Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek is a very famous trek in Langtang region. Gosainkunda Lake situated at the altitude of 4,380m. The Lake that freezes during the winter and melt to form a source of Trisuli River during the summer. Gosainkunda is holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The trek starts from Dhunche and end at Sundarijal. This 12 days Gosainkunda Holy Lake trekking trail takes you to different natural and cultural attractions of the Langtang region, that offer a perfect blend of diverse cultural harmony and natural beauty. Trekkers can enjoy the view of the majestic peaks of Ganesh himal and Langtang himal. Moreover, Yak Cheese factory – managed by local people at Chandanbari, sunset and sunrise view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal from Lauribinayak, Rhododendron and Pine forest featuring rare species of flora and fauna, monasteries and temples are some of the major attractions of the Gosainkunda trek. March to May and September to December are the best months to plan Goainkunda Trek. However, planning your trek during Janai Purnima festival in the month of August, gives you the extra benefit of enjoying the festival along with Hindu devotees from Nepal and India. But in that time it’s quiet hard to get room in lodges. The maximum height achieved during the trek is 4,610m (Lauribina Pass); therefore, this trekking to Gosainkunda Lake can be planned by any healthy and physically fit person ready to conquer the altitude. Adventure Team can custom design Gosainkunda trek itinerary according to your budget and the number of days you are planning to spend in Nepal, if in case our standard 12 days Gosainkunda Trek package doesn’t fit your requirements. However, if you are looking for shorter or longer Langtang region treks, then you can try including Langtang Valley Trek if you want longer and you can try just Langtang Valley for shorter. The accommodation is arranged in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and local guesthouses and lodges during the trek. The package price also includes full board meal during the trek. The journey starts with 6 to 7 hours jeep ride to Dhunche. The actual trek starts from Dhunche and continues till Sundarijal that finally ends with an hour bus ride to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche, guest house
Day 03: Trek to Sing gompa/Chandanbari, guest house
Day 04: Trek to Lauribinayak, guest house
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda, guest house
Day 06: Leisure day, guest house
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte, guest house
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang, guest house
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani, guest house
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu, hotel
Day 11: Half day sightseeing in kathmandu, hotel
Day 12: Departure
Duration – 12 Days in Nepal
Activity – Trekking
Country – Nepal
Group Size – 2 to 12 people
Arrive On – Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from – Kathmandu, Nepal
Max-Altitude – (4610m)
Transportation – Private vehicles
Trip grade – moderate
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Adventure Team will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche
Today, you are driving to Dhunche after breakfast, it takes 5-6 hours. You will drive by Public bus or Toyota Land Cruiser, It depends on your group size. It’s the first night in Mountain, Overnight at guest house
Day 03: Trek to Sing gompa/Chandanbari
The trek begin from Dhunche after breakfast, the trail gently up to the river side and it goes step up till Deurali. The trail goes snaky up to the army camp and it goes again step up to Sing gompa/Chandanbari. It is quiet tough day for the first day trek. In Sing gompa there is cheese factory where you explore local way to make cheese. Also there is monastery made of wood that’s why the place is called Sing gompa.
Day 04: Trek to Lauribinayak
This day is a shortest trekking day of the trip, it goes just gently up to Cholangpati through the forest of rhododendron and pine trees. After here, the trail goes slightly step up to Lauribinayak. This place is the best view point for Langtang himal,Ganesh himalayan range on the top and green forest just on bottom.
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda
With a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda.
Day 06: Leisure day
We explore the lakes and hike to Surya peak for panoramic view of some himalayan ranges or just ralax and do some meditation/yoga in this holy place.
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte
This day, The trail leaves Gosaikund and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610meters), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the familiar Langtang Lirung. You then step down quiet long to Fedi and gradually up and down to Gopte.
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang
The trek begin with gently up on stony path to Tharepati which is also an excellent place for view point of some nepalese and tibetan mountains. Trail goes all the way down through the forest to Kutumsang via Magingoth.
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani
The day begin with the view of Ganesh Himal range and Langtang. We Trek gradually up and down to get Golphu Bhanjyang and then again we walk little bit up and then steep down to get Patibhanjyang via Chipling. The Trail goes gradually up and down through pine forest to get Chisapani.
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu Hotel
This is the last day of the trek and we walk through the Shivapuri national park. Climbing up to the top of national park will take about 2 hours and the downhill to the Sundarijal also take similar time. There will be your private transport waiting you to pick you up to hotel.
Day 11: Half day sightseeing in kathmandu Hotel
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. We meet in the evening for farewell dinner.
Day 12: Departure
We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.