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Gosaikunda trek

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8 Days

Maximum altitude


Easy / Medium

Best Season
October, November, December, February, March, April



Start/End Point
Dhunche / Dhunche

Trek Highlights

Scenic drive Kathmandu to Dhunche

Visit Gosaikunda Lakes (4360m)

Exotic Himalayan view

Tamang cultures & lifestyles

Unique flora & fauna

Trek Overview

Gosaikunda trek is significant trekking trail where can panoramic view of Langtang Ganesh Himal, and Everest mountain range. The Gosaikunda lake is an alpine freshwater, the area has been describing as a religious site. The lake is located at an altitude of 4360m, considered as one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit Gosaikunda during Gangadashahara and Janai Purnima festivals. Hence, Gosaikunda is not only for adventure seekers but also the religious significance in Langtang region.

Gosaikunda trek is held in the Langtang National Park, which is located north of the Kathmandu. The trek starts with a scenic 7-8hrs drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. Dhunche is the headquarter of Rasuwa district and situated altitude of 2030m. In this village, you will see lodges and facilities influenced by Tamang cultures and lifestyle. During your first ascend of Gosaikunda trek, you will pass through a lush green forest, hanging bridge and a pavement of stone-concrete until you reach the Sing Gompa(3250m). There is an old cheese factory in Sing Gompa which sells the best yak cheese in Nepal. Most of the tourist visit this factory with the purpose of learning cheese production as well.

Gosaikunda trek then continues to the Gosaikunda with dynamic views of Langtang Lirung(7,227m), Ganesh Himal range(7,406m), Himal Chuli(7,893m), Manaslu range(8,156mm) and Tibetan peaks. On clear days, you could also see Annapurna rising far behind the mountains. And finally, you will reach the Gosaikunda Lakes which is the major destination of this trek. The shimmering lakes will melt your heart as a blessing of Lord Shiva. However, this lake is totally frozen in winter which we suggest you not to walk over the holy lake. And finally, you will descend

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Outline Itinerary


Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m/4592).


Kathmandu to Dhunche (2,000m) by drive / 8 hrs drive.


Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,250m) by walk / 5.5 hrs walk.


Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,380m) by walk / 6hrs walk.


Gosaikunda to Dhunche by walk / 7.5hrs walk


Drive Dhunche to Kathmandu.


Leisure / Shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.


Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Meet our company representative. Transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Refreshment in the Hotel. Visit our office for the orientation program. O/n at Kathmandu in a hotel.

Wake up early in the morning. Have breakfast at the hotel. Drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syabrubeshi with your trekking guide an porter. The coach departs at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive through Trishuli Valley with villages, river, and mountains. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Dhunche (1765 m) around 2 or 3 o’clock. Check in at mountain lodge at Dhunche. The rest of the day is free. O/n at mountains lodge.

From Dhunche trek is start after a short walk through a forest, the path goes over a hanging bridge (1950m) to other side of the river follows a flat section along the river and after passing a loge standing there, the climb gets very steep the lead in are stone-concrete steps, which later disappear and one walks up on a standard mountain path above app. 2300 metres, the wood changes into bushes and small trees, so there are some views into the valley in a steeper climb one reaches lodge Deurali (2625m), 2-3 hrs. ascent from Dhunche above Deurali the ascent is steep to very steep and goes thru forrest follows section of regular zig-zags in about an hour one reaches military camp at Dhimsa (3000m), photography not allowed here the path remains surrounded by wood, and on steep trail one reaches one small lodge (3070m), nice viewpointhe last section is less steep, leaves the forrest and traverses up to Singh Gompa, the first day objective After one hour walking you will be a Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) at 3330m. O/n at mountain Lodge.

From Sing Gompa the trail gradually climb to the ridge through the rhododendron forest with dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. After one hour pleasant walking you will be a Chalang Pati at 3650m. You will enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountains. Also you may like to have tea and coffee with sun bath. From here you will enter the Gosaikunda Protected area where killing the animals and cut the trees. After one and half hour steep climb you will be in Laurebina Yak at 3920m. From here you can observe sun set and Have breakfastsun rise in mountains. You can see spectacular mountains view including Annapurna , Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan Mountains. For your kind information today is acclimatization day for tomorrow more 500m climb. After Lunch, the trail lead ascend ride or the Lauribina Yak and superb view of the mountains. The trail is icy often end of the November and December before sunrise in mountains. We will request you attention in your feet. After one and half hour walking you will reach small temple which is statue of the Sakyamuni(Lord Buddha) welcome to the Gosaikunda. The trail leads up and down half and hours then you will see first lake Saraswati Kunda below the trail. Here you will fell little high altitude in our body continuous walking alpine land you will see second lake Bhairav Kunda. The trail continues slightly climb to the Gosaikunda Lake tea houses at 4460m. Enjoy the view of Holy lake Gosaikunda. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Return to the Sing Gompa same trail. The trail continues down to the stream which is flow from Gosaikunda Lake. From here pleasant walk through the few houses government agriculture station and army post. Your trek is end at Dhunche(1950m). O/n at mountain Lodge.

After breakfast catch a coach to set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Leisure / Shopping. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Day 08 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure. You will be prepared for your final departure three hours before from your hotel.

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