Gosaikunda Lake Trek – 10 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/N-08
Duration : 10 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Trekking starts after an hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and ends at Dhunche
  • Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal has Stunning views of Mt. Langtang range, Himal Chuli 7893m, Mt. Manaslu 8156m and Ganesh Himal range
  • Cross Lauribinayak La pass 4165/13661ft
  • Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal has Natural, cultural and religious experience 
  • Explore dozens of lakes including Holy Lake Gosainkunda

Trip Information

The Gosaikunda Lake trek is one of the most fascinating treks in the most beautiful valley situated just south of the Tibet. If you are wondering to explore the tranquil lakes in Gosaikunda, then this trek is the perfect destination. You will begin the trek from the beautiful places Dhunche after around 8 hours pleasing drive from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Trekking through the beautiful alpine forest covered with rhododendrons, small traditional villages filled with varied ancient shrines and monasteries with the friendly and welcoming people is really rewarding. Exploring Tibetan culture and traditions of the people is another interesting thing this trek offers us.  You will follow the route as close to the Gosaikunda, beautiful and magnificent Himalayas (Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) views will accompany you throughout your trek. Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a scared holy lake for the both Hinduism and shamanism. People usually regarded as Gosaikunda Lake as a frozen Lake in the Langtang region in Nepal. Gosaikunda Lake is filled with varied rare and endangered flora and fauna, perfect terraced slopes, ethnic Tamang small settlements and miracle panorama of the mountains. Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers us magnificent views of the Himalayas such as; Mt. Langtang Range, Himachali 7893m, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu 8156m, Annapurna Range and other neighboring ranges.
We will begin our Gosaikunada Lake trek from Kathmandu to Dhunche. By following the beautiful jungle, we will reach to the Sing Gompa famous scenic hill stations from where you can enjoy splendid views of the Mountains such as; Langtang to jugal Himal mountain ranges. On the way, you will also get chances to explore Laurybinayak la Pass and Sing Gompa. The further pleasing trek will take us to the famous holy lake called Gosaikunda. After exploration of the Gosaikunda Lake and stroll around the Gosaikunda, we will return back to Kathmandu by following the same route.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) [8 hrs Drive] 
Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa [5 hrs Trek] 
Day 05: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours and take the jeep back to Kathmandu. 
Day 08: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus [7 hours’ Drive] 
Day 09: Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
Day 10: Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

  • Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will receive you and drop you to your hotel.
  • Hotel checkout and rest and relax.
  • Stroll around the vibrant Thamel Bazaar to make familiar places.
  • Enjoy welcome dinner with our team.
  • Overnight at hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparations.

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley
  • Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhu. 
  • The Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more.
  • Short description about trek and trekking equipment. 
  • Pack and be preparing for an early morning start.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Take a private vehicle and drive north out of Kathmandu with the scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. 
  • You will cross the Trishuli Bazaar and moves along the gravel road from Trisuli river.
  • It takes around 8 hours to reach Dhunche by the drive.
  • Overnight at Dhunche

Day 4: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa and it takes about five hours. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek ascends gradually through the mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). 
  • Cross a beautiful suspension bridge over this stream.
  • The further trek will be steep up until you reach Sing Gompa by following the pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. 
  • Explore an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa.
  • Overnight at Sing Gompa.

Day 5: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) which takes about five and half hours. 

Morning breakfast and departure.
Trek begins with the gentle ascent up to Lauribinayak and enjoys the magnificent views and exotic feeling that the top of Lauribinayak provides you.
After exploration, we will begin steep ascend trek the way to Gosaikunda.
  • we will follow a rugged trail with magnificent views of the Himalayas such as; to the west Himal Chuli(7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. 
  • If the day is clear, you can also enjoy the view of the Annapurna range and the Langtang Lirung. 
  • We will pass some small huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak and cross a small ridge with the first views of the holy lakes.
  • You will also enjoy witnessing about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin.
  • You will explore the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. 
  • You will also get chances to know about the history of the Gosainkunda, created by Shiva.
  • Enjoy and explore the Gosaikunda area.
  • Overnight at Gosaikunda.

Day 6: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) and it takes about four and half hours.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek and descend all the way to Sing Gompa by following the Lauribanayak with the majestic views of mountains and forests.
  • Overnight at Chandan Bari.

Day 7: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours and take the jeep back to Kathmandu

Morning breakfast and departure.
Begin to descend trail by following the pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests.
You can also witness marijuana plants and cross the beautiful suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream.
Overnight at Dhunche

Day 8: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus and it takes about seven hours.

  • Early morning breakfast and departure.
  • Take a drive back to Kathmandu. 
  • You can stroll around the Theme Bazaar in Kathmandu.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu in the same Hotel.

Day 9: Rest day in Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Airport transfer 3 hours before departure
  • Wish you a safe flight.

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