Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal

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Overview for Gosainkunda Trekking In Nepal

  • Trip Code: CT-10021
  • Package: Gosainkunda Trekking In Nepal
  • Duration: 9 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,300 M / 14,104 Ft.
  • Trip Level:
    Requires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel 
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
  • Trip Route: Dhunche - Lauribinayak- Gosaikunda - Dhunche

Trip Highlights

  • Experiencing the culturally rich Langtang region
  • Trek along the Langtang National Park
  • 108 Lakes of the Gosainkunda region
  • Himalayan ranges such as Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu
  • Lauribinayak Pass

Gosainkunda is a lake in the northern part of Himalayan region of Nepal. The Gosaikuna lake is one of 108 lakes in this area of the Langtang region. The lakes are of small and medium sizes however Gosainkunda is one of the larger lakes in this region. The Gosainkunda Lake elevation lies at an altitude of 4380 meters. The Gosainkunda Trek is famous for its beautiful natural landscapes but also for its religious/mythological beliefs. The lakes are surrounded by several snow capped Himalayan ranges of Langtang region. The Gosainkunda trek is famous for being an amazing choice for short treks in Nepal. This place is also visited by many as a religious pilgrimage, especially by Hindus and Buddhists.

The trail for the Gosainkunda trek in Nepal takes us through the Langtang National Park, enriched with rich ecosystem of flora and fauna. Some rare faunas such as the Red Panda have made this National park in Nepal their home. Travelers will then have the opportunity to walk through the subtropical forest to alpine zone with verdant rhododendron, pine, oak and birch forests. The trek also offers panoramic views of Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Langtang range, Ganesh Himal range, Himal Chuli (7893m), Morimoto (6,150m), Langshisa Ri (6,427m), Yala peak (5,500m), and Mt. Manaslu (8156m). On a clear day some ranges of the Annapurna Circuit can also be seen along the way. Travelers can even experience cross one of the high altitude Himalayan pass called the Lauribinayak pass which lies at an altitude of 4,165 meters.

The Gosainkunda is one of the best short treks in Nepal. If you're traveling to Nepal for a short period of time and want to explore the Himalayan ranges by trekking in Langtang region then this is one of the best travel packages in Nepal for short itinerary. Even the cost of Gosainkunda trek is fairly cheap compared with other trekking packages of Nepal. The trek can be completed within 8 days and offers travelers to experience the Himalayan beauty of Nepal from up close along with some cultural experience as well.

Gosainkunda Trekking In Nepal Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu


Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, a representative from Core Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can rest and relax for some time and after a while we'll meet for a short briefing session regarding our trek. Please feel free to ask any question regarding our trek. You'll be introduced with your tour guide as well during this session. However, if your arrival is late then the tour briefing will be shifted for the next day morning  before we head for the tour.


Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Day 02
Kathmandu to Dhunche


We'll start our journey as we'll come to pick you up at your hotel after finishing up the breakfast. We'll drive towards the Dhunche village where we'll reach after about 6-7 hours of drive. We won't be doing any other activities on this day and rest for the day as we start our trek the next day onwards.


Maximum Altitude: 1,960m / 6,428ft (Dhunche)
Drive Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03
Dhunche to Chandanbari


We gradually climb onwards passing through the jungles of the Langtang National Park. The forest is also filled with rhododendron trees which also happen to be the national flower of Nepal. Later after 6 hours of walk we will reach to Chandanbari. There are quite a few monasteries in this place and also one of the oldest Yak cheese factories of Nepal.


Maximum Altitude: 3,330m / 10,922 ft (Chandanbari)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04
Chandanbari to Lauribinayak

We head towards the village of Cholang Pati after having breakfast. The trail is fairly easy up until Cholang Pati. After that we'll be trekking uphill gradually as we make our way towards Lauribinayak. The trek today is only 4-5 hours long as we take it slow to make our body acclimatize with the higher altitude of the Himalayas. Lauribinayak will be our resting spot for the night.


Maximum Altitude: 3,910m / 12,824ft (Lauribinayak)
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05
Lauribinayak to Gosainkunda


We climb up towards the trail of Lauribinayak Pass. From here our verdant trekking trail starts fading into pale valley of wilderness. After about three hours of walk from the Lauribinayak Pass we reach to Gosainkunda. The crystal clear and cold lake freezes travelers' soul with its profound beauty. We'll be done for the day as we'll rest at the lodge with the views of the beautiful lakes.


Maximum Altitude: 4,300 m / 14,104 ft. (Gosainkunda)
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06
Gosainkunda to Chandanbari


Time to head back. We gradually descend back towards Dhunche as we'll be walking the same way we came. The trail should be comparatively easier as the elevation drops down. We again walk through the scenic path of Lauribinayak Pass enjoying the views of beautiful Himalayan ranges and head towards the village of Chandanbari where we'll rest for the night.


Maximum Altitude: 3,330m / 10,922 ft (Chandanbari)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07
Chandanbari to Dhunche

We'll be walking through the trails of the pine forests as we hike towards Dimsa and eventually Dhunche. The walk is pleasant and will take us about 5 hours to reach Dhunche. We'll call it a day upon arrival at Dhunche.


Maximum Altitude: 1,960m / 6,428ft (Dhunche)
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08
Dhunche to Kathmandu

Time has come to say goodbye to this majestic region of Nepal. We'll be driving back towards Kathmandu and after seven hours of drive we arrive at the capital city of Nepal. We'll take you to your hotel and after resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.


Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Meal Included: Breakfast & Farewell dinner
Day 09

Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.


Meal Included: Breakfast

Gosainkunda Trekking In Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (6 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Dhunche – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National park permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.


Trip Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal is considered as a beginner level trek. It requires no prior mountaineering experience. Our mountaineering and travel experts will provide a brief training session before you start your journey. Since, this is a beginner level trek, you will not need an intense training on mountaineering.


Yes, it is completely safe to trek to Gosainkunda in Nepal. However, you should never compromise safety precaution and emergency measures. Be sure to attend the training session that is held before every trip that will fill you up on information about the location that you will be travelling to. 


During you trek to the Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal, you can expect to experience the culturally rich Langtang region, trek along the Langtang National Park, 108 Lakes of the Gosainkunda region, Himalayan ranges such as Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu.


The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal.


To book the Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Additional Information

Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 


Thank you Nepal

From: Poland | On: 25 Sep, 2019

We had a short trek but it was an amazing experience. The Langtang region is really rich in culture. The people carry on a certain belief in them which acts as a fuel for their hard work. I feel really blessed to be able to experience such a nice place among such nice peoples.

I want to thank CoreTreks for making this trip possible. Also for guiding us along the trials leading to Gosainkunda. Nepal is truly a blessing. I look forward to visit again.

Short trek to Gosainkunda

From: United States | On: 03 Nov, 2019

The trek was short, we spent about 9 days trekking and hiking. But it was an amazing experience. We learned so many things about Nepal, cultural and geographical. It is so inspiring to see the religious beliefs of people living in those areas.

Overall the experience was worth the effort and wait. We plan on returning for a visit again later this year. We fell in love with the welcoming people all over the country. The lakes were so refreshing as well.

Thanks to CoreTreks for helping us throughout our trip to Gosainkunda. The professional guides helped us along the trials of Nepal and led us to the Gosainkunda lakes. I definitely recommend CoreTreks if you are looking forward to a journey in Nepal.

A fun and memorable trip to Gosainkunda

From: Norway | On: 04 Nov, 2018

I really enjoyed my time in Nepal. Experiencing different cultures in Nepal is really amazing. I never thought places like existed until I visited Nepal. I have to say that I have respect for all the hardworking people around the mountains.

The holy lakes of Gosainkunda were pristine and refreshing to watch. There is so much more in Nepal than just mountains. I encourage anyone who are thinking of travelling to Nepal to take the leap.

The team from CoreTreks were our guiding partners and they did a really good job of explaining us about all the cultural values of people living in that region. I recommend that you book your trip with CoreTreks as they are amazing and dedicated towards their priority.

Beautiful lakes of Nepal

From: India | On: 14 Apr, 2018

It was a fun trip to Nepal. We got a chance to experience the beautiful lakes and the mountains of Nepal. My friends and I were thinking of visiting other country for our vacation. We are glad we chose Nepal.

We went through the Langtang national park where we encountered some rare animals of Nepal. I wish we had time for jungle safari that looked fun. In our next visit we will for sure go for the jungle safari.

Thanks to CoreTreks for making this trip possible. We booked last minute but the team took care of everything and suggested us with a package that perfectly fit our group. I would recommend CoreTreks to anyone who is looking to travel to Nepal.


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