12 days
Trip Level
Group Size
4610 m

Gosainkunda, a holy lake, fall on in the Langtang region. The religious devotees (Hindu and Buddhist) will participate in the full moon of August each year for the ritual ceremony.  Although the Gosainkunda Lake Trek represents beautiful landscapes, tropical and alpine forest like rhododendron, orchids, pines and much more. Besides that, magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and cultural influence make this trek unforgettable. Generally, the trek let you introduce the diverse culture of Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo. Gosainkunda trek is one of the shortest treks in Nepal and relatively easy trek but altitude sickness is still a problem.

Himalayan Exploration Treks organize the Gosainkunda Lake trek and start from Dhunche crossing through the Thulo Shyabru. Then climbs up Loprang where we can explore beautiful mountain scenery in front of your eyes and further walk the trail leads you Sing Gompa, the oldest monastery, and cheese factory. Also, a superb view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu give you extraordinary experience on the mount. Once you reach the Gosainkunda lake, exploring the others, numerous lakes are residing here with different features. The climax of the trek while you are at the pass of Suryakunda, stunning mountain scene surrounding and beautiful landscape in down valley and makes you spellbound of the Himalayas and nature. Apart from that, the Helambu includes Tharepati pass at 3665 meters also providing excellent views of the central Himalayan range.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek: Highlights

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

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
A trek combination of Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu


Gosainkunda Lake trek short itinerary

1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2: Free day and trek preparation.
3: Kathmandu – Dhunche (1950m) 6h00 drive.
4: Dhunche – Thulo Shyabru (2170m) 5h00 walk.
5: Thulo Shyabru – Sing Gompa (3284m) 5h00 walk.
6: Sing Gompa – Gosaikunda Lake (4381m) 5h00 walk.
7: Gosainkunda Lake – Laurebinayak Pass (4610m) – Ghopte (3430m) 7h00 walk.
8: Ghopte – Kutumsang (2850m) 6h00 walk.
9: Kutumsang – Chisopani (2194m) 7h00 walk.
10: Chisopani – Sundarijal (1463M), and drive back to Kathmandu (Hotel includes)
11: Free day in Kathmandu (Hotel includes)
12: Final departure


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with 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 heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

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

Early morning after breakfast the guide and others team will bring you in 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 leading 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 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 in 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 monastery our direction will 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 by passing the land of Himalayan shrubs then following a zigzag 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 Helambu region in downward.

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

The trail of Helambu region which is enriched in culture and its beautiful landscapes. There is 3 pass but low altitude with its unique geography to arrive in Chisapani namely cold water in Englaish.

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

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

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 20, 2017

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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