Gosaikunda Trek

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Gosaikunda trek itinerary and guide

Gosaikunda Trek Summary

    1. Gosaikunda Hike Duration: 7 Days
    2. Gosaikunda Trek difficulty: Moderate Grade
    3. Highest Altitude: 4,630m / 15,191 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Gosaikunda Hike Group Size: 1 – 14 People.
    6. Trip Mode: Guest House
    7. Best Time to Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Trekking Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Jeep/Bus

Overview

Holy Lakes at Gosaikunda trek is acclaimed to investigate the Red Panda an imperil creature of Nepal Himalayas. Hike to Gosaikunda lakes is simply located on the north side of Kathmandu city, the main capital town of Nepal.

The nature trail takes you through Langtang National Park is the natural surroundings of a few wild creatures, for example, Himalayan mountain bears, Musk deer, Himalayan wild goats, and especially flying creatures and wildflowers, green timberlands of rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch forests.

Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Dokpu (5930m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala Peak (5500m), and numerous other snow-topped mountains, tough rocks, verdant grounds, forested green valleys are the best visible en route.

Besides that, this divine trail to Gosaikunda is Picturesque, magical and Trekking Tour presents very good value with excellent lodge accommodations and delicious food. Moreover, It’s a less crowded trail compared with other popular trekking routes in Nepal.

Majestic and cultural Gosaikunda lakes trek is a soft adventure trek as an outcome, Gosaikunda is a blessed sacred lake, an imperative hiking journey goal for Hindus and Buddhists consequently numerous individuals visit this place normally. Explore Surya Kunda, situated at an elevation of 4,600 meters, and the other holy lakes of its surroundings, visible in all months.

Hike the Gosaikunda lakes present a great incentive with fantastic Mountain vistas, and splendid scenes incorporating clean lodges with great sustenance. And the distance from Dhunche to Gosainkunda and back to Dhunche Bus station is 24 km and is a less crowded hiking trail in the Langtang massive.

Gosaikunda lake

How much is the Gosaikunda Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Gosaikunda trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (a local agency in Kathmandu Nepal) ranges between US$ 340 to US$ 550. Of course, the Gosaikunda package trek cost depends upon the group size you are traveling to and types of the transport you choose. However, it includes normal transportation, accommodation, guide and Porter, food, permit cost, etc.

Gosaikunda package trek for Nepali is cheaper comparing foreigners because of Langtang National Park entrance permit costs. Likewise, we have also special deals for the group leaders. Group leaders of 10 plus pax travel together to climb Gosaikunda lakes for free.

However, we probably arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for a week hikes to Gosaikunda Lakes Territory. If you are 2 trekkers Gosaikunda trek cost US$ 425 for 7 days trek. We can modify the trek price and route as per your wish also. Here is the price list for the Gosaikunda hike.

Price Per Person for 7 days Gosaikunda Lakes Trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 550
2 PersonUS$ 425
3 PersonUS$ 425
4 to 6 personUS$ 405
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 375
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 340

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Gosaikunda trek 7 days itinerary detail

Hike to Gosainkunda lakes and Suryakunda viewpoint includes the pristine glacial pounds along the rocky moraine trail. Do not miss getting excellent mountain vistas from the viewpoint. The particular route is designed for a world explorer who hikes over the mountain glacial lakes but is walking to get an adventure experience within a short span of time this itinerary would be the best.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you Gosainkunda and lauribana la trek plan for your trip.

02 Day Overland drive to Dhunche Bazaar (1,966m/6,450 feet), 6 hours

Dhunche BazaarHave breakfast at the hotel, drive few minutes to Gongabu New Bus Station (Machha Pokhara bus terminal) to catch up coach for Dhunche Bazaar with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy the scenic drive through Trishuli town with beautiful tiny villages, river valleys, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes from highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli. You reached Dhunche bazaar around 2 o’clock midday. Stay overnight in Dhunche lodge.

03 DayTrek ascend to Sing gompa (3,330m/10,925 feet), 5 hours.

Cholang pati,We proceed with a stroll through woods incorporates a considerable staircase to reach Deurali tea shop. The following stop is Dhimsa, a couple of hours later pass woods of oak, hemlock, and firs, we reach Chandanbari or Singompa.

lauribina la

Singompa is a wonderful little stop on the way, with bunches of pleasant inns and a DDC manufacturing plant where you can purchase Cheese. The vast majority take a rest at Singopma and the following day rises to Lauribina and take another stop before they reach Gosaikunda. We can see Langtang mountain extend including Ganesh Himal from here. Moreover, there is additionally a Tibetan Monastery on Sing gompa, which intrigued individuals can visit there. We remain medium-term at hotel..

04 DayGosainkunda lakes trek (4,380m/14,370 feet), 6 hours

Gosaikunda lake tourTrek constant towards Cholangpati, hike through the backwoods of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. At that point, we walk rise to the Lauribina la slope (3,920 meters) station where the best perspective of Gosainkunda lakes (4,460m.), Himal Chuli (7,893m.,) Manaslu (8,156m,), Ganesh Himal (7,406m.), and numerous other littler snowy mountains are hanging tight to see us. On a sunny morning, even the Annapurna range can be seen ascending delicately behind. Tourists can see Langtang Lirung in a north direction.

We start our uphill trek of an hour and reach the holy hill station. From this hill station, you will have almost the top magnificent views. Especially at the time of sunrise, the mountains turn into a shining golden color that gives positive vibes and a great memory of the entire journey.

Furthermore the hike at Gosainkunda – climbing tour, you can see a few frigid lakes. Among them, the significant three are Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kunda and Gosainkunda are generally prevalent. As per a legend, Gosainkunda was made by Shiva when he punctured an icy mass with his trident to get water to extinguish his yearning for having gulped toxic substances.

Gosaikunda hike

Gosaikunda is one of the beautiful lakes of Nepal, visited by many domestic and international tourists. The lake is very popular as a trekking destination which is why tourists pay a visit to Goasikunda. The people of Nepal itself, most of them visit this lake for religious purposes.

05 DayHike to Gosaikunda Kunda Viewpoint (4,630m/15,191 feet) and Return to Cholangpati Guest house, 8 hours

Suryakunda lake trekGosaikunda Hill is a popular viewpoint located above the Gosaikunda Lakes in Nepal. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu.

Rugged trails leading to Gosaikunda Hill is considered moderately challenging, but the breathtaking scenery makes it well worth the effort. The area is also of religious significance, as it is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva according to Hindu mythology.

Additionally, travelers can see numerous holy lakes beside the trail to Surya kunda pass. Surya Kunda is another holy lake in Langtang territory situated at 4,630 meters on the foothills of Surya peak above the Pass.

There are altogether 108 Lakes (Kundas) around Gosaikunda Lodges territory which mainly are Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, Naga Kunda, and Gosikunda Lakes which seem most popular among the Pilgrims. The main lake is a Gosaikunda, situated at an altitude of 4,380 meters and other lakes are situated between 14,100 feet to 15,200 feet above sea level in the Langtang National Park in the Rasuwa district. Pilgrims travelers can hike the viewpoint to catch a glimpse of high mountains and glacial lakes at sunrise time. In the afternoon, pack your gear and descend to Cholang Pati to stay overnight.

06 DayDescend to Dhunche Bazaar Trek (1,966m/6,450 feet), 6 hours

After breakfast, explore of its surrounding for a while and walk across the pleasant forest in between Sing Gompa to Dhunche Guest houses. The journey today takes about six hours roughly.

07 DayReturn to Kathmandu by Bus, 9 hours. Trip Finish.

Later breakfast, The hiking crew will pack the hiking gear and be ready to depart. The distance between Dhunche and Kathmandu is 46 kilometers. However, the road distance is 102 kilometers. The guide will organize the bus tickets for all hiking crew and departure to Kathmandu. Tourists can drive out to Kathmandu by private Jeep paying an extra cost.

In the evening drop you at the TIA international airport KATHMANDU for your further flight.

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Cost

How much does Gosaikunda trek 7 days package price?

Hike to Gosainkunda lakes 7 days trek package price start at US$ 340 and might reach up to US$ 550 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking a private jeep to and from Dhunche Bazaar saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Gosainkunda Lakes Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trek tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu while trekking in possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Gosainkunda lakes trek package includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car/van/ as per group size.
  • 1-night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 6 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 6 Lunch and 6 Dinner [main course] during the travel routes.
  • Clean Guest house accommodation along the Gosainkunda lakes trek.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permit fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit cost.
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazaar & Return to Kathmandu by bus transfer as per the above itinerary.
  • English-speaking certified Trekking guide en route.
  • Experienced porters (2 guests: 1 porter basis) because each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilograms.
  • Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for all Nepali guides and porters.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Gosaikunda trekking.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate every day to save from high altitude risk.
  • Updated Gosainkunda trek map and trek completion Certificate after the successful ascend – keep them as souvenirs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Hike to Gosainkunda lakes package excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor private trekking equipment’s .
  • Personal nature expenses, bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance to cover emergency Helicopter rescue evacuation.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize an exclusive private trip Gosainkunda package trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 Sept, 2024 – 16 Sept, 2024Available425
20 Sept, 2024 – 26 Sept, 2024Available425
05 Oct, 2024 – 11 Oct, 2024Available425
10 Oct, 2024 – 16 Oct, 2024Available425
20 Oct, 2024 – 26 Oct, 2024Available425
25 Oct, 2024 – 01 Nov, 2024Available425
05 Nov, 2024 – 11 Nov, 2024Available425
10 Nov, 2024 – 16 Nov, 2024Available425
20 Nov, 2024 – 26 Nov, 2024Available425
05 Dec, 2024 – 11 Dec, 2024Available425
20 Dec, 2024 – 26 Dec, 2024Available425
10 Feb, 2025 – 16 Feb, 2025Available425
20 Feb, 2025 – 26 Feb, 2025Available425
10 Mar, 2025 – 16 Mar, 2025Available425
20 Mar, 2025 – 26 Mar, 2025Available425
25 Mar, 2025 – 01 Apr, 2025Available425
05 Apr, 2025 – 11 Apr, 2025Available425
10 Apr, 2025 – 16 Apr, 2025Available425
20 Apr, 2025 – 26 Apr, 2025Available425
10 May, 2025 – 16 May, 2025Available425
20 May, 2025 – 26 May, 2025Available425

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Question: Do I need the experience to do Gosaikunda trek?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For Gosaikunda trekking, if you have a little experience would be better.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. If you provide us with your flight details and request pickup then our agent will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Gosaikunda trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Gosaikunda trek?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. Rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Langtang trekking, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarians such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, and soups. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along the express Gosainkunda trek?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges have a shower which you can get on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Gosaikunda trek?

Answer: All places offer nice lodges and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, either buy boiled water at lodges or buy Aqua tablets in Kathmandu before trip departure. You can purify the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere in the mountain streams and the lodges.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: As you hike through the lodge basis, you can often recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Gosainkunda hiking?

Answer: In a glacial lakes trek route, you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the Gosaikunda trek, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Gosainkunda trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12-kilo luggage of each guest: 1 porter basis). If you wish to have a private porter, pay an extra cost.

Question: Is it possible to go with a local guide for Gosaikunda lakes trek?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget for Gosaikunda lakes trekking and have no wish to book the complete full board package trek, you can hire our expert local guide to make your holiday tour safer. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, be that as it may, you need to prepare for roughly 6 hours to walk each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Gosaikunda trek highlights

  • Discover Langtang Himalayas with Ganesh Himal families within eye-catching view from Lauribina la hill station.
  • Walk through fertile fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers, and oak trees.
  • Best view of Mt.Langtang lirung, Langtang-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal… etc.
  • Gosaikunda a pilgrimage tour/trek destination of Hindu devotees, located at 4,460m above sea level.
  • Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.

Best time to trek Gosaikunda Lakes

Gosaikunda tour

March, April, and May marked the best time to visit Gosaikunda lakes in the spring season as the trail is clear and rich with a magnificent Sun shining atmosphere. Besides, in spring, the trail is secured with assortments of elevated wildflowers, and the woods are multi-shaded with bright rhododendron, orchids, magnolia, and numerous other botanical species.

Jun, July, and August are the monsoon time in Nepal, it often rains at night but the day is clear so people can hike. Comparing the other months, trekking in the monsoon time is not a good idea as the trail is muddy, landslides..etc.

September, October, and November addressed the best time to visit too as far as the best climate. Hiking at Gosainkunda pass is increasingly delightful as a result of the best atmosphere, remarkable Mountain view, wild orchids blooming, and clear lakes. Trek Gosainkunda route in those months is more crowded by foreign and domestic trekkers.

Likewise, trekking in the winter months is also possible to hike the lakes. Hiking in the wintertime, such as in December, January, and February stay more snow and the trail isn’t straightforward from the perspective of a sleeper, cold and messy wet, yet the lodges are open for travelers.

Notes for Gosaikunda trekkers

The information about the trek stated above is just a guideline that we provide you. However, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary, we decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of delays.

“What makes Gosaikunda trek special?”

Gosaikunda Lake trekking is a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, religious significance, and cultural experience, making it a truly special and unforgettable trekking destination. The trekking trail is dotted with several sacred lakes, including the Gosaikunda Lake, which is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that Lord Shiva created Gosaikunda Lake, and it is visited by thousands of pilgrims during the annual Janai Purnima festival.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our main concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the trek destination better. Besides that, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources by reducing costs and consumption.

Gosaikunda Trek Review

Gosaikunda Trek is not the easiest trek

May 14, 2022

We’ve just concluded an incredible hiking trip with my family! Exploring Gosaikunda proved to be a challenging trek in Nepal, but with the assistance of a professional guide from the finest trekking company in the country, everything went smoothly, and we achieved success.

The guide and the agency excelled in ensuring our safety throughout the trekking adventure, and their efforts were truly commendable. Thanks to their expertise and dedication, we had an unforgettable journey filled with cherished memories.

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Clark Faul, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Clark Faul,

Your wonderful review is deeply appreciated. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic experience with us. Your happiness is our utmost priority, and we cannot wait to have the pleasure of serving you on another remarkable trip to the Himalayas very soon.

Thank you once again, and we eagerly anticipate your return.

Regards, Ammar

Gosaikunda Trek with Lila Bahadur

April 21, 2022

Lila, our trekking guide, was a delightful combination of knowledge and fun. His expertise in navigating the trail route to the lakes was evident, and he took genuine pride in ensuring our well-being throughout the journey.

Thanks to his excellent guidance and care, we were able to create wonderful memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. Much appreciation to Lila for an unforgettable experience!

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Marie Chong, Hong Kong

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Thank you Marie Chong for your time to send a review.

Gosaikunda Lakes Trip just Awesome

December 26, 2019

Just finished a trip with Rajesh as our guide. It was a great time and his friendliness and personality made for a fun time out on the trekking route with the family. Definitely worth it and look forward to booking longer like Gosaikunda pass and Helambu trek next time.

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Frank faulen, Bangkok, Thailand

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Thank you Frank Faulen for your time to review your experience regarding Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Gokyo Treks Agency.

Best short hikes at Gosaikunda Lakes

March 21, 2019

Just returned from Nepal, we had a wonderful time on Hiking Gosaikunda Lakes! The guide Kamal was very knowledgeable and made our day with his jokes. Porter Man Bahadur was friendly and honest. I would definitely choose the Gokyo Treks agency again for our next trip!

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Edwardo Meulen, California.

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Thank you Edwardo Meulen for your precious time to send your feedback.

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