• Gosainkunda Trek: the Himalayan Lakes


    14 days culture and adventure package

  • Trek to the beautiful Gosainkunda lakes and travel off the beaten path to experience Nepali mountain culture.

    Five14's "Sherpa Guarantee"

    We'll meet you at the airport in Kathmandu and be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to making your trip to Nepal an unforgettable and safe experience. Through the trek, Kathmandu tours, and homestays, our staff and guides will show you the side of Nepal few get to truly experience.

    Adventure Level: Strenuous

    2,022 meters (6634 ft.) - 4,650 meters (15,255 ft.)

    We will climb to a pass that takes you to the world-famous Gosainkunda lakes. We’ll then descend through traditional Nepali villages where we’ll be immersed in the culture, staying in homestays and taking part in village life. You should be in good shape to undertake this trek, capable of hiking over seven miles a day.


    • Airport to airport itinerary
    • Stay at Five14 Bed and Breakfast
    • Climbing over 2 high passes
    • Optional hike up Surya peak (5,145 meters) for stunning views
    • Going off the beaten path to experience village life and homestays
    • Volunteering in community development projects
  • Itinerary

    An overview of the Gosainkunda trek with airport to airport service

    Day 1 - Arrive

    Arrive into the Kathmandu International airport and after picking up your bags and exiting the building you’ll be greeted by one of our Five14 staff, holding our signature sign for you to recognize. We’ll take you in our 6 seater jeep to our bed & breakfast. The bed & breakfast manager will welcome you, show you to your room, and share a brief orientation with you. Then just relax for the rest of the day or night while enjoying some amazing drinks from our cafe.

    Day 2 - Orientation and Tour

    Wake up and order a complimentary breakfast from our cafe. Afterwards, you’ll meet with your guide for some basic trek preparation. Your guide will inform you of the local customs, history of the village area, show you the mapped out trekking route, and go over a simple packing list. The rest of the day we'll take you on a tour of Kathmandu, where you'll learn about the culture, religion, and social issues the people of Nepal are facing.

    Day 3 -12 Gosainkunda Trek

    Check out the interactive map below for a detailed description, altitude changes, and photos of the trek.

    Day 13 - Rest and Debrief

    After eating a complimentary flavorful breakfast back at our cafe, you’ll meet with one of our staff to share quick feedback on your experience. The rest of the day you’ll have time to participate in a nearby day long adventure of mountain biking, bungee jumping, or shopping for memorable souvenirs and gifts.

    Day 14 - Depart

    Whenever your scheduled departure flight is, our company driver will drop you off at the Kathmandu International airport a few hours beforehand. You’ll be able to say your last goodbyes to our staff or the new friends you’ve made during your stay and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to leave well!

  • Map & Detailed Trekking Itinerary

    Click on this interactive map of the Gosainkunda Trek to discover the adventure waiting for you!

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    The following is included in your package:

    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • 4 nights stay in a dormitory style room, with a shared bathroom, at Five14 B&B. A complimentary breakfast is also included in your stay (a private room can be requested at additional cost).
    • Orientation 
    • A city tour 
    • All private transportation on the trek
    • All meals and lodging on the trek 
    • Guide fees
    • National park fees
    • Government taxes and trekking permits

    What's Not Included

    You'll need to pay for these separately:

    • Airfare to and from Nepal
    • Nepal visa (can be obtained on arrival for most countries - click here for more details)
    • Travel insurance 
    • Porters to carry bags (although this can be added for an additional cost) 
    • Personal expenses (ie: laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
    • Alcoholic beverages 
    • Meals not specified in Kathmandu 
    • Additional one day adventures in or near Kathmandu
  • What people are saying about the Gosainkunda Trek

    Here's what our guests had to say after finishing the trek

    Tyler, Minnesota

    This experience still feels surreal in my mind. It was the perfect mix of physical challenge, breath taking views, amazing culture, and deeper purpose and meaning. I don't know if I'll ever experience anything like it. It is a "bucket list", once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will change the way you view our world.

    Frauke, Germany

    Awesome guides, great hosts! I learned so much about Nepal and its culture. The views on the Gosainkunda trek were breathtaking. If you are looking for an adventure and want to battle social injustice come to Five14!

    Jay, Colorado

    Abel, who was our guide, is top shelf. He was entertaining, giving impromptu tea house concerts, and at all times vigilant for our safety, and in making sure that we had an exceptional experience. The highlight was finishing our trek, in a partner village and getting to help out with the restoration process, in the aftermath of the earthquakes.


    Not your cup of tea? Check out our other adventure packages, combine the Gosainkunda trek with another adventure, or contact us to dream and customize a unique trip.

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