Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda lies north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is quite remote and thinly populated area. Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several others glacier lakes adjoining it. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full- moon festival in August and Hindu people believe that the god Mahadev (Shiva), intoxicated by grief due to his wife’s (Pārbati) death, felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his holy stick, thus creating the lakes. In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates and Hindu people believe that the image of Mahadev can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also scared to Buddhists.

This is a journey with numerous highlights, stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif as far as you can see. The Tamang and Sherpa people living here, physically and culturally resemble the Tibet inhabitants and their unique lifestyle is still thriving under their traditional attitude. Abundant wildlife, intense forest teaming with wild flowers and animal species, adds interest to this trek for nature lovers.

TRIP FACTS
Country: Nepal
Sector: Langtang region
Route : Gosainkund Trek
Duration: 14 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 4460m
Best Season: March-December
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: DHUNCHE/SUNDARIJAL
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Dhunche (117km) – 7 hours After breakfast, drive to Dhunche from Kathmandu. O/N at Dhunche.
Day 4 Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m) The trail from Dhunche crosses the river and heads through the forest. The trail climbs uphill most of the way until it reaches Sing Gompa. O/N in Sing Gompa.
Day 5 Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3920m) From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up and reaches Chalang pati (3650m) where you have a splendid view of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan mountains and the forest filled with beautiful rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak. O/N in Laurebina Yak.
Day 6 Laurebinayak to Gasainkunda (4460m) The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda (lake). After trekking some while you will have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda (lake) and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund. O/n in Gosaikunda.
Day 7 Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m) The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte. O/N at Gopte.
Day 8 Ghopte to Tharepati (3640m) Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. O/N at Tharepati.
Day 9 Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. O/N at Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 10 Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2134m) The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya. O/N at Chisopani.
Day 11 Chisopani to Sundarijal (1300m) From Chisopani the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project. O/N at Sundarijal.
Day 12 Sundarijal to Kathmandu You will drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 13 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 14 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination. Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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