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Gosaikunda Pass Trekking

Trip code
Package name Gosaikunda Pass Trekking
Duration 11
Max. elevation 4610.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private Vehicle and Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Dhunche to Kathmandu by public bus
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Chisapani-Khutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang-Tharepati-Phedi-Gosaikunda-Sing Gompa-Dhunche-Kathmandu
Cost USD 899 per person

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Overview

Trip Introduction:  11 Days Gosaikunda Pass Trekking


Gosaikunda lake is the holiest lake of Hindu situated at the height of 4312 m, believed to have originated from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three pointed sword) of lord Shiva. Gosaikunda Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Lord Shiva according to legend. Gosaikunda Pass Trekking itself is a good choice for all the trekkers because it is near from Kathmandu valley in Langtang National Park but quite remote and thinly populated with friendly people.

Gosaikunda pass trekking is a mixture of the Natural heritage with beautiful landscapes and panoramic mountains views, cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Tamang and Sherpa as well as religious heritage for both Hindus and Buddhists as a belief to visit a lake once in a life. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims go to Gosaikunda lake trekking to visit the lake during a full moon festival in August. Gosaikunda Pass Trekking offers abundant wildlife, intense forest teaming with wildflowers, animal species and heart touching scenery of natural landscapes will welcome you all the way. You will pass through oak and rhododendron forests even cross glacial moraine and typical Tamang village in a trek to Gosaikunda.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by Trekking Planner's representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment, your tour guide will come to pick you up for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to the hotel and be ready for dinner with cultural program. Stay overnight at the prescribe hotel.

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu

Today you have full-day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2194m) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast at the hotel days start with about 1 hrs drive to Sundarijal from where trekking going to begin. The trail starts ascending steeply through a dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron along with a large water pipe, that supplies water to  Kathmandu, until the ridge of Burlang Bhanjyang(2442m) from where you will have magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the East. Then, you descend again through oak and rhododendron forest, cultivated fields, and meadows to Chisapani. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 4 : Trek to Khutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang (2470 m) 5-6 hrs walk

Chisapani is such a nice place from where you able to  Dorgelakpa and Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast trek descent about one and a half hour, you reach a large Tamang village-Pati bhanjyang from where you again climb to cross a pass of 2470m and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang, another Tamang Village. From here the trail again hikes to a pass of 2620m before descends to Khtumsang. You will have splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna’s and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the East. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 5 : Trek to Tharepati (3490m) 6-7 hrs walk

From  Khutumsang, the trail ascends through a forest with superb views across to Numbur,  Jugal Himal and many other snowcapped peaks, before you arrive a ridge form where a short descent brings you to Mangan Kharka at 3285m. Now, the trail gradually gains altitude through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur. Finally, reach at the Tharepati for overnight.

Day 6 : Trek to Phedi (3630m) 4-5 hrs walk

From Tharepati, the trail descends to a stream and ascends along the ridge, through rhododendron and juniper forests, to Ghopte at 3359m.  From here, we again ascend to Phedi. This is such a nice trek which offer imagines view of Laurebina pass. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 7 : Trek to Gosaikunda (4336m) 5-6 hrs walk

The trail ascends all the way to Laurebina pass at 4610m, pass four small lakes and descend through rugged country and arrive in Gosaikunda. There are three sacred lakes in Gosaikunda- Saraswati Kunda,  Bharavi Kunda, and Gosaikunda. This third lake is particularly sacred and is a place of pilgrimage in summer. According to the legend, this lake was created by Lord Shiva himself when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he drank the poison which was a byproduct while churning the ocean by "Suras" and "Asuras" for ambrosia. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 8 : Trek to Sing Gompa (3254m) 4-5 hrs walk

From the lake- Saraswati Kunda, the trail ascends to a ridge. There are good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west are dramatic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. From this ridge, we descend to Sing Gompa via Laurebina. There is a small monastery and a cheese factory in Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 9 : Trek to Dhunche (1950m) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast you trek down all the way to Dhunche through the forest of oaks, firs, and rhododendrons. Dhunche is district headquarter of Rasuwa. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) about 7 hrs walk

Today after an early morning breakfast your guide will take you to the bus station for a day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu through the bumpy road till Betrbati Bazaar, After Betrabati Bazaar the road begin better. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Final departure

After a wonderful time in Nepal, you will be transferred to the international airport according to flight time or you can join with us for next trip.

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