Gosaikunda Trek

Gosainkunda trek is for those who like exploring religion along with natural presence. Gosainkunda a freshwater lake which carries religious beliefs in Hindu religion is located in Langtang National Park at an altitude of 4,380 meters. The trek extends through one part of the Langtang national park to the end of Langtang valley, with an eye pleasing Langtang range moving closer.

Following the Trishuli River, one of the biggest rivers in the country towards north out of Kathmandu, we head our travel towards and through Trishuli Bazaar to Dhunche and further to Syabrubesi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. You then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times at different points. As you travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley you undergo through dense oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on your way to the Tamang village of Langtang.  After this point, trekkers climb ahead to Gosaikund, though altitude sickness is a concern due to rapid ascent. Many village habitations come across the travelers in around every two hours. The trek offers options of accommodation, and limited variety of food options at tea house stops. The trek is tourist friendly trek and moderate on the scale of level of difficulty.
 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Country: Nepal
Activities: Trekking
Trip Type:
Max Altitude: 5333 m.
Group Size: 2 - 15 pax
Season: Mar - July, Sep - Dec
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Details Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal! With the hope that you had a smooth flight, we assist you at the airport to get to your hotel. Meanwhile our backend personnel would prepare all require permits and paperwork for the trip. There are no additional programmes set for the day but the welcome dinner in the evening and a session of introduction.

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabru Besi (1462m) by private Jeep / Mini bus, via Trisuli Bazaar to Dhunche. Overnight at Guesthouse
We get on to the vehicle of our choice, early in the morning, to reach Syabrubeshi within next 8 hours. Fasten your seatbelts for one of the most adventurous drives in the country, along the gushing tributaries and the view of Ganesh, Manaslu and langtang. We make our way to Trishuli bazaar, Dhunche and further to Syabrubeshi, after multiple, refreshing breaks in between. We unload our backpacks and rest the night at Syabrubeshi and get ready for the trek on foot.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2581m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
We begin early and as usual after breakfast and ascend. Majority of the day is spent on the ascent and primarily on flourishing hill, dense at times but not very challenging. Langur monkeys in this section of Langtang valley trek is a common sighting, whereas it homes some other species like martens, wild boars, red pandas and Himalayan black bear. At times of the year birds chirping makes walking on this trail mesmerizing. We cross several waterfalls and streams until we reach dry and arid land followed by our destination of the day ‘Lama Hotel’.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village (3307m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
The day starts after early morning breakfast and walking on the trails easy enough for early morning legs. This is another beautiful day on the trails and captivating as we walk through hemlock, maple, oak and tantalizing Rhododendron of hues white and pink and to add up the preview of peak Langtang Lirung through the trees. We cross several streams and the trail isn’t very easy in between but towards the end the trail gets gradual. We will witness the Tibetan culture on the trails through prayer flags, water charged mills also known as mane and the Tibetan style stone houses with tinned roof and beautifully carved windows. We call it a day at langtang and acclimatize for further ascent.

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3800m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
We should start early this day to make sure we reach by lunch at Kyanjin Gompa. The hike today is not very strenuous but as the altitude kicks in the hiking becomes difficult. On this day it can be implied that the mountains in the region never leaves the trail and the scenery is awetoinspiring. We reach Kyanjin Gompa by lunch time, acclimatize, eat and observe the ambiance. After lunch we can visit the monastery namely Kyanjin Gompa itself and the school named Nyingmapa school monastery. There is a famous cheese factory as well, which was setup with the help of Swiss expert, which still produces good amount of delicious cheese every summer.   

Day 06: Tserko Ri (5033m) climbing or hiking around hidden valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Tseriko Ri (5000m) and Kyanjin Ri (4,800m) are phenomenal view point spots in the Langtang region and perfect day hike escapes. We ascend to Tserko Ri, after early breakfast we begin the climb and what awaits is the awe – inspiring views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang, Kinshung, Yansha Tenji and the foot of Iangtang glacier. We hike down for our lunch and further rest our day in Kyanjin Gompa itself.

Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Time to head back to the initial point from Kyanjin Gompa and we initiate the day early and head towards Lama hotel. We cover twice the distance on our way down than way up in 5to7 hours. We follow the same path and reach Langtang village and further to Lama hotel and rest at a teahouse for the night.

Day 08: Trek to Syabru village (2390m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
We begin strolling to Syabrubeshi from Lama hotel after breakfast and walk our way down on a slow pace. We catch up with the elements of the beautiful forest and the wildlife missed on our way up and will try capturing some species of flora and fauna in our camera. We rest the day in Syabru village.

Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (3350m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
We walk in serenity after breakfast and begin sheer uphill. The day is mostly uphill but through lush green knoll of Hemlock, fir, Rhododendron and further up in the moss covered forest. On our way up the view of Dhunche on the foot of the hill is pretty and the Langoor
monkeys playing in the forest we make our way through is priceless.  We spend a night in Sing Gompa, a place in Langtang region named after a monastery named Sing Gompa itself.
 
Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda (4381m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
This is a strenuous section in Gosainkunda trek and as usual our day begins with early morning breakfast. As soon as we hit the trail we begin to ascent and through beautiful forest and the protected region of Langtang national park and home of the rarest species the red pandas. The views of the mountains Manaslu, Annapurna, 4 mountains in the Ganesh region, Langtang lirung and many mountains even in the Tibet is captivating. The higher we go the clearer and bigger the view gets. The thin air comes to play and the walk becomes slow but within next couple of hours we get exposed to many lakes which has a huge religious importance in Hindu and Buddhist religions and one of them is Gosainkunda.

Day 11: Crossing Lauribinayak Pass (4609m) and trek to Ghopte (3430m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
The day starts early and we start descending to the lower ground. The Lauribinayak pass is some place to slow pace and look around for the scenery. There isn’t much the day offers except the drenching ascends and descends until we reach Ghopte. The view of Trishuli Bazaar and further south the view of Kathmandu is eye pleasing. We call it a day at the ridge of a small settlement of Ghopte.

Day 12: Trek to Tharepati (2500m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
On this day we will walk several uphill and downhill and through ravines and boulders of old moraine. The trek to Tharepati is a short trek and the final ascent as well as the view from the top both is sheer. It is very enthralling to view Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa and the mountains of Khumbu. We rest the day in Tharepati and enjoy the sunrise of the next morning and take a must needed rest after a long trek.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (1850m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Another day of almost 1200m in descend starts as usual and after our breakfast. Some of the climb and downhill is sheer and strenuous but the feeling of strolling on the path which time and again loops in and out of the Rhododendron and fir overshadows the demands of the trail. At a very short time span we leave the soaring peaks of Langtang and Gosainkunda behind. We can feel the chill in the breeze once we reach Kutumsang, which is predominantly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang community.

Day 14: Trek to Chisopani (2134m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
We embark on the same track we had left behind on the previous day. Some ascend and descent will drench you with sweat but will also reward you with the views of the mountains in the langtang region that plays hide and seek, time and again from in between the branches of Rhododendron trees. We make our way through some small and few noticeable villages of Chettri, Sherpa and Tamang communities and in each village you will be able to differentiate the culture, norms and customs, nevertheless all are warm and hospitable. On this day we enter the premises of Shivapuri – Nagarjuna National park.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal (1300m), and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
After early morning sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna, Langtang, Everest, Ganesh and Manaslu, followed by breakfast, we descend 1000m to Sundarijal. Sundarijal is a beautiful outskirt of Kathmandu valley and an initial point for Shivapuri – Nagarjuna National Park. As soon as we reach Sundarijal we lay off our load and hop on our bus and drive back to our hotel room.

Day 16: Free Day in Kathmandu
This is free day in Kathmandu and you can spend it by rejoicing culinary from all around the world in the busy Thamel area. If there are any errands, this is a perfect day for you to get something for your loved ones. If you are still willing to add some sightseeing and interested in relics, we can arrange you with a perfect escape to medieval age.

Day 17: Final Departure
This is the end of your trekking in Nepal! We can help you create further itineraries for your trips in the country or you can hang out with us or you can add up sightseeing with us. If you are scheduled to fly back to your next stop, we will transfer you to the airport and wave you off in authentic Nepalese way. We hope you had the best time with us and we depart hoping to see each other in the future!
 

Cost Include:

    Private transport to and from Tribhuvan International Airport.
    2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB.
    A full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    All transport during the trek.
    English Speaking guide and required porters.
    All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking.
    Tea and coffee three times a day.
    Tea house and hotel accommodation on the way.
    All necessary paper work and necessary permits( Langtang national park permit fee, TIMS).
    First aid medical kit
    All applicable taxes and service charge.

Cost Exclude:

    Nepali Visa fees.
    Rescue operation charge
    International airfare to and from kathmandu.
    Tips for supporting staff and etc
    Personal Expenses

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