Nepal is popular for its scenic beauty and magnificent mountain views. It is one of the best and famous trekking destinations of the world.
The Gosaikunda 5 day trek is one of the best short treks in Nepal. It gives you a glimpse into the diverse landscape, culture, and nature of Nepal.
The Gosaikunda trek is all about Gosaikunda Lake. At an altitude of 4380m, the Gosaikunda lake is a sacred place for both the Hindus and Buddhists.
Gosaikunda is one of the most surreal trekking destinations of Nepal. This 5-day trek is a perfect blend of a natural and cultural tour of Nepal. It allows you to experience high altitude trek in Nepal within a short duration.
This 5-day trek provides you with spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain peaks from the first day. The trek takes you through beautiful, lush green forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch.
Gosaikunda 5 days trek is ideal for those who are short on time. But, want to experience the Himalaya trekking experience. You can even modify this trek to add some other nearby trekking destinations.
DAY 1: Drive to Dhunche
The first day of your journey starts with a long drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. After a 6/7 hours drive, you will reach Dhunche. Dhunche is the starting point of your actual trek to Gosaikunda. Dhunche is the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
Make sure you have the proper documents. There are many checkpoints along the way. You need to show your permits.
DAY 2: Trek to Chandanwari
From Dhunche, you will trek to Deurali. Here, you can rest, have something to eat. There is a good choice of restaurants and cafes to eat and drink at.
After the rest, you start your trek to Chandanwari. Chandanwari is also known as Singompa. Singompa is a famous monastery in the area. You can visit and pay respects at the monastery. It provides a glimpse into the local culture of Rasuwa district.
There are a lot of good tea houses and lodges to spend the night at. The area is also famous for its cheese factory. You can visit the factory if you reach early in Chandanwari.
DAY 3: Trek to Gosaikunda
This is the day you reach your trekking destination ‘Gosaikunda’. After a beautiful night in Chandanwari, your trek starts with an accent till you reach Cholangiopathy. From here, you trek onwards to Lauribine.
This is the toughest section of the trek. With your beautiful destination in mind, your trek continues onwards to Gosaikunda.
You can explore the area and try to locate all the 108 lakes. Or, just relax and enjoy the magnificence of Gosaikunda lake. The magnificent mountains surround this lake on all sides and offer the best sunrises and sunsets.
Other famous lakes in and around Gosaikunda lake are Nagkunda, Bhairav Kunda, Suryakunda.
DAY 4: Trek back to Dhunche
After a beautiful and relaxing night at Gosaikunda, you will trek back the way you came from. You can have lunch and a rest stop at Singompa. You can enjoy the view of the Pine and Rhododendron forests.
The descent is more difficult for some. Having a trekking pole can help improve your balance and provide support.
DAY 5: Return to Kathmandu
After a night at Dhunche, you will drive to Kathmandu by bus or jeep. Once in Kathmandu, you can choose to relax or explore the beautiful city of temples.
- 3 hygienic veg. meals a day
- Nice and cosy accommodation
- 3 times tea, coffee or milk a day
- All flight and bus tickets
- Experienced trip leader
- Sleeping bag and medical kit
- All permit, visa and entry fees.
- Alcohol, Cigarettes and other personal expenses
- Emergency evacuation
- All others not mentioned in Include Section
- Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc).
- Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat, 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
- Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.
- Comprehensive list will be provided after you book the trip.
- Most of the items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.