Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek

9 Days

Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek is one of the best short treks offered by Nepal Trek Routes. The trek is undoubtedly an amazing adventure that anyone can undertake. Gosaikunda Lakes, situated between Langtang valley and Helambu Region, is one of the popular destinations from Kathmandu. Hundreds of local as well as international trekkers visit Gosaikunda Lakes every year.

Gosaikunda Lakes is an alpine freshwater at an elevation of 4380m and believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva and Gauri. The trekking trail of Gosaikunda Lakes from Budhanilkantha is newly promoted. Budhanilkantha Temple is perched at the foot of the Shivapuri hills in the northern part of Kathmandu valley. Visit and pay reverence to the largest stone statue of Lord Vishnu at Budhanilkantha temple.

Trekking to Gosaikunda from Budhanilkantha takes you through several holy lakes, including Yeklekunda, Sagarkunda, and Gosaikunda Lakes. This trek is an opportunity to explore Budhanilkantha Temple, Shivapuri National Park, and Gosaikunda Lake in just 9 days. Embrace the incredible sight of the Himalayas, including Annapurna range, DojreLakpa, Gaurishanker, Rolwaling Himalayan range, and Langtang.

Walk through beautiful trail and enjoy the rustic charm of villages. Get insights into the local culture and lifestyle of Tamang, Chhetris, Brahmins, and Sherpas. Marvel at the sight of waterfalls springs, streams, and lofty mountains.

The trekking trail to Gosaikunda from Budhanilkantha bestows beautiful landscapes, green hills, lush forest, ancient monasteries, and splendid Himalayan views. En route to Gosaikunda Lakes, discover ancient temples and monasteries, and wild animals like Mountain Thar, snow Leopards, Red panda, monkeys, and other wild species in their natural habitat. And if you’re lucky enough, you will encounter endangered wild species.

Walk through Shivapuri National Park and enjoy the sheer pleasure of hiking on a beautiful trail. Walk past beautiful villages, and indulge in the beauty it has to offer. Manebhanjyang, Baghmara, Sagarkunda, Yeklekunda, Gosaikunda, and Dhunche are the prominent landmarks of this trek. The trail is relatively easier and less crowded.

Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek Route

Your adventure to Gosaikunda Lakes starts and ends in Kathmandu. Commence the trek with a short drive to Budhanilkantha from Kathmandu.

Start trekking on the first day, to Alchhe from Budhanilkantha. The trail continues to Manebhanjyang, your resting point for the second night. On 3rd day of the trek to Gosaikunda, you will trek for 6-7 hours and stop at Baghmara.

You will continue your adventure to Sagarkunda, Yeklekunda, and on the 6th day, you will be at Gosaikunda Lakes. The next day, you will explore Gosaikunda Lakes, nearby temples, and small lakes. Embark on a short hike to explore Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda.

The next day, you will descend to Dhunche, following the trail winding through rhododendron and oak forests. It will take you 6-7 hours to reach Dhunche. And on the last day, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek is an easy to moderate trek, suitable for all age group. Anyone with no prior experience can embark on this short trek to Gosaikunda Lake via Shivapuri National Park. If you are a novice trekker, you can start with this trek. The best time to visit Gosaikunda Lake is during Autumn and Spring.

Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek Difficulty

The highest elevation marked during this trek is 4380m at Gosaikunda Lakes. The minimum trekking hour is 4-5 hours a day. On a challenging day, you will have to trek for 7-8 hours.

If you’re short on time and looking for a beautiful trek, we present you- Gosaikunda trek from Budhanilkantha. Our travel experts will help you plan and prepare for the trek. Trek with us to Gosaikunda Lakes and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

Day 1 :
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (1400m/4593ft) and start trek to Alchhe (1790m/5872ft)
Duration: 30-minute drive and 4-5 hours trek

Day 2 :
Day 2

Trek from Alchhe to Manebhanjyang (1780m/5839ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3 :
Day 3

Trek from Manebhanjyang to Baghmara (1825m/5987ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4 :
Day 4

Trek from Baghmara to Sagarkunda (2915m/9563ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 5 :
Day 5

Trek from Sagarkunda to Yeklekunda (3800m/12467ft)
Duration: 7-8 hours trek

Day 6 :
Day 6

Trek from Yeklekunda to Gosaikunda (4380m/14370ft)
Duration: 7-8 hours trek

Day 7 :
Day 7

Rest and explore around Gosaikunda Lake

Day 8 :
Day 8

Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche (1745m/5725ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours trek

Day 9 :
Day 9

Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu (114 Km)
Duration: 5-6 hours drive

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Budhanilkantha to Gosaikunda Trek