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Gosaikunda Lake Trekking – 6 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 20°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 6 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhist, Hindu

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Tamang, Tibetan

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village, Lake

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Langtang Region, Rasuwa

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 4460m

In this trek, you will also get to view Nepal’s famous mountains, such as Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Himal (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Mt. Annapurna (8848m) along the trail. Once you set your eyes on this glorious lake, it will give you a new definition of the color blue.

Gosainkunda trek is an above-average trek in terms of difficulty. However, it also depends on your experience in trekking and physical fitness. Since this is a 6-day trek, you will cover long distances in a comparatively shorter amount of time, so you will have to get ready for the challenges you may have to face.

The best season to go for this trek includes spring (March-May) as the temperatures are mild with meager chances of rainfall. You can opt for this trek during autumn (September-November). If you have any prevailing health conditions, please inform beforehand, so that appropriate steps can be taken.

Background 

During Janai Purnima that falls in August, many Hindu devotees visit the pilgrimage site of Gosainkunda. If you happen to visit Gosainkunda during this month, you will notice a flock of devotees making their way to this historical place. People believe that Lord Shiva conjured this lake using his Trishul to quench his thirst.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we aim to provide you with the best resources and trekking guides to make this trek safe and one of the best experiences you ever have. You can mail us or contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek. We make it our priority to ensure that your stay in Nepal is unforgettable.

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Trip Highlights:

  • Trek to the beautiful Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4460 meters.
  • Explore various flora and fauna in Langtang National Park.
  • Explore the culture and tradition of the Tamang and Tibetan people living in these rural parts of the country.
  • Fantastic view of mountains like Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Himal (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Annapurna (8848m).
January
-5°C to 4°C
February
-5°C to 5°C
March
-3°C to 7°C
April
0°C to 10°C
May
5°C to 15°C
June
10°C to 18°C
July
12°C to 20°C
August
12°C to 20°C
September
8°C to 16°C
October
5°C to 12°C
November
0°C to 8°C
December
-3°C to 5°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Dhunche

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Dhunche
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dhunche

Altitude

(1966m./6487ft.)

After breakfast, We embark on the bus to Dhunche. This is a roughly six-hour drive, where you get to view the beautiful landscape, rough terrains, and the famous Trishuli River on the way. We will stop for lunch at one of the highway restaurants and then continue on our journey. You reach Dhunche by late afternoon. Overnight in Dhunche.

Day 2

Trek to Sing Gompa/Chandanbari

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Hill hike
(Av.04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chandanbari.

Altitude

(3330m./10989ft.)

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Chandanbari, also known as Sing Gompa, because of its famous monastery. After walking past forests of rhododendrons, pines, and oaks, you will make your way to a rather steep staircase before you reach the beautiful village of Deurali. We will stop here for lunch and rest. Catch a fascinating glimpse of Ganesh Himal (7422m) from here. After walking for a couple of hours, we reach Chandanbari, where you can explore the famous Sing Gompa. Overnight in Chandanbari.

Day 3

Trek to Lauribinayak

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

08 km Uphill hike
(Av.04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lauribinayak

Altitude

(3850m./12705ft.)

Today, we begin our trek to Lauribinayak. This is a short trek and relatively more natural as you make your way uphill through the alpine grasslands, where you can see yaks grazing. You can also see small village settlements of the Tamang people along the way. After having lunch and resting for a while, we continue the trek. After trekking for about 4 hours, we reach Lauribinayak in the afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day resting and acclimatizing with the environment. Overnight in Lauribinayak.

Day 4

Trek to Gosainkunda

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6 km Uphill hike
(Av.03 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Gosainkunda

Altitude

(4460m./14718ft.)

After breakfast, we finally make our way to the famous lake of Gosainkunda. We again make our way uphill through the rocky terrains and alpine grasslands. When we finally reach the Gosainkunda Lake, we can see 108 small lakes surrounding the main Gosainkunda Lake. Some famous lakes here include Naagkunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Suryakunda. You also get an excellent view of the mountains from Gosainkunda, such as Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Himal (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Annapurna (8848m). Overnight in Gosainkunda.

Day 5

Trek to Dhunche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

21 km Hill hike
(Av.08 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dhunche

Altitude

(1966m./6487ft.)

After breakfast, we begin our descent back to Dhunche as we retrace our steps. You will be trekking for about 8 hours, which makes today the longest trek day. Since we are going downhill the same way we came up, you can walk in your own pace enjoying the sights and scenery along the way. We make our way past Lauribinayak and stop at Chandanbari for some rest and lunch. We will then continue towards Dhunche walking past forests and grasslands. Overnight in Dhunche.

Day 6

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Kathmandu
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

After breakfast, we make our way back to Kathmandu by bus. You can catch a final glimpse of the landscapes, mountains, streams, and terrains along the way. We will reach Kathmandu by late afternoon.

What do you get in the Trip?

What's Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trekking.
  • Langtang National Park fee and Trekker’s information management system ( TIMS)  .
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Langtang region and government authorized trekking guide including required porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • Trekking map, duffle bag, first aid medical kit box, temperature check up everyday, face mask, hand sanitizer, water purification, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge etc.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  •  Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, mineral water, desert, bar bill, laundry and phone bill etc during trekking.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested )

Route Map

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Apr 2023 This is an unforgettable hiking trip. Gosaikunda is a sacred and tranquil lake that makes people want to stay there. Tej, the manager, and Bijan, the guide, are enthusiastic and friendly. I highly recommend it.

5.0

Cynthia Ku

Taiwan
Apr 2023 • Couples This is my second time participating in Nepal Alternative Treks & Expedition! Tej is still as passionate as ever, and he helped me resolve non-trekking related issues. The whole team is fantastic, and I would choose this team again. Highly recommended.

5.0

Zidane

Taiwan

Additional Trip Information

Best time to visit

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is a beautiful place to visit. You will be able to see beautiful surroundings if you visit this place. If you visit this place during the spring and autumn seasons, then this will be very helpful to see the beauty of the place. Similarly, this time also provides clear visibility during the trek and you will also be able to feel nature.

The difficulty of the trek

The difficulty of this trek is at a moderate level. This trek can get a little hard due to the geographical condition of the place. But, other than that it is a fairly easy trek. And, if you travel in the summer the sun can also affect your trekking experience. In addition, make sure you have all the essentials with you otherwise having fewer essentials can also make your trek difficult.

Travel insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. That’s why you should have your travel insurance with you. You just make sure that your insurance over 4000m plus trek is covered. Similarly, if you don’t have travel insurance with you then it can be difficult for both of us to cooperate.

Meals and Accommodation

We provide you with the facility of breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. Similarly, we provide lodge accommodation to you during the trek. So, feel free and travel with us. These facilities we provide are top class. Similarly, we also provide western and Nepali food.

Required Permits

Langtang National Park Fee : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Fitness and experience requirements

This trek is not that difficult. Almost anyone can do this trek. But make sure you are physically fit and don’t have any health issues. Likewise, you don’t have to have that experience as well. Likewise, make sure you have everything important to you in the journey. In addition, make sure you know the trek.

Climate and weather

Most of the time the climate and weather of this place are moderate. You will find a suitable climate to visit this place throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is during the spring and autumn seasons. At this time of the year, you will find a suitable climate and weather for sightseeing.

Safety and security

The safety of our consumers is very important to us. We check every route for the trek. So, don’t worry you will be safe with us. In addition, we also take good care of the belongings of our trekkers.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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