Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is one of best short treks in Langtang region supplying the best experience of walking through beautiful rhododendron and oak forest, varied landscapes, old Buddhist heritages and monasteries, high elevation adventure of Lauribina Pass (4600m) and the sacred lake itself. Gosaikunda Lake is the sacred destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims and adventure route for travelers.
According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva by thrusting his Trident (Trishul) into the mountain to extract water, because of the dangerous poison he had to swallow while churning the ocean. And it is also believed to be adobe of Lord Shiva and Parvati.Gosaikunda Lake is situated at the elevation of 4380m and covers an area of 34 acres, and there are 108 small and medium sized lakes around the vicinity.
Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake starts with 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche village and steady climb towards small settlement of Sing Gompa where we shall visit the Yak Cheese Factory. We carry on through the beautiful rhododendron conifers oak and pine forest while witnessing a beautiful Langtang and Tibetan range of mountains during the climb to Lauribinayak. It is also a fine point to watch the sunset view in the evening.
The trek continues on the narrow trail towards the sacred lake of Gosaikunda, but first, we encounter another smaller Bhairav Kunda Lake. We will stay at teahouse by the side of the lake and cross Lauribina La Pass (4610m), the next day to meet the Helambu trekking trails. Again, the vegetation starts to appear and we walk through the beautiful Thadepati pass, observing mountain peak one more time before reaching to Chisapani village for last overnight. After catching a sunrise view in the morning from Chisapani, we continue our walk towards Mul Kharkha village through dense forest and finally to our trek ending point at Sundarijal from where we will take an hour drive to the hotel.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m / 6430 ft)Drive: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m / 10925 ft)Walk: 4 –5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Sing Gompa to Lauribinayak (3910m / 12828 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m / 14370 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Cross Lauribina La pass (4610m / 15125 ft) and descend to Ghopte (3430m / 11253 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Ghopte to Thadepati (3610m / 12106 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2600m/ 8530 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (4470m/14665 ft)Walk: 3– 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Drive from Sermanthang to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 13Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.