Gosaikunda, Kathmandu

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda is a trek to a holy lake named Goshainkunda. It is an alpine freshwater lake in Langtang National Park. The Trisuli River is formed from the melting of the lake. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter. Gosainkunda is divine place of hindu and Buddhist people. It is believed that the water of the lake is holy and can wash off the sins of people. During the full moon in August, the sacred lake of Gosainkund is the goal among the thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.

In Gosaikunda is a Holy lake you can trek for about 4 days to reach Gosaikunda. It is best done after some acclimatizing in Langtang or Helambu. From either Dhunche or 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 (kund).

During Gosaikunda Trekking, we climb up to (4,610m) Lauribina pass, explore tropical Helambu Sherpa & Tamang village. Along the way, we meet friendly and hospitable people with strong family and cultural ties.

Tour Highlight
  • Picturesque and scenic Gosaikunda and Bhairab Kunda.
  • Close touch with local people activities and wild nature.
  • Offers the great view of Rocky Mountains.
  • An alpine freshwater lake in Langtang National Park
  • Explore Tropical Helambu Sherpa & Tamang Village



Holy trip to Gosaikunda
Holy trip to Gosaikunda


Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car

Kathmandu Airport Arrival

 Upon Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by TravHill representatives and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing regarding trip to Gosainkunda. Evening is free to explore as own.

Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani

The next day, we will be driving to Sundarijal (1.5 hours). We will reach Sundarijal and start trekking to Chisapani (Approx 5 hrs trek). During the trek, you will be exposed to green forest, chirping of birds and diverse flora and fauna with stunning views of Mountain Ranges. Overnight at Chisapani.

Trek from Chisapani to Tukunsang

In this day, we will start trekking from Chisapani to Tukunsang (Approx 6 hrs trek). During the trek, you will be experiencing green landscapes, lifestyle of Tamang communities, view traditionally built houses, chirping of birds, beautiful hills and spectacular view of many Mountain Ranges. Overnight at Tukunsang.

Trek to Ghopte

Get up early in the morning and start trekking from Tukunsang to Ghopte (Approx 6-7 hrs trek). During the trek, you will be exposed to dense green forest, enjoy bird watching and diverse flora and fauna. Overnight at Ghopte in local lodge.

Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda

Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (Approx 6-7 Hrs). Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi) in size. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size. The challenging Lauribina La pass at an altitude of 4,610 m (15,120 ft) is on its outskirts. Overnight at Gosaikunda.

Rest day at Gosaikunda

Take one day full rest at Gosaikunda enjoying the scenery of Gosaikunda. Overnight at Gosaikunda.

Trek to Dhunche

After a light breakfast, we will trek towards Dhunche(Approx 6 hrs Trek). Dhunchhe is the districts headquarter of Rasuwa. It will be a long downhill hike all the way back to Dhunche where we will stay in one of the local tea houses. Overnight at Dhunche.

Drive Back to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Free Day at Kathmandu

Have Breakfast. On this way, you may roam around Kathmandu Valley or plan your day trip with our above Optional- Ad Ons Activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Final Departure

After Breakfast – free time till departure –  A representative from TravHill Dot Com will transfer to Airport for onward destination with sweet memories of Nepal. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Hotel Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with Daily Breakfast
  • Teahouse/ lodges during the trek
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced 1 trekking guide & 1 porter during the trek
  • All required permits
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes
  • Clean Drinking Water per bottle/ per day/ per person

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees
  • International flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extra Activities other than mentioned in above itinerary/ cost inclusion section