The Langtang region trekking is one of Nepal’s most well-liked trekking regions. Among them, Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche is the most 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 the 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 (8 days). However, the chance of ascending in these two cases can cause acclimatization trouble unless you have done other treks higher than 4000m. Plenty of lodges and guest houses are available en route, so finding shelter is not a problem. Usually, it takes four days to trek from Dhunche, close to the starting point of Langtang Trek, and to Tharepati in the Helambu region. The total direct distance from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda is about 67 Kilometers; however, we need to drive about 117KM from Kathmandu to Dhunche via the Trishuli river, and we start trekking for Gosaikunda.
A man is observing a frozen lake in Gosaikunda. Photo Credit: @Hemrajrijal
The Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche 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 pretty basic. The major attraction during the tour is Gosaikunda Lake (4380m). Gosaikunda is the place for a Hindu pilgrimage every August, when hundreds of Sadhu trek to this holiest lake; however, this is the monsoon season, so it is not so suitable for trekking.
Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche offers excellent panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks, including Annapurnas, Manaslu (8156m), the four peaks of the Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.
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|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|
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
Trek preparation Day for the Permits, TIMS, and shopping for the trekking.
Optional with extra cost:
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
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
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 Singomap and the famous Cheese factory in Chandanwari.
Stay overnight at Chandanwari.
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 mighty 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
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 Dhunche and overnight at a guesthouse in Dhunche.
You will drive back to Kathmandu by private transportation.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight time, our team will transfer you to the airport for your final departure home.
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