Gosainkunda Lake Trek

8 days Package | 0 Rating (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    March to May & September - November

  • Trip Duration
    8 days

  • Trek Difficulty

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    4380 m

  • Guide Language
    English, French , Germany & Hindi


Gosaikunda Lake Trek has gained massive amounts of popularity in recent years for the astonishing beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 4,380m above sea level, the views on the trail to Gosaikunda Lake will never fail to mesmerize you with the sheer beauty of the entire valley in front of you. It is a rugged trail with fascinating views of Mt. Langtang range, Himal Chuli 7893m, and Ganesh Himal range as well as Annapurna Range if it's a clear day. Ancient Gompas, mountain ranges, green hills, local villages and warm hospitality, dense rhododendron forests, and sacred lakes are the main attraction of this trek. Among more than dozens of lakes Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Gosaikunda are the three main lakes. Apart from natural exploration, you'll have an opportunity to interact with different ethnic groups people reside here such as Tamang, Newars, Brahmins, etc. Gosaikunda Lake Trek will take you through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements, the alpine yak pasture of Kyangin gompa, the holy Gosaikunda Lake, and spectacular mountain ranges.

We meet at the hotel early in the morning in Kathmandu.  We start our trek with a drive to Syabru Bensi and our walk continues all the way up exploring the true and pristine beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach Gosaikunda Lake. On the way, scenic surroundings, high mountains, yak pastures, suspension bridges, winding through rhododendron, oak, and pine forests, and the unspoiled nature of the Langtang region will make you fall more in love with the region. The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a favorite among beginners as well as avid trekkers, and nature lovers because one can spend some quality time close to nature while clicking their best shots.


Trek Highlights


  • Holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Best trekking destination for average as well as avid trekkers
  • Astonishing mountain ranges
  • Walk through colorful rhododendron and pine forest
  • Cultural insights of Langtang region


During Gosaikunda Lake Trek, you'll get the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge including popular Nepali Bhat, Pasta, Cereals, Eggs, Noodles, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Chinese Food, American food, Indian food, Continental food, etc. We recommend you to have lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup, green tea, ginger tea, etc to stay away from high-altitude problems.


Accommodations during the Gosaikunda Lake Trek are at teahouses which are necessarily teahouses but where you'll feel at home and get a chance to explore Nepali culture and tradition. All the teahouses are run by locals and provide all the basic facilities including a hot shower at a low extra charge. You'll find the room simple and comfortable usually with two beds a mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suite bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. During your days in Kathmandu, you'll stay in 3-star hotels with breakfast service or there will be numerous restaurants and cafes in the town for lunch and dinner.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu , alt. 1300m
Day 2: Drive to Dunche - 1900m
Day 3: Trek to Sing Gompa - 3200m
Day 4: Trek to Gosaikunda lake - Alt 4300m
Day 5: Trek to Ghopte via Gosaikunda pass - Alt 300m.
Day 6: Trek to Kutumsang - 2,470m
Day 7: Trek to Chisapani - 2100m
Day 8: Trek back to Sundarijal, drive to Kathmandu
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu , alt. 1300m

This is your first day with us. You may arrive anytime soon at the airport so, our airport representatives will be there at the terminal waiting for you. He/she will greet you and transfer you to the hotel on our private vehicle. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Drive to Dunche - 1900m

Early morning drive goes along the Trishuli river, the route comes across forests, green hills, terraced fields, and rivers. After 5-6 hours of travel, we'll reach the district headquarter of Rasuwa and spend overnight there.

Day 3: Trek to Sing Gompa - 3200m

After 5 hours of gradual walk, we reach Sing Gompa. Walk to Sing Gompa from Dunche is pleasant as we walk through green pine and rhododendron forest. After we reach in sing gompa, we spend the night at a local guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek to Gosaikunda lake - Alt 4300m

Today's trek commences with an uphill trek of an hour and we reach holy Lake Gosaikunda Lake. From Gosaikunda Lake, one can witness the magnificent views of mountains reflected in Gosaikunda Lake as well. You'll see mountain color changing to golden color at the time of sunrise that gives positive vibes for your further journey. Overnight stay.

Day 5: Trek to Ghopte via Gosaikunda pass - Alt 300m.

Today, we'll cross Gosaikunda Pass which is full of panoramic mountain views. We walk downhill gradually towards the village of Ghopte on passing a small human settlement Phedi. Overnight at Ghopte.

Day 6: Trek to Kutumsang - 2,470m

 We start our walk after early morning breakfast and cross another pass of Thadepati (3,690m). The trail continues towards a downhill trail for the whole journey today across several human settlements. The trail through the lush green forest takes you to the village of Kutumsang for overnight stay.

Day 7: Trek to Chisapani - 2100m

Today's walk is pleasant and scenic as we pass through the lush green forest of oak and rhododendron. On the way to Chisapani, we'll come across beautiful villages of Gul Bhanjyang, Thontundanda, and Chipling. Chisapani is a beautiful viewpoint offering the best sunrise and sunset view over white Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Chisapani.

Day 8: Trek back to Sundarijal, drive to Kathmandu

On our last day of the trek, we trek back to Sundarijal, explore the beauty around and drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving at the hotel, we'll bid you farewell and help you to reach your next destination.

Cost Includes

  •     Airport peak and drop.
  •     Two night hotel in Kathmandu Two on arrival and one in departure B/B
  •     Three times meals on trek (breakfast, lunch &, dinner)
  •     Hot drinks Tea or coffee.
  •     Fresh fruit after dinner everyday
  •     Accommodation in normal basis twin sharing room.
  •     Experience English speaking guide.
  •     Porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carry 25kg .
  •     Langtang national park fee  
  •     TIMMS CARD  
  •     Rural municipality entrance fee.
  •     All the ground transportations
  •     Treated drinking water.
  •      All the Ground transportation.
  •     First aid kit.
  •     Nature explore trek down jacket (refundable after trip)
  •     Duffle bag for the trip (refundable after trip
  •     Last night dinner at Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show.
  •     Nature explore t- shirt.
  •     All the trip necessary documents
  •     Gov. Vat and tax

Cost Excludes

  •     Personal insurance
  •     International airfare
  •     Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  •     Trekking equipment
  •     All type of beverage
  •     Extra expenses like   Buttery charge, WIFI-  Hot shower, Laundry during the trek.
  •     Tipping for staff.

Published: Feb 19, 2020


2009 Makalu base camp - 2016 Gosaikunda

De eerste trekking die ik gedaan heb met deze gids Bharat, nu mede uitbater van Nature explore was in 2009, Ik opteerde toen voor een trekking naar “Makalu basis kamp”(het betreft hem meer een tenten tocht). Ik had voor het agentschap gekozen nadat ik met de gids had gesproken en vastgesteld had dat hij kennis van zaken heeft. Het agentschap waar de gids toen werkte schoot tekort wat de voorzieningen betreft! Ik herinner mij dat bij aankomst aan het start punt ook het kookvuur gebroken was. Maar de Bharat heeft alles in goede banen geleid en bijgestuurd. Hij heeft er ook alles aan gedaan om het naar mijn wensen aan te passen. Ik heb er toen in dit mooie natuur gebied een prachtige, avontuurlijke en onvergetelijke trekking gedaan.
In 2016 heb ik een andere trekking gedaan met Bharat nu mede uitbater van dit agentschap. De trekking naar "Gosaikunda" was tot in de puntjes voorbereid. Eens onderweg heb ik geen problemen ondervonden ondanks de beperkingen na de aardbevingen heeft Bharat toch gezorgd voor een comfortabele trekking. Bharat is naar mijn mening een goede ervaren gids die zich volledig inzet om de behoeften van zijn klanten te verwezenlijken. Aan mijn vrienden beveel ik Bharat en zijn agentschap aan!
Fred, België.


Published: Feb 19, 2020


Incredible trek to Gosaikunda Lake, December 2018

I did the Gosaikunda trek, starting from Dhunche and headed towards Sundarijal in December 2018. Dinesh came recommended to me and I would readily recommend him, Bharat, Tika (my guide) and the team at Nature Explore to anyone else looking to do a trek.

Organisation: I had limited time and organised it quite last minute. I had been in Nepal for 3 months and decided I wanted to do a trek and where I wanted to do it. I had decided on that trekking route before I approached Nature Explore. They were extremely helpful in helping me organise the trip, advising on timings, route, weather conditions, kit and permits. I honestly feel that everyone went out of their way to help me organise my trip, especially as it was fairly last minute (met first time on Wednesday, trek started Friday). I had been speaking to Dinesh on facebook, who gave me some great advice. Bharat came to my accommodation in Patan and then the next day I went to their office in Thamel. They took me for lunch, showed me the best shops in Thamel for coats (it's hard to know when they all look the same!) and introduced me to my guide, Tika (who was great!).

Prices: They are very reasonable, unlike the extortionate prices big international trekking companies charge. And I feel like this is a better, more personal service. I chose to pay the guide separately, paying for my own food and accommodation during the trek. For a guide, they charged $20/day. This is quite cheap, but note that the prices will vary depending on season and how busy they are. It wasn't peak season and was very quiet when I went.

Route: Gosaikunda is a beautiful trek with some amazing views of the mountains. I could see all the way across to the Annapurna range including the 'Fish Tail': I would definitely recommend it! The highest point you reach is 4610m, at the pass. The teahouses are basic along most of the route, until you reach further down south in to Kutumsang. But also note that off peak season few teahouses are open so you don't have a choice!

Guide: As a solo traveler, I definitely wanted to take a guide with me. Tika was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and so helpful with everything. He made me feel very comfortable for my whole trip and I would 100% recommend him as a guide!

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