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Gosaikunda Trek

by Sanjib

Highlights of Gosaikunda Trek

  • Opportunity to witness the exotic wildlife, flora, and fauna of Lang tang National Park.
  • Lush green Pine and Rhododendron forest.
  • Gosaikunda Lake: one of the holiest lakes for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Magnificent views of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and Hiuchuli.
  • A look into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamangs of Rasuwa district.
  • Explore the many lakes in the area. There are a total of 108 lakes.
Fast Facts
Duration 5-7 days
Max. elevation 4380m (Gosaikunda)
Start/finish Dhunche
Difficulty Easy
Trek-style Teahouse

Planning Your Trek

In case you’re searching for the ideal week-long trek, a little unusual and with incredible perspectives, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an extraordinary decision.  Nepal is popular for its beauty and magnificent mountain views.  Gosaikunda is one of the surreal destinations of Nepal.  Trek to Gosaikunda is one of the most beautiful places for the 7 days trip. Gosaikunda in Nepal is known for its spectacular and breathtaking scenic beauty is the best trekking destinations in the worlds.

The Gosaikunda trek is all about Gosaikunda Lake. An altitude of 4380m, the Gosaikunda Lake is scared place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The 7 day trek is perfect blend of natural and cultural tour of Nepal. Gosaikunda is located in Rasuwa district surrounded by the peaks of Langtang National Park. You need to be careful during the trek as you will encounter lots of worms while walking through the forest. The Lang tang valley is rich in the pine tree, bamboo, and rhododendron, Flora and Fauna. Gosaikunda 7 days trek is ideal for those who are short on time. But, want to experience the Himalaya trekking experience. You can even modify this trek to add some other nearby trekking destinations.

Gosaikunda Trek Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE TIME
Day 1 Kathmandu to Dhunche (Drive) 1300 m 7 – 8 hr
Day 2 Trek to Chandanbari(Shin Gompa) 3330 m 6 hr
Day 3 Chandanbari to Gosaikunda 4380 m 5 – 6 hr
Day 4 Explore Day 4380 m 4 – 5 hr
Day 5 Gosaikunda to Chandanbari 2000 m 5 – 6 hr
Day 6 Chandanbari to Dhunche 2000 m 5 hr
Day 7 Dhunche to Kathmandu (Drive) 1300 m 6 hr

Facts about Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake is an alpine freshwater lake. Gosaikunda Lake remains frozen for almost 6 months of the year (October-June).It melts and sips down to form Triushli River. Trishuli River is one of the biggest rivers in Nepal. According to Hindu mythology, the Gosaikunda Lake and its surrounding area is the home of Lord Shiva and Lady Gauri. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva created Gosaikunda Lake when he thrust his Trishul (trident) into a nearby mountain to extract water. He wanted to cool his stinging throat after he had drunk poison. Gosaikunda Lake and its surrounding area are revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit this area every year. Most of the pilgrims visit the area during the Janai Purnima and Ganga Darshan festival.

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