Gosaikunda Lake Trek

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Gosaikunda, Lake Nepal
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang National Park in Nepal. This trek takes adventurers to the sacred alpine lakes of Gosaikunda, nestled high in the Himalayas at an altitude of about 4,380 meters (14,370 feet).

The trek is named after Gosaikunda, a cluster of glacial lakes that holds immense religious and cultural significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva, and during the full moon in August, thousands of pilgrims make their way to the lakes for a holy dip.

The trail to Gosaikunda is a mix of pristine forests, high-altitude landscapes, and traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. Trekkers can witness spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and even the Annapurna range on a clear day.

Essential Tips for a Successful Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Physical Fitness: Prepare with regular exercises and hiking to build stamina and endurance.
  • Acclimatization: Ascend gradually to higher altitudes, take rest days, and stay hydrated.
  • Trekking Permits: Obtain required permits before starting the trek.
  • Proper Gear: Pack essential trekking gear, including sturdy footwear, warm clothing, and a comfortable backpack.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated and carry snacks or energy bars for quick nourishment.
  • Weather Awareness: Check weather conditions before starting and be prepared for sudden changes.
  • Trek with a Guide: Consider hiring a local guide for safety, insights, and cultural understanding.
  • Respect Local Customs: Be respectful of local culture, traditions, and religious sites.
  • Accommodation: Pre-book or arrive early at teahouses for comfortable lodging.
  • Travel Insurance: Have comprehensive travel insurance covering trekking and medical emergencies.
  • Trekking Poles: Use trekking poles for better balance and support on uneven terrains.
  • Leave No Trace: Preserve the environment by carrying out all waste and not disturbing wildlife.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek Safety Considerations

  • Experienced guide/porter: Hire an experienced guide and/or porter who is familiar with the route and can assist in case of emergencies.
  • Weather conditions: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, especially in high-altitude areas. Carry appropriate clothing and gear.
  • Water safety: Drink only boiled or treated water to avoid waterborne illnesses. Carry water purification tablets or a water filter.
  • Sun protection: Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the strong UV rays at higher altitudes.
  • Trekking gear: Ensure you have sturdy and comfortable trekking shoes, walking poles, and a well-fitted backpack.
  • Emergency communication: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card for communication in case of emergencies.
  • First aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with essential medications for common trekking ailments.
  • Local culture and customs: Respect local customs, traditions, and religious sites during the trek.
  • Group trekking: If possible, trek with a group or join an organized trekking agency for added safety and support.
  • Emergency evacuation plan: Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures in case of a severe medical emergency.
  • Food safety: Eat well-cooked and hygienic food to avoid foodborne illnesses. Avoid raw or undercooked meat.
  • Notify someone: Inform your accommodation or someone trustworthy about your trekking plans and expected return dates.

 

Highlights

  • Witness the pristine beauty of the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and revered by both Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other towering peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Tamang and Sherpa communities, visiting traditional villages and monasteries along the trek.
  • Trek through the beautiful Langtang National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive Red Panda and various bird species.
  • Walk through enchanting forests of rhododendron and oak, especially vibrant during the spring season.
  • Encounter stunning waterfalls cascading down the rocky mountainsides, creating a mesmerizing backdrop.
  • If trekking during the August full moon, witness pilgrims taking a holy dip in the sacred lakes as part of religious rituals.
  • Experience the warmth of Nepalese hospitality in local teahouses and lodges along the trail.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, ranging from lush valleys to alpine meadows and rugged terrains.
  • Discover a sense of peace and spirituality amidst the serene and remote Himalayan environment.
  • Capture stunning vistas, cultural encounters, and unique landscapes that make for incredible photography.
  • Enjoy a less crowded and more off-the-beaten-path trekking experience compared to other popular routes in Nepal.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, the starting point of the trek.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and rural villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Dhunche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin the trek and follow the trail to Shin Gompa.
  • Pass through forests and small settlements along the way.
  • Reach Shin Gompa, a serene monastery and cheese factory.
  • Overnight stay in Shin Gompa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek and ascend to Laurebina.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • Overnight stay in Laurebina.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Gosaikunda, a sacred high-altitude lake with cultural and religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Enjoy the serene surroundings and the reflection of the mountains in the lake.
  • Overnight stay in Gosaikunda.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day exploring Gosaikunda and its surroundings.
  • Visit other lakes nearby, such as Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Gosaikunda.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin the return journey and trek back to Shin Gompa.
  • Enjoy the familiar landscapes and mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Shin Gompa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue trekking and reach Dhunche.
  • Celebrate the successful completion of the Gosaikunda Trek.
  • Overnight stay in Dhunche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the completion of the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

8 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It takes you to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and offers stunning views of the Himalayas, lush valleys, and diverse landscapes.

The duration of the trek varies depending on the starting point and itinerary. Typically, the trek takes 6 to 8 days to complete, but it can be customized based on your fitness level and time availability.

The best time to do the Gosaikunda Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and beautiful views. However, with proper preparation, the trek can also be done in other months.

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory, but it is recommended to have a reasonable level of physical fitness and be prepared for walking on challenging terrains and ascending to higher altitudes.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which are available in Kathmandu or Dhunche, the starting point of the trek.

The trek is considered moderate in difficulty. While the trail involves some steep ascents and descents, it is generally manageable for trekkers with average fitness levels. However, the altitude can be challenging, so proper acclimatization is crucial.

Accommodation along the Gosaikunda Lake Trek is in teahouses or guesthouses. These are basic but comfortable lodges that offer rooms with twin beds and common dining areas. Blankets are usually provided, but it's advisable to bring a sleeping bag.

ATM facilities are limited along the trekking route. It's recommended to carry enough Nepali rupees in cash to cover your expenses during the trek.

It is not recommended to drink water directly from streams or rivers. Always consume boiled or treated water to avoid waterborne illnesses. You can use water purification tablets or a water filter.

Yes, hiring a guide and/or porter is possible and recommended, especially if you're new to trekking or want to ease the burden of carrying a heavy backpack.

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Gosaikunda, Lake Nepal

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