Grade

Moderate

Geography

Hills/Mountains

Location

Nuwakot/Rasuwa/Sindhupalchowk

Max altitude

4160 meters

Religions

Tibetan Buddhist

Ethnic People

Sherpa/Tamang

Accommodation

Hotel/Tea house

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$1,250 $850

Gosainkunda Lake Trek

With the glorious Langtang mountain ranges in the background, the pristine lakes of Gosainkunda are one of the greatest sights the human eye can behold. The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a journey that takes you deep into the beautiful and mysterious Langtang valley. The Langtang region is decorated with nature’s finest gifts in terms of both culture and natural beauty that you won’t find anywhere else. From the quaint settlements of Kyanjin to the unmanned regions of the Laurebinayak, the Gosainkunda Lake Trek encompasses them all.

 

Gosainkunda Lake Trek Highlights

  • Spectacular view of the glorious mountains of the Langtang mountain range
  • Reach the tranquil lake of Gosainkunda and its associates like Bhairab Kunda and Saraswati Kunda
  • Witness the rich culture of the Sherpa and Tamang community of Kyanjin and Syabru
  • Taste the famous yak cheese from the cheese factory in Langtang

 

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Overview

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek comprises of various alluring locations from its start to the end. You commence with a scenic drive and then proceed to witness the fascinating plant life and wildlife well preserved in the Langtang National Park. The park spread out in the districts of Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, and Nuwakot. The lower half of the region densely covered with lush green forests and Bamboo trees.  As the elevation increases, you get to witness the amazing mountain scenery and the authentic lifestyle of the local Tamangs.

The route leads you to Kyanjin Gompa, on the shadow of the great Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), and home to a respected monastery. Nearby in a Sherpa village a cheese factory well known for its tasty Yak cheese. In Kyanjin, you can grab the opportunity to indulge in the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people.

The people living in these parts are mostly of Sherpa and Tamang communities. They follow Tibetan influenced Buddhism and, in some parts, Hinduism as well. Gosainkunda Lake considered a holy place where thousands of pilgrims visit every year to fulfill their religious deeds. The best seasons to go on this trek is during spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November). The weather during these seasons is clear and dry with moderate temperatures. Trekking is also drastically easier as the trails aren’t slippery. The altitude of the Gosaikunda lake is 4,380 m.

With Nepal Treks, you will have quality service as well as the best experience. We value our clients with the utmost importance and are always ready to fulfill their demands. Our guides, porters, and members of the trek team are trained and experienced. They will offer you the opportunity to relish the mesmerizing experience on the trip.

  • Location
  • Days
    15
  • Nights
    14
  • Geography
    Hills/Mountains
  • Location
    Nuwakot/Rasuwa/Sindhupalchowk
  • Max altitude
    4160 meters
  • Religions
    Tibetan Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Sherpa/Tamang
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Tea house
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Your respective airport representative will receive you and welcome you to Nepal! They will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1503 m), 7 to 8 Hours driving
Today you will head north from Kathmandu towards Syabrubensi. The drive covers a distance of 122 km and it will lead you through the scenic landscapes. You will soon be driving with the Trishuli River at your side and on a good day the view of Mount Ganesh Himal (7422m) will grace you on your journey. Syabrubensi is a small settlement in the Langtang region and it is filled with trekkers on the road to Langtang. Overnight in Syabrubensi.
Day 3
Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m), 5 to 6 Hours
The trail for the day leads us towards the Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel sits right between the extreme wildernesses of the forest and consists of a few lodges and teahouses. The trek goes across the Bhote Koshi River and later follows the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends by Ramche and down through the forested hills of bamboo. If you are lucky you might spot a few langurs, bears, and even Red Pandas! Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 4
Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3430m), 5 to 6 hours
After breakfast, you continue your trek towards Langtang Valley. The trek provides amazing view of the Langtang mountain ranges and surrounding scenery. The Langtang village is the main hub of the Langtang valley and grants you the opportunity to witness Tamang lifestyle. There are many Mani walls, and prayer wheels in the village. Overnight in Langtang Village.
Day 5
Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m), 5 to 6 hours
Today, you will be heading towards Kyanjin Gompa, a famous monastery in the Langtang region. En route, you pass by trails decorated by prayer wheels, chortens, ancient and sacred carved rocks and functional water mills. You will also be passing by one of the largest Mani walls in Nepal. Upon reaching Kyanjin, you will explore the Gompa along with the Buddhist shrines and enjoy the amazing views of the mountains present all around. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 6
At Kyanjin (3830m)
You will spend this day to acclimatize and explore Kyanjin. You can visit the nearby monastery and the cheese factory operating since 1955 to try out the Yak cheese. After exploring these sites, we shall hike up to the Tserko Ri (4984m). From where you can get a spectacular panoramic view of the Langtang peak. From Kyanjin you can take extra excursions to remarkable locations such as the Langshisha Kharka. Overnight in Kyanjin.
Day 7
Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2410m), 7 to 8 Hours
Today, we shall retrace our steps back to the Lama Hotel. The trek goes downhill and we need to walk for at least 7 hours. You can view the mountain sights you may have missed on your way up. Walk through Tamang settlements and lush forests of rhododendron and magnolia to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 8
Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m), 6 to 7 hours
You will resume your trek after breakfast from Lama hotel and head towards Thulo Syabru. The trail begins with a descent to a river which then ascends again up to Thulo Syabru. Along the way, you shall visit the Rimche village. As you move ahead, you’ll be blessed with amazing views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 9
Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak (3584m), 6 to 7 hours
Today you will be ascending broad trails climbing up to Laurebinayak. The path runs through forests of Rhododendron, Hemlock, and Oak trees. Today is somewhat of a difficult climb. The initial climb leads us to Chyolangpati Danda and then heads towards Laurebinayak. You will also witness a fantastic view of the Langtang Mountains and the Langtang valley. Overnight in Laurebinayak.
Day 10
Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda (3480m), 5 to 6 hours
Finally today you will be reaching the sacred destination of this region and the major highlight of this trek. The day begins with a steep ascent to reach a pass at an altitude of 4165 meters. The trail descends and goes all the way to Gosainkunda. The rugged trail gifts you with the views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges along with the further away Tibetan peaks while Langtang Lirung towers close by on the horizon. Gosainkunda houses a dozen lakes, out of which the main three are Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosainkunda. This lake is associated with Lord Shiva and is of religious importance to Hindu and Buddhist followers. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 11
Rest day at Gosainkunda (4165m)
You will spend this day at Gosainkunda exploring the lakes and clicking pictures of the tranquil lake. If you arrive during the time of Janai Purnima, you will get to witness the loyal pilgrims make the arduous journey to achieve inner peace and absolution. This lake holds a deep significance in the Hindu religion. According to a legend, Lord Shiva himself created this lake by piercing a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst! You will get plenty of rest today which is necessary to get rid of the fatigue caused by trekking. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 12
Gosainkunda to Chandanbari (3330), 5 to 6 hours
Today you will be heading down to Chandanbari. Chandanbari is home to the Shin Gompa. It is a famous monastery in the Langtang region, and it provides a brief insight of the culture in the Rasuwa region. There are numerous teahouses and small lodges here. You can find another cheese factory here at Chandanbari. Explore the village vicinity for the rest of the day. Overnight in Chandanbari.
Day 13
Chandanbari to Dhunche (1960m), 2 to 3 hours, Drive to Kathmandu |5-6 Hrs
This is the last day of your trek. The trail towards Dhunche is relatively short and the trek lasts for about 3 hours only. Make sure to take it easy on the knees while walking downhills. Dhunche is a lively settlement in the Rasuwa region and here you can shop for some souvenirs as well. Upon reaching Dhunche, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14
Leisure day at Kathmandu
Today is your free day in the capital city, where you relax and reminisce about the trip. You can also go exploring around the city and shop for souvenirs in Thamel. If you have any special places on your bucket list to visit on the capital, today is a good day to complete that list. The UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath are the prime destinations for cultural explorations. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15
Departure to Airport
Today your adventure comes to an end. You will be dropped off at the airport and our representative will bid you a safe journey back home!


Included
  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Teahouse lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during the trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee
  • Langtang National Park Fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide
  • The required number of Porter
  • Staffs insurance, salary, and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All applicable tax, Vat, service charge, and paperwork
 
 
Not Included
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff
 

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