Gosaikunda Lake Trek 9 days

Gosaikunda Lake Trek 9 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

7N/8D

Grade

Hard

Max Altitude

4600 m.

Meals

Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Accomodation

Lodge or Guest House

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

Gosaikunda Lake: The trek revolves around the pristine Gosaikunda Lake, a sacred high-altitude alpine lake at an elevation of around 4,380 meters (14,370 feet). The lake is not only a stunning sight but also holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Pilgrims often visit the lake during the full moon in August to pay their respects.

Scenic Landscapes: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. The trail takes you through lush forests, picturesque valleys, and charming traditional villages.

Tamang Culture: As you trek through the Langtang Valley, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the rich Tamang culture. The villages along the route provide a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Tamang people, known for their warm hospitality.

Kyanjin Gompa: The trek usually includes a visit to Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery surrounded by snow-capped peaks. It’s a serene and spiritual place where trekkers can learn about Tibetan Buddhism and enjoy panoramic mountain views.

Local Flora and Fauna: The trail takes you through diverse ecosystems, from dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo to alpine meadows. You may encounter various species of wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, red panda, langur monkeys, and a variety of bird species.

Chandan Bari: Chandan Bari is a beautiful high-altitude meadow with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It’s a great place for a rest stop and to appreciate the natural beauty of the region.

Laurebina Pass: The trek involves crossing the Laurebina Pass at an elevation of approximately 4,610 meters (15,121 feet). The pass offers panoramic views of the Langtang Valley and the surrounding peaks, making it a memorable part of the journey.

Cultural Interaction: Interact with locals in the villages along the way, gaining insights into their daily lives, traditions, and customs. This cultural exchange enhances the overall trekking experience.

Nestled in the heart of Nepal’s Langtang region lies the Gosaikunda Lake Trek, a captivating blend of breathtaking landscapes and profound spiritual significance. This trek, suitable for both seasoned adventurers and curious newcomers, offers a chance to immerse oneself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas while experiencing the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

A Trek for Every Soul:

Magnificent Landscapes: From the lush rhododendron forests to the snow-capped peaks of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna, the Gosaikunda Trek is a visual feast. Witness cascading waterfalls, vibrant meadows, and the mesmerizing turquoise waters of Gosaikunda Lake, known as the “Frozen Lake of Nepal.”

Spiritual Sanctuary: For centuries, Gosaikunda has been a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Legend has it that Lord Shiva created the lake with his trident, and its waters are believed to possess the power to wash away sins and grant salvation. Every August-September, thousands gather for the Janaipoornima Festival, a vibrant celebration of faith and rejuvenation.

Cultural Tapestry: Along the trail, encounter the warm hospitality of the Tamang and Sherpa communities, whose Tibetan roots are woven into the fabric of the region. Explore their traditional villages, monasteries, and witness their unique way of life in harmony with the Himalayas.

Wildlife Encounters: Keep your eyes peeled for elusive mountain goats, snow leopards, and the adorable Red Panda, the region’s mascot. The crisp mountain air is also home to a diverse array of birds, adding to the symphony of nature.

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers year-round appeal, with each season painting the landscape in its own unique hues. Spring bursts with vibrant wildflowers, summer brings warm days and clear skies, autumn paints the mountains in fiery colors, and winter transforms the region into a magical wonderland.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and have an orientation about the trek. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel and prepare for the adventure.
Your adventure begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal. As you step out of the airport, you’ll be greeted by our representative, who will welcome you with a warm smile and a traditional Nepali garland. Embark on a comfortable transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle, where you’ll have time to check in and settle into your cozy accommodations.

Following breakfast today, your destination is Dhunche, situated 118 kilometers away. The journey is approximately 6 hours by private Jeep or nearly 7 hours if opting for local bus transportation. This expedition will lead you through captivating zigzag roads, navigating hills, and traversing charming villages.

As you travel, marvel at the breathtaking natural landscapes and behold the majestic vistas of the towering Himalayan peaks, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang. The route offers a unique blend of scenic beauty and cultural richness.

Indulge in local culinary delights, cross the Trisuli River, pass through the national park checkpoint, and ultimately arrive at Dhunche. Your accommodation for the night will be at a local hotel.

Embark on your trekking adventure today, commencing after a satisfying breakfast. The upward journey spans approximately 6 hours, leading you to the enchanting destination of Sing Gompa.

En route, traverse the Himalayan mineral water factory, navigate suspension bridges, and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery featuring a rhododendron forest. Throughout the trek, be greeted by panoramic views of the Langtang Mountain range.

As you traverse the natural terrain and pass through villages inhabited by the local Tamang community, you’ll encounter an army check post before reaching Sing Gompa. Take the opportunity to observe the local cheese factory in the area.

The night’s accommodation awaits you at a cozy tea house, providing a comfortable resting place amid the mountains.

Begin your day by savoring the awe-inspiring morning vistas of the mountains, followed by a hearty breakfast before setting out on the trek towards Gosaikunda.

Today’s journey presents a bit more challenging terrain, with a uphill ascent towards the mountain. However, the stunning Himalayan views along the way make the effort worthwhile. As you steadily climb, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic glimpses of the majestic mountains.

The highlight of the day is the arrival at Gosaikunda lake, a revered sacred site for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The lake is believed to have purifying properties, and taking a dip in its holy waters is thought to cleanse one of sins. Gosaikunda holds particular significance during the ‘Janayapurnima’ festival.

If your visit aligns with the winter season, the view of the surrounding mountains and the lake takes on an enchanting quality. Your night’s rest will be at a tea house, providing a cozy and welcoming atmosphere amid the serene mountainous surroundings.

Following a breakfast enriched by the scenic backdrop of the lake and the surrounding Himalayas, your journey continues towards the next destination: Tharepati.

Prepare for a challenging day as you ascend uphill towards the pinnacle of the Pass, which marks the highest altitude point of the entire trek. This pass is renowned as both Gosaikunda Pass and Lauribinayak Pass, standing tall at 4609 meters (15122 feet) above sea level.

Today’s trail is characterized by a series of zigzags, involving continuous ascents and descents before reaching Tharepati. The path, though demanding, is adorned with unparalleled beauty and excitement. For photographers, the trail offers a thrilling opportunity to capture the stunning landscapes and moments along the way.

As the day comes to a close, find respite and comfort at a tea house, where you can unwind and rejuvenate amidst the tranquility of the mountainous surroundings.

Today promises a relaxed journey as you descend for 5 hours towards Kutumsang. The trek downhill unfolds a delightful path through enchanting forests and local villages, offering a chance to encounter wildlife along the way.

Kutumsang, a scenic village belonging to the Tamang community, welcomes you with open arms and local hospitality. Immerse yourself in the charm of this beautiful village, appreciating the warmth and friendliness of the locals. Your night will be spent at a tea house, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of Kutumsang.

Begin your day early with a hearty breakfast and bid farewell to the warm local hospitality of Kutumsang. The day’s journey takes you downhill towards Chisapani.

As you descend, be treated to captivating views of mountains, quaint villages, and lush forests. The trail unfolds amidst the beauty of nature, providing glimpses into the day-to-day activities of local communities. Your destination, Chisapani, translates to “cold water,” and it’s a local village offering a unique experience.

Amidst nature and local villages, observing their daily routines, you will reach Chisapani. This charming village provides stunning views of the Langtang mountain ranges and offers a vantage point for witnessing the beauty of sunrise. Your overnight stay will be at a tea house, allowing you to savor the tranquility and scenic surroundings of Chisapani.

Following breakfast, embark on a pleasant descent, navigating downhill for approximately 4 hours through the captivating oak and rhododendron forest. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to witness a water reservoir and dams, serving as the primary source of drinking water for the residents of Kathmandu and the origin of the Bagmati River.

Traversing through a village adorned with abundant marijuana plantations, you’ll eventually reach an army check post. Continuing the downhill journey, you’ll arrive at Sundarijal. From there, a car will be at your disposal for a one-hour drive back to Kathmandu, concluding your trekking adventure.

As your enchanting sojourn in the vibrant city of Kathmandu draws to a close, the commencement of your departure unfolds, guiding you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey. Here is a concise guide for your departure from Kathmandu to the airport:

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    Useful Info

    Here is some useful information for planning your Gosaikunda Lake trek:

    Best Time to Trek:

    The best time to undertake the Gosaikunda trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is generally clear, and the views of the mountains are spectacular. The temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking.

    Permits:

    Trekkers need to obtain necessary permits for the Langtang National Park. The TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and Langtang National Park entry permit are required. Make sure to check the latest requirements and fees before starting your trek.

    Accommodation:

    Tea houses and lodges are available along the trekking route. These provide basic accommodation and meals. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag, as the blankets in tea houses may not be sufficient during colder nights.

    Altitude Sickness:

    Gosaikunda Lake is at a high altitude, and it’s essential to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Take it slow, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and nausea. If symptoms persist, descend to a lower altitude.

    Trekking Itinerary:

    A typical Gosaikunda trek itinerary takes around 7 to 12 days, depending on the starting point and the specific route taken. Common starting points include Dhunche or Syabrubesi. Plan your itinerary with consideration for acclimatization and adjusting to the altitude.

    Packing Essentials:

    Pack appropriately for varying weather conditions. Essentials include a good-quality trekking backpack, warm clothing, waterproof jacket, sturdy hiking boots, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water purification system. Don’t forget a basic first aid kit and any personal medications.

    Communication and Connectivity:

    Mobile phone connectivity may be limited in some remote areas. It’s advisable to have a local SIM card if you want to stay connected. However, be prepared for intermittent or no signal in certain sections of the trek.

    Emergency Services:

    Familiarize yourself with emergency evacuation procedures and the location of the nearest medical facilities. In case of emergencies, helicopter rescues are available, but they can be costly. Travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking is highly recommended.

    Responsible Trekking:

    – Respect the local culture and environment. Dispose of waste properly, use designated trails, and support local businesses. Follow the principle of “Leave No Trace” to minimize your impact on the environment.

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