Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Cost

$ 700

Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda trek is one of the most popular spiritual treks in Nepal, especially among domestic trekkers. Gosainkunda lies in the Langtang region which is proud of having Nepal’s first Himalayan…

Duration

9 Days

Country

N / A

Grade

Moderate

Max altitude

N / A

Transportation

N / A

Accommodation

Lodges and Hotels

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

1-16

Overview

Gosainkunda Trek


Gosainkunda trek is one of the most popular spiritual treks in Nepal, especially among domestic trekkers. Gosainkunda lies in the Langtang region which is proud of having Nepal’s first Himalayan national park also known as Langtang National Park. Gosainkunda trekking offers you the spectacular natural scenery, a glimpse of panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and rare wild animals. Not only this, trekkers while trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda gets the opportunities to explore the old monasteries, ethnic settlements, lakes, glaciers, and so on.  Among other trekking regions in Nepal, Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the shortest treks in Nepal. Enjoy the waterfalls, streams, hills, and mountainous views on the trekking trail of Langtang Gosainkunda!

Gosainkunda trek in Nepal offers you the breathtaking scenic beauty of about 108 lakes in the vicinity that bestride at an altitude of 4,380m. The entire Langtang region is famous for Gosainkunda Lake which is considered as the holiest lake of Nepal. Over 25,000 Hindu and Buddhist followers visit Gosainkunda on a special occasion known as “Janai Purnima” that falls on August. According to Hindu mythologists, Gosainkunda lake is well-known as the holy place to wash off the sins and pains of human beings. This lake is oligotrophic because of which fewer marine animals survive. The interesting fact about this lake is it is frozen during the winter season (December to February) because of which it is famous as the “Frozen Lake of Nepal”. Witness the purity of Gosainkunda lake!

The Trekking Trail to  Gosainkunda 

Located in the north of the Kathmandu valley, trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda provides you the trekking trails covered with the spectacularly terraced slopes, diverse flora and fauna, dense forests decorated with pine trees, bamboo, rhododendron flowers, oak, and so on. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek arranged by the Hiking Adventure Treks travel company provides you one-day sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lies in the Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and so on. Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu Temple lies at the bank of Bagmati River, Patan Durbar Square is the old city of the Kathmandu Valley. Whereas Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Buddhist Stupa and Swayambhunath is popular as the Monkey Temple. Furthermore, the trekking trails pass through the delightful forest, beautiful mountainous scenario, and lush wild nature. As a leading travel company in Nepal, Hiking Adventure  is famous for professional and friendly tour guides and better arrangements.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.
    Included Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • day 2

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

    After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • day 3

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1801m) [7/8-Hours]

    We will have early breakfast and get on a bus to drive to Dhunche. It will take around 8 hours to reach there. The bus journey is full of

    Once we arrive at Dhunche, we will spend the night and prepare for our trek for the next day.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge in Dhunche

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari (3200m, 4 to 5 Hours)

    After breakfast, we start ascending to reach the village of Deurali (2500m) and later to Chandanbari (3200m). Chandanbari is also called Sing Gompa by the locals. The ascend will be steep as we gradually gain height.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge at Chandanbari

  • day 5

    Day 05: Trek from Chandanbari to Gosainkunda Lake (4460m, 5 to 6 Hours)

    We will start pretty early in the morning after breakfast today. Enjoy Langtang view as soon as you leave Chandanbari. We will reach the small village of Cholangpaty. The path starts turning steep. Keep the body hydrated as you climb up. The most difficult and steep path of this section is beyond Lauri Bina until reaching the Buddha Stupa. After that, the trail is somehow straight. You pass BhairavKunda and NagKunda (ponds) before arriving at the main destination, GosainKunda.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge at Gosainkunda

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek back to Chandanbari from Gosainkunda Lake (3200m, 4 to 5 Hours)

    Enjoy the views of great mountains and serenity of Gosainkunda lake before enjoying breakfast and starting your back-trek journey. Gosainkunda is one of the holy lakes in Nepal. In fact, it is also the origin point of famous Trishuli River. Trek back to Chandanbari for 4-5 hours.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge at Chandanbari

  • day 7

    Day 07: Trek back to Dhunche from Chandanbari (1952m, 5 to 6 Hours)

    Today, we back trek for another 5 to 6 hours depending on your pace towards Dhunche. The trail is the same that we ascended a few days ago. Don't get fooled as the descend can be as challenging as the ascend. Make sure that you have proper trekking boots on and use hiking poles to reduce stress on your knees.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge at Dhunche

  • day 8

    Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche (1300m, 7 to 8 Hours)

    We will catch an early morning bus from Dhunche towards Kathmandu after breakfast. It will take us around 9 hours to reach Kathmandu. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we will transfer to a 3-Star hotel and spend a well deserved evening.

    Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • day 9

    Day 09: Departure from TIA, Kathmandu

    We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.
    Included Meals: Breakfast

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van

    accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary

    Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek

    Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek

    One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance

    All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle

    Langtang National Park Entry Permit

    Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card Fees

    All Government taxes & office service charge

    Hiking Adventure Special Gift or T- Shirt

Cost Excludes

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,

    Travel insurance,

    International airfare and Nepal Tourist Visa Fee

    Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's

    All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water and beverages

    Hot and cold showers during the trek

    Personal shopping and laundry

    Personal trekking equipment

    Tips for trekking staff and driver

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.