Gosainkunda Trek is a hike to Gosaikunda Lake, a lake at about 4,380m above sea level. The trek leads to the Dhunche-Gosainkunda-Helambu trekking route, one of the most popular trekking routes. The lakes of Gosainkunda (4,380m) are famous as a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists and also for the followers of shamanism, who go to Janai Purnima in August to clean themselves and get energy.
The first days of the Gosainkunda Trek are spent ascending through the woods before reaching the tree line at Cholang Paty, from where you can get your first glimpse of the towering Langtang Himal and Annapurna in the distance.
Spend the night in Lauribinayek’s teahouses and get up early the next morning to hike to the lakes. The path from Lauribinak to Gosainkunda is steep. The same area is the warehouse for numerous types of medicinal herbs in Nepal.
Gosainkunda Trek undoubtedly offers a perfect place for terrace slopes, the settlement of different ethnic groups, rare wild animals and diverse flora and fauna.
The path that winds through thick rhododendron forest, oak, bamboo and the beautiful settlement of Tamang and Sherpa finally leads us to the divine lake of Gosaikunda. The next day returns to Dhunche and then to Kathmandu.
Gosainkunda Trek offers great tea house accommodation so you don’t have to bring a lot of equipment. The number of days listed here is shorter than our standard programs. So if you are pressed for time, send us an inquiry and we will help you get the most out of your trip.
Outline itinerary of Gosainkunda Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,920m), 6- 8 hours drive by private jeep
Day 03: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3220m), approx. 5 hours hike
Day 04: Sing Gompa to Lauribinayek (4,380m), 3-4 hours
Day 05: Day hike to Gosainkunda (4360m) and back to Lauribinayak, approx. 4 hours hike
Day 06: Lauribinayak to Dhunche, 4 hours descent
Day 07: Dhunche to Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure from Kathmandu to the hometown