Gosaikunda Lake Trek for families traverse Lauribinayak-La Pass, 10 Days
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Gosaikunda Lake Trek for families traverse Lauribinayak-La Pass, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, rivers, and deep forests, this is what your child will enjoy during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. Lying in the Langtang Region, Gosainkunda is certainly the epitome of natural magnificence while also being one of the holy lakes in Nepal, which is visited by throngs of pilgrims every year. An ecstatic view of the turquoise lake surrounded by the snow-capped mountains will certainly make your child a storyteller. 

The Gosainkunda Trek via Lauribinayak Pass is a beautiful journey in the foothills of the gorgeous Langtang Himal range. The cheerful "Namaste" from every passer-by will be common as you trek. The frequent sights of yaks, mules, donkeys, chicken, and horses tell your children that animals are not just found in the zoo. Also, the colorful rhododendron forests blooming with pink, red, and white flowers will certainly brighten up your child's day. As the spectacular views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa ranges lead us to the tranquil Gosainkunda, your family can relish the pristine beauty of the Himalayan foothills. Hindu mythology says that after Lord Shiva drank poison to save the Universe, he struck his trident to release a burst of water known as Trishul Dhara, which is the source of Gosainkunda. This trek thusly allows your children to get an insight of the Nepalese folklore and culture. Apart from this, the trail takes you across Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) and past several Tamang and Hyolmo villages, allowing your children to make friends with the locals. The people, already hospitable, will be more warm and welcoming to your children hence providing you an opportunity to learn about their way of life. Throughout the trek, you can carve in many memories which you can cherish for a lifetime.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is the pioneer in organizing family treks in Nepal and has catered to thousands of clients from all over the world. We leave no stone unturned to make your vacation in Nepal the best one. We take care of all of your concerns regarding the family trek, including the arrangement of horses and porters in case your child cannot trek. We want you to enjoy your family holiday without having to worry about the transportation, accommodation, and any other facilities.

Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Langtang Region
Type of Trek
Family Hiking
10 Days
Highest Elevation
4,610 m (15,125 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board basis during the trek
3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Private Transport

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our team at the airport. You will then be dropped at the hotel for the overnight stay.  Enjoy the cool evening in Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche 2030m by private vehicle 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Dhunche. We will drive along Trishuli River witnessing the beautiful hills and valleys along the way. Dhunche is the headquarters of Rasuwa district hence can be seen bustling with government officials. You can take a short walk around Dhunche Bazaar if you like. Overnight at a lodge in Dhunche. 

Day 3: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa 3210m/4-5 hours
Our actual trek begins from the morning in Dhunche. Leaving Dhunche, we make a steep ascent on a forested trail to reach Deurali. After a short rest in Deurali, we continue ascending through the rhododendron and oak forest on steep trails towards Chandanbari. If lucky, we might spot a red panda on the way today. We later walk on a flat trail through the bamboo forest to reach Shin Gompa, which hosts an amazing view of the Langtang Himal range. Overnight at a lodge in Shin Gompa.  

Day 4: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda 4380m/4-5 hours
As we start our trek from Shin Gompa, we ascend on a ridge on a sparsely vegetated trail compact with the alluring landscape. In about 3 hours, we reach Laurebina watching the beautiful views of the mountains and the hills. After lunch in Laurebina, we continue our trail, which first ascends and then descends to reach Gosainkunda. The path takes us to the first lake—Saraswati Kunda, second lake—Bhairab Kunda, and finally to our destination i.e. Gosainkunda. We will spend our night at the peaceful and serene environment of the enchanting Gosainkunda. Overnight at a lodge in Gosainkunda.

Day 5: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte 3430m/6-7 hours traverse Lauribinayak Pass 4610m
A steep ascend via small lakes surrounding Gosainkunda takes us to the top of Lauribinayak Pass (4610m), the highest elevation reached during the trek. From the top of the pass, we get an amazing vista of the Langtang Himal range along with the beautiful snow-clad peaks of Naya Kanga (5844m), Surya Peak (5145m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Afterward, descending through juniper and rhododendron forests and walking along the rocky ridge, we reach Ghopte. Overnight at a lodge in Ghopte.

Day 6: Trek from Ghopte to Mangengoth 3220m/5-6 hours
After a short descend from Ghopte, we reach a cave. The trail then goes uphill to cross Thadepati Pass (3690m) and later descends through the forest and the meadows to reach Mangengoth. En route, we come across small Chortens hosting beautiful views of the gorgeous Langtang Himal range. Overnight at a lodge in Mangengoth.

Day 7: Trek from Mangengoth to Gul Bhanjyang 2130m/5-6 hours
Today we descend along the rhododendron forests throughout the way from Mangengoth to Gul Bhanjyang. A gradual descend through the forest brings us to the picturesque settlement of Kutumsang. We enjoy our lunch here, viewing the majestic mountains. We then continue the trek and pass some Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags to arrive in Gul Bhanjyang for the overnight stay.Overnight at a lodge in Gul Bhanjyang.

Day 8: Trek from Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani 2215m/5-6 hours
From Gul Bhanjyang, we start our trek towards Chisapani. The trail is flat and easy to walk on, with some paths paved with stones. We pass through many Buddhist monuments as we cross the villages of Thotundanda, Chipling, and Pati Banjyang on our way to Chisapani. Enjoy the skyline filled with glorious mountains as you sip your hot cup of tea at your hotel in Chisapani. Overnight at a lodge in Chisapani.

Day 9: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal 1460m/5-6 hours and Kathmandu by private vehicle
Today we wake up early to witness the enticing sunrise over the gorgeous Himalayas. Later, we trek through the forest of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to reach Kathmandu. Up to Borlang Bhanjyang, the trail is quite uphill, which later goes through the deep forest until we reach Mulkharka village. We can see Kathmandu Valley from here. A descend from Mulkharka, on stone steps, brings us to Sundarijal, where a private vehicle picks us up and drops you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After a good breakfast, we will drop you off at the airport for your safe flight back home.

P.S: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Langtang Region is USD 65 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Booking open now: Join with Us on a Gosaikunda Lake Trek in 2021/2022/2023.

Customize Your Gosaikunda Lake Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years Status *
USD 1,200
EUR 1.130
SFr 1.204
USD 900
EUR 848
SFr 903
USD 780
EUR 735
SFr 782
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Kathmandu Guest House or Hotel Marshyangdi in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All transportation by private car/land cruiser.
* Langtang and Shivapuri National Park Permits.
* Necessary permits (TIMS).
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters cost due to natural calamities and unforseen circumstances during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                 Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek for families traverse Lauribinayak-La Pass, 10 Days


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