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Gosainkunda Helambu Trek - 8 Days

Gosainkunda trek

Gosainkunda Lake trek is popular destination for trekking in Nepal. This trek is requires trekking experience and good physical condition. Gosainkunda is a very popular and holly lake in Hinduism and Buddhism. If the lake remain calm, it can be seen the image of Lord Shiva in middle the lake at bottom. People celebrate great festivals two times in a year. These festivals are very important in shamanism. There are other lakes more than 100 lakes. Among them Bhairab Kund, Saraswati kund, Dhudh Kund, Nag Kund, Surya Kund, Bhut Kunda etc. From Lauri Binayak pass Ganesh himal range and Langtang Lirung I and II, Manaslu, Nadgi Chuli and Nagdi Himal can be seen. Gosainkund Helambu trekking continue from Gosainkund over the Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) then you reach Phedi where small lodge are available, which is open only in high trekking season after having lunch in Phedi continue trek to Gopte (3440m) where is most of trekkers staying night in here after the pass.

After Gopte few hour walk you will be reach in Tharepati then you choose route one goes to Sundarijal and another goes to Melamchi gaon. If you choose route goes to Melamchi Gaon will be perfect to explore Helambu valley and it is possible to end trek in Thimbu, Talamarang or Melamchi Pul but our program itinerary goes to Melamchi Pul after explore around the beautiful villages of Helambu.

If you are looking to do the Gosainkunda Lake Trek? We offer Gosainkunda Trek for individual trekker with a guide and porter, the price will be bit expensive but you will get better experience without follows with other tourists and walks on your speed. Whatever, we have special dates fixed for group join basis trekking trip for those who have entirely desire to join with other trekkers for Gosainkunda Lakes trek please check the available dates and book your holiday or If you are coming with friends or family we will offer this trek as private trek (A trek with friends or family) within our group join basis package cost/price and start the trip any dates that suitable to your holiday schedule.

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 02: Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 03: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
Day 04: Lauberina Yak trek to Goisakund (4460m)
Day 05: Gosainkunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)
Day 06: Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 07: Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 08: Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Langtang and Helambu
Trek Start Point:  Dhunche
Trek End Point: Sundarijal
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4610m
Duration: 8 Days

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in morning to go for new bus park to catch the public bus to Syabru Besi but if you prefer to hire private vehicle then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from hotel and directly drive to Syabru besi. You head north of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi (1503m) through the famous places Kakani (2145m), Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar (548m), Betrawati (620m), Kalikhastan (1390m) and finally you reach at Dhunche (1960m) It takes about 6/7hours drive from Kathmandu. Overnight at teahouse

Day 02: Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Today is steep, hard that climbs more than 1300m. Few minutes walk in motor road then you will meet the sign for trail, the first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, the trail follows the north side of the river for short while, then begins the steep climbs towards the ridge. After the initial climb, the trail levels a bi, Passes through tiny village of Deurali (2660m) and then continues up to this ridge. Climbs through a forest of firs and rhododendrons for about two hours you reach at very basic teahouse from where you will see views of back down valley. After that the trail continues to climb to the Dimsa (3030m). Beyond trek continue up past an army camp, and then climb up through scrub and oaks to Sing Gompa (3330m) overnight at teahouse

Day 03: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
The trail of today climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at Chalang Pati (3650m) from here we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail steeply climbs up to Laurebina today you will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung.  It is possible to continue to Goisakund on the same day, but for acclimatization reasons as well as morning view from here is excellent so it is better to stay one overnight in Laurebina Yak (3920m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Lauberina Yak trek to Goisakund (4460m)
Today we start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4100 meter. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake known as Gosainkund (4460m). Goisakund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the lake. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Gosainkunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)
The first part of the trek trail climbs further through rugged country passing three more small lakes towards Laurebina La pass (4610m). There is a good view from this pass in both directions. After the pass, the trail descends alongside a stream through alpine country to the national park post at Bhera Goth. We continue descending over a rocky trail along the middle of the valley to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops to a stream and then climbs through scrub bamboo to a crest at 3750 m. The trail cross the head of the valley on an extremely rough trail, descending to Dupi Chaur (3630m) after that across moraines to the bottom then steep climb to the Kasturee Danda. Beyond the trail descends though forests, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of valley to Ghopte (3440m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Today the trek trail descends from ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and across boulders of old moraines, then make a final ascent to Tharepati (3640m) from. Here are two routes one goes to Melamchi Gaun (2530m) for longer Helambu valley trek that trek end at Melamchi Pul and another trail goes Kutumsang for short Helambu valley that trek end at Sundarijal so we follow the short trail right hand side trail that lead to Kutumsang (2450m), we walk through the alpine country side with meadows and scrubs typical for high elevation. We will enter the forest again and follow the ridges before descending to Magen Goth (3420m). After that the trail gently climbs to a small pass at Mere Danda at 3510 meter before descending through rhododendron forest inhabited by only a few shepherds’ huts. The trail continues further down to Kutumsang (2450m) overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Today, the trek trail gently climb and descends to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m), the delightful and classical hill village. We start by gradually ascending a forested ridge to the long, strung-out village of Thodang Betini (2260m). From here we climb up around 200 meters to the top of the Jhogin Danda (2420m) and descend over a stone staircase to the teashops at Chipling (2170m). Continuing trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), Brahman and Chhetri villages and continue trek gently climb up through meadows and fields we finally reach at Chisopani (2140m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Today is better to wakeup early morning for the sunrise view with magnificent  views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt.Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalaya ranges and Annapurnas.  First part of trek climb up the last pass of the trek Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m) close to Shivapuri Hill. From here we descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). From here on it is a short bit to Sundarjial as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal we can take local transportation, or have our private transport waiting for us to bring us back to Kathmandu.

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Kathmandu to Dhunche overland transportation by public mini bus
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a day)
  • Desert (Fresh fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • One Government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two tourist get one porter)
  • Langtang national park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Sundarijal to Kathmandu overland transportation by public bus
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Accommodation and meals/food during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s & Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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10th Aug. 2017 17th Aug. 2017 U$ 650 P/P Available Book Now
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NOTE:
Above trip price is Per Person in minimum group size two people and above but if you are solo traveler better to ask with us somebody booked yet or not for your desire date because if not booked yet, you need to pay some additional cost than above price to arrange your trip as a private incase we unable to collect the people to join with you. Above fixed departure dates are published to collect people for the group join trip. If departure dates are not appropriate for you or looking to make your own private trip? No worry, we will happily start the trip on your suitable dates as a private or group trip on request.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed and departure the trip any date that suitable to your holiday schedule especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

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