Gosaikunda Hike – Self Guided Trip - 5 Days

Gosaikunda is renowned as the sacred Lake of Hindu and Buddhist follower. It is also famous trekking area in the Langtang region of Nepal. You can find mass number of people once in a year in Gosaikunda hike during the festival ‘Janai Purnima’. There are lots of myths and belief of Gosaikunda Lake such as taking a bath in Gosaikunda Lake will disappear the sorrow and pain from the life. Apart, from myth and belief it is the perfect short trek where you can witness the diverse landscapes of Langtang region along with beautiful greenery forest and wide snow-capped mountain ranges. Walking through the rhododendron along with exploring the wildlife of Langtang National Park is very special.

Once, you reach to Gosaikunda you will be offered to view the majestic blue water lake and many others nearby lakes which can be memorable and life time experience for the trekkers. Gosaikunda Lake can be perfect trek for those trekkers who preferred easy trek rather than challenging trek in Nepal. This trek can be completed in 5-7 days. So, it is also plus point for the hikers who have the busy schedule and have arrange fewer days to trek.

In this Gosaikunda hike, the guidelines will be given to you on the phone. Nepalgram adventure will be providing you the satellite phone for the successfully completion of your trek. Any information about the route or desired question will be answer on the phone by our guide. We will manage/arrange all the permit, food and accommodation required to you during your Gosaikunda hike.

NOTE: Co-operate well with your phone guide and properly follow the guidelines during the trek.

Gosaikunda Hike Start Point and End Point

Gosaikunda hike will start from Kathmandu. 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu will take you to Dhunche. During the drive you can witness the view of Mount Lirung and beautiful scenery around the surrounding. The next day you will be hiking 7 hours and reach to Chandabari. The hike will be complete uphill through the jungle. You will be witnessing the approaching view of snow-capped mountains and beautiful greenery surrounding. Apart, from this you will be exploring an old Buddhist monastery “Sing Gompa” on this day.

The 3rd day of your hike will take you the holy lake Gosaikunda. 6 hours of hike following the view of mountains is special. You will witness Gosaikunda along with other many lakes. In the 4th day of your hike, you will get up early in the morning and hike Gosaikunda view point to watch the beautiful sunrise along with the view of mountains and lakes and trek back to Dhunche for 4 hours following the same trail but with different prospective. The next day is the last day of your trek. In the last day you will be travelling back to Kathmandu with beautiful memories.

In which month Gosaikunda is highly recommended?

Mainly October and April are the month which is highly recommended for hikers to trek to Gosaikunda Lake. In these months, you can find the best surrounding view. During your hike, you will be supported to walk by the marvelous chirping of birds and fresh air of the surrounding. Trekking through rhododendron forest and clear view of the surrounding along with the colorful river by side is eye-catchy and memorable. The temperature of the Gosaikunda area is also adjustable in these months. Reaching to Gosaikunda and witnessing the blue water lake is the major attraction of Gosaikunda hike.

NOTE: If you want to witness frozen Gosaikunda Lake, then these months are not recommended for you to trek. Apart from these months, you can witness the frozen Gosaikunda Lake.

Overview

  • Scenic view during the drive and trek
  • Old Buddhist Monastery “Sing Gompa”
  • Buddha Temple
  • Walking through forest
  • Exploring wildlife of Langtang National Park
  • Exploring the culture, tradition and lifestyle of local community
  • View of majestic snow-capped mountains
  • Sunrise hike to Gosaikunda View Point
  • Gosaikunda lake along with many other lakes

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche; 1940 meters, 7/8 hours

Day 2
Trekking from Dhunche to Chandanbari; 3440 meters, 7/8 hours

Day 3
Trekking from Chandanbari to Gosaikunda; 4364 meters, 6 hours

Day 4
Sunrise hike to Gosaikunda view point and trekking down to Dhunche; 5100 meters/1940 meters, 4 hours

Day 5
Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu; 1380 meters, 7/8 hours

Cost Details of Gosaikunda Hike – General Inclusion

  • 1 night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All accommodations during the hike.
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Fluent English speaking government license holder guide including all his salary
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) and regular oxygen saturation check – up.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Transportation for start and end point of the trek.
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Satellite Phone
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box

Cost Details of Gosaikunda Hike – General Exclusion

  • Food during your hike.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport -Kathmandu).
  • You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non – alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Gosaikunda Hike – Self Guided Trip

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