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Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 8 Days

Gosaikunda Lake Trek
$750 All Inclusive Price.

Gosaikunda is a lake that is most popular for trekking, as a sacred holy pilgrimage spot for both the believer of Hinduism and Buddhism. Gosaikunda Lake trek requires some hiking experience and good physical condition as the Gosaikunda lake is at an altitude of 4460 meters above sea level and if you want to cross the higher pass after Gosaikunda, which is called Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass/Lauri Binayak Pass Located at 4610 meters. After crossing the Lauribina Pass/Lauri Binayak Pass, enter the beautiful Helambu Valley. People believe that once you take a bath in this holy Gosaikunda lake, all your pain, sorrow, and sins go away. If the lake remains calm, the image of Lord Shiva can be seen in the middle of the bottom of the lake. Here people celebrate big festivals twice a year. These festivals are very important in shamanism. There are more than 100 other lakes around this area which include Bhairab Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Dhudh Kunda, Nag Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhut Kunda, etc.

Gosaikunda trekking offers spectacular views of beautiful lakes along with views of the Ganesh Himal range and amazing mountains including Langtang Lirung I and II, Manaslu and Nadgi Chuli, etc. It is possible to shorten the Gosaikunda trek itinerary, the trek starts from Dhunche, and instead of going towards Helambu valley after Gosaikunda via Gosaikunda Pass/Lauribina Pass (4610 m), it goes back to Dhunche.

However, after Gosaikunda our itinerary continues trekking up to Lauribina Pass (4610m), then following downhill to reach Phedi where a small lodge is available, which is open only in the high trekking season. After having lunch at Phedi continue the trek today till Ghopte (3440 m) where most of the trekkers stay overnight here after the pass.

After a few hours' walk from Ghopte, you will reach Tharepati then you will choose one route to Sundarijal and the other to Melamchi Gaon (village). This would be the perfect way to explore Helambu Valley if you choose the route to visit Melamchi Gaon. It is possible to end the trek at Thimbu, Talamarang, or Melamchi Pul Bazaar, but our itinerary end the trek at Sundrijal which goes through Chisapani and Shivapuri where you get transport to Kathmandu..


Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 02: Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 03: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
Day 04: Lauberina Yak trek to Goisakunda (4460m)
Day 05: Gosaikunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)
Day 06: Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 07: Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 08: Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Langtang and Helambu
Trek Start Point:  Dhunche
Trek End Point: Sundarijal
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4610m
Duration: 8 Days

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in morning to go for new bus park to catch the public bus to Syabru Besi but if you prefer to hire private vehicle then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from hotel and directly drive to Syabru besi. You head north of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi (1503m) through the famous places Kakani (2145m), Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar (548m), Betrawati (620m), Kalikhastan (1390m) and finally you reach at Dhunche (1960m) It takes about 6/7hours drive from Kathmandu. Overnight at teahouse

Day 02: Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Today is steep, hard that climbs more than 1300m. Few minutes walk in motor road then you will meet the sign for trail, the first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, the trail follows the north side of the river for short while, then begins the steep climbs towards the ridge. After the initial climb, the trail levels a bi, Passes through tiny village of Deurali (2660m) and then continues up to this ridge. Climbs through a forest of firs and rhododendrons for about two hours you reach at very basic teahouse from where you will see views of back down valley. After that the trail continues to climb to the Dimsa (3030m). Beyond trek continue up past an army camp, and then climb up through scrub and oaks to Sing Gompa (3330m) overnight at teahouse

Day 03: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
The trail of today climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at Chalang Pati (3650m) from here we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail steeply climbs up to Laurebina today you will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung.  It is possible to continue to Goisakund on the same day, but for acclimatization reasons as well as morning view from here is excellent so it is better to stay one overnight in Laurebina Yak (3920m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Lauberina Yak trek to Gosaikunda (4460m)
Today we start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4100 meter. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake known as Gosaikunda (4460m). Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the lake. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Gosaikunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)
The first part of the trek trail climbs further through rugged country passing three more small lakes towards Laurebina La pass (4610m). There is a good view from this pass in both directions. After the pass, the trail descends alongside a stream through alpine country to the national park post at Bhera Goth. We continue descending over a rocky trail along the middle of the valley to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops to a stream and then climbs through scrub bamboo to a crest at 3750 m. The trail cross the head of the valley on an extremely rough trail, descending to Dupi Chaur (3630m) after that across moraines to the bottom then steep climb to the Kasturee Danda. Beyond the trail descends though forests, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of valley to Ghopte (3440m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Today the trek trail descends from ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and across boulders of old moraines, then make a final ascent to Tharepati (3640m) from. Here are two routes one goes to Melamchi Gaun (2530m) for longer Helambu valley trek that trek end at Melamchi Pul and another trail goes Kutumsang for short Helambu valley that trek end at Sundarijal so we follow the short trail right hand side trail that lead to Kutumsang (2450m), we walk through the alpine country side with meadows and scrubs typical for high elevation. We will enter the forest again and follow the ridges before descending to Magen Goth (3420m). After that the trail gently climbs to a small pass at Mere Danda at 3510 meter before descending through rhododendron forest inhabited by only a few shepherds’ huts. The trail continues further down to Kutumsang (2450m) overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Today, the trek trail gently climb and descends to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m), the delightful and classical hill village. We start by gradually ascending a forested ridge to the long, strung-out village of Thodang Betini (2260m). From here we climb up around 200 meters to the top of the Jhogin Danda (2420m) and descend over a stone staircase to the teashops at Chipling (2170m). Continuing trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), Brahman and Chhetri villages and continue trek gently climb up through meadows and fields we finally reach at Chisopani (2140m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Today is better to wakeup early morning for the sunrise view with magnificent  views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt.Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalaya ranges and Annapurnas.  First part of trek climb up the last pass of the trek Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m) close to Shivapuri Hill. From here we descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). From here on it is a short bit to Sundarjial as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal we can take local transportation, or have our private transport waiting for us to bring us back to Kathmandu.

If you are not interested in joining a group trek, you can take a private tour and depart on your date. Or if you want to include the Kathmandu part in the itinerary, Click here for the complete package including Kathmandu stay, city tour, and trek.


  • Kathmandu to Dhunche overland transportation by public bus
  • Sundarijal to Kathmandu hotel overland transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Langtang and Shivapuri national park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge


  • Accommodation and meals during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned


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20th Nov. 2022 27th Nov. 2022 US$ 750 Per Person 2-16 pax Book Now
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