Gosaikunda Lake Trekking
Gosaikunda Lake trekking is located in north of Kathmandu. The Gosainkunda loop is quite remote and thinly populated area. Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several others glacier lakes adjoining it. This is a very famous holy lake for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake every year during the full- moon festival in August and Hindu people believe that the god Mahadev (Shiva), intoxicated by grief due to his wife’s (Parbati) death, felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his holy stick (holy trident), Finally, water came from hit stone then Lord Shiva drank the water and remove his thirstiness and slept there, latter on became his sleeping area is beautiful Gosainkunda Lake.
In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates and Hindu people believe that the image of Mahadev (Shiva) can be seen in the middle surface of the water. This is a journey with numerous highlights, stunning views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif as far as you can see. Gosainkunda trekking is very famous which is possible to make short and long itinerary as you wish.
If you have long holiday for this trek it is better to trek including Helambu valley over the Lauribina Pass (4610m) or Langtang valley with Gosainkunda. Below itinerary is design especially for Short holiday period.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 05: Trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
Day 06: Trek to Gosaikunda (4460m)
Day 07: Trek to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 09: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu