• Gosainkunda Lake Trek
  • Gosainkunda Lake Trek
  • Gosainkunda Lake Trek
  • Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Activities: Nepal Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Tea house/Guest House
  •    Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  •    Maximum altitude: 4165m
  •    Group size: 2-12
  •    Best Season: February to May & Sep to second week of the December

Gosainkunda Lake is a holy place of Nepal located in the Rasuwa District, Langtang region of Nepal. It is accessible via road till Dhunche and then on foot. Gosainkunda Lake Trek is categorized as a short and easy trek among the treks done near Kathmandu. This Gosainkunda Lake Trek offers the mesmerizing scenery of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Himal chuli and Mt. Masalu on the way to Gosainkunda. It is a great opportunity to those trekkers who have time constraints as this Gosainkunda Lake Trek will be accomplished within a week letting the trekker enjoy the alpine vegetation of the high soaring mountains and snow-covered Himalayan ranges. The local people some get astonished with the flow of tourist trekkers as only a few treks especially to Gosainkunda. The meals are not up to the mark but hygienic food items are available. Basic amenities are available in the guesthouses or hotels available here with twin-sharing basic accommodation.

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A trekker has to walk a minimum of 5 to 8 hours daily.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazaar

The scenic drive from Kathmandu heading towards Dhunche Bazaar starts from Sundarijal.  Dhunche Bazaar is the headquarters of Rasuwa District. It usually takes 7-8 hours to reach Dhunche Bazaar on a local bus. Private transportation like jeep also can be arranged at a little extra cost. On the way, you can enjoy the amazing sceneries leaving the Kathmandu valley surrounded by white glittering Himalayas. The jungle on one side of the road and the villages with agricultural lands and rivers on the other side look very stunning. The whole way to Dhunche Bazaar is full of overwhelming nature. Overnight stay at a hotel at Dhunche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Start of the trek from Dhunche Bazaar to Chandanbari

Early morning breakfast followed by trek destining towards Chandanbari today. When you stand at Dhunche Bazaar, the panorama of the beautiful giant mountains pacifies your heart and soothes your eyes. The cold breeze simply raises the excitement of the trek to Chandanbari. On the way, you can see many pasture lands, unused lands, and forests of pines and rhododendrons. The beautiful waterfalls let you cool. You might encounter some wild animals and birds while passing through the jungle. After walking about 5 – 6 hours, you will arrive at Chandanbari for the overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Trek from Chandanbari to Gosainkunda

Today’s walk is destined to Gosainkunda. This place is famous for Gosainkunda lake as a sacred place where Lord Shiva put down his Trident (Trishul) and Gosainkunda lake and many other lakes were originated from the crack in the earth. There is a mass gathering here on Janai Purnima day with the belief that if they take bath in the Gosainkunda lake, their ailments and sins are washed away. Tamang community is the major settlement here in this region followed by Brahmin and other castes. The gorgeous view of Langtang Lirung Himal on the way is mesmerizing. You can enjoy the great scenic beauty of dainty villages like Lauribinayak and terraced plantations all the way to Gosainkunda. Today’s trekking time is about 5 – 6 hours.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Trek returning to Dhunche Bazaar

You will return today to lower elevation at Dhunche Bazaar following the same trail as descending is quicker. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu

Early morning drive back to Kathmandu on a local bus or jeep. The exhausting but incredible 3 days trekking to Gosainkunda is an amazing chance to enjoy the cool weather of the soaring Himalayas. Step On Himalaya will organize all the program for you and do the necessary documentation required. 

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Local transportation (local tourist coach or bus) from Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazaar to Kathmandu. Jeep also can be hired as private transportation at an additional cost
  • National park Entrance fees
  • Local and Government taxes
  • All 3 standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea or coffee during the trekking
  • All the accommodation during the trekking
  • A well-trained experienced and English speaking trekking guide

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses like beverages like Alcohol and drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
Laura Gutierrez

It was an awesome experience from Nepal trekking, unforgettable and special. Super satisfied with Step on Himalaya services and exceptional guidance by Hari to Gosainkunda Lake Trek. We were really lucky with the climate and the treat we were given was wonderful. Unexpectedly achieved more than what we expected. Highly recommended, you won't regret it! 100% assurance!

Laura Gutierrez, Spain



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