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Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Holy Lake Gosainkunda 4460m

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Explore dozen of lakes including Holy Lake Gosainkunda
  • Natural, cultural and religious experience 
  • Cross Lauribinayak La pass 4165/13661ft
  • Stunning views of Mt. Langtang range, Himal Chuli 7893m, Mt. Manaslu 8156m and Ganesh Himal range
  • Trekking starts after an hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and ends at Dhunche.
Trip Introduction;
Gosainkunda Lake is a holy lake located in Langtang region of Nepal. This can be categorized as a short, easy and scenic trek situated near from Kathmandu. The trek offers panoramic scenery of Mt. Langtang range, Himal Chuli 7893m, Mt. Manaslu 8156m and Ganesh Himal range as well as often chance to see Annapurna Range in a clear day. Gosainkunda Lake is a placid lake considered as a holy sacred by both Hindus and Buddhist. The locals pay homage on a pilgrimage journey every year in the month of August. 

Gosainkunda Lake Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts after an hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. The ascending walk through rhododendron forests continues to reach our first overnight stay at Chisapani. Scenic hill station Chisapani offers magnificent views of Langtang to Jugal Himal mountain ranges. Then our journey heads towards Gul Bhanjyang by passing several villages of various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Chhetri, Bramins, and Newars. Next, we follow the trail to Magen Goth then to Phedi. After Phedi, we follow along ascending trail to Lauribinayak by crossing of the Lauribinayak La Pass 4165/13661ft. From the pass, we can have great views of Mt. Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and other famous mountains. After exploring the beautiful lake Gosainkunda, we descend to Chandan Bari then to Dhunche. During the descending walk, we cross rhododendron forests, villages, paddy fields, terraces and several charming villages. From Dhunche, we back to Kathmandu through a scenic drive of 6-7 hrs with an amazing experience of Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) [8 hrs Drive] 

Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa [5 hrs Trek] 

Day 04: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.)[5-6 hrs Trek] 

Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) [4-5 hrs Trek]

Day 06: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours and take jeep back to Kathmandu. 

Day 07: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus [7 hours Drive] 

Day 08: Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as whitewater rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
In the total trip cost of Gosainkunda Lake Trek package, we provide accommodation in 3 star rated hotel while in Kathmandu. And during the trekking days, your accommodation will be arranged in teahouse lodges. Accommodation will be arranged in single, double, triple or twin sharing basic as your preference. You may not find attached toilets in all the tea houses. In such case sharing toilets will be found right outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Due to the growth of tea houses and lodges in Langtang region, we will find wide varieties (Nepali, Continental, Italian etc) of food on the menu. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the same teahouse lodge and for lunch, we will make a stop en-route trekking. All the meals are served hygienic which helps trekkers to maintain their physical fitness needed for the trekking. 
 
Physical Conditions and Experience Required:
Trekkers must have the ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours a day carrying a light private bag-pack. Gosainkunda Lake Trek includes trekking in altitude reaching up to 4550 meters above the sea level. So a good level of physical fitness gained by at least an hours' daily physical training (jogging, swimming, hiking, gym etc). Highly skilled mountaineering are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas would be strongly beneficial.

Best Season for Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

3 months in autumn (September, October & November) & 3 months in spring (March, April & May) is considered as the best season for trekking in the Himalayas. Around this time we are guaranteed with clear weather and magnificent views of mountain in Langtang region. For those wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons, this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and is no good for trekking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours. 
You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa and it takes about five hours. 
The first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steep up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. There is an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) which takes about five and half hours. 
The first part of the trails emerges gently ascent up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives you an exotic feeling. Then the trails steeply ascend all the way to Gosaikunda.You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli(7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. 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 pasture of Laurebinayak, 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 Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) and it takes about four and half hours.
The trails descend all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours and take jeep back to Kathmandu.
The first part of the trails descend through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to you cross suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus and it takes about seven hours.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu. you can visit some market at Kathmandu.
Overnight at Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 08: Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 1, 2018 March 8, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
March 12, 2018 March 19, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
March 23, 2018 March 30, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 9, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
April 11, 2018 April 18, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
April 23, 2018 April 30, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
May 1, 2018 May 8, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
May 14, 2018 May 21, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
August 8, 2018 August 15, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
August 20, 2018 August 27, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
September 2, 2018 September 9, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
September 15, 2018 September 22, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
September 27, 2018 October 4, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
October 2, 2018 October 9, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
October 15, 2018 October 22, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
October 27, 2018 November 3, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
November 2, 2018 November 9, 2018 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 8 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • Tea house lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee 
  • Langtang National Park Fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide 
  • Required number of Porter 
  • Staffs insurance, salary and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners 
  • All applicable tax, Vat, service charge and paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Accommodations:
In the total trip cost of Gosainkunda Lake Trek package, we provide accommodation in 3 star rated hotel while in Kathmandu. And during the trekking days, your accommodation will be arranged in teahouse lodges. Accommodation will be arranged in single, double, triple or twin sharing basic as your preference. You may not find attached toilets in all the tea houses. In such case sharing toilets will be found right outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Due to the growth of tea houses and lodges in Langtang region, we will find wide varieties (Nepali, Continental, Italian etc) of food on the menu. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the same teahouse lodge and for lunch, we will make a stop en-route trekking. All the meals are served hygienic which helps trekkers to maintain their physical fitness needed for the trekking. 
 
Physical Conditions and Experience Required:
Trekkers must have the ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours a day carrying a light private bag-pack. Gosainkunda Lake Trek includes trekking in altitude reaching up to 4550 meters above the sea level. So a good level of physical fitness gained by at least an hours' daily physical training (jogging, swimming, hiking, gym etc). Highly skilled mountaineering are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas would be strongly beneficial.

Best Season for Gosainkunda Lake Trek:

3 months in autumn (September, October & November) & 3 months in spring (March, April & May) is considered as the best season for trekking in the Himalayas. Around this time we are guaranteed with clear weather and magnificent views of mountain in Langtang region. For those wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons, this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and is no good for trekking.

Reviews

Gosaikunda Trek !! The Religious Path

We did this Gosaikunda Pass Trek together with Nepal Guide Treks. Our guide was Ramu and he was full of local knowledge which he shared with us along the way. We walked the religious path to the lake Gosaikunda which carried religious values among the hindu people. So, it felt nice getting to know about the culture and how people follow the religion, just fantastic. If you are in Nepal for a short period of time , this trek could be a good option. Thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for making this trek possible, Hopefully we will be back for more.
John and Group. 


The Holy Lake

This trek in our opinion was very fruitful to us. We enjoyed the adventurous walk and at the same time we gained a lot of knowledge about the holy lake Gosaikunda. The value of the lake for the people was just amazing. We wish to come back to Nepal in future for more trekking together with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions. Thanks for the outstanding service. Keep up the good work.
Love & Hugs
Julie + Martha 


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