Gosaikunda Trek - 10 Days

Gosaikunda Trekking

This is a short but beautiful trek. It's a Holy Classical Lake of Gosaikunda and is designed for those with a short period of time in Nepal for its classic mountain treks and want to feel the alpine zone and experience the Himalayas. Gosaikunda Lake (4360m) has great religious significance which is well-known as a pilgrimage site for Hindus who flock to the site in August during Janai Purnima. The first few days are spent ascending through the forests before you reach the tree line at Cholang Pati from where you get your first glimpse of the towering Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna in the far distance. Rest for the night at the tea houses of Lauribinayek and then get up early the following morning to hike up to the lakes. Return the following days back to Dhunche and Kathmandu.

This short trek offers great tea house accommodation so you don’t need to bring a lot of gear. The number of days listed here is shorter than our standard itineraries so if you are pressed for time drop us an inquiry and let's Dream Adventure treks help your unique customized trip.


Dream Adventure family meet and Welcome you at the airport they will transfer you to the hotel and short briefing and introduce you to your guide and staff at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel!

    • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

    We will start our trip in the early morning. Following our breakfast, our guide will help you to get to Machha Pokhari Bus station. From there we will head towards Dhunche (2,030m/6,660ft) from Kathmandu by bus.

    On the way, we will be able to enjoy the picturesque settlements and meadows. Through a beautiful scenic route and along with immense Trishuli River, it will take us around 5-6 hours to reach Dhunche.

    Dhunche is a small settlement area and the headquarters of Rasuwa District. After our arrival in Dhunche, we will stroll around the village and spend our time with the locals. After spending a wonderful evening with locals, we will stay overnight in a well-maintained tea house.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:2,060 m
    • Time:6 hours

    We will start our day 2 trek after our breakfast in Dhunche and we will ascent towards Chandanwari. After hiking roughly for 2 hours, we will reach Deurali (2,500m), a small village on the way to Chandanbari with a few tea houses.

    Via a beautiful trail, passing through streamlets and cascades we will reach Dhimsa (2,900m) after 3 hours of hiking. From Dhimsa, the climb is slightly difficult, as the trail goes uphill through beautiful pine forests. We have to hike steep uphill sections to reach Chandanwari (3200m), a settlement located at the lap of a pine forest. People also call this place Sing Gompa.

    Chandanwari has a lot to offer its visitors. A Yak cheese factory and a monastery are the major attractions of Chandanwari. We will try the delicious Yak cheese and visit Sing Gompa.

    In the evening, after a hearty meal with lots of cheese, we will spend our night in Chandanwari.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:3,260 m
    • Time:6-7 hours

    Following our hearty breakfast in Chandanbari, we will hike uphill to Gosaikunda (4360m). Today the hiking will be comparatively more difficult than yesterday.

    The trail gradually ascends up from the beginning. We will be hiking via a rugged and narrow trail all the way to Gosaikunda. Gradually when we ascend, you will have to walk through barren hills and encounter cold breeze. So, make sure you have clothes warm enough to keep you fine in such a cold environment.

    After hiking for nearly 1 and a half hours, we will get to Cholangpaty (3500m). Now the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Manaslu (8163m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m) are close and clear.

    Another 2 hours of the walk will take us to Lauribinayak (3900m). From Lauri Binayak, a panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Masalu and Langtang Ri can be enjoyed.

    Then, after hiking up for roughly 2 hours, we will reach a temple called Sakyamuni, which carries both Hindu and Buddhist values. After hiking for half an hour we will see the first lake, Saraswati Kunda, then Bhairav Kunda, and the Mighty Lake Gosaikunda. We will visit other nearby lakes and spend the night in a tea house.

    • Accommodation:Local Guest House
    • Altitude:4,360 m
    • Time:5-6 hours

    Enjoying the beautiful morning, we will have our breakfast in our hotel. We will explore Gosaikunda and then retrace our steps downhill to Dhunche via Lauribinayak, Dhimsa, and Deurali.

    Today is the last trekking day. So, enjoy every bit of the trek. Enjoying the alluring views of mountains, pine forest and the flavorful cheese of Chandanbari called Sing Gomba.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:3,260 m
    • Time:5-6 hours

    We will be hiking downhill. Since we will be descending, hiking will be a bit easier and fun. We will also spot different protected birds on the trail like Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snow Cock, and etcetera. After hiking roughly for 7 hours we will reach Dhunche.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:2,060 m

    Today is the last day of our trip. After a wonderful sleep in one of the tea houses in Dhunche, we will have our breakfast. Following our breakfast, we will catch a coach to Kathmandu and travel via a scenic route enjoying the beauty of the immense Trishuli River, meadows, and picturesque settlements.

    After riding around 6-7 hours we will reach Kathmandu. Our trip ends here.

    You will have a lot to cherish from the experience of this trek. The mighty Gosaikunda Lake, scenic trails, culturally enriched Tamang people, the Tibetan-influenced lifestyle, and the delicious Yaks cheese will be something you will do in your lifetime.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:1,300 m
    • Time:5-6 hours

    Free in Kathmandu for shopping

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Time:6 hours

    Today our representative will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport in time for your onward flight. Should you stay longer in Nepal or have a late flight, please note that the hotel check-out time is 11 a.m.

    Today our Dream Adventure Treks representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your onward flight. Should you stay longer in Nepal or have a late flight, please note that the hotel check-out time is 11 a.m.

      Cost Details
      • Local transportation airport arrival and departure
      • Three times meals with hot drinks and Accommodation during the trek (6 days treks)
      • Government-licensed English-speaking trek Guide. For more than 6 trekkers, 1 assistant guide
      • Porter to help trekker luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter, The maximum weight limit for a porter- is 25 kg (13 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non-essential items in your hotel.
      • Covers guides' and porters' wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment
      • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
      • Seasonal fresh fruits every day
      • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
      • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
      • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt
      • Dream Adventure Treks, Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
      • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
      • Trekking permit.
      • Kathmandu – Dhunche - Kathmandu by tourist bus/Jeep
      • Guide and porters: all the meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, flight ticket etc.
      • First Aids Kit.
      • Duffel Bag.
      • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and blood pressure in your body to minimize high risk).
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Baudhanath, Pashupatinath and Soyambhunath)
      • Four night's Hotel In Kathmandu (Kathmandu Guest House or Similar)
      • All the official charges and 13% Government VAT.
      • International flight costs
      • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
      • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 15 kg per Person) on the trek
      • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
      • Personal expenses ( snacks, boiled bottled water, cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, during in treks, etc.
      • Personal clothing and gear
      • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
      • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
      • Additional costs incurred due to causes beyond our control, for example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.