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Gosainkunda Trek in Nepal

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Package name Gosainkunda Trek in Nepal
Duration 9
Max. elevation 5000 m
Level EASY
Transportation Kathmandu – Dhunche – Kathmandu by local bus
Accomodation Stay at tea house during trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route kathmandu, Dhunche, Gosaikunda, chandanbari, Dhunche and kathmandu
Cost USD 0 per person



The Gosaikunda trek is a popular trekking route located in the Langtang region of the Himalayas in Nepal, offers stunning mountain views, pristine forests, and takes you to the sacred lake of Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda Lake (4380m) has great religious significance which is well-known as a pilgrimage site for Hindus who flock to the site in august during Janaipurnima. The Hindus believe that the lake connects to Lord Shiva and all the Hindu deities descend to the lake in Janaipurnima so, taking bath during Janaipurnima purify the souls through various sins. Here, you can witness more than 108 small lakes including Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kund as core. The lake melts to form the Trishuli River. Moreover, the River in winter season remains frozen for six months. 

The place Gosaikunda is a pilgrimage for the Hindus and Buddhists, believed to be created by Lord Shiva with his Trishul. During Janaipurnima festival thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit Gosaikunda. The holy glacial lake of gosaikunda is designed for those who want to feel alpine zone and experience Himalayan and classic mountain treks.

Gosainkunda trek is considered a moderately difficult trek that takes you through Langtang National Park, where you can encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, monkeys, and various bird species. Along the trail, you will pass through several traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. Similarly the trail involves both ascending and descending sections which includes steep and rocky terrain. 

Best season to visit

The spring and the autumn season is the best season for the Gosainkunda Trek in terms of weather and convenience. Spring and falls are the most favorable season for all trekking regions of Nepal. Similarly, the days are also sunny, the heat is abundant, and the evenings are quite chilly. Above all there is very chance of you falling in love with the blessed charm of the Gosainkunda region. So this eventually means that every season is tailor- made for being on this particular trekking journey. The monsoon/ summer offer you incredible mountain scenes, but trails are slippery, and often time’s landslide blocks the trekking path. 

Altitude sickness

Even though the chances of anyone getting altitude sickness on the Gosainkunda Trek are rare, you can get it if you are or have started from the sea level. Your body may have a difficult time adjusting to the higher altitudes. While ascending you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. If you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid.

Permits for trekking

Gosainkunda is located in Langtang regions. So to trek in the Langtang region, you will need to obtain two different permits. 

1) Langtang National Park entry permits

2) Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards 

Travel Insurance

Any trek in Nepal, including the Gosainkunda trekking, demands travel insurance. When buying travel insurance, ensure that it covers high- altitude trekking and other unexpected emergency. Additionally, you may also obtain the coverage of other activities like hiking, mountaineering, and adventure sports. It can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident.

Guide and Porter

It’s always sound to trek with experienced licensed trekking guide. They are excellence in safety performance and always carry essential safety equipment, first aid kit, and gears. 

According to Nepal tourism board, “all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.”  

Therefore, you can join us for hiring a highly experienced, helpful, friendly, English speaking licensed guide with guide insurance. We assure that our guide will help you to utilize your valuable time in a best way without compromising safety.

Foods and lodging

Nepali Dal Bhat is a chief dish with organic and healthy fresh green vegetable curry. Tea shops and lodges provide meals, which are often a mix of Nepalese and western cursine. All the food will be cooked by the local cook by using local vegetables so the taste would be very local. 

During the trek, our guide will choose the best teahouse/ lodge for you to stay in based on their experience and availability of a room. The teahouse will provide room in a twin- shared basis with just a bed with pillow, blankets, and mattresses. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

On your arrival to Kathmandu from Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA), the representative from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours welcomes you and then you shall be transferred to the categorized Hotel in Kathmandu to which you are comfortable with.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazzar by Local bus 7 hours

The first day of our trek ends at Dhunche taking local bus unless we hire private vehicles. Dhunche is a small village yet widely inhabited with plenty of hotels.

Day 3 : Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari -5 hours

We have a formidable staircase, after walking for about 20-30 minutes from Dhunche. From then onwards, it’s climbing up for about 2-3 hours until we reach Deurali. The next stop is Dhimsa, a few hours walk from Deurali. During our trail we have plenty of green forest with pine, silver oak, and rhododendron.

Day 4 : Trek from Chandanbari to Gosainkunda 5 hours

Trek to Gosainkunda (3200m) 5hrs: On our trip we have rugged trail with dramatic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosain Kunda one after another.

Day 5 : Gosainkunda rest day

Acclimatization day: The Gosainkunda Lake remains completely frozen for about 5 months’ time, generally from October to May. Gosainkunda Lake is one of the most sacred religious sites for Hindus, with thousands of Pilgrims. So on this day we are taking rest and explore the surroundings here.

Day 6 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Chandanbari 5 hours

On this day we head back to Chandanbari through the same route we had the other day leaving Gosainkunda.

Day 7 : Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche Bazzar 4 hours

After Chandanbari we again leave for Dhunche same place where we started our trail trek.

Day 8 : Drive back to kathmandu 7 hours

Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. if you want to by bus early in the morning you will you ready and if you want to by jeep when ever you want .

Day 9 : Last Final Day Departure back to home.

On this day, you shall be transferred to the International Airport at least 3 hours before your flight for onward destination by a representative of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours.


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