• Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination: Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
  • Trip Grade: Standard
  • Price: $ 899 / INR 65000

Tour Detail

Gosaikunda (गोसाइँकुण्ड), also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex comprises 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi) in size and was designated a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007.
Gosaikunda is a significant place of interest on the Dhunche-Helambu trekking route. This trek adjoins the famous Langtang Valley trek in the same district. Both treks can be combined. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.

The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley.

When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be reached on the second day. At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal (सुन्दरीजल) takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a rapid descent to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati.

The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison.

Departure & Return Location Tribhuvan International Airport (Google Map)
Price Includes
  • Welcome Dinner in Cultural Resturant.
  • Accommodation Three star hotel in Kathmandu Pokhara and Attached Bathroom during trekking.
  • Food during the trek ( Three times Meal - Lunch, dinner with seasonal fresh fruits and Breakfast with tea/coffee.
  • All ground transportion on a comfortable private vehicle ( Itinerary mentioned flight included ) as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced, Enlish - Speaking and Government - licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader.( 10 trekkers: 1assistant guide ).
  • Porter service ( 2 trekkers : 1 porter ) Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket & Sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion.
  • Duffel bag, T -Shirt & Trekking map are yours to take.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Medical kit ( carried by your trek leader ).
  • All government and local taxes.
Price Excludes
  • Travel incurance.
  • Tips and donation for guide and porter.

Itinerary

Arrival at Kathmandu, Overnight stay at the Hotel, Deluxe Hotel.

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,400m) by bus/Jeep – 6-7 hrs.

Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,380m) – 6 hrs.

Trek to Lantang village (3,430m) – 6hrs.

Trek to Kyangjin (3,870m) – 3 hrs

Trek to Tsergo Ri (5,000m) – 7 hrs and Excursion around Kyanjin Gompa Valley

Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m) – 6 hrs

Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,130m) – 6 hrs

Trek to Sing Gompa (3,254m) – 5 hrs

Trek to Gosaikunda (4,336m) – 6hrs

Trek to Sing Gompa (3,254m) and to Dhunche (1,900m) – 6-7 hrs

Drive to Kathmandu by bus/Jeep (1,350m) – 6 hrs

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