Gosainkunda Trek

  • 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transport/ Public Bus
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 4610m.
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Trip Highlights

  • 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. 

Gosainkunda trek is the nearest trekking from Kathmandu to see nice snow caps and feel real life of mountain. This trekking is also known as the Gosainkunda pilgrimage trek and Gosainkunda frozen lake trekking. This Goisandkunda trek lies in Langtang national park.  There are several lakes with blue color. All the lakes will freeze after winter till spring. Gosainkunda is  Hindu and site where every year in August will be the special festival (holy thread festival) when a lot of Hindu people from different location of Nepal visit to worship god Shiva. Gosainkunda is the Spring of Trisuli River. Trisuli comes from the word Trisul (weapon of Shiva). Gosainkunda trek is one of the less crowded trekking in Nepal.

This trek starts from Dhunche and follows some traditional Tamang villages- Syabru and Bharkhu. Chandanbari with yak cheese factory and the beautiful monastery is magnificent. And the trek ends to Dhunche. There are lots of attractions of Gosainkunda trek. More than 300 types of birds, wildlife, culture. The best view of the Himalayan range of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang is from Lauribinayak. Some Tibetan mountains and the beautiful lakes are other hands of Gosaikunda trek. The Vegetation, green hills, Rhododendron (Nepali national flower) is like the magnet to the visitors in spring. The people of this trek are Tamang. They welcome you well. The site is Hindu although the people of this area are Buddhist.  So you can see several monasteries along the way. You can have fresh yak cheese from Chandanbari and visit the factory. Apple and Potatoes are famous farming things from Gosainkunda trek. You may walk about 300m higher to the top of the Lauribina la pass from Gosainkunda and turn back down to Dhunche.

Frolic Adventure requests you to try this Gosainkunda trek. This is a nice and easy trekking. We offer you the trek with a fair budget and excellent service.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)
  • 02Kathmandu full day city tour.
  • 03Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche(1960m.)6 hrs.
  • 04Trek from Dhunche to Thulo syabru(2250m.)6 hrs.
  • 05Trek from Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak (3910m)6 hrs.
  • 06Trek from Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda (4380m.)3 hrs.
  • 07Hike to Lauribina la(Suryakunda)4610m. and trek to Chandanbari(3330m.)7 hrs.
  • 08Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche(1960m.) 4 hours.
  • 09Drive back to Kathmandu.Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.
  • 10Departure to international airport for your final flight.

Cost included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • 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 on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)Upon our arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, we will pick up by a representative from frolic Adventure with a private transportation and transfer to the hotel. We have the trip meeting in our hotel with a manager from the company. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu full day city tour.After our breakfast at the hotel, we will be ready for our cultural heritage tour in Kathmandu. A knowledgeable tour guide takes us to four cultural sites with private car/van/bus and briefs about the sites and more. Today we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath than drive to the hotel and prepare and pack for the trek. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche(1960m.)6 hrs.We drive in the morning to Dhunche by the public bus. The bus stops for our early lunch in the local place and drives to Dhunche. Today our bus journey takes about 6 hours through hillside road. Dhunche is the district headquarter of Rasuwa where we spend of the first night of our trek. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 04Trek from Dhunche to Thulo syabru(2250m.)6 hrs.We trek on the proper road about 2 hours until Bharkhu and ascend through the pine, rhododendron, chestnut, oak, and other trees forest about another 2 hours to Bharabal. We stop for our lunch here and see 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 unblocked Himalayan range, valley, green hills, and much more. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 05Trek from Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak (3910m)6 hrs.Today, we have quite a long day ascending through pine and rhododendron forest with the great view and the sounds of the birds. We trek about three hours and reach to the little place, here we enjoy our lunch with the scenic view and trek another 2 hours through the forest to Cholangpati. After Cholangpati, we walk about 30 minutes and cross the tree line and reach Lauribinayak. We see the sunset view with the very long range of the mountains including the Manaslu which 8157 meters. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06Trek from Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda (4380m.)3 hrs.We enjoy the morning sunrise view on the Himalayas and have our breakfast here than ascend to the little temple and stupa about a half an hour. We see still attractive mountain range, valleys, villages, green hills, and much more from here than we trek on the easy trail after here. We see several holy lakes from this trail and reach to the most popular holy lake Gosaikunda. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07Hike to Lauribina la(Suryakunda)4610m. and trek to Chandanbari(3330m.)7 hrs.Today we have our breakfast early and hike about 2 and a half hour to the Lauribina Pass and visit some lakes and stunning mountain views. After the summit, we hike back 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 the area where we may have the chance to see the red pandas. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 08Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche(1960m.) 4 hours.We ascend steeply down for few hours to a small stream that coming from Gosainkunda and treks inside the forest following the stream. We pass Himalayan mineral water factory before arriving Dhunche. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu.Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.Today we drive back to Kathmandu by bus on the same road what we were on the first-day drive from Kathmandu. After our arrival in Kathmandu, we take a few hours rest of the long journey of the bus ride and be ready for the dinner which invited by Frolic Adventure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10Departure to international airport for your final flight.Today we say goodbye to Nepal until our next visit. Frolic Adventure drops us with the private transportation to the international airport for our final departure.

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