Gosaikunda Trek: A Journey Through the Sacred Lake

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Begin your mesmerizing journey of the Gosaikunda Trek, a pilgrimage that unveils the unparalleled beauty of nature intertwined with profound cultural significance. Starting from Dhunche, this trek guides you through lush forests, rugged trails, and serene landscapes.

Reach at the sacred Gosainkunda Lake before descending via Thulo Bhanjyang and driving back to Kathmandu. This overview captures the essence of the Gosaikunda, emphasizing its beauty, significance, and the essentials for an unforgettable adventure.

Gosainkunda Lake – The Heart of the Trek

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Gosainkunda Lake stands as a stunning natural wonder and a cornerstone of Nepalese spirituality. Surrounded by majestic peaks, the lake’s crystal-clear waters reflect the deep sky and the surrounding tranquility. This makes the Gosaikunda Lake Trek an experience of profound peace and beauty.

The lake, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva. Its importance to the Nepalese people is immeasurable while serving as a pilgrimage site during the Janai Purnima festival and attracting thousands of visitors seeking spiritual solace and blessings.

Gosaikunda Trek Route 

The trails of the Gosaikunda Trek Route are a blend of geographical marvels and challenging paths. From Dhunche, trekkers ascend through dense forests, cross gushing streams, and navigate rocky terrains, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

The Gosaikunda Trek Route is key to preparing for this trek and requires lightweight and versatile packing. Be ready for the unpredictable weather, and maintain physical fitness to enjoy the journey to its fullest.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Walking around Gosainkunda Lake offers a tranquil experience, where each step unfolds the pristine beauty of nature and the divine. The Gosaikunda Lake Trek allows adventurers to immerse themselves in its peaceful ambiance, with panoramic views of the Himalayas.

The trail offers a blend of spiritual fulfillment and natural beauty, making it a must experience for every trekker.

Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek – A Dual Adventure 

Combining the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek presents a unique opportunity for those seeking an extended adventure. This combination allows trekkers to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Langtang Valley alongside the spiritual journey to Gosainkunda Lake.

The Langtang and Gosaikunda trek offers a comprehensive exploration of the region’s natural beauty, biodiversity, and cultural richness.

Best Time for Gosaikunda Trek 

The Best Time for the Gosaikunda trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer clear skies, moderate weather, and the best visibility, enhancing the trekking experience.

Preparing for the Gosaikunda trek involves acclimatizing to the altitude, packing appropriately for the season, and being physically prepared for the demands of the journey

Difficulty of Gosaikunda Trek 

The Gosaikunda trek is considered moderate to challenging, suitable for trekkers with good physical fitness and some trekking experience. Navigating the steep inclines, high altitudes, and rugged terrains of the Gosaikunda Trek Route requires mental and physical preparation. However, the journey’s challenges are rewarded with breathtaking landscapes, spiritual rejuvenation, and a sense of accomplishment.

Safety and Precaution 

Safety and precaution are paramount during the Gosaikunda trek. Trekkers should adhere to guidelines such as staying hydrated, acclimatizing properly to avoid altitude sickness, and the guidance of experienced guides. Ensuring proper gear, respecting the natural environment, and preparing for sudden weather changes are essential steps for a safe trekking experience.


The Gosaikunda Trek is more than a journey; it’s an experience that deepens the connection between nature, spirituality, and oneself. With its stunning landscapes, sacred significance, and the myriad challenges of the trails, it promises an enriching experience for every trekker. By respecting the land, preparing adequately, and embracing the journey these adventurers will explore not only the wonders of the Himalayas but also the depths of their spirit.


  • Scenic drive to Dhunche: A picturesque drive through lush landscapes, offering the first glimpse of rural Nepal's charm and serene beauty.
  • Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa: Ascend through dense forests, with potential wildlife sightings and stunning views of Langtang Himal.
  • Journey to Laurebina: Traverse through alpine meadows and past yak herds, reaching a vantage point for panoramic views of the Himalayan giants.
  • Sacred Gosaikunda Lake: A spiritual trek to the sacred alpine lake, surrounded by high mountains, reflecting the sky in its serene waters.
  • Crossing Laurebina Pass: A challenging and rewarding trek through remote wilderness, offering unparalleled views and a profound sense of solitude.
  • Descent to Ghopte and Kutumsang: Experience the biodiversity of Nepal's mid-hills and immerse in the culture and daily life of rural communities.


  • Kathmandu - Dhunche delux bus, thulo bhanjyang-kathmandu bus/shared jeep
  • 2 Night twin-sharing/double accommodation, including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost),
  • All the necessary permits and taxes
  • Twin-sharing teahouse accommodation during the treks
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including one hot drink and seasonal fruits.
  • One duffle bag, Sleeping bag, down jacket to be returned after the trek.
  • Strong porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every two clients ie: 10kg each )
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Travel Makers South Asia's trekking guide.
  • Insurance for food and accommodation for staff.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with a car/van with a certified tour guide.
  • An executive farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Trek completion certificate and map.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any beverages inc. water.
  • Insurance and international flights.
  • Tips for your staff.
  • Gas showers, wifi and charging at high places.


Time: As per your ticket
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Welcome to the vibrant heart of Nepal, Kathmandu – a city where ancient culture and the vibrancy of modern life blend seamlessly.
Nestled at an elevation of 1,400 meters, surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayas, your adventure begins in this city of dreams.
From the moment you step off the plane, you'll be embraced by the warmth of our experienced guides, who will escort you to your cozy accommodation.
Take this day to unwind and soak in the excitement of the transformative journey that awaits you.

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 117 km
Altitude: 1,960 meters
Embark on a scenic drive to Dhunche, the gateway to the Langtang Valley, after a hearty breakfast.
This 6-7 hour journey winds through lush countryside, past terraced fields and along flowing rivers, gradually ascending to 1,960 meters.
Dhunche, a bustling town nestled in the mountains, offers a first glimpse of the rural charm and serene beauty of Nepal.
The evening is free for you to explore the local culture and prepare for the trekking adventure ahead.

Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 10 km
Altitude: 3,330 meters
Today's journey takes you from Dhunche to Shin Gompa, a serene trek that spans approximately 10 km over 5-6 hours.
As you ascend through dense forests of oak, hemlock, and bamboo, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this region home.
Reaching Shin Gompa at 3,330 meters, you are rewarded with stunning views of Langtang Himal and the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda.
This tranquil spot offers a spiritual pause, inviting reflection amidst the beauty of the high Himalayas.

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 7 km
Altitude: 3,910 meters
Ascend through the mystical landscape from Shin Gompa to Laurebina, a journey of about 7 km that takes 4-5 hours.
The path unveils breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, leading you through alpine meadows and past yak herds to the small settlement of Lauribina.
At an altitude of 3,910 meters, Lauribina is a vantage point for panoramic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and even Annapurna in the distance.
The evening sky, a canvas of stars, serves as a reminder of nature's grandeur and the vastness of our adventure.

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 6 km
Altitude: 4,380 meters
This day marks the ascent to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, a pilgrimage site of profound spiritual significance.
The trek covers 6 km in 4-5 hours, traversing rugged trails that lead to the alpine lake at 4,380 meters.
Surrounded by high mountains, Gosaikunda's serene waters reflect the sky's changing hues.
The experience of reaching this holy site, steeped in myth and natural beauty, evokes a deep sense of achievement and connection to the divine.

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 14 km
Altitude: 3,430 meters
Embark on a challenging trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte, crossing the Laurebina Pass at 4,610 meters.
This 6-7 hour journey spans 14 km, taking you through a landscape of stark beauty and remote wilderness.
The descent from the pass to Ghopte, nestled at 3,430 meters, is a testament to the resilience and spirit of adventure.
This day is a journey through the heart of the Himalayas, offering unparalleled views and a profound sense of solitude.

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 11 km
Altitude: 2,470 meters
Today's trek leads you through the Helambu region, from Ghopte to Kutumsang.
Covering 11 km in 6-7 hours, the trail descends through forests rich in flora and fauna, showcasing the biodiversity of Nepal's mid-hills.
Kutumsang, at 2,470 meters, offers a warm welcome with its hospitable inhabitants and a glimpse into the daily life of rural Nepal.
The journey is not just a physical trek but a cultural immersion, bridging distances between worlds.

Time: Trek 3-4 hrs, Drive 2-3 hrs
Distance: Trek 8 km, Drive 75 km
Altitude: 2,056 meters (Trek start), 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
Begin the day with a trek from Kutumsang to Thulo Bhanjyang, an 8 km journey over 3-4 hours.
This final trekking leg offers a gentle descent through picturesque villages and farmlands, concluding at Thulo Bhanjyang at 2,056 meters.
From here, a 2-3 hour drive brings you back to the embrace of Kathmandu.
As you reflect on the journey, Kathmandu welcomes you back with its vibrant energy, a stark contrast to the serene trails you've traversed.
This return is not just to a place but to a newfound perspective, enriched by the experiences of the past days.

Time: As per your flight
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Your journey through Nepal's majestic landscapes and sacred sites comes to a close, but the memories and transformations you've undergone are everlasting.
As you prepare for departure, take a moment to reflect on the profound journey you've embarked upon, carrying with you not just souvenirs but a piece of Nepal's spirit.
Our team bids you farewell, with the hope that you return to explore the many other wonders Nepal has to offer.
Until then, carry the essence of this adventure in your heart, wherever your travels may lead you.





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