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Gosainkunda Lake Trek

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12 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Best Season
March to May, September to February
Tea Houses Lodges during Trek
Breakfats, Lunch and Dinner during Trek
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Trip Route
Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Thulo Syabru-Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda-Sing Gompa-Dhunche-Kathmandu


  • A short and blissful adventure to high and serene Gosainkunda glacial lake. 
  • Walking through enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees.
  • Exploring traditional impressive villages adorned with ancient heritage cultures.
  • Glorious views of Western and Central Himalayan snow-capped peaks on walks.
  • Gosainkunda revered holiest of all holy pilgrimage sites with religious wonders


Gosainkunda Lake Trek with Treklanders Adventures leads to an exciting thrill towards the mountainous destination around Central Langtang Himal. The nearest Himalayan range from Kathmandu valley, at an aerial distance of 44 km / 27 miles. Drive leads about 6 hours covering 122 km / 57.8 miles to Syabrubesi, starting point of the trek. From Kathmandu an interesting overland journey on the high winding road to Dhunche, the headquarters town of Rasuwa district. As well as the Langtang National Park entry point, where Gosainkunda and the whole Langtang Himal range are located.

Apart from the normal straight route to Gosainkunda, ours is slightly different taking a day longer. This allows trekkers to soak more into local cultures, as well as for acclimatization purposes. Ending the long scenic drive at Syabrubesi, the walk starts heading high hills of Thulo Syabru, an interesting Tamang village. Thulo or Upper Syabru is perched on a high ridge facing grand views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal range. The adventure continues heading higher into the dense forest of beautiful rhododendron and pine tree lines to Sing Gompa. 

The main gateway to our destination to Gosainkunda and beyond to Helambu region, a nice small settlement with an old monastery. From Sing Gompa onwards to a higher elevation as the climb proceeds through lovely forest and then reaches a wide exposed ridge. Where tree lines drop for short rhododendron and juniper bushes facing a tremendous panorama of Western and Central Himalayan peaks.

Overlooking grand views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh with Langtang Himal Mountain range, as the climb reaches the top of Laurabinaya. A high ridge is well the highest point of the trek at above near 4,500 m / 14, 763 ft. The trail then follows down to Bhairab Kund to reach Gosainkunda our main highlight. 

Gosainkunda a glacial lake, is regarded as the most sacred pilgrimage spot in all Himalayas, the lake, is placed on a basin. Enclosed by rocky ridges, and high cliffs with snow-capped peaks, the lake often gets frozen in early spring and late autumn. 

In the area around Gosainkunda, in early times there were 108 ponds and large lakes at present more than half a dozen exist. Likewise Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Saraswati, Naga Kunda, with the main Gosainkunda lakes. The calm serene Gosainkunda Lake is worshiped by the Hindus with few Buddhist Devotees on special occasions. Which annually takes place in August, according to the Hindu religious calendar, thousands of Hindus throng for worship and prayers. A small shrine of Lord Shiva is located on the lake shore, the creator of the lakes around Gosainkunda.  

After a wonderful visit to Gosainkunda around its pristine surroundings, walk down to Sing Gompa. Then on an alternative route to reach Dhunche town for the last overnight halt within Gosainkunda and Langtang Himal region.

A scenic drive brings you to the hustle, bustle city of Kathmandu, after a marvelous adventure and experience on Gosainkunda Lake Trek. 

Important Note

Trip Summary:
Mode of Trek:         Best available lodge / guest house on treks.
Trekking Grade:     Moderate to Adventurous.
Trekking Region:     Around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal.
Start and End of trek: Syabrubesi to Dhunche with drives both ways.
Highest elevation:     At Gosainkunda 4,380 m / 14,370 feet.                                         
Trek duration:         07 Nights and 08 Days. 
Total Trip:             11 Nights and 12 Days, from arrival to departures.

Best Seasons:
The best season for Gosainkunda Lake Trek is spring from March to May. Including autumn/fall begins from September to November. Gosainkunda leads to short moderate and adventurous walks, interested people can visit all year round. Except for the cold winter months of December to February, as most mornings and late afternoons with freezing temperatures.
Springtime is bright and beautiful, most days are clear with sunny days, can be cloudy afternoons. Bringing cold chill in the late afternoon, and night till morning this is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom.
The next best season is autumn/fall, where days are clear with sunny days for views and walks. But shorter days due to limited sunlight hours, cold morning and night time can expect snowfall sometimes. 
Culture & Religion: 
The Langtang Himal and Gosainkunda region is populated by the famous Tamang the main tribes of Langtang and Central Himalayas. As well around the Kathmandu Valley rim hills, the Tamang interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism follows an impressive heritage and culture similar to its predecessors the Tibetans. Most villages have monasteries known as Gompa, every house adorned with prayer flags, and religious monuments. 
Around the Langtang Region, more than 80% of people are from Tamang.  Follows a brilliant tradition, and unique culture including a distinct language, cultural dress, script, ethnic instrument, and social manners. Their language comes from a branch of Tibeto-Burman origin. However, Gosainkunda is regarded as a holy site for the Hindus but is respected by the Tamang Buddhist followers also. Where a great religious festival is held at Gosainkunda, which falls during the monsoon wet month of August. As per the Hindu Lunar Calendar, where thousands of Hindu followers visit Gosainkunda for a holy bath and a dip. Belief is that relinquishing the sins of hundreds lifetimes, the event is known as Jani-Purnima on full moon time. An auspicious day for Hindu men to change their sacred threads, which bounds them from certain restrictions.

Please Note:
Interested people can enjoy a short visit to worship and prayers at Gosainkunda Lake. Treklanders Adventure also organize Helicopter Tour to Gosainkunda of 1-2 hours.

Trip Itinerary

On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.

Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking. 

Early morning an exciting drive on 138 k.m / 86 miles to Syabrubesi town to start Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The road follows on winding ups past Nuwakott district reaching Rasuwa, around Langtang Himal range. Drive leads to main town at Dhunche, the headquarters of the Rasuwa district. As well the entrance of Langtang National Park, the drive heads downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi for overnight stop. 

Starting the trek, which is shorter being the first day walks of the adventure. The trail from Syabrubesi diverts from the main route of Langtang Valley, as climb leads to a near high ridge. Leaving the outskirt of Syabrubesi village and town, heading north through farm areas of neat cultivated terraces. Few gradual path, and then heads a steep up for an hour till the top of a ridge is reached. Where a nice farm village Thulo or Upper Syabru located high above from the main road of Syabrubesi.

At Thulo Syabru for lunch and overnight stop in the comfort of a nice simple lodge. Afternoon take a short walk to the monastery, perched above the village, and enjoy relaxing moment facing the surrounding scenery. 

After a pleasant overnight in Thulo Syabru, walk leads north from the village monastery, with steep uphill climb. Entering a dense forest of rhododendron and pines, then reach Phoprang Danda. Enjoy the glorious views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu as far as Annapurna in the far west. Having time for lunch, walk continues to ascent through blue pine forest to Sing Gompa. Also known as Chandanbari a small nice settlement with few good lodge and an old monastery.

After checking into a lovely rooms, with time for short stroll to a small yak cheese 

Morning from Sing Gompa, starts with a steep climb, facing grand vista of Langtang Himal range to the north. Includes the Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu and peaks of Annapurna range towards far northwest. The first part of the walk is on gradual winding path through oak, pine, and rhododendron forest. Then reaching an open areas on leaving the tree lines, a small place with a tea houses. 

Enjoy the brief break having refreshments along with beautiful surrounding scenery. Ascend leads further to Laurabinaya high ridge, a place where pilgrimage leaves their walking sticks. Pilgrims visit to Gosainkunda during the full moon in August to pay homage and take a ritual bath. Where they abandon their walking sticks as they return down to Dhunche. After a half-hour descent, you'll come across the first ponds Saraswati and Bhairab Kunda. From there, after a short climb, spend your night at Gosainkunda small simple lodge, above the holy lake.

Enjoy the free day at leisure, taking a short hike and explore the surrounding  scenic rocky hills. As well visiting to near other holy glacial lakes of Bhairab, Saraswati Kund / ponds. For energetic people can climb above the lake east wardclose to the pass of Gosainkunda-La or Laurabinaya East. Where Surya a small pond located, amidst beautiful scenery of surrounding high snow-capped peaks. 

From Gosainkunda a slow up to Laurabinaya high ridge, and then on long downhill to reach the tall tree lines. As walk follows through dense forest with views of Langtang-Ri and Langtang Lirung peaks in the north. The trail then slowly leads to short descent reaching overnight stop in Sing Gompa.

From Sing Gompa with morning glorious views of Western and Central Himalayas, walk leads to long descent towards Dhunche Town. The trail follows down through dense lovely tall tree lines reaching a bridge over a small stream.

Possible stop for refreshing drinks and lunch in a small tea-house, situated near the bridge. Walk from here leads to the main motorable road, with short ups to reach the large town at Dhunche. Enjoy the last overnight around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal areas.

After a wonderful time at Gosiankund with last overnight on the hills of Langtang Himal. Morning drive on the scenic and exciting highway to Kathmandu, drive leads beyond Dhunche, Ramche towns and near Trisuli Bazaar. On reaching the city in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotels. Rest of the day at leisure after an enjoyable, marvelous trek to Langtang Valley.

Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu with individual activities or get into shopping spree. Interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.

After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas on Gosainkunda Lake Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.

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  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • 4 Night hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • All accommodation in simple T-house 
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experience and government licensed guide and porter 
  • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • First aid kit carry by Sherpa leader 
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter 
  • National park entrance fee 
  • All government charges and taxes 
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers 
  • Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu. 

Doesn't Include

  • Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Laundry service / battery charge 
  • Rescue / emergency and Travel insurance 
  • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Frequently Asked Questions

Age is no bar for this short moderate trek for a week duration, family with young kids and elderly people can join. But all needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy.

For young infants, can hire extra porter to carry the kids if required, especially on ups and downhill.

Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity from Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.

Despite the remoteness, the valley provides suitable accommodation with typical Nepalese food service. The local provides good hospitality as for accommodation, in the Langtang region, the accommodation. It is simple with twin-sharing beds. All lodges with warm dining hall and cozy rooms as well, most places on treks having common toilets and bathroom. The foods according to lodge menu, serves continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cuisines. As well various warm refreshing drinks. 

The itinerary we have provided, allows much time for acclimatization, although a moderate walk. Where steep climb involves for some days, but taking short rest and enjoying the surrounding views will overcome the toughness. 

As well enjoying the climb to Sing Gompa, overall it is a moderate adventure, taking slow and following the itinerary days we have set to make the trek enjoyable and most interesting for all trekkers.

Magnificent Panorama Scenarios with local impressive cultures throughout the trek. Walking with mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7, 324 m). Includes views as far as Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range in the far west. Including local fascinating cultures around Tamang villages of Syabrubesi, Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa, as well around Dhunche town.

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