Gosaikunda Pass Trekking-11 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4610m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Breathtaking vistas: The walk provides incredible panoramas of the Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Manaslu (8,163m) Annapurna range (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Surya Peak (5,143m), Paldor Peak (5,896m), Yala Peak (5,500m), Naya Kanga Peak (5,844m) and so on.
  • Holy Gosaikunda Lake: The trek leads you to the famous Gosaikunda Lake, which is regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. Gosaikunda Lake is a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims who visit to take a dip in its holy waters during the full moon festival of Janai Purnima, which falls in July or August each year.
  • Tamang culture: The walk takes you through traditional Tamang villages, where you may learn about their distinct culture, traditions, and way of life.
  • High altitude passes: The trek includes several high altitude passes, notably the Laurebina Pass (4,610m), which provides incredible views of the Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gangchempo (6,387m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Gaurishankar (7,145m), Manaslu (8,163m) Annapurna range (8,091m).
  • Sunrise and sunset views: The trek provides amazing views of the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas, making it a really unique experience.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.


Trip Introduction: 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking.

Gosaikunda lake is the holiest lake of Hindu situated at the height of 4312 m, believed to have originated from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three pointed sword) of lord Shiva. Gosaikunda Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Lord Shiva according to legend. Gosaikunda Pass Trekking itself is a good choice for all the trekkers because it is near from Kathmandu valley in Langtang National Park but quite remote and thinly populated with friendly people.

Gosaikunda pass trekking is a mixture of the Natural heritage with beautiful landscapes and panoramic mountains views, cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Tamang and Sherpa as well as religious heritage for both Hindus and Buddhists as a belief to visit a lake once in a life. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims go to Gosaikunda Lake Trekking to visit the lake during a full moon festival in August. Gosaikunda Pass Trekking offers abundant wildlife, intense forest teaming with wildflowers, animal species and heart touching scenery of natural landscapes will welcome you all the way. You will pass through oak and rhododendron forests even cross glacial moraine and typical Tamang village in a trek to Gosaikunda.

Why 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking?

The 11 Days Gosainkunda Pass Trekking is a popular choice among trekkers because it allows enough time to complete the journey comfortably without rushing through it. The trek is challenging, and the 11 Days route includes appropriate acclimatization and rest days to ensure that trekkers can acclimate to the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness.

Furthermore, the 11 Days plan allows enough of time to see the magnificent Langtang region and its attractions, such as the Holy Gosaikunda Lake, and traditional Tamang Villages. The journey provides beautiful vistas of the Himalayas, and the 11 Days route provides ample opportunities to soak in the beauty and take photos.

Overall, the 11 Days Gosainkunda Pass Trekking is a well-balanced itinerary that provides trekkers with a tough and rewarding trip in the Himalayas, with plenty of opportunity to appreciate the scenery and learn about local culture and traditions.

Is 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking right for people?

The Gosainkunda Pass journey is a challenging still demanding journey that is best suited for experienced trekkers with a decent degree of fitness and previous trekking experience. The trek includes hard ascents and descents, and trekkers should be prepared for extended days at high altitude.

You must also be prepared for the high altitude environment and take the required steps to avoid altitude sickness. Trekking Planner Nepal is here to give you the proper itinerary and best plan regarding trip and enough time to acclimatize.

Overall, the Gosainkunda Pass Trek is a challenging yet enjoyable journey that needs high fitness and hiking experience. It is not recommended for new trekkers or those with health problems. Before embarking on the trek, you should visit a doctor to confirm that you are physically ready to withstand the demands of the walk. Also, if you want to complete the trek successfully you must need to get proper acclimatization and slow down your pace while walking.

How should you prepare for 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking?

For the preparation of 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking you need to consider the following points and tips regarding different aspect. Here are some of the tips and tricks Trekking Planner Nepal shares with you regarding the best trips.

  • Physical fitness: The trek is challenging, and you must be in good physical shape. In the months before up to the trek, you must engage in regular exercise such as involving in small hiking, running, or cycling.
  • Acclimatization to high altitude: The trek involves high altitude, and good acclimatization is required to avoid altitude sickness. Acclimatization can be done by ascend up slowly adding enough acclimatization days and drinking plenty of water. In addition you are suggested to avoid alcohol and meet items during the entire trek.
  • Packing essentials: You should have proper clothing and equipment, such as warm layers, strong hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and a sleeping bag. It's also a good idea to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
  • Mental preparation: The trek can be extremely demanding, so it is essential to mentally prepare by visualizing the trip and reading up on the challenges and rewards.
  • Hydration and nutrition: It is the most important task to be done in up Himalayas. You must need to be hydrated and nourished throughout the walk. To stay energetic during the journey, you should drink plenty of water and bring high-energy snacks like almonds and energy bars. Also. Trekking Planner Nepal always suggest you to drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water if you are taking any medicine regarding the altitude sickness.
  • Trekking permits: Before embarking on the trek, you must need to obtain the proper trekking permits. To obtain all the legal permits and documents you need a trusted agency. Trekking Planner Nepal is legally registered trekking agency and helps you with all the required documents and permits.

What is the best season for the 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking?

The optimum seasons for the 11 Days Gosainkunda Pass Trek are mid-September to mid-November (fall) and March to May (spring). The weather is consistent during these months, with bright skies and pleasant temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night.

The weather is dry throughout the autumn season, and the views of the Himalayas are magnificent. The days are warm, with temperatures ranging from 15-20 degrees Celsius at lower levels to around 0 degrees Celsius at higher elevations, and the evenings are cool, with temperatures plummeting to around 0 degrees Celsius at higher elevations.

The weather is also clear throughout the spring, with bright skies and pleasant temperatures during the day. The days are pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius at lower elevations, and the evenings are cool, with temperatures plummeting to around 5 degrees Celsius at higher elevations.

Both seasons are considered the perfect time for trekking, with trekkers experiencing spectacular scenery, clear views of the Himalayas, and pleasant trekking conditions. However, it is important to note that the weather in the Highlands can be unpredictable, and you should be prepared for dramatic weather changes at any time of year.

Climate and Weather 11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking.

The Himalayan mountain range influences the climate and weather of the Langtang region, where the Gosainkunda Pass Trek takes place. The climate is generally cool and temperate, with temperature and precipitation varying according to altitude and season.

The weather is generally consistent and clear during the autumn and spring seasons (September to November and March to May), with warm temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night. The days are temperate to warm, with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius at lower elevations, and the nights are cool, with temperatures plummeting to around 5 degrees Celsius at higher elevations. These seasons are considered the greatest times to trek because the weather is pleasant and the skies are usually clear, allowing for spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.

The weather is often rainy and humid during the monsoon season (June to August), with regular rains. The days are warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius at lower elevations, while the evenings are pleasant, with temperatures dropping to approximately 15 degrees Celsius at higher elevations. Trekking is not suggested during the monsoon season since the paths might become slick and dangerous owing to excessive rainfall and landslides.

The temperature is frigid and dry during the winter season (December to February), with occasional snowfall. The days are cool, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius at lower elevations, and the nights are cool, with temperatures plunging to roughly -10 degrees Celsius at higher elevations. Trekkers can still complete the route during the winter, but they must be prepared for cold and snowy weather.

Overall, the weather in the Langtang Region is variable and rapidly changing. To ensure a safe and comfortable trekking experience, trekkers should be prepared for rapid weather changes and take proper precautions.

Local Culture and Tradition along the way to Gosaikunda Pass Trekking.

Gosainkunda Pass Trek is located in Langtang region of Nepal, which is home to the Tamang and Sherpa people. These communities have distinct cultures and traditions that are an important part of the trekking experience.

Tamang and Sherpa populations are well-known for their warmth and friendliness. They always welcome trekkers and are eager to explain their culture and traditions. Trekkers will get the opportunity to connect with the locals, visit their houses, and learn about their way of life during the walk.

The Tamang and Sherpa populations are profoundly rooted in Buddhism, and the hike path is peppered with Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens (stupas). Ty will get the proper opportunity to visit these important spots and observe natives performing their daily rituals.

Tamang and Sherpa communities each have their own distinctive traditional attire, music, and dancing forms. You may have the opportunity to watch and even participate in these traditional forms of art and entertainment while on the trail.

You can sample traditional Tamang and Sherpa foods like as dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup) while on the trail.

Overall, local culture and customs of these locals add to the attractiveness and diversity of the Gosainkunda Pass Trek. You can learn about their culture, observe their distinctive traditions, and enjoy their wonderful hospitality firsthand.

Washing, Toilets and Accommodation.

Accommodation, washing facilities, and toilets may be basic throughout the Gosainkunda Pass Trek, especially at higher elevations. However, most teahouses and lodges along the walking route provide shared toilets and rudimentary cold-water washing facilities.

The teahouses and lodges provide basic yet comfortable lodging with a bed, blankets, and a pillow. Trekkers should have sleeping bags to keep warm and comfortable at night, especially at higher elevations. A sleeping bag liner is also recommended for added warmth and cleanliness.

You should be prepared for the basic washing facilities, which usually include a bucket of water of taking bath. The washing facilities may be limited, especially at higher elevations, so you should bring wet wipes and hand sanitizers for personal hygiene.

Toilets throughout the walk are typically shared and primitive, with squat toilets and no running water. To preserve hygiene, hikers should bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
It is also a good idea to have a headlamp or flashlight on hand for late-night bathroom visits or during power outages.

Overall, while the facilities may be basic, you can still enjoy a comfortable and hygienic trekking experience by being prepared and taking appropriate precautions.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
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  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
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Trip Itinerary

    Up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by Trekking Planner's representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment, your tour guide will come to pick you up for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to the hotel and be ready for dinner with cultural program. Stay overnight at the prescribe hotel.

      Today you have full-day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

        Today after breakfast at the hotel days start with about 1 hrs drive to Sundarijal from where trekking going to begin. The trail starts ascending steeply through a dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron along with a large water pipe, that supplies water to  Kathmandu, until the ridge of Burlang Bhanjyang(2442m) from where you will have magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the East. Then, you descend again through oak and rhododendron forest, cultivated fields, and meadows to Chisapani. Stay overnight at the tea house.

          Chisapani is such a nice place from where you able to  Dorgelakpa and Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast trek descent about one and a half hour, you reach a large Tamang village-Pati bhanjyang from where you again climb to cross a pass of 2470m and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang, another Tamang Village. From here the trail again hikes to a pass of 2620m before descends to Khtumsang. You will have splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna’s and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the East. Stay overnight at the tea house.

            From  Khutumsang, the trail ascends through a forest with superb views across to Numbur,  Jugal Himal and many other snowcapped peaks, before you arrive a ridge form where a short descent brings you to Mangan Kharka at 3285m. Now, the trail gradually gains altitude through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur. Finally, reach at the Tharepati for overnight.

              From Tharepati, the trail descends to a stream and ascends along the ridge, through rhododendron and juniper forests, to Ghopte at 3359m.  From here, we again ascend to Phedi. This is such a nice trek which offer imagines view of Laurebina pass. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                The trail ascends all the way to Laurebina pass at 4610m, pass four small lakes and descend through rugged country and arrive in Gosaikunda. There are three sacred lakes in Gosaikunda- Saraswati Kunda,  Bharavi Kunda, and Gosaikunda. This third lake is particularly sacred and is a place of pilgrimage in summer. According to the legend, this lake was created by Lord Shiva himself when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he drank the poison which was a byproduct while churning the ocean by "Suras" and "Asuras" for ambrosia. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                  From the lake- Saraswati Kunda, the trail ascends to a ridge. There are good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west are dramatic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. From this ridge, we descend to Sing Gompa via Laurebina. There is a small monastery and a cheese factory in Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                    Today after breakfast you trek down all the way to Dhunche through the forest of oaks, firs, and rhododendrons. Dhunche is district headquarter of Rasuwa. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                      Today after an early morning breakfast your guide will take you to the bus station for a day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu through the bumpy road till Betrbati Bazaar, After Betrabati Bazaar the road begin better. Stay overnight at the hotel.

                        After a wonderful time in Nepal, you will be transferred to the international airport according to flight time or you can join with us for next trip.

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                        What's Included
                        • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                        • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle entrance fees extra.
                        • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and 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.       
                        • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                        • 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.
                        What's Excluded
                        • 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).
                        • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu.
                        • Meals during the traveling time.
                        • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                        • In case of extra more night 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.   
                        Essential Info

                        Suggested Equipment List

                        • 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.
                        • 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.
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