Gosainkunda Trekking

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5.0 Based on 4 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore five lakes including Gosainkunda, a religious and holy lake of Nepal
  • Spectacular view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung
  • Trek through pine and rhododendron forest and different flora and fauna on the way
The Gosainkunda trek begin from Dhunche with spectacular views of Langtang Himalaya (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and other small mountains of the Langtang Himalayan range.

The Gosainkunda trek takes you through beautiful topography and geology, together with varied climatic conditions of Langtang National Park, giving a wide range of vegetation types (including a sub-tropical forest). The Gosainkunda area is covered with 108 holy Lakes. Culturally the area is a mix of several ethnicities including Tamang, Sherpa, Cherti and Brahman people.

The Gosainkunda trek follows a rough trail with dramatic views towards of Mt. Himal Chuli (7893meter), Mt. Manaslu (8156meter) and Mt. Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung, the Langtang Range's highest mountain with its 7227 meters.

After reaching Laurebina La we cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy Gosainkunda lakes. In the Gosainkunda region there are numerous lakes. The main three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to the legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison that threatened to destroy the world.

Please see the itinerary for a day-by-day route.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Gishan De Silva
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Great, even in the monsoon
“We went to Gosaikunda in the monsoon but still got visibility of the lake. On the way up and down the view was obscured by clouds but I have uploaded some photos of the views we were able to see.”
  • Steffan Steiner
  • From Switzerland
  • On May 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“Excellent”
  • Thomas Soave
  • From France
  • On May 17 2017
5 - Excellent
Great trek
“First time in Nepal, amazing experience. Organisation was tip top. We had very good times. Our guide was very flexible to let us enjoy as much as we can.
I recommend this trek to everyone.”
  • Justin
  • From USA
  • On Sep 12 2016
5 - Excellent
Review of Gasainkunda Trek from Justin and Josh
“The Gosainkunda Trek was amazing and my brother and I had a wonderful time with the Green Valley Trek guide Lax. I would highly recommend this Trek as you will not be disappointed at what you will see and the people along the way you will meet.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive to Dhunche (1,950m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,254m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,336m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (2,680m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,200m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal & drive back to KTM
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide
  • Airport Pick up and drop-off service by Private Coach.
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with 1 cup of Tea & coffee per day.
  • All accommodation during the trek in Guesthouses and lodges.
  • Langtang National Park permits & TIMS trekking Permits.
  • Transport to Dhunche by Public Bus
  • Transport back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal by Car/Van
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket , Duffel Bag ( return after the trip)
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • Farewell Dinner in KTM
  • Trek Complete Certificate
  • luggage storage facility
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals and Hotel whilst in Kathmandu
  • Porter if needed
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (visa upon arrival costs USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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