Trekkers will encounter number of exciting ethnic and holy shrines in different trekking trails in Nepal but to see very rare frozen lakes & beautiful waterfalls situated in 4380 meters above from sea level, Gosainkunda could be the only right choice for any adventure seekers around the World.
Gosainkunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Thaan is an alpine freshwater lake located at an altitude of 4380 meters ( 14370 ft) lies in Langtang National Park in the Rasuwa District northeast of Kathmandu Valley has covered an area of 13.8 ha (34 acres).
Gosainkunda is the source of Trishuli River which melts and slips down and remains frozen for six months in winter from October to May. Due to this, it is also known as “Frozen Lake” in Nepal. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size have been the other attraction for trekkers.
The Gosainkunda area not only well-known because of its magnificent views and only water lakes but additionally, the area has been defined as a religious site. According to Hindu mythology attributes Gosainkunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri.
The Hindu scriptures Bhagavat Purana and Vishnu Purana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudramanthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its holy water is considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of Hindu 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-pointed sword) of Lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudramanthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat.
Among the three main choices to commence this trek from Kathmandu, there are two major routes to start the journey on foot. It can be begin in the ancient city of Kathmandu: from where you will embark a bus to Dhunche, the one starting point of your trek or else you can also start the trek from Sundarijal (15KM northeast) of Kathmandu. . However, the other side from Sundrijal to Gosainkunda pass via Helambu Village is not suggested due to continuous ascent till the Laurebinayak Pass. The challenging Laurebinayak La pass at an altitude of 4,610 m (15,120 ft) is on its outskirts.
The other part of Langtang valley has been described in our Langtang Trekking section. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m/10,925ft), having travelled through Lama Hotel, you can relish magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. If lucky you might be able to spot the shy Red Panda that inhabits the Langtang region. Moving on to Gosainkund, watch the sun rise over a multitude of glistening Lakes of this sacred pilgrimage site. After Laurebinayak pass 4,610 m (15,120 ft)) you will also trek through some beautiful rice fields and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages of Tarkeghyang and Sermathang (2,621m/8,599ft), before heading back to Kathmandu
We have organized many treks and tours across Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan as well but having amazing adventurous diversity of spectacular views of the Himalayas across the ice Lake Gosainkunda has been a part of our main trekking product to represent our adventure agency in Nepal among the people wishing to visit Nepal.