Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Gosainkunda lake trek is much a spiritual journey as a physical one, also known for wonderful scenery. Ringed by high mountains on the northern and eastern sides, the lake offers a fascinating sight. The lake is located at an altitude of about 4380m. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of pilgrims visit for a holy bath in the lake as it is a holy site of both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Reaching to the lake is not much hard for the trekker. The trek begins and ends in the historic city of Kathmandu. A few days trek with adventure will bring you to the banks of Gosaikunda Lake which offers fascinating Himalayan views along the way. From Syabru, the trails generally ascend across forests. On the way you will also come across a monastery and a cheese factory. Above here, the trail climbs through tall fir stands before emerging above the tree line for increasingly panoramic views of the high peaks and finally entering the barren upper reaches of the Trishuli river, where glacial moraines and rockslides have left a string of half a dozen lakes.
- Scenic drive to Sabrubeshi
- Amazing views of sevral mountains
- Hiking through the pine forest
- Holy place Gosainkund
- 6 days tour in total.
- 5 nights accommodation in Tea houses.
- Highest elevation 4380m.
- Trek to Hindu & Buddist holy place.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Arriving Kathmandu meets you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel free time explore Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
After pre-tirp arrangement, briefing from your trekking guide you will go for your sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with professional tour guide. Overnight at hotel.
We start to drive after breakfast in hotel. 8-9 hours drive will take us to the Syabrubesi where we stay overnight at a lodge.
Trek starts after breakfast at hotel in Syabrubesi, the trail goes through pine and Junipers forest. We cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru where we fascinate the view of Langtang and other Himalayan. Overnight at a lodge in Thulo Syabru.
The trail ascends the ridge. The trail goes along the deep forests for a while then emerges onto a saddle at Chalang Pati. We Stay overnight at a lodge in Chalang Pati.
From Chalang pati we climb a ridge to the main Gosainkunda trail. Here we see some good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu to the west. Now we descend from the ridge to the lakes. First Saraswati Kund, second Bhairab Kund and the third Gosaikunda. These lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. We stay overnight at lodge.
Today we descend to Dhunche all the way from Gosaikunda, which takes 7-8 hours on walk. We stay overnight at the lodge in Dhunche.
After breakfast at the lodges, we take a bus for Kathmandu. The drive offers a scenic view along the way. Overnight at lodge in Kathmandu.
We will Transfer you to International airport for final departure to your on wards destination.
- An English speaking guide
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation with 3 meals a day while trekking.
- Porter costs (2 trekkers = 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
- Down jacket, Sleeping bag and Trekking duffel bag rental (must be returned at end of trek)
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes, and tourist attraction admission fees.
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal.
- Tourist Visa.
- Travel insurance.
- Bottled water Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Gosaikundra Lake Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.