Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Duration: 10 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

Gosainkunda Lake trek is one of the holiest and most sacred pilgrimage treks in Nepal. Situated just north of Kathmandu, this trek is close to the capital and easily accessible without a flight.

Gosainkunda Lake trek is suitable for those who wish to take the holy pilgrimage route as well as those seeking an adventure in the Himalayan mountain region. The Gosainkunda Lake trek offers stunning mountain ranges, the alpine villages of Tamang and the Sherpa people with their unique culture and traditions. The trails are well-established, with well-facilitated guesthouses along the way, a reason why the trek to Gosainkunda Lake is popular among pilgrimage trekkers.

The holy lake of Gosainkunda is entrenched in history, believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (trident) in the mountain to extract water, to cool his burning throat after swallowing poison. It is situated 4,380m above sea level and is also referred to as the frozen lake, due to its high altitude alpine location. There lies a large rock in the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine, people often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. Thousands of devotees visit Gosainkunda during the full moon night of August to take a holy dip in the lake.

The Gosainkunda Lake trek begins with a scenic nine-hour drive from the capital city of Kathmandu to Dhunche, the large Tamang and Sherpa villages, with friendly locals of Tibetan origin. The trek then continues to Gosainkunda Lake passing through terrace farming lands, lush forests and crossing ancient monasteries and alpine yak pastures, sleeping in the well-facilitated lodges in the evenings. The mountain views from Gosainkunda Lake are breathtaking. On our way back we can either follow the same route to Dhunche or drive back to Kathmandu, or we can combine the Helambu region and trek all the way from Gosainkunda to Sundarijal crossing the amazing Lauribinala Pass.


  • Explore the charming terrace farming lands, Tamang villages, lush forests, and high Himalayan giants and snow ridges
  • Travel through one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees
  • Take a holy dip into the Gosainkunda lake to erase the sins that unknowingly in our lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,350m):
  • Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing:
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, 9 hours drive:
  • Day 04Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari, 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 05Trek from Chandanbari to Gosainkunda passing Laurebina Yak, 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 06Gosainkunda Lake back to Chandanbari, 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 07Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche, 4 to 5 hours:
  • Day 08Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu, nine hours drive:
  • Day 09Kathmandu free day:
  • Day 10Final departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Necessary transportation from Kathmandu return trips.
  • Langtang and Gosainkunda National Park fee with trekking permits.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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Note: If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

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