Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Duration: 6 Days

About Gosainkunda Lake Trek

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is more than a trek, it is an unforgettable journey to the sacred alpine lakes. Situated north of Kathmandu in the Langtang region, the trek to these high-altitude lakes takes you into the heart of the high mountains within a few days of walking. 

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek perfectly blends spirituality and adventure. These lakes mainly the Gosainkunda Lake hold high religious and cultural significance for the locals who are the devotees of Hindus, Buddhists, and the Shamans. These lakes are the origin of the Trisuli River as well. Every year during the full moon day of Bhadra month, around mid-August, devotees of Lord Shiva and Shamanism from all over Nepal make their way up to the lakes to celebrate the Janai Purnima festival. We can see people performing various types of rituals and prayers. Trekking during this period can be an insightful journey and a first-hand festival experience.    

During the trek, you will encounter various holy lakes like the Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda, Suryakunda, Bhairavkunda, Ganeshkunda, and many more. There are more than 100 glacial lakes, big and small spread around the area. Trekking through villages, lush pine, and rhododendron forests with splendid mountain vistas, you will reach the lake areas in a few days. Moreover, the trek is an opportunity to explore the daily life of the villagers mainly of the Tamang community. 

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek provides impressive panoramic views of mountain ranges like the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Dorje Lakpa, and a few Tibetan peaks. Likewise, the area boasts diverse wildlife and is known for being home to the exotic Red Panda. And, if you are trekking during the springtime, the colorful Rhododendron forest is likely to enchant you with the beautiful blooming flowers and their fragrance filling up the air as you walk by. 

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Itinerary

Our 6-day Gosainkunda Lake Trek Itinerary starts and ends at Dhunche, which is a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu. However, the itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences such as budget, time frame, fitness level, etc. Just let us know and we will help you create the right one. 

Highlights

  • A short and beautiful trek to the holy lakes of Hindus, Buddhists, and Shamans
  • Beautiful panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Peak, Langtang Range, Dorje Lakpa, Rolwaling, and many more
  • An opportunity to experience the daily lifestyle of the local people
  • Beautiful lush forests of Rhododendron and Pine
  • Abundance of wildlife 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960 M)
  • B,L&D
  • Hotel
  • Dhunche
  • 1960 M
  • 7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Sing Gompa
  • 3300 M
  • 5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Gosainkunda
  • 4460 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Thulo Syabru
  • 2250 M
  • 4-5 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Hotel
  • Syabrubesi
  • 1460 M
  • 4 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

What’s Included

  • One porter for two people and an assistant guide for group sizes above 4 people.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Lodge/Tea House accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Kathmandu-Dhunche and Syabrubesi-Kathmandu by public bus.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency. 
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Medical evacuation cost (In case of emergency).
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Personal expenses like tips for the staff, hot showers, internet, etc.
  • All that which are not included.

PRICES & DATES

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15 Nov, 2024 20 Nov, 2024 Guaranteed USD 490