Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

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Gosainkunda Lake Trekking


Gosainkunda Lake also known as the Frozen Lake is situated at 4,380 meters above sea level in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. The Gosainkunda Lake is sacred to the Hindu people and visited in huge numbers in August-September during the special festival called 'Janaipoornima'. They have a strong belief that taking a dip into the lake will wash all sin from their body. According to the Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva created the holy lake. After taking poison from 'Samudramanthan', he desperately needed cold water to quench the heat of the poison so he used his trident to dig up the land to obtain water. 'Kunda' is the Nepali word for lake and there are many Kundas in this area with Gosainkunda being the most important one. The trek starts at Dhunche and passes through lush green and rhododendron forest, varied landscapes and villages inhabited by ethnic Tamang tribe. Gosainkunda or Lauribinayak pass (4,609m) is one of the highlights of this trekking. The pass remains closed (Sometimes) in February and March because of snow. The trek ends at Sundarijal passing through some beautiful terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages. Sundarijal is the famous watershed area and the biggest resources of Kathmandu's drinking water supply.

Group Size

Trek Grade

Maxi. Altitude

Trek Start

Trek End

Hotel Accomodation

02-12 Pax Max


4609 mt.

Shyabru Besi

Sundarijal, Kathmandu


Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu 1,300 mt. overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Drive to Dunche [2,030 m].
Day 03: Trek to Shing Gompa [3,330 m].
Day 04: Shing Gompa Lauribinayek [3,920 m].
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkund [4,380 m].
Day 06: Cross Laurebina pass [4,600 m] descend to Ghopte [3,430m]. 
Day 07: Trek to Thare Pati [3,510 m].
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsangu [2,471m].
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani [2,194 m].
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu [1,338 m]. 
Day 11: Trip ends Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time. 

Trip Duration:

11  Days

Best Time : 

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)


Moderate to Hard

Highest access of the trek:



Tibetans, Tamang and Sherpa 

Mode of trekking tour:

Homestay, Teahouse/Lodge

Himalayan sights:

Beautiful Langtang Himalaya

Most Attraction of the trek:

Yak farm/ Sherpa culture, stunning views of the Himalayas. Witness the Rhododendrons, conifers and oaks

Service Included

  1. Two airport transfer: Airport / Hotel / Airport by private car.
  2. One full day city sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary by private car.
  3. Kathmandu / Shyabru Besi / Milemche Pool / Kathmandu by private a/c car.
  4. Four night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis.
  5. 14 days complete trekking arrangement on tea house trekking on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  6. Trekking English speaking Nepali guide for trekking.
  7. One porter for two pax clients for luggage carries.
  8. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for trekking.
  9. Langtang National Park Fees.
  10. Insurance for trekking crew's only for trekking period.
  11. Farewell Dinner before group departure.
  12. City entrance fees for sightseeing.
  13. City tour guide charge.
  14. All Government Taxes & VAT.

Service Excludes

  1. Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  3. Hot and cold shower, battery recharge trek.
  4. Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
  5. Personal trekking equipments/gears.
  6. Tips for guides, porters and driver.
  7. All others expenses not mentioned on price include section.