About Holy Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 8 Days
Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trek guides you on a scenic and cultural adventure with a touch of old mythology and a holy spiritual walk to Gosainkund Trekking, a perfect journey on the high ridges of Langtang Himal situated around the central Himalaya range of mountains which includes Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks.
Holy Gosainkund Lake regarded as one of the important and holy pilgrimage spots for both Hindu and Buddhist religions, as per great Hindu myth belief is that Gosainkund a pond is the vicarage and made by Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities).
Hindus believe that this pristine glacial pond was formed by digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visit Holy Gosainkund Lake Trail every year especially on full moon day, which falls in the month of August, the special auspicious Hindu occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ (changing of holy threads) festival.
Starting Spiritual Adventure Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking with an exciting overland 5-6 hours drive towards the north of Kathmandu to Dhunche Town, the gateway to many Trekking destinations in the Langtang region and the old Trans Himalayan Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.
This trip leads to a climb into enchanting serene woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks tree lines was elusive and rare Panda seldom seen around this deeply forested area. Our walk finally leads to Gosainkund after walking past Singh Gompa and Lauribina ridges.
We Have a full rest day to explore this fascinating holy place with awesome views of snowcapped peaks, our walk leads to cross a high pass of east Laurabina-La 4,600m/15,091ft also known as Gosainkund Pass to reach the eastern ridges passing some parts of the Helambu area of Kutumsang-Thotung-Danda and Golphu-Bhanjyang to reach Chisapani on the northern hills of Kathmandu valley, here with super views of the sunrise over mountains.
This marvelous and remarkable Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking concludes with a short drive from Sundarijal back to Kathmandu after fascinating Trekking around the high hills of Langtang Himal.
Best season: Spring (March to May and Autumn (September to November) is one of the best seasons for Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The climate is sunny and warm with excellent views, if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during the winter season (December, January, and February) are also good and could be an option for this trip.