Gosaikunda Pass Trekking
- Duration: 11 Days
- Activities: Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 01 to 50
- Price: $ 770 USD per person
- Attitude: 4380 m
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Transports: Local Bus and private car
- Best Season: March to May and Sept to December
Gosaikunda Pass Trekking
Gosaikunda passs trekking which is also spelled as Gosainkunda or Gosain Kunda is an alpine fresh water lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park situated at an altitude of (4,380 m) in the Rasuwa District. Gosaikunda area is very well known as a religious site for Hindus. According to Hindu mythology it is believed, Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu gods Shiva and Gauri. Gosaikunda pass trekking connects the famous Langtang Valley trek in the same district. Basic accommodation is quite easily available during the trek. Tea houses offer a variety of delicious traditional food and snacks.
Gosaikunda Pass Trekking begins from Syabrubesi, which is almost eight hour drive from Kathmandu. Upon our arrival in Syabrubesi, we trek through beautiful rhododendron forests and many other wild flowers and birds, we also explore the head of the gorge getting close to the glacier system. Since the Gosainkunda pass trekking has been offering an excellent Himalayan views including of Langtang lirung, Gaurishanker, Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Annapurna Himalayan range as well as the holy lake, Gosaikund lake, traditional old Tibetan monasteries, wild animals such as snow leopards, jackal, mountain Thar, red panda, monkeys thus, it has been the center of attraction among many visitors coming to Nepal. After crossing Gosainkund pass (4610m), our trail continues and leads to the Helambu then we make almost a circle going through Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, Sermathang and then to Melamchi pool bazaar then by private vehicle or by bus. Then we return back to Kathmandu.
Visitors are served by local hospitality. One can see many amazing things here. This incredible endeavor gives outstanding viewpoints of the Himalayas travel connected with Tamang tribe. You will relish the every moment here. Therefore give The Nepal Trekking Company a chance to serve you.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the hotel.
After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be picked by the representative of The Nepal Trekking Company. From here, you will head to your hotel in Thamel. Thamel is a colorful and bustling tourist hub, ripe for exploration. However, feel free to rest up today after your flight. Today, you can get your first taste of Nepal, both atmospherically and on the plate as you wrap up your day with a warm welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m) | 6 /7 hours drive by local Bus.
Dhunche is our first destination of the day. The ride to Dhunche is rough as you drive through dirt and dust roads for the latter half of the trip. The roads wind up and down beside the river as we make our way up to Dhunche. Dhunche is 117km off the city. Below the city, the river of Trishuli flows, which is derived from Gosainkunda? If your vehicle arrives early, be sure to check out the Tamang museum, to get to know about the wonderful history of the main inhabitants of the region. Overnight in Dhunche.
Day 03: Dhunche to Chandanbari (3300m) 6 hours trek.
Our first day of the trek will see an increase in the difficulty level. It will be a steep and hard trek that begins by following the southern bank of the Trishuli River. Then cross the river and follow the north bank of the river up to Deorali (2660m). The trek from here on has spots of Rhododendron trees, as you make your way to Dimsa (3030m). From here on its climbing up to the top of a ridge Chandanbari sits at through thick vegetation. Chandanbari is also called Sing Gompa for the monastery in the village. The monastery is worth a visit and has wood carvings in the door and a statue of Chenresig. There is also a cheese factory to visit this village. Overnight in Chandanbari.
Day 04: Chandanbari to Laurebinak (3910m) 3 hours trek.
The climb today will see us transition from the lush coniferous vegetation to the more alpine shrubs on the hilly slopes. As you climb today, you are rewarded with wonderful views of the Ganesh Himal. Further ahead lays the Chalang Pati ridge from where you can witness great views of the Tibetan mountains and the Langtang Lirung peak. Chalang Pati also marks the beginning of the protected natural park area. The views only get better as you climb nearer to the Laurebina Yak. The lodges at Laurebina Yak also give great views of the Ganesh Himal massif, Annapurna and Manaslu added to the ones mentioned before. Overnight in Laurebina Yak.
Day 05: Laurebinak to Gosainkunda (4200m) 3 hours trek.
The trekking primarily ascends up the high-altitude desolate landscapes, with only shrubs in the name of vegetation. Yet the views are mesmerizing as Gosainkunda draws closer. The trails are the same of which the pilgrims to the lake have used since ancient times. As you reach close to the Gosainkunda Lake, the trail will appear high above the valley floors. Before arriving at Gosainkunda, you will pass by Bhairav Kund, one of the four lakes under the nomenclature of Gosainkunda lakes. Gosainkunda Lake itself is surrounded by lodges and pilgrim shelters. The view of the lake is mesmerizing and its frozen surface or turquoise waters depending on the season will leave you in awe. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 06: Gosainkunda to Phedi (3620m) via Pass (4610 m) 6 to 8 hours trek.
From Gosainkunda, we will leave the lake premises from the Northern parts. The trail here is marked with stone cairns, which heads up to the Laurebina La pass. On your way, you will pass small frozen lakes. The Laurebina La pass would be the highest point on the trek. The pass offers a glimpse of the Surya Kund (Sun Lake) and of the surrounding mountains and high pastures. From here, it’s a trek to Bera Goth before making an hour-long descend down to Phedi. Overnight in Phedi.
Day 07: Phedi to Tharepati (3520m) 6 hours trek.
From Phedi, we will initially hike up to Ghopte. The first half of this trek will have you walking on the rough and Rocky River beds and slopes. Then the second half will have you reenter into the tree line and ravines and cliffs studded with lush vegetation. After having lunch at Ghopte, we will continue down to Tharepati. The trail will get wavy and it will lead you through the ravines and cliffs like below before making an ascent to Tharepati. Tharepati sits on a ridge which gets windy in the evenings. Overnight in Tharepati.
Day 08: Tharepati to Kutumsang (2470 m) 5 to 6 hours’ trek.
You leave Tharepati in the morning. You will then pass through pine forests and the remnants of temporary huts on your way to the village of Magen Goth (3510m). From here, you will have to go over the Mere Danda hill. On your way you may see locals transporting the Bamboo they harvest from these forests. Further ahead is the very small settlement of Pangu through the Yurin Danda. The view from the Yurin Danda ridge includes the Langtang peaks’ jagged top edges. It’s finally the last stretch heading south to Kutumsang. Overnight in Kutumsang.
Day 09: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m) 5 to 6 hours’ trek.
From Kutumsang, we make our way to the edges of the Kathmandu valley, in the hilltop town of Chisapani. The sunset and the subsequent sunrise views that you witness in Chisapani are great and include a long stretch of the Himalayas. On your way to Chisapani, you will pass the Gulphu Bhanjyang at 2140m, Thotung, Lapcha Danda (2420m), Chipling (2170m) and Pati Bhanjyang. The area is relatively populated and you can witness the Tamang population going about their daily chores. The lower settlements are also home to the Chhetri population. The trail makes its way through dense forests, cultivated fields, and farmed terraces. Overnight in Chisapani.
Day 10: Chisapani to Sundarijal trek (3 hours) and drive to Kathmandu 1 hours.
From Chisapani, we head out after witnessing the sunrise views. We will pass the Borlang Bhanjyang and head to Mulkharka from where we get a wide view of the Kathmandu valley below. Mulkharka is a small Tamang village and is a great place to witness their day to day lifestyle. After Mulkharka we enter the Kathmandu valley through the Shivapuri National park. We are very close to Kathmandu once we reach Sundarijal. However, the last stretch of the trip is a quiet drive into the noisy city as we witness the suburban settlements and towns of the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final departure to International airport.
Today our trek wraps up and it’s time to say goodbye. Our company representatives will come to your hotel and they’ll make sure that you get to the airport on time for your departure. We bid you farewell with our best wishes.
What is included?
- Airport -Hotel-Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast. Hotel Thamel Park or similar category.
- Kathmandu to Dhunche by local bus and sunderijal to Thamel by private car.
- Your standards mountain meal during a trekking. (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) During the Trek.
- One Experience, English speaking, license holder Trekking guide, payed his meals, salary, accomodiations and insurance.
- All Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by bus or by car.
- Langtang national park entry Permit.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
- Insurance for Guide.
- Company duffle bag if needed.
- Company t-shirt.
- Trekking maps.
- Farewell Dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
- Frist aid kits.
What is not included?
- Nepal Vissa fees.
- Personal Equipment for Trekking.
- Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation.
- Bar and beverage.
- Phone calls, laundry, and internet.
- Hot shower during a trek.
- Bottle / pot of hot water and tea.
- Tips For Guide& Porter.Trekking porter.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Trekking / Hiking Boots.
- Camp Shoes / Sandle.
- Trekking or duffle bag to carry trekking gear.
- Trekking Day-pack for personal Carrying Materials.
- Pair of Trousers / Water Proof Gaiters.
- 1 Sleeping Bag.
- 1 Down Jacket.
- 1 Light – water and wind proof Jacket.
- 1 Water bottle.
- Tourch Light / Flash light and spare batteries.
- pairs of long sleeve cotton shirts.
- 1 Medium size towel.
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater.
- Pairs of t-shirts.
- Pairs of light and warm socks.
- 1 Warm Hat.
- 1 Sun Hat.
- Sun – Glasses.
- Trekking Poles.
- Personal toiletries – Soap / Shampoo / toilet paper etc.
- Pills or tools for water disinfection.
- Sun block lotion for lips and body parts and a handkerchief or wiping papers.
- Money belt and some first-aid kit.