Gosainkunda Lake Trek - 8 Days

Gosainkunda Lake  Trek is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake located at an elevation of 4380 m in Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake situated at the majestic Lang tang region is famous for its cultural and traditional importance in Hindu religion. Gosainkunda is considered as the divine place of many holy lakes where one can wash off their sins from the purity of holy water. Thousands of people visit this beautiful place for their religious and adventurous purpose. The trek to Gosainkunda offers you a short and best trek to enjoy the beauty of nature along with the religious importance. The trail of the trek passes through a mesmerizing and panoramic view of Himalayan range like Mt Langtang range, Himal Chuli, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna Range. Furthermore, you can enjoy the beauty of nature with varied landscapes and green forest with fresh air. The trek takes you from a subtropical land to the alpine environment. Along with the nature, you can experience the culture and tradition of various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmins and Newars living in Gosainkunda.

Gosainkunda Lake trek will cross through rhododendron forests, paddy fields and terraces. The major attraction of the trek is the mesmerizing, holy and the sparkling Gosainkunda Lake surrounded by other holy lakes such as Surya Kunda, Naag Kunda and Bhairav Kunda. For a religious purpose, the Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this lake during the festival of Janai Purnima (The full Moon of August). Since, the place is far away from the city in a height of 4380m you can only have decent food options and lodges along the trail. This trek is moderate one with uphill climbs and narrow trails mostly within a green forest. As a whole, the Gosainkunda trek is a complete package for a trekking destination offering sparkling lakes, green forests, and religious importance with the beautiful views of Himalayas.

Discover langtang Himalayas with Ganesh Himal families within eye catching view from Lauribina la hill station.

Walk through fertile fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees.

Best view of Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal … etc.

Gosaikunda a pilgrimage tour / trek destination of Hindu devotees, located at 4,380m above sea level.

Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Magnificent views of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Hiuchuli.

A look into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamangs of Rasuwa district.

Explore the many lakes in the area. There are a total of 108 lakes.

Day 1
Drive to Dhunche (1,960 m): 6/7 hours' drive

Early morning breakfast in the hotel is followed by drive to Dhunche. The journey forwards through the hilly winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we get to experience fun mixing adventure as well as the great view of rivers, forest and terraced fields. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa district and has headquarter of “Langtang national park” as well. Overnight at Dhunche.Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
Trek to Sing Gompa (3,335m): 4/5 hours' trek

After the breakfast our trek start.we follow gradual uphill trail along the bamboo & Oak forest, pass the village of Deurali and Dimsa and reach to Sing Gompa for overnight stop today. Sing Gompa has a very famous monastery, so the place has great religious fame in the whole region. The place also offers the gigantic view of Langtang Himalayan ranges. Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 3
Trek to Gosainkunda (4,380 m): 5/6 hours' trek

Today on passing the village of Chandanbari (3,330m) and Cholangpati (3,654m) along the gradual up trail, we trek to Laurebina (3,910m). Chandanbari has a cheese factory. From the Laurebina, our trail leads us steep up for about 2 hours to reach to Gosainkunda (4,380m). Gosainkunda houses many sacred holy lakes. It is perhaps the best place to admire the charming view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Gosainkunda. Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Trek to Ghopte (3,530 m): 7/8 hours' trek

Today in the morning, we hike to Lauribina pass (4,610m). It is the highest point of our entire trek and is full of panoramic Mountain View. Further our trail descends gradual down towards the village of Ghopte on passing a small human settlement Phedi. Overnight at Ghopte. Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Melamchi Gaon Altitude: 2,530 m/8,300 ft Time: 5-6 hours

We will trek to Melamchi Gaon (village) today. Melamchi (2,530 m) is a beautiful village settled by the Hyolmo, Sherpa and Tamang people. It lies at the heart of Helambu Valley and is one of the largest settlements in the region. We first reach Thadepati (3,490 m) during our Trek Thadepati is a mountain watcher’s paradise. We then descend gradually from Thadepati. We will enjoy a beautiful night at Melamchi.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Sermanthang Altitude: 2,590 m/8,497 ft Time: 5-6 hours

We will trek to Sermanthang today. Sermanthang is inhabited by the Sherpa and Hyolmo people. The village (2,590 m) has many monasteries, shrines and stupas. It is one of the centers of Tibetan culture and Buddhism in the region. We will have an easy walk today compared to previous days because we will not be gaining substantial altitude. The path will go somewhat up and down but will generally be flatter. We will experience the unique culture and the lifestyle of the local people tonight.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Trek to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu Altitude: 870 m/2,858 ft (Melamchi Pul) Time: 4-5 hours

We will slowly trek down towards Melamchi Pul (870 m), walking through terraced fields, small villages and stoned steps. The trek to Melamchi Pul takes about 5-6 hours and we will board on a vehicle waiting for us and head to Kathmandu. The drive to Kathmandu takes about two hours. You can enjoy music and dance in the evening before resting in your hotel room.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Departure

You will depart today. We will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, from where you will fly to your destination. You also have the option of extending your trip and taking part in other treks.

Meals:-Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Swyabrubesi and Swyabrubesi-Kathmandu
  • All government taxes.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • One trekking map per person
  • First aid kit
  • fresh fruit

Excludes

  • Bar bills and other personal expenses
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles,Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid weight fleece gloves or wool gloves,Liner gloves

Mid weight fleece/wool winter hat,Sun hat

Mid weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 40,Slippers,Towels,Rain coat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 900 USD $ 800/person
800
Total $ 800 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4610 m
  • Car and Bus
  • 2-6
  • Nepal