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Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days
Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days
Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days
Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days
Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days

Gosaikunda Trek 6 Days

Duration

6 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Langtang region

Destination

Kathmandu, Dhunche, Chandanbari, Laurebina, Gosaikunda
Start/End point

Start/End point

Kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

4380
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs
Gosaikunda Trek
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Highlights of Gosaikunda Trek
  • Sacred Lakes: Explore the mystical Gosaikunda, a network of 108 sacred alpine lakes, with at least five accessible during the trek.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Traverse through ever-changing landscapes, from dense rhododendron forests to charming Tibetan-influenced villages and expansive alpine meadows.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the unique blend of Tibetan culture in villages near the Tibet/China border, with the majority being Tamang people.
  • Mythological Trail: Walk a trail steeped in mythological significance, with each day revealing new stories and cultural richness.
  • Ganesh Himal Views: Marvel at the majestic Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung mountain ranges, providing a stunning backdrop throughout the trek.
  • Cheese Factory Exploration: Visit a high-altitude cheese factory in Sing Gompa, offering a fascinating glimpse into traditional cheese-making.
  • Langtang Wildlife: Encounter the diverse flora and fauna of Langtang National Park, known for its Red Panda population and vibrant birdlife.
  • Sunrise at Lauribina: Witness breathtaking sunrise views over the Langtang Lirung range from Lauribina, creating unforgettable memories.
  • Gosaikunda Lake Exploration: Explore the crystal-clear waters of Gosaikunda Lake, considered sacred and steeped in Hindu mythology.
  • Cultural Odyssey: Immerse yourself in the daily lives of locals, visit Buddhist monasteries, and enjoy the warm hospitality of teahouses along the trail.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Langtang National Park with the Gosaikunda Trek, an adventure that seamlessly blends natural splendor, cultural immersion, and spiritual exploration. The trek winds through diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to charming villages steeped in Tibetan culture, offering trekkers an ever-changing panorama each day. The highlight of the trek is the Gosaikunda Lakes, a sacred network of 108 alpine lakes, at least five of which are accessible during this trek.

Starting in Dhunche, the trail unfolds with scenic diversity, featuring oak and rhododendron forests, remote villages boasting high-altitude cheese factories, and ascents into the alpine zone with awe-inspiring views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Unlike many treks in Nepal, Gosaikunda provides a unique cultural experience, as it is close to the Tibet/China border, with Tamang people forming the majority of the local population.

The trek is not just a physical challenge but a cultural odyssey, offering encounters with traditional villages, and Buddhist monasteries, and glimpses into the daily lives of the local inhabitants. Highlights of the trek include a walk through rich forests, past pristine alpine lakes, and a trail steeped in mythological significance.

Whether seeking a cultural immersion, a physical challenge, or a spiritual retreat, the Gosaikunda Trek promises a transformative experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region.

Detailed Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche (2030m), 6-7 hours

Embark on an early morning journey as we leave bustling Kathmandu for the serene town of Dhunche. The 5-6 hour drive unfolds picturesque settlements and meadows, accompanied by the soothing view of the Trishuli River. Dhunche, a small settlement and the headquarters of Rasuwa District, welcomes us. After a delightful evening stroll through the village, we settle into a cozy tea house for the night.

2

Day 2:

Trek to Chandan Bari (3330m), 5-6 hours walk

After a hearty breakfast in Dhunche, we commence our trek to Chandanwari. The path leads us through Deurali, a charming village with a few tea houses. The trail, adorned with streamlets and cascades, takes us to Dhimsa. As we ascend through beautiful pine forests, the slightly challenging climb brings us to Chandanwari (Sing Gompa). Explore the Yak cheese factory and monastery before a relaxing evening and overnight stay.

3

DAy 3:

Trek to Laurabina (3900m) 3-4 hrs walk

The day begins with a trek to Laurabina, a journey of 3-4 hours. Revel in the panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Ri from Lauribinayak. The serene atmosphere and breathtaking vistas set the stage for a peaceful overnight stay.

4

Day 4:

Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m), about 3 hours walk: and Back to Laurebina

Hiking uphill from Chandanwari, today's journey is more demanding. As the trail ascends, the surroundings transition to barren hills, accompanied by a chilly breeze. Pass through Cholangpaty, enjoying close views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Ri. The trail leads to Lauribinayak, offering a panoramic spectacle. Further ascent takes us to Sakyamuni temple, Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and the majestic Gosaikunda. Spend the night in a tea house, surrounded by the beauty of the lakes.

5

Day 5:

Trek Down to Dhunche (2100m)

After exploring Gosaikunda, we retrace our steps downhill. Descend through Lauribinayak, Dhimsa, and Deurali, savoring the captivating views and the flavor of Chandanwari's cheese. The descent makes for a relatively easier and enjoyable trek. Spot protected birds like Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, and Tibetan Snow Cock along the way. After approximately 7 hours, we reach Dhunche, marking the end of our trek.

6

Day 6:

Drive to Kathmandu

Bid farewell to Dhunche after a rejuvenating night's sleep. Following breakfast, embark on a coach journey back to Kathmandu. Relish the scenic route, adorned by the Trishuli river, meadows, and charming settlements. After 6-7 hours of travel, we arrive in Kathmandu, concluding our memorable journey.

Costing Details
What Is Included in Cost?
  •  Accommodations in teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Langtang entry permits
  • All government taxes and Entry fee
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers.
What is Excluded in Cost ?
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Tips for Porters/ tour guides
  •  All kinds of drinks during trips, hot showers in the tea house, and other extra services
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Hot Shower and battery charging on the tea house.
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