Gosainkunda Trek

Description:

Trip Cost: US$895 

Gosainkunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size. The beautiful Lauribina La pass at an altitude of 4,610 m. is on its outskirts. The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site for Hinhus. On the occasion of  Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit this area. This is a significant place of interest on the Dhunche-Helambu trekking route. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.

The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m. Laurebinayak at about 3,900 m. can be reached on the second day. At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal takes about four days with the views of Langtang ranges, Rhododendron/pine forest/local villages/red pandas/deer and so on. 

Trip Highlights:

Duration 11 Days
Highest Elevation 4610 m.
Standard Medium
Group Size 1-10 People
Best Season Autumn,Spring,Summer

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche 2030m./ 6hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chandanbari 3250m./5hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Lauribinayak 3900m./3hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake 4380m./4hrs.
Day 07: Lauribina La Pass 4610m.-Down to Ghopte 3510m./6hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang 2470m. /5hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani  2215m./6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal 4hrs.-Drive to Kathmandu 1 hrs.
Day 11: Departure

Note: Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.

Includes:

Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Tea House accommodation during the trek
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.

Excludes:

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, Bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Equipments:

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swim wear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

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