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Gosainkunda Trek - 10 Days

Gosainkunda Trek
750

Trip Highlights of Gosainkunda Trek:

  • Exploring freshwater holy lake of Gosainkunda which is sacred Hindu destination, located at an elevation of 4,380 m
  • Walking through the rhododendron forest.
  • Magnificent views that include the entire Annapurna Range to the left, followed by Mt Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, then by some mountains in the bordering Tibet in the middle and Mt Langtang to the right,
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of the protected area.
  • Observe the Tibet Tamang culture of the region, which still holds authenticity of ancient Tibetan culture very firmly
  • Opportunity to encounter Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
  • Explore the sacred monasteries like Kayngjin Gompa
  • Getting into the wilderness experience of Chisapani trek
  • UNESCO world heritage sites tour in Kathmandu
Heaven in earth is mythical but in Nepal it’s real. Where in earth you will find the splendors of the Himalayas, woods, villages and fairy Lakes? All these surprises and wonderful creation of Mother Nature is present in Nepal. There is no better trekking route than Langtang Gosainkunda Trek trail to find out all these wonders of Mother Nature. Explore yourself the mighty place supposed to have been created by Lord Shiva himself in the form of Gosainkunda Lake. Traverse the mystical valley of Langtang and panoramic view of mountains like Sishapangma, Gaurishankar, Ganjala Peak, Langtang Lirung and others.

The trip of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek starts as similar to the Langtang Valley Trek. During the trekking holiday in Langtang you will come across numerous spiritual places and Himalayas view points. For the more information regarding the Langtang Valley trip you can check out our Langtang Valley Trek itineraries as well. This is the first phase of the trekking before you head towards the iconic Gosainkunda Lake. The places like Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, Langtang Valley, Kyangjin Gompa and Kyangjin Ri offers the colorful rhododendron woods, alpine forests, monasteries and panoramic views of mountains as well as memorial chortens. Once you depart from the Langtang trail the journey heads uphill towards the Thulo Syapru. The view of the turquoise lake is mystical. It is believed that Lord Shiva drank all the poison extracted accidently during sea mining to save the world. In pain of keeping poison in his neck he threw his Trishul on the rocks around Gosainkunda. This led to the source of the pure pristine water forming this holy lake. During August the Janaipurnima festival is marked with so much of vibrancy in this part of Langtang. Beyond the Gosainkunda the trekkers reach the small village of Tamang origin of people called Chisapani. This is the short trekking route to take too. The terraced farmlands and villages might interest you before heading back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu –Dhunche (1966m)

Day 04: Dhunche to Sing Gompa(3330m): 5 hrs

Day 05: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosain Kunda (4380m) – 5 hrs

Day 06: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3200m) – 6.30 hrs

Day 07: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m) – 6 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Chisapani – 2210m (5-6 hr)

Day 09: Chisapani to Kathmandu (5-6hr)

Day 10: Farewell friend

Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements

10 days of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.

Additional Information

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Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Up on arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Having breakfast then start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a tour guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion.Am: Boudhanath & Pashupatinath. Pm: Patan Durbar Square and Soyambhunath then back to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu –Dhunche (1966m)

Today we head to Dhunche.Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot). it will take you 7 to 8 hours.Overnight at Dhunche.

Day 4
Dhunche to Sing Gompa(3330m): 5 Hrs

Having breakfast then our trail goes ascending gradually to Ghatte Khola (stream). After crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, we continue our trek steeply up and reach Sing Gompa after crossing pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests. Overnight at lodge.

Day 5
Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosain Kunda (4380m) - 5 hrs:

From Sing Gompa you climb a ridge to the main Gosainkund trail. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes Sarashowti Kunda, second is Bhairab Kunda and third is Gosain Kunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full- moon festival in August. The lake is also scared to Buddhists. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6
Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3200m) - 6.30 hrs:

Today we leave Gosaikund and climb through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610meters), the highest point of this trek. On a clear day we can see Annapurna range through the way. Then the trail leads us steeply down to Phedi (3740m). From here, the route drops to the stream then climbs through the scrub Bamboo to a crest. Continue walk down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees to Ghopte. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7
Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m) - 6 hrs:

Descending from the ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and the boulders of old moraines. The trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the rhododendron, oak and juniper forests up to the Tharepati (3510m). Trek downhill with only one small ridge to cross en route. Stop at Kutumsang, an interesting typically old-fashioned Helambu village. Attractive Mountain views as well as local peoples’ life style, culture; customs would be worth making you glad. Overnight at lodge.

Day 8
Trek to Chisapani - 2210m (5-6 hr):

The trail goes through forests and some small villages, we have to walk up and down way and on the way to Chisopani we can see Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest.Today our trail goes to beautiful Sundarijal. We have to passes through Borlang Bhanjyang to reach Sundarijal and near to Sundarijal we also passes through Army check post. Its an hour Drive to Kathmandu from Sundarijal. We start the day by climbing up the last pass of the trek at Borlang Bhanjyang, at 2240m overnight at the Hotel

Day 9
Drive Back to Kathmandu

it is a short trek to Sundarijal as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village.From sundarijal we take a private Vehicle to Kathmandu its take 40 min.Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 10
Farewell friend.

We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop/sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • local bus Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • Langtang trekking map
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide,one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee and TIMS for trekking
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes

Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
Price From USD$800 USD$750/person
750
Total $ 750 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4610Meters
  • All ground transportation
  • 2-10 Pax
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, during the trek Normal Hotel. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during Gosainkunda Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).