Holy Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

  • 08 Day(s)
  • Moderate
  • 4,600m | 15,091ft
  • US$530

Holy Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

Trip 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 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 tress to arid and barren landscapes, crossing scenic pass of Luarabina-La to Helambu areas and towards north east of Kathmandu." 

Trip Introduction: “adventure around high ridges of Langtang around sacred pond of Gosainkund”

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

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

Hindu believes that this pristine glacial pond was formed digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund 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 holy gosainkunda lake trek with an exciting overland drive towards north of Kathmandu at Dhunche town, the gateway to many trekking destinations in Langtang region  and 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 where elusive and rare Panda seldom seen around this deep forested area. Our walk finally leads at Gosainkund after walking past Singh Gompa and Lauribina ridges.

Having 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 also known as Gosainkund pass to reach the eastern ridges passing some parts of Helambu area of Kutumsang-Thotung-Danda and Golphu-Bhanjyang to reach Chisapani on the northern hills of Kathmandu valley, here with super views of sunrise over mountains.

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

Best season: Spring (March to May and Autumn (September to November) are one of the best season for holy gosainkunda trekking. The climate is sunny and warm with excellent views, if you wish to avoid crows 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.

Outline Itinerary

Group Meeting: : Trek briefing at Nepal Spirit Adventure head office around 11:00 AM

Day 01 : Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950m/6,397ft) 6hrs journey overnight in lodge

Day 02 : Trek to Sing Gompa (3,584m/11,758ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodge

Day 03 : Trek to Holy Gosainkund Lake (4,381m/14,373ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodge

Day 04 : Rest day to explore around Gosainkund Lake overnight in lodge

Day 05 : Cross Laurebina pass (4,600m/15,091ft) to Ghopte (3,430m/11,253ft) 6hrs overnight in lodge

Day 06 : Trek to Kutumsang (2,471m/8,106ft) 6hrs walk overnight in lodge

Day 07 : Trek to Chisopani (2,110m/6,922ft) 6hrs walk overnight in lodge

Day 08 : Trek to Sundarijal (1,463m/4,799 ft) 4hrs walk & drive to Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation along the 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, down jacket and duffel bag
  • Applicable trekking (TIMS) and Lanagtang national park permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

What is Not Included

  • Nepal visa visa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and hotel in Kathmandu
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets

Trip Note

  • Above the trip Itinerary, if could not help your needs, we can design a tailor- made itinerary to suit your needs do email us whatever you would like to make it shorter or longer here we are ready all the time contact your travel agent in "Nepal at Nepal Spirit Adventure"
  • We Nepal Spirit Adventure can help you to book the any category accommodation in Kathmandu as per your requirement. Please do not hesitate to contact us for best price of every standard hotel to deluxe 4 & 5 star hotel in Kathmandu starting price from $10, $20, $25, $35, $50, $70, $100 and up to $500 dollars.

Group Meeting:Trek briefing at Nepal Spirit Adventure head office around 11:00 AMAs per Holy gosaikunda group trekking departure schedule of Nepal Spirit Adventure head office offers group introduction with trek guide and trip brief details look up the trek equipment may we need to hire from the equipment shop our suggestion is available. At the same time, you can pay | clear the trek remaining bill with account department of NSA. Friendly environment is available to you may have question and answer about the tour.

(Service Included: Trek details brief & meeting with other trekkers introduction trek guide)

Day 01Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950m/6,397ft) 6hrs journey overnight in lodgeStarting this marvelous trip to Langtang Valley, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche district and major town of Rasuwa and Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards 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 overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 02Trek to Sing Gompa (3,584m/11,758ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodgeMorning leads to a climb into 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 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.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 03Trek to Holy Gosainkund Lake (4,381m/14,373ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodgeFrom Shing Gompa, walk leads to Gosainkund, starting with a climb into pine and rhododendron forest then over Lauri Binayak pass at above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati. After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for overnight stop. The legendry and myth story of this holy place as per ancient Hindu epic, Gosainkund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 04Rest day to explore around Gosainkund Lake overnight in lodgeAn 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 western horizon, take a walk around holy pond where you can observe a rock in the form of Lord Shiva at the centre of the pond, nearby lies Bhairav and Sarswati kund another holy glacial ponds.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 05Cross Laurebina pass (4,600m/15,091ft) to Ghopte (3,430m/11,253ft) 6hrs overnight in lodge 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, highest point of this adventure after walking past Ganesh and Surya Kund. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 06Trek to Kutumsang (2,471m/8,106ft) 6hrs walk overnight in lodgeFrom Ghopte, morning walk leading son winding trail most of the way with short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses, after a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for overnight stop.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 07Trek to Chisopani (2,110m/6,922ft) 6hrs walk overnight in lodgeAfter Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into 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 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 array of mountains.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 08Trek to Sundarijal (1,463m/4,799 ft) 4hrs walk & drive to KathmanduAfter catching morning sunrise over mountains, last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant forest and farmlands on downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. Walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and fresh water streams. From here an hour downhill to reach northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping. We invite you farewell dinner.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Transportation & Dinner)

Departure Note

Our Holy Gosaikunda Lake groups trekking departs weekly from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time of the year. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose alternate departures dates. Private treks are best suited for couples, families, work colleagues and small groups of friends. Customized itineraries are available as per your travel needs.

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About Nepal Visa:

Normally Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos.

Visa fees are inexpensive,Nepal visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Visa can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo.

You can get a Nepal tourist visa in following places of Nepal:

Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu), Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal), Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal), Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border, Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal), Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal), Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepan) Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar, Far Western Nepal).

Visa Facility Duration, Fees

Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
For a first visit in one visa year (January to December)  gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Visa Extension:

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
For further information, please contact
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Web site: www.immi.gov.np

Accommodation in Trek:

During the trek your accommodation includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are trekking in a group join basis, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. 

Meals and Drinking Water:

During the trekking session full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee). We provide you food from the local tea house in Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea house we would, overnight, but lunch would be en route in between. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

About the drinking water is very important while you are trekking on the high altitude we recommended should drink at least 3- 4 liters water a day, we provide filtered clean natural water with adding purification pills are included in our trip package. Beside of this, if you wish to drink sill packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route the cost is extra payable.

Health & Fitness Required:

Our health is the most important part to travel and participate for trekking and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience is required, better you could do morning walking exercise or cycling till 1 month before you join any trekking, hiking, climbing and tour. If you have, it is a great plus point because this trekking is a non technical walk.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 4650m from the sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, takes you through local village, farming lands, terraces and river side as long as you have strength of walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and faintness.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up on your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety:

Nepal Himalayas Hikes take you on the remote region, it is very necessary that you are accompanied by the very experienced and qualified, equipped leader (guide) for that safe and successful trip. We Nepal Spirit Adventure employee the local trek guide and staff who are trained and qualified for the trip we worked on.

Easily he will share his local information, and provide advice on how to fill your free time as well as co- ordinate the day to day running of the tour, although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All of our trekking and climbing guides are experienced from last 9- 10 years. We also provide training for our staff, thus attractive their work efficiency of your trip to supply the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining basis trip from different countries, this doubly assures you that your trip is on the right and expert management.

Our guides are well known with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have many chances to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during your trek.

As we organize at every trek in Nepal, In group trek we provide one trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional two peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guides/assistance guides, get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still work smoothly and there would not be any problems with our original trek plan. Also, we provide each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s Guides Receive Training in The Following Courses:

Trekking Guide Training and Licensed: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre
Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders): Nepal Mountaineering Association
Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet: TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal
Intensive Wilderness First Aid: Keep (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
Conservation and Biodiversity: TAAN

Carrying Porter:

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the international porter Progress Association for the welfare and be fit for the tourists porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loaded more 25KG.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is very necessary and you must be insured to join one of our trips. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covered emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size:

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

Trekking Season:

Nepal has two best seasons to attempt this Holy gosaikunda trek , as this trip is a big trip for you, we always recommend you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on where you are going. In Nepal you can trek somewhere in any of the four seasons, but the most popular trekking seasons are autumn and spring. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):

The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal's Himalaya region and offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can pretty much guarantee fantastic mountain views and beautiful panoramas. This season is the peak trekking season in Nepal and you can also see many big Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest in Nepal, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterwards the 5 days of Tihar Dipawali.

Winter (December-January- February:

Winter is renowned for snowfall at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):

The spring is the best season for trekking in Nepal. Many people travel from different countries to Nepal in the spring as trekking is good in all regions. The meadows are in full bloom, which makes it a good time to discover the many varieties of wild flowers It’s also the time to see the rhododendron forests in full bloom that make the hillside above 4,000m an impressive and unforgettable paradise during this season. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):

During the summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season, which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Everywhere else is in the grip of the monsoon, although the mornings are often clear for a few hours and you can expect beautiful sunrises, it rains almost every day, clouding over by mid morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The advantages of trekking in the summer months are the uncrowded trails and reduced cold in the high mountain areas.

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Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentages (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Trip Cost: $530 Per Person

Activities: Trekking & Adventure

Trek Style: Lodge

Meals: Full Board During Trekking

Transportation: Bus

Best Month: March - June and Sept - Dece

Group Size: 1 - 15 People In Group

Total Trip: 7 Night 8 Days

Trek Route: Dhunche- Sing Gompa, Gosainkunda, Tharepanti, Chisopani, Sundarijal- KTM

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