Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Duration: 9 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 4380m

Gosaikunda Lake trekking falls within the Langtang National Park. It is a journey to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake situated at an altitude of 4300m. Revered by both Buddhists and Hindus, the lake is visited by hundreds of pilgrims during the full moon in August.

Gosaikunda lake is part of the folk culture of the Tamang community who are the chief inhabitants of this area. It is believed that the lake was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his travel to Tibet and drank of its water to relieve food poisoning. Similar mythological references are attributed to Hindu God Shiva who is supposed to lie prostrate under the water. Tamang Shamans from all over the surrounding villages make a special pilgrimage in their traditional garb, beating their traditional drums (Dhyangro) as a way to invoke their gods.

The Gosaikundal Lake journey involves crossing Laurebina pass (4609m), the highest pass in Langtang region that offers spectacular views of Langtang Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung (7250m), Dorje Lakpa (6988m), Yala, Langshisha etc. You will also visit sacred Kyangin Gomba and Shing Gomba along with Langtang Village which was devastated during the April 2015 earthquake.

Highlights

  • Visit sacred Gosainkunda Lake at 4300m, Kyanjing and Shing Gomba and Langtang village
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala and Langshisha
  • Cross the highest Laurebina pass
  • Learn about Tamang culture and Shamanism

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 02 Guided Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 Kathmandu drive to Dhunche (1,920 m), 7hrs
Day 04 Dhunche Trek to Singh Gumba (3,330 m), 5 hrs
Day 05 Shing Gumba Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4,380 m), 6 hrs
Day 06 Gosainkunda Lake Exploration and Trek back to Singh Gumba, 5 hrs
Day 07 Shing Gomba Trek down to Dhunche, 4 hrs
Day 08 Dhunche Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 09 Final Departure

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • 3-night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One full day guided tour in KTM as per itinerary.
  • Lang Tang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Land transportation to and from by bus
  • 5-night lodge Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the mountain.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Complementary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
  • Clients personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter (not mandatory but expected),
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
13 Dec, 2019 - 21 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed 555 USD
25 Dec, 2019 - 02 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed 554 USD
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