Gosaikunda trek takes you to one of the most beautiful valleys just south of Tibet containing the serene lakes at Gosaikunda. In this trek we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We pass a few huts in the high picture of Lauribinayak La, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about 12 lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin. The main three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda itself.
The trek starts from Dhunche which is about 8 hours drive from Kathmandu and climb slowly through alpine forest full of rhododendrons. Along the trail are small villages with shrines and monasteries and delightfully hospitable Tamang people. Gosaikunda at 4000m provides magnificent views of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE||Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport|
|NOT INCLUDED||International flight to Nepal
Travel and medical Insurance
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Essential trip information:
Please note: The trek dates can be viewed on the calendar when booking.
If the treks dates are not your preference, please email us your preferred dates.
|No. of pax||2-12|
Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
Drive passing beautiful green valleys, several villages and along the Trishuli river.
The trail follows a steep climb through rhododendron and pine forest. A long way up (approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes) through beautiful forest that leads you to Sing Gompa, a settlement surrounded by mixed green forest. Here is a gompa (Buddhist monastery) for Tamang people living in the area. Sing Gompa hosts a well managed local cheese factory, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and provides panoramic views. The yak cheese manufactured here is considered best in Nepal.
The trail follows a steep climb up to Shakyamuni Monastry and on further climb you will get good views of the lakes Sharaswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Then it is a gentle climb to Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is a holy lake for Hindus and other indigenous groups that live in Nepal. The Lake is sacred especially for the followers of Lord Shiva. This area comprises a total of 108 holy lakes, Gosaikunda being the biggest and most important one.
Today you will have full day of rest and relaxation at the surrounding area. We’ll be able to simply relax and enjoy the views or go explore the lake or a day hike to Lauribinayak pass. Walk around Saraswati lake, Bhairabkunda lake and Gosainkunda lake. There is so many small hill for day hike and from there can see great view of Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh himal mountain range in the clear day.
After spending a wonderful night in Gosaikunda we gently descend Dhunche through Lauribinayak. We recall the places on the way back via Lauribinayal, Singbompa which might have been seen while climbing up. Spend overnight at Dhunche.
We drive to Kathmandu from Dhunche which takes approximate 5 – 6 hours. Reaching Kathmandu early enough you can go for last minute shopping and sightseeing before leaving Nepal the next day.
Day 9: Return
About 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. We were happy to have met you and we will cherish the bonds of our relationship developed with you all over the weeks spent with us in our amazing country Nepal. Our family wishes your best time ahead and wait for your return.
Fixed Dates – Please select your dates on the “book the tour” section
|Sat 1 Sep 18 – Sun 9 Sep 18
Mon 1 Oct 18 – Tue 9 Oct 18