Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche

7 Days
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The Langtang region trekking is one of the most well-liked trekking regions in Nepal. Among them, Gosainkunda Trek is the popular one because of the scenic lake and mountain views. In good weather, you can connect the Langtang and Helambu treks through the trek to holiest, scenic and high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake. It can also be possible to hike the trail as an individual trek or even as a return visit to Dhunche to the Lakes (7 days), though the chance of ascending in these two cases can cause acclimatization trouble unless you have done other treks higher than 4000m. There are plenty of lodges and guest houses are available en-route so that finding shelter is not a problem. Normally, it takes four days to trek from Dhunche, close to the starting point of Langtang Trek, and to Tharepati in the Helambu region.

The Gosainkunda Trek can also be done by turning-off the Langtang trek from Thulo Syabru. And it is an outstanding selection as a return route to Kathmandu from the Langtang trek. Tea houses in Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa and Tharepati are good but Phedi and Ghopte have quite basic.  The major attraction during the trek is Gosaikunda Lake (4380m). Gosaikunda is the place for a Hindu pilgrimage every August, when hundreds of Sadhus trek to this holiest lakes, however, this is the monsoon season as it is not so good for trekking.

Major Highlights of Gosaikunda Trek

  • Enjoy the Rhododendron and lust green Pine forest
  • Visit  exotic wildlife, flora, and fauna of Langtang National Park
  • Splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Hiuchuli and etc. 
  • Visit of Gosaikunda Lake – the holiest lake for Hindus and Buddhists 
  • Get familiar with culture and lifestyles of the Tanangs of Langtang region

Gosainkunda Trek offers excellent panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks including Annapurnas, Manaslu (8156m), the four peaks of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung.

If you want to choose the Trail from Gosaikunda via Sundarijal and to Dhunche, please drop us your interest, we will send our best-detailed itinerary of Gosaikunda trek via Sundarijal. The outline itinerary is as follows:

Sundarijal – Gosaikunda – Dhunche Trek – 6 Days 

Day 1: Sundarijal to Chisapani (2167 meters) | 5 hours drive and hike

Day 2: Chisapani to Tuksang (3180 meters) | 6 hours hike

Day 3: Tuksang to Ghopte (3340 meters) | 7 hours hike

Day 4: Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4380 meters) | 6-7 hours hike

Day 5:  Trek to Dunche (1764 meters) | 6 hours hike

Day 6: Drive to Kathmandu: 6 hours drive

Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Dhunche
  • Trip Ends in: Dhunche
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Max. Elevation: 4380m

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival, meet and greet by our representative. Drive to the hotel; meet the guide and get briefed about the Gosaikunda Trek.

    Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

    Full-Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening – do some last hour shopping for the trek.

    Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syburbesi/Dhunche (1950m) | 6-7 hours drive

    Your day starts early in the morning. After breakfast, you will go to the bus station and drive to Dhunche through a beautiful village and you will see snow-capped mountain along the Langtang Himal. The total drive from Kathmandu to  Dhunche is about seven hours.  Dhunche is the starting point of the Gosaikunda Trek and also headquarter of the Rasuwa District.

    Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 4: Trek to Chandanwari | Elevation: 3580 meters | Drive hours: 4-5

    After breakfast, you will start your trek for Deurali. You will have some rest at Deurali and start your trek to Chandanwari. You will visit to Singomap and the famous Cheese factory in Chandanwari. Stay overnight at Chandanwari.

  • Day 5: Trek Chandanwari to Gosaikunda | Elevation: 4380 meters | Drive hours: 6-7

    After breakfast at Chandanwari, you will start your trek with an ascend until you reach Cholangiopathy and trek further onward to Lauribine. This is the most difficult part of this Gasaikunda Via Dhunche Trek. You can also explore the 108 lakes and visit the magnificent Gosaikunda Lake.

    You can also take a dip in the Gosakunda lake because people believe that dipping in the holy lake washes off their sins. You will see mightly mountains surround the lake from all sides and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises from the Lake. You will also visit the other lakes near Gosaikunda are Bhairav Kunda, Bagkunda and Surakunda.

    Overnight at a guesthouse in Gosaikunda

  • Day 6: Trek back from Gosaikunda to Dhunche

    After breakfast, you will trek back to the same way you come yesterday. Enjoying the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Manaslu mountains, you will reach to Dhunche and overnight at a guesthouse in Dhunche.

  • Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche

    You will drive back to Kathmandu by Bus or Jeep.


  • Airport Pick –up and drop –off by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu escorted by English Speaking guide, Private car and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu/Dunche/Sybrubesi/Kathmandu transportation by local tourist bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trekking
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner throughout a day during trekking
  • Langtang trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work, TIMS and permits
  • An English speaking license holder trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Accommodation, Meals, Salary, equipment, transportation and insurance for trekking staffs
  • National park fee
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements only
  • All government taxes


  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airport departure taxes/Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear and clothing (available or rent)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips and etc
  • Additional expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslides, strikes, political unrest and etc, in such case extra fee will be charged based on the actual cost

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