Gosainkunda Lake trek - 6 days

Gosainkunda Lake trek - 6 days

The Gosaikunda lake is located at an altitude of about 4380m. It is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and a great ensemble of nine other lakes accompany the Goisaikunda. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit for a holy bath in the lake. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine and it is also claimed that channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan in the Kathmandu valley.

From Syabru, the trails generally ascend across forests. On the way you will also come across a monastery and a cheese factory. Above here, the trail climbs through tall fir stands before emerging above the tree line for increasingly panoramic views of the high peaks and finally entering the barren upper reaches of the Trishuli river, where glacial moraines and rockslides have left a string of half a dozen lakes.

 

Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi(1460m)-8/9 hours. Stay overnight at a lodge.

The road takes a scenic route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and provides you with a superb panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that you will soon get familiar with.

Day 02: Trek Thulo Syabru (2230m)- 3 hours. Stay overnight at a lodge.

After breakfast  start trek by crossing the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru, views from here is fascinating of Langtang and other Himalayan peak. Your trek through through pine and Junipers forest. Overnight in Thulo Syabru (2230m).

Day 03: Trek to Chalang pati (3380m) - 5 hours -Stay overnight at a lodge.

The trail climbs steeply up the ridge, at several poins on top of the ride itself. The trail crosses behind the ridgeand stays in deep forests for a while then emerges onto a saddle at Cholang Pati.

Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda(4380m) - 5 hours -Stay overnight at a lodge.

From Chalang pati you climb a ridge to the main Gosainkunda trail. There are good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west there are dramatic views of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second lake in the chain is named Bhairab Kund, and the third, Gosainkunda. This lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. According to legend, this lake was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water, quenching his thirst after taking some poison. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Re-trace trail to Dhunche (1950m)- 7 hours - Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu -7 hours

After breakfast at the lodges, catch a bus to Kathmandu. It is scenic drive last around 7 hours.

Private Arrangement Trek cost:

1   pax:      US$630 p/pax

2   pax:      US$520 p/pax

3-5 pax      US$470 p/pax

6-9 pax      US$420 p/pax

10-15 pax  US$380 p/pax

Cost Include:

01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek.

02: Service of trek guide and assitant above group size 6 pax

03: Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)

04: Local transportation to Syabrubeshi from Kathamndu, Dhunche to Kathmandu

04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters

05: Langtang National park entrance permit and Tims  (Please bring 1 passport size photo for permit)

06: Private Jeep transfer  to Dhunche - Kathmandu - Dhunche

Cost does not include:

01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag

02: Personal accident and health insurance

03: Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box

04: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.

05: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu

Note: If you prefer to use local jeep/bus, price can be reduce.  

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