Gosaikunda Trek

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About this tour

—Gosaikunda Trek: Overview,Cost And Itinerary 2024

Embark on a spiritual journey with Adventure Series Nepal as we guide you through the serene and sacred trails of the Gosainkunda Trek. This trek is not just a hike; it’s a pilgrimage to the pristine Gosainkunda Lake, nestled at an elevation of 4,389 meters (14,400 feet) within the majestic Langtang National Park. The lake is revered by both Hindu and Buddhist communities, symbolizing the harmonious blend of faiths in Nepal.

As you set out from Dhunche, the starting and ending point of this trek, you’ll be greeted by the lush forests of pine, oak, and maple trees. The air is filled with the scent of wild, non-edible mushrooms, tempting yet a reminder of the untamed nature that surrounds you. The trails offer a gentle challenge, suitable for anyone who can carry a light backpack and walk for 5-6 hours, making it an ideal adventure for those with limited time but an unyielding spirit.

The Gosainkunda Trek is a path less traveled, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa communities. As you trek through the yak pastures and witness the stunning greenery, you’ll feel a sense of peace and adventure that will etch itself into your memory forever.

Accommodation along the trek is a blend of hotels and lodges, ensuring comfort amidst the wilderness. The best time to embark on this journey is from March to May and September to December when the weather is most favorable for trekking and the views are crystal clear.

At Adventure Series Nepal, we prioritize your safety and health. Our experienced guides are well-versed in the trek’s route and equipped to handle any situation. We also recommend that trekkers have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking.

As we traverse the sacred grounds of Gosainkunda, we are committed to environmental responsibility. We encourage trekkers to follow the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we preserve the natural beauty of this heavenly place for future generations.

Join Adventure Series Nepal on the Gosainkunda Trek, where adventure meets spirituality, and create memories that will inspire you for years to come. Let’s embark on this unforgettable trek together, where every step is a step towards self-discovery and reverence for the natural world. 🌄

Highlights

  • Gosainkunda Lake: A sacred and tranquil glacial lake that offers a glimpse into the spiritual heart of Nepal.
  • Langtang National Park: Home to diverse wildlife, including the wild boar, cheetahs, Himalayan black bear, goral, and the endangered red panda.
  • Cultural Union: Witness the beautiful coexistence of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, symbolized by the colorful prayer flags that flutter in the wind.
  • Isolated Beauty: Experience the solitude of a trek that sees fewer visitors, allowing for a more personal and introspective journey.
  • Cultural Insight: Gain a closer view of the culture and lifestyle of the local communities, enriching your trek with meaningful interactions.

Included/Excluded

  • A trekking guide certified and licensed by the government has training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Local trekking porter for the trek, one porter for two trekkers basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
  • You can choose your daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from the menu, which includes different types of food.
  • Langtang National Park Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Card for the Gosaikunda Trek.
  • Group medical supplies (Guide will carry essential medicines).
  • Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need to, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche transfer by Local bus ( private land cruisers are also available by adding separate cost)
  • Dhunche to Kathmandu transport by Local bus ( private land cruisers are also available by adding a separate charge)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalayan Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • All necessary papers work, office Service charges, and all Government Taxes
  • Any service in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot ( tea & coffee), cold drinks, mineral water, and hot water.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, snacks, dessert, beverages, bar bills, and battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking.
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staff and driver.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Adventure Series Nepal. Our representative will provide you with essential information about Kathmandu, including local customs, attractions, and general tips for an enjoyable stay. As you travel through the bustling streets of Kathmandu, you'll experience the vibrant culture, colorful markets, and architectural wonders that define the city.

Your journey begins with a scenic bus or private vehicle ride to Dhunche, passing the famous white water rafting river Trishuli. The roads are bumpy with twists and turns as you head north out of Kathmandu, driving through picturesque foothills. Along the way, you’ll catch glimpses of Ganesh Himal, terraced farmland, and lush green hills.

After breakfast, you'll trek towards Chandan Bari, traversing trails filled with forests and meadows. Deer sightings are common, and you can enjoy a cup of typical mountain tea made of yak milk, energizing your body for the journey ahead. You’ll arrive at Chandan Bari by evening.

An early start today as you head towards Gosaikunda. As you ascend, houses and stupas become rare, indicating that you're nearing your destination. The sun's rays will reveal mesmerizing views of the lake surrounded by mountains, a true highlight of the trek.

Today's rugged trail passes by four lakes, offering spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other peaks. The Lauribina Yak Pass at 4610m is the highest point of the trail. After crossing the rocky pass with stunning vistas, you'll descend towards Ghopte.

The trail begins with a slight descent, followed by an ascent through a lush green forest of rhododendrons until Tharepati. After reaching Tharepati, you’ll descend towards Kutumsang, crossing streams, scattered huts of sheep and yak herders, and forests of rhododendrons and junipers. The views of Helambu Valley, Jugal Himal, and Numbur are breathtaking. Kutumsang is inhabited by Sherpa people, and you’ll get to explore their distinctive culture and an old Buddhist monastery.

Today’s trek is an easy and pleasant descent towards Melamchi Pul Bazaar, passing through cultivated fields and meadows. You will cross several old villages, interacting with locals and experiencing their unique culture and lifestyle. The hike offers beautiful mountain views and numerous small settlements to explore.

After breakfast, a private vehicle will be waiting for you at Melamchi Pul Bazaar to bring you back to Kathmandu. The four-hour drive through twisting and turning roads will return you to the capital city, concluding your adventurous trek.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a captivating journey in the Himalayas, renowned for its stunning alpine lakes, including the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, set amidst breathtaking mountain vistas.

The Gosaikunda Trek is rated as moderate, suitable for those with basic trekking experience and good physical fitness. Daily hikes involve 5-6 hours of walking with minimal risk of altitude sickness.

The ideal times for the Gosaikunda Trek are spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December). These seasons offer pleasant weather and clear views of the Himalayan peaks

No prior trekking experience is required. The trails are mostly easy to moderate, but we recommend basic cardio preparation before the trek.

Accommodations are comfortable teahouses and lodges offering basic amenities. Meals include local Nepali dishes and are nutritious to support your trekking energy needs.

Drinking water is available at tea houses from treated taps, boiled water, or bottled water. We recommend using water purification solutions for added safety.

Typically, trekkers hike for 5-6 hours daily. Actual hiking times may vary depending on trail conditions and individual pace.

Highlights include panoramic mountain views, serene lakeside landscapes, encounters with local Tamang and Sherpa cultures, and the spiritual ambiance of Gosaikunda Lake.

Yes, solo travelers can join our group treks. Group treks offer shared costs, experienced guides, and a supportive environment to enhance your trekking experience.

The trek starts from Dhunche or Sundarijal, accessible by road from Kathmandu. We arrange comfortable transportation to the trailhead for your convenience.

Yes, experienced guides and porters are part of our trekking team. They provide valuable insights into local culture, ensure safety, and assist with logistics.

Teahouses serve wholesome meals, including Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan dishes, and international options. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with prior notice.

We prioritize safety with comprehensive emergency protocols, including first aid kits, communication devices, and access to evacuation services if necessary.

Yes, capturing memories is encouraged. Don’t forget to bring a camera or smartphone with extra batteries to document your trekking adventure.

Yes, we strongly recommend travel insurance covering trekking activities, medical emergencies, evacuation, and personal belongings for your peace of mind.

Experience the rich culture of local communities, visit ancient monasteries, and witness traditional customs and festivals along the trekking route.

Altitude sickness risks are minimal but should not be overlooked. We advise proper acclimatization, hydration, and awareness of symptoms to ensure a safe trek.

Our flexible cancellation policy accommodates changes in your travel plans. Please review specific terms and conditions when booking to understand the process.

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Samantha White, USA
07/19/2024

Fantastic Gosaikunda Trek with Adventure Series Nepal

The "Gosaikunda Trek" with Adventure Series Nepal was fantastic! The trek provided stunning views and a tranquil path to Gosaikunda Lake. Each step revealed more of Nepal's natural beauty. The guides from Adventure Series Nepal were friendly and knowledgeable, enhancing the overall experience. The tea houses were comfortable and offered great service. For a serene and scenic trekking adventure, this journey is highly recommended!
Gosaikunda Trek
Neha Sharma, India
07/19/2024

Memorable Gosaikunda Trek Experience

The "Gosaikunda Trek" with Adventure Series Nepal was memorable! The trek offered beautiful views and the serene Gosaikunda Lake was a highlight. The journey was both refreshing and rewarding. Adventure Series Nepal's guides were exceptional, providing great insights and support throughout. The accommodations were comfortable and provided excellent hospitality. For a trek that offers peace and natural beauty, this is ideal!
Gosaikunda Trek
Haruki Yamamoto, Japan
07/19/2024

Amazing Gosaikunda Trek!

The "Gosaikunda Trek" with Adventure Series Nepal was amazing! Trekking to the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake was a serene and scenic experience. The landscapes were picturesque and the trails were well-maintained. Adventure Series Nepal’s guides were fantastic, always helpful and informative. The tea houses were clean and provided a cozy atmosphere. For those looking for a peaceful trek with stunning views, this is perfect!

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