Gosaikund Trekking

Duration: 10 Days(5)of 2 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Max. Altitude 4360 Meter
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Dhunche - Syabru - Sing Gompa - Gosaikunda - Sing Gompa - Dhunche - Kathmandu
  • Best Season Sep to Dec And Jan To May

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Post-earthquake trekking experience in the Langtang region
  • Direct support to the local community to come back to their feet
  • Wonderful Himalayan trekking experience
  • Ethnic Tamang culture and Buddhist spiritual experience
  • Diverse terrain and climatic experience on a short trip
  • Wonderful Himalayan panorama from Kyanjing Ri, Lauri Binayak Pass
  • Exploration of a beautiful oligotrophic lake - Gosainkunda

“An amazing place to explore, a divine Kunda to glance

Gosainkunda Trekking is the blend of Kathmandu along the edge of Tibet Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. Amidst the principle Himalayan extent to the north and a marginally lower reach of cold tops to the south; this trek is a chance to investigate towns, climb little crests, and visit ice sheets at a low height. You can likewise trek to Langtang by coming back to Kathmandu through the blessed pools of Gosainkunda at 4300 meters. The lake which is holy to Buddhists and Hindus is the biggest of three principal lakes (the other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda).

The lake which is supposed to be formed when the God Siva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground so as to get water is an extremely wonderful lake and looks particularly lovely in the morning time. The Trisuli River is named after the lakes since its source is in the three lakes. The perspective from Gosainkunda valley, the truly astonishing, and when you have enough time, you can proceed to Helambu town for your Gosainkunda trekking. The vast majority of the Gosainkunda trekkers, head once again to Dhunche to get transport over to Kathmandu. The best opportunity for Gosainkunda trekking starts from March to the end of May and start of September to the end of December. You can pick the parts of the plans according to your longing and occasions.

We, Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition arrange your holidays according to your time frame, interest, and budget. Come and join us on the wonderful journey to Gosainkunda.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

Gosaikunda Trek takes you to the holy lake Gosaikund. The trek lasts for 10 days and the itinerary provides you with details about trip facts such as altitude, hiking, stop for an overnight stay, and the meals you will be getting during the trek. You can know even more about the various destinations after going through Gosaikund Trek Detailed itinerary.

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Welcome to Kathmandu – 1,400m: In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu – On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

We leave Kathmandu today on an overland journey to Dhunche in the morning. The highway runs winding past several rural towns and heads towards Trishuli Bazar. The road trip on that day brings us an insight into the rural lifestyle in Nepal. The drive along the beautiful Trishuli River gives an idea of the richness of Nepal in natural resources. Fertile farmland on the river plateau, terraced fields, and roadside towns are apt examples to give some glimpses of Nepalese countryside life.

From today we will set off on an exciting trekking journey to Gosaikunda. Starting our hike from Dhunche, we hike on the slightly uphill trail which goes through the Pairo landslide to Thulo Syabru. It is a beautiful village inhabited by the people of the Tamang community. We can enjoy the views of the Langtang range and other spectacular landscapes during our trek today. The trail that meanders through local villages and wooded areas is a nice walking experience. When we reach Thulo Syabru after about 5 hours of trail traversing, we can explore this beautiful place.

We will start on our ascent again towards Gosainkunda. Almost about 1100 meters of elevation gain will take us to Shin Gompa. Although the elevation gain is high, the walk is comparatively shorter, at about 4 hours. Shin Gompa is an ideal place to stay overnight to acclimatize and rest as we are going higher on the trek to Gosainkunda and crossing a high pass – Lauri Binayak pass.

The walk today to Gosainkunda is a challenging yet beautiful adventure. The uphill challenge with almost 1,000 meters of elevation gain takes us well above 4,000 meters from sea level. The trail that winds through mountains toward the destination brings some breathtaking views of the long Himalayan range including Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal range. The view gives us the energy to walk further ahead despite the tough challenge of the high-altitude trekking.

We will reach Gosainkunda which, is a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindus and has a beautiful sight to behold. The area has a cluster of lakes including the holy Gosainkunda – the third one amongst them. The surrounding has such a beautiful atmosphere, it will make us forget our high-altitude situation and enjoy the view.

After spending the night at the divine lake, we retrace our path to Sing Gompa via Lauribinayak. Leaving the Gosaikunda after breakfast, we will start our morning walk with a downhill walk to Lauribinayak. From this village, our trail passes through the forest of rhododendron and pine tree and reaches Sing Gompa for an overnight stay. Along the trail, we will be able to see incredible vistas:s of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range, Hiunchuli, and Tibetan peaks. 

Today is the final day of our trekking journey. Hiking out of Sing Gompa village, we head down the trail towards Dhunche. Awe-inspiring mountain vistas, beautiful and peaceful nature, and the walk through local villages make our day really wonderful. About five hours of trail wandering takes us eventually to Dhunche to spend overnight there. Once we reach Dhunche we check-in into the hotel and we will celebrate our successful trekking journey. 

After morning breakfast at Dhunche, we will take a bus ride back to Kathmandu on the same highway. About 7 hours of bus journey brings us to the chaotic civilization of Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Langtang National Park Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favourite destinations for the travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Gosaikund Trekking, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put our every effort to make your trek as cosy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

    In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Gosaikund Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as travelling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an enquiry for the latest price details for the private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Gosaikund Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that, Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Gosaikund Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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