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Gosaikunda Trek - 10 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 to more pax

Duration

10 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate/ Adventure

Maximum Altitude

4610m

Accommodation

Local tea house

Meal

Available Delicious good food

Region

Langtang

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Gosaikunda to Sudarijal

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Gosaikunda Trek Overview

Gosaikunda Trek is wonderful known as a sacred holy pilgrim region. It is for both the believer of Hinduism and shamanism. People believe that once to take a shower in this holy Gosaikunda Lake, all wash your pain, sorrows, and sins will be gone.

Gosaikunda Lake is commonly known as the frozen lake of Langtang region.The Hindus religious believe that the God Mahadev drunkenness by grief due to his wife died, felt thirsty, so he struck the rock with his holy stick producing the Gosaikunda Lakes. Thousands of domestic pilgrim and Indian pilgrim visit Gosaikunda lake.

In an early September full moon day (Janai Purnima) rest of the month thinly trekkers visit at Gosaikunda lake.It is 4300m, altitude above the sea level. It is adventure devotee to explore the sacred holy land, Undoubtedly offers perfectly placed terraced slopes, settlement of Tamang Ethnic Group, wild animals and diverse range of flora and fauna as well as miracle panorama mountain Views like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa etc.

Its distance from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda Lake is 67.5 km. And it takes seven days short Trip from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda lake trek and back to Kathmandu. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.  is proud to organise various Gosaikunda Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA and pick up by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you with a sign displaying your name. They'll assist with your luggage and transport you to your hotel, providing city information en route. At the hotel, they'll ensure a smooth check-in and offer recommendations. Relax and enjoy your stay, knowing you're in capable hands. Get ready for your Nepal adventure!

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2030m) by jep 6hrs. Overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, situated at an elevation of 2030 meters, taking approximately 6 hours by jeep. Upon arrival, settle in at a cozy lodge for an overnight stay, enjoying the serene ambiance of the mountainous surroundings.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2030

Day 3 : Trek from Dhunche to Cholangpati (3585m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

Begin your trek from Dhunche to Cholangpati, located at an elevation of 3585 meters, with a trekking duration of approximately 7 hours. Traverse through picturesque trails, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Upon reaching Cholangpati, unwind and rest at a comfortable lodge for the night, rejuvenating for the adventures ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3585

Day 4 : Trek from Cholangpati to Gosainkunda (4380m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge

Continue your trek from Cholangpat to Gosainkunda, situated at an altitude of 4385 meters. The journey takes around 6 hours of trekking through stunning mountain terrain, offering breathtaking views along the way. Upon reaching Gosainkunda, settle in at a lodge for the night, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas. Rest and recharge, ready to explore the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda the next day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4385

Day 5 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3500m) via Lauribinayak pass (4610m) 8hrs overnight at lodge

Embark on a trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass, which stands at an altitude of 4610 meters. The trek typically takes around 4 hours, leading you through rugged mountain trails and offering spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. Take your time to enjoy the journey and soak in the majestic Himalayan scenery along the way.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4610

Day 6 : Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m) 7hrs. over night at lodge

Continue your trek from Lauribinayak Pass to Ghopte and onwards to Kutumsang, located at an altitude of 2470 meters. This leg of the journey typically takes around 7 hours of trekking. Traverse through diverse landscapes, including lush forests and quaint mountain villages, as you make your way towards Kutumsang. Upon arrival, settle in at a lodge for the night, where you can relax and rejuvenate after a fulfilling day of trekking.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 7 : Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m) 7hrs. over night at lodge

Embark on a trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani, with an elevation of 2215 meters. The trek spans approximately 7 hours, leading you through scenic trails surrounded by lush forests and charming villages. Take in the stunning mountain views as you make your way to Chisapani. Upon arrival, settle into a comfortable lodge for the night, enjoying the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2215

Day 8 : Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1310m.) 7hrs and drive by vann or car at hotel with B/B plan

Embark on the final leg of your trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal, which typically takes around 7 hours. Descend through picturesque trails, enjoying the serene beauty of the landscape along the way. Upon reaching Sundarijal, prepare for a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, which usually takes about 1 hour. Once in Kathmandu, check into your hotel for a well-deserved rest and overnight stay, reflecting on the memorable experiences of your trekking adventure.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1350

Day 9 : UNESCO world heritage site Sightseeing over night at hotel with B/B plan

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley, exploring its rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks. Visit iconic attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of bustling markets, ancient temples, and intricate architecture, gaining insights into the city's cultural and religious significance. After a full day of exploration, return to your hotel in Kathmandu for a comfortable overnight stay, reflecting on the beauty and history of the valley.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 10 : Departure your own destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer

As your memorable journey in Nepal comes to an end, prepare for your departure to your own destination. Our team will arrange transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu according to your flight schedule. Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of Nepal, carrying with you cherished memories of your adventure in the Himalayas. We hope your time here has been unforgettable, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. Safe travels!

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with stander bed & breakfast
  • Your meal (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge .
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking

Altitude Graph

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FAQs

The Gosaikunda Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan mountains. This trek offers stunning views, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences.

The Gosaikunda Trek typically takes around 6 to 8 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace. This duration includes trekking days, rest days, and acclimatization periods.

The best time to do the Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, stable weather conditions, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

The Gosaikunda Trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. The trails involve uphill and downhill sections, as well as some steep ascents. Proper acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness.

Trekkers require permits for the Langtang National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or at the Nepal Tourism Board office.

Gosaikunda Lake is situated at an altitude of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) above sea level. Proper acclimatization is necessary when trekking to higher altitudes to prevent altitude sickness.

Accommodation along the Gosaikunda Trek route consists of teahouses or lodges offering basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and hot showers. Rooms are typically shared with other trekkers.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a licensed guide and/or porter is recommended for navigation, safety, and cultural insights. Guides and porters can also assist with carrying luggage and arranging accommodations.

Essential items to pack for the Gosaikunda Trek include sturdy trekking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a warm sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, snacks, and personal toiletries. A detailed packing list should be prepared based on the specific needs of the trek.

With proper preparation, including acclimatization, following safety guidelines, and hiring experienced guides and porters, the Gosaikunda Trek is generally considered safe. However, trekkers should be aware of potential risks such as altitude sickness, weather changes, and trail conditions.

Additional Information

01. Cultural Festivals:

Experience local festivals like Janai Purnima and Gangadashahara celebrated with vibrant rituals and cultural performances.

Witness traditional dances, music, and religious ceremonies that offer insights into the spiritual beliefs of the region.

02. Religious Pilgrimage:

Join pilgrims from Nepal and beyond as they journey to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake to pay homage to Lord Shiva and seek blessings for spiritual purification.

Participate in rituals like taking a holy dip in the icy waters of the lake believed to cleanse sins and grant wishes.

03. Flora and Fauna:

Encounter a diverse range of flora including rhododendrons, magnolias, and medicinal herbs, adding to the scenic beauty of the trek.

Spot elusive Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears in the pristine forests of the Langtang National Park.

04. Sunrise and Sunset Views:

Capture mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from vantage points along the trekking route, offering a kaleidoscope of colors over the majestic Himalayan peaks.

Witness the ethereal beauty of the mountains bathed in golden hues, creating unforgettable memories for trekkers and photographers alike.

05. Local Hospitality:

Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, who welcome trekkers with open arms into their homes and teahouses.

Indulge in traditional hospitality with warm smiles, hearty meals, and tales of mountain life shared by locals around the fireplace.

06. Yoga and Meditation Retreats:

Combine trekking with wellness activities by joining yoga and meditation retreats offered at serene locations along the trekking route.

Immerse yourself in mindfulness practices amidst the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape, rejuvenating mind, body, and soul.

07. Adventure Activities:

Extend your adventure by incorporating thrilling activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, or rock climbing in the scenic surroundings of the Langtang region.

Satiate your appetite for adrenaline and exploration with adrenaline-pumping experiences amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

08. Expert Guidance:

Enhance your trekking experience with the expertise of local guides who share their in-depth knowledge of the region's history, culture, and natural wonders.

Benefit from the guidance of experienced Sherpa porters who accompany trekkers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey through the rugged terrain.

09. Environmental Education:

Gain insights into environmental conservation and sustainable tourism practices through educational initiatives conducted by local conservation organizations and trekking agencies.

Learn about initiatives aimed at preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Langtang region and minimizing the impact of trekking activities on the environment.

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