Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 8 Days
Gosaikunda is a lake that is most popular for trekking, as a sacred holy pilgrimage spot for both the believer of Hinduism and Buddhism. Gosaikunda Lake trek requires some hiking experience and good physical condition as the Gosaikunda lake is at an altitude of 4460 meters above sea level and if you want to cross the higher pass after Gosaikunda, which is called Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass/Lauri Binayak Pass Located at 4610 meters. After crossing the Lauribina Pass/Lauri Binayak Pass, enter the beautiful Helambu Valley. People believe that once you take a bath in this holy Gosaikunda lake, all your pain, sorrow, and sins go away. If the lake remains calm, the image of Lord Shiva can be seen in the middle of the bottom of the lake. Here people celebrate big festivals twice a year. These festivals are very important in shamanism. There are more than 100 other lakes around this area which include Bhairab Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Dhudh Kunda, Nag Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhut Kunda, etc.
Gosaikunda trekking offers spectacular views of beautiful lakes along with views of the Ganesh Himal range and amazing mountains including Langtang Lirung I and II, Manaslu and Nadgi Chuli, etc. It is possible to shorten the Gosaikunda trek itinerary, the trek starts from Dhunche, and instead of going towards Helambu valley after Gosaikunda via Gosaikunda Pass/Lauribina Pass (4610 m), it goes back to Dhunche.
However, after Gosaikunda our itinerary continues trekking up to Lauribina Pass (4610m), then following downhill to reach Phedi where a small lodge is available, which is open only in the high trekking season. After having lunch at Phedi continue the trek today till Ghopte (3440 m) where most of the trekkers stay overnight here after the pass.
After a few hours' walk from Ghopte, you will reach Tharepati then you will choose one route to Sundarijal and the other to Melamchi Gaon (village). This would be the perfect way to explore Helambu Valley if you choose the route to visit Melamchi Gaon. It is possible to end the trek at Thimbu, Talamarang, or Melamchi Pul Bazaar, but our itinerary end the trek at Sundrijal which goes through Chisapani and Shivapuri where you get transport to Kathmandu..
Gosaikunda Lake Trek 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 Goisakunda (4460m)
Day 05: Gosaikunda 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)