Gosainkunda Holy Trek

  • 16 Days
  • Holy (Pilgrimage) Places Trek/tour , Nepal

Gosainkunda Holy Trek

Trip At Glance

Duration
16Days(3 days Ktm+8 days trek)
Elevation
4,380m
Best Season
September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
Transportation
Land
Min. Group Size
2
Trip Type
Tea House/Camping

Overview and Highlights

Gosaikunda is a famous Hindu Holy lake situated on the height of 4380 m. According to legend, Shiva created Goshaikunda 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.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa: Explore around the glacier and himalayan Yak pasture.

Kynanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel, Trek down to Lama Hotel, overnight in camp.

Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Bensi: trek back to Syabru Bensi

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.

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.

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.

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

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)

Chisopani to Kathmandu: work down to Sundarijal on the way you will pass Tamang village and Rhododendron forest after Sundarijal drive back to Kathmandu

Final departure, transfer to airport

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick & drop off service by Private Vehicle
  • Welcome or fare well dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with traditional musical show.
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itineary
  • hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with English speaking license holder’s tour guide
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information/meeting in your Hotel or in central office of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tre, (Generally we will provide you 3 cop of tea )
  • Accommodation in lodges, guesthouses on twin sharing basis during the trek (We will try to provide you Attach bathroom room as well as available)
  • Trekking guides and porters (Porter can carry up to 20kg )
  • Guide airfare (if applicable)
  • Ground road transportation as per itinerary if applicable (Private Car , Bus ,Van extra)
  • Arrangements for food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff. While trekking period
  • Actual Adventure's Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit for National park & Conservation
  • Trekking information management system ( TIMS ), New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist, (This is for your safety)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • All Paper work and Administration and registration charge.
  • All Government, Vat, Service charge, and taxes are included

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Airfare domestic ( Kathmandu - Pokhara flights ) and international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request) 
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price 
  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you havet o pay them directly
  • Tips to staff. After working everyone expect some Tips , we never tell you fixed amount ,because it is up to you and up to their service ,but generally tourist use to give10% of total cost

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