Gosainkunda Trekking

Trip Level
Max Altitude
4380 meter
Trip Duration
8 Days


Gosainkunda Lake (4380 m/14370 ft) is one of spectacular trekking destination reached with short trek from Kathmandu. Group of lakes and surrounding peaks make the place surreal. View point above the lake is overlooking at the Langtang valley and the wide range of Himalayan peaks. Gosainkunda trek begins right from Shivapuri national park in the northern rim of Kathmandu valley providing the magnificent view of the snow peaks from the first day itself. The walking is through the subtropical forest to alpine zone with Rhododendron, Oak, pine and birch finally climbing above the tree line. The trek could be combined with Surya peak (5,100 m) trekking / climbing, Langtang valley trek and Ama Yangri peak (3,771 m) climbing in Helambu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport and hotel transfer

  • Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal | Trek 5 hrs to Chisapani (2,167 m)

  • Day 03: Trek to Tuksang - 6 hrs / 3,180 m

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghopte - 7 hrs / 3,340 m

  • Day 05: Trek to Gosaikunda - 7 hrs/4380 m

  • Day 06: Trek down to Dhunchhe - 6-7 hrs / 1,764 m

  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu - 6 hrs

  • Day 08:Drive to the airport for final departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative will picks up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Evening we will have dinner with the trip briefing.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal | Trek 5 hrs to Chisapani (2,167 m)
Drive for about 40 mints to the Shivapuri National park entrance in the north of Kathmandu. Sundarijal is scenic recreation and picnic spot for locals from Kathmadu. Walk 2 hrs. to the Mulpani village where we will have lunch / snacks and then climb through the forest to Chisapani. Chisapani village is perched along the mountain ridge offering view of lush valleys with Himalayan backdrop.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 03: Trek to Tuksang - 6 hrs / 3,180 m
The day’s walk is through the lively forest and charming Tamang villages with Himalayan view. Tamang follows pre-Buddhist shamanistic and animistic practices now dominated by Buddhism. Langtang and Shivapuri national park is popular birding destination that protects several rare species of flora and fauna including the last population of ‘Red Panda’.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Ghopte - 7 hrs / 3,340 m
TThe walking becomes more interesting through sparsely populated, deep forest. Altitude gain slows you down but the temperature and scenery is inspiring.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Gosaikunda - 7 hrs/4380m
Gosaikunda Lake is sacred for both Hundus and Buddhists. Shamans and other pilgrims visit the Lake during the full moon day in August. It is a complex of about 108 alpine lakes spread in the area of 1,030 ha (4 sq mi). The area is designated as Ramsar Site in 2007. The trail climbs steeply through the rocky terrain and cross the Lauribina pass (4,610 m) coming down to Gosaikunda valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06: Trek down to Dhunchhe - 6-7 hrs / 1,764 m
We will trek down to Dhunche from Gosainkunda.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu - 6 hrs
After the breakfast, we will be picks up by our vehicle and drive to Kathmandu.Evening we will have dinner with Nepalese cultural show.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 08:Drive to the airport for final departure
Free till departure, One of our representative will picks up from hotel and transfer to airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu (optional)
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the lodges/restaurents
    • Local fresh fruits where available
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing acommodation at the tea house lodges
    • Langtang trekking map
    • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fee
    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Any International and Domestic airfare and taxes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu if doing sightseeing
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)



Departure Dates

No fixed departures.