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Highlights of Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Cultural heritage tour in Kathmandu.
  • Frozen lakes.
  • Stunning  Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Tibatan mountain range.
  • Tibetan villages.
  • Tamang culture, lifestyle, and daily activities.
  • Buddhist Monastery, Stupa and Hindu Temple.
  • Flora and fauna.
  • The rare red panda.
  • Yak cheese factory. 

About Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers magnificent mountain ranges, high Himalayan Glacial Lakes, religious monuments, vegetation, wildlife, and many more. Gosaikunda is also called Gosainkunda and is also called Silu. Several sacred lakes include Gosainkunda Lake, Bhairava Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, and more. This short Trek in the Langtang National Park is the nearest Trekking destination to the Kathmandu Valley.

In one line, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Massif, and Langtang Himalayan range look excellent from Lauribinayak during this short Trek in Nepal. Colorful birds from the national park make your Trekking melodious. You can also see the rare animals red panda on the Trekking trail to the Gosaikunda.

Gosaikunda is not just a mountain Trek but is also a pilgrimage site for the Hindu religious people. There is a big festival in Janai Purnima in August every year. Thousands of Hindu pilgrimages Trek to Gosaikunda from different parts of Nepal for this festival.

About a 6-hour bus drive from Kathmandu takes you to Dhunche through the hillside road to begin the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. After spending the first night in Dhunche, you Trek to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is located on a hill station, where you can see stunning mountain views, beautiful valleys, green hills, and attractive landscapes. You go to Lauribinayak after Thulo Syabru on the second day of the Trek. On the third day, you have great views of the Himalayas, zenith, and vegetation. You might see a red panda during the forest walk today.

You reach above the tree line today in Lauribinayak. You can see unblocking views of Langtang, Tibetan mountains, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayas from Lauribinayak with a beautiful sunset in the evening. After Lauribinayak, you Trek to Gosaikunda, a short day walk today. You can watch the lake view and visit the Hindu temple and shrines in Gosaikunda. Spring is right above the Lake, the beginning of the Trishuli River.

After a night in Gosaikunda, you Trek back to Dhunche through Lauribinayak, Cholang Pati, and Chandanbari. Dunche is your last night of the Gosaikunda Trek, and then you drive back to Kathmandu with beautiful mountain memories of Nepal.

Best Time for Gosaikunda Trek

September to December and March to May are the Best Times for the Gosaikunda Trek. There will be clean vision with fewer clouds in autumn. It will be pure visibility and dark green trees in the forests during Trekking in autumn to the Gosaikunda. Although, the first two weeks of September might have some rainy days. October to December is the best time in autumn because of almost no rain and snow in the Gosaikunda Region.

The forest in the Gosaikunda Trekking region will be colorful in spring with a blooming rhododendron. It is Nepal's second most popular Trekking season, so you can also Trek to Gosaikunda Lake from March to May. Although the beginning of March could sometimes have heavy snowfall, this makes walking difficult. And the end of May starts raining, so after the second week of March to the mid of May is a good time for the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The Lakes in spring are frozen, so if you want to see blue lakes, Go for a walk from September to December to Gosaikunda.

The Trekking trail close to the Gosaikunda goes through the sides of the hills with narrow surfaces. Heavy snowfall in winter makes it difficult and dangerous around those areas. Also, the temperature will be freezing, so winter is not recommended for Trekking to Gosaikunda. Summer is not bad, but the trails can be slippery and will be poor visibility. If you want to see the festival in Gosaikunda, you can Trek in August. The festival is always celebrated in August, but the dates can differ yearly.

Trekking Equipment for Gosaikunda Trek

An important thing for the trip is a packing list. The Gosaikunda is cold, so you must pack warm trekking gear. Check some essential gear for the Gosaikunda Trek below:

  • Duffel bag/Ruksack and daypack
  • Thermal layers
  • Fleece Shirt
  • Long and short sleeves trekking shirt
  • Windproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Trekking trousers
  • Windproof trouser
  • Trekking pole
  • Hiking boots
  • Sports shoes and water sandals
  • A few pairs of trekking socks
  • Multi uses power socket
  • Charging power bank
  • Quick drier towel
  • Rain gear
  • Head torch
  • Extra camera battery
  • Water bottle/camelback
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sun lotion
  • Moisturizers cream
  • Lip balm
  • Wet napkins
  • First-Aid kit
  • Toiletries

Gosaikunda Trek Difficulties

The Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is a moderate-level trek because of its elevation. Otherwise, it should be an easy Trek. The entire Trekking route is not challenging up to Cholangpati, and you might have difficulty breathing while climbing the Laurininayak Hill and Gosaikunda Lake hike.

A long drive through the hillside road on a public bus might be a tedious journey, so you can hire private transportation if you feel uneasy on the public bus. There should be some landslides during the rainy season. So, sometimes, it may take more hours than expected if the road has problems.

Accommodation, Food, and Drink in Gosaikunda Trek

There are excellent lodges along the way to the Gosaikunda Lakes Trek. Accommodations in Dhunche and Thulo Syabru are better than in the other places, but guesthouses in the other locations are also comfortable and clean. You can get the attached bathroom in Dhunche and Thulo Syabru during the Gosaikunda Trek.

You will have a food menu in every guesthouse with many items during the Gosaikunda Trek. The foods are delicious and hygienic and are cooked by trained cooks. You can buy mineral water for the drinks in the camps and along the way. You can also drink tap water but do not forget to use water purification before you drink it.

Frolic Adventure arranges a professional, trained English-speaking Trekking guide for the frozen Lake Trek. We offer very reasonable costs for group trekkers and families, and individuals. If you are interested in this beautiful Trek in Nepal, you can contact us, and we operate this Trek from Kathmandu every day.


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Upon our arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, we will pick up by a representative from Frolic Adventure with private transportation and transfer to the hotel. We have a trip meeting in our hotel with a manager from the company. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time
After breakfast at the hotel, we will prepare for our cultural heritage tour in Kathmandu. A knowledgeable tour guide takes us to four cultural sites with a private car/van/bus and briefs us about the sites and more. Today we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath, then drive to the hotel and prepare and pack for the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
We drive in the morning to Dhunche by public bus. The bus stops for our early lunch in the local place and goes to Dhunche. Today our bus journey takes about 6 hours through the hillside road. Dhunche is the district headquarter of Rasuwa, where we spend the first night of our trek. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dhunche
  • Altitude: 1960m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Public Bus
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
We trek on the right road for about 2 hours to Bharkhu and ascend through the pine, rhododendron, chestnut, oak, and other trees forests for about 2 hours to Bharabal. We stopped for our lunch here and saw the apple orchid. We also can see the potato farms here and trek about another hour and a half to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syafru is on the hill from where we see an unblocked Himalayan range, valley, green hills, and much more. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thulo Syabru
  • Altitude: 2250m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, we have quite a long day ascending through pine and rhododendron forests with a great view and the sounds of the birds. We trek for about three hours and reach the little place; here, we enjoy our lunch with the scenic view and hike another 2 hours through the forest to Cholangpati. After Cholangpati, we walk for about 30 minutes, cross the tree line, and reach Lauribinayak. We see the sunset view with the very long range of the mountains, including the Manaslu, which is 8157 meters. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lauribinayak
  • Altitude: 3910m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
We enjoy the sunrise view of the Himalayas and breakfast here, then ascend to the little temple and stupa for about half an hour. We still see attractive mountain ranges, valleys, villages, green hills, and much more from here than we trek on the easy trail after her. We see several holy lakes from this trail and reach the most famous, Gosaikunda. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gosainkunda
  • Altitude: 4380m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today we have breakfast early, hike for about two and a half hours to the Lauribina Pass, and visit some lakes and stunning mountain views. After the summit, we return to the lodge, pack our stuff, and trek downwards to Chandanbari, passing Lauribinayak. We may visit a small monastery and the cheese factory here. This is where we may have the chance to see the red pandas. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chandanbari
  • Altitude: 3330m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 7:00 am
We ascend steeply down for a few hours to a small stream from Gosainkunda and trek inside the forest following the stream. We pass the Himalayan mineral water factory before arriving at Dhunche. Overnight at the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dhunche
  • Altitude: 1960m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today we drive back to Kathmandu by bus on the same road that we were on the first-day drive from Kathmandu. After we arrived in Kathmandu, we took a few hours' rests from the long journey of the bus ride and were ready for the dinner invited by Frolic Adventure. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Public Bus
  • Departure Time: 7:00 am
Today we say goodbye to Nepal until our next visit. Frolic Adventure drops us off with private transportation to the international airport for our final departure.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier from the departure flight time

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour 
  • All the ground transportation during the trip.
  • Your standard meal BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee for breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary papers works, national park entry permits, and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Certificate of achievement
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service will be paid for by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bags if you don't have 
  • Frolic Adventure invites you to farewell dinner last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in  Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Useful Info

How difficult is the Gosaikunda Lake Trek?

It is an easy Trek; It can be difficult when you Trek to Gosaikunda from Lauribinayak.

Is Gosaikunda a family-friendly Trek?

Yes, it is a family-friendly Trek, so any family with kids can do this Trek.

How long is the Gosaikunda Trek?

It is a 6-day Trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You walk for 4 days and 2 days for the drive.

Does Gosaikunda Lake always stay blue?

No, It will be frozen in winter and spring. If you want to see the blue lake, you need to in at times other than winter and spring.

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Rajesh Thapaliya

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