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 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 days 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 (4609m), the highest pass in Langtang region that offers spectacular views of Langtang Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung (7250m), Dorje Lakpa (6988m), 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.