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“Experience the Majestic Gosaikunda Lake Trek in Nepal: A Journey of Culture and Nature” 5 days

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Trip Grade
Moderate, 4380 M
Tea houses
Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
By Bus

“Experience the Majestic Gosaikunda Lake Trek in Nepal: A Journey of Culture and Nature” - 5 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Short and easy itinerary near to Kathmandu(1400m)
  • Explore the beauty of sacred lakes - Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda and more
  • Panoramic view of mountains like Langtang Lirung(7,234m), Langtang Ri(7,205m), Ganesh Himal(7,422m), and many other small peaks
  • Home to different endangered species like Red Panda, Snow leopard and more
  • Accommodation in traditionally-built teahouses
  • Close Encounter with the lifestyle of Himalayas

“Experience the Majestic Gosaikunda Lake Trek in Nepal: A Journey of Culture and Nature” Overview

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal? Look no further than the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. This destination offers a perfect blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. Located in the remote and inaccessible part of the Kathmandu Valley, this short trek offers stunning views of the majestic Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna.

The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the mesmerizing Gosaikunda Lake. It holds deep spiritual significance for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The tranquility of the lake is truly enchanting. Legend has it that Lord Shiva created this sacred lake by piercing a glacier with his trident, quenching his thirst after consuming poison during the celestial churning of the ocean.

As you embark on this trek, you'll experience Nepal's natural wonders. You also delve into its rich culture and history. Trek through enchanting rhododendron forests, cross rivers, and explore villages. Interact with the warm-hearted locals, particularly the hospitable Tamang people, who have a vibrant cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in their folklore, arts, crafts, languages, traditional attire, and architectural marvels that makeup Nepal's cultural tapestry.

The Gosaikunda Trek connects you with spirituality and nature. The temperate and sub-alpine climatic zones create a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. It includes endangered species like the red panda and leopard. Traverse the renowned Langtang National Park, home to approximately 70 sacred lakes, including Suryakunda, Parvati Kund, Bhairav Kunda, Dudh Kunda, and Gosaikunda.

At an altitude of 4,300 meters, this trek presents its challenges, but the reward of reaching Gosaikunda Lake is immeasurable. The tranquil turquoise waters against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks create an ethereal ambiance that leaves a lasting impression. It's an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the serene natural beauty that Nepal offers.

In conclusion, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek seamlessly combines adventure, cultural immersion, and natural splendor. With comfortable tea house accommodations along the way, you can embark on this incredible journey without the need for excessive gear. Don't miss the chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime trek to one of Nepal's most spiritual and breathtaking destinations. Plan your adventure today and create lasting memories.

Trip Outline

Day 1: Drive to Dhunche

Day 2: Trek to Chandanwari

Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda.

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche.

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Dhunche

We shall begin our journey early in the morning. After breakfast, our guide will assist you in getting to the Machha Pokhari Bus Station. From Kathmandu, we will travel by bus to Dhunche (2,030m/6,660ft).

We will be able to enjoy the scenic settlements and meadows all along the road. It would take us around 5-6 hours to reach Dhunche along a lovely picturesque road and the vast Trishuli river.

Dhunche is a tiny town area and the administrative center of Rasuwa District. After arriving at Dhunche, we will go about the village and interact with the inhabitants. After an enjoyable evening with the locals, we will spend the night at a well-kept tea house.

Day 2: Trek to Chandanwari

After breakfast, we will begin our day 2 trek at Dhunche and trek towards Chandanwari. And after about 2 hours of climbing, we will reach Deurali (2,500m), a small settlement on the road to Chandanbari with a few tea houses.

After 3 hours of hiking on a lovely track that passes between streamlets and cascades, we will arrive at Dhimsa (2,900m). The climb from Dhimsa is slightly challenging, as the route ascends through lovely pine trees. We must trek tough uphill stretches to reach Chandanwari (3200m), a town nestled in a pine forest. This location is also known as Sing Gompa.

The town of Chandanwari has a lot to offer its guests. Chandanwari's main attractions include a Yak cheese plant and a monastery. We'll have some excellent Yak cheese and head to Sing Gompa.

We'll spend the night at Chandanwari in the evening, after a big lunch with heaps of cheese.

Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda.

Following our hearty breakfast in Chandanwari, we will hike uphill to Gosaikunda(4361m). Today the hiking will be comparatively more difficult than yesterday.

The trail gradually ascends from the beginning. We will be hiking via a rugged and narrow trail to Gosaikunda. Gradually when we ascend, you will have to walk through barren hills and encounter cold breeze. So, make sure you have clothes warm enough to keep you fine in such a cold environment.

After hiking for nearly 1 and a half hours, we will get to Cholangpaty(3500m). Now the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung(7234m), Langtang Ri(7205m), Manaslu(8163m), and Ganesh Himal(7422m) are close and clear.

We still have a 2-hour walk to go until we reach Lauribinayak (3900m). A broad view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Ri can be seen from Lauri Binayak.

Then, after a two-hour hike up, we will arrive at Sakyamuni Temple, which represents both Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. After a half-hour hike, we will witness the Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Mighty Lake Gosaikunda lakes. We'll spend the night in a tea house after exploring some neighboring lakes.

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche.

We'll enjoy the lovely morning while eating breakfast at our hotel. We'll tour Gosaikunda before making our way back to Dhunche by way of Lauribinayak, Dhimsa, and Deurali.

The final day of the journey is today. So, savor every moment of the journey. We will be climbing downhills while taking in the enticing vistas of the mountains, pine forest, and the flavorful Chandanwari cheese. We will be descending, so trekking will be a little simpler and more enjoyable. Along the walk, we'll also see a variety of protected species, including Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snow Cock, etc.

We will arrive in Dhunche after a 7-hour hike.

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu.

The last day of our journey is today. After a lovely night's sleep in one of Dhunche's tea houses, we shall have breakfast. After breakfast, we will board a coach and proceed to Kathmandu over a beautiful road, taking in the majesty of the enormous Trishuli River, meadows, and attractive towns.

Approximately 6-7 hours of riding will get us to Kathmandu. Here we get to the finish of our journey.

You will have a lot to treasure from this journey experience. You will always remember the majestic Gosaikunda lake, beautiful paths, the culturally rich Tamang people, the Tibetan-influenced way of life, and the mouthwatering Yak's cheese.

What's included?

  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide and a proter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, accommodations.
  • Bus Ticket for client from Kathmandu to Dhunche.
  • Bus ticket for guide and potter from Kathmandu to Dhunche.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free Company's duffel bag.
  • All needed official fee.

What's not included?

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • expenses in city or kathmandu.
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter(expected)