Gosaikunda Lake Trek

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The short Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the finest treks specially customized for family and beginner trekkers. To be able to experience the breathtaking Himalayan views of Nepal and Tibet, and diverse landscapes, and spend a night next to the sacred lake, Gosaikunda, the trek is worth it for any trekkers. This trail is still relatively unknown to tourists, so we get the chance to experience some peace and serenity during our hike as well.


The Gosaikunda trek is all about Gosaikunda Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4,380m (14,370 ft.) and covering an area of 10 sq. kilometers (4 sq. miles). The Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist devotees which is perfectly located at the edge of the pristine Himalayas. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that Gosaikunda Lake was formed when Lord Shiva stuck his holy trident into the mountain so that he could drink water and alleviate his throat pain after taking poison.


During this trek, trekkers will pass through many rhododendron, oak, and pine forests, rivers, streams, and villages witnessing the mesmerizing views of Ganesh Himal (7,422m/24,350ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234m/23,733ft), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m/26,781ft), and many Tibetan mountains as well. The ascent at the Lauribina pass (4,610m/15,124 ft) is a bit challenging part of this trek.


Several night-stay in the modest teahouse owned by the local, friendly Tamang people immersing into their culture will give pleasure experience. They practice the religion of Buddhism which is highly influenced by Tibet. After a couple of days weaving through the small, charming villages, crossing high suspension bridges, and enjoying the scenic views, we will reach Gosaikunda Lake.


Starting and ending point: Dhunche

Trekking distance: 98.7 kilometers/61.32 miles.



Gosaikunda Lake Trek Highlights:

Gosaikunda Lake: sacred and pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.


Magnificent views of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, etc.


Explore the fascinating wildlife, flora, and fauna of Langtang National Park.



Trekking through rhododendron forests, rivers, streams, and villages.



Crossing the Laure Bna La pass (4,610m/15,124ft.) with an excellent view


There is a total of 108 lakes. including Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Gosaikunda.


Get to know the traditional culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people.



Gosaikunda Lake Facts and Truths

The name 'Gosaikunda' is derived from a glacier lake that has significant importance to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. There is a special spiritual energy that you feel when you reach here. Watching the red-orange sunset reflecting on the lake is a memory we will cherish for life. During hiking, you will also visit the main three lakes as Bhairav Lake, Saraswati Lake, and Gosaikunda Lake.


The short Gosaikunda Lake Trek lies within the Langtang National Park, which is famous for its rich biodiversity. Along the trail, you will find the Moschus, Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard, Goral, Serow, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda. On top of that, roughly 30 species of fish, 70 species of butterflies, and 345 species of birds can be found inside the park. This place is an animal lover and wildlife photographer’s wonderland.


This trek is ideal for those who are short on time but want to experience Himalayan trekking. It is a blend of adventure, unique ethnicity, and cultural lavishness with spectacular mountain views. The trails have a calm setting and positive energy that fills our souls.



Religious belief about Gosaikunda Lake

The holy Lake Gosaikunda has unparalleled importance for Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims.


According to Hindu mythology, the scriptures of Bhagwat Puran, Vishnu Puran, and the epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata say there is a reference to Samundra Manthan which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. It is believed that after Samundra Manthan, Lord Shiva created a Gosaikunda lake by thrusting his Trishul into the mountain to extract the water so he could ease his burning throat after swallowing poison.


Gosaikunda Lake holds equal significance for Buddhists as it does for Hindus. For Buddhists, Gosaikunda Lake is of utmost importance with most of them paying a visit to a holy lake to pay reverence to the departed soul, praying for their well-being after life. On the night of Janai Purnima, a procession led by Jhankris make its way toward the lake singing songs and chanting hymns along the way.


Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Dhunche (2,030m/6,660ft) (4 hours of drive)

Day 2: Trek to Chandanbari (3,250m/10,663ft) (6-7 hours of walk) Day

Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,370ft.) (6-7 hours of walk)

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche (2,030m/6,660ft) (6-7 hours of walk)

Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu


Major Attractions

  • Gosaikunda has a mixture of alpine and temperate vegetation and is one of the holiest and most geographical attractions for trekkers or tourists.
  • A freshwater lake of 600 meters consisting of several ponds like Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Parvati Kunda, Dudh Kunda, and Aama Kunda.
  • The beautiful endangered animals such as red panda, habre, and snow leopard within Langtang National Park.
  • The scenic view of mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Annapurna.
  • Culture and religious values of Tamang ethnic groups. Sing Gompa, a historical monastery at Chandanbari.
  • Experience of Yak as well as cheese made from yak even at lower altitudes.



Scenarios

The Gosaikunda Lake trek is a short trekking trail and has small jungle exploration. You will be able to enjoy the scenery of the Langtang Himalaya range and the deep river valley of the Kerung River which comes from the Chinese border. The wider range of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu, and chances to encounter endangered species of animals within Langtang National Park, and peaks like Chimse Danda, Ganja La Pass, and Jugal Himal will be the sceneries during the Gosaikunda Lake trek.



Gosaikunda Lake Trek Route

The 7-day trek, to Gosaikunda Lake starts in Dhunche and reaches the climax at the shores of Gosaikunda Lake. The trail meanders through rhododendrons and oak forests gradually ascending to Chandanbari, a village adorned with prayer flags. 

Moving forward hikers navigate terrain encountering waterfalls and alpine meadows before reaching the serene shores of Gosaikunda Lake on the fourth day. Following a day of exploring and adjusting to the altitude you will retrace your steps back to Dhunche passing through settlements like Lauribina, Cholangpati, Dhimsa, and Deurali. The trek comes to an end. On the day you will embark on your return journey to Kathmandu, on Day 7 leaving behind memories.



Gosaikunda Lake Trek Distance

You will cover about 100 kilometers total trekking distance which takes you from Dhunche to Chandrabari to Gosaikunda and a return route retracing the same path.

Itinerary

We will start our trip early in the morning after having our breakfast. Dhunche is the starting point of our actual trek to Gosaikunda. On the way, we will be able to enjoy the picturesque settlements, meadows, and snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal along with the Langtang Himal. Through mesmerizing scenic route along with boundless Trishuli River, it will take us around 5-6 hours to reach Dhunche. Dhunche is a small settlement area and the headquarter of Rasuwa District. After our entrance into Dhunche, we will roam around the village and spend our time with the locals. After spending an amazing evening with locals, we will stay overnight in a well-maintained Guest House.

We will start our trek after our breakfast in Dhunche. We will ascend towards Chandanwari along with the breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Tibetan Mountain. The way continues steeply through the forests of oak and hemlock and then steeply via rhododendron forests and pastures. After hiking roughly for 2 hours, we will reach Deurali (2,500m), a small village on the way to Chandanwari with a few tea houses. Passing through the beautiful trail with rivers and waterfalls, we will reach Dhimsa (2,900m) after 3 hours of hiking.


From Dhimsa, the climb is a little difficult as the trail goes uphill through beautiful pine forests. We have to trek steep uphill sections to reach Chandanwari (3,200m), a settlement located at the lap of a pine forest. People also call this place ‘Sing Gompa’. Chandanwari has a lot to offer to its visitors. A Yak cheese factory and monasteries are the major attractions of Chandanwari. We will try the tasty Yak cheese and visit Sing Gompa. We can see Langtang Mountain broaden including Ganesh Himal from here. In the evening, after a yummy meal with lots of cheese, we will spend our night in Chandanwari.

Following our delicious breakfast in Chandanwari, we will hike uphill to Gosaikunda (4,380m). Today, the hiking will be comparably more difficult than yesterday. The trail today will take two parts; the starting the journey goes to a steep climb up a ridge that marks a transition zone between rich, moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. The slope is the habitat for the red pandas and provides a magnificent view of the snowcapped Ganesh Himal. After hiking for nearly 1 and a half hours, you will reach Cholangpaty (3,500m). Now the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Manaslu (8,163m), and Ganesh Himal (7,422m) are close and clear. Again, after walking for 2 hours, we will reach Lauribinayak (3,900m).


From Lauribinayak, a panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Ri can be enjoyed. Then, after walking for roughly 2 hours, we will reach a temple called Sakyamuni, which carries both Hindu and Buddhist values. After walking for half an hour, we will see the first lake, Saraswati Kunda, then Bhairav Kunda, and the Mighty Lake ‘Gosaikunda’. The holy temples like Shiva Mandir, Gosaikunda Mahadev, and Trishul Dhara can be explored around this destination. We will also visit other nearby lakes and spend the night in a tea house.

Enjoying the beautiful morning, we will have our breakfast at the highest lake. We will dig into Gosaikunda and then retrace our steps downhill to Dhunche through Lauribinayak, Dhimsa, and Deurali. Today is the last day of the trek, so we will enjoy every bit of it. Enjoying the captivating views of mountains, pine forests, and the flavorful cheese of Chandanwari, we will be hiking downhill. Since we will be walking down, hiking will be a bit easier and more fun. We will also spot different protected birds in the pathway like Wood Snipe, Snow Patridge, Tibetan Snow Cock, etc. After walking for roughly 7 hours, we will reach Dhunche.

Today is the last day of our trip. After a tight sleep in one of the tea houses in Dhunche, we will have our delicious breakfast. We will drive to Kathmandu to enjoy the beauty of the immense Trishuli River, meadows, and picturesque settlements. After riding around 6-7 hours, we will reach Kathmandu. Our trip ends here. We will have a lot to cherish from the experience of this trek. The mighty Gosaikunda Lake, scenic trails, culturally enriched Tamang people, the Tibetan-influenced lifestyle and the delicious Yak’s cheese will be something we will remember for a lifetime.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package

Included

  • All ground transportation (including trekking starting/ending point, airport pick up/drop) by private tourist vehicles as per itinerary.
    Three-star category hotel in the city(Kathmandu) in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & standard trekking lodge in Langtang Valley Ganjala pass trekking route. 

    Full meals during trekking as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea or coffee )

    Everyday seasonal fruits & snakes during the trek

    Langtang National Park Area Trekking permit,  & TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)

    Experienced, licensed one trekking guide up to five trekkers in the group including their salary, accommodation, meals, and their insurance

    One porter to carry your luggage (for two guests one porter to carry baggage) including their salary, accommodation, meals, transportation, and insurance

    One special cultural show and farewell dinner program

    First aid medicine & kit

    Government tax, Service charge & local taxes 

Excluded

  • Extra Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

    Dessert & any types of drinks during the trip

    Kathmandu city tour entrance fee

    Your international air ticket & travel insurance

    Tips for the trekking crew members 

Best time for Gosaikunda Lake trek

The trek to Gosaikunda Lake is possible in all seasons but it is nicer to have a great experience when the weather is good.  This will allow the trekkers to enjoy the holiday in a better way with a great memory for a lifetime. 


Spring Season

The spring (March, April, and May) is the best season for the Gosaikunda Lake trek. The atmospheric and weather condition is favorable in this season which makes the skies and view of mountains and passes clear. Also, being the flower blooming season, trekkers will be welcomed by the pleasurable beauties of flowers like rhododendron and magnolias throughout the journey. 


Autumn Season

Autumn (September, October, and November)season when the weather and temperature are pleasant, days are neither hot nor cold in this season making the environment suit for trekking activities all over Nepal. The mountain peaks can be seen clearly under brilliant blue skies, view of the valleys and high hills become fascinating. It is the best season for trekking in Gosaikunda Lake being awarded with natural advantage throughout the trekking trail.

 

Summer Season

The summer season lasts three months June, July, and August.  Normally, in the summer season, Nepal receives heavy rainfall and cloud happen every day or sometimes all day. Even though the trails are muddy, in the month of August, "Janai Purnima" a festival of Hindus occurs. It is the time when Gosaikunda Lake attracts the majority of trekkers as the lake holds the holiest religious significance. 


Winter Season

The winter season (September, October, and November) is pretty cold in the Himalayas. Snowfalls or fogs throughout the way and extremely cold temperatures at higher altitudes might be problematic. So, it is not a good idea to trek during the winter season, but if you are interested, you can do this trek in the winter season too. 



The Journey of Holy Lake - Gosaikunda

Gosaikunda, a holy lake offers various trekking routes for the trekkers which can be customized with the trekker’s interest and time. The journey starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2,030m) which is located on the north side of Kathmandu valley. The next day, the trek ascend towards Chandanbari, passing through rivers and waterfalls along with the breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Tibetan mountain. After spending a night at Chandanbari, hiking along the Cholangpaty, the views of the mountains become close and clear. After passing Lauri Binayak (3,900m) and walking around 2 hours, Sakyamuki temple which carries both Hindu and Buddhist values will be there to welcome you. The trek continues for half an hour until you reach the first lake Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and then to  Gosaikunda Lake – the main destination of this trek at an altitude of 4,380 meters.

 

After exploring the temples like Shiva Mandir, Gosaikunda Mahadev, and Trishul Dhara around these destinations, the next day is the final day of the trek. The trek retraces back to Lauri Binayak, Dhimsa, and Deurali. Enjoying the magical views of mountains, pine forests, and the flavorful cheese of Chandanbari, the hiking will be more joyful. The observation of protected birds like wood snipe, snow partridge, and Tibetan snow cock will add pikelets to your wonderful journey before reaching Dhunche. On the next day, using a private vehicle we will head back to Kathmandu enjoying the beauty of the Trishuli River, meadows, and picturesque settlements on the way and marking the full stop to a lifelong memorable journey to the most sacred lake Gosaikunda.



Gosaikunda Lake Trek Difficulty level

The Gosaikunda Trek offers a mix of moderate challenges. While most of the trails have an incline that's easy to navigate there are occasional steep sections that can pose a greater difficulty. The toughest part of the trek is the ascent, to Gosaikunda Lake. The day kicks off with a two hour hike in altitude conditions. The last leg of the journey, where the path evens out and hugs the mountainside provides some relief, for your legs and lungs. Nevertheless you'll need both strength and mental resilience as you'll be walking an average of 5 to 7 hours each day.


When hiking above 3000 meters altitude sickness could be a concern. However if you ascend slowly and acclimatize well the trip should not pose any issues. In case you do experience symptoms make sure to pay attention to the warning signs and descend to an altitude, with air quality.


Make sure to read Things to Know before going trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal



Preparation for Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Before embarking on the Gosaikunda Trekking adventure it's essential for hikers to prepare for the changes, in elevation. This trek involves navigating downhill terrain for 5 to 6 hours daily with a backpack. Its recommended not to jump into high altitude hikes if you're new to hiking. To get in shape start incorporating exercise hikes into your routine. This preparation will help you acclimate to the increasing altitude during the trek. Regular jogging can assist in adjusting your bodys oxygen levels. Additionally engaging in activities stretching and moderate aerobics a month prior, to your journey will help maintain your fitness levels.


It should be quite manageable to complete the trek without any issues as you are, in good physical condition. Additionally it is important to have a set of gear that will assist you throughout the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The equipment plays a role in ensuring the success of your journey. Make sure to acquire all the gear that can enhance your expedition from your place. You can also purchase any missing equipment, in Kathmandu.


Also, Make sure you read Tips and Advice for Perfect Trekking in Nepal



Altitude Sickness Identification and Cure

Symptoms of altitude sickness

Inability to sleep

Feeling lightheaded or dizzy

Weary

Headache

appetite decline

vomiting or feeling queasy

breathlessness when exerting oneself 



Preventive measures

Make sure to schedule days, for rest during your travel plans

Stay hydrated throughout your journey

Avoid consuming alcohol during the trip

Limit altitude gain to 500 meters per day

Consider staying at lower elevations

Take the time to acclimate properly at lower altitudes

Notify your guide promptly if you experience any symptoms

Don't overexert yourself physically

Hikers should bring essential items like ginger, garlic and herbs, for health benefits 

Eat nutritious meals to maintain high energy levels throughout the trek.



ATM and money exchange

 ATM machines and the use of ATM cards are common in Kathmandu but in the trekking area of Gosaikunda Lake, there are no available ATM machines. It is recommended to withdraw money while at Kathmandu Valley and carry enough cash with you for the trekking activity. Make sure you are carrying enough Nepali rupees because foreign currency is not used in the trekking area of Gosaikunda Lake.  


Electricity and Internet

While trekking for Gosaikunda Lake, access to electricity is available at each and every tea house and lodge but it might cost you little extra money for charging your electrical equipment such as phones and cameras. It is a better idea to carry a power bank or portable charger with you for the trek.


Communication

While trekking around Gosaikunda Lake communication options are quite scarce, in these areas. Sometimes you might come across villages with mobile network availability. However once you venture deeper into the trail you might find yourself off the grid in terms of connectivity. To stay prepared, for emergencies we always bring along a satellite phone. This device uses satellite signals to keep us connected enabling us to make calls and send messages when theres no mobile network coverage around.


Airport pickup and drop-off

We provide airport transportation for guests who reserve the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport our staff will warmly welcome you. They will offer you a garland as a symbol of greeting. Then accompany you to your hotel in a vehicle. This service is available to support you in case you face any difficulties, with finding your way.


Trekking Guide and Porter Arrangement

Boldhimalaya provides guides with the deepest knowledge in the Himalayas. They have the ability to face any challenges and lead the way. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.


A porter will safely manage your backpack for you. It might be challenging to lug the bag at altitudes so opting for a guide is advisable. Those who are up, for tackling obstacles. The porter will handle all your belongings allowing you to take in the mountain views. Hiring a porter comes with a cost. It's wise to pack light and bring only essentials. We suggest that trekkers hire one porter for two individuals ensuring that the total weight does not exceed 20 kilograms.



Gosaikunda Lake Trek Necessary Documents

  • Insurance documents that vary based on the organization
  • A few payment and reservation specifics.
  • Passport-sized pictures
  • TIMS and Permits Visa Passport



Passport & Visa

You must have a passport, with a validity of six months from your return date. You have the option to obtain a visa from Nepalese Embassies or Consulates in your country. You can also get it upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Please note that citizens of countries are required to apply for the visa from their own country. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the visa.


When making your booking please ensure that you provide complete passport information so that we can arrange all the required permits, tickets and payments on your behalf. Failure to provide information during booking will result in us being unable to make the arrangements, on your behalf and we cannot be held liable.


Gosaikunda Lake Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must, for anyone embarking on a journey to the Himalayas. It's essential for your well being. Your travel insurance should include provisions for sickness, medical emergencies, accidents, fatalities, trip cancellations and the loss of belongings. Any expenses related to Emergency Evacuation, in Nepal must be settled in cash unless your insurance provider has agreed to cover all costs on your behalf. Be sure that your travel insurance policy extends coverage to activities undertaken in the Himalayas.


Gosaikunda Lake Trek Permits
There are many army points that can check your permits during the Gosaikunda Lake trek. Therefore you require three kinds of permits to do the Gosaikunda Lake trek which are given below:

  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card
  • Langtang National Park permit
  • Restriction area permit



Packing list

The packing list is also the most important factor for the trekking trip. Gosaikunda is cold, so you must pack warm trekking gear. The packing list for Gosaikunda Lake trekking should include:

  • a backpack
  • thermal layers
  • a fleece shirt or top thermal layers
  • windproof jackets and a down jacket
  • a sun hat and sunglasses
  • trekking trousers or hiking pants
  • a trekking pole
  • hiking boots and trekking socks
  • multi-use power socket and power bank,
  • head torch
  • water bottle
  • sleeping bag
  • first aid kits and toiletries.


Responsible Tourism

We heartily request all our clients to respect the local culture, customs, rules, and regulations while prioritizing maintaining cleanliness to preserve nature and the well-being of the local community. Let's focus on responsible tourism and leave nothing except footprints ensuring we leave the pristine untouched and unharmed. 


Gosaikunda Lake Trek Cost

The trek to Gosaikunda Lake will be an unforgettable journey where you will enjoy the natural and scenic beauty as well as get to know about its religious significance. This short trek can be customized for family trekkers as well as trek with friends to enjoy holidays in the high Himalayas. The cost for this trek is the least expensive including all types of facilities like transportation according to the itinerary, accommodation, and food during trekking, guide, and hotel at Kathmandu. The average cost for the Gosaikunda Lake trek is around US$ 300 to US$ 400.


Expandable Trips

4-day Gosaikunda short adventure trek, if you wish to expand the journey you can ask your guide, he will provide you with an excellent expandable trek to combine with the Tamanag Heritage trek, Helambu trekLangtang Valley trek, and 1-day Surya Peak trek.  


Gosaikunda with Tamang Heritage trek

This trek offers forests, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped mountains, grassy meadows, glaciers, the holy lake of Gosaikunda, and a chance to observe Tamang culture at close quarters. On the trek, there is the possibility of observing some of Nepal's stunning wildlife, such as langur monkeys, Himalayan Thar, Tibetan snow cock, and the snow partridge. From Surya Peak, the highest point on this trek, you will marvel at the mountains all around you, including the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. 


Gosaikunda with Helambu trek

This expanded trek is famous for its own natural beauty, wonderful climate, and magnificent views of snowy mountains. The trek offers a variety of natural scenery and the experience of a jungle walk. This trek is also famous for sub-alpine vegetation and wildlife such as birds, deer, monkeys, and thars. 


Gosaikunda with Langtang valley trek

Gosaikunda with Langtang Valley trek is the best-expanded trek to observe mid-hills, high-altitude lakes, including the Gosaikunda and other Himalayan glaciers. The trek will let you experience the deep gorges, wildlife, birds, and vegetation within Langtang national park, mythical monasteries, picturesque villages, hillside terraces, serene valleys, and breathtaking glaciers of the high mountains. 


1-day Surya Peak trek

Surya Peak is situated north of Gosaikunda Lake. The peak is easy to climb and takes around 4 hours to reach the top without any technical difficulties. The trek will provide you an opportunity to explore the wildlife, lakes, lush forests, view of majestic mountains, and even peak climbing over 5,000 meters. It is an excellent addition to those trekking in the Langtang and Gosaikunda regions or a good acclimatization summit for larger Himalayan Peaks.


Extension of trips

After a 4-day short adventure Gosaikunda trek, if you wish to extend the journey, then we provide you various options for trip extensions to other regions. In addition to trekking experience, you can have other adventure trips such as rafting at Trishuli River, paragliding and bungee jumping at Pokhara, rafting at Trishuli River,  Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari, and a religious tour to Lumbini. If you want other options then you can check out Best Things to do from Kathmandu after the trek. 


We are here to assist you in planning and arranging the perfect itinerary to fulfill your travel aspirations beyond the Gosaikunda Lake.


Best Treks in Nepal

There are numerous options for trekking in Nepal ranging from easy to difficult ones. The distinctive physical characteristics of Nepal enshrine a lovely Himalayan environment with cultural wealth. Trekkers in Nepal get to experience all the beautiful destinations have to offer. There are, in fact, many options for adventures, including travels and trips suitable for beginners.

Accommodation

Unlike city areas, the accommodation is not of modern and standard while trekking at higher altitudes. Basic tea houses are available for accommodation during the Gosaikunda Lake trek at higher altitudes. Assuring your safe and comfortable stay, tea houses will facilitate you with a comfortable room with twin shared beds, pillows, bed sheets, mattresses, and blankets. Some tea houses provide clean and hygienic attached toilets and bathrooms. 

About Meal

While trekking in the Langtang region, even though the food menus are not of a high standard like city areas, Tea houses or Lodges provide hygienic and highly nutritious food which will keep trekkers highly energetic during the trekking. A typical basic food of Nepal - Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari is the food supplied in every tea house or lodge where you will stay for the rest. Besides this the food menus at the tea house or lodges may include: 


Porridge, oatmeal, Tibetan bread, toast, fried eggs, fried rice, pancakes, muesli, Brown potato, etc for breakfast.


For lunch and dinner, green vegetables, noodles, spaghetti, pizza, Mo Mo or dumplings, fried noodles, Macaroni, etc are available. To stay energetic for the trek - Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari with hot and spicy pickles and papad are highly recommended. 


Fruits according to seasons are available as desserts and for beverages hot coffee, black tea, lemon tea, and hot chocolate are available.  

Normally, the Gosaikunda Lake trek is a 3 days trek starting from Dhunche and ending at Dhunche. The days it will take to complete the Gosaikunda Lake trek depend upon the trekker's time and interests. The trek can be expanded up to 20 days if you are interested to combine with other treks in the Langtang region. 

The trekking routes are mostly ascent and descent on the mountain terrain through the forests. The highest altitude of this trek is 4,380 meters (14,370 feet)  and each day you will walk around 6 to 7 hours. It's not that hard but quite difficult to reach an altitude higher than 4,000 meters so the trek is graded as a moderately difficult trek.

Trekkers need Langtang National Park permits and Trekking Information Management System permits to do the Gosaikunda trek.

Gosaikunda Lake is a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist religious groups. During the festival Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindus and Buddhist devotees go to Gosaikunda Lake.

Gosaikunda lies in the Rasuwa district as in the map of Nepal. Geographically, Gosaikunda Lake is in the lap of the Langtang Himalaya range.

It is located between the Helambu trekking trail and the Langtang trekking trail. In other words, it connects the Rasuwa district with the Sindhupalchowk district.

It is believed that there is a total of 108 holy lakes in the Gosaikunda area which includes Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, Naga Kunda, Gosi Kunda, and many others.

Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. According to legend the spring that feeds the pond in the Kumbheshwar temple complex in Patan is connected to Gosaikunda.

When you go on a holiday to a destination one of the concerns is always, about the food. When you travel with Wilderness Excursion you get to savor a variety of dishes ranging from Nepali cuisine to continental, Italian, Chinese and other international fare. You'll enjoy lunch along the way. Have breakfast and dinner arranged at the lodge or tea house where you're staying.

While on the trek you have the option to purchase water. Disposing of plastic can pose significant environmental challenges. We offer purified mineral water for your trekking needs. You can also find mineral water at tea houses for an extra charge. Opting for mineral water is recommended over water for a choice.

We offer lodging in trekking lodges on a twin sharing basis. Please note that accommodations in Kathmandu are not included in the package. Throughout the trek tea houses serve as the accommodation for trekkers. These tea houses offer amenities. While some may have separate rooms, at higher altitudes rooms typically consist of two beds, blankets and minimal furniture. In the tea houses solar electricity is available; however nowadays most tea houses also provide electricity, for charging cameras, mobile phones and other small devices.

The best period, for trekking depends on the weather conditions. Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are considered the seasons for trekking in the Himalayas including Gosaikunda. The monsoon rains during summer (June to August) can impact the trekking experience. While winter trekking is possible the temperatures can be quite harsh for hikers. Trekking in monsoon season offers a chance to admire alpine flowers in altitudes making it appealing for botanical enthusiasts. Additionally summer treks tend to be quieter, with trekkers around.

Absolutely this spot is perfect, for beginners looking to tackle their challenging trekking experience.

In Kathmandu you can find ATMs and credit card terminals for your convenience. Additionally cash payments are often necessary, for services, along the way.

The accommodations where you'll stay overnight during the trek are equipped with power outlets. You can pay a fee to charge your devices like phones, cameras or iPads. It's advisable not to carry a laptop if you plan to use the limited Wi Fi that isn't accessible, along the trekking route. While some teahouses offer Wi Fi on a basis don't expect internet speeds, in remote areas.

Altitude sickness is frequently encountered in this region due, to the elevation exceeding 3000 meters. Acute Mountain Sickness occurs as oxygen levels decrease and air pressure diminishes.

You can utilize the storage service provided by the hotel, in Kathmandu. Feel free to leave behind any items that are not essential for your journey either at your hotel or, at our office.

If someone falls ill during the Godaikunda Trek and requires assistance an assistant guide will go with the trekker if they need to come down due, to their illness. This won't disrupt the groups experience as the person going down will receive care. The guide will manage any emergencies based on how serious they're a helicopter might be called in for evacuation, in cases.