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Gosainkunda Trek (07 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-GOST1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 07 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 4610 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

The Gosaikunda Trek will takes you to the Holy Gosainkunda Lake through the forests of Helambu region and temperate and sub alpine vegetation of Langtang region. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail look fascinating. As usual, the rhododendrons form a spectacular display during the spring.
 
Gosainkunda is one of the Hindu holy places and is considered to be created by by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that lives nearby also reveres it as their holy place. Every August on full moon night, lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.
 
The people here are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Everest region both in language and customs. Also found in large numbers here are the Tamang people who also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.

 Trip code: NET-TR-GOST1
  Region Langtang Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 07 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4610 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about seven hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa takes about five hours. The first part of the trail ascends gradually by a mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steeply up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests along with marijuana plants. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about five and half hours. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views. To the west lies Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.). The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours. Until Tharepati, the trail ascends through forests of rhododendron, oak and bamboo along with other natural vegetation. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours. From Kutumsang, you climb a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Beyond Gul Bhanjyang, your trek ascends to a ridge with splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. You then descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police check post. From here it is almost a two hour climb to Chisopani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour. Leaving Chisopani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forests to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley. You now begin descending steeply through dense forests of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon you are down into Sundarijal where you pick up your transport back to Kathmandu.


The Trip includes the following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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    R. Rintoul, L. Honore & C. Jaeger,
    Europe

    7 days Langtang Peak Trek to Gosainkunda.

     
    Team Europe – Langtang Trek
     
    Nice environment, views and very lucky with weather. Customers should be aware of high chance of landslide during September. Bus trip took 13 hours due to landslides. Company should ideally provide more info regarding landslides risk, exactly what is and is not included in package (ie, Snickers & Pringles are not included). 
     
    Guide Pancha was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would be happy to recommend Pancha and company, providing issues are clarified to future customers.
     
    R. Rintoul
    L. Honore
    C. Jaeger
     
    Europe

     


    Stefan & Evelyn,
    Netherlands

    Amazing Experience On The Gosainkunda Trek:-)

    Dear Nava, Ram, Bibas and all the others. We really want to thank you for the beautiful and amazing experience on the Gosainkunda trek. We really enjoyed our trek. The service of Ram was excellent. He is very experienced and helpful!! 
     
    Also Bibas is a very kind person and good porter. 
    When there was nothing to do, we played Card together. 
     
    Especially thanks to Ram that he let me climb the Surya Peak which was amazing!! 
     
    It was really an experience and memory for a lifetime. 
     
    Lots of greetings, 
     
    Stefan & Evelyn 
    The Netherlands 

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