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Gosainkunda Trek - 10 Days

Gosainkunda TrekGosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Trip-costfrom us$ 660 ( Per Person )
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 15 (Maximum)
  • Maximum Height: A climb up to Lauribinayak Pass (4600/15088ft)
  • Trek Starting Point : Kathmandu- Dhunche
  • Trek Ending Point : Dhunche- Kathmandu
  • Recommended Season: Spring, autumn and Winter
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Situated to the north of the capital very famous trekking area covered by Langtang National Park is the less visited by the tourists. Making a trek here somewhat more of an adventure. Here the high alpine  area, with mountains visible from Lauribinayak pass. A trek up to the Gosainkunda has to be one of the most interesting and holiest short trek available in Nepal. Gosainkunda (the main lake) where it has several sacred lakes, is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations for Hindu devotees. Gosainkunda is actually the largest among of three main lakes, the other two being the Saraswatikund and Bhairabkunda and more. Hindu legend has it that the lake was formed when the god Shiva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water. Along this section of trail there are impressive views of the mountains including the Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges. Add to this glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and fauna, magnificent mountains, forest, animal, birds, monasteries all go to make this region a perfect destination.

Gosainkuna trek starts after a day bus journey to Dhunche and crosses the river and forest  to of rhododendron, bamboo and oak below to the Gosainkunda. A short walk around the lake and toward the Lauribinayak Pass is  very interesting.

Trip Highlights

  • Life time experience
  • Remote and semi wilderness area
  • Many lofty snow capped Mountain Peaks
  • Famous Lantang National Park
  • Spectacular Himalayan views
  • Adventurous Journey
  • Hindu and Tibetan mixed culture
  • Home of Tamang community
  • Native flora and fauna
  • Holiest place of Hindu and Buddhism
  • Maximum elevation Lauribinayak Pass (4600m /15088ft) Camp at 4300 m. 1410ft. at Gosainkunda
  • Panoramic mountain scenery

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

Day 03: Kathmandu – Syafroo Beshi (1,440m /4,750ft) 9-10 hrs drive

Day 04: Kathmandu – Dhunche 8-9 hrs drive

Day 05: Dhunche - Chandanbari 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chandanbari- Gosainkunda 5- 6 hrs

Day 07: Gosainkunda- Dhunche : 8-9 hrs

Day 08: Dhunche – Kathmandu 8/9 hrs. drive.

Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 10: Final departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Bus tickets ( KTM--DHUNCHE-KTM)
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Transportation City –airport-city
  • Langtang  National Park  permit
  • TIMS Permits
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide
  • Local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu city
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation charges
  • Heli transport or other private transport
  • Tips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Our Airport Representative will meet you just outside of exit gate of the Terminal. Please, look for Walkers Expeditions play card with your Name! Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon visit Thamel.
Overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel with breakfast

Day 02Full day Kathmandu City excursionAfter breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa Buddhist Stupa. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2500 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also famous to tourist as a monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, Indra chowk and Local market Ason and preparation for trekking.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 03Kathmandu – Syafroo Beshi (1,440m /4,750ft) 9-10 hrs drive The drive journey will take 9-10 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages on a northern highway via Trishuil Bazar to Syabroo beshi. On the way, we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain ranges including border of Nepal and Tibet border Kerung.
Overnight in Syafroo Beshi at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner