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Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Facts

Duration: 07 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 3600 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

Gosaikunda is one of the Hindu holy places and is considered to be created by by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that lives nearby also reveres it as their holy place. Every August on full moon night, lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.

The Gosaikunda Trek  will takes you through fhe forests of Helambu region and temperate and sub alpine vegetation of Langtang region. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail look fascinating. As usual, the rhododendrons form a spectacular display during the spring.

The people here are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Everest region both in language and customs. Also found in large numbers here are the Tamang people who also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 04: Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.).

Day 05: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about seven hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa takes about five hours.

The first part of the trail ascends gradually by a mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steeply up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests along with marijuana plants. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about five and half hours.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views. To the west lies Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.).

The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours.

Until Tharepati, the trail ascends through forests of rhododendron, oak and bamboo along with other natural vegetation. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours.

From Kutumsang, you climb a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Beyond Gul Bhanjyang, your trek ascends to a ridge with splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. You then descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police check post. From here it is almost a two hour climb to Chisopani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour.

Leaving Chisopani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forests to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley. You now begin descending steeply through dense forests of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon you are down into Sundarijal where you pick up your transport back to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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