Gosainkunda Lake Trek
3 days in Kathmandu, 14 days Trekking, 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu, Total 17 days trip
Langtang valley and sherpa culture, senic views of Langtang Himalayan range, Kynanjing Gompa, Lama hotel, Gosainkunda frozen lake trek
Gosainkunda trek also known as frozon lake trekking in Langtang region is very famous religious lake visiting holidays that gives you peace and harmony. Gosaikunda is a famous Hindu Holy lake situated on the height of 4380 m. According to legend, Shiva created Gosaikunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. There are about a dozen lakes in the Goshaikunda Basin, Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund, Surya Kund and Goshaikunda is the famous and most valued one.
Langtang is situated in the north of Kathmandu and the ethnic group, known as Tamangs mostly populated this area. The culture, language and their customs are much similar to the Tibetans. The views of snowy mountain peaks, like the Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.). Gangchenpo (5,846 m.), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m.) is excellent.Langtang valley itself is another marvelous attraction for tourists. One can set out this trek; drive out from Kathmandu to Dhunche either by local or reserved bus. Approximately 6 to 7 hours drive.
Itinerary for Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu .Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
Day 02 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : KTM – Syabru Bensi, Drive to trekking starting point. Syabru Bensi is about 9 hour drive which provides you mountain scenery and landscape. Stay overnight there.
Day 04 : Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel climb through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest, the trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey (The honey hunter animal) frolic, passing a slice stream and small waterfalls. stay overnight in Lama Hotel. Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang: From here short climb brings us to the right of where the Langtang valley begins as you start going up you will be able to see the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak. It is easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you.Overnight in a lodge.
Day 06 : Langtang valley to Kyanjing Gompa, A beautiful town which provide excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges. A visit to cheese factory, see the beautiful Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. It is a good experience to try to climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m)
Day 07 : Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa: Explore around the glacier and himalayan Yak pasture.
Day 08 : Kynanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel, Trek down to Lama Hotel, overnight in camp.
Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Bensi: trek back to Syabru Bensi
Day 10 : Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa: From here you will have two alternative routes to Goshainkunda, This one is commonly considered as a normal route also as a popular one.
Day 11 : Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake . The trail to Lauri Binayak is steep & continues for three hours. Then the trail becomes much narrow & misty as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted & rocky. From lauri Binayak takes about 3 hours to reach to Gosainkunda.
Day 12 : Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3480m). After expore around at at Gosainkunda, we set for another day's walk. The walk goes through a steep trail for 2 & half an hour & crosses a pass at 4500m and the trail is too rocky. After the pass the trail becomes to descend & the slope continues for about 3 hours & reaches to Ghopte for the night halt.
Day 13 : Ghopte to Kutumsang (2440m). The trail continues through the forest of pine & juniper about 2 hour's slope up to Thadepati.Except ascending to Tharepati, the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route. Attractive Mountain views as well as local peoples' life style, culture; customs would be additional subject of interests
Day 14 : Kutumsang to Chisopani: A pleasent walk down to the Pati bhanyjyang and workign up to Chisopani you can enjoy another spectacular view from Kutumsang(2200m)
Day 15 : Chisopani to Kathmandu: work down to Sundarijal on the way you will pass Tamang village and Rhododendron forest after Sundarijal drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16 : Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with nepali dinner, hotel
Day 17 : Final departure, transfer to airport
Starts from: US $ 720.00
Why trip price is different?
Following are the determinants for the price
- Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
- Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
- Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
- Travelling time(Season)
- Extra services
Note: . The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.
Included in the price
- Pick & Drop to Airport by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
- 2 nights accomodation with break fast at hotel in kathmandu
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking Tour guide with car/van/bus
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
- Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
- Trekking Guides and Porters will be Government Licensed holder with good English and friendly during the trek
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- Area Permit for Langtang National Park
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit for the Langtang Trek.
- All ground Transportation.
Not included in the price
- Any Meals in Kathmandu
- Airfare domestic / international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos.
- Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
- Drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks), hot water, laundry, phone calls, hot shower, internets.
- Personal Trekking Equipment, medical and travel insurance
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
- Entrance fees for Sightseeing/Monument
- Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price Includes section
Fact of the Trek:
Trip Name: Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Duration: 17 Days(3 days Ktm+14 days trek)
Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
Price: Starts from US$ 720.00
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort in Kathmandu, tea house during the trek or camping
Highest access: Ghopte (3480m).
Culture: Tamang + Sherpa
TestimonialsKathmandu Tour+ Village tour May 2010
I highly recommend Kedar Neupane Managing Director of Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd and he's team for any of your trekking activities, or sightseeing in Nepal. He has taken me to the most beautiful places I have ever seen.............
Dr Harry Rowe
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