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.
Gosainkunda Lake Trek begins from Sundarijal at Kathmandu. Step On Himalaya representative will take you to Sundarijal in private transportation from where you can hop into a local bus heading to Gosainkunda. The sceneries of the snowy peaks with the green mountains, lush vegetation, terraced farmlands, rivers, and quaint villages are astounding. The drive surely gives an eye-soothing view. Tamang being the biggest community here is followed by Brahmins, Chhetris, and Newars. Lauribinayak La-pass at 4165m or 13661 ft. is an amazing spot from where you can feel and enjoy the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges like Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang and others. The friendly local people will comfort you with their innocence and pure friendliness.
Gosainkunda Lake is the final destination of this trek. Once you reach the Gosainkunda Lake, you will be attracted with the divine view of Gosainkunda Lake on the lap of the giant Himalayas in the alpine climate. there is a Hindu mythological belief that the Gosainkunda Lake was created after Lord Shiva kept his Trishul and there was a crack in the earth. Then the lake was formed with the emerging water from that crack. Not only the religious aspect is the reason to visit Gosainkunda, but also the natural beauty with ancient pure cultural aspect also fascinates the trekkers. It is a perfect choice for those who like to travel and enjoy the lap of Himalayas but due to the limitation of time, you couldn’t. Step On Himalaya has tailored this package as a short Trek for less than 1 week keeping in mind about the budget, time period of travel and the trekkers’ choice. Even though it is a trek for 5 days, fun and adventure are similar to that of other treks.
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.
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.
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.
You will return today to lower elevation at Dhunche Bazaar following the same trail as descending is quicker. Overnight stay in the hotel.
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.