Gosaikunda Pilgrimage Trek-7 days Gosaikunda hike is a wonderful trekking to Gosaikunda Lake in Langtang National Park. Gosaikunda is a sacred lake for Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage.It is the shortest trek in Langtang National Park that starts and ends at Dhunche after a day bus drive from Kathmandu. It offers nice view of mountains and landscapes, the main attraction of Gosaikunda trek. You will hike through oak and rhododendron forest, glacial moraine, valleys and the charming villages of Tamang. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers an impressive views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Besides, Gosaikunda Lake, has multiple neighboring lakes such as Parbati Kunda and other more alpine lakes. Please email us at email@example.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023752 to book and know about 7-day Gosaikunda Pilgrimage Trek. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Gosaikunda Lake Trek cost from $450-$780 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.
Trek Name: Gosaikunda Pilgrimage Trek
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m
Trek Cost: USD 450-USD 780
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Budget Tea House Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu
7 nights 8 days Gosaikunda Lake Pilgrimage Trekking package at low budget cost with guaranteed trip departure dates.
Gosaikunda Lake is situated an altitude of 4380m north of
Kathmandu in Langtang National Park region. Ten
thousands of devotees make a pilgrimage trek to Gosaikunda Lake every year on
the full moon day of July/August to take a holy bath on this frozen alpine
lake.According to the Hindu legend, the lakes Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda
and Bhairabkunda were formed when the God Shiva plunged his trident (Trisul)
into the ground in order to obtain water. The main sources of the Trisuli River
are importance of these lakes. Thus, this is the most popular pilgrimage destination outside
the Kathmandu Valley for Hindu devotees.
There is a large rock at the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of the Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from Gosaikunda Lakedisappears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Kumbeshwor pool, adjoin to the five stored temple of Shiva in Patan.
Gosaikundaalso spelled Gosainkunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Langtang National Park at an elevation of 4,380m. The lake melts to form the Trishuli River, it remains frozen for six months in winter. There are 108 lakes in the vicinity. Gosaikunda is a significant place of interest for pilgrims. Gosaikunda pilgrimage trek adjoins the famous Langtang Valley trek. Both treks can be combined. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley.
Gosaikunda is a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda is as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul/holy Trident into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison
When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandanbari at an altitude of 3,200 m. Laurebinayak at about 3,700m can be reached on the second day. At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikunda to Sundarijal takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m, a rapid descent to Phedi and onward to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Dhunche(1,965m, 6/7 hours).
After breakfast, we board our vehicle and head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Syabru Village (2,720m, 5-6 hours)
The trek today is pretty leisurely and goes through forests and terraced hill slopes. As we enter Syabru, we descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. We will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. From here we can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245 m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Trek to Sing Gompa / Chandanbari(3,250m, 4-5 hours)
As we hike on, a few areas on top of the ridge open up Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung in the morning. To the west, we see the Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks rise up. The trial goes down across Laurebina and Cholangpati to Sing Gompa. Sing Gompa is the main attraction at Chandan Bari, which also has a few hotels and a small cheese factory. Reckon we sample some cheese!
Day 4: Trek to Gosainkund (4,380m, 6 hours).
From Chandanbari we hike up at a slow pace to reach the Gosainkunda Lake. We cross the source of the sacred Trishuli River and haul up for a meditative view at the Saraswati Lake. Bhairav Lake has a special beauty. The next sacred bowl is Gosainkunda. According to Hindu myth Lord Shiva, a powerful Hindu deity, created this lake by piercing the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed Kalkut poison that threatened to destroy the world. The large rock in the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. We spend the night camping close to the lake.
Day 5: Trek to Sing Gompa (4-5 hrs)
After a hearty breakfast, we revert to our earlier path where the trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribinayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. It’s a lovely hike all the way down to Sing Gompa. Overnight in lodge
Day 6: Trek to Dhunche (5-6 hrs)
The first part of the trail descends through lovely pine, silver oak, and rhododendron forests and wild marijuana plants as the whiff of the plants hits the nose straight away until we cross the suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa stream. The path then stretches across a flat level. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
It’s a seven hours drive through a scenic highway on our way back to Kathmandu. We check into our hotel and the rest of the day is free to chill out and reflect on a wonderful trip. Overnight at hotel
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)