Gosainkunda Lake Trek - Langtang local Trekking Guide - Itinerary - Cost
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Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Gosainkunda Lake Trek


  • Trip Code : NHT 09
  • Max Elevation: 4400 mt.
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Time: September to November & March to May
  • Group Size Min: 01 Pax
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Start & End: Tea House
  • Destination: Nepal

‘A short adventure on high scenic Langtang Himal at Gosainkunda a sacred pond’

Gosainkunda Lake Trek a short and scenic country walk on high hills and ridges of massive Langtang Himal located within Nepal Central Himalaya offering a glorious panorama of high snow-capped peaks on the daily trek to sacred Gosainkunda. Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek certainly impresses all travelers as this is one of the shortest Himalayan country walks with a touch of high altitude reaching above 4,000m high. But every minute of the walk is worth-while facing tremendous views of high snow-capped peaks with beautiful scenery. Gosainkunda a glacial lake one of the holiest of holy place within the mountainous region for Hindu and some Buddhist followers. Where every year in the auspicious month of August great religious festival takes place, thousands of pilgrims visit for worship and dip in the icy lake. Besides scenic views, the cultural impact of local Tamang people and their villages are equally fascinating interwoven with Buddhist religion similar to Tibetan culture and traditional farm life, as the border to Tibet situated near Dhunche town.

Gosainkunda Local Guided Trek taking an interesting drive towards the north-west from Kathmandu reaching into cooler alpine areas within the shadow of Langtang Himal. Where walk leads into an enchanting forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-birch-pines-oaks and fir trees. As walk climb becomes steeper heading high beyond tree lines and green vegetation to reach at crystal clear icy pond at Gosainkunda surrounded within rocky hills and high cliffs, with time here to enjoy its beautiful surrounding in tranquil environment, then heading back downhill to Dhunche for drive back to Kathmandu, after a most amazing experience and scenic walks on Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking.


Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation:           Hotels and local Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:                                      Moderate to Adventurous.
Highest spot on treks:                   At Gosainkund e 4,200 m / 13,779 ft high.
Trek Duration:                                06 Nights and 07 Days (with both way drives).
People and Culture:                       Populated by Tamang people of Buddhism religion
and colorful culture with ancient traditional
heritage and custom.
Best Seasons:                                   Nearly all months of the year except the wet
months from June to mid-September, where’s
March to May lively with wildflowers and
rhododendron (Nepal national flower in blooms,
and days are clear for views.
October to December another best months for
clear views but with short lights, cold in the
morning and night times, chances of snow on
route walks.

Total Trip: 08 Nights and 09 Days (arrival to final departure)



Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche 1,950 m -06 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Sing Gompa-Chandanbari 3,330m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Gosainkund Lake 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: A day at Gosainkund to explore around.
Day 06: Trek to Sing Gompa-Chandanbari 3,330m- 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dhunche 1,950 m -05 hrs and transfer to lodge.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 09: Final departure for homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information, with welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Dhunche 1,950 m -06 hrs.
An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach towards North around Langtang Himal, during six hours drive views of snow-capped peaks, then arriving at Dhunche headquarter town of Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal area.

Day 03: Trek to Sing Gompa-Chandanbari 3,330m – 05 hrs.
From Tamang main town at Dhunche morning walk leads to gradual walk to a river, after crossing a small bridge climb through terraced farm fields and into the cool shade of lovely coniferous forest filled with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, heading past cattle herders shelters within grazing field. The walk continues with final climb, then on a pleasant trail to reach at Chandanbari or Sing Gompa (a place with sandalwood trees), at Chandanbari in a nice lodge, with afternoon free visit its small cheese factory and old monastery situated on top of the village.

Day 04: Trek to Gosainkund Lake 4,200 m/13,779 ft- 05 hrs.                                                     

After Sing Gompa or Chandanbari village, where morning walk offers grand views of Langtang and Ganesh-Himal with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, as our route leads higher up for an hour into rhododendron forest.

Walking past green forested areas where walk continues with the climb on leaving trees for dwarf rhododendron, juniper bushes, walk unwinds uphill past few teahouses around a small place of Laurabinaya, where short downhill reaches the first lake Saraswati and the Bhairabkund with a short climb to our overnight stop within Gosainkund close to its calm pond.

Day 05: A day at Gosainkund to explore around.
Enjoy time around holy Gosainkund pond formed by a glacier and natural spring, where belief is that a Hindu God Lord Shiva created the lake, where thousands of pilgrims visits in the month of August for prayer and dip in the holy icy pond to relinquish the sin of hundred lifetimes.

On rest day a short excursion and hike to viewpoints for more glorious views of the surrounding mountain range of Langtang as far to Ganesh and Manaslu range in the west and with Jugal Himal in the east direction.

Day 06: Trek to Sing Gompa-Chandanbari 3,330m- 05 hrs.
With exciting time at holy Gosainkund, morning walk leads past main pond downhill with short uphill then heading for long descend past Laurabinaya hill to reach at Sing Gompa for an overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Dhunche 1,950 m -05 hrs and transfer to lodge.
Morning with views of Langtang-Ganesh as far towards Manaslu then downhill into dense forest to reach at the bottom of a hill by the river and crossing bridge, walk on the nice path with short ups to Dhunche town for last overnight stop around Langtang Himal area.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Last and final morning at Rasuwa district with Langtang Himal region, where drive leads past Ramche and Kalikathan to reach warmer area at Trisuli Bazaar town, and then on winding downhill to reach back into main city at Kathmandu, and then transfer to your hotel after a most fascinating time on Gosainkund Lake Trekking.

Day 09: Final departure to homeward bound or to respective destinations.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations.