Gosainkunda Trek

: 2023-06-17

Last Updated : 2023-09-09

Gosainkunda Trek takes you to one of the famous religious and pilgrimage places of Nepal. It is one of the best trekking destination located at Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District. Some people spell it as Gosaikunda and Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda Lake is also well known as a sacred lake among Nepalese people because of its historical belief to be connected with Lord Shiva. You will get a chance to observe panoramic views of mountain ranges such as Langtang Mountain, Ganesh Himal etc. You can also observe magnificent Rhododendron forest blooming in a different color, local people lifestyle, culture, custom, and tradition.
The Gosainkunda Lake is frozen for six months in a year. In this time, you can enjoy an amazing view of the frozen lake. The route forGosainkunda trek is little steep and rocky. However, it is not difficult to climb. You will love to observe the fascinating beauty of Tamang culture, custom, values, tradition and renowned cheese business. It is believed that all your pains, sorrows, sins, and negative thoughts are washed off after taking bath in this holy Lake. People who follow Hindu, as well as Buddhism, visit this lake once in their lifetime.
This trek is one of the most popular and important trekking destinations among the tourist around the world. And why not? This trek gives you an opportunity to learn about the cultural tradition and customs of local people. However, this trek gives full satisfaction to the visitors who are willing to enjoy the beauty of nature in a peaceful environment.

Topic of Content

  • Best Season for Gosainkunda Trek
  • Gears for the Trek
  • Highlights of Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek
  • Itinerary

Best Season for Gosainkunda Trek

Month: March to May

Spring season starts in March and extends to May. The weather remains sunny and warm in this season so, it is said to be the best season for Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek. This season offers you a clear stunning view of mountain ranges with blue sky.

Month: September to November 

Autumn is among the best season to go for Gosainkunda Trek. In this season weather remains moderate. This season is best for all the trekkers around the world who are willing to enjoy lush vegetation, cultural villages, outstanding view of snow-capped mountains such as mount Annapurna south, Mardi Himal and Langtang Himal.
During full moon in August Season, thousands of Hindus, as well as Buddhist people, visit this lake in a belief that Lord Shiva inebriated by pain due to his wife Parbati’s death and created this lake by hitting a stone with his trident to get water when he was very thirsty.

Month: December to February

Gosainkunda Lake in winter season is between 17 degrees to 21 degrees. Meanwhile, in winter, the temperature ranges between 2 degrees to 6 degrees. The mid-December is known as the best time for the trek in a winter season. At the end of December snowfall starts in high-altitude areas. This is the best time for Gosainkunda trek for the trekkers who are willing to play snowfall. In this season you can observe the extraordinary view of the frozen lake.
If you are thinking about Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek in winter then you should be well prepared to protect yourself from fever, common cold, and breathing problems at high altitude.

Month: June to April

In Gosainkunda Lake area, the average high-temperature ranges in summer/monsoon season are between 22 degrees to 30 degree and average lower temperature range is 17 degree to 21 degrees. The weather remains hot in this season. The main attraction of Gosainkunda Trek in this season is lush green grasslands and rhododendron forest blooming in a different color in Langtang regions. You can also enjoy heavy rainfall in this season with view clear blue sky and colorful rainbows.
Well, it just depends on the type of person you are. If it is about experiencing the snowfall and playing with snow, then feel free to pack your bags and set off at the end of December. But if snow doesn’t really interest you and you are looking forward to witnessing the amazing flora and faunas, clear view of the sky and mountain ranges, then spring is best for you.


Gears for the Trek:

We have made a list of equipment/Gears for the Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek which are most important for trekking. These equipment make your trek convenient.
List of equipment are given below:

Body Use Gears:

  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf/muffler
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Waterproofs clothes
  • Scandals
  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking shoes
  • T-Shirts
  • Down vast/Jackets
  • Raincoat
  • Gloves
  • Shocks

Basic Gears:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Touch light
  • Head Torch
  • Water bottle

Extra Gears:

  • Cameras
  • Charger
  • Wallets
  • Maps
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bandages
  • Waterproof Tapes

Make sure you have these with you at all times if safety and comfort are your priorities.

Highlights/Attraction of Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek

  • Religious Belief and important
  • Tea made of Yak Milk
  • The hospitality of local people
  • A lifestyle of local people in Dhunche
  • The beauty of Sing Gomba
  • Pure cheese of DDC cheese factory
  • Beautiful lakes on way such as Saraswati Kunda, BhairabKunda
  • Langtang National Park
  • Amazing Views of mountains such as Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna

The beauty of this place is unmatchable and the list just cannot sum up all the exciting places you can come across on this trek. But you can surely book the 17 days – Gosainkunda Lake Trek if you wish to have a glance of them all.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Dhunche
Day 4: Trek to Sing Gompa and Sightseeing
Day 5: Trek to Gosainkunda
Day 6: Explore Gosainkunda Lake
Day 7: Return Back down Dhunche
Day 8: Back to Kathmandu and Visit Famous place
Day 9: Depart from Kathmandu

That’s pretty much all you need to know about this glorious trek. You can plan your trip with your friends or families and all you need to do is book the Gosainkunda Lake Retreats Trek package.
What then?
Then you better clear some memory in your phone/camera because every angle gives you a perfect shot on this trek.

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