Gosaikunda pilgrimage trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu which remains remarkably beautiful. In addition, the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly. The people are all Tamang, who is the ethnic group for this area. We can explore their culture and way of living.Langtang National Park is crossed with hiking and trekking paths and mountaineering trails allowing visitor’s unparalleled accessibility. You will often see musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black beer, now leopard, wild goat, Goral and more than 250 species of birds.The trek offer spectacular views of Naya Kanga (5,846m) ,Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m ) Dorje Lakpa(6966m) we travel through Chandan Bari or Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. according to legend , Shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident (trisul) to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the oceans ( the poison is the reason why Shiva is depicted with a blue throat). There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbeshwar pool, next to the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan , more than 60km away. Thousands of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each august. Crossing the Laurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley. From here, it’s just a few days trek back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport, welcome by Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu- Dhunche (1966m) 5/6 hrs As soon as having a breakfast in the hotel, we take a jeep drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazzar. drive ascend Dhunche check point. Your guide will arrange you for all entrance permits and their fees and you drive to Dhunche Bazzar. Dhunche Bzzar is located above 2800 meter above sea level offers several local shops, tea houses and tourist standard hotels. Dhunche is the starting point of our trek. It is beautiful village to have view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal and Dhorje Lakpa and Langtang valley. Overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Dhunche - Singgompa - Chandan Bari (3330 m) 5hrs continue ascends to Sing Gompa. The view of mountain will be wider day by day. We will see Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Buddhist Monastery, once we reach at Sing Gompa. We walk through forest of oak, hemlock and firs. We also will visit local cheese factory there. overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake(4330) 6 hrs At the first part, you might trek through the forest until you reach to Cholang Pati. The trail from here over Lauri Binayak until Gosaikunda is normally not easy ascends. From the top of the Lauribinayak hill to Gosaikunda offer very good trails as it is wider as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted & rocky. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m) 8 hrs The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte. overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Gopte to Tharepati (3640 m) 4 hrs from Ghopte the trail makes several up and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. Afternoon, hike to the view point to explore the whole Helambu village as well as the famous boarder Himalayas including sisapangma (Above 8000 m) overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140 m) 6 hrs From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08:Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani (2134 m) 5 hrs continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisapani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya. overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Chisapani to Sundari jal (1300 m), 4 hrs Then drive back to Kathmandu From Chisapani the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal.Then drive back to Kathamndu.
Day 10: Final departure day Drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your onwards destination flights.
Kathmandu International airport transfer by private car/van/bus.
2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
Guest House accommodation during the Treks.
Professional license holdertrekking guide and porter to carry your bags.
Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park permits as well as TIMS permits.
Kathmandu to Dhunche private Jeep Sundari jal to Kathmandu private car.
Insurances for all trekking crew.
Cost does not include:
Nepal entry visa fees.
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
Any kinds of batteries charge, telephone calls, laundry services etc..
Personal trekking equipment's - clothing, Personal nature of expenses.
Hot and cold drinks and TIPS for trekking staffs.
Your travel insurance (It is mandatory in case of emergency).
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