Gosainkund Trekking

‘short and scenic adventure to holy Gosainkund within Langtang Himal'

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:7N/8D
  • Trekking Duration:4N/5D
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4336 m
  • Accommodation:Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Walking Hours:4-6 hrs
  • Max Group Size:2-8
  • Best Time:All Month of the year
  • Style:tea house/lodge


Gosainkund Trekking takes you to high areas of Nepal Central Himalaya, located straight north of Kathmandu valley within Langtang Himal range of Rasuwa district, regarded as holiest of holy spot in all Himalaya regions.

Gosainkund Trekking a short adventure where you will be in tranquil wilderness of high hills facing stunning views of mountain range from Langtang-Ganesh-Jugal Himal as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna range within western direction.

Gosainkund Trekking begins with exciting overland journey from Kathmandu to reach cooler areas at Dhunche the headquarter and administrative town of Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal region, home to indigenous Tamang tribes the hill people of Himalaya.

Where walk leads to a steep climb within serene woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees to reach at a small village at Singh Gompa also known as Chandanbari (Sandal-wood), from here heading much higher to cross a over Laurabinaya ridge with awesome panorama of peaks then reaching at sacred Gosainkund.

A famous pilgrimage sites where Hindu followers visits for ritual bathe and dip in the icy pond, where belief delivers one into paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes, the pond with myth and history.

Around this sacred pond of Gosainkund, where great festival held once a year during auspicious time of Janai Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of August, as per Hindu Lunar calendar, according to another popular belief a huge rock at the center of the pond remains hidden Shiva temple, at Gosainkund enjoy the peaceful surrounding within great holy spirits site.

Enjoying perfect wilderness and pleasant scenic moment head downhill towards Dhunche past Sing Gompa for interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a remarkable experience and adventure on Gosainkund trekking.

Highlights of Gosainkund Trekking

  • Enjoy scenic views of Langtang- Ganesh- JugalHimal with far Manaslu range
  • Exceptional scenery of landscapes with rolling green hills and Snow Mountains
  • Within holiest of holy spots of Himalaya at sacred glacial pond of Gosainkund
  • A famous pilgrimages site in all Himalayan region for Hindu religions for worship
  • A crystal clear pond within serene environment enclosed within Langtang Himal
  • Walk in enchanting lovely pristine woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1,950 m) about 06 to 07 hrs drive hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa-Chandanbari (3,254 m) about 05 hrs walk
  • Day 05: Trek to Gosainkund Lake (4,336 m) - 05 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dhunche (1,950 m) about 06 hrs and transfer to lodge.
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
  • Day 08: Depart Kathmandu for international flight home-ward bound.
  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle entrance fees extra
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche to Kathmandu by local bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Langtang National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment paid
  • twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • First add kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Down jacket (for low temperature. A must for staying in a teahouse relaxed under 0C)
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries

Difficulties rating of Gosaikunda Trek

A trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 4336m, so you should be careful about altitude risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and avoids alcoholic drinks. You must take care of your health.

Safe drinking water on Gosaikunda Trek

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adapters before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day

It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Gosaikunda Trek

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Gosaikunda Trek:

All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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Detail Itinerary

"Ready-Made itinerary presented in a website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. An itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan."

On arrival Kathmandu received by our staff for transfer to your hotels in the heart
of Kathmandu, within the city reach after checking in and getting refreshed join in
at the lobby or meeting place for trek briefing with other related information
regarding your stay in Nepal and of the trek.

Morning after breakfast join in our exciting and interesting half day sightseeing
tour at places of interest within Kathmandu city and the valley, steeped with
world heritage sites and religious monuments of both Hindu and Buddhism
religions and culture.

Afternoon free preparation for the Gosainkund treks starts next early morning
overland journey.

An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach
towards North around Langtang Himal, during six hours drive views of snow
capped peaks, then arriving at Dhunche headquarter town of Rasuwa district and
Langtang Himal area.

From this Tamang main town at Dhunche morning walk leads on gradual walk to a
river, after crossing a small bridge climb on terraced farm fields and into cool
shade of lovely coniferous forest filled with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-
pines and fir tree lines, heading past cattle herders shelters within grazing field.
Walk continues with final climb, then on pleasant trail to reach at Chandanbari or
Sing Gompa (a place with sandal wood trees), at Chandanbari in a nice lodge, with afternoon free visit its small cheese factory and old monastery situated on top of
the village.

After Sing Gompa / Chandanbari village, morning walk with views of Langtang and
Ganesh-Himal includes Manaslu and Annapurna range, as our route leads higher
up for an hour into rhododendron forest.

Walking past green forested areas where walk continues with climb on leaving
trees for dwarf rhododendron, juniper bushes, walk unwinds uphill past few
teahouses around small place of Laurabinaya, where short downhill reaches the
first lake Saraswati and the Bhairabkund with short climb to our overnight stop
within Gosainkund close to its calm pond.

Enjoy time around holy Gosainkund pond formed by glacier and natural spring,
where belief is that a Hindu God Lord Shiva created the lake, where thousands of
pilgrims visits in the month of August for prayer and dip in the holy icy pond to
relinquish the sin of hundred lifetimes.

With exciting time at holy Gosainkund, morning walk leads past main pond
downhill with short uphill then heading for long descend past Laurabinaya hill to
reach at Sing Gompa, from here heading downhill into dense forest to reach at
the bottom of a hill by the river then crossing a bridge, where nice walk lead with
short ups to reach at Dhunche town for last overnight stop around Langtang
Himal area.

Last and final morning within Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal region, where
drive leads past Ramche and Kalikathan to reach warmer area at Trisuli Bazaar
town, and then on winding downhill to reach back into main city at Kathmandu,
and then transfer to your hotel after a most fascinating time on Gosainkund

Final and last day in Nepal enjoying marvelous adventure on Gosainkund trekking, as per your time for international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for home-ward bound air journey or to your next respective destinations.

Trekking Planner always committed in keeping our standard day to day schedule as per the given program with itinerary days, sometimes due to some circumstances beyond our control like natural disaster blockade of roads, damaged trails, flight delay, and cancellation arise when bad and unfavorable weather persists for some days including political unrest and strikes. We assure that if above situation arises we will try our best to keep our itinerary as it is if not please bear with us, as we might have to reroute some of the holidays to other destinations for your safety and to make your time in Nepal with us, a money worth of good times providing you with enjoyable holidays. We Trust that you will enjoy having wonderful and delightful times in Nepal with Trekking Planner!!!!!!!!

Trip Map

Gosainkund Trekking

Cost and Dates

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call now for private trip, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Amazing trek with this company!! I wouldn’t do it with anyone else. Our guide Nirmal was the best!

This company goes above and beyond! They think of every detail and take care of all the trekking needs including accommodations, food, water tablets, medical emergencies, etc. Our guide Nirmal was extremely familiar with the trail, he was attentive - making sure everyone was taken care of, made us laugh the entire way, gave great advice/tips/recommendations for a successful trek, generous (carried some of the day packs up when they were feeling tired), encouraged us and more! I was so impressed with how well thought out everything was and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the details and all I had to do was show up. The other guides and porters were all just as fun, thoughtful, and accommodating. I would highly recommended these guys for the EBC trek!


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In March i completed the Everest High Pass trek with Trekking Planner and had all the support i needed from Trekking planner from planning the trip, to arriving in Nepal and then completing the trek. I had an amazing guide in Gyeljen, whose knowledge of the area was the best! This meant I was able to make it over the passes when many other groups didn't due to the weather. He helped with all the accommodation and provided great advice to help me deal with the altitude and very cold weather as these were a new challenge to me. The whole team and Dipak were very welcoming and funny and this meant the trek and then the visit to Chitwan afterwards was one of the best experiences of my life! Would highly recommend and planning to return sometime soon.

Sam B,

Best Guide for trekking in the Himalyas

Everest Base Camp is such an amazing trek, but to have the best, kindest and funniest guide, who encouraged our team all the way and back, made my trek extra special. Nirmal Lamichhane your knowledge of all the mountains are incredible and you knew everyone on the trek. Watching you interact with the rest of the guides, they clearly have great respect for you. You are a natural leader. You are ambitious and know where you want to be in the future and I applaud you for studying while doing treks and taking people up into the mountains.

I enjoyed your stories and games along the way especially the last 2 hours before reaching Namche when it was up, up and up (your way of saying it is very steep). When I fell ill and gotten worse you were there all the way alongside me to help and encourage. The morning after reaching Base Camp when I was faced with being evacuated from Gorakshep, you told me that you believe that I could finish the trek and you would be there all the way if I choose to do so. Seeing the helicopter leave was hard but you believed in me and it made all the difference. Thank you so much.

Nirmal carried my bag on our decent in order for me to be able to breath better (I had bad flue, borderline bronchitis). Out of his own pocket, he bought us Fanta, lollypops, gum .... anything to lift moral on the last day down to Lukla. Our group had such fun with Nirmal.

If ever you need a guide, Nirmal is the perfect man for your trek. He does varies treks into the mountains, not only to Base Camp. Mountain expert, clued-up with flights to/ from Lukla, knows everyone and teahouses, can help with last minute gear, great knowledge about altitude sickness and knows how to take great photos (and how to pose, lol).

TrakkingPlanner and Travel Her Way are very lucky to have Nirmal as a guide.

The organising of my trip was great. Before leaving the UK, all my emails were answered promptly. Collecting from the airport, great accommodation in Kathmandu and the tea houses we stayed at on our trek was great. We were taken to a welcoming dinner at a local Nepali restaurant. What an experience. They also arrange for a farewell dinner back in Kathmandu - all included in the price. The care and detail was appreciated. Fruit and biscuits at dinner while on the trek- and the guides carried all of it all the way. Taking our oxygen levels after every meal to make sure we were in great shape.

All in all I had the best experience! Thank you Trekking Planner.

Janettie W,

I have just had the best travel experience of my life.

What a trip!

What a great buch of guys at Nepal Trekking Planner!

Dipak and his team made my trip so easy, simple and enjoyable - I can't still hardly believe it.

I felt totally safe and fully supported - which was a big thing for me as I was unsure how the high altitude would affect me. I needn't have worried as my guide Ananta and porter Ganesh were brilliant - really helpful, patient and firendly. Every night my blood/oxygen saturation was checked which gave me real confidence. Not many of the guides from different agencies were doing this which suprised me a little.

I had 16 days in the mountains and enjoyed every minute. As things became harder or easier, my intinery was flexible with Ananta very willing recommmend alternatives and to make changes to suit. This made a real difference and I really felt that I got the most from my trek.

I'm not one for recommending and over-praising but Dipak, Ananta and Ganesh all went the extra mile to make it all very special indeed.

Well done guys and (funds permitting) see you next year!


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