This 5 days short trek to Holy Glacial Lake of Gosaikunda is designed for those with short period of time in Nepal for its classic mountain treks and want to feel alpine zone and experience Himalaya. Gosaikunda Lake (4380m) 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 treeline 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 offer great tea house accommodation so you don’t need to bring a lot of gear. The number of days listed here is shorter then our standard itineraries so if you are pressed for time drop us an inquiry and let us help you for your unique customized trip.
How hard is Gosaikunda trek?
Gosaikunda trek is leveled as medium hard in terms of difficulty though the level of difficulty depends on other things such as age factor, your trekking habit, physical fitness, the itinerary you choose or the weather of the season you are trekking in. These reasons decide whether the trek is going to be easy or hard. You need to keep in mind that you will be reaching at 4380 meter in two days from Dunche (2100m). And 2200 meter descend from Gosaikunda to Dunche in one day if you select 5 days itinerary. If you are beginner, and not used to trekker but love to trekking in the nature and willing to go; we recommend you choosing 7 days extended version. Sample itineraries are as per bellow.
Short 5 days itinerary (Cost USD 355/Person)
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche (2030m), 6-7 hours.
Day 2: Trek to Chandan Bari (3330m)., 5-6 hours walk.
Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m) about 7 hour’s walk.
Day 4: Trek down to Dhunche (2100m),
Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu.
7 Days itinerary (Cost USD 465/Person based on double occupancy basis)
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche (2030m). 6-7 hours drive.
Day 2: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2230m). 4-5 hours trek.
Day 3: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 4: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m) 6-7 hours walk.
Day 5: Hike to Surya Peak and trek to Cholangpati (3600m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 6: Trek down to Dhunche (2100m).
Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu.
Extended Version with Lauribina La, this can be very hard for beginners. (Cost USD 489/Person based on double occupancy basis)
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2215m).
Day 2: Chisopani to Kutumsang (2470m). (Approx 5-6 hrs trek)
Day 3: Trek to Ghopte (3530m). (Approx 6-7 hrs trek)
Day 4: Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4300m) via Lauribina Pass (4600m). (Approx 7-8 hrs trek)
Day 5: Hike to Surya Peak and trek to Cholangpati. (Approx 6-7 hrs hike)
Day 6: Trek to Dhunche. Overnight at Dhunche (Approx 4 hrs trek)
Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu. (Approx 6-7 hrs. drive by local bus/jeep)
Day 8: Reserved day if required.
Our standard price USD 355 per person is for 5 days itinerary and minimum 2 people in the group. There will be single supplementary charge if you are trekking solo. Private transfers also can be arranged on your request. For customized trip that meets your requirements; please contact us.