Gosaikunda / Frozen Lake Trekking Itinerary

Follow our outline itinerary for alpine freshwater oligotrophic Gusain Kunda lake in Langtang National. 

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.