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The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a beautiful trekking trail in the Langtang region of Nepal. The Langtang region is home to some of the most beautiful sights in Nepal.

Besides the beauty of the landscape, it’s also an excellent place for photography and hiking. On the one hand, it’s a sacred spot for the Hindus and Buddhists to perform their rituals. On the other, people can enjoy the beauty of nature by observing it. 

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a popular trek in Nepal that takes in the stunning views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the holy lake Gosainkund. You’ll see the local village life, stay in beautiful lodges, and meet friendly locals. It is one of the best options if you’re looking for a short, relatively easy trek. However, rapid climbing will cause altitude sickness.

The Gosainkunda Lake trekking is a fantastic experience for all trekkers. The trip begins in Dhunche, where you’ll cross the Thulo Shyabru. The trail is then uphill to Lopang, where you’ll experience beautiful mountain views in front of your eyes. Next, you’ll continue to Sing Gompa, famous for being the oldest monastery and cheese factory.

The journey ends in Gosainkunda, where you’ll have an unforgettable experience. Moreover, this trekking offers magnificent views of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu. Once you arrive at the Gosainkunda, you can enjoy the beauty of the many lakes. 

Gosainkunda Lake Trek: Highlights

One of the short and relatively easy treks in Nepal
Explore popular pilgrimage Lake Gosainkunda Lake

Spectacular scenery, really admirable, but a lifetime experience
Explore Langtang and Shivapuri National Park at a single excursion


Gosainkunda Trek outlines the itinerary.

Days Destination Altitude Timing
1. Drive to Dunche 1950 7h00
2. Trek to Thulo Shyabru 2170 6h00
3. Thulo Shyabru to Sing Gompa 3284 6h00
4. Gosainkunda Lake 4380 5h00
5. Trek to Ghopte via Lauri Binayak Pass 4610 m 3430 7h30
6. Kutumsang 2850 6h30
7. Kutumsang to Chisapani 2194 7h00
8. Trek to Sundarijal, then drive to KTM.


How difficult is Gosainkunda Lake Trek?

The Gosaikunda trek is leveled as moderate in terms of difficulty. Still, the difficulty level depends on other factors, such as age, your trekking habit, physical fitness, the itinerary you select, or the weather of the season you’re trekking in.

These explanations determine whether the trek is going to be easy or challenging. Remember that you can hit 4380 meters from Dunche in two days (2100m). Suppose you are a novice and not used to trekking, but you love trekking in nature and are willing to go. In that case, we recommend you select an extended version for seven days. The sample routes are as shown above.

On this Himalayan adventure, you will have an expansive view of the mountains and lush forests and a good sleep in Nepali tea houses. We have this trip formation as possible on our website. However, please get in touch with us if you wish to customize any aspects of this tour and its suitability.

Why is the Gosainkunda Lake Trek So Special?

You don’t often find yourself in such a beautiful place, but it might seem too good to be true when you do. The lakes in western Nepal are some of the most scenic in the world and are home to various wildlife. Nothing is more stunning than spending time on the shores of the lake and taking in the breathtaking views. It may even be possible for you to spot a tiger, leopard, bear, deer, or even wild monkey!

There is also a reason why many people travel to this part of Nepal – the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. It has become a popular destination for both domestic and international visitors because of the incredible beauty of the landscape, the warm hospitality of locals, the opportunity to visit sacred sites, and its proximity to Kathmandu. The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is undoubtedly one trekking route you want to take advantage of!


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trekking guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Dhunche (1950m) 6h00 drive.

Early morning after breakfast, the guide and other teams will bring you to Bus Park to catch a bus to Dunche. A scenic drive by local north-west of Kathmandu valley passing through hill station, forests, rivers, and several villages along the route can be reached the start point of the trek, Dhunche. Night at the lodge.

Day 4: Dhunche – Thulo Shyabru (2170m) 5h00 walk.

The first day of the journey led an easy walk to Thulo Shyabru passing by small villages, rhododendron forests, and Alpine Apple farm on the way to Dunche.

Day 5: Thulo Shyabru – Sing Gompa (3284m) 5h00 walk.

The climax of the second day leads you to a steep climb up to Lofrang (3200 m) through the dense forest of pines and rhododendron where you can enjoy the amazing view of Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, and Shenjen Himal on the Tibet border. The easy walk to Sing Gompa. (Night in a lodge)

Day 6: Sing Gompa – Gosaikunda Lake (4381m) 5h00 walk.

After exploring the small village of Sing Gompa and the monastery, our direction will lead to Gosaikunda Lake. An interesting walk through the forest to get Chyolang pati then a steep climb of Lauri Binayak where once we can see the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Manalsu. Then gradually climb up to Gosaikunda Lake. (Night in a lodge)

Day 7: Gosainkunda Lake – Laurebinayak Pass (4610m) – Ghopte (3430m) 7h00 walk.

Exploring the lake once the trail goes regularly uphill to Lauri Binayak Pass (4610 m) with magnificent views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu. Today is a golden day for the pass. A steep descend to Phedi bypassing the land of Himalayan shrubs then following a twisted trail to Ghopte.

Day 8: Ghopte – Kutumsang (2850m) 6h00 walk.

Walk along the forest of Rhododendron and pines gradually ascending to Thare Pati Pass (3600 m), where we can enjoy spectacular views of the mountain like Gangchhenbo, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, and beautiful landscapes of the Helambu region.

Day 9: Kutumsang – Chisopani (2194m) 7h00 walk.

The trail of the Helambu region, which is enriched in culture and its beautiful landscapes. There is three pass but low altitude with its unique geography to arrive in Chisapani, namely cold water in English.

Day 10: Chisopani – Sundarijal (1463M), and drive back to Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

The last day of a journey we will enter another national park which is considered closed park from Kathmandu valley. A comfortable walk through the forest, it is nice to hear the strange voice of birds and get to Sundarijal where we take a bus to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

During the rest day in Kathmandu, You have a chance to visit the rest of other cities like Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 12: Final departure

You will transfer to airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
DEPARTURE/RETURN Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Gratituty for Guide and Porters

Prices are quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All the published rate on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Gosaikunda Lauribinayak pass
Tharepati Gosainkunda trek
Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

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I would highly recommend Kumar and his agency. As a guide, he was extremely professional. Kumar’s expert knowledge of the mountains and long experience before setting up his business, along with his involvement with numerous philanthropic projects in his home village and in Dolpo, convinced us that we had chosen one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal.

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