Standing north of Kathmandu, the Gosaikunda loop is a quite remote and thinly populated area in Langtang region.
Situated at an altitude of 4380m, Gosaikunda a frozen lake, where thousands of pilgrims visit each August to take bathe in her cold and spiritually refreshing water has been defined as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its holy waters are considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three-pointer sword) of Lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudra Manthan and urgently wanted cold water to reduce the overwhelming heat. Gosaikunda Trekking is one the most famous trekking and has been trekked by many trekking lovers. You can also do Langtang valley trek via Gosaikunda.
Maximum Altitude 4,400 ( Gosaikuinda )
Name Of the Trek Gosaikunda
Region Tea-house / Lodge Trek
Trekking Type Strenuous
Total Days in Nepal 10
Group Size 2-15+
Trekking Duration 5 Days
Attraction Villages, People, Culture, Lakes, Mountains
Best Time Feb-May and Sept-December
Walking Hours Approx 3-7 hours
Transportation By Jeep