Lake, a sacred lake for both the adherents of Hindu and Buddhist faiths, is
also known for wonderful scenery. Ringed by high mountains on the northern
and eastern sides, the lake offers a fascinating sight. In addition to its
status as a place of religious importance, the Lake also offers stiff
challenge to the trekkers.
||North of Kathmandu, Langtang National Park region of
||Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk
|Best Time to Visit
||September - November
Every year, during the event of Janai Purnima in the month of August,
number of Hindu pilgrims throng the lake for a holy bathe. According to
popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake is the remains of a
Shiva temple. Another legend says that a channel carries water from the lake
directly to the tank of Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan, approximately 60km
The Trekking Route
Dhunche-Gosainkunda Lake Trek is among popular and medium range treks in
Nepal. Lovely scenic views and glimpses of Sherpa life increase the delight
of the trek manifold. One has to undertake steep ascent of 4380m while on
trek trail to Gosainkunda. It is advisable to first acclimatize in
Lauribinayak, Tharepati or Chandabari.
Exploring colorful Helambu region is an experience in itself. Itinerary of
the trek is as follows.
Drive from capital Kathmandu to Dhunche.
Trek to Chandanbari.
Trek to Gosainkunda passing Lauribinayak.
Return trek to Chandanbari.
Return trek to Dhunche.
Drive back to Capital Kathmandu.
Tea houses and inns offer lodging and meals for the tourists. However,
don't expect any five star lodging and dining facility here. If you get
yourself understand this, you would take the facilities here as fine.