Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the most cherished treks in the Langtang region of Nepal. The splendid nature of Langtang valley with a classic combo of high mountain lakes and towering mountain peaks. Besides that, walk into the beautiful Langtang valley which is something more than just mere imagination. Moreover, the lush valleys, terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, and the tantalizing mountain lakes embedded in between mountain peaks are glorifying to watch.
The main feature of Gosaikunda Lake Trek is the serene mountain lakes. They are Gosaikunda lake, Dudh Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and many others. Amongst which Gosaikunda lake is the most popular one. This lake holds high value amongst Hindu pilgrims. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva created this lake with the help of his trident to cool his stinging throat after swallowing the poison. Therefore, many Hindu people around the globe come to this lake to take a dip in its fresh water. Hence people believe that all our sins will go away if we perform this religious act.
Gosaikunda Lake Trek is an opportunity to pass through the ethnic settlements. Also an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people residing in this area. As you walk through the trail, you mostly walk through the Langtang National Park. Therefore, this trek can also be an opportunity to encounter the rare birds and animals residing inside the park. You can expect to see a red panda amidst the bamboo woods if lucky. The Lauribinayak pass in the trek offers some best views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks in the Lantang and Ganesh Himal range. The majestic waterfalls that one can witness emerging out from the crevices of hills, forests painted with rhododendron flowers, and the monasteries along the way make Gosaikunda lake trek a mystical and spiritual journey.
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As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. You will be explained about your plans ahead. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We start our day with a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu. We visit the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. First, we visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and then head towards Swayambhunath temple. Next, we visit Pashupatinath temple and conclude our tour admiring the stupa at Boudhananth. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up and we jump over our ride to Sundarijal. We drive through lush landscape, fields and farmland to Sundarijal. On the way, we can get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal and other neighbouring peaks. As we reach Sudarijal, we initiate our trekking journey to Chisapani. We ascend up along stone paved stairs through the Shivapuri National Park! We continue descending after ascending up for some time. While descending, we will be blessed with the close up views of the mountains like Ganesh range, Lantang range, Annapurna Himal, Mt.Dhaulagiri and many more. We descend down as walk along the lush landscape to Chisapani. . Overnight at a guesthouse in Chisapani.
We start our journey with a smooth walk until we reach Pati Bhanjyang. From here, we trail climbs up steep to Thodang Betini via Chipling. From Chipling, we descend down to Gul Bhanjyang and further ascend up until we reach Kutumsang. Overnight at a guesthouse in Kutumsang. The alluring landscapes that walks with us throughout our trek is fascinating and will keep us going forward.
Today, we ascend up through the forests of rhododendron and fir to Panghu. We further continue our walk along the trail to Magen Goth and cross a dense forest to reach Tharepati. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tharepati.
Enjoying the views of alluring mountains on our sight, we take a short descend and move forward along ups and downs across the moraine. We further ascend up steep until we reach Ghoptse. Overnight at a guesthouse in Ghoptse.
Today, our trail climbs up through rugged valley. We walk through rocky trail and cross small streams to reach Phedi. . Overnight at a guesthouse in Phedi.
Leaving Phedi, we walk towards Gosaikunda. On the way, we trek steep up and pass through scenery of green hills to cross Lauribinayak pass. From the top of Lauribinayak pass, the views of Rolwaling, Jugal Himal, Gang Chhenpo (6388m.), Langshisha (6427 m.) and many other snow caped mountains and peaka are fascinating. After admiring the beauty from the top, we descend down slowly to Gosaikunda lake. Overnight at a guesthouse in Gosaikunda.
Today we spend our day exploring the lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin. The main three lakes amongst all are Surya kund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. There are few tea houses and lodges at the lakeside. Gosaikunda lake is a sacred lake where people gather during the month of August to worship Lord Shiva. A big fair is held every year during this month on full moon day. Overnight at a guesthouse in Gosaikunda.
Leaving Gosaikunda, we descend down steep until we reach Chandanbari. We need to walk for longer hours today and the trail gradually descends all the way down. We will be blessed with the beautiful views of mountains, greenery and villages as we walk down to Chandanbari. Overnight at a guesthouse in Chandanbari.
Today, we walk all the way down for around five to six hours to Dhunche. Our journey will be full of magnificient views in the lush environment. On the way, we can visit the cheese factory and a gompa. Overnight at a guesthouse in Dhunche.
We leave Dhunche and drive along the Trishuli river to Kathmandu. We enjoy the views of lush landscapes, rivers, hills, mountains, forests and many more as we drive ahead to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Your guide will escort you to the airport for your journey ahead before your scheduled flight.
Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.
A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
All Nepali staff insurance
Permit fees to enter Conservation Area.
Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
All other government fees and taxes.
First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
All necessary trekking gear
Nepal Entry visa fees.
Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in cities
Airfare from your country to Nepal
Snacks, soft drink during the trek
Hot showers during the trek
Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff