Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.
- Ground Transportation
- Accommodation on twin sharing
- Entry Permit Fees
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Tour Guide
- Medical Kit
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Cold drinks (coke, water, Fanta, dew, etc.)
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Nepal entry visa
- Hot shower during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drive
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
DAY DETAILS MEAL
DAY 1 KATHMANDU-DHUNCHE (7 HOURS) -/-/D
DAY 2 DHUNCHE-SING GOMPA (6 HOURS) B/-/D
DAY 3 SING GOMPA-GOSAIKUNDA (7 HOURS) B/-/D
DAY 4 GOSAIKUNDA-DHUNCHE (8 HOURS) B/-/D
DAY 5 DHUNCHE-KATHMANDU (7 HOURS) B/-/-
DAY 1: KATHMANDU TO DHUNCHE (2,000M)
Max Altitude: 2000 m
Travel Hours: 7 hours
Today will be the first day of our trek. We will all meet at Jamal at 7 am. We will take a local bus from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1765m). It will take 7-8 hours by bus to reach Dhunche from New Bus Park. We will get Dhunche by 2 pm or 3 pm. We will stay overnight at Dhunche Hotel. Enjoy seven hours scenic drive through Trishuli Valley with villages, rivers, and mountains. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Dhunche (1765 m) around 2 or 3 o’clock. Check-in at the mountain lodge at Dhunche. The rest of the day is free. O/n at mountain lodge.
DAY 2: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,250m)
Max Altitude: 3250 m
Trek Hours: 6 hours
From Dhunche trek is start after a short walk through a forest, the path goes over a hanging bridge (1950m) to another side of the river and follows a flat section along the river and after passing a loge standing there, the climb gets very steep the lead in is stone-concrete steps, which later disappear and one walks up on a standard mountain path above app. 2300 meters, the wood changes into bushes and small trees, so there are some views into the valley in a steeper climb one reaches lodge Deurali (2625m), 2-3 hrs. ascent from Dhunche above Deurali the ascent is steep to very steep and goes thru Forrest follows a section of regular zig-zags in about an hour one reaches military camp at Dhimsa (3000m), photography not allowed here the path remains surrounded by wood and on the steep trail, one reaches one small lodge (3070m), nice viewpoint last section is less steep, leaves the forest and traverses up to Singh Gompa, the first-day objective After one hour walking you will be a Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) at 3330m.
DAY 3: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,380m)
Max Altitude: 4380 m
Trek Hours: 6 hours
From Sing Gompa, the trail gradually climbs to the ridge through the rhododendron forest with dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. After one hour of pleasant walking, you will be a Chalang Pati at 3650m. You will enjoy the view of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountains. Also, you may like to have tea and coffee with a sun bath. From here you will enter the Gosaikunda Protected area where killing the animals and cutting trees are. After one and a half hours’ steep climb, you will be in Laurebina Yak at 3920m. From here you can observe the sunset and the sunrise in mountains. You can see spectacular mountains, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Tibetan Mountains. For your kind information, today is an acclimatization day for tomorrow’s more 500m climb.
After Lunch, the trail lead ascends to ride the Lauribina Yak and a superb view of the mountains. The trail is icy often at end of the November and December before sunrise in mountains. We will request your attention on your feet. After one and a half hours of walking, you will reach the small temple which is a statue of the Sakyamuni(Lord Buddha) welcome to the Gosaikunda. The trail leads up and down for half an hour then you will see first lake Saraswati Kunda below the track. Here you will feel a little high altitude in your body Continuously walking the alpine land you will see the second lake, Bhairav Kunda. The trail continues slightly climb to the Gosaikunda Lake tea houses at 4460m. Enjoy the view of Holy lake Gosaikunda. O/n at Gosaikunda Hotel.
DAY 4: Gosaikunda to Dhunche
Max Altitude: 2000m
Trek hours: 8 hours
Return to the Sing Gompa same trail. The trail continues down to the stream which flows from Gosaikunda Lake. From here pleasant walk through the few houses government agriculture station and army post. Your trek ends at Dhunche(1950m). O/n at Dhunche Hotel.
DAY 5: Dhunche to Kathmandu
Max Altitude: 1400m
Travel Hours: 7 hours
Today will be the last day of our trek. We will do breakfast in the morning and take a bus to Kathmandu from Dhunche. We will reach Kathmandu after 6-7 hours.
END OF THE TREK!!!