Gosaikunda Trek

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Are you ready to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Langtang region through one of the best short treks Nepal has to offer? Look no further, as Nepal Holiday Organizer proudly presents its meticulously crafted 8-Day Gosaikunda Trek Package. This adventure is tailor-made for those seeking an unforgettable escape into the heart of nature, culture, and spirituality.

The Gosaikunda Trek is a short yet incredibly rewarding expedition that takes you through the captivating Langtang region, offering a blend of natural splendor, cultural diversity, and spiritual significance.
At the heart of this trek lies the iconic Gosaikunda Lake, a revered body of water for both Hindus and Buddhists. It stands as a testament to the religious harmony that graces Nepal and beckons pilgrims and adventurers alike. But this journey is more than a spiritual one; it's an opportunity to be awed by the stunning landscapes that surround you.
As you ascend to Gosaikunda Lake, which sits at an altitude of over 4300 meters, the trek presents a moderate challenge that pales in comparison to the breathtaking views you'll encounter.
The Langtang region doesn't just offer natural beauty – it also provides a window into the lives and cultures of the Tamang and Sherpa communities, the main inhabitants of the area. As you traverse the trails, you'll be welcomed with their warm hospitality and have the chance to immerse yourself in their vibrant traditions.
Moreover, the Gosaikunda Trek is your gateway to the panoramic spectacle of the Langtang Himalayan Range, where towering peaks and serene landscapes collide to create a truly unforgettable scene.
Additionally, timing your trek during the Janai Purnima festival adds an extra layer of cultural immersion. Join the throngs of pilgrims as they traverse the trail, seeking blessings and participating in ancient rituals. This convergence of spirituality and festivity paints the trek with vibrant colors and unique energy.
Rest assured, our expert guides will lead you through this adventure, sharing their insights about the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. Nepal Holiday Organizer takes care of all logistics, ensuring your focus remains solely on embracing the journey.

Major Highlight of the Gosaikunda Trek

  • Gosaikunda Lake: A sacred glacial lake at 4380 meters, revered by Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Scenic Beauty: Ever-changing landscapes, waterfalls, alpine meadows, and Langtang Himalayan Range views.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interaction with Tamang and Sherpa communities, learning their customs and traditions.
  • Janai Purnima Festivity: Witness the spiritual fervor during the festival at Gosaikunda Lake.
  • Langtang National Park: Traverse through this protected area, encounter diverse flora, fauna, and untouched landscapes.

Outline Itinerary
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
  2. Day 2: Drive to Dhunche (1950m) – 5/6 hrs
  3. Day 3: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m) – 6/7 hrs
  4. Day 4: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m) – 5/6 hrs
  5. Day 5: Trek back to Sing Gompa – 5/6 hrs
  6. Day 6: Trek back to Dhunche - 5/6 hrs
  7. Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
  8. Day 8: Final Departure

About Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake, located in the Langtang region of Nepal, is a natural marvel that combines spiritual significance with breathtaking beauty. Situated at an altitude of over 4300 meters, this glacial lake is not just a picturesque destination; it holds a special place in the hearts of both Hindus and Buddhists.
Gosaikunda is revered as a sacred pilgrimage site. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. Every year, especially during the Janai Purnima festival, devotees make the arduous journey to the lake to take a ritualistic dip in its icy waters. Buddhists also hold the lake in high regard, considering it to be a location of great spiritual energy.
The lake's pristine turquoise waters shimmer against the backdrop of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Surrounded by rocky terrain and alpine meadows, Gosaikunda offers a unique blend of serenity and ruggedness. The panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan Range from the lake's shores create an atmosphere of tranquility and awe.

Best time for the Gosaikunda Trek

The best time to embark on the Gosaikunda Trek is during Spring and Autumn season, which provide the most favorable weather conditions for a memorable and safe journey. During this time, the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent visibility of the stunning landscapes. The trails come alive with blooming rhododendrons and other wildflowers, creating a vibrant and picturesque trekking environment.
Autumn season boasts clear skies, allowing trekkers to revel in breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan Range and the surrounding landscapes. The weather remains dry, and the temperatures are pleasant, making it a great time to explore the trekking trails.

Gosaikunda Trek Difficulty Level

The Gosaikunda Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, from beginners with a reasonable level of fitness to more experienced hikers. The trek encompasses various terrains and altitudes, providing a well-rounded adventure without being excessively strenuous.
The trail involves a gradual ascent, passing through lush forests, charming villages, and alpine meadows. While some sections may involve steeper climbs, the moderate pace allows trekkers to acclimatize to the changing altitudes effectively. The trek culminates at Gosaikunda Lake, situated at an altitude of over 4380 meters, which requires moderate exertion due to the thinning air at higher elevations.
Proper preparation, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and acclimatization breaks, can significantly contribute to an enjoyable trekking experience. It's important to maintain a consistent pace and stay well-hydrated throughout the journey. The trek's difficulty level also depends on the weather conditions, which can vary throughout the year.
Overall, the Gosaikunda Trek strikes a balance between challenge and accessibility, offering a rewarding adventure for trekkers looking to explore the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and spiritual significance of the region.

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8 Days
Group Size

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist you in transferring to your hotel. You'll have time to rest and recover from your journey or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu at your leisure.

Day 2: Drive to Dhunche

After an early breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche approximately 98.8 km.

The journey takes us through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of rural life and stunning mountain views. Upon reaching Dhunche, we settle into our accommodations and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Day 3: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa

Today marks the beginning of our trekking adventure. The trail winds through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields. As we ascend, the views become more panoramic. We arrive at Sing Gompa, a serene settlement with a revered monastery, and spend the night there.

Distance: 7.1 km
Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 4: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda

The trail ascends further as we continue our journey towards the revered Gosaikunda Lake. The terrain changes, and we are greeted by alpine landscapes and breathtaking vistas.

Our destination, Gosaikunda Lake, lies amidst the towering peaks. Upon arrival, we soak in the spirituality and beauty of this sacred site.

Distance: 8.8km
Duration:4-5 hours

Day 5: Trek back to Sing Gompa

After a peaceful morning by the lake, we retrace our steps back to Sing Gompa. The descent offers a fresh perspective of the landscapes we ascended earlier. Upon reaching Sing Gompa, we can enjoy the tranquility of the area and reflect on our journey so far.

Distance: 8.8km
Duration: 2-3 hours

Here is the cost inclusion and exclusion of Gosaikunda Trek

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  • Airport Pickup and drops (Both International & Domestic Airport)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Full board Meals During Trekking - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All necessary documents and paperwork
  • Government Registered Licensed Guide (Wages, Insurance & Salary)
  • First aid box
  • Porter for the trek and their wages, insurance, salary (Weight Restriction up to 20 kg only) (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Three Cups of Tea or Coffee per day during the trek
  • Tea House or Lodge Accommodation during the entire trek
  • Water Purifier and Unlimited Hydration Tablet for the Trek
  • Seasonal Fruits After Dinner per day during the trek
  • All Permits for the Trek
  • Free Coordination in Emergency Cases such as Helicopter Evacuation as per your Travel Insurance
  • All tax, Documents, paperwork required for trekking
  • Ground Transportation (For Required area only)
  • Farewell dinner at a reputable Nepalese Restaurant (Live Cultural Program Included)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Country visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and donations

Gosaikunda Trek is a non-challenging trek but also not easy trek. It is a moderate level trek which is best to do in spring & Autumn season.

During Spring season, the month of early March and during Autumn season, the month of October is best for Gosaikunda trek.

The distance between Kathmandu & Gosaikunda is 109km via Dunche Highway. Then the trek starts from Dunche to Sing Gompa, Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda.

Finding a basic accommodation is very easy during the Gosaikunda Trek. Similarly, finding a standard lodge with attach bathroom & hot shower is also available.