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Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Langtang to Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the most well-known classic treks in Nepal. The trail includes two of the most remarkable regions of Nepal

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    Trip Duration 17 Days

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    Max, Altitude 4340meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Activity Trekking

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    Difficulty Moderate

  • Explore the best valley in Kyanjin Gompa
  • An adventurous drive to and from Syabru Bensi
  • Hiking Kyanjin ri (4730 meters)
  • Experience the Local Culture of the Himalaya
  • explore Gosainkunda Holy Lake

Langtang to Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the most well-known classic treks in Nepal. The trail includes two of the most remarkable regions of Nepal – the Langtang national park and the holy lake of Gosaikunda.

As you trek through this area, you will be constantly amazed by the incredible mix of landscapes, wildlife, jungles, lakes, and culture. And yes, those mountains! They will leave you breathless. But it’s not just the mountains; there are lakes too, and they’re a sight to behold.

The holy lakes of Gosainkunda lie at an elevation of 4300 meters. There are three lakes, out of which the Gosaikunda is the largest in the area; and the other two are Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda.

According to the Hindus, the lakes were formed by Lord Shiva when he struck his trident (Trisul) into the ground. Thus, Trisuli river, which derives its water from these lakes, is named according to the legend.

Hence, in the Gosainkunda Lake Trek, travelers get the chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth and at the same time learn and get closer to the culture and traditions of this area.

If you have a short time you can just return back from Gosainkunda Lake.

So, pack your bags and get ready to experience the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek – a journey you won’t forget!

For more information about this trek, we Himalayan Trekking will always be at your service!

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What It Feels Like in Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

As you start your incredible journey, you will be filled with excitement and a sense of wonder. The path takes you through thick rhododendron-filled forests, charming villages, and peaceful alpine scenes.

Each step brings you closer to the ancient vibes of the Himalayas, and every view shows you the untouched beauty of this place.

What Can Be Felt in Gosainkunda Lake Trek::

When you go on the Gosainkunda Lake Trek, you will enjoy the cool mountain breeze on your face, feel the sun’s warmth, and smell the fresh forest air. It will all feel incredibly fresh and unreal.

You will also get to meet friendly fellow trekkers and experience the kindness of the local people.

As you walk, you will hear the satisfying crunch of gravel under your feet and the soothing sound of mountain streams flowing nearby.

It’s a trek that’s all about nature, people, and the simple pleasures of the journey.

What Will Be the Achievement Like in Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

Reaching the pristine Gosainkunda Lake, at an altitude of 4,380 meters (14,370 feet), is an achievement like no other.

Surrounded by towering peaks, this sacred lake holds deep significance in Hindu mythology and provides a spiritual journey.

When you finally see the beautiful blue water and visit the special shrine, it’s like a dream come true.”.

Best Time for the Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

When it comes to visiting Gosainkunda Lake, you will want to plan your trek for either the lovely months of autumn (from September to November) or the refreshing months of spring (from March to May).

During these times, the weather is just right, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Trek will be smooth and easy.

The colorful flowers add a touch of magic to the landscape. Plus, you will also get to enjoy incredible views of the mighty Himalayan mountains while taking a leisurely stroll along the trekking path

How Difficult Is the Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

The Gosainkunda Lake Trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It is not too tough, but you should be in decent shape to enjoy it. You won’t need a high level of climbing skills, but it is always a good idea to have some walking stamina.

You will be walking for about 5-6 hours each day, and there are some uphill and downhill parts. Just remember to take it easy as you go higher up, so you don’t get altitude sickness.


In simple words, the Gosainkunda Lake Trek is an amazing adventure in Nepal. It is where you get to enjoy nature, culture, and a bit of thrill.

It is like finding hidden treasures in Nepal, pushing your body a bit, and making unforgettable memories.

We at Himalayan Trekking and Tour have been doing this for over 20 years, and our team is ready to make your dream adventure a reality.

Itinerary of Gosainkunda Lake Trek

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After your trip to Kathmandu, Asian Journey will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street…Overnight at Hotel

It is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.

For our first trekking day, we will ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the LangtangKhola, we ascend on a steep trail, which will lead us to the Lama Hotel

We continue ascending and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of GhodaTabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village.

Today it will be a walk through Buddhism cultural to KyangjinGompa. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. It will be a short trekking day, we will have time to explore the village and its monastery, which is the main one of the region. Take your time to observe monks and the amazing views of the mountains.

We will have choice to have a rest, to walk around the village and share time with local people or to have an exploration day to TserkoRi. It is an excellent spot for sunrise. The trail is also interesting, it passes through yak pastures.

We will retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. It will be an easy downhill trail as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up.

It will be an up and down trail, which brings us to different villages and edge to rivers. We will cross bridges and walk next to a waterfall at 2210 m before to reach ThuloSyabru.

This short trekking day is useful to acclimate our body to the altitude. We could walk slowly to enjoy the nature around us and to spend time in Garta Village and Phulung Monastery, which are on the way to Singompa.

Today the natural beauty of the Himalaya will amazed us. A fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang is waiting us.

We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380 m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. The large rock at the centre of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.


The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La Pass. Before reaching it we will pass through three more small lakes. Afterward we will climb a small hill to enjoy excellent views of the area.

Today, the trail goes through dense forests with some up and down. After passing a village, we will climb a ridge above it and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is beautiful. Melamchigaon is a beautiful village with typical houses and one monastery.

We will have to cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang and walk through a forest before to lead AmaYangri, located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village.

It is almost the end of the trek but there are still some interesting things on the way. It will be a mixt between a natural walk through lush forests and through the Himalayan culture with beautiful villages, chortens, monastery and a mani wall. Shermathang provides incredible views of Ganesh Himal, JugalHimal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance.

For its last trekking day, we will walk through meadows, fields and beautiful villages. Enjoy this last time in the Himalayan village to share time with local people.

As on the first way you could enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel. It will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area. Asian Journey will provide you all the necessary advise to enjoy your time in Kathmandu. During the evening, we organize a Farwell Party over a diner.

We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with Asian Journey in the Himalaya.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No, previous trekking experience is not mandatory, but a good level of physical fitness and preparation is recommended.

We provide comfortable teahouse accommodations along the trail, ensuring a cozy and authentic Himalayan experience.

Yes, you will need the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

You will enjoy a variety of delicious Nepali and international cuisine in the teahouses. Dietary preferences and restrictions can be accommodated

Yes, the Langtang region is considered safe for trekking. Our experienced guides are trained to ensure your safety throughout the journey.