Gosainkunda lake trek
At a Glance
    • Discover the spiritual Gosainkunda Lakes a collection of high-altitude alpine lakes valued by Hindu and also Buddhist explorers.
    • Explore the beauty of sacred lakes - Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda and more.
    • The turquoise waters of the Lakes against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains create a stunning spectacle.
    • Experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Tamang and Sherpa communities as you travel through typical hill towns.
    • Interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
    • Admire the Tibetan architecture, spin prayer wheels, and engage in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site.
    • Experience the amazing blend of adventure and serenity as you trek through remote mountain trails, away from the hustle and bustle of city life providing a renewing getaway to the peaceful surroundings and landscapes. 
    • Challenge yourself with exhilarating climbs to high mountain passes like Laurebina La and Gosainkunda Pass. 
    • Encounter diverse flora and fauna along the trekking route, including rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and rare Himalayan wildlife like the red panda and musk deer. 
    • Birdwatchers will delight in spotting various bird species in this beautiful wild.
    • Depending on the timing of your trek, you may have the opportunity to witness colorful local festivals such as the Tamang Heritage Trail Festival or the Janai Purnima Festival, providing insights into traditional rituals and celebrations.


    Gosainkunda Trek is one of the most popular & spiritual treks in Nepal, especially for 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 trek offers you spectacular natural scenery, a glimpse of panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and rare wild animals.

    Not only this, trekkers get the opportunity to explore the old monasteries, ethnic settlements, glaciers, and many more. Besides other trekking regions in Nepal, Gosainkunda trek is one of the most beautiful and shortest cultural trek in Nepal. Enjoy the waterfalls, streams, hills, and mountainous views on the trekking trail of Gosainkunda.

    108 lakes in the vicinity bestride at an altitude of 4,380m in Langtang Region where amongst all of them, Gosainkunda is regarded as one of the holiest lakes in Nepal. Over 25,000 Hindu and Buddhist followers visit Gosainkunda Lake on a special festival known as “Janai Purnima” which falls on the full moon of August every year.

    Gosainkunda Lake is well-known as the holy place to wash off the sins and pains of human beings. The interesting fact about this lake is it is frozen during the winter season (December to February). Hence, it is also popular as “the Frozen Lake of Nepal”.


    Located in the north of the Kathmandu valley, for trekking in Gosainkunda, the journey starts from Kathmandu to Dhunche, the starting point of the Gosainkunda trek. The trek towards Gosainkunda Lakes ascend through rugged terrain, dense forests, and alpine meadows, passing by scenic viewpoints and traditional villages. Reach Gosainkunda Lakes and spend some time exploring the sacred lakes and surrounding landscapes with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks reflected in the crystal-clear waters of the lakes. After exploring Gosainkunda Lakes, retrace your steps back following the same trekking route returning to Kathmandu.

    Alternatively, a circular trek can be completed by taking a different route back to Kathmandu via Helambu or Tharepati.

    Spend some time in Kathmandu exploring the vibrant culture, heritage sites, and bustling streets before departing. The Gosainkunda trek provides you with one day of sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lie in the Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, and more. Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu Temple and 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. 
    As a leading travel company in Nepal, Hiking Adventure is famous for professional, friendly tour guides with finer arrangements.


    The Gosainkunda Trek offers a modest degree of difficulty, attainable for those who can sustain about 6 hrs of trekking each day. While the surface is typically convenient the main difficulty hinges on adapting to the elevation. Rushing the ascent can bring about altitude sickness, so it's important to get used to it slowly as well as permit your body time to readjust to the altering altitude levels along the expedition.

    To prepare for this Trek it's essential to prepare your body literally. Regular runs and walking workouts help develop endurance as well as endurance guaranteeing you remain in fine condition to deal with the trek conveniently adding strength and flexibility training to your regimen can enhance your preparedness for the trip.

    Proper acclimatization techniques remaining hydrated together with climbing slowly are crucial for minimizing the risk of altitude-related concerns. Paying attention to your body and also listening to signs of altitude health issues, such as headaches or nausea is necessary for a risk-free satisfying hike.
    With the ideal prep work plus technique, you'll be ready to take on the Gosainkunda Trek as well as appreciate the magnificent landscapes and also cultural experiences it has in store.


    This expedition is best embarked on throughout the springtime and autumn seasons, offering perfect climate conditions as well as spectacular views. From March to May springtime brings light temperature levels, clear skies plus the remarkable presence of the magnificent hills. Trekkers can delight in a secure climate, making it an opportune time to check out the Langtang area without the obstacle of severe chilly or rainfall. Likewise, the autumn months of September to December deal with clear skies together with comfy temperature levels providing trekkers with optimal conditions for a memorable journey with the Mountain ranges. The landscapes are embellished with vibrant shades throughout this time around, creating a picturesque backdrop for trekking fanatics.
    Nonetheless, it's crucial to stay clear of trekking throughout the winter season of January as well as February as a result of the likelihood of snowfall, which can make trail conditions challenging and dangerous. Furthermore, the rainy season from July to August poses risks of slippery paths together with landslides, interfering with the general trekking experience. By planning your Gosaikunda Trek throughout the springtime or autumn periods you can ensure a secure satisfying trip amongst the magnificent landscapes of Nepal's Mountain ranges with clear skies, secure weather conditions, and also breathtaking sights throughout your experience.

    Depending on the timing of your trek, you may have the opportunity to witness colorful local festivals such as the Tamang Heritage Trail Festival or the Janai Purnima Festival, providing insights into traditional rituals and celebrations.

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:1300m
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Dinner

    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.

    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Breakfast

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:1801m
    • Accommodation:Lodge in Dhunche
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:3200m
    • Accommodation:Lodge at Chandanbari
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:4460m
    • Accommodation:Lodge at Gosainkunda
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:3200m
    • Accommodation:Lodge at Chandanbari
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:1952m
    • Accommodation:Lodge at Dhunche
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    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.

    • Max. Altitude:1300m
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

    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.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    Service Details

    •  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
    •  Mountain 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
    • 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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