Gosaikunda trek is an awesome short trek route which goes to the beautiful holy Gosaikunda lake and returns to Dhunche. The lake is the religious site for Hindus. These holy lakes get’s a big number of pilgrimage when there is a festival Janai Purnima. The trail is absolutely beautiful because of the view of Langtang Himalayan Range on the other side of the Hill. We trek from Dhunche to all the way to Gosainkunda which just takes 2 days. This is very nice trekking trail which is very less crowded but beautiful from every aspect in-terms of Nature, wildlife, Landscape, people and culture and many more. From here you can see high himalaya.

Gosaikunda lake

Gosaikunda lake is a holy lake which lies at Langtang National Park. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District. There are other lakes below and above it. All lakes have it’s own religious significance. According to Hindu myth Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra Manthan from that poison produced and that poison started to destroy everything. Lord Shiva drunk that poison, afterward he got a neck burn then went to walk to the world seeking the cold place. When he arrived Gosainkunda he hit the hill with his trident and drunk the cold water and lied own to the lake. This is the place where Big river Trisuli origins from here.

gosaikunda lake
Gosainkunda lake seen from the view point

Gosaikunda trek natural experience

Gosaikunda trek is perfect for a natural experience. It has a very diversified environment. During the trek, we walk through the forest where more than 1,000 plant species are available. 46 species of mammal are in this national park. This national park is a house of Assamese monkey, grey wolf, red panda, clouded leopard, leopard cat, snow leopard, musk deer and more

Gosaikunda trek people and culture

There are mixes of ethnic groups of inhabitants like Brahmins, Newars, Chettri in Dhunche while in the trek there are Tamang people in Lauribina, Cholangpaty.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek getting there and away

Gosaikunda trek starts from Dhunche which is a headquarters of Rasuwa. To go to Dhunche you can hire the jeep if you want your own private journey which is costly but relaxing. If you want to travel on a bus there is an option of a Local Bus. These Local bus leaves from Kathmandu around 6:0 Clock in the Morning to till 8:0 clock which takes around 5 Hours.

How difficult is Gosaikunda trek

Gosaikunda trek is the moderate trek. Trekkers who can walk around 6-7 hours in a day would be perfect for this trek. This trek does not require any technical climbing and ice climbing so the trail is easier. In this trek, you have to go until the elevation of 4380M at Gosainkunda

Food, drink, and accommodation in Gosaikunda trek

You can get all types of a western food item on this trekking trail. All tea house has its own menu for the dish that they serve, which is settled by their village tourism management committee so there is no difference between food and its cost. You can purchase chocolate, dry foods, and snacks in the hotel. You would get mineral water on this trail but I would recommend you to bring your water purification medicine and if it is possible small hand filter as well. Because your small effort can change a little bit in Environment. For the accommodation on this route, you can get a basic accommodation. you have to share bathroom and toilet.

When to do Gosaikunda trek?

Mid-September, October, and November are Autumn Season:

This is the best time to do Langtang Gosaikunda trek because in this time the field is full with crops, the forest is very green and there is no chance of rain.

March, May is the second-best season of the year to do trekking:

During this time the forest becomes very colorful because of rhododendron and magnolia flowers as well as very less chance of rain.

December, January, and February:

the sky is clear but the weather is cold and there is a risk of hailstorm and snowfall.

May, June:

This is Nepal´s hot and pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. This is still the best time to do this trek.

June, July, August, and mid-September:

This is Monsoon season and the least popular time to do trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, landslides, floods and so on.

Gosainkunda trek highlights

  • Narrow and deep green George at the start where a lot of species of plant, the animal can be seen.
  • Spectacular view of Mt.Langtag Lirung, Langtang-Ri, Langsisa.
  • Sherpa and Tamang people lifestyles as well as their traditions.
  • Holy Gosainkunda lake, Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda and many other lakes.

Gosaikunda trek itinerary

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduDhunche1,950m/ 6,377 ft5 Hours
3DhuncheCholang Pati2,450m / 11,282 ft7 Hours
4Cholang PatiGosainkunda4380m / 14,370 ft5 Hours
5GosainkundaSing Gompa3,250m / 10,628 ft6 Hours
6Sing GompaDhunche1,950m/ 6,377 ft6 Hours
7DhuncheKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.6 Hours
8KathmanduSightseeing1350 M, 4430 FT.Whole Day
9KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

gosaikunda trek cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Langtang National park permits
  • Seasonal Fruits if possible
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

gosaikunda trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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Trek Facts
  • Moderate:Moderate:
  • Duration:8 Days
  • Accommodation:
    Full Board, Tea House
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionLangtang Region
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude4380M ie 14,370ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Local Bus
  • Route:Kathmandu, Dhunche, Cholang Pati, Gosainkunda Lake, Sing Gompa, Dhunche Bazzar, Kathmandu Sightseeing, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha
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