Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 5 Days

Gosaikunda Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4380 Meter
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek route is a captivating 5 days journey that takes you through the pristine landscapes of the Langtang National Park. Known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking beauty, this trek offers an enriching experience that combines nature, culture, and adventure.

If you're new to trekking or seeking a serene and spiritual adventure, this Gosaikunda trek is an excellent choice. It combines the tranquility of serene lakes, the majesty of towering mountains, and the warmth of local cultures.

As you ascend through charming villages and alpine meadows, you'll get a chance to connect with the Tamang communities and witness their way of life. This Gosaikunda Lake trekking not only rewards you with breathtaking landscapes but also offers a spiritual journey to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, holding significance to both Hindus and Buddhists.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or a first-time trekker, the 5 Days Gosaikunda trip Nepal is a journey for you to explore the beauty of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in local cultures, and create unforgettable memories in one of Nepal's most captivating regions. 

So, gear up and get ready for a journey that's both enchanting and accessible to beginners with Himalayan Recreation with our tailor-made itinerary in 2024,2025. 

Trail Highlights of Gosaikunda Trekking

  • Visit the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, which is of immense religious importance to both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Walk through a range of landscapes, from dense rhododendron forests and tranquil alpine meadows to rugged terrains and icy passes.
  • Enjoy stunning views of various Himalayan ranges, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and even glimpses of the Annapurna range.
  • Get engaged with the warm and hospitable Tamang communities, immersing yourself in their unique culture and traditions.

What can you expect on the Gosaikunda Lake trek?

  • Moderate Trek: The Gosaikunda Trekking is graded as a moderate trek, making it suitable for those with reasonable fitness levels and basic trekking experience.
  • Varied Terrain: The trail offers diverse terrains, from ascending through dense forests of rhododendrons to traversing picturesque alpine pastures.
  • Cultural Insights: The Gosainkunda trek package provides you an opportunity to explore local villages like Dhunche and Sing Gompa, allowing you to immerse yourself in the daily lives and customs of the Tamang community.
  • High-Altitude Experience: The Gosainkunda trek itinerary includes crossing the challenging Lauribina Pass (4,610m), providing trekkers with a high-altitude adventure and breathtaking panoramic views.

Is the Gosaikunda Short Trek route ideal for You?

  • If you are captivated by serene lakes and panoramic mountain views, the Gosaikunda Short Trek is an ideal choice for you.
  • The spiritual ambiance and cultural significance of Gosaikunda further offer a unique trekking experience that connects you with ancient traditions.
  • With its moderate difficulty level, the Gosaikunda short trek is accessible to individuals with reasonable fitness levels and a love for the outdoors.
  • The breathtaking landscapes, cultural nuances, and the pristine Gosaikunda Lake offers a perfect opportunity for photographers to have a perfect shot. 

How to get ready for the Gosaikunda Tour Package?

  • Fitness Training: Engage in cardio exercises and short hikes to build stamina and prepare your body for trekking at higher altitudes.
  • Gear Selection: Pack essentials such as warm clothing, sturdy and comfortable trekking shoes, a sleeping bag suitable for cold weather, and trekking poles.
  • Acclimatization: Gradual ascent is key to acclimatization and reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Plan your itinerary accordingly.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Familiarize yourself with local customs and practices to ensure respectful interactions with the communities you encounter.
  • Research: Make sure to research the trail's conditions, and weather and get familiar with the symptoms of the altitude sickness.

Maximum Elevation of the Gosaikunda Trek Route

The highest point of the Gosaikunda Trek route is the Lauribina Pass, situated at an elevation of 4,610 meters (15,125 feet). This pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges, providing a sense of accomplishment and awe. As it is a high altitude, we highly recommend that you walk at your pace while staying hydrated throughout the trail. Also, make sure to listen to the instructions of your guide and inform them in case of any problems. 

Gosaikunda Short trek itinerary for 2024,2025

The itinerary of the Gosaikunda Lake Short trek takes you through villages like Dhunche, Shin Gompa, and Lauribina. The 5 days itinerary is prepared to cater to the needs of diverse trekkers. However, if you want to customize any elements of the map route or itinerary, we offer customized service as well so that we can provide each trekker with a personalized experience while trekking the Gosaikunda short trek in Nepal

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:2030m
  • Time:7 hours drive
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
  • Transport:Local Bus

Your journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, the gateway to Langtang National Park. The 7-hour drive takes you through picturesque landscapes and charming villages, offering a glimpse of rural life in Nepal. Once you arrive in Dhunche, you can spend the evening exploring the town and relaxing. Overnight stay in Dhunche. 

  • Max Altitude:3250m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, you'll start your trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa. The trail leads you through lush forests, where you'll witness the rich biodiversity of the region. 

As you ascend, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will also pass by a few traditional settlements on the route that will give you an insight into the culture and traditions of the local communities. You will then reach Sing Gompa after a walk of around 5 to 6 hours. Sing Gompa is a serene village, that will be your resting place for the night. Overnight stay in Sing Gompa.

  • Max Altitude:4380m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Get ready for a remarkable day as you trek to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake today. The trail takes you through alpine landscapes, passing by yak pastures and traditional settlements along the route map. The ascent right before you arrive in the Gosaikunda lake is challenging but as you witness the sacred lake, it will be the most beautiful sight ever. 

As you reach Gosaikunda after a long walk, you'll be awe-struck by the pristine beauty of the high-altitude lake. The spiritual significance of this place is another thing that will leave you mesmerized. You can explore the surroundings of the lake while you also learn about the cultural significance of the lake. Overnight stay in Gosaikunda Lake.

  • Max Altitude:2030m
  • Time:8-9 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today's journey takes you back to Dhunche, as you retrace your steps through the enchanting landscapes. As you descend, you can take in the views one last time and reflect on the unique experiences you've had. The walk today is mostly downhill and you will have a chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna along the route. Arriving in Dhunche, you'll find comfort in familiar surroundings where you will be spending the night. Overnight stay in Dhunche.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:7 hours drive
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

On the final day, you'll bid farewell to the mountains and head back to Kathmandu. The 7-hour drive gives you time to reminisce about your adventure and appreciate the diverse beauty of Nepal. Arriving in Kathmandu, you can either relax at the hotel or go for some exploration around the city. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner with the team.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Dhuncha and Dhuncha to Kathmandu by Local bus
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the tour
  • Porter services during the Langtang Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Langtang Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant after trek
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Apr 27, 2024
Ends:Wednesday May 01, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Transportation for the Gosaikunda Short Trek

The journey commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, the starting point of the trek. For this, you have the option to choose from a public bus or a private vehicle. The road trip takes approximately 6-7 hours and offers glimpses of rural life and picturesque landscapes. It is the same for the ending part of your trip. 

Packing Essentials for the Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Prepare for the trek by packing warm clothing layers, a sturdy and comfortable pair of trekking shoes, a sleeping bag suitable for cold weather, and trekking poles for stability. A good quality backpack, a water bottle, and personal medications are also essential. Check to get more detailed information on the Packing lists for trekking in Nepal

Best Time for 5 Days Gosaikunda Trekking

The Gosaikunda Trekking package is best enjoyed during the post-monsoon months of September to November and the pre-monsoon months of March to May. These periods offer the most stable weather conditions, clear mountain views, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

In the spring, you can get a chance to walk on a trail full of rhododendrons while the views are also at their best. In autumn, the route map will be covered with colorful foilage and the sights of the mountains are considered to be the best in this season.

Whereas for monsoon and winter, you will need to be extra prepared as there are risks of the trail being blocked and landslide during monsoon. Similarly, winter brings the challenge of heavy snowfall and harsh cold at high altitudes. 

Accommodation on the Gosaikunda trek route

Accommodation along the trail of the Gosaikunda trekking ranges from basic teahouses to lodges with slightly more comfortable amenities. The quality of facilities generally blends with the altitude. You'll have the opportunity to experience the traditional hospitality of the Tamang communities.

In the high altitude, the facilities and services may be simple compared to the low altitude. As for connection and WIFI services, high altitudes will not have access to it. You will have to pay extra cost for a hot water shower and the lodges usually have a shared bathroom and communal dining area services. 

Food options and drinking water facilities during the Gosaikunda trek itinerary

You will be provided with three-time meals during the Gosaikunda trek itinerary. Food options include traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup) and momos (dumplings), as well as some international cuisine for Lunch and Dinner. 

While higher altitudes may offer more limited food choices, the experience of local flavors is an integral part of the journey. You can also get dishes like pizza, pasta, sandwich, and other international cuisine at the lower altitude. 

As for drinking water, you can easily get access to tap water along the route map. However as it is not safe to drink it directly, we recommend you carry a filter water bottle or purification tablet to have safe drinking water along the route.

Gosaikunda Trek Cost in Nepal for 2024,2025

The estimated cost for the Gosaikunda Trek Package typically falls within the range of USD 400 to USD 800 or more depending on several factors such as the number of trekkers, itinerary, route map, and the services included on the package. 

This cost includes permits, accommodation, food, guide/porter fees, and other essential services. The exact cost may vary depending on your preferences and group size. If you choose a group trip then, the cost can be lower as we offer discounts depending on the number of trekkers in the group. 

Permits and Fees for the Gosaikunda tour package

To embark on the Gosaikunda tour package, you'll need two permits which are; 

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit: It costs USD 30 per person. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card: The TIMS card costs around USD 20 per person for individual trekkers and approximately USD 10 per person for group trekkers.

Eco-Friendly Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary with Himalayan Recreation 

At Himalayan Recreation, we put sustainable travel as our top priority. Embracing eco-friendly practices by minimizing the use of plastic and following the "Leave No Trace" principles is crucial while traversing through the serene route map.

We encourage all our clients to respect the environment, local customs, and cultures to leave a positive impact on the regions they traverse. By choosing us for the Gosaikunda trek itinerary, you will be taking part in contributing to eco-friendly traveling in Nepal. 

Booking the Gosaikunda Tour Package with Himalayan Recreation 

For a seamless and enjoyable Gosaikunda Tour, consider booking through Himalayan Recreation. With our expertise, your journey will be well-organized, from permits and accommodations to experienced guides and nutritious meals.

You make the payment of the booking through several methods like online platforms or inter-banking. We make sure to assist you throughout the process from beginning to end to make your trip to Nepal the best. 

Last-Minute Booking with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation also offers you last-minute bookings, ensuring that even last-minute trekkers can experience the beauty of Gosaikunda. Our expertise and efficient assistance makes it easier for the process to run smoothly and make your trip worthwhile.

Keep in mind that for the last-minute booking, you have to make the full payment before beginning the trek.

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