Nepal is popular for its scenic beauty and magnificent mountain views. It is one of the best and famous trekking destinations of the world. The Gosaikunda trek is one of the best short treks in Nepal. It gives you a glimpse into the diverse landscape, culture, and nature of Nepal.
The Gosaikunda trek is all about Gosaikunda Lake. At an altitude of 4380m, the Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred place for both the Hindus and Buddhists.
Gosaikunda is one of the most surreal trekking destinations of Nepal. This trek is a perfect blend of a natural and cultural tour of Nepal. It allows you to experience high altitude trek in Nepal within a short duration.
This trek provides you with spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain peaks from the first day. The trek takes you through beautiful, lush green forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch.
Gosaikunda 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.
Highlights of GosaiKunda Trek
- Opportunity to witness the exotic wildlife, flora, & fauna of Langtang 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, 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.
Days 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel | Trek briefing and preparation.
Days 2 Drive to Sundarijal | Trek 5 hrs to Chisapani (2,167 m
Drive to Sundarijal | Trek 5 hrs to Chisapani (2,167 m
Days 3 Trek to Tuksang - 6 hrs / 3,180 m
The day’s walk is through the lively forest and charming Tamang villages with Himalayan view. Tamang follows pre-Buddhist shamanistic and animistic practices now dominated by Buddhism. Langtang and Shivapuri national park is popular birding destination that protects several rare species of flora and fauna including the last population of ‘Red Panda’.
Days 4 Trek to Ghopte - 7 hrs / 3,340 m
The walking becomes more interesting through sparsely populated, deep forest. Altitude gain slows you down but the temperature and scenery is inspiring.
Days 5 Trek to Gosaikunda - 7 hrs
Gosaikunda Lake is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists. Shamans and other pilgrims visit the Lake during the full moon day in August. It is a complex of about 108 alpine lakes spread in the area of 1,030 ha (4 sq mi). The area is designated as Ramsar Site in 2007. The trail climbs steeply through the rocky terrain and cross the Lauribina pass (4,610 m) coming down to Gosaikunda valley.
Days 6 Trek down to Dhunchhe - 6 hrs / 1,764 m
Trek down to Dhunchhe - 6 hrs / 1,764 m
Days 7 Drive back to Kathmandu - 6 hrs
Days 8 Final Departure
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