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10 Nights 11 Days
Thamel Kathmandu
Langtang Region
Min Age : 10
Max People : 15

Gosaikunda Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: Surya Peak (5145m)
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Rasuwa district offers you one of the short, most religious, and most mesmerizing treks of all time in Nepal. The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is situated at an altitude of 4380m on the top of the Himalayas.

Gosaikunda Trek is a famous religious site in Nepal that holds a high level of importance to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The Gosaikunda Lake is supposed to be holy and washes away the sins of people. The lakes here originated from the Trishuli River. This place is even crowded during Janaipurnima (a festival in Nepal), as thousands of devotees come to take bath in this holy river.

Gosaikunda Trek is surrounded by Langtang Ranges, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu, which makes it look even dreamier. The Gosaikunda Trek offers you the most beautiful parts of the entire region. Along with being a religious place, the trek is rich in natural beauty too. You will get to hike to various high passes. The routes are full of scenic views of mountains, rivers, lakes, green hills, settlements, etc.

Trekkers also join the Gosaikunda trek with Langtang. The trek starts with a drive to Dhunche. Then comes the day of the trek and we will trek to Shin Gompa. From Shin Gompa, the trail moves to Laurebina. Laurebina brings you closer to Gosaikunda. An entire day is taken to explore Gosaikunda. Then the trail descends to Shin Gompa. From Shin Gompa, we will return to Dhunche and finally drive to Kathmandu.

Trek Overview

  • Starting Point: Dhunche
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Surya Peak (5145m)
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • No of Days: 11 days
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodations: Tea houses and lodges
  • Average trek per day:  hours
  • Group size: 1-15 max

 

Trek Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Passing through Laurebina La Pass (3910m).
  • Hike to Surya Peak (5145m) for a closer view of Langtang ranges.
  • The mesmerizing view of Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, etc.
  • Visit the dreamy pearl-like lakes of Gosaikunda.
  • Opportunity to explore the culture of this region.
  • Visit the famous cheese factory in Shin Gompa.
  • Visit different monasteries on the way to Gosaikunda.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek
  • Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1960m)
  • Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa (3330m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Shin Gompa to Laurebina (3910m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Laurebina to Gosaikunda (4380m)
  • Day 07: Explore Gosaikunda
  • Day 08: Trek from Gosaikunda to Shin Gompa
  • Day 09: Trek from Shin Gompa to Dhunche
  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Passing through Laurebina La Pass (3910m).
  • Experience one of the dangerous trekking route of Nepal.
  • Hike to Surya Peak (5145m) for a closer view of Langtang ranges.
  • Mesmerizing view of Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal,etc.
  • Visit the dreamy pearl like lakes of Gosaikunda.
  • Opportunity to explore the culture of this region.
  • Visit the famous cheese factory in Shin Gompa.
  • Visit different monasteries on the way to Gosaikunda.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You are welcome to Nepal.

As soon as you arrive at the TIA, you can see our representative waiting for you. He will help you get to the destined hotel. After getting to the hotel, you can get a shower and rest. If you are not exhausted, you can roam in the nearby places to explore.

As a welcome to Nepal, we will be organizing a Nepali style dinner in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel of Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & trek preparation Day

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Today is your second day in Nepal, so we will give you a fresh start with sightseeing some of the popular places of the Kathmandu valley. We will visit various historical and cultural sites of the valley like: Pashupatinath Temples, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

After sightseeing all the beautiful and rich sites, we will also enjoy some local cuisines of the valley. Then we will return back to the hotel and prepare all the stuffs for the trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Dhunche (1960m)

Drive Duration: 126 km

Drive Duration: 6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Dhunche (1960m)

Today we will begin our journey to Gosaikunda. Our team will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the bus stand. From there we will drive to Dhunche where we will start our trek. The drive won’t be boring as you will see beautiful scenes from the window throughout the drive. You can see beautiful green hills, terraced farm fields, and most exciting scenes are the mountains.

You will be able to spot Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and more during the journey. We will also take short lunch break in between. Overnight stay in Dhunche.

Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa (3330m)

Kilometers: (12 km)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Shin Gompa (3330m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dhunche will be our starting point of this trek. We will have a light breakfast and head to Shin Gompa. The trail gently goes up until it reaches Trishuli River. From here we will go steeper to Chandnbari. The trail also passes through silent pine forest and walking in the steeper path gives you the glimpse of Ganesh Himal.

After reaching Shin Gompa we will also visit the famous cheese factory and also visit the monasteries styled in Newari structures. Overnight stay in Shin Gompa.

Day 5: Trek from Shin Gompa to Laurebina (3910m)

Kilometers: (11 km)

Trek Duration: 5 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Laurebina (3910m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have breakfast in Shin Gompa and get ready for today’s trek. We will gradually ascend to Laurebina. The trail passes through a beautiful and dense pine forest. You might spot some wildlife passing in these routes. On the way to Laurebina you can see the clear snow-capped mountain ranges from Annapurna to Langtang.

After 4 to 5 hours of trek we will finally reach Laurebina which brings us closer to Gosaikunda. Overnight stay in Laurebina.

Day 6: Trek from Laurebina to Gosaikunda (4380m

Kilometers: (4.7 km)

Trek Duration: 3 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Gosaikunda (4380m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the day to trek towards our main part of the journey that is Gosaikunda. We have a short trek to reach Gosaikunda from Laurebina so we can move slowly. To reach Gosaikunda we have a long 2 hours of uphill climb. The chortens and the prayer flags represents that we are in Gosaikunda.

Since there is plenty time left in the afternoon, you can also see the nearby places in Gosaikunda or you can rest with a cup of tea along with mesmerizing mountain views. Overnight stay in Gosaikunda.

Day 7: Explore Gosaikunda

Maximum Altitude: Surya Peak (5145m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will take an entire day to explore and acclimatize around Gosaikunda. The morning obvious starts with a warm breakfast and mountain views. Then we will hike to the sacred lake Gosaikunda. The water of the lakes is pearl blue and is so dreamy. The shadow of the mountain and cloud looks so satisfying in the lake. It is said that Gosaikunda washes away all your sins.

You can also hike to Surya Peak (5145m) which gives you a closer view of Langtang ranges. The hike will be quite steep and will take 2 hours. The peak provides you a splendid view of landscapes. Then we will return back to Gosaikunda for the night.

Day 8: Trek from Gosaikunda to Shin Gompa

Kilometers: (17.5 km)

Trek Duration: 6 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Laurebina La Pass (4165m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After spending such a beautiful time in Gosaikunda, it is time to descend our trek. After having breakfast, we will continue our steps and head to Shin Gompa. The trail passes through Laurebina La Pass which offers us splendid views of various mountains. Then we will continue the walk via Cholangpati.

After a few hours of trek, we will finally reach Shin Gompa. Overnight stay in Shin Gompa.

Day 9:Trek from Shin Gompa to Dhunche

Kilometers: (18 km)

Trek Duration: 6 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Shin Gompa (3330m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast, we will gradually descend our journey to Dhunche. Today will be the last trek of our Gosaikunda Trek. We will start to descend through the rhododendron, bamboo, and pine forest. Crossing the forest we will reach Deurali, from here we will enter another forest. Then the trail comes across the river.

Descend from here will take us to Dhunche. Overnight stay in Dhunche.

 

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

Kilometers: (126 km)

Trek Duration: 7 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Dhunche (1960m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have an early morning breakfast today. After packing all the stuffs we will leave Dhunche. Taking all the good memories with us we will return back to Kathmandu by bus. We will be driving via the same route as earlier. You can enjoy the beautiful scenes throughout the way to Kathmandu.

As soon as we reach Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. We will meet you in the evening to have a farewell dinner and you can share your trekking experience with us. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 11:Final Departure

Here comes the day to say a hard bye to Nepal. Our representative will help you to drive to TIA. He will drop you a few hours before your flight period. We hope you had a great time in Nepal. Hope to be a part of your trek in Nepal again.

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FAQ

What are the permits needed during Gosaikunda Trek?

You will need the following permits during Gosaikunda Trek:

TIMS Card (travelling in a group costs USD $10 per person, individual trekking costs USD $20 per person, and for SAARC members it costs USD $6)

Langtang National Park Entry Permit (other nation USD $30 per person, SARC nation citizens USD $15 per person)

How long can Gosaikunda Trek be?

Gosaikunda Trek is a short trek. it depends upon you how long do you want the trek to be going. Adding and reducing the place from the itinerary is your job. But in average it will take you 5 to 11 days to complete the Gosaikunda trek.

The Gosaikunda trek is one of the less time consuming splendid trek of Nepal.

What type of accommodation is provided in Gosaikunda Trek?

Main accommodation during the Gosaikunda Trek is lodges and tea houses. They will provide you with every possible facility. They have warm rooms, hospitable environment, locally grown food items, electricity, etc. Most of the bathrooms are shared during the trek.

They might charge you in per hour ratings for using internet. Pre-booking the places are always beneficial.

Can we join other trails with Gosaikunda Trek?

Yes there are several trails you can join along with Gosaikunda but among them the most popular one is Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. In this trek you will join the Langtang trail along with Gosaikunda. If you are only joining the Gosaikunda Trek, it is short but adding any other trails to this can extend it longer. Helambu is also an option to join with Gosaikunda Trek.

You can join other trail of that lies in Langtang region too.

 

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