Lakes of Gosaikunda Trek

The Gosaikunda Lake- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal
Gosaikunda Frozen Lakes- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal
Langtang Himal- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal

Lakes of Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a short trek to a holy lake and Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater in the Langtang National Park, and the renowned Trisuli River is also formed from the melting of this lake. Moreover, the lake remains frozen for six months during the winter season. For both Hindus and Buddhists, Gosaikunda Lake is a holy place.

People believe that the lake’s water is holy and can wash away our sins. During August, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims go to the sacred lake of Gosaikunda.

During this Gosai Kunda Lake Trekking, we climb up to the 4,610m Laurbina pass and visit the tropical Helambu Sherpa and Tamang villages. Along your trek, you will meet friendly, kind, and welcoming people with strong ties to their families and culture.

The trek’s highlight is reaching Gosainkunda’s 4,000-meter lakes. Saraswati Kunda is the first lake, followed by Bhairab Kunda and Gosainkunda, the largest and holiest.

The crystal-clear lakes reflect the neighboring mountains. The lakes in the rough mountain scenery are breathtaking and worth the hike.

The hike showcases Tamang and Sherpa culture and traditions as well as natural splendor. You can meet nice locals, eat excellent food, and learn about their unique lifestyle.

Trekking to the Lakes of Gosainkunda is a remarkable and gratifying experience that challenges you physically and psychologically while connecting you to nature and the local culture. Anyone visiting Nepal who wants a cultural and natural adventure should do it.

The Hindu Myth about Gosainkunda

The Lakes of Gosainkunda, created by Lord Shiva, are sacred in Hindu mythology. Lord Shiva swallowed poison while churning the ocean for the elixir of immortality, scorching his throat.

Lord Shiva struck his trident into the ground to create the Lakes of Gosainkunda, quenching his thirst and soothing his burning sensation. During the fortunate Janai Purnima festival, taking a plunge in the holy lakes is thought to bring good luck and cleanse the soul of sins.

Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva’s battle over the universe’s creation is another Gosainkunda myth. Lord Shiva appeared at Gosainkunda to bathe and ordered Lord Vishnu to depart. The two gods fought because Lord Vishnu refused to go.

Lord Vishnu hit Lord Shiva with his chakra, bleeding him and producing the Trishuli River from Gosainkunda. After reconciling, Lord Shiva promised forgiveness and spiritual enlightenment to anyone who bathed in Gosainkunda.

Hindu pilgrims think that visiting the Lakes of Gosainkunda will bring them luck, blessings, and spiritual enlightenment due to these myths and tales. The lakes are sacred and represent Nepal’s rich cultural and religious legacy.



What Other Visitors Experienced

Andreas-Kaimakliotis- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal

I really want to thank you Kamal and your wonderful family for allowing me to stay with you for two weeks and making me feel so welcome since the very beginning. Got to experience traditional nepali culture, work in nature, eat healthy organic food and take a breath from my everyday life. It truly was a return to nature experience. Until we meet again, take care dai.

Andreas Kaimakliotis, Homestay,
Thomas-Gallasso- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal

Fantastic place! Amazing! I came here for stay a couple of days and stayed at the end for 6 months! Excellent food, excellent rooms, excellent view. 5 stars for sure

Thomous Gallaso, Homestay,
Tatiana- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal

Adorable family, a unique experience in Nepal – true organic life and culture in the Himalaia mountains. The food is amazing!!!

Tatiana, Damaatto,
Aurelia-and-Pauline-1- Bethanchok -3 Dhunkharka Kavre Nepal

We are stay only 4 days but we had a nice stay with this cute family. The grandma and Gauma are really attentive to us and they cooked really good food. Kamal was really helpfull and answered to our trip question. It’s was a pleasure to stay with a Nepalese family in this beautiful setting. The 2 boys are really cute and funny we enjoy to play with them.

Aurelia and Pauline,