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Gosainkunda Trekking

The Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is one of the most favorite trekking destinations in the Langtang  region for its wide ranges of scenic views all along the ways.  The trek is an ultimate way to explore Gosainkunda Lake, situated at an elevation of 4,380m. The alpine freshwater lake, on the southern slopes of Jugal himal holds a special reverence in Hindu mythology, and is believed to be the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The lake attracts thousands of pilgrims every year for performing a godly-act of taking a dip in the lake. The tourist looking to venture the sacred place can get accustomed with different myths behind the Hindu religion. The routes in the trek are all inclusive of natural beauties which traverse through remote valleys, ancient villages, scenic trails, forests, etc. and are loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region. 

The delightful Gosaikunda Trek starts from Dhunche, with gradual ascend every day towards the Gosaikunda Lake passing Sing Gompa, Laurebina Yak and many other cultural and historical places before concluding at Sundari Jal. The routes on the trek are suited for trekking enthusiasts who want to get acquainted with the mystic beauties of towering mountains during their stay in the magical country.   With these amazing features, Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is the dream of every trekking fonder who want to explore the great Langtang region while hiking on scenic trails.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites  along with  Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Panoramic views of majestic mountains, eye-catching views of beautiful remote valleys, splendid beauties of ancient villages
  • Exploring freshwater holy lake of Gosainkunda located at an elevation of 4,380 m
  • Visiting  spiritual Buddhist monasteries including Sing Gompa
  • Passing through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Getting along with ethnic people and their culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)

Day 04 : Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m)

Day 05 : Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m)

Day 06 : Laurebina Yak to Gosainkunda (4460m)

Day 07 : Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m)

Day 08 : Ghopte to Tharepati (3640m)

Day 09 : Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)

Day 10 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani (2134m)

Day 11 : Chisapani to Sundarijal (1300m)

Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal

Day 13 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Transportations from Kathmandu – Dhunche and Sundarijal - Kathmandu by bus/jeep
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Government licensed guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang and Shivapuri National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & service charge
  • Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

What is Not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to a pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

We will organize a guided city tour in Kathmandu where you get to discover several historical, cultural and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. The Kathmandu city tour also lets you understand the urban lifestyle of people of Nepal.  Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the Hotel.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)

We will drive to Dhunche today. Dhunche is about 117 Km away from Kathmandu and it will take us approximately seven hours to reach Dhunche from Kathmandu. On our way we will enjoy the scenic views of Himalayas along with other natural glamor. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.

Day 04 : Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m)

We will start our trekking expedition today. From Dhunche we will ascend gradually through the mineral water factory and reach Ghatte Khola. We will cross the suspension bridge over the Ghatte Khola and start to climb towards the ridge via Deurali. We then pass through the lush forest filled with rhododendrons and ascend to Dimsa (3030m). Trekking further we will reach Sing Gompa. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.

Day 05 : Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m)

The trail from Sing Gompa climbs gradually and reaches Chalang Pati (3659m). We enter the GosainKinda protected area where the killing of animals, camp firing, and animal grazing is prohibited. We then make a gradual ascend until we reach Laurebina Yak. We will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurna massif, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.

Day 06 : Laurebina Yak to Gosainkunda (4460m)

We will enjoy the early morning views of Himalayas from Laurebina Yak and continue our expedition ascending up to a small temple with a statue of Shakyamuni. Trekking further we can have a magical view of Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda. Ascending further we will reach Gosainkunda; the famous of all lakes in the region. The lake has got a black rock in the middle which is said to be the head of Lord Shiva. We will explore the lake and the magical views of the surrounding area. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.

Day 07 : Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m)

We will be trekking to reach Ghopte today. The trail leads to the northern side of Gosainkunda Lake, crosses the moraine and passes through three smaller lakes to reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail then descends down to the national park post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and then to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the trail first drops down and later ascends up to Dupichaur (3630m). We continue to walk until we reach Ghopte. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.

Day 08 : Ghopte to Tharepati (3640m)

Our destination for today is Tharepati. From Ghopte we descend down steeply and make several ups and downs across moraines. We then make final ascent to reach Tharepati. We will be greeted by alluring views of Himalayas and natural wonders on our way. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Tharepati.

Day 09 : Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)

From Tharepati we will pass through the forest and reach Magen Goth (3420m). Trekking further we reach Panghu. From Panghu we descend through the forest of fir and rhododendron and reach Khutumsang (2450m). The alluring views will make our expedition more energetic and vibrant. Descending further from Khutumsang we will reach the village of Gul Bhanjyang. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Gul Bhanjyang.

Day 10 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani (2134m)

We will be gradually wrapping up our expedition in next few days. From Gul Bhanjyang we will ascend to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). We then make a very steep decent to reach Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and continue to walk until we reach Chisapani. Overnight, we stay at Chisapani.

Day 11 : Chisapani to Sundarijal (1300m)

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view from Chisapani. The sunrise view from Chisapani is simply breathtaking. We can also see the beautiful view of Himalayas from this vantage point. We then pass through the forest of oak and rhododendron and reach Borlang Bhanjyang. We then reach Army Check Post where our Shivapuri entrance permit is checked. We then continue our expedition via Mulkharka (1800m) and reach Sundari Jal where we terminate our trekking expedition. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Sundari Jal.

Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal

We will drive back to Kathmandu from Sundari Jal. It will take us approximately two hours to reach Kathmandu from Sundari Jal. Upon reaching Kathmandu you may choose to take rest at the hotel or hang around the city for buying gifts to your near and dear ones. We will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant later in the evening with the team of Breakfree Adventures. Overnight, we stay at the hotel.

Day 13 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking expedition to the Gosainkunda Lake. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house(lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 13 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is moderate to strenuous trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 18 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should any body in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Langtang Gosainkunda trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but  days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking .Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 13 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: March-May, Mid Sept-Nov

Max Altitude: Gosainkunda (4,460m)

Daily walking: 5-7 Hours

Transportation: Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge/teahouse during the trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Tea House Trekking

Starts/Ends: Dhunche/Sundarijal

Group Size: 1-16 Pax

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