Gosaikunda Trekking 

Gosaikunda trek lies north of Kathmandu and is third most popular trek of Nepal. It combines the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund ( Frozen lakes) and spectacular valley of Langtang .Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains views. Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche which located on ridge of the mountain and you will have wonderful view of Langtang range, Ganesh himal and Dorje Lakpa.

We start our first day walking steep ascend to Sing Gompa  through oak and rhododendron forests on our way. There is a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Lauribenayak Pass (4610m./15213 ft.). There we are rewarded with the stunning views of the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal & even as far as the Annapurna massif.

Overall, This area offer crossing passes, Superb mountain view, beautiful Holy lake like Gosainkunda, picturesque Sherpa village, impressive display of wild flower, an abundance of wild life, Monasteries and of course friendly local people and their culture..

Trip Duration      7 days trek
Max. Altitude: 4460m./14718ft
Minimum Altitude: 1966m./64878 ft.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Overland
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 14 persons (maximum)
Best season: March, April,May, September,October & November
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours per day

Suggested  Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu- Dhunche ( 1966m./6487ft.) 6 hours driving
We drive to Dhunche early morning . It is beautiful village to have Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal and dhorje Lakpa and Langtang valley. Stay there overnight at lodge. 

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 2: Dhunche-Sing gompa/Chandanbari ( 3330m./10989ft.) 5 hours walk
We ascend to Sing Gompa . The view of mountain will be wider day by day. We will see Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Tibetan Monestary, once we reach at Sing Gompa. We walk through forest of Oak, hemlock and firs. We also will visit Local cheese factory there. We stay there overnight at lodge.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 3: Sing Gompa-  Lauribinayak ( 3850m./12705ft.) 4 hours walk
We ascend continue to Laurinayak today. It is beautiful walk through oak trees and better view of mountains. We walk shorter today to make sure for our climb to Gosainkunda for altitude mountains sickness and good mountains view with sunrise from Lauribinayak. You will see Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal, Paldor peak, Dhoreje Lakpa, Manaslu, Annapurna range  in distance and panoramic picturesque of whole area in early morning. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 4:  Lauribinayak- Gosainkunda ( 3950m./13035ft.) 4 hours walking
We ascend steep to Lauribinayak pass (3950m./13035 ft.) and gradual walk to Gosainkunda. We would see a dozen of lakes there. Among them the main lakes are Sarawoti kunda, Bhairav kunda and Gosainda.  According to the legend, the Gosainkunda was created by hindu god Shiva when he pierced glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison. So, the Gosainkunda is believed as holy lake and every year during July there will be Gosainkunda festival. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 5: Gosainkunda- Sing Gompa/Chandbari ( 3330m./10989ft.) 6 hours walk
We descend steep same way back to Sing Gompa . Stay overnight at lodge.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 6: Sing Gompa/Chandanbari – Dhunche ( 1966m./6487 ft.) 3 hours walk
We continue to descend to Dhunche then stay overnight there at lodge .

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 7: Dhunche-Kathmandu ( 1400m./4620ft.) 6 hours driving

Drive to Kathmandu and transfer by to hotel. Transfer to hotel. 

Meals included : Breakfast

Trek ends

Langtang National Park Fee

Langtang National park fee is cumpolsury to obtain to enter Gosaikunda trekking. You can obtain it in Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB) or government registered trekking agency as Nepal Alternative Treks or you also can pay directly at Dhunche . It costs NPR 3300 per person. You will need a passport copy and cash in Nepali rupees 3300 to obtain it. 

Trekking Clothing equipment

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 

- Light weight pants, shorts

- At night -track top, pants 

-  T-shirts. 

- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 

- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 

- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 

- Vaseline for feet and crutch.

- Water bottle - 2 liters.

- Sunglasses and strap 

- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch

- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 

- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 

- Small daypack - 25 liters. 

- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 

- Small towels 

- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 

- A pair of gloves 

- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line


  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.


We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices to select yourself. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges. We will provide shared washing room and toilet.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at lodge. There will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route and most of the days Nepali national food " Dal Bhat " will be tested in route .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Gosaikunda trek is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 4710 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Maik Reger

Hi All,
I have a nice trip with my family. My guide Dhan was the best. I will come back. Thank you !

Kornkamon Chittreekhun

For the whole package is so good. I am very satisfied with the service, guide and porter while trekking. Good guide for sightseeing is also Ok. I will probably come back and use the company’s service again soon! Thanks for everything!

Mr. James and Ms. Mariya

I found my experience in Nepal to be an overall favorable experience.  Our guides were very hospitable, knowledgeable and helpful. This company arrangement for our trip was perfect. I would like to come back again for longer time. Thanks !



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Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...


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