Gosaikunda is situated at an altitude of 4380 meters to the north of Kathmandu on the Langtang trekking trail. Gosaikunda is a glacier lake in Langtang. This lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. Devotees gather here in large numbers on the full moon night of August to take holy dips in the lake The holy lake is a two day long trek from Dhunche, which can be reached through an adventurous 118 km mountain road from Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazaar.
Gosaikunda Lake Yatra
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 01 - 10 pax
Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1,350m.) takes about one hour and then we trek from Sundarijal to Chisopani.
Day 2Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2,446m.) takes about eight hours.
Day 3Trek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3,514m.) takes about three hours.
Day 4Trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3,430m.) via Tharepati Pass (3,650m.) takes about five hours.
Day 5Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4,361m.) takes approximately seven hours.
Day 6Rest at Gosaikunda.
Day 7Trek from Gosaikunda to Chandanbari (2,350m.) which takes about five hours.
Day 8Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche.
Day 9After an early morning breakfast, drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus.
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