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Gosaikunda Kunda Trek

Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda, is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park


11 Days




5,100 M


Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda, is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). The lake melts to form the Trishuli River; it remains frozen for six months in winter October to June.



March - May

September - November

We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

Trip Overview

The Gosaikunda zone has been portrayed as a devout location. Hindu mythology traits Gosaikunda as the dwelling place of the Hindu gods Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu sacred texts Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the sagas Ramayana and Mahabharata allude to Samudra Manthan, which is specifically related to the beginning of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered sacred and of specific importance amid the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima celebrations when thousands of pioneers from Nepal and India visit the region.

  • Day 1: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Thulo Bharkhu (1,860m), approx. 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 3: Trek Thulo Bharkhu to Thulo Sebru Besi (2,250m), approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 4: Trek Thulo Sebru Besi to Singomba (3,330m), 4 hrs.
  • Day 5: Trek Singomba to Gosainkunda(4,380m) approx. 7 hrs.
  • Day 6: Surya Peak (5,100m) ascent and back to Gosainkunda, approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 7: Trek Gosaikunda to Phedi (3,730m) over the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610m), approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 8: Trek Phedi to Thadepati (3,690m), approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 9: Trek Thadepati to Malemchigaon (2,500m), approx. 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek Malamchigaon to Thimpu (1,580m), approx. 6 hrs.
  • Day 11: Drive Thimpu to Kathmandu, approx. 5 hrs.
The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Equipment Quantity Comments
T-Shirts – walking 2 We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
T-shirt – sleeping 1 This can be cotton
Base layers (ie thermal top) 1 Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
Top insulating Layers 1 Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece Vest 1
Rain jacket 1
Down Jacket 1
Equipment Quantity Comments
Underwear Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear 1
Trekking Trousers 2 Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
Evening/sleeping trousers 1(optional) 1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
Hiking Shorts 1 If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
Rain Pants 1
Equipment Quantity Comments
Day pack 1 Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
Sleeping bag with compression sack 1 Minimum 3 season
Sleeping bag liner 1 Optional
Equipment Quantity Comments
Hiking boots 1 Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
Socks 3
Flip flops/Camp shoes 1 Lightweight for evening use
Equipment Quantity Comments
Water bottles 2 One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
Water purification drops 1 Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
Lip Balm 1 With SPF factor
Sunscreen 1 We recommend SPF 30 or greater
Mosquito repellent 1
Personal first aid kit 1 To include any prescribed medications
Sunglasses 1
Bandana/Buff 1 Useful for a variety of purposes.
Flashlight /head torch 1 Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
Travel towel 1 Lightweight and compact
Wash kit Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
Instant Hand Sanitizer 1 Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
Sun hat 1
Warm hat 1
Gloves 1
Trekking poles (Optional)
Trekking snacks Good selection available in KTM
Camera With charger &/or extra batteries
Toilet paper & rubbish bag
Pack of cards/travel game 1 For evening entertainment
Passport photos Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
Photocopies of all your important documents
A great sense of humor & a positive attitude Essential – don’t come without it!! J
This is a guideline only

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