Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Trip Duration

11 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4380 m

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle

Group Size

2

Best Season

Autumn and Spring

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Brief Insight

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Highlights

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal(7422m), Langshisha Ri (6427m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Surya Peak (5145m) and others
  • Wonderful opportunity to explore high altitude alpine freshwater lake of Gosainkunda along with many smaller lakes like Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, and so on
  • The delightful experience of culture and lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang communities

Gosainkunda Lake Trek takes you through dense rhododendron and pine forests, gorgeous little villages, and majestic waterfalls. Similar to this, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the sacred Gosainkunda Lake along with a close up view of various mountains like Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langshisha Ri (6427m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Surya Peak (5145m), and Gaurishankar (7134 m). The trail is adorned with various rare flora and fauna.

This Gosainkunda Lake Trek takes you to three major areas: Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. This trek takes you to Gosainkunda Lake through Chisapani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, Phedi, and back to Kathmandu through Shin Gompa and Dhunche village.

Gosainkunda Lake

Gosainkunda Lake, also known as a frozen lake, is situated at an altitude of about 4,380 m. It lies in the Langtang National Park amid various mountain ranges. There are 108 other lakes in Gosainkunda along with other high altitude lakes like Surya Kunda, Parvati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and so on.

Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. The area leading to Gosainkunda is mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang communities, providing you the opportunity to explore their unique lifestyle and culture. On the way, you will also witness some beautiful Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and a small cheese factory in Shin Gompa. Moreover, the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal (7422m), the Tibetan Himalayan range, Gaurishankar (7134m), and other peaks is mesmerizing.

The best time to visit Gosainkunda is from April to early June and from August to October. Nevertheless, you can visit this place any time of the year.

For all the travel packages, Nepal Alibaba Treks and Tours provides clients with guides and staff with decades of experience. The company manages all the facilities like transportation, accommodation, food, and other essentials needed for the trip. That is why you can have a pleasant trip to our Himalayan paradise.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Map:

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu

We will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to a hotel. You will enjoy the beautiful night lights in Thamel and delicious welcome dinner as you settle down in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal 1460m and trek to Chisapani 2215m

We first drive to Sundarijal, observe the beautiful waterfall and then start our trek to Chisapani. As we trek through a steeply uphill path, we pass through a beautiful Tamang village in Mulkharka that offers a stunning view of Kathmandu valley. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is filled with a dense forest of oak, pines, and rhododendron. Chisapani presents a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal ranges. Overnight in Chisapani.

Day03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang 2470m

As we continue our trek uphill and downhill through the forest and terraced fields, we come across the beautiful Gul Bhanjyang village, consisting of numerous stone houses and a beautiful Buddhist stupa. Hiking further from Gul Bhanjyang to reach Kutumsang, we will witness spectacular views of Langtang Himal range and Ganesh Himal (7422m). Overnight in Kutumsang.

Day04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati 3690m

From Kutumsang, we will climb up and down the hills through many meadows and deep forests of rhododendron and oak to cross some beautiful streams as we proceed north to reach Yurin Danda ridge whilst enjoying a stunning view of the Langtang Himal range. Finally, we reach Tharepati where we can see impressive vistas of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Jugal (8013m), Numbur (6958m), and many other snow-capped mountains along with a good view of Helambu valley below. Overnight in Tharepati.

Day05: Trek from Tharepati to Phedi 3630m

Leaving Tharepati, we walk through rhododendron and pine forests and cross small streams to reach Phedi. Passing through the dense forests provides us the rare opportunity to explore the wildlife of the beautiful Langtang National Park. Along the way, we will witness stunning views of Langtang Himal range along with other mountains like Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Manaslu (8156m). We reach Phedi through Ghopte village where we will be stopping for lunch. This village consists of quaint beautiful houses built with stones. Upon arrival in Phedi, we will explore the village shortly before hitting the bed.

Day06: Trek from Phedi to Gosainkunda Lake 4380m via Lauribina Pass 4610m

Today we trek to Gosainkunda via Lauribina Pass (4610m), steeply through the rocky terrain. As we reach nearer to Gosainkunda, we will see the first lake Surya Kunda with an excellent view of snow-clad mountains and small patches of many other lakes. Gosainkunda displays a captivating view of mountains from Rowling in the east to Annapurna in the west and various mountains like Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Gaurishankar (7134m) in between. Overnight in Gosainkunda.

Day07: Exploring the Lakes

We explore the beautiful Gosainkunda Lake, which is frozen for 6 months during winter and is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, along with many other lakes. Gosainkunda area consists of 108 beautiful glacial lakes, most of which are named after Hindu Gods like Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Bhairab and so on. A dip in the sacred Gosainkunda is believed to wash one of all his/her sins, so you can go for a bone-chilling dip if you wish to. Overnight in Gosainkunda.

Day08: Trek from Gosainkunda Lake to Shin Gompa 3330m

After an amazing day at Gosainkunda, we descend to Shin Gompa, a small village famous for its yak cheese factory and red-roofed gompa. On the way, we will pass by some beautiful lakes and forests with breath-taking views of mountains such as Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and Ganesh Himal (7422 m) in the background. Along the way, we might come across some animals like red pandas, musk deer, and some high altitude birds like snow Partridge and snowcock. Overnight in Shin Gompa.

Day09: Trek from Shin Gompa to Dhunche 1960m

The final route of the trek takes us to Dhunche, the end point of the trek. As we trek downhill from Shin Gompa, we pass through beautiful green rhododendron and pine forests. You can either rest in the hotel or explore this delightful town once you reach there. Overnight in Dhunche.

Day10: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle

Today we drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche whilst enjoying the beautiful landscapes from the vehicle. For the rest of the day, we will explore the local culture in the streets of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day11: Departure from Kathmandu

We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your country, marking the end of an extraordinary trip.

What is included in Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Cost Includes

  • All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
  •  Kathmandu to Sundarijal to Chisapani and when we return back from  Chisapani to Sundarijal to Kathmandu, we provide transportation.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or Local Lodges or Local Hotels on twin sharing basis during your trekking days.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trekking days.
  • Permit fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry as well as Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/about-trekking-permit
  • All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
  • Local tourist guide (according to your need) and Local Porter during your treks: – 1 Porter for 2 Tourists.
  • All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
  • First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.

What is Excluded

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit  http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic flight delays (due to any specified reasons) especially in Everest Region than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra luggage charges.
  • Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, extra porters,
  • bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
  • Other food items than normal meals as specified.
  • All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
  • Personal buying and souvenirs.
  • Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
  • To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
  • To purchase special medicines and kits.
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