Gosainkunda Lake trek passes through 4,380 meters (14,370ft) above sea level in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. The Gosainkunda Lake is sacred to the Hindu people and visited hugely in August-September during the special festival called ‘Janaipoornima’. They believe taking a dip into the lake will wash all sin from their body and soul. Hindus also have a very strong faith that it is Lord Shiva who created the holy lake. After taking poison from ‘Samudramanthan’, he desperately needed cold water to quench the heat of the poison so he used his trident to dig up the land to obtain water. ‘Kunda’ is the Nepali word for lake and there are many Kundas in this area. Gosainkunda is the most important one among several lakes.
This Lake is also known as the Frozen Lake as it remains frozen during winter. The Gosainkunda Lake trek starts at Dhunche and passes through lush green and rhododendron forest, varied landscapes and villages inhabited by ethnic Tamang tribe. Gosainkunda or Lauribinayak pass (4,609m/15,122ft) is one of the highlights of this trekking. The pass remains closed in February and March because of snow. Gosainkunda Lake can also be included with Langtang Valley trek for more keen trekkers. The trek ends at Sundarijal passing through some beautiful terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages. Sundarijal is the famous watershed area and the biggest resources of Kathmandu’s drinking water supply.
- No internal flights required
- Mixed culture of Tamang and Lama Societies
- Spectacular views of Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal
- Visit of the pilgrimage site - Gosainkunda Lake
- The adventurous Lauri Binayak pass (4,609m/15,122ft)
- The great countrysides, terrace farming and beautiful landscapes
- Impressive vegetation and flowers on the route