Goisaikunda Lake Trek
Goisaikunda Lake Trek Overview
Standing steadily, at height of 4380m, the Goisaikunda Lake is one of the fresh water lake that lies in Langtang National park and in rasuwa district, have the surface area of 34 acres. Langtang National park was established in 1976BS, to save the unique animals and other species. The origin of Goisaikunda is said to be related with Hindu mythology involving Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri and therefore known as most holy lake in Nepal. Gosaikunda is significant place of interest to people who loves adventures and natural beauties. Gosaikunda is a home to 108 lakes and it melts to form the Trishuli River. Starting from either Dunche village or Shyabru Besi in Langtang Himal or in Sundarijal in Kathmandu valley the way to Gosaikunda Lake is full of mountain ranges and beautiful alpine forest, bamboo, and Rhododendrons. We can also barely see red pandas, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc. on our way.
Highlights of Goisaikunda Lake Trek
- Explore the glorious and holy Gosaikunda Lake.
- Stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayas, Manaslu, and Annapurna range.
- Tradition and culture of Tamang people
- Walk through the beautiful Rhododendron and oak forest
- Day 1 – arrive Kathmandu
- Day 2- Kathmandu – Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani, lies at 2215m
- Day 3- Chisapani – kutumsang, lies at 2470, 5-6 hours trek
- Day 4- Kutumsang- Ghopte, 3530m, takes 6 hours of walk.
- Day 5- Ghopte – Gosaikunda, lies at 4300, takes 7-8 hours trek.
- Day 6- Gosaikunda - Surya peak- Cholangpati, takes 6-7 hours ride.
- Day 7- Cholangpati- Dunche, takes 4 hours trek.
- Day 8- drive back to Kathmandu, takes 6-7 hours.
Best time to travel
Autumn and spring season marks the best season for you to trek Gosaikunda Lake. With all the blossoms and greenery you will definitely enjoy your journey. There is stable weather and moderate temperature and the trails are in their best condition. However you can find some mosquitoes and leeches in this season.