Gosaikunda Lake Trek
Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During Janai Purnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostly formed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices.
The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is a pilgrimage trek for Hindus to the Gosaikunda Lake, the sacred site for the worship of Shiva. Glacial lakes, snow peaks, oak and rhododendron forests, enchanting waterfalls, ethnic and traditional settlements, and above all, the legends of Gosaikunda itself, make the trek an outstanding experience.
We drive to Dunche, a beautiful village with amazing mountain scenery where the trek starts. Ascending on to Thulo Sybru the next day and then higher on to Chandanbari the next, the increased elevation makes way for a clearer mountain vistas. The next day, we move on to Gosainkunda (4,380m), the abrupt elevation may be strenuous, yet offers amazing views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and the like. We take a rest here and for another day whilst enjoying the landscape and observing the village life of the highland dwellers. The downhill from Gosainkunda to Dunche takes about seven hours yet, the decrease in altitude makes the journey easier. From Dunche, we take a drive back to Kathmandu.