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Gosaikunda Lake

Trip Overview

On the Northside from Kathmandu, Nepal there lies; Gosaikunda Lake also spelled as Gosainkunda Lake. You can see the heavenly like sight of this lake under one of the most famous trekking route; Dhunche-Gosaikunda-Helambu.

Gosaikunda Trek is famous for its breathtaking beauty, which remains frozen for six months in winter from October to June. It is a prevalent trekking target for both domestic and foreign tourists.

We believe Gosaikunda Lake to have created by lord Shiva when he thrust his trident into a mountain to draw water so he could cool his burning throat after swallowing poison. Short trek of 5 days to Gosaikunda Lake is very exciting and wonderful, which leaves you with beautiful memories and experience. You can also do Gosaikunda Lake trip by bike, which is more thrilling and amazing. This lake on altitude of 4380m is religious and full of heart-warming sights.

 A large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of the Shiva shrine.  It is also said that water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Kumbeshwor pool and join to the five stored temple of Shiva in Patan. 

Trip Info

Destination: Rasuwa, Nepal

Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Dunche - Chandanbari - Gosaikunda - Dunche - Kathmandu

Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing

Altitude: 4380m (14370ft)

Trip Duration: 5 Day (s)

Trip Grade: Medium

Season: February to April


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m)  6 to 7 hours

Day 2: Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari (3580m) 4 to 5 hours

Day 3: Trek from Chandanbari to GosainKunda (4380m) 5 to 7 hours

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu

Cost and dates
We do small group trek or private trip as your request. 
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This trip can get redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com



Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m)  6 to 7 hours

Today, you wake up early in the morning and reach Balaju Bus Station for onward journey to Dhunche. The bus journey will take you through beautiful villages and you will see snow-capped mountains and many more natural scenery. stay overnight at Dhunche Hotel.

Day 2  Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari (3580 m) 4 to 5 hours

After breakfast, you will leave Dhunche and trek to Deurali. In Deurali there are many good restaurants and cafe, you can have your lunch and can relax for a while and start your trek to Chandanbari. You can visit  Sangompa Monastery.  Stay overnight at Hotel/Lodge in Chandanbari.

Day 3  Trek from Chandanbari to GosainKunda (4380 m)5 to 7 hours

After an amazing night in Chandanbari, your trek starts with an ascend till you reach Cholangiopathy.Further, you will trek onwards to Lauribine, it is most difficult part of the trek. After some hours you will reach to your destination i.e Gosainkunda, you can explore the area and try to see all the 108 lakes. The mighty mountains surround the lake from all sides. From here you can also witness the best sunrises and sunsets. you can also take a dip in the Gosaikunda lake because people believe it is a holy lake and dipping in the water washes off their sins.Overnight at Gosaikunda.

Day 4  Trek back to Dhunche

Today after breakfast you will trek back from the way you came. You will stop for lunch at Singompa. Here you can enjoy the view of the Pine and the Rhododendron forests.You will  see the view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Hiunchuli, and Tibetan peak.From Singompa, the trail directly drops you downhill to Dhunche via small village of Ramche and other villages along the route.Overnight at Dunche.

Day 5  Return to Kathmandu.

After a night at Dhunche, you will drive to Kathmandu by bus or jeep.

Equipment List


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants


  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel


1: How do I book the package tour to Nepal? 
If the tour itinerary given in the website suits you, you can book online, e-mail, call or fax us. It is also possible to customized the itinerary as per your desire.

2: When is the best season to travel to Nepal? 
The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. 

3. Do we need to cover travel insurance? 
Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

4. What kind trekking guide do you use for the trip? 
We use honest, experienced and English speaking guides for the trip.

5: Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?
Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended.

6: Is Communication to home possible on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

From USD250pp

  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
  • We provide the best price in comparision
Duration 5 days
Transportation Bus
Group Size 2-10
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 4380 m
Accomodation Hotel and Lodge
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