Gosainkunda Trek is a hike that will take you to the Gosainkunda Lake, which is situated at an elevation of 4380m. It is a renowned trekking destination in the Langtang region in Nepal. This region lies to the north of the Kathmandu Valley. The trek that passes through the Langtang Valley to the Gosainkunda lake, is not without its picturesque views of the Himalayas, verdure forests, traditional Nepalese styles village and trail and paths that are made for adventurous walking. The lake itself is a freshwater Alpine lake and is held in devotion by the Hindu faiths. It is believed that the northern slopes of Jugal Himal have a special reverence in Hindu mythology. It is thought to be the abode of deities of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. Because of this, this lake attracts thousands of pilgrim tourists to it. The trails in the treks give all that you might expect of the Himalayans Region, beautiful nature, remote valleys, traditional rural village of various ethnic communities and what more some lush verdure forests and above all scenes of the mighty Himalayas.
Your Gosaikunda Trek actually starts from Dunche with a gradual ascend daily till Gosaikunda Lake. On the way, you will get to Sing Gompa, Laurebina Yak and other places of cultural and historical significance before concluding at Sundarijal. It is a trek where an enthusiast would like to get acquainted with the mystic beauty of the Himalayas and to get the taste of a religious high alpine lake in the Himalayas and scenic walking trails.
There is much which one can gain from our trek to Gosaikunda. The most reward of which is the Gosiakunda itself, that is frequented by hundreds, if not thousands of Hindu pilgrims from every part of the earth. This is a freshwater lake in which lords Shiva and his wife have said to have live. Taking a bath is believed to uplift the spirit itself. Next is the trek to it, takes you through some of the most tantalizing and breath-taking views that the Himalayas has to offer, and where you get to meet villages on the way of diverse cultural and religious identities. Besides the lake, you also visit an old historical Gompa on the way.
Are the daily hikes safe?
They are absolutely safe because you are with a guide who knows the area well, plus the hike itself is not that difficult on the whole. In addition to this, the area in which you hike is one of the closest to the Kathmandu Valley, but not touched by any roadway as yet. So, it still retains what it once was. There are also different ways in which people reach the lake because of the value it holds in Hinduism. This trek is both a religious and eco-friendly hike that made for all kinds of people.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Gosainkunda Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 04 : Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 05 : Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m)
Day 06 : Laurebina Yak to Gosainkunda (4460m)
Day 07 : Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m)
Day 08 : Ghopte to Tharepati (3640m)
Day 09 : Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)
Day 10 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani (2134m)
Day 11 : Chisapani to Sundarijal (1300m)
Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal
Day 13 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination
- Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites along with Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
- Catch panoramic views of majestic mountains, eye-catching views of beautiful remote valleys, splendid beauties of ancient villages
- Explore freshwater holy lake of Gosainkunda located at an elevation of 4,380 m
- Visit spiritual Buddhist monasteries including Sing Gompa
- Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
- Witness variety of floras and faunas
- Get along with ethnic people and their culture