The picture is taken at Gosaikunda during Gosainkunda trek.The picture is taken at Gosaikunda during Gosainkunda trek.

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking - 8 days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4336m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Group Size 16
  • Transportation Local bus
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, which includes a visit to the holy Gosaikunda Lake, provides an opportunity for spiritual enrichment.
  • Trekkers can see breathtaking views of the mountains while traveling through the Nepal Himalayas, offering a 360-degree panorama.
  • The journey begins from the bustling city of Kathmandu and proceeds with a beautiful drive to Shyabrubesi, with breathtaking scenery to see en route.
  • The hike offers fantastic views as it passes through various environments, such as terraced agricultural fields and alpine woods.
  • The journey offers several Buddhist monasteries,eries, beautiful Chhortens, Mani walls, prayer flags, and Tibetan-styled houses.
  • Trekkers can enjoy mesmerizing, colorful views of flora and fauna like rhododendrons, pine, and oak, as well as species like red panda, snow leopard, endangered musk deer, etc.
  • Trekkers can explore the Langtang Conservation Area along with their species.
  • Trekkers can immerse themselves in the different cultures of Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chettri groups by exploring the Langtang region.
  • A calm and peaceful encounter: The Gosaikunda walk provides a more tranquil and serene experience than busier trekking routes, enabling a closer touch to nature.

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking Introduction

The Gosaikunda trekking is one of Nepal's most adventurous and spiritually filled trails. It attracts visitors and pilgrims worldwide, making it a top destination to travel in 2024/25. The walk through the glaciers, alpine forests, and terraced agriculture fields with the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains mesmerizes anyone who decides to travel here.

The Gosaikunda hike comes under the Langtang region of Nepal. Langtang Valley lies in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, northeast of the Kathmandu Valley, with a surface area of about 13.4ha or 34 acres. It was designated a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007. Gosaikunda trek is not just about the main lake; many exotic glacier lakes of different sizes spread around the Gosaikunda region with glorious mountains, verdant forests, stunning landscapes, and the generic nature around. Likewise, the beauty of Gosaikunda Lake, accompanied by the Langtang region's geography, portrays Nepal's natural grandeur. The tranquil lake surrounded by the Himalayan realm, including Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Dhaulagiri, is a sight that hypnotizes all the visitors for a while.

According to the myth, the Gosaikunda Lake was formed when the Hindu God Shiva (God of destruction) forced his trident into the mountain to quench his thirst. Thus, it is believed that the lake has spiritual qualities, and bathing in the water from the lake is said to wash away human sin. Similarly, according to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is said to be the abode of the gods Shiva and Gauri. It is believed that the Gosaikund lake was formed when Lord Shiva thrust his trident into the mountain to drink water. Thus, the waters are of particular significance during the Janai Purnima festival in August, when thousands of pilgrims gather under the full moon. Many Hindu scriptures, like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagvat Puran, and Vishnu Puran, refer to Samundra Manthan, which is related to the origin of Gosaikunda and was explained so well. This has carried much religious significance that is related to Hindu people and still provides positive persuasion towards them rather than others. Similarly, for this particular reason, many national and international individuals mark Gosaikunda as a major trekking destination in Nepal.

Likewise, Gosaikunda Lake is one of the pilgrimage places for all Hindu Buddhists; once a year, all the devotees from many places in the country, and even the Indian Hindus, come to take a holy dip in the lake. For almost half of the year, it gets frozen. Gosaikunda Lake is the mainspring of the Trishuli River after it melts and sips down in the mountain.

However, compared to the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp trek, Gosaikunda Lake trekking is quiet. This enhances the opportunity to separate from the hustle and bustle of the crowded trekking routes and enables one to get closer to nature. Similarly, the views of the snow-capped mountains are as grand as any other trekking region of Nepal.

Similarly, many plants and animal species are explored near, including the red panda, snow leopard, and endangered musk deer, which find the lakes their home. Rhododendron, oak, and pine trees cover the rest of the surrounding forests, which makes it a beautiful, mesmerizing spot for nature lovers. This journey gives me an excellent opportunity to learn about the local way of life. However, no aquatic life is present in Gosaikunda Lake, even though it is a freshwater lake. The reason is that fish and other marine creatures struggle to survive due to high altitude and temperatures.

Apart from the lake, the region's cultural richness is another major highlight of the trek. The Langtang region, especially the Gosaikunda area, is inhabited by the Tamang, Gurung, Brahmins, and Chettri, who have distinct languages, cultures, dress, and social structures. As there is diverse culture in the area, visitors get a chance to immerse themselves in the diversified cultural and traditional way of life.

Expectations on this Trek

As you approach Gosaikunda, plan on an experience that will provide you with a sense of accomplishment, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery. Set out on a journey that combines adventure and spirituality with the Gosaikunda trek. A soul-stirring adventure among glaciers, alpine forests, and terraced farms with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks awaits those who go on this trip, which is one of Nepal's most intriguing Encircled by the magnificent Himalayan backdrop of Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri, the jewel in the crown, Gosaikunda Lake opens up as you travel in the Langtang region Gosaikunda Lake is an oligotrophic lake with an altitude of 600 meters. There are several ponds, such as Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Parvati Kunda, and Aama Kunda, which stand among others.

The Gosaikunda lake area is considered to have 108 ponds close to the Ramasar site Lord Shiva is credited with the lake's mythical beginnings, which give it a spiritual edge Bathing in the lake's holy waters is thought to purify oneself Being less crowded than popular routes like Everest and Annapurna Base Camps, this trip offers a peaceful experience of contact with nature, which makes it distinct. During the Goshaikunda trekking, trekkers can walk through the beautiful Rhododendron and pine forests, as well as get knowledge about creatures like Red Panda , Musk Deer and the shy mammals species Habre, etc Enjoy the rich cultural diversity of the Gurung, Tamang, Brahmin, and Chettri people and become fully immersed in their customs Trekkers can explore Tamang culture and religious values by talking with friendly local people Likewise, there are local monasteries and one of them is Sing Gompa, which is called as Chandanbari They can visit there, light the butter lamp and feel the peace in your soul People can see the typical nepali culture and local communities, along with their lifestyle. Visitors can enjoy homemade Nepali foods and visit the local food factories in the same area. In the context of accommodation, the trekkers can see the many teahouses and guesthouses near that area. The tea house is not very expensive compared to the guest house.

Lastly, we can visit the Langtang National Park, which has a massive diversity of species. The park is inhabited by some rare, exotic, and threatened animals, including red panda and a leopard; there are 46 species of mammals, including Himalayan thar, wild boar, musk deer, Ghoral, grey langur monkey, Himalayan brown monkey, Musk deer and many more. In addition, there are exotic species of butterflies and varietal species of birds, such as the Impeyan pheasant, Ibis bill, Snow partridge, and Crimson-horned pheasant, that hover around the park. During the spring season, we can get a chance to see red, white, and pink rhododendron blossoms alongside oak, laurel, blue pine, sal, and Castanopsis indica. Similarly, an extravagant display of wildflowers can be seen during autumn. A lifetime of memories can be made on the Gosaikunda journey, which promises an incredible fusion of spiritual resonance, breathtaking natural beauty, and cultural immersion, which gives the opportunity to be away from stress and enjoy nature for a while.

Who can do Gosaikunda Lake trek?

Trekking fans of all fitness levels can enjoy this. Everybody with an average fitness level can do this Gosaikunda Trek in a group, as a family, or solo. Mainly, people are eager to explore, like nature lovers, photographers, peace lovers, etc. Both novice and expert hikers can have the route customized.

Ready for the Gosaikunda Lake trek experience?

One needs to recognize the distinctive cultural and environmental characteristics of the Langtang Gosaikunda walk while mentally and emotionally preparing for the adventure.

Sensitivity to Culture:

  • Honor regional traditions and customs.
  • Showing good behavior and using polite language.
  • Avoid hampering the natural species.
  • Engage in conversation with nearby towns.

Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Observe the "Leave No Trace" guidelines.
  • Cut back on single-use plastics.

Why us for Gosaikunda Lake Trekking?

  • Nature Excursion guarantees a memorable and responsible trekking experience with its dedication to safety, skilled guides, and emphasis on sustainable tourism. There are various reasons why Nature Excursion is unique and guarantees an unmatched trekking experience.
  • Our knowledgeable guides, who have lived in the Langtang region for a long time, can offer insights into the local way of life, natural history, and wildlife.
  • The trips have as little of an ecological impact as possible because of the dedication to sustainable and ethical tourism methods.
  • Trekkers' safety is ensured by following international safety regulations, using qualified guides, and following emergency procedures.
  • Through the community engagement programs, trekkers can fully immerse themselves in the local way of life with the Langtang locals.
  • We provide more managed hospitality by fulfilling their needs and treating them as excellent guests.
  • We provide the best and most accurate information.
Gosaikunda Lake Trekking - 8 days pictures and video



As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, a representative from Nature Excursion will pick you up in a private vehicle. Upon meeting, shift your luggage in the car/jeep and go on a scenic drive from the airport towards the heart of the city of Thamel (also known as a hub for tourists). Upon arrival, you will check in at your hotel and rest until the evening. In the evening, you will meet the company representatives and have a briefing about your trip towards the Gosaikunda Lake. All your needs, gear, and equipment will be managed. Furthermore, any missing item must be bought.

Later in the evening, you will have the rest of the time to explore Kathmandu's bustling city. After exploration, return to the hotel, have dinner, and sleep.


The morning will be an early get-out-of-bed time. Today, you will have a drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, so be sure to have a filling breakfast. After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the nearest bus station or on a private vehicle. The ride to reach Dhunche lasts for about 7 hours. Dhunche is a traditional settlement also known as the headquarters of Rasuwa district. On route to Dhunche, you will pass various waterfalls and tiny picturesque villages. The drive continues along the bank of the Trishuli River. Some sections of the road are under construction, while most of the routes are blacktopped. Lunch is served at the preferred location, depending upon the personal choice.

As you reach Dhunche, stroll around the village to get insights into the locals' way of life. Spend time engaging in a conversation with the community. Afterward, settle in an accommodation and wait for dinner. You will savor local cuisines and sleep in Dhunche that day.


The morning starts with an early sunrise or cool breeze in Dhunche. As you freshen up, get ready for breakfast. After breakfast, you will gather all your equipment and start your first day of trekking. Today's walk will be from Dhunche to Sing Gompa, which will take about 5-6 hours. The distance is about 7 kilometers, and the journey is thrilling.

You will pass along the rhododendron and pine forests and take a side trail into the side of the mountain. The course is initially flat, with an uphill climb lasting 5 hours. After completion, you will reach Sing Gompa, which confirms your entry into the Langtang National Park. As you go to Sing Gompa or Chandanbari, visit the famous monastery and yak cheese factory. As the exploration is complete, find accommodation for dinner and to sleep in the area.


As you wake up early in the morning, you will have breakfast and, without any delay, trek onwards the Gosaikunda Lake route. Today is the trip's main highlight, which means you will witness the serene Gosaikunda Lake. The trail initially is a narrow path followed by a rugged uphill walk. As you continue the journey, you can see various mountains of the Langtang region. The peaks like Himal Chuli, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan peaks, Langtang Lirung, and even Annapurna range can be seen.

A prominent settlement called Lauribina is reached, where teahouses and lodges can be found. You can have lunch here and continue to walk towards Gosaikunda. You will walk for about an hour from Lauribina to the trek's highest point, the Lauribina Pass, located at 4600m.

Spend some time in the past and walk towards Gosaikunda Lake, where you can see spectacular mountain views such as Manaslu Peak, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung Peak. You can capture this majestic view in photographs and spend time looking at the serene lake. You will spend the night in Gosaikunda.


You will wake up for a filling breakfast and witness the morning in Gosaikunda Lake. After spending some time, you pack all your belongings and bid goodbye to the Gosaikunda Lake and its surrounding mountains.

You will continue the downhill path and retrace your footprints to Sing Gompa. The route contains small temples and monasteries along the way. The walk will last about 5-6 hours at an average pace. You will once again pass through the Lauribinayak, looking at the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains to reach Sing Gompa finally.

Upon reaching it, rest in the lodge or teahouse and have dinner. Today's journey ends at Sing Gompa.


You will wake up and have breakfast. After breakfast, continue the return journey. You will walk up to Dhunche today. The distance is about 7 kilometers through terraced fields, which takes about 4 hours. The walk continues downhill to the forested path. As you cross the forest, you will come towards Dimsa village. After Dimsa, you will continue an uphill walk to Deurali, where lunch is served. As you leave after lunch, you will cross the Ghatte Khola and continue walking for another 45 minutes to reach Dhunche.

Settle in an accommodation place as you reach Dhunche. Order some delicious food for dinner and stay overnight.


You will wake up in the Dhunche Hotel and eat breakfast. After breakfast, pack your bags and wait for the bus at the bus station. You can even find private or shared vehicles according to your preference. However, a shared or personal car will cost more than taking the bus. The drive lasts for 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. The aim is to go along the Trishuli River through the Pasang Lhamu Highway. Lunch is served along the route.

After lunch, continue the drive with a view of Trishuli Hydropower. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel, where you can check in and rest. You will have a farewell dinner with the company owner. After dinner, relax and spend overnight in Kathmandu.


Today is your last day in Nepal. You will do the necessary shopping and buy souvenirs which will be the memory of your trip. Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will do all the required preparation for your departure. You will leave for the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours before departure. You will bid a final goodbye to Nepal as you board the plane. Safe travels and best wishes.

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Gosaikunda Lake Trekking - 8 days map
Cost Details
  • Pickup and drop off services during arrival and departure date 'From and To' the TIA ( Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Dhunche and to Kathmandu on a local bus
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu with complimentary breakfast before and after the trek
  • Accommodation on a tea house or lodge during the trek (total 5 nights)
  • Full board meals (6 Breakfast, 6 Lunches & 5 dinners) during the Gosaikunda trek
  • Government-licensed, English speaking and experienced 'Nature Excursions trek guide (you will get an assistant guide group of 6 or more trekkers)
  • Guide and assistant guide cost: their meals, accommodation, insurance, salary and other necessary equipment covered by the company
  • Strong porters to help your luggage (luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker); two trekker can share 1 porter
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • Snacks ( cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit Every day during the trek
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • Arrangement of the rescue operation in case of health-condition emergencies (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance)
  • Souvenir: The Company’s T-shirt & Cap
  • Nature Excursions trek achievement Certificate
  • complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA): ( 15 days: $25–30, 30 Days: $40–50, and 90 Days: $100–110)
  • Excess baggage charges (limit: 10 kg per person)
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner
  • Personal Expenses: shopping, snacks, hot drinks (tea/coffee), cold drinks (coke/Fanta/juice), hard drinks (beer/alcohol/rum), Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery re-charge, telephone calls and extra porter, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like- landslide, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes of government policies and strikes
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in included section
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergencies involving high-altitude rescue and evacuation (Compulsory),
  • Tips for guide and porters (Expected)
Useful Information

Seasonal Weather Variations: To properly plan the expedition, gain knowledge of seasonal fluctuations in weather. Get suggestions for the ideal trekking season that takes into account the most fantastic weather.

Accommodations: Details on comfortable teahouse accommodations to be stayed at during the walk.

Appropriate Culture: Advice on respecting regional customs and traditions by adhering to cultural norms and manners.

Preparation before Trek

Comprehensive planning is essential for a successful and pleasurable Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Nature Excursion. Participants ought to think about the following;

  • Level of Physical Fitness: To increase your endurance for trekking at higher altitudes, use weight training, aerobic workouts, running, cycling, swimming, jogging, cardiovascular exercise, omit lifts, etc. Along with this, people need to walk at least 45 minutes regularly.
  • Mental Readiness: A strong mind is essential, particularly considering the altitude and difficulties of hiking in isolated regions. Trekkers should mentally prepare for unpredictable weather and possible problems due to the size and circumstances of remote trails.
  • Considering Altitude: The value of becoming used to your surroundings comes here. Acclimatization is crucial for trekkers to change their altitude sickness. It is advised to take enough breaths during the hike and to ascend gradually to give the body time to acclimate to the higher evaluations.
  • Setting up: To sum up, anyone with a responsible degree of physical health, mental fortitude, and a dedication to careful planning can successfully complete the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. A safe pleasure trek requires psychological and physical preparation, frequent exercise, and adherence to altitude-related measures.

Packing for the trek

Ensure you have the right equipment and clothes for the hike by following the detailed packing list Nature Excursion provides. Follow the detailed packing list, including trekking boots, warm clothing, gloves, a water bottle, a reliable backpack, and a suitable sleeping bag, as mentioned on the website of Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. Don't pack heavy. Make a careful packing plan Add quick snacks to control hunger, like dry fruits, chocolates, energy drinks, energy bars, and others. For the complete packing lists, consult with the company.

Permit and Fee

The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is located inside the Langtang National Park, which requires hiking permission. Similarly, attacking or harming wild animals and species is strictly prohibited. At Dhunche, there is an army checkpoint where hikers need a permit to enter the Langtang National Park. To get the permit, hikers must have their passports and all other necessary documents. All the permits are thoroughly checked in the check post, and entry permits for the Langtang National Park Conservation Area can be made here. The authorization required is the Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] permit, which costs Rs 2000 and is granted by TAAN. The Nature Excursion team registers the TIMS permit with needed materials like a passport-size photo, etc. You mostly need these two permits to finish your trek to Gosaikunda Lake. Visit our website for comprehensive details regarding the costs, length, and available packages for the tour.

Guide and Porter

The trekking guide has good knowledge about trekking in Nepal. It is certified by the Government of Nepal as a licensed trekking guide on grade, culture, and religion. Trekking Guide provides many different pieces of training like first aid, high-altitude risk, and many more. He is good at customer service, too. Our guide and porter are well equipped for the Himalayas high pass trekking in Nepal. They are insured for any medical emergency or emergency rescue. Therefore, porter guides are only eligible for the trekking job. They are more experienced and are familiar with the places because they have been there many times. Porter carries 20 kg. Normally, one porter between two trekkers will be provided. Firstly, a porter or a guide thinks about the trekker's safety and gives them priority. Tipping is the culture or satisfaction in which there are no boundaries; it is according to the personal interest based on the service provided.

Best Time/Seasons for Gosaikunda Trek

The Gosaikunda trip in the Langtang region is perfect for a week of trekking close to Kathmandu and relaxation. The optimum seasons for the walk are spring and autumn, when temperatures are comfortable and the weather is stable. Trekkers enjoy delightful walks in the warm, sunny weather on dry trails throughout these times, with comfortably cool nights and mornings.

Trekking is best done in the fall, from September to mid-December. With daily temperatures of 10 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius (50°F to 59°F), the weather is pleasant and steady. The Himalayas and gorgeous valleys are breathtakingly visible due to the clear skies. This is the perfect time of year to go hiking because of the minimal precipitation, which guarantees clear visibility and reduces heavy fog.

The second-best season is spring, which runs from March to May. Savor long, sunny days that range in temperature from 10 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius (50°F to 68°F). With its verdant woodlands, rhododendron blossoms, and vivid wildflowers, the trail takes on an extraordinary beauty. With no worries about rain or snow, the Spring trip offers a revitalizing stroll through vibrant woodlands and unobstructed views of the mountains.

Although trekking is possible year-round, there are problems in other seasons. Summer, which lasts from June to August, brings heat and monsoon rains, which make pathways slick but provide a beautiful verdant setting. Winter, which lasts from December through February, provides snow and chilly weather, making it a peaceful experience for those seeking seclusion with fewer people.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the finest seasons for an easy trek with fantastic mountain views. Because of the snowfall in the winter, the trek zones are chilly, while the summer rain leaves the pathways muddy and slick. In conclusion, choose an autumn or spring trip for the most pleasurable and comfortable Gosaikunda trek.

Travel Insurance

Nature Excursion highlights the value of having travel insurance to cover unanticipated events. It's not mandatory, but it has many advantages. Unfortunately, if any difficult circumstances arise, then it helps a lot. For some problems like medical emergencies, emergency care, trip cancellations, etc., theft is uncommon but may be the cause. Be sure to read all the policies before buying travel insurance. Nature Excersion Pvt. Ltd. does not provide any travel insurance facilities. Still, for information about travel insurance companies, you can contact us.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a significant threat while trekking to any higher regions. Beginners can experience some altitude sickness problems when they reach Laurebinayak. That's why some trekkers rest for a day at Laurebinayak and acclimatize before heading any further. For a safer hike, be knowledgeable about altitude sickness symptoms, prevention, and methods. Addressed altitude-related issues by providing thorough information. Altitude sickness can refer to three different conditions:

Acute mountain sickness [AMS]

AMS is considered the mildest and most common form of altitude sickness.

High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)

HAPE is a form of Acute Mountain sickness that occurs when altitude sickness affects your lungs, causing them to fill with fluid. It's a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention. While not the most severe form, it can cause death faster than other forms of altitude sickness.

High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE)

HACE is the most severe form. It happens when altitude sickness causes your brain to swell. It's a hazardous condition that needs emergency care.


Acclimatization days are being added to the schedule.

Causes of altitude sickness

It is caused by low oxygen levels in the air at altitudes above about 2500 meters. It occurs when the body has no time to adjust to less oxygen.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Appetite loss
  • Lack of coordination
  • Breathlessness
  • Prevention
  • Only climb with an experienced guide.
  • Sleep at a lower altitude if possible.
  • Avoiding alcohol at high altitudes.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pant


  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick wool socks)


  • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degris sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers


  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera


  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking - 8 days FAQs

  • Gosaikunda Trek is a moderate-natured trek that is situated in the Rasuwa district of Bagmati Zone, near the Tibet border.

  • Altogether, there are 108 Kundas during the Gosaikunda trek. Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, Nag Kunda, and Gosainkunda are considered holy kundas, due to which many travelers visit there.

  • Gosainkunda Trek is a moderate-natured trek. It might be difficult for beginner hikers due to ascending and descending at high altitudes.

  • During the Gosainkunda trek, a trekker needs to walk 5-7 hours every day to reach the next camp.

  • During the trek, travelers will gain 4600 m of elevation at Laurebina Pass.

  • The Gosainkunda Trek offers numerous mountains, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Dhaulagiri, which are far away, but Langtang can be seen most of the time.

  • Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times of the year to do the Gosainkunda trek, which offers a magnificent glimpse and a crystal-clear sky. The weather remains suitable and clear.

  • The Gosainkunda trek itinerary is between 4 and 12 days; depending on how long a traveler wants to spend in the mountains.


  • Dunchae is the starting point for the Gosainkunda trek, which is also the headquarters of Rasuwa district.

  • The Gosainkunda Trek lies in Langtang National Park, and the chances of seeing wildlife are maximum during this trip. The area is famous for snow leopards and red pandas, which are listed as endangered wildlife. Musk deer, langur, mountain goat, Himalayan thar, etc. are the wild animals that the trekker will encounter during the journey.

  • Gosainkunda Trek lies in Langtang National Park, so a backpacker needs to get a TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for this adventure.

  • Accommodations are basic during the Gosainkunda trek. Trekkers will get twin beds or single beds, and every lodge doesn’t have an attached bathroom. Most places require the use of a common restroom. But the lodges are neat and clean.

  • You will get three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in a day, depending on the itinerary. Momo, chowmein, fried rice, thukpa, garlic soup, dal bhat, spaghetti, noodle soup, egg toast, etc.

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