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.
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.
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.
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.
Altitude: 3330 m
Trek Hours: 5 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.
Altitude: 3900 m
Trek Hours: 3-4 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.
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.
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.
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.
Altitude: 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.
Altitude: 1400 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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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