Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Duration: 8 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 4380m

Gosainkunda Lake trek falls within the Langtang National Park. It is a 6 days journey to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake situated at an altitude of 4,300 m. Revered by both Buddhists and Hindus, the lake is visited by hundreds of pilgrims during the full moon in August.

Gosainkunda Lake is part of the folk culture of the Tamang community, who are the chief inhabitants of this area. It is believed that the lake was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his travel to Tibet and drank its water to relieve food poisoning. Similar mythological references are attributed to the Hindu God Shiva, who is supposed to lie prostrate under the water. Tamang Shamans from all over the surrounding villages make a special pilgrimage in their traditional garb, beating their traditional drums (Dhyangro) as a way to invoke their gods. It is a 6-day trek to the frozen lake and back to Kathmandu. The route is pleasant and scenic with the Tibetan village and Langtang Panorama. 

The Gosain Kunda Lake journey involves crossing Lauribina Pass (4,609 m), the highest pass in the Langtang region that offers spectacular views of Langtang Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung (7,250 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,988 m), Yala, Langshisha etc. You will also visit sacred Kyangin Gomba and Shing Gomba along with Langtang Village which was devastated during the April 2015 earthquake.


  • Visit sacred Gosainkunda Lake at 4,300 m and Shing Gomba and Langtang village
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala and Langshisha
  • Cross the highest Laurebina pass
  • Learn about Tamang culture and Shamanism

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1,350 m./4,246 ft./6 km./30 min drive

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by Global Adventure Trekking Company (GAT) personnel and transferred to the hotel. Check in and the rest of the time is free.

Distance cover- 6 km.

Driving hours- 30 min

Accommodation- Hotel Buddha or Similar **


  • None
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m./4,246 ft.

GAT team will pick you up and transfer you to the bus station at Machhapokhari. It is exciting and fun bus journey to Dhunche Bazar. Gosainkunda trekking begins after a 7-hours bus drive to Dhunche. Your journey begins together with a guide to Dhunche via Trisuli Bazaar. This is a scenic and adventurous overland tour of Dhunche.

Distance cover- 63 km./63.35 miles

Driving hours- 6 hrs.

Altitude gain-570 m.

Accommodation- Hotel Langtang View or similar

Meals- BLD

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Langtang View or Similar
  • 1,920 m./6,297 ft.

Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa. Dhunche is another viewpoint place and after breakfast, your trekking begins. Our staff always make sure you all are fine and ready to leave. The trekking trails are almost level with the Trisuli River. After we cross the river path leads you uphill through the forest. After a few hours, you will arrive in Singh Gumba. 

Distance cover- 9 km.

Altitude gain 1,410 m.

Trekking hours- 5 hrs.

Accommodation- Hotel Red Panda or Similar


  • Full Board
  • Hotel Red Panda
  • 3,330 m./10,922 ft

Singh Gumba is the home of the endangered Red Panda and a beautiful monastery. Today begin your trek to Gosainkunda Lake. The trail is uphill but very pleasant due to the mountain range and vegetation along the way. Mostly we walk through the pine forest and in the lower section but as soon as you arrive at Lauribinayak the massive range of mountains and ice lake will appear. Keep walking through the narrow alley to holy lake Gosainkunda.

Distance cover-10 km.

Altitude gain 1,050 m.

Trekking hours-6 hrs.

Accommodation- Hotel Tibet or similar

Meals- BLD

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Tibet or similar
  • 4,380 m./14,366 ft.

Gosainkunda is a holy place where many shrines go there for Pooja on special dates. After visiting all the lakes and viewing sunrise we will trek down to Singh Gomba for a night. 

Distance cover- 10 km.

Altitude descend- 1050 m.

Trekking hours- 5 hrs.

Accommodation- Hotel Red Panda


  • Full Board
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,330 m./10,922 ft.

Your trek will descend to Dhunche through the side trails. This forest is famous for Red Panda and many Natural Ayurvedic medicine plants are found.

Distance cover- 9 km

Altitude descend- 1,410 m.

Trekking hours- 4 hrs.

Accommodation- Hotel Langtang View


  • Full Board
  • Hotel
  • 1,920 m./6,296 ft.

After having breakfast at Dhunche, we take 6 hrs. Bus ride back to Kathmandu. It is a safe and pleasant bus ride through the small local village. You can enjoy picturesque landscapes. The last bus stop at Balaju, and the transfer to Hotel. Evening, farewell dinner at a Nepalese typical restaurant with a cultural show. 

Distance cover- 102 km./63.35 meals

Altitude descend- 780 m.

Bus Journey- 6 hrs.

Accommodation- No

Meals- BLD

  • Farewell Dinner
  • Hotel solo responsible
  • 1,400m./4,600 ft.

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private car
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing including breakfast.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Land transportation to and from by bus and jeep
  • 5-night mountain lodge Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the mountains.
  • TIMS- Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Complimentary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Company T-shirt 
  • Local tax, company services charge, and VAT
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant 
  • Personal expenses and all kinds of drinks including hot and cold drinks
  • Client's personal Travel Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide (Tipping is expected),
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone, Wifi 
  • The cost of Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, International Airport tax and customs clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
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Useful Info

  • Once the booking is confirmed you will receive the trip confirmation voucher.
  • All your booking is 100 % guaranteed departure.
  • Passport and Visa: All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visas cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.
  • Medical and health information: All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.
  • You should consult your doctor to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid. The lowest price is on offer and the highest price for deluxe services is also available throughout the year.
  • The Hotel upgrade is available for an additional cost. Please kindly let us know.

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