12 days
Trip Level
Group Size
4610 m

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek represents beautiful landscapes, tropical and alpine forests such as rhododendron, orchids, pines, and many more. Besides that, magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and cultural influence make this trek unforgettable. Gosainkunda – a holy lake, falls on in the Langtang region. The religious devotees (Hindu and Buddhist) will participate in August’s full moon each year for the ritual ceremony. In particular, Hindus and Buddhist devotees visit the lake for religious reasons. In contrast, others see the wonders of nature to observe it.

Generally, the trek lets you introduce the diverse culture of Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo. Gosainkunda lake trekking is one of the shortest treks in Nepal and a relatively easy trek. Due to the rapid gaining of altitude, it may cause altitude sickness.

Himalayan Exploration Treks organize the Gosainkunda Lake trekking. Trek to Gosainkunda Lake starts from Dhunche, crossing over the Thulo Shyabru. Then the trail usually uphill to Loprang, whereas we can explore beautiful mountain scenery in front of your eyes. Furthermore, you will continue to Sing Gompa, famous for the oldest monastery and cheese factory. Also, a superb view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu give you an extraordinary experience. Once you reach the Gosainkunda, exploring the others, numerous lakes are residing here with different features.

The climax of the trek will be awe-inspiring while you are at the Suryakunda pass. Trek to Gosainkunda Lake comprises the stunning mountain scenery and the beautiful landscape in the down valley, making you spellbound by the Himalayan wonders. Apart from that, the Helambu includes Tharepati pass at 3665 meters, 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
Explore Langtang and Shivapuri National Park at a single excursion


Gosaikunda Trek outline itinerary

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


How difficult is Gosainkunda Lake Trek?

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. You have to bear in mind 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 that you select an extended version for seven days. The sample routes are as shown above.

You will have a widespread view of the mountains and lush forests, as well as a good sleep in Nepali tea houses on this Himalayan adventure. We have the information as much as possible on this trip on our website. However, please contact us if you wish to customize any aspects of this tour and its suitability.


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 the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a 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 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 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 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 Helambu region in downward.

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 to another national park which is considered closed park from Kathmandu valley. A comfortable walk through the forest, it is 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.

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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