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 trek falls within the Langtang National Park. It is a 6 days journey to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake situated at an altitude of 4,300 m. 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. It is a 6 days trek to frozen lake and back to Kathmandu. The route is pleasant and scenic with the Tibetan village and Langtang Panorama. 

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

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

Upon scheduled arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by Global Adventure Trekking Company (GAT) personnel and transferred to the hotel. Checking in and if time consent visit GAT’s office for pre-trip briefing and meet the Guide. Then free to wander around Thamel.

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  • Hotel

Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

Evening group briefing at your hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Gosainkunda trekking begins after the bus drive to Dhunche and bus leave early morning. Our Trek Guide will receive you in your hotel at Kathmandu and transfer to the bus station and go together Dhunche via Trisuli Bazaar. This is a scenic and adventure overland tour to Dhunche.

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  • Hotel

Dhunche is the district headquarter of Rasuwa. Dhunche is another viewpoint place and after breakfast, your trekking begins. Our staffs always make sure you all are fine and ready to leave. The trekking trails are almost level to Trisuli River. After we cross the river path leads you uphill through the forest. After a few hours, you will arrive in Singh Gumba. 

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  • Teahouse

Singh Gumba is the home of endangered Red Panda and a beautiful monastery. Today begin your trek to Gosainkunda lake. The trail is uphill but very pleasant due to the mountain range and vegetation along the way. Mostly we walk through the pine forest and in the lower section but as soon as you arrived at Lauribinayak the massive range of mountain and ice lake will appear. Keep walking through the narrow alley to holy lake Gosainkunda.

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  • Guest House

Gosainkunda is a holy place where many shrines go there for Pooja on the special dates. After visiting all the lakes and viewing sunrise we will trek down to Singh Gomba for a night. 

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  • Guest House

Your trek will descend down to Dhunche through the side trails. This forest is famous for Red Panda and many Natural Aurvedhik medicine plants are found.

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  • Hotel

After having breakfast at Dhunche, we take a 7hrs bus ride back to Kathmandu. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. Evening, farewell dinner at Nepalese typical restaurant with cultural show. 

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  • Hotel

According to your flight schedule, our staff will drop you to the airport.

  • Breakfast

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.
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Useful Info

  • Once booking is confirmed you will received the trip confirmation voucher.
  • All your booking is 100 % gaurantee departure.
  • Passport and Visa: All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.
  • Medical and health information: All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.
  • You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid. The lowest price are on offer and highest price also available through out the year.

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