trek is named after Gosaikunda Lake situated at an altitude of 4380m in the
famous Langtang trekking region. It is just a day’s walk from Dhunche, the
district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Dhunche is directly connected to
Kathmandu by road and is accessibly on both private and public vehicle.
What to expect during the Gosaikunda Trek?
The ultimate goal of Gosaikunda trek is to reach Gosaikunda Lake, an alpine freshwater, located at an altitude of 4380m. There are other 107 freshwater lakes in this area all of which lies within Langtang National Park. The trail passes through Tamang villages on the trek giving you spectacular views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges.
Gosaikunda Trek altitude
trek altitude ranges from 1880m up to 4380m. The highest place you will reach
on Gosaikunda trek is Gosaikunda lake. This variation in altitude is reflected
by the change in climate and vegetation as you will move to sub temperate to
Gosaikunda Trek cost
Gosaikunda trek cost around US$70 per day. This cost includes transportation
between Kathmandu and Dhuche and a day’s food and lodging. Extra expenses
related to insurance, refreshments, alcohol, tips etc. are excluded from this
cost. The cost actually depends upon the
route you have chosen and the services you are trekking.
Gosainkunda Trek cost for Nepali
trek cost for Nepali is approximately US$50 per day. This cost is inclusive of
transportation from Kathmandu to Dhunche and back, food and transportation. Any
additional costs such as refreshments, alcohol, gifts, tips etc., are excluded
from this cost.
trek route usually begins from and ends in Dhunche , the district headquarters
of Rasuwa district. Alternatively it can also end in Sundarijal. Gosaikunda
trek route passes through traditional villages of Tamang community and party
through Langtang National Park. The trek route is well maintained with signage
and stone steps at different sections.
Gosaikunda is the shortest trekking trail to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m). It takes
a total of 2 days to reach Gosaikunda and one day return to Dhunche. We will
stay overnight in Chandanbari en route and one night in Gosaikunda before
coming back to Dhunche. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa
District, located about 114km or 5hrs drive from Kathmandu. Both public buses
and private vehicle ply between Kathmandu and Dhunche.
Gosaikunda Trek season
trek season occurs two times of the year: Spring (March-April) and Autumn
(Sept-Nov). During these seasons, the weather is excellent due to sunshine and
balmy climate. Also flowers bloom, the entire forest turns green due to new
leaves and the visibility of mountains is clear. The chances of catching the
views of Himalayan ranges is easy over the period.
Gosaikunda Trek weather is best during Spring (Feb-April) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). These periods are characterized by balmy and sunny weather and pleasant days. The scenery of Himalayan peaks is also visible along with blossoming of beautiful flowers and trees in the forests.
These treks can be adjusted for longer or fewer days depending upon your time availability. Langtang treks won’t disappoint you. Most importantly if you do Langtang trek, it will help contribute to local economy and especially support the rebuilding process in the aftermath of 2015 earthquake. This trek is popular among both local and foreign tourists.
Gosaikunda Trek itinerary – how many days?
We have two Gosaikunda Trek itinerary
Gosaikunda Trek 7 days 6 nights
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 12 days 11 nights
If you have any confusions, queries or questions about Gosaikunda trek or any other treks, feel free to contact us.