You can shorten or elongate this trek as per your vacation time, budget, and other factors. Many trekkers combine Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Langtang Valley Trek or Tamang Heritage Trek. If you are interested, please let us know. 

What You Can Expect

  • A scenic drive to Dhunche
  • Stay in Tamang villages
  • Explore Tibetan-influenced Tamang culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Visit old and significant monasteries, stupas, and monuments
  • Explore dozen of lakes including Holy Lake Gosainkunda
  • Cross Lauribinayak La Pass (4165) and Laurebina Pass (4610 m)
  • Magnificent views of Langtang Range, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna massif, and more.

Outline Itinerary


Altitude: 1400 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.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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.

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews

“Superb visit in Nepal”


This was our second trek with Himalayan Joy adventures, and our second time was as remarkable as the first. Tika was our guide to Gosaikunda, and he took excellent care of our group. He was very thoughtful and patient, and also sensitive to our abilities.  Cholendra took excellent care of all of our arrangements in Nepal, and made our trip very enjoyable. He even took care of retrieving our lost luggage from the airport.  I highly recommend Himalayan Joy Adventures if you are planning a trip to Nepal. Visited March 2017  

, United States

“An amazing trip throughout Nepal”


It would be difficult to exaggerate the care Cholendra and his team took at every step (literally) of the way during our 15 days in Nepal. We set out on a trek for Gosaikund Pass mid March and although snow and a touch of altitude sickness resulted in a changed itinerary, we had an amazing walk through these mountains. Our guide Tika and porter Nora explained the plants and showed us the animals on the way and were careful and helpful with us (3 people in their 60s..) Cholendra also arranged accommodations for us in Kathmandu, Chitwan and transportations for several other legs of our trip. They are extremely "client focused" and both attentive and kind. A true "Himalayan Joy." Visited March 2017  

, United States

“Best guide ever!”


Our Gosainkunda trekking took place in April this year. Before the trip I was a bit worried how it would turn out since I was an inexperienced trekker and it was our first guided tour with the Himalayan Joy team.  During this trip I realised I couldn't have made a better choice of guide. From the start Cholendra and his team were friendly and easygoing which put all of us at ease. But came the first day of our trekking when the earthquake struck. Though in times of a great disaster, it didn't stop them from taking care of us. During our descent, there were many times I slipped on the rocky path and I was at a very slow pace. Cholen held on to my hand so that I did not fall from over 2,000km of height. Landslides were almost everywhere but owing to his good judgement, we managed to avoid getting hit by rocks and made our way down safely to the relief camp. Later we got news that many houses from his village was greatly damaged but be that as it may, he stayed with us and ensured we had access to shelter, food, water and blanket. I was able to get in touch with my family through his phone. This exemplified the level of professionalism and empathy in their work. We simply could not say enough our appreciation. With this, I'll definitely recommend Himalayan Joy to my friends. Visited April 2015  

, Singapore

“Cholendra has the best d”


Himalayan Joy Adventure is truly outstanding! I have been to many tours around the globe and I can attest that this tour provides one of the best services available on the planet.  We went to trek the Gosaikunda lake on April, 2015. From day one, Cholendra has been an amazing guide. First of all he is very knowledgeable. In the trekking business he is one of the most experienced guides available so you know you are in good hands.  He is also extremely honest and selfless. It was really sad that, on April 25th, halfway through our trek, we were caught in the midst of the devastating earthquake. Due to the earthquake we had to stay in refugee camps up in the mountains for three nights. During that period, Choledra took very good care of us. He prioritized the camping spots for us, helped us look for food and water(even cooked some tasty food for us), find local rescue helicopters, and sacrificed many things to look after our needs in the camp. The days in the camp was "no longer part of the tour", but he still took care of us more than he took care of himself. When you have that kind of treatment in crisis situation, you know you will be served well in normal occasions. Cholendra met me as a tour guide, but right now he is my lifelong friend. I am definitely seeing him again on my next visit to Nepal. Visited April 2015  

, Indonesia

Gosaikunda Trekking


I had an unforgettable and amazing trek to the holy Gosainkunda lake. I really enjoyed the trip: Beside the grand views of the mountains there was also a rich variety of flora and fauna. The beauty of the country and the kindness of the Nepalese people is unique and wonderful. My guide Cholendra Karki and the porter Chet Karki provided a dedicated and professional service. Many thanks for the good natured and friendly manners, great knowledge and skills. Cholendra is well informed and a perfect travel companion. In 2001 I traveled the first time to Nepal and had the pleasure to trek in the Annapurna region with Ram Kaji, the founder of Himalayan Joy Adventure. His experience and knowledge and easy going attitude made this trip remarkable. Ram was so helpful, informative and supportive. Since my first visit to Nepal in 2001 I feel passionate about Nepal and hope to come back many more times to this beautiful country. I highly recommend Himalayan Joy Adventure to anyone planing to visit Nepal in the future. Nepal is a top travel and trekking destination.

, Austria

Trip Note


Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.

Himalayan Joy Adventures is committed to helping to improve, protect and preserve the natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range and Nepal. Join us.

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