Gosaikunda Lake Trek 9-Days

gosaikunda lake trek

Trip Highlights

Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During Janai Purnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostly formed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices.

The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is a pilgrimage trek for Hindus to the Gosaikunda Lake, the sacred site for the worship of Shiva. Glacial lakes, snow peaks, oak and rhododendron forests, enchanting waterfalls, ethnic and traditional settlements, and above all, the legends of Gosaikunda itself, make the trek an outstanding experience.

We drive to Dunche, a beautiful village with amazing mountain scenery where the trek starts. Ascending on to Thulo Sybru the next day and then higher on to Chandanbari the next, the increased elevation makes way for a clearer mountain vistas. The next day, we move on to Gosainkunda (4,380m), the abrupt elevation may be strenuous, yet offers amazing views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and the like. We take a rest here and for another day whilst enjoying the landscape and observing the village life of the highland dwellers. The downhill from Gosainkunda to Dunche takes about seven hours yet, the decrease in altitude makes the journey easier. From Dunche, we take a drive back to Kathmandu.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 4,380m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.

An early morning drive to Dunche. Winding along the Trishuli river, the route comes across forests, terraced fields, and rivers. Overnight stay at Dunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district for the night.

After a drive to Thulo Bharkhu, our trek starts. We take stone stairs that ascend to the Tamang village where we take rest for a while and learn about the lifestyle while interacting with the people. The trail then climbs to a ridge passing pine and rhododendron forests and reaches Thulo Sybru. Overnight stay in a lodge.

The trail passes Rhododendron, oak and fir forests as we move on through Dursagang and Foprang Danda. Views of Himalayan ranges that includes Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna, and some Tibetan peaks are panoramic at several points. It’s a five-hour trek to Chandanbari, where you can explore the local Cheese factory and the Sing Gompa monastery nearby. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

An easy walk takes us to Lauribinayak from where a gradual steep leads us to Gosaikunda. The entrance is marked by chortens and small Shiva temples. Outstanding views of Ganesh, Annapurna and other Tibetan ranges can be observed from here. The holy lake of Gosaikunda lies just nearby. Mountains and lakes for a scenic view around the place. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

It’s rest as well as an exploration day. We hike around to the other two lakes nearby and also climb the Surya Pea.

We take the same trail through Lauribinayak to Chandanbari all the way to Dunche. It’s a rather long descent passing through pine forests that slow changes as we lose altitude. Scenic views keep us company through this hasty, yet easy descent to Dunche. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

An early morning drive passing through small villages, green hills, terraced farms and the like. It’s a pleasant drive of over eight hours. Green Valley Nepal Treks arranges for a dinner in celebration of the successful completion of the trek.

Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three-time food in a day {breakfast, lunch, and dinner} with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • An experience Guide {trained by Ministry of tourism} his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Surface Transfer to the destination from Kathmandu.
  • Public Bus to Shyphrubensi to Kathmandu as trip Schedule.
  • Langtang National Park permits & TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • One map of Langtang trek for the group.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Travel/medical insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

FAQs

  • Excellent views of the Trans Himalaya.
  • Superb mountain views from Tharepati.
  • The culture of Sherpa and Tamang.
  • City guided tour in UNESCO world heritage sites.

Sep-Dec/March-April.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of the visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get the free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveler’ cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

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