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Gosainkunda Trek

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 4110 m
  • Best Season: Spring(March – May) and Autumn(Sept – November)
  • Total Duration: 12 Days

Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek is a very famous trek in the Langtang region. Gosainkunda Lake situated at the altitude of 4,380m. The Lake that freezes during the winter and melts to form a source of Trisuli River during the summer. Gosainkunda is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists.

The trek starts from Dhunche and ends at Sundarijal. This 12 days Gosainkunda Holy Lake trekking trail takes you to different natural and cultural attractions of the Langtang region, that offer a perfect blend of diverse cultural harmony and natural beauty. Trekkers can enjoy the view of the majestic peaks of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal.

Moreover, Yak Cheese factory – managed by local people at Chandanbari, sunset and sunrise view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal from Lauribinayak, Rhododendron and Pine forest featuring rare species of flora and fauna, monasteries and temples are some of the major attractions of the Gosainkunda trek.

March to May and September to December are the best months to plan Gosainkunda Trek. However, planning your trek during the Janai Purnima festival in the month of August gives you the extra benefit of enjoying the festival along with Hindu devotees from Nepal and India. But at that time it’s quite hard to get a room in lodges. The maximum height achieved during the trek is 4,610m (Lauribina Pass); therefore, this trekking to Gosainkunda Lake can be planned by any healthy and physically fit person ready to conquer the altitude.

Adventure Team can custom design Gosainkunda trek itinerary according to your budget and the number of days you are planning to spend in Nepal if in case our standard 12 days Gosainkunda Trek package doesn’t fit your requirements. However, if you are looking for shorter or longer Langtang region treks, then you can try including Langtang Valley Trek if you want longer and you can try just Langtang Valley for shorter.

The accommodation is arranged in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and local guesthouses and lodges during the trek. The package price also includes a full board meal during the trek. The journey starts with a 6 to 7 hours jeep ride to Dhunche. The actual trek starts from Dhunche and continues till Sundarijal that finally ends with an hour bus ride to Kathmandu.


  • Day-1 - Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.

  • Day-2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1350 m)

    After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.

  • Day-3 - Drive to Dhunche

    Today, you are driving to Dhunche after breakfast; it takes 5-6 hours. You will drive by Public bus or Toyota Land Cruiser; it depends on your group size. It’s the first night in Mountain, Overnight at guest house

  • Day-4 - Trek to sing gompa/Chandanbari

    The trek begins from Dhunche after breakfast, the trail gently up to the river side and it goes step up till Deurali. The trail goes snaky up to the army camp and it goes again step up to Sing gompa/Chandanbari. It is quiet tough day for the first day trek. In Sing gompa there is cheese factory where you explore local way to make cheese. Also there is monastery made of wood that’s why the place is called Sing gompa.

  • Day-5 - Trek to Lauribinayak

    This day is a shortest trekking day of the trip, it goes just gently up to Cholangpati through the forest of rhododendron and pine trees. After here, the trail goes slightly step up to Lauribinayak. This place is the best view point for Langtang himal,Ganesh himalayan range on the top and green forest just on bottom.

  • Day-6 - Trek to Gosainkunda

    With a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda.

  • Day- 7 - Leisure day in Kathmandu

    We explore the lakes and hike to Surya peak for panoramic view of some himalayan ranges or just ralax and do some meditation/yoga in this holy place.

  • Day- 8 - Trek to Ghopte

    This day, the trail leaves Gosaikund and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610meters), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the familiar Langtang Lirung. You then step down quiet long to Fedi and gradually up and down to Gopte.

  • Day- 9 - Trek to Kutumsang

    The trek begin with gently up on stony path to Tharepati which is also an excellent place for view point of some nepalese and tibetan mountains. Trail goes all the way down through the forest to Kutumsang via Magingoth

  • Day- 10 - Trek to Chisapani

    The day begins with the view of Ganesh Himal range and Langtang. We Trek gradually up and down to get Golphu Bhanjyang and then again we walk little bit up and then steep down to get Patibhanjyang via Chipling. The Trail goes gradually up and down through pine forest to get Chisapani.

  • Day- 11 - Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu Hotel

    This is the last day of the trek and we walk through the Shivapuri national park. Climbing up to the top of national park will take about 2 hours and the downhill to the Sundarijal also take similar time. There will be your private transport waiting you to pick you up to hotel.

  • Day- 12 - Departure Transfer

    We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche, guest house
Day 03: Trek to Sing gompa/Chandanbari, guest house
Day 04: Trek to Lauribinayak, guest house
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda, guest house
Day 06: Leisure day, guest house
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte, guest house
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang, guest house
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani, guest house
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu, hotel
Day 11: Half day sightseeing in kathmandu, hotel
Day 12: Departure


Cost Included/Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a good hotel in Chisapani. (According to Itinerary)
  • Surface transfer on private transport/ tourist bus. ( According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

Trip Highlights

  • The drive from Kathmandu through Trisuli, Kalikasthan.
  • The landscape of Langtang National Park.
  • The wildlives, green forest, and freshwater river springs. 
  • The cheese factory at the Singhgompa. 
  • The view of the Langtang range peaks and the Ganesh Himal peaks.
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