Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 6 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season All season
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4,380m.|14,370ft.

Highlights

  • A short adventurous trek for experienced trekkers
  • The route is steep and rough
  • Explore the Langtang National Park
  • Trek through dense forests, meadows, and beautiful villages
  • Meet with locals from Tamang and Sherpa communities
  • Cross waterfalls, suspension bridges, and streams
  • Witness gorgeous landscapes and stunning mountain views
  • Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Less crowded trekking route

Follow the adventurous trails of the Langtang region and explore the beautiful villages on Gosaikunda Lake Trek. Trek up to 4,380 m.|14,370ft., where the holy Gosaikunda Lake is situated. Enjoy an immersive trek and experience the cultural richness of the region.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek 6 days is an adventurous and little demanding trek in the Himalayas. Instead of following the bustling Langtang Valley Trek route, you ascend to Foprang Danda from Syabrubesi and continue trekking towards Gosaikunda Lake via Laurebina. It is a short trek for trekkers looking for a quick thrill in the Langtang region. 

You will be trekking in the Langtang National Park. The trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. The suspension & wooden bridges, waterfalls, streams, meadows, and small settlement areas make the Gosaikunda Trek route fantastic. Moreover, our Gosaikunda Trek itinerary has a gentle ascend and balanced rise in elevation that will keep trekkers away from altitude sickness. 

Gosaikunda Lake

Before we talk in detail about the views you get to see during Gosaikunda Lake Trekking, we want to talk about the lake. Gosaikunda Lake (4,380m.|14,370ft.) is a sacred lake with significant religious importance to Hindus and Buddhists. It is a freshwater lake and was also declared a Ramsar site in 2007. 

The Hindu mythology suggests that Gosaikunda Lake is the abode of the God Shiva and Gauri. And not only that, the lake itself was formed because the lord Shiva thrust his trident into the mountain to extract the water to drink. 

On the day of Janai Purnima, the full moon in August, pilgrims from many parts of the world gather here to worship and take bath in the holy lake. Around the lake, there are small shrines and stupas.

Views during the Gosaikunda Lake Trek

On this 6-day Gosaikunda Trek, we witness numerous snow-capped mountains, including the Langtang Lirung (7,234m.|23,733ft.), Yara Peak (6,236m.|20,459ft.), Ganesh Himal (7,422m.|24,350ft.), Gauri Sankar (7,134m.|23,405ft.), Shishapangma (8,027m.|26,335ft.), Kang Guru (6,981m.|22,903ft.), etc. Apart from the mountains, the trek offers jaw-dropping scenery and stunning views of glaciers. 

The lovely forests, green meadows, and fine mountain villages with several chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags decorate the trekking route. Similarly, at Gosaikunda Lake, you can spend time soaking in the soothing views of the surrounding mountains and hills.

Why trek with Nepal Nirvana Trails?

We offer an uncrowded Gosaikunda Lake Trek itinerary and a company of friendly trekking guides & porters. Our Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost is the most genuine in the market, and the trek experience is worth every single penny. We arrange everything for our guests that make the trip hassle-free and smooth.

Likewise, our simple booking system and flexible booking/cancellation policy make it easy for the trekkers to travel with us. We do not have any hidden charges. You can book Gosaikunda Trek 2022/2023 anytime with us through our site or by contacting us.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Duration: Drive 8 hrs 
After having breakfast, take a short taxi and drive to the bus station with your guide. During the bus ride (8 hrs), take in amazing views of green hills, terraced fields with snow-capped mountains, and glimpses of peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal, etc. Syafru is the starting point of Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage, and Gosaikunda Holy Lake treks. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1503m.|4930ft.

Duration: 7 hrs  
The village of Syafru Benshi is a bustling trading town as it brings in goods from Rasuwagadhii on the border of Tibet and Nepal. After breakfast, we start our trekking across the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola rivers. As the trek continues, passing through the bank of the valley, we stop for lunch and continue to the Syafru. We end the day exploring the monastery in the village and stay overnight in a guest house overlooking the mountains. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3210m.|10529ft.

Duration: 5 hrs                                                     

Today we begin trekking towards Laurebina, an ideal Himalayan town with white peaks surrounding the village. It’s also a preferred route due to its gradual elevation climb. The trek winds upwards with some steep sections, but the views are more than compensate for the challenge. We take lunch along the way and spend the evening taking in the scenario from this stunning place.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3910m.|12825ft.

 Duration: 7 hrs  
We start the day’s trek to the pristine lakes of Gosaikunda. The place is known for its festivities of ‘Raksha Bandhan, which holds a special religious meaning for the Hindu locals. The trek climbs above the tree line and takes you through the meadows to the high-altitude lakes. The lakes are the origin of the Trishuli river, which again has special significance for the locals. We gradually climb down back to Laurebina for the night.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4380m.|14366ft. 

Duration: 6 hrs  
We walk our way the same way we came to Dhunche. We will have more time to look over the beautiful rhododendron forests and the Buddhist monastery (gumba) on our way. There is also a Yak cheese factory which we will visit. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa district, a busy town where we will be able to experience the dynamic people and some great local food. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1960m.|6429ft.

Duration:  Drive 6 hrs to Kathmandu 
We will take the morning bus to Kathmandu. The road takes us along a lush green valley with scattered towns across. We will have plenty of time to stop and experience some local food places along the way. We will reach Kathmandu towards the end of the day and check in to your hotel.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1380m.|4526ft.

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Route Map

Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 6 Days map

What's Included

  • Kathmandu Syafru Besi, Dhunche to Kathmandu Local Bus
  • Langtang National park permits TIMS Permits 
  • Guide for 5 Night 6 Days
  • Accommodation in Mountain teahouse 
  • 6  Breakfast, 6 Lunch and 5  Dinner while on the trek

What's Excluded

  • International Flight tickets
  • One Porter for 6 days USD 109(Optional) 
  • Private jeep each way USD 160 (Optional)
  • Kathmandu hotel and food
  • Personal expenses and drinks like beer, coke, water, WI-FI, etc.

Upcoming Departures

    
Start DateFridayDecember 09, 2022End DateWednesdayDecember 14, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $360
Start DateSundayDecember 11, 2022End DateFridayDecember 16, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $360
Start DateFridayDecember 16, 2022End DateWednesdayDecember 21, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $360
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Start DateSundayDecember 25, 2022End DateFridayDecember 30, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $360
Start DateMondayDecember 26, 2022End DateSaturdayDecember 31, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $360

Useful Info

Gosaikunda Lake Trek difficulty

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is difficult. The trail steeply ascends through remote villages and dense forests. The villages have a very basic accommodation facility with limited services, so trekking becomes more arduous. 

Likewise, the terrain is rough and steep. You cross a high pass. Long trekking hours are needed on a daily basis. Overall, we recommend the Gosaikunda trek to a fit individual who has some kind of previous trekking/hiking experience. 

Altitude Sickness

Gosaikunda Lake Trek ascends above 4,000 meters. The elevation rise is not too much, and the trail has a gentle pace. So, trekkers get adequate time to relax and adjust to the altitude. Still, if you see any symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, loss of appetite, etc make sure to inform your guide and take precautions. 

One thing you can do is drop to a lower altitude and altitude sickness medicine. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek. At least drink 2 liters of water every day. Likewise, refrain from drinking alcoholic drinks and smoking while trekking.  

Training for the Gosaikunda Trek

No advance training is required for Gosaikunda Lake Trekking. You can go on short hikes to prepare yourself or go on long walks to build up your stamina. If you go to the gym, include cardio in your routine. 

Last Minute Booking for Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

To book the Gosaikunda trekking at the last minute, talk to our representative and share your desired departure date. Our travel consultant will check all the availability and get back to you with the best possible offer. For last-minute booking, we need 100% of the Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost. 

Gosaikunda Lake Trek best time

The best season to do Gosaikunda Lake Trek 6 days is from March to April and October to November. These are the perfect times for trekking in the Langtang region. The entire region gets bloomed with seasonal flowers and vegetation. The temperature is pleasant, and the weather is stable most of the time. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the weather getting unfavorable. 

Likewise, you can also go on the Gosaikunda Trek in winter. The view may be blocked by fog in winter at some time. On a clear day, you can enjoy one of the best mountain panoramas. The Gosaikunda lake gets frozen because of the cold temperature.

Accommodation 

Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a guesthouse trek. You spend the night in the local houses while trekking. Therefore, the venture offers a close glimpse of their lifestyle. The rooms are small with some furniture. Most of the places have shared washrooms. You get twin shared rooms during the trek with a seperate bed and blanket. 

In Kathmandu, we spend the night in a comfortable three-star hotel. The hotel will have all the facilities, including free wifi, hot shower, tv, dining area, etc.

Food

For meals during the trek, you'll have dal bhat and curries as a staple meals. This is the freshest food menu that will give you all the energy needed to walk daily. Likewise, other food options like a sandwich, pasta, momo, noodles, thenduk, porridge, soup, bread, etc are also available. 

In Kathmandu, you get breakfast. And the package includes two complimentary welcome & farewell dinners. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not necessary for Gosaikunda Trek, but having one will not harm you. Even though the trek does not possess any huge risk, you should not forget you are trekking in the Himalayas. The region is not remote, and no health care facility is available along the trekking route. 

We recommend you get travel insurance with emergency air evacuation and medical bills. Likewise, for extra safety, you can also add international flight ticket coverage and loss of baggage to your travel insurance. 

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • The trekking route has no ATM, so withdraw spare money to use while trekking in Kathmandu. You have to get a Nepali currency. 
  • A charging facility is available but not guaranteed all the time because of the disturbance of electricity. So, be prepared with a solar charger or spare batteries. 
  • The guesthouse does not offer wifi service, so get a Nepali sim in Kathmandu. We'll help you get one, and you can use it while trekking. 
  • All the heavy luggage is carried by our porters during the trek. You carry a day pack with essentials. Each trekker has a 10 kgs weight limit. 
  • We have not covered tipping in our package cost, so you can tip our crew members as you wish.
  • Have a budget for shopping, tipping, extra beverages & meals, etc.

FAQs

  • Gosaikunda Lake trekking is a 6 days long trip. You can also increase the trek by adding Kyanjin Gompa to the route. Or shorten it by combining a heli tour back to Kathmandu.

  • Gosaikunda trek is a moderate to difficult trek. The less availability of tourist infrastructure along the trekking route adds up to the difficulty level of the trek. Similarly, as it is a high-altitude trek, you also have to be careful of altitude sickness.

  • Gosaikunda trek cost varies according to the number of people. The cost covers your accommodations and meals a day during the trek. Other things like permits, the expense of guides & porters, all ground transportation as per the itinerary, etc, are also included in the package cost.

  • Gosaikunda lake is located in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. The region has proximity to the Tibetan border on the Himalayan range side.

  • Gosaikunda Lake is a holy lake and has significant religious values for Hindus and Buddhists. This lake is also part of the Ramsar Site and has huge importance to the international community. The lake is situated in the Langtang National Park, and the trekking route is extremely adventurous & beautiful.

  • Yes, you can do the Gosaikunda Lake trek without a guide. If you are thinking of trekking alone in the peak season, then we recommend reserving rooms in the guesthouses along the way in advance. 

    As many trekkers trek in the Langtang region and to the Gosaikunda Lake in the peak seasons, there are chances of rooms getting packed. Or, you can trek with us and enjoy a hassle-free journey. We do all the reservations and obtain permits for you in advance.

     

  • The charging and internet facility on the way to the Gosaikunda trek route is not that great. You may have to pay a few extra bucks to use the service. For better internet service, we advise you to carry a Nepal sim. Likewise, to charge your electronic devices, pack a solar charger or carry spare batteries as a backup.

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