Gosaikunda Pass Trek - 8 Days

Gosaikunda Pass Trek is a cultural tour to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda. Hike along the 4600meters high Laurebina La Pass and get sights of the beauty of Langtang Region. Also, view the royal peaks of Langtang, Gosaikunda, and such other peaks.

Along with the breathtaking views and religious temples, this trek also shows the way of life of the Tamang people. What’s more is the peeks of diverse wildlife inside the Langtang and Shivapuri National Parks.

Trip Highlights

  • Langtang National Park
  • Gosaikunda Lakes and Gosaikunda Peak
  • Ganesh, Langtang RI, Tserko RI, Dorje Lakpa, and such other high peaks fo the Himalayas
  • Tharepati Pass (3,400m)
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Chisapani and Sundarijal villages
  • Laurebina La Pass (4,600m)
  • Tamang lifestyle, culture, and tradition

Trip Overview

“Explore the Gosaikunda Lake with a strenuous climb to the Laurebina Pass at 4600 meters”

Gosaikunda Pass Trek is an off the beaten trail trek to one of the most sacred lakes in the country. Explore the highest pass of the Langtang Region to enjoy the views of the Gosaikunda Lakes alongside Gosaikunda, Ganesh, and Langtang mountain ranges.

Hike along a rough and tough path through green forests and rocky ridges to get to the pilgrimage site of the Gosaikunda. Our trek starts with a drive through a terrifying landscape to the village of Dhunche. From there, we will start our trek to the village of Chandan Bari, also majorly known as the Sing Gompa. From there, it is directed to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda. There are a total of 108 lakes in the Gosaikunda region with each one having different names dedicated to various Hindu deities. The hardest day of the trek comes after as we climb up the 4600 meters high Laurebina Pass. From there, it is a series of up and down climbs to get to the village of Chisapani and Sundarijal before getting back to where we started. Picturesque views of the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, Gosaikunda and several other peaks can be seen during our trekking expedition.

Join us in this 8 days hiking expedition to climb up to the highest point of the Gosaikunda Region and explore the icy lakes of the Gosaikunda. A decent level of fitness is required for this trek. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Dhunche (2030m)

Day 02: Dhunche to Chandan Bari (3250m)

Day 03: Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)

Day 04: Gosaikunda Lake to Ghopte Bhir

Day 05: Ghopte Bhir to Tharepati (3400m)

Day 06: Tharepati to Kutumsang

Day 07: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2134m)

Day 08: Chisapani to Sundarijal (1390m) to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 1
Drive to Dhunche (2030m)

After your preparation the previous day, we will pick you at the hotel premises and then start off the long tiring drive to the 119 kilometers far village of Dhunche. Drive through the crowded streets of the capital city to get above the high hills via the Tribhuvan Highway. As the country has a difficult geographical existence, it will be hard for us to drive without a headache. But, we will be able to have great views of the hillside and the roads ahead of us. Enter the Nuwakot road and stop at the village of Galchhi for lunch. After lunch, we will continue on our journey to get to the village of Dhunche in a rough and uphill drive. The last part of our drive will be a bit more terrifying as there is a very narrow road connecting to Dhunche. Enjoy the picturesque views of the terraced hills and towering hills from Dhunche.

Day 2
Dhunche to Chandan Bari (3250m)

Start with a hike uphill along the green forest to get to the village of Dhimsa at 2600 meters. A further hike uphill will take us to the village of Deurali. Another uphill hike through the green hills and terraced farms will take us to the village of Chandan Bari. The village is also known as the Sing Gompa. Enjoy the views of the Langtang and the Gosaikunda mountain ranges alongside the oldest yak cheese factory in Nepal.

Day 3
Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)

Get out of the village of Sing Gompa to hike uphill through a green lush forest of pine to get to the village of Cholongpati. Climb higher and higher through a steep path to get to the hilltop of Laurebinayak. Ascend from the village for a while and then a descend from there in a steeply narrow path will take us to the sacred lakes of the Gosaikunda. This lake is the starting point of the popular river of Trishuli. The lake contains 108 smaller lakes in its periphery. Enjoy hot brewery with the view of the cool icy lake of the Gosaikunda. The most famous time of the trek is during the festival of Janai Purnima.

Day 4
Gosaikunda Lake to Ghopte Bhir

Today, we will pass through the highest point of our trekking itinerary. Pass the lakes of the Surya Kunda, the Ganesh Kunda and several other lakes uphill to get to the pass of Gosaikunda. The top offers great views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and the Langtang peaks. Hike downhill from the Pass on a steep trail to get to the village of Laurebina Phedi. To get to the village of Ghopte, we will have to hike through several ups and downs the hills through the rocky icy ridge to green lush ones.

Day 5
Ghopte Bhir to Tharepati (3400m)

Another hard day for us as we will have to climb up through a really steep path to get to the village of Tharepati. Hike along the steep path through the misty forest to get to the village of Tharepati. Along the way, we will be able to see a giant boulder and a small misty stream. From the village of Tharepati, enjoy great views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal.

Day 6
Tharepati to Kutumsang

A steady downhill climb will first take us to the village of Mangen Goth. The village has great views of the Gosaikunda and the Langtang peaks. The snow turns into green hills as we slowly hike downhill. Descend through the forest of pine and rhododendron to get out of the Langtang National Park and arrive at the village of Kutumsang.

Day 7
Kutumsang to Chisapani (2134m)

A hard and slippery walk downhill will take us to the village of Gol Bhanjhyang. Another downhill climb along the dusty and muddy path will take us to the Tamang village of Chipling. After lunch at the village, we will further hike downhill to get to the village of Thakuney Bhanjhyang. Finally, a hike uphill will take us to the village of Pati Bhanjhyang before getting to the village of Chisapani. During the day, we will be able to have magnificent views of the Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma and several other peaks of the Langtang Region.

Day 8
Chisapani to Sundarijal (1390m) to Kathmandu (1400m)

Wake up early to the last sunrise from the hilltop settlement of Chisapani. After filling our bellies, we will hike downhill from the narrow stone steps of the hillside to get to the hill above Sundarijal. A further climb downhill along the stone steps will take us to the village of Sundarijal. The village is a reservoir famous for its picnic spots and waterfalls. The village is also famous for its views of the Bagmati, Shyalmati and the Nagmati Rivers. A short drive from there will take us to the capital city of Kathmandu. We will guide you to the hotel premises and then let the trek come to an end.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-19
  • Nepal
  • Dhunche
  • Sundarijal
  • 4,600m/15,090ft
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December