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Gosaikunda Trekking

Start from US$ 799 639 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 857 US$
2 - 3 639 US$
4 - 5 546 US$
6 - 7 509 US$
8 - 9 495 US$
10 + 475 US$
  • 11 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 4,460M

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The Hindu and Buddhist shrine Gosainkund is situated in north part of capital city Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers majestic Himalayan scenery from west to east in all its totality. People believe that, the Lake had created by Lord Shiva by his Trishul (trident), when he was suffering intoxication from swallowing poison. After drinking this cool water he was relieved of the toxicity and since then Gosainkunda Lake has been a rewarding place for many Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. Hindus believe that the image of Mahadev (Shiva) can be seen in the middle surface of the water still now. This large image will remain in the tranquil Lake Shiva is presiding over.  This is Origin spot of Trishuli River. There are 108 lakes in this area but the most popular lakes are Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Ganeshkunda; all of which are nearby each other. Every year these sacred places are visited by thousands of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims during the full moon of August known as Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread Festival). This Year the fastivel fall on 28th-July-2017.

As head towards the Gosainkunda Lake, the trail goes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forests with veracities vegetation. This is home of various wild life, if lucky enough, you might be see red panda and boar while walking. The birds chirping their melodies song during dawn and dusk’s meanwhile the mountains become colorful just before your eyes. Gosaikunda Trip offers numerous mountains view, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Most of the time, you have sight of Langtang Himal range. Tamang is main inhabitants of this area who physically and culturally resemble Tibetan people. Their culture is still thriving in the traditional manner, it is untouched by modernization. Langtang Hike exposes unique culture, people live hood and spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in the monastery which dates back to around 1300 A.D.  Still people are following polyandry marriage system.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek route goes through the traditional Tamang villages and inside the Langtang National Park. Scenic a 117 km drive from capital city Kathmandu to Dhunche, we begin trekking. The trail ascends through the hill side ridge with several villages Chandanbari (Sing Gumba), Chalang Pati, Laurebinayak to the Gosainkunda (4460m). This is the same trail which crosses over Laurebinayak Pass (4,609m) to the Helambu Region. The view from Gosainkunda is amazing.  As Gosainkunda  is holy serene, this trip known as Pilgrimage trip as well.  Explore around Gosainkunda holy lake the trail retrace until Chandanbari then turns right to the Thulo Sybru. Here we drive back from Syabrubesi 132km to Kathmandu.  This is very popular tea house trek but it is possible to organize as a Camping Trek as well.

Gosainkunda Trekking is a highly recommended for those trekkers who wish to see mountains scenery, tradition culture and religious site. It can be arranged throughout the whole year around but March to May and August to November is the best time.  We at Nepal Mother House glad to organize your Gosaikunda Trekking by expert local Guide and Porters accordingly your time schedule and requirements. This will certainly be a once in a lifetime experience!

Trip Highlights

  • Trip combination with unique culture and scenery.
  • Visit the Gosaikunda holy Lake & tradition villages.
  • Situated north of Kathmandu, in Langtang National Park accessible 132 km by drive.
  • Home of the rare red panda, verities wildlife and diverse vegetation.
  • Panoramic view of Kangchenjunga in the East to Dhaulagiri in the West.
  • Believe image of Mahadev (Shiva) can be seen in the lake still now.
  • Among 108 lakes; including Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda and Ganeshkunda .
  • Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims visit Gosaikund during the every August full moon.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival At Kathmandu Airport & Transfer To Hotel.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 04:Trek Dhunche to Chandanbari (3,330m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 05:Trek Chandanbari to Laurebina Yak (3,920m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 06:Trek Lauberina Yak to Goisakund (4,460m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 07:Trek Gosainkunda Lake to Chandanbari (3,330m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 08:Trek Chandanbari to Thulo Syabru (2,230m) - 2 to 3 hours

Day 09:Trek Thulo Syabru to Syabrubesi (1,440m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 10:Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu -7 to 8 hours

Day 11:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking permit for Langtang National Park.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card for the Trekking.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles and local bus Kathmandu to Syarubesi and Back to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Langtang Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, Wi-Fi, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival At Kathmandu Airport & Transfer To Hotel.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950m) -6 to 7 hours Our Guide and Porter will come to your hotel at 6:00 am. Then we head north out of Kathmandu to Dhunche about 6/7 hours scenic driving by bus or Land Cruiser (depending on group size). The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche and you feel as if you are heading towards a deep land. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Trek Dhunche to Chandanbari (3,330m) -3 to 4 hours This is our first day of trekking. After breakfast we will head through the trail of a mineral water factory observing the local traditional roof topped houses and some modern building. Far off in the horizon we can see some snow capped mountains too. The trail climbs all the way through the jungle to Chandanbari. This is a small town with few lodges and most significantly of all, Sing Gumba (Monastery). One of the oldest cheese factories in Nepal is here and is considered to produce best quality cheese in Nepal. We stay overnight at a teahouse.

Day 05 : Trek Chandanbari to Laurebina Yak (3,920m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast the trail climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls the “cat bear.” The trail leads us crossing behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at Chalang Pati. Now we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail ascends there are outstanding views across Langtang valley and dominating view of Langtang Lirung. We can continue to Goisakund on the same day, but for acclimatization reasons it is wiser to stay in Lauberina Yak. During the morning we can see excellent view of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung.

Day 06 : Trek Lauberina Yak to Goisakund (4,460m) -2 to 3 hours We start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4,100 meters. From here rest of trail ascends steeply all the way to Gosaikunda. Then we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west; Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung. Even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind during the clear day. Afterwards we pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebinayak and cross a small ridge. We can see the first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes around Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around the lake.

Day 07 : Trek Gosainkunda Lake to Chandanbari (3,330m) -4 to 5 hours We will visit some picturesque sites and capture a few photos with our cameras. Then after breakfast we will retrace trekking route. It is downhill all the way to Chandambari (Singgumba) offering excellent views. You will have chance to see some scenery you missed yesterday. We stay overnight at a teahouse. The local well-managed cheese factory, the Buddhist Monastery Sing Gompa, in addition to panoramic views are exhilarating. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal.

Day 08 : Trek Chandanbari to Thulo Syabru (2,230m) - 2 to 3 hours The trail gently descents through with rhododendron, oak, hemlock, pine and Junipers forests steeply to the Thulo Syabru. On the trail today you might see red pandas, boar, monkeys and various species of birds. The Tamang Cultural Heritage “Thulo Syabru Gaun” offers wonderful ethnic customs, culture, and their tradition has not been deviated from for many centuries. Here, you can enjoy the amazing landscape and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m). Rest of the day feel free to explore around the village. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09 : Trek Thulo Syabru to Syabrubesi (1,440m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast, we will walk through the village to the Syabrubesi. The trail starts from end of the queue house and goes towards the left ridge. Then it steeply descends until Syabrubesi. The rest of the day we will wander around the small city, observing people, their culture, and day-to-day lifestyle. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu -7 to 8 hours We should be ready at 6:00 morning in hotel lobby to have your breakfast or ask questions to your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills along the Trishuli river side. It takes about 7 to 8 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/ private car.

Day 11 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

Departure Date and Price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
16 November, 2018 26 November, 2018 Available USD 639
18 November, 2018 28 November, 2018 Available USD 639
21 November, 2018 01 December, 2018 Limited USD 639
23 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 Available USD 639
25 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 639
29 November, 2018 09 December, 2018 Available USD 639
30 November, 2018 10 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 639
02 December, 2018 12 December, 2018 Available USD 639
07 December, 2018 17 December, 2018 Available USD 639
16 December, 2018 26 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 639
21 December, 2018 31 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 639
23 December, 2018 02 January, 2019 Available USD 639
30 December, 2018 09 January, 2019 Available USD 639
01 January, 2019 11 January, 2019 Available USD 639
05 January, 2019 15 January, 2019 Available USD 639
06 January, 2019 16 January, 2019 Available USD 639
11 January, 2019 21 January, 2019 Available USD 639
17 January, 2019 27 January, 2019 Limited USD 639
20 January, 2019 30 January, 2019 Available USD 639
25 January, 2019 04 February, 2019 Available USD 639
01 February, 2019 11 February, 2019 Available USD 639

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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