Nepal Govt. Reged. No: 39829/2005

Tourism License No.:805/2005

VAT / TAX Nr: 302385791

Gosaikunda trekking tour

gosaikunda trek cost

Gosaikunda trek / tour highlights

  • Discover the pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda - a paradise of Langtang and experience the tallest Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal family, Mt. langtang lirung and more.
  • About thousands of devotees visit this place to discover on full moon day held in the middle of June / July
  • Lauribina la offers a great Himalayan sceneries of langtang range including hundreds of other snowy peaks.

Gosaikunda (4380m.) lake is situated to the north of Kathmandu, a well reputated pilgrimage trek tour destination less touristic area of Langtang region, conducts the trip after a long drive to Dunche. Gosaikunda is basically Hindu's and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have created by lord Shiva. When he thrust his trident in to a mountain to draw water so that he could cool his burning throat after swallowing poison. There is a large rock at the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of the Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Kumbeshwor pool, adjoin to the five stored temple of Shiva located nearby Patan durbar square. About thousands of devotees make a pilgrimage tour to discover this lake on the on full moon day held in the middle of June to middle of August to take a ritual holy dips in the cold mountain water.

If this trek / tour itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another tailor made itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays in Nepal. We make this trek itinerary short and long and on any time of the month according to your wishes. We are devoted to make your holidays in Nepal worth remembering forever.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche(1,920m), estimated time 7 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Sing gomba / chandan bari (3,220m), 5 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380 mt.). And discover Suryakunda lakes around and return to Lauribinayek
  • Day 06: Hike to the view point. Then descend down to Chandan Bari.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dhunche (1920m), overnight at hotel.
  • Day 08: Drive from Dunche Bazzar to Kathmandu, 7 hrs
  • Day 09: Final departure

Cost Include

  • Kathmandu International airport transfer by private car/van/bus.
  • 2 night’s tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Meals on full board plan; (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) each day during the tours.
  • Guest House accommodation during the tours.
  • Professional license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Required number of porters. (Each porter carry max : 24 kg ).
  • Langtang National Park permits as well as TIMS permits.
  • All land transfer by Private car / Van / Jeep.
  • Equipment's / facilities and insurances for all trekking tour crew.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Gosaikunda tour trek detail itinerary

Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa als o known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazzar(1966m), 7 hrs

As soon as having a breakfast in the hotel, we take a jeep drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazzar. At first, you will pass the scenic view point of Shivapuri then drive down all the way to Trisuli Bazzar which is the district head quarter of Nuwakot. This first part of our drive is quite smooth. We will have a Lunch in a Thakali (Known as a ethnic groups of Nepal who are famous for cooking varieties and delicious meal) Restaurant. From Trisuli Bazzar we drive ascend Dhunche check point. Your guide will arrange you for all entrance permits and their fees and you drive to Dhunche Bazzar. Dhunche Bzzar is located above 2800 meter above sea level offers several local shops, tea houses and tourist standard hotels. Dhunche is the starting point of our trek. It is beautiful village to have view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal and Dhorje Lakpa and Langtang valley. Stay there overnight at lodge..

Day 04: Dhunche - Singgompa - Chandan Bari (3330 m) 5 hrs.

We continue ascend to Sing Gompa. The view of mountain will be wider day by day. We will see Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Tibetan Monestary, once we reach at Sing Gompa. We walk through forest of oak, hemlock and firs. We also will visit local cheese factory there. We stay there overnight at lodge..

Day 05: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake(4330) 6 hrs.

At the first part, you might trek through the forest until you reach to Cholang Pati. The trail from here over Lauri Binayak until Gosaikunda is normally not eay ascends. From the top of the Lauribinayak hill to Gosaikunda offer very good trails as it is wider as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted and rocky. From lauri Binayak takes about 2:30 hours to reach to Gosainkunda lake.
After lunch, you will hike around Gosaikunda to visit some beautiful pristine lakes and return to hotel for stay overnight.

Day 06: Hike to the view point. Returned to Chandan Bari (3330 m) 5 hrs.

Today we hike to the view point on very early in the morning to discover the great Himalayas in 360 deg angle. This is the best place to experience the whole Himalayan renge within 360 deg angle. Then we descend down to the hotel to take our luggages, then we walk again down hill all the way to Chandan bari.

Day 07: Chandanbari to Dhunche Bazzar, overnight at hotel.

Today we start our trek descending all the way down hill passing the nice forest. As soon as you arrive in Dunche, you can also visit the markets to see. Rest of the time is for relax.

Day 08: Drive from Dunche Bazzar to Kathmandu.

You can drive all the way to kathmandu which takes about 7 hours roughly.

Day 09: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination !!

Best time to Discover

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.

Experience and Fitness

There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.

Travel Insurance

To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.

Climate and Weather information

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.

Group Size

We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.

Responsible travel

Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Gosaikunda trekking tour ?

Answer: This trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking - yes, you need to have experience in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Gosaikunda trekking tour?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Gosaikunda pass trekking?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Gosaikunda trekking tour?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Gosaikunda trekking tour?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Gosaikunda trekking ?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Gosaikunda trekking tour?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Gosaikunda trekking tour?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Trekking equipments

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

Maria and Emelia,

Helsinki, Finland

The views along the way are breathtaking and the unusual encounters are memorable. Through talking to the other trekkers on my way up, I realized that my package is one of the better one, Ammar is very committed to make sure we're happy with the trip, he let you interview and change the guide (I heard with the other agents, you'll need to pay extra if you want to change guide) and readily compensate for the part that you're less satisfied with, I'm impressed with the service provided by him.
Highly recommended !.

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Trip Price: USD 499 Per Person
    1. Trip Duration: 8 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4500m
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Lodge Trekking
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportaion: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancelation Fees: No cost

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