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Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 7 Days

  • Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Gosaikund (4380 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Experience Langtang National Park's fauna and lovely vegetation.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to get knowledge about the Red Panda.
  • During the Gosaikunda trekking, you will walk through the beautiful Rhododendron and Pine forests.
  • Beautiful vistas of the Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and Hiuchuli mountain ranges.
  • Interact with Tamang people to learn about their way of life, customs, and cultures.
  • Discover the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and other nearby lakes like Bhairab, Saraswati, and Surya Kunda.
  • Explore Gosaikunda Lake and the historic Sing Gompa.

The Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary is intended for those with limited vacation time who desire to go trekking in Nepal. Hindu pilgrims frequently visit Gosaikunda Lake because of its renowned religious significance. You will see Rhododendron and pine forests along the path to Gosaikunda, which is rich in wildlife and plant life. A unique experience throughout the walk is also provided by the monastery and yak cheese factory.

One of Nepal's shortest and most beautiful hikes in the Langtang area is Gosaikunda Trek. The River Trisuli originates in Gosainkunda Lake, which is located at a height of 4380 meters at the summit of the Himalayas. For Nepali worshippers, Gosainkunda Lake is highly popular for religious belief. Nepali people travel every year on the occasion of Janai Purnima to bathe in the sacred water of Gosainkunda in order to find salvation. Gosainkunda Lake Trekking Offers spectacular scenery of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Himalayan ranges. Numerous lakes, including Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Ragat Kunda, Nau Kunda, and Nag Kunda, may be seen while traveling to Gosaikunda. You will gain insight into how the residents of this area live as you follow ridges, traverse valleys and suspension bridges, and meander through rhododendron, oak, and pine woods. While traveling through Lantang National Park, if you are lucky, you could also see an endangered Red Panda.

After taking a bus from Kathmandu to Dhunche, your 7-Day Gosainkunda Trekking Itinerary will start. To get to Dhunche, you will travel via a number of picturesque towns, including Kakani, Ranipauwa, Bidur, Trishuli, Betrawati, and Ramche. From Kathmandu to Dhunche, it will take you around 6 hours. The next day, your Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary will start from Dhunche and head toward Chandanbari, passing via Deurali and then Dimsa. The route is steep from Deurali till you reach Chandanbari. You will go via Chyolangpati, Laurebina, and the Bouddha Temple as you make your way from Chandanbari to Gosaikunda. The Rhododendron woodland and snow-capped mountains may be found all along the trail. In Gosaikunda, you will spend some quality time exploring the area, and the next day your trek will head from Gosaikunda back to Dhunche. Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary concludes with bus travel from Dhunche in the direction of Kathmandu.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Gosaikunda Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2023 and 2024. Based on your time, money, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your needs. For any more questions regarding the Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Benefits of Booking Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Us

  • Free International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Map of Gosainkunda trek route
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if required

Preparation for Gosaikunda Lake Trek

First, hikers need to get ready for the elevation change. Gosaikunda Trekking requires the ability to walk uphill and downhill for 5 to 6 hours each day while carrying a bag pack. It is advised not to immediately go on a high-altitude hike if you have never gone hiking before, suffer from altitude sickness, or have asthma. Before making trip arrangements, they must get in shape by performing daily hikes at gradually higher altitudes. By doing this, the hiker can become ready to adapt to the rising altitude. Jogging often will allow the body's oxygen levels to be adjusted. It is also advised to engage in physical activity, stretching, and moderate aerobics a month before your journey to maintain your physical fitness.

One may easily complete the walk without any difficulties if they are in good physical shape. Second, you need to have a solid list of equipment that will support you during the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The equipment is always crucial to the success of your excursion. Please make an effort to obtain every piece of equipment that will make your voyage easier from your country. You can also find lacking equipment in Kathmandu.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek Cost For 2023 And 2024

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Gosaikunda Trekking Cost based on group size. Please follow the below table for the group price details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1USD 525Book Now
2 to 5USD 475Book Now
6 to 10USD 425Book Now

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Day to Day Itinerary
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At Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our agents will receive you. He will arrange a private ride to the hotel and assist you with check-in as well. After a long journey, you might want to unwind at your hotel or go exploring some of Kathmandu's beautiful attractions. During the briefing of the Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary, you will meet your guide and obtain any missing equipment.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

Your Gosaikunda Lake Trek will begin this morning following a delicious breakfast. You can get to the Machha Pokhari Bus station with the help of your guide. From there, a bus will take you from Kathmandu to Dhunche. You will be able to take in the gorgeous villages and pastures along the route. Reaching Dhunche will take you around 5 to 6 hours over a lovely picturesque road that crosses woods, terraced farms, streams, and the enormous Trishuli River. Rasuwa District's administrative center is located in the small village of Dhunche.

You will take a tour through the village and interact with residents after arriving at Dhunche. You will spend the night in a well-kept tea house after enjoying a fantastic evening with the locals.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 102 Kilometers

After eating breakfast in Dhunche, you will start your trek to Gosaikunda Lake. You will reach Ghatte Khola after around an hour of walking. You may get to Deurali, a small town with a few tea houses on the route to Chandanbari, by following the Trishuli River side by side with Ghatte Khola. You may reach Dhimsa after 3 hours of trekking by following a lovely track that passes by streamlets and cascades. As the route ascends through lovely pine trees, the climb from Dhimsa is a little challenging.

The village of Chandanbari, which is tucked away in the middle of a pine forest, is only accessible by way of arduous uphill hikes. This location is also known as Sing Gompa. Chandanbari has a number of tourist attractions, including a monastery and a business that makes yak cheese.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 7 Kilometers

The Gosainkunda Trek Route will be considerably more challenging today than it was yesterday. You will begin your trekking, which gently rises higher from the beginning, after eating breakfast at Chandanbari. To get to Gosaikunda, you must hike through a rocky, narrow path. You will gradually have to trek across desolate hills and experience chilly breezes as you ascend. You will reach Cholangpati after a nearly 1.5-hour hike. You will enjoy stunning views of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal from Cholangpati.

You must trek for another 2.5 hours to reach Lauribina. Then, after spending about two hours climbing up, you will arrive at Buddha Temple. The first lake you will see is Saraswati Kunda, followed by Bhairav Kunda and the Mighty Lake Gosaikunda, after an hour of hiking from Buddha Temple. You will spend the night at a tea house and tour other surrounding lakes throughout the day.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 9 Kilometers

You will spend some time in the morning touring Gosaikunda Lake surrounding, after a delectable breakfast. Then you will reverse your route back to Dhunche, passing via the lovely settlements of Lauribina, Cholangpati, Dhimsa, and Deurali. The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking Itinerary will conclude on this day. Therefore, it's best to relish every moment of the journey. You will be climbing downhills while taking in the appealing vistas of the mountains, pine forest, and the tasty Chandandari cheese.

Since you will be descending, hiking will be a bit easier and more enjoyable. Along the walk, you will see a variety of protected species, including Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, and Tibetan Snow Cock. If you are fortunate, you could see a Red Panda, which is in extinction. You will arrive at Dhunche after around seven hours of downhill trekking.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 15 Kilometers

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek concludes today. You will enjoy breakfast after a lovely night's sleep in one of Dhunche's tea houses. After breakfast, you will board a bus to Kathmandu and drive over a beautiful road while admiring the magnificence of the Trishuli River, meadows, and charming towns. You will arrive in Kathmandu after a roughly six to seven-hour ride. You will have a lot to treasure from this journey experience. You will always remember the majestic Gosaikunda Lake, its beautiful paths, the culturally rich Tamang people, the Tibetan-influenced way of life, and the mouthwatering Yak's cheese.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 102 Kilometers

Today is the last day of your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. One of our staff members will assist you in getting to the airport when it is time for your flight to depart. If you want to extend your trip, Green Valley Nepal Treks, however, can make the required arrangements. If your flight is scheduled for a late evening, you may also go shopping to get a few presents for your loved ones.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
    • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Gosaikunda Trek.
    • 4 nights' accommodations during the trek
    • All expenses of the guide including food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment
    • Public Bus to Dhunche and back as per Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary
    • Sleeping Bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (return after the trip)
    • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS Permits
    • Water purification tablets
    • Tourist service charge, VAT
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
    • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
    • Travel/medical insurance
    • Porter and Private Jeep
    • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry
    • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
    • Tips for guide (it is expected after completing Gosainkunda Lake Trek)
    Departure Dates
    • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
    • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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    End:SaturdayMar 02, 2024
    PriceUS$475
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    Useful Info

    Best Season or Time for Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    • Spring (March, April, and May)

    Spring is the 2nd optimal season for Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal. You can enjoy the blooms of the local flora in the Langtang National Park in the spring season. You get views of entire sections of forest covered in pink, red, and yellow blooms of rhododendron. You can enjoy your walk along the park with the scents of pine and maple. The wildlife of the region also comes alive after the winter slumber. If lucky, you can spot the endangered red panda on the trek. The weather conditions in spring are also quite stable. You can enjoy walks in cool, warm, and dry weather.

    • Autumn (September, October, and November)

    Gosaikunda Lake Trekking in Nepal is especially popular in the autumn. Autumn is the best time of year for hikes due to the moderate temperatures and more consistent weather. You may also take advantage of the pleasant, dry weather at this time to enjoy your hikes in the Langtang region. The trails are in excellent shape as well. They are no longer slick and dirty. During this time of year, there will be fewer leeches and mosquito infestations. This time of year, the mountain peaks may be seen with astonishing clarity under the brilliant blue skies. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh, Himalchuli, and Dorje Lakpa are a few well-known ones to keep an eye out for. You may also take pleasure in the unobstructed views of the valleys, mountains, and peaks in the neighborhood.

    Food and Meal Available during Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    You may enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine, which includes Dal Bhat along with many other typical local foods, while on the Gosaikunda Trek. On this voyage, you may also pick from a wide variety of European, Italian, Chinese, and Indian meals.

    Tibetan Bread with jam, French toast with jam, muesli, oatmeal, corn flakes, cereal, hash browns, fried eggs, Gurung Bread, pancakes, puffy, and round, porridge, and chapatti with tea are some of the alternatives available for breakfast.

    For lunch, you will be able to choose from a variety of delectable specialties, including momo (dumplings), vegetable fried rice with egg, dal bhat, soup (noodles, chicken, mushroom), cheese potatoes, and fried eggs noodles.

    Dinner choices include stews, pizza, thukpa, fried noodles, noodle soup, macaroni, fried potatoes, fried rice, momo (dumplings), spring rolls, dal bhat, spaghetti, and more.

    Accommodation Facilities on Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    You can stay at modest tea houses along the Gosainkunda Trek Route. The most well-known method of trekking to Gosainkunda Lake is to just walk from one tea house to another. In rural communities, tea houses serve as modest hotels that provide both lodging and home-cooked meals. Usually, there are 2 hikers sharing a room. Lodges often feature cold water and western-style toilets, and bathrooms are communal. Additionally, a hot shower is provided, although it requires an additional fee. We will try our best to make arrangements for private accommodation, which may be available in some of the settlements along the trip for an additional fee. It's often hard to book individual rooms, though, because some of the settlements have a limited supply of housing during certain seasons of the year.

    Gosaikunda Lake Trek Difficulty Level

    It is easy to moderately challenge to complete the Gosaikunda Trek. Most of the time, the trails have a modest slant of rising and are quite easy to ascend, yet there are situations when they may become steeper and more difficult. Only as you reach Cholangpati, where there is minimal foliage and less oxygen in the air, make the walk feel a little challenging. The day at Gosaikunda Lake is the challenging part of this journey. The day starts with a two-hour trek that is difficult and in thin air. The last hour, when the route flattens out and hugs the mountainside, is the only time your legs and lungs sense comfort. However, you will need strong physical and mental endurance as the journey asks you to walk for an average of 5 to 7 hours every day. Since the walk takes you beyond 3000 meters above sea level, altitude sickness may be a factor. But if you climb gradually and properly acclimatize, the entire journey won't bother you. Nevertheless, if you succumb to it, be careful not to disregard the signs and go to a lower elevation where the air is sufficient.

    Travel Insurance for Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is held at a high altitude of 4380 meters, thus there is a minor risk of altitude sickness and other unforeseen events, including landslides. Therefore, the Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary requires the purchase of travel insurance. All hikers must provide Green Valley Nepal Trek with a copy of their certificate demonstrating they have comprehensive travel insurance prior to starting the Gosainkunda Trek. It is highly advised that you purchase travel insurance that includes coverage for things like trip cancellation, accident, death, lost luggage, theft, liability, and medical costs. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities, including climbing and hiking that you want to do while visiting Nepal. If a customer becomes sick, they are responsible for paying for any hospital bills, medical visits, and return flights. In an emergency, we will undertake a quick and effective rescue using your insurance policy and other documentation. Please be sure that the insurance company covers both medical charges and fees associated with mountain rescue at the greatest trek altitudes.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Gosaikunda Lake Trek

    Trekkers and mountain climbers are familiar with altitude sickness. At a height of around 3000m above sea level, the oxygen level begins to decline. People trekking to Gosaikunda Lake find it challenging due to altitude sickness, which is caused by utmost height increase in a short period of time. If properly treated, altitude sickness may not be dangerous. A cold, headache, dizziness, fatigue, appetite loss, and a modest increase in heart rate are just a few symptoms that might appear. Keeping the following things in mind will help you deal with these problems;

    • When symptoms are present, walk slowly first and foremost.
    • Trekkers must bring medicinal supplies like ginger, garlic, and other herbs.
    • Keep your body hydrated by drinking water.
    • Resist smoking and consuming any type of alcohol.
    • Consume a lot of calories and energy-giving meals.
    • Ensure appropriate acclimatization and descend to a lower height for sleeping.

    Gosaikunda Lake Trek Packing List

    The most crucial items to successfully finish the Gosaikunda Lake Trek are your trekking gear and clothes. A sleeping bag, a pair of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, warm hiking clothes, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and other necessities are included in the necessary equipment. Another important consideration is that when trekking in the High Mountains, it's ideal to wear lightweight, snug, comfortable clothing. Make sure you have all the essential documents, papers, and concepts for both restricted and permitted items in that location.

    Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Gosaikunda Lake Trek Safety Major

    We ensure the protection and safety of our clients, and we are constantly prepared. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures:

    • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
    • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
    • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
    • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
    • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during the trek.
    • If someone becomes ill from the altitude, our trek leaders have the authority to either cancel or continue the journey.

    Gosaikunda Lake Trek Booking Procedure

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve a trek to Gosaikunda Lake. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      A Himalayan Gem: Gosaikunda Lake Trek

      My trip with Green Valley Nepal Treks on the Gosaikunda Lake Trek was a complete joy. I was in awe of Gosaikunda Lake's pure beauty and the natural surroundings. Green Valley provided amazing hospitality and professional advice. Trekking through luxuriant forests, charming villages, and high mountain passes was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The experience was enhanced by getting to know the kind locals and discovering their way of life. Gosaikunda Lake is the ideal option if you're looking for a hike that blends natural splendors with cultural immersion. It was a memorable trip because of Green Valley.
       

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      AnikaSeptember 02, 2023India
    • TripAdvisor

      Gosaikunda Lake: A Religious Location to Get Inner Peace

      A magical adventure, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Green Valley Nepal Treks was. It was amazing to see the peaks surrounding the turquoise waters of Gosaikunda. A smooth and delightful walk was made possible by the professionalism and expertise of the Green Valley staff. The cultural experience was enhanced by exploring the peaceful villages along the way and chatting with the kind residents. This walk provided the ideal fusion of scenic beauty and cultural immersion. Gosaikunda Lake is a must if you're looking for a Himalayan adventure, and Green Valley is the best trek operator to make it happen.
       

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      DmitryAugust 16, 2023Russia
    FAQs
    • The trek to Gosaikund Lake is moderately challenging. This is neither as simple as the easy hikes nor as difficult as the challenging treks. You may somewhat modify the Gosaikunda trek's level of difficulty to suit your needs, much like you can do with other treks.

    • Yes, this location will be great for your first moderately difficult treks if you have never gone hiking before.

    • In Kathmandu ATMs and credit card machines are available for usage. Above that, cash payments are required for a variety of services.

    • All the teahouses where you will spend the night throughout the walk have power. Paying a nominal fee will allow you to recharge your phones, cameras, or iPads. We don't recommend bringing your laptop if you want to use the free Wi-Fi that is not available along the walking path. On an hourly basis, some teahouses do provide Wi-Fi but don't anticipate high-speed access on the far-off trails.

    • Altitude sickness is common in the area since this high-altitude walk surpasses 3000 meters of elevation. Acute Mountain Sickness develops as the oxygen level drops and the air pressure drops.

    • Here are a few tips from our experienced guides to avoid altitude sickness;

      • Slow ascend with proper rest and acclimatization
      • Drink enough water to get hydrated
      • Consume enough balanced diet food
      • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco during the trek
      • Get prepared physically and mentally for the trek
    • One option for getting water is to purchase mineral water bottles from stores located along the paths. Another way to purify tap or stream water before drinking is by bringing reusable water bottles and other types of water purification agents with you. The teahouses and the numerous streams and rivers along the path also offer the opportunity to replenish water bottles. We suggest drinking boiling water when you're at your lodge. Those who insist on exclusively drinking mineral water should be prepared to spend a little bit more money because the cost of bottled water increases as you move higher up.

    • Various types of permits that are required for trekking in this region are:

      • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
      • Langtang National Park Permit
    • The free storage is offered by the hotel in Kathmandu. Thus, you may leave all of your belongings that are not necessary for the walk at your hotel or in our office.

    • The assistant guide would accompany the sick trekker if he/she had to descend as a result of illness. It would not affect the experience of the rest of the group because the individual descending would be adequately taken care of. The guide will handle emergencies according to their complexity. A helicopter would be used for evacuation in a critical situation.

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