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Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek - 10 Days

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek

Gosainkunda Lake trek also known as frozen lake trekking visits the natural lake in the lap of Himalayas which has  high religious importance.

Gosainkunda, one of the most renowned religious places and pilgrimage spot of Nepal surrounded by high mountains on the north and rolling green hills in the south, the Lake is grand and picturesque. There are other nine renowned lakes such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Surya and Ganesh Kunda and more to sightsee. Walk leads with overnight at Sing Gompa and past Laurabina to reach this remarkable holy spot at Gosainkunda, after ample time to enjoy this gorgeous sacred place head back to Dhunche for thrilling drive to Kathmandu, with extraordinary moment on Gosainkunda Frozen lake Trekking.

Highlight of Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek

  • Yolmo culture of high mountain villages
  • Laurabinayak at 4610m
  • The holy lake Gosainkunda
  • Rhododendron forests, various Shrubs, and exotic Orchids
  • The view that stretches from Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest (highest peak of the world)

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking, a scenic and wonderful journey especially for Hindu and as well for Buddhist religion believer, as this place believed as one of the divinest of all holy spot in this planet earth situated in Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal.

An excellent place for all travelers and adventurer as well for holy believers to pay homage at sacred Gosainkunda Frozen Lake, the lake or a large pond stays frozen in the cold months, from December to early March, from April to November the ice melts forming a serene calm lake. Every year, during the month of August or end of July as per the Hindu lunar calendar a big event takes place for all Hindu called Janai Purnima, where thousands of Hindu believers  from Nepal and India gathers in  the lake for a holy bath and change into the  holy yarn once a year. According to popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake remains a Shiva temple which was engrossed as the water increased this sacred lake.  Another myth says that a channel carries water from this holy lake directly to the tank of Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan where the same festival takes place as well.

Gosainkunda Trekking Route

The trek to Gosainkunda Frozen Lake begin from Dhunche town which North of Kathmandu, located within Rasuwa district in Langtang region, where a scenic and stirring overland drive from Kathmandu grasps you at the base of Langtang Himal green high hills. Walk leads you into gorgeous alpine forest shielded with rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, hemlocks and fir trees with sight of Ganesh Himal towards North West direction as the trek leading towards hasty climb all the way to holy Gosainkunda Frozen lakes.

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking rewards you with astonishing views of gigantic Mountains. The Trail to Goshainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking is enriched with natural wonders. Similar to the Langtang valley trek; the beautiful forests and cultural heritages enchants every trekker on this Gosainkunda trek. Not only Hindus and Buddhists, all the peoples belong to all religion are welcomed by the locals of this area with a big smile in their face and huge love in heart. This Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking introduces you with the unique Nepali cultures and traditions.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1,400m) and Bhaktapur sightseeing

Kathmandu and Bhaktapur are very beautiful city blessed with immense natural beauties and cultural heritages. Here are some of the famous World Heritage sites where we will make a visit today.

Major Place to see: -Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, syombhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square etc.

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3
kathmandu to Bhaktpur sightseeing

counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240.

Major Place to see: -BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath, syombhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square etc.

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.

Day 4
Kathmandu-Dhunche(1950m) 6 hours by bus

Dhunche is the center of this area and has public offices and army camp.You is heading north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of the Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills too.

Day 5
Dhunche to Singgompa (3250m), approximately 6 hours

Today we have gone a start hiking for Frozen Lakek. After Dhunche, we will take a right side of narrow valley. 1 hour walk then we will rich to the place call Dhimsa(2600m) then steeply up alone the deep forest to the Deurali(2900m). Another deep forest walk then will rich to the Chandanbari(3200m). Few minutes’ walk then will be in Sing gompa.

Day 6
Sing gompa (3250m) to Lauribinayak(3925m), approximately 4 hours

From here the path gently ascends to the mountain with bare trees. After crossing the ridge, you will be going through a forest full of moss and fern. While you reach to Lauribinayak there is a spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and LangtangLirung. The best view point for entire trek.

Day 7
Lauribinayak to GosainKunda(4380m), approximately 3 hours

At begin steeply up till the Shiva temple then Crossing over the ridge of SaraswatiKundapper the first of several Lakes dedicated to different divinities. Gosaikund is the third lake, sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist. Rests of day just explore the local area.

Day 8
GosainKunda to Dhunche, approximately 6 hours

After having breakfast, we will trek back to Dhunche. We will retrace our footsteps and reach Dhunche enjoying the great vistas of mountains and diverse landscapes.

Day 9
Dhunche to Kathmandu, approximately 6 hours

We will drive back to Kathmandu in our private vehicle. Enjoying the great landscapes and views of patches of small villages we will reach Kathmandu after approximately 6 hours. You can relax in the leisure time in your hotel room. Or catch some final hour shopping.

Day 10

Today is the last day of our Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek. Our office representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Cost Include

  • Air Port Pick Up and Drop via Private Car
  • 1 Night Hotel In Kathmandu (B/B)
  • All government taxes and Langtang national park entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • One experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
  • Required number or porter (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Kathmandu Dhunche by bus and Dhunche to Kathmandu by local bus
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All the Food while in Kathmandu and Trekking (in Trekking B-L-D Cost will be 30 USD per person)
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)


Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$710/person
Total $ 710 USD

Trip Facts

  • By bus/Land Cruiser
  • 1
  • 4380m.
  • Moderate