Holy Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Adventure around high ridges of Langtang around sacred lake of Gosaikunda

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: 1 - 10 People in Group
  • Trip Type: Lodg Trekking
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 4,600m | 15,091ft

Highlights

  • A spiritual walk to holy Gosainkund, a glacial pond with marvelous views of mountains.
  • An exciting and scenic overland drive from warm areas to the cooler alpine region.
  • Stunning views of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range of mountains.
  • Exploring mid-hills farm villages full of traditional culture in the harmony of pristine nature.
  • Lovely tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees to arid and barren landscapes.
  • Crossing the scenic pass of Luarabina-La Pass above 4,600m | 15,091ft to Helambu areas and towards the northeast of Kathmandu.

About Holy Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trek guides you on a scenic and cultural adventure with a touch of old mythology and a holy spiritual walk to Gosainkund Trekking, a perfect journey on the high ridges of Langtang Himal situated around the central Himalaya range of mountains which includes Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks. 

Holy Gosainkund Lake regarded as one of the important and holy pilgrimage spots for both Hindu and Buddhist religions, as per great Hindu myth belief is that Gosainkund a pond is the vicarage and made by Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities). 

Hindus believe that this pristine glacial pond was formed by digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visit Holy Gosainkund Lake Trail every year especially on full moon day, which falls in the month of August, the special auspicious Hindu occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ (changing of holy threads) festival.

Starting Spiritual Adventure Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking with an exciting overland  5-6 hours drive towards the north of Kathmandu to Dhunche Town, the gateway to many Trekking destinations in the Langtang region and the old Trans Himalayan Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

This trip leads to a climb into enchanting serene woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks tree lines were elusive and rare Panda seldom seen around this deeply forested area. Our walk finally leads to Gosainkund after walking past Singh Gompa and Lauribina ridges.

We Have a full rest day to explore this fascinating holy place with awesome views of snowcapped peaks, our walk leads to cross a high pass of east Laurabina-La 4,600m/15,091ft also known as Gosainkund Pass to reach the eastern ridges passing some parts of the Helambu area of Kutumsang-Thotung-Danda and Golphu-Bhanjyang to reach Chisapani on the northern hills of Kathmandu valley, here with super views of the sunrise over mountains.

This marvelous and remarkable Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking concludes with a short drive from Sundarijal back to Kathmandu after fascinating Trekking around the high hills of Langtang Himal.

Best season: Spring (March to May and Autumn (September to November) is one of the best seasons for Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The climate is sunny and warm with excellent views, if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during the winter season (December, January, and February) are also good and could be an option for this trip.

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Itinerary

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Starting this marvelous trip to Langtang Valley, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Dhunche district and the major town of Rasuwa and Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards the cooler area above mid-hills leaving behind low land of rice terraces to reach the entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,950 m for an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice lodge.

Note: We provide private jeep transportation as per travel needs.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dhunche
  • Altitude: 1,950m | 6,397ft.
  • Transportation: Bus

Morning leads to a climb into a lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks, and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya, a steep climb but scenic walk into a beautiful forest where more than 10 different species of rhododendron found around, passing summer pasture and then on the pleasant winding trail to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with a cheese factory and an old monastery on top of the village.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Sing Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,584m | 11,758ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours
From Shing Gompa, the walk leads to Gosainkund, starting with a climb into pine and rhododendron forest then over Lauri Binayak pass at above 3,932 m, the walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati. After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reach at holy Gosaikund Lake area for an overnight stop. The legendary and mythic story of this holy place as per the ancient Hindu epic, Gosainkund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindus believe that this pristine pond was formed due to the digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visit Gosainkund every year, especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.
  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gosaikunda Lake
  • Altitude: 4,381m | 14,373ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

An amazing holy spot for full rest day where you can hike to high hills around Gosainkund for better views of Langtang Himal range with Ganesh and Manaslu towards the western horizon, take a walk around the holy pond where you can observe a rock in the form of Lord Shiva at the center of the pond, nearby lies Bhairav and Sarswati Kunda another holy glacial ponds.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gosaikunda Lake
  • Altitude: 4,381m | 14,373ft.
After a pleasant and enjoyable stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,600 m / 15,091 ft, the highest point of this adventure after walking past Ganesh and Surya Kund. From the pass downhill all the way with a few short ups and down to an overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of a forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.
  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghopte
  • Altitude: 3,430m | 11,253ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

From Ghopte, a morning walk leads son winding trail most of the way with a short steep climb to Thadepati, where the Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valleys, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses after a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsango village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kutumsango
  • Altitude: 2,471m | 8,106ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After Kutumsang village, a morning walk uphill through farm fields, then into the forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk leads past Gulphu-Bhanjyang village, then reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with an overnight stop at Chisapani, after a walk uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisopani danda for last overnight stop. Chisopani village with nice lodges placed on a ridge north of Kathmandu Valley on route Langtang, Helambu, and Nagarkot, offers stunning sunrise/ sunset views over an array of mountains.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chisopani
  • Altitude: 2,110m | 6,922ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

After catching the morning sunrise over the mountains, the last day walk of this adventure leads to a nice pleasant forest and farmlands on a downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. The walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and freshwater streams. From here an hour downhill to reach the northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu.

Note: Private transportation is available as per travel needs.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Transportation: By Bus
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Cost Details

  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • Lodge accommodation along with trekking.
  • Trekking meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 times a day.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging.
  • We provide trekking equipment sleeping bag, a down jacket, and a duffel bag.
  • Applicable Langtang national park permit.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal visa.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic & nonalcoholic laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc.
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu.
  • International flight tickets.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Set departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, and we can open a new trip date.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
07 Feb, 2023 - 14 Feb, 2023AvailableUS$450Confirm
16 Feb, 2023 - 23 Feb, 2023AvailableUS$450Confirm
25 Feb, 2023 - 04 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$450Confirm

Useful Information

KATHMANDU HOTEL

As per your pleasant choice, book your hotel in Kathmandu while there are many travel category accommodations available but we can also book the hotel in Kathmandu before starting your Langtang Holi Gosainkunda Lake trek, and after the trip as per your kind request just contact us.

MEALS

 We provide organic hygienic meals 3 times a day inclusive of your trek package from the local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

SAFE DRINKING WATER

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and should not drink it without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Holi Gosainkunda Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

RE-CHARGING BATTERIES (electronic items)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

GROUP SIZE

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

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