gosainkundalaketrekking
gosainkundalaketrekking
gosainkundalaketrekking
gosainkundalaketrekking
  • Duration:9 Nights 10 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:2-12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4610m

About Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

Gosainkunda Lake is a divine alpine freshwater lake nestled in the Langtang region of Nepal and it is considered as one of the most important spiritual destinations for both Buddhists and Hindus devotees. Situated at an elevation of 4380m, Gosainkunda dominates the surrounding as there are 108 lakes in the proximity. Undoubtedly, Gosainkunda Lake is a symbolic place of interest en route to Langtang Helambu Trekking Trail. Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is a perfect mix of nature, culture and spiritual experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. The trek covers both Langtang and Shivapuri National Parks, popular for the amazing trekking trails, flora, fauna and the mesmerizing mountain views. Accommodation in this region is pretty much basic and is easily available and to a great surprise, the lodges here offer varieties of fresh and organic foods. The trek to Gosainkunda Lake offers a panoramic backdrop of mighty Mount Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range.

Trek to Gosainkunda Lake can be classified as a short, scenic, beautiful, doable and spiritual trekking destination nearby Kathmandu valley. We start our journey to Gosainkunda Lake from Dhunche, the administrative capital of Rasuwa district. Following the trail, we continue to the significant Sing Gompa and the next day to Gosainkunda Lake, the major attraction of this trek. At Gosainkunda (4380m), group of lakes and surrounding peaks make the place awe – inspiring. From here, we witness the scenic outlooks of the Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu range, Langtang Lirung as well as the 3 sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. On our way back to Kathmandu, we traverse Ghopte, Kutumsang to Chisapani and hike down to Sundarijal where a private vehicle will be waiting for and drive us to Kathmandu valley. This trek is best suited for those who have a strong interest for nature walking, civilization, values of a people, religious and spiritual beliefs. Also, for all those enthusiast travelers who prefer to trek at lower elevation but still want to cherish the beauty of Himalaya, this is the ideal choice.

Although this trek can be done throughout the year, spring (March – May) is regarded as the best season to visit this wonderful place and witness its beauty exclusively. During spring, the trail secured with varieties of exhilarated wildflowers and the woods are multi-shaded with dazzling rhododendrons, magnolia and several other botanical collections. Autumn season (September- November) is also great time to do this trek in Nepal. Trek to Gosainkunda Lake offers you a surreal outlook on the snow-capped mountain peaks from the very beginning of the trip.

Highlights of Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

  • Witness a panoramic range of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and Mount Manaslu from Lauribinayak la pass
  • This trek is doable by the people of all ages
  • Short, moderate and undoubtedly a remarkable trek in the Langtang region
  • Captivating trek with sacred Lakes, mighty Himalaya, exciting passes and typical villages with people and their authentic lifestyles
  • Pristine Buddhist monastery, stupa and traditional Yak Cheese factory
  • Fascinating flora and fauna

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. 

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft

After having an early breakfast, we will begin our journey to Gosainkunda Lake followed by an adventurous drive to Dhunche. On the way, we get to experience fun mixing adventure as well as the great view of rivers, forest and terraced fields. It takes around 8 hours to reach Dhunche and we spend our night in a lodge at Dhunche.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 8 Hours
  • 2030 m

Trekking begins from Dhunche. Today, we gradually ascend the altitude traversing through the oak and bamboo forest and eventually reach Dimsa via Deurali. After a short break, we continue or journey to Sing Gompa where we will be staying for the night. This place has a well – known pristine monastery holding religious fame in the entire region and also rewards us with the captivating ranges of Langtang Himal. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6 Hours
  • 3,330 m/ 10,922 ft

Today, we will reach at the major attraction of our trek i.e. Gosainkunda Lake. After having breakfast at Sing Gompa, we gently hike up to Lauribinayak passing Chandanbari and Cholangpati villages along the trail. From Lauribinayak, our trail leads us steep up for about 2 hours and finally, we reach at the sacred Gosainkunda (4,380m) Lake. From here, we witness the charming view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu and Mighty Langtang Lirung. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and obviously Gosainkunda.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,460 m/ 14,628

A long, gradual climb takes us to the pass where we get absolutely stunning views of the surrounding peaks. From the pass, the trail through pine and rhododendron forests drops down rather quickly to Gopte.

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,440 m/ 11,283 ft

Today, we hike through another pass namely Thadepati (3690m) and continue descending all the way down to Kutumsang village. We will witness few dispersed human settlements and traverse through lush green forest of oak en route to Kutumsang. 

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2470 m

Early in the morning, we head for Chisapani today leaving Kutumsang village behind. The trail goes all the way down through the green forest of oak and rhododendron passing through Gul Bhanjyang, Thodang Betini and Chipling. The trail then continues to Chisapani which is an amazing hill station widely known for spellbinding sunrise outlook and innate natural surroundings.    

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 Hours
  • 2300 m

Today can be considered as the last day of the trek. We gradually descend from Chisapani for approximately 4 hours and finally reach Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, we drive back to Kathmandu valley. 

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 1300 m

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 6 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers Kathmandu - Syabru Besi  by local bus (Upgrade to Private Jeep - $180 USD) 
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date04 Oct, 2020end date13 Oct, 2020Available$600
start date20 Oct, 2020end date29 Oct, 2020Available$600

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 


The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Gosainkunda Lake Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Gosainkunda Lake is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Seasons for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

The best seasons for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking are from September to mid-December and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views.  

Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome

Meals on Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

Three meals a day are included during your Langtang Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.

Drinking Water on Gosainkunda Lake Trekking: We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.


Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


Local Customs You Should Know About for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
 

Safety

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
 

Travel Insurance for Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.