Gosaikunda Trek 5 days

Trip Highlights

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:5 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Short and easy itinerary near to Kathmandu(1400m)
  • Explore the beauty of sacred lakes - Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda and more
  • Panoramic view of mountains like Langtang Lirung(7,234m), Langtang Ri(7,205m), Ganesh Himal(7,422m), and many other small peaks
  • Home to different endangered species like Red Panda, Snow leopard and more
  • Accommodation in traditionally-built teahouses
  • Close Encounter with the lifestyle of Himalayas

Tour Overview

Gosaikunda Trek 5 days is a popular trek for both nature-travelers and pilgrims. Located at 4,300 meters, Gosaikunda does not offer itself easy to trekkers. You have to pass through a high pass and walk for a few days to reach and return from Gosaikunda.

On your 5 days Gosaikunda Trek, you will get a chance to trek in the mountainous region of Nepal; discover amazing places, and know a lot of new things about Nepal. You will pass through many rhododendron forests, rivers, streams, and villages en route to Gosaikunda.

 In this trek, you get to witness the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, and many more. The ascent at the Luaribina Pass is a bit challenging part of this trek.

In your 5 days Gosaikunda Trek, you will start your journey from Kathmandu; then travel to Dhunche – the trailhead of Gosaikunda Trek. You spend your first night there and start your trek the next day.

You will then walk for two days to reach Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is a lake that carries a lot of values to Hindus and Buddhists. Every year in the Full Moon of August, thousands of pilgrims flock to Gosaikunda to take a bath. It is a popular destination for Langtang Helicopter Tour

After spending a beautiful night in Gosaikunda, you will retrace back to Dhunche the next day. Spend a night in Dhunche and travel back to Kathmandu the next day.

Teahouses on the way are basic. They provide you with basic facilities like good foods, and nice accommodation. But, if you want to luxurious amenities, the hotels en route to Gosaikunda lack them.

 If you want to spend your time on a short trek in the mountainous region of Nepal; then Gosaikunda 5 days trek can be a good option.

Detail Itinerary

Travel hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 2,030m 

We will start our trip in the early morning. Following our breakfast, our guide will help you to get to Machha Pokhari Bus station. From there we will head towards Dhunche(2,030m/6,660ft) from Kathmandu by bus.

On the way, we will be able to enjoy the picturesque settlements and meadows. Through beautiful scenic route and along with immense 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 arrival in Dhunche, we will stroll around the village and spend our time with locals. After spending a wonderful evening with locals, we will stay overnight in a well-maintained tea house.

Trek hours: 6-7 hours

Altitude 3200m

We will start our day 2 trek after our breakfast in Dhunche and we will ascent towards Chandanwari. After hiking roughly for 2 hours, we will reach Deurali (2,500m), a small village on the way to Chandanbari with a few tea houses.

Via a beautiful trail, passing through streamlets and cascades we will reach Dhimsa (2,900m) after 3 hours of hiking. From Dhimsa, the climb is slightly difficult, as the trail goes uphill through beautiful pine forests. We have to hike steep uphill sections to reach Chandanwari(3200m), a settlement located at the lap of a pine forest. People also call this place Sing Gompa.

Chandanwari has a lot to offer its visitors. A Yak cheese factory and a monastery are the major attractions of  Chandanwari. We will try the delicious Yak cheese and visit Sing Gompa.

In the evening, after a hearty meal with lots of cheese, we will spend our night in Chandanwari.

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 4361m

Following our hearty breakfast in Chandanwari, we will hike uphill to Gosaikunda(4361m). Today the hiking will be comparatively more difficult than yesterday.

The trail gradually ascends up from the beginning. We will be hiking via rugged and narrow trail all the way to Gosaikunda. Gradually when we ascend, you will have to walk through barren hills and encounter cold breeze. So, make sure you have clothes warm enough to keep you fine in such a cold environment.

After hiking for nearly 1 and a half hour, we will get to Cholangpaty(3500m). Now the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung(7234m), Langtang Ri(7205m), Manaslu(8163m) and Ganesh Himal(7422m) are close and clear.

Another 2 hours of the walk will take us to Lauribinayak(3900m). From Lauri Binayak, a panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Masalu and Langtang Ri can be enjoyed.

Then, after hiking up for roughly 2 hours, we will reach a temple called Sakyamuni, which carries both Hindus and Buddhists values. After hiking for half an hour we will see the first lake, Saraswati Kunda, then Bhairav Kunda and the Mighty Lake Gosaikunda. We will visit other nearby lakes and spend the night in a tea house.

Trek hours: 7-8 hours

Altitude: 2,030m

Enjoying the beautiful morning, we will have our breakfast in our hotel. We will explore Gosaikunda then retrace our steps downhill to Dhunche via Lauribinayak, Dhimsa, and  Deurali.

Today is the last trekking day. So, enjoy every bit of the trek.  Enjoying the alluring views of mountains, pine forest and the flavourful cheese of Chandanwari, we will be hiking downhills. Since we will be descending, hiking will be a bit easier and fun. We will also spot different protected birds in the trail like Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snow Cock, etcetera.

After hiking roughly for 7 hours we will reach Dhunche.

Travel hour: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 1400m

Today is the last day of our trip. After a wonderful sleep in one of the tea houses in Dhunche, we will have our breakfast. Following our breakfast, we will catch a coach to Kathmandu and travel via a scenic route enjoying the beauty of immense Trishuli river, meadows and picturesque settlements.

After riding around 6-7 hours we will reach Kathmandu. Our trip ends here.

You 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 you will remember in your lifetime.

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