Gosaikunda trekking in Nepal also spelled Gosainkunda. Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park which is
The Himalayas are not only beautiful but to the people of the region, they are also a sacred place. Visitors to the region acclaim that they can feel the spirituality that exudes from the stunning snowcapped peaks. From its lofty heights, we find ancient Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples that celebrate this unique spirituality. The Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek takes you to the sacred lakes of the Gosainkunda. Here deep in the Langtang Mountain Range are 108 sacred and holy lakes. The number “108” is a sacred number in both Buddhism and Hinduism, and these lakes are definitely inspiring to behold. Their beautiful, smooth blue surfaces perfectly reflect the snowcapped peaks in their mirror-like surfaces. The largest peak in the region is Mt. Langtang Lirung (elev. 7,200 m/23,622 ft.). It juts magnificently upward into the dark blue Himalayan skies; its snowcapped summit is in perfect contrast to the sky above. Around it is other snowcapped peaks that form a perfect picture of the incredible mountains.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is diversified trekking route as trekkers reach tranquil Kyanjin Gompa, religious Gosainkunda Lake and farmlands of Chisapani amidst plethora of green lush woods. The bus journey from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi along the highway passing by terraced farmlands of Nuwakot & Rasuwa is the first activity. Walking starts from this town following the Langtang Valley Trek route. The camping in Lama Hotel is within the jungle endowing forest camp feeling. The first view of Mt. Langtang Lirung captivates trekkers with its serene beauty. Occasional spotting of Red Panda in the vicinity of Ghoda Tabela forests area could make your trip a rare adventure. After prodigious view of panoramic mountains during stay in Kynjin Gompa and Langtang Valley trip heads to Thulo Syapru. Mountains like Sishapangma, Ganjala, Langtang, Gaurishankar etc. dazzles throughout the trip.
Mr. Robin Bhandari has over 34 Years of experience in the travel trade. He started his job with then TWA (Trans World Airlines) and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. He has a good personal relationship with Airlines and because of that, he was able to get competitive rates from some of the carriers like Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, from the year 1992 to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 2: Drive to Dhunche (2030m).
Day 3: Trek to Chandanbari (Shin Gompa) (3250m).
Day 4: Trek to Laurebina (3900m).
Day 5: Trek to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m).
Day 6: Trek to Phedi (3630m).
Day 7: Trek to Tharepati (3510m).
Day 8: Trek to Melamchigaon (2530m).
Day 9: Trek to Gangjawal (Ghang Yul) (2770m).
Day 10: Trek to Kakani (1996m).
Day 11: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (870m).
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure.
Day 1: Arrival
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or the next day.
Day 2: Drive to Dhunche (2030m)
We drive to Dhunche which is an agriculture center located in Rasuwa District. On the way, we are able to see Kerung Himal and Langtang Himal.
Day 3: Trek to Chandanwari (Shin Gompa) (3250m)
We pass through the forest and villages to reach Chandanwari or Shin Gompa which is a Tamang community. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach our destination which hosts one of the oldest Yak cheese factories of Nepal. We can taste some locally made cheese during the season.
Day 4: Trek to Laurebina (3900m)
Today’s trek is a little difficult as we have to walk the full uphill path to our way to Laurebina. It takes around 5-6 hours from Chandanwari to reach Laurebina through the dense forest. We can see panorama views of mountains which is incredible. Some mountains are Sicapangma, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and many more. We can also be able to view sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
Day 5: Trek to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m)
The way from Laurebina to Gosaikunda is on all rocky area. We have to walk along the rocky path to reach Gosaikunda, a purest holy lake. Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. It is also believe that God Shiva, who meditated for several years in the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal, took a bath in this lake and acquired purity of soul. Therefore many Nepalese visit Gosaikunda and bathe in its waters in the hope that their sins and sorrows will fade away.
Day 6: Trek to Phedi (3630m)
We have to pass a Lauribinayak pass which is the highest point of our route situated at an altitude of 4610m to reach Phedi. It is a classic and peaceful trek with a winding path which descends to Phedi.
Day 7: Trek to Tharepati (3510m)
After crossing Ghopte (3430m), Mera Kharka we reach Tharepati crossing a small river and passing through the Bamboo Forest. The way to Tharepati is gentle uphill climb. It is also popular as a viewpoint for peaks of Langtang region.
Day 8: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530m)
The path today is the downhill walk. The place we trek today is a religious place where the ‘Guru Rinpoche’ had meditated. The trek goes through the forest of Fir, Oak, Rhododendron. The trekking way today is steep and sometimes it could be slippery. There are no lodges or settlements until we reach the beautiful Melamchi Gaon which takes around 4 hours from Tharepati. Melamchi Gaon is the the most pleasant village of whole region.
Day 9: Trek to Gangjawal (Ghang Yul) (2770m)
We descend further down towards Melamchi River and start ascending uphill towards Ganjawala via small village called Nakotegaon(2000m) and then we reach another village called Tarkeghyang (2740m) on the top of the hill where we can find oldest and biggest monasteries of the whole region. After that, we head toward Ganjawala, a Sherpa village with few lunch places for trekkers.
Day 10: Trek to Kakani (1996m)
Today we continue further from Ghyangyul which takes us to Sermathang village (2590m), a huge village including an old and beautiful Buddhist monastery and then start descending down towards Kakani village. Kakani is another small village situated on top of a hill with few lodges for trekkers.
Day 11: Trek to Melamchi Bazar (870m)
From Kakani, we trek to the Melamchi Valley which is typically narrow, steep Himalayan River-Valley. The path is mostly downhill walk via paddy fields most of the time. Melamchi Pul Bazaar is a small town that has frequent buses to Kathmandu. This town is also popular for delicious local fishes from the river.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The evening is free time.
Day 13: Departure
Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to airport for outbound flight back to your destination.