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Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days
Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days

Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days

Gosainkunda Lake is Nepal's one of the most famous and holy lakes for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is situated in the North part of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park.

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Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days

Gosainkunda Lake is Nepal's one of the most famous and holy lakes for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is situated in the North part of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park.

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4380m
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Photography
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Dhunche - Louribina - Gsainkunda
Best Season
September - December and march - June

Trek Overview

Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a popular choice for both nature travelers and pilgrims alike. Although the trek is located at a high altitude of 4380 meters, it provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek offers majestic Himalayan scenery from west to east in all its totality. People believe that the lake had created by Lord Shiva by his Trishul (Trident) when he was suffering intoxication from swallowing poison extracted from the sea to save the world.

After drinking this cold water, he was relieved of the toxicity and since then Gosaikunda Lake has been a pure rewarding place for many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. Hindus believe that the image of Mahadev (Lord Shiva) can be seen on the middle surface of the lake. There are 108 lakes in this area but the most popular lakes are Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Suryakunda, all of them are nearby each other.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a magnificent destination for visitors/tourists. Every year thousands of Hindus and Buddhist Pilgrims visit this sacred place during the Full Moon of August known as Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread Festival) Hindu people chant Gayatri Mantra (holy prayer) and change the Sacred thread (Janai) for the protection and Rakshya Bandhan-a-sacred red-yellow thread tie around the wrist by the priest.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek As ahead towards the Gosaikunda lake, the trail goes through Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron Forest with veracities vegetation. This is the home to various wildlife including the rare Red Panda. If lucky enough, you might be seeing red pandas and boars while walking.

The birds chirp their melodies song during dawn and dusk. Gosainkunda Lake Trek provides the chance to enjoy the eye-catching views of the hidden valley, awesome Himalaya vistas, and the snow-covered mountains like Langtang Lirung, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, etc.

Tamang and Sherpas are the main inhabitants of this area. The culture is flourishing, traditionally, which is still untouched by modernization. Gosainkunda Lake Trek exposes the unique culture, people’s livelihood, and spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek route goes through traditional Tamang Village and inside the -Langtang National Park-. The trail starts from Kathmandu to Dhunche, we begin the trek to Chandan Bari. The trail ascends through the hillside ridge with several beautiful villages, Cholang Pati Laurebinayak to finally the Gosaikunda.

The view from Gosaikunda is amazing. The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country including forests, lakes and mountains, and many more. From exploring a variety of artifacts and cultures to meeting the friendly local Tamang people. This experience is a once-in-a-lifetime to set your journey of refreshment.

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is an unforgettable experience that should not be missed. The beautiful and unique Gosainkund Lake Trek will be led by our active and well-English-speaking mountain experience trekking guide. We have been providing the best quality service on the trek and also the best & affordable cost for all visitors.

Best time to visit Gosainkunda lake Trek

The Autumn and Spring season are the best time to visit Gosaikunda. Due to the instability of the weather, it's better to go there from the end of February to the beginning of June (February, March, April, May) and from the beginning of September to the end of December (September, October, November & December).

Difficulties during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Trekking is the pleasure of walking and observing the beauty of nature. Gosaikunda Lake Trek has a difficulty level of moderate which is nearest to the valley and its easy accessibility of transportation. Trekking to the Gosaikunda Lake may be difficult for those who have not experienced difficulties until they reach Cholangpati, there is little vegetation and poor oxygen level.

Climbing to Gosaikunda is not that much difficult but the roads are steep and rocky so you need to walk carefully. During the trek you have to walk 5-6 hours daily which can be difficult for beginners. So be prepared for the trek and enjoy all the beautiful views along the trail

Permit during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek

The permit is the most required document for the trek and entrance to the Langtang National Park. While this trek you will require an entry permit for Langtang National Park which you can get at entry point Dhunche, where you should bring your Passport and Trekkers Information Management System (TISM) card issued by Trekking Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN), you can get it from Thamel Kathmandu. If you don't bring Langtang National Park to permit you will have to face many complications and also be punished according to the law.

Food during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek

During the Gosaikunda lake trek, you will get the best dishes available at the teahouses or lodge including popular Nepali Dal Bhat, Vegetables, Fried rice, Cereals, Pasta, Noodles, Eggs, Potatoes, Soup and other Nepali food, Chinese food, etc. For drinks, you will be served tea, juice, hot drinks cold drinks, and many others. Dal Bhat set is the best food which gives you high calories and protein. Nepalese believe nothing can be healthier than Dal Bhat. We recommend you have more liquid. to stay away from high-altitude problems.

Accommodation during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek

During your days in Kathmandu, you will stay in 3-star hotels with breakfast service or there will be numerous restaurants and cafes in the town for lunch & dinner. Accommodation during Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a teahouse trek which is necessarily a teahouse but where you'll feel like You are in your home and get a chance to explore Nepali culture and tradition.

The teahouses from this trekking route are run by locals and they provide you with all the basic facilities. The rooms are simple and comfortable with sharing the bathroom.

Key Highlights

Visit the Gosaikunda holy lake and traditional villages.
Situated in the north part of Kathmandu in Langtang National Park.
Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit Gosaikunda every August full moon.
Believe the image of Lord Shiva can be seen in the lake.
Home of the rare red panda, verities of wildlife, and diverse vegetation.
Tamang and Sherpa people's lifestyle, tradition, and culture. 
Explore some other lakes like Suryakunda, Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and many other lakes nearby the Gosaikunda lake
Rhododendron, lush green Pine Forest of the trekking trails.
Supper views of the mountain range of Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, etc.
Opportunity to encounter the wildlife and different species of the plat of Langtang National Park. 

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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU ( 1400 M )

Welcome to Nepal! well, upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from the Himalayan Connection will greet you and take you to the hotel. After having some rest you’ll join to team meet–up and pre-trip discussion of  Langtang Valley Trek. where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the trip start. In the evening Himalayan Connection will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

DAY 02 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TRIP PREPARATION DAY

Camp: Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m. / 4592 ft.

Time:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: World heritage sites( Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, Newari culture, and historical Durbar Squares (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan ), etc.

DAY 03 : DRIVE TO DHUNCHE ( 2030 M ) 6 - 7 HRS DRIVE

Camp: Dhunche

Altitude: 2030 m. / 6658 ft.

Time: 6 – 7 hrs. drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions: Scenic local bus ride. local markets, organic cultivation, gorgeous Trisuli river, stunning view of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, arresting hills and deep valley, and more.

DAY 04 : TREK TO CHADANBARI ( 3250 M ) 5 - 6 HRS

Camp: Chandanbari

Altitude: 3250 m. / 10660 ft.

Time: 5 - 6 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions:  organic cultivation, arresting hills, deep valley,   yak cheese factory, lush Rhododendron forest, and many more.

DAY 05 : TREK TO GOSAINKUNDA ( 4380 M ) 6 - 7 HRS

Camp: Gosainkunda Lake

Altitude: 43800 m. / 14366 ft.

Time: 6 - 7 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions: Spectacular mountains view, Amazing Gosainkunda holy lake, Bhairav Kunda, Nag kund, and more.

DAY 06 : TREK THULO SYABRU ( 2120 M ) 6 - 7 HRS

Camp: Thulo Syabru

Altitude: 2120 m. / 6954 ft.

Time: 6 - 7 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions: Spectacular mountains view, Green valleys, lush Rhododendron forest, and more.

DAY 07 : BACK TO KATHMANDU ( 1400 M ) 6 - 7 HRS

Camp: Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400 m. /4592 ft.

Time: 6 - 7 hrs. drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Main Attractions: Scenic Drive, Rivers, Valleys, Local village, and more.

 

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Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days

Gosainkunda Lake Trek 7 Days Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Sun Block hat and warm hat

For Body

Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Tea-house accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
All ground transportation.
English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group
One porter for Two guests.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits, and all government and local taxes
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Cost Exludes

International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Nepalese visa fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Any kind of beverage
xtra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Any kind of beverage
ravel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide, porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours do I need to walk per day?

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a thrilling one and takes place on the hills and the Himalayas. You have to walk on steep, rocky trails. On average you need to walk at least 5-6 hours a day. This can increase if the weather becomes unfavorable.

Do I need a trekking permit to go on the Gosaikunda trek?

Yes! While taking this trek, you most need to have a permit. These include a TIMS card, you can get it from Thamel Kathmandu and another is a Langtang National Park entrance permit. You can get it at Langtang National Park Checkpoint Dhunche Rasuwa

What can I expect if I take Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

This trek takes you through beautiful scenery on the trail, you can see the delightful view of Langtang Lirung mountain, Gaurishankar Himal, and Ganesh Himal.

The Gosaikunda lake along with other small lakes Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda are the major highlights of this trek. There you will see the prevalent culture, traditions, and religious meals as well.

Do I need to carry my stuff by myself?

You do not need to bear the burden of your luggage by yourself during this trek. Potters are available. We will organize the porter by our company.

Is there any risk of altitude sickness?

The trail sees an increase in altitude daily. So, there is a risk of altitude sickness with Symptoms including nausea, vomiting, Dizzy, and tiredness. So, to avoid altitude sickness we advise you to drink a big amount of water, slow pace and have positive thoughts.

What kind of food i get during the trek?

Mostly the locals of this area serve Nepali food set that includes Dal Bhat and curry of organic vegetables grown on their farm. For breakfast, they serve you tea, juice, pancake, egg, potatoes, noodles, and others.

Where will I stay during the Gosaikunda lake trek?

During this trek, you will reside in teahouses run by locals. It is comparatively cheaper than a city lodge. The rooms are small clean and comfortable beds with mattresses, blankets, and pillows.

What is the difficulty level of Gosaikunda?

The trek spans a total of 5/6 days. The road you must walk is slippery. There aren't any medical and transportation facilities available so you need to trek carefully.

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