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Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

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Good to Know
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Gosaikunda
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 4,380 m (14,370 ft)
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation Hotel Lodge

Highlights

  • Visit 108 lakes varying from small to medium size
  • View the cultural diversity in Nepal
  • The site has mythological significance making it a holy region for Hindus.
  • The sight of the different mountains of the Langtang region
  • Visit different Tibetan gompas
  • Different oak bamboo and rhododendron forests
  • Pass through adventurous Lauribinayak la pass

Langtang National Park envelops a freshwater oligotrophic lake called Gosaikunda Lake in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. The lake is a source of the Trisuli River. There are more than 108 lakes in this area varying from small to medium in size. The Gosaikunda Lake is a religious site of Hindus. As per Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is a place where Lord Shiva and Gauri dwell. Many Hindu scriptures talk about the lake which is the other reason for its significance. Many pilgrims from India and Nepal flock to the site during Janaipurnima in the month of Shrawan as per the Nepali calendar. It is believed that Lord Shiva dug the land with his Trisul (Trident) to form Gosaikunda.

Gosaikunda Trekking is a rugged trail with fascinating views of Himal Chuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), and Ganesh Himal (7,406 m) on the west. To the north, there lies Langtang Lirung. Passing through Lauribinayak gives the first view of holy lakes. Among dozens of lakes, Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda are the three main lakes. The trail offers exciting scenic views of different mountain ranges, green hills, local villages, dense rhododendron forests, and lakes. Besides the gorgeous views, it also provides interactions with the cultural diversities in Nepal as many ethnic groups people reside here such as Tamang, Brahmins, Newars, etc.

Religious Importance

According to the extract of Hindu mythology, to produce the elixir of eternal life god churned the primordial ocean. On the course of churning poison was also produced. To save the world from this poison Lord Shiva drank it but collected the poison in his throat. The reaction of the poison turned the throat blue. To cool down his burning throat, Lord Shiva struck his trident into the land creating three springs which ultimately resulted in the formation of beautiful lakes. And, finally, Lord Shiva drank the water from the lake and got rid of burning.

Gosaikunda lake trekking starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. The drive may last up to 7 or 8 hours. The other day, trekking begins. Viewing different gompas and local villages, you reach Gosaikunda through Lauribinayak la pass. Enjoying with beautiful nature in the Langtang region, you return back to Dhunche via trekking and then take a return drive to Kathmandu. With many enjoyments, information, and memories, the 6 days journey ended in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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    We depart from Kathmandu for Dhunche. It is around seven hours drive by bus accompanied by wonderful views of the terrace field, green valley and magnificent scene of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and more. Overnight stay at a local guest house in Dhunche.

      Our trekking begins this day. We take about five hours of walk to Sing Gompa. After crossing the Trisuli River coming from the Gosaikunda Lake, the trail steeply goes up. It is a bit tough way to Chandanbari however; the walk is pleasant as we walk through green pine forest. After we reach in sing gompa, the night is spent in a local guesthouse.

        We start our trek with a pleasant walk through ascending up to Lauribinayak pass through many pine and rhododendron forests. Our stay is in Lauribinayek will be full of memories as it offers a wide range of panoramic views starting from Mount Annapurna to Mount Langtang. After about 3 hours of the trek to Lauribinayak, we will rest in a local guesthouse for the night.

          Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will start our uphill trek of an hour and reach holy Lake Gosaikunda Lake. We get the magnificent views of mountains some reflected in Gosaikunda Lake as well. At the time of sunrise, the mountains turn into a shining golden color that gives positive vibes and a great memory. After exploring the surrounding for a while, we descend back to Lauribinayek and stay for overnight.

            We start our trek, descending to Cholang party and again take a pleasant walk towards Sing Gompa. From here it is easier to go all the way down to Dhunche for the overnight stay.

              After breakfast early in the morning, we take a ride to Kathmandu. It is the same way back with a nice view of the green valley, terrace field, and picturesque mountains. With all the adventure in your mind, the journey ends.

              Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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              What's Included

              Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services:

              • International Arrival Pickup
              • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

              Accommodations Services:

              • 6 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
              • Option to Upgrade Kathmandu Hotels

              Trekking Permits:

              • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
              • Langtang National Park Permit
              • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

              Private Transportation Services

              • Kathmandu to Dhunche by local bus/jeep
              • Dhunche to kathmandu by local bus/jeep

              Food Services:

              • 6 days of Breakfast (Local and Continental Choice)
              • 6 days of Lunch (Simple and Light Lunch in Tea Houses)
              • 5 days of Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu)
              • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
              • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

              Guide/Porter Services:

              • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
              • All Meals for the guide or porter
              • Insurances for Guide & Porter
              • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
              • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
              • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
              • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

              What's Excluded

              • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
              • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
              • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary
              • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
              • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
              • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.

              Availability & Private Trip

              For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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              Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 18, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJul 23, 2024PricePriceUS $499StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJul 30, 2024PricePriceUS $499StatusStatusGuaranteed

              Size of Trekking Group

              For Gosaikunda Trekking, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

              Accommodations

              We will spend 2 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend 5 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 290 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.

              Meals

              During our Gosaikunda Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
              Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

              Getting Visa for Nepal

              You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
              For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

              Testimonials
              What Our Clients Say
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                Arlo OsborneUnited Kingdom,February 05, 2023

                Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake

                Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake with NTA was an amazing journey! The trek itself was tough, but the stunning views and natural beauty made it all worth it. Our guide was patient, friendly, and very informative, and helped us to get the most out of the trek. The accommodations were comfortable and clean, and the meals were delicious and filling. I would definitely recommend this trek and  NTA to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience in Nepal. NTA provided exceptional service and made sure we were well taken care of throughout the trek.

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                Alfie BrooksUnited States,February 01, 2023

                Gosaikunda Lake Trekking with NTA

                I recently went on the Gosaikunda Lake Trekking with NTA and it was an incredible experience! The scenery was breathtaking and the trek itself was challenging but manageable. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us safe throughout the journey. The accommodations and meals provided were top-notch and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this trek with NTA to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal.

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              Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

              Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

              • Expert Guides
                Expert Guides

                Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

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                Top-notch Customer Service

                Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

              • Flexibility
                Flexibility

                We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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