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Gosaikunda Lake Trek: A Trekker’s Paradise

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For those seeking a trekking adventure in Nepal but with limited vacation time, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the Himalayas without an extensive time commitment. The Gosaikunda Lake Trek takes trekkers on a path less travelled, leading them to one of the most magnificent and sacred lakes in the Himalayas.

The Sacred Gosaikunda Lake

At the heart of the Gosaikunda Trek lies the majestic Gosaikunda Lake, standing at an elevation of 4,380 meters (14,370 feet). This sacred lake, often referred to as the Frozen Lake of Nepal, holds deep spiritual significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Religious Significance 

Gosaikunda Lake holds deep religious significance for Nepali worshippers, particularly during the auspicious occasion of Janai Purnima. Hindus believe bathing in the sacred waters of Gosaikunda Lake cleanses the soul and leads to salvation, drawing thousands of devotees each year to seek spiritual solace.

Spectacular Scenery and Alpine Lakes

The Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers trekkers the chance to witness some of Nepal’s most spectacular scenery, including panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Himalayan ranges. Along the way, trekkers will encounter several alpine lakes with unique charm and beauty.

Mythology and Legend

According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva himself, using his trident to alleviate his thirst after consuming poison during the churning of the ocean. This divine act has made the lake a revered pilgrimage site, attracting thousands of devotees during the annual Janaipoornima Festival.

Customization and Flexibility

One of the highlights of the Gosaikunda Trek is its flexibility and customization options. Whether new to trekking or a seasoned adventurer, the itinerary can be modified to accommodate your individual preferences and scheduling constraints.

Conclusion: A Journey of Exploration and Enlightenment

In conclusion, the Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers trekkers the perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion. From the serene banks of Gosaikunda Lake to the rugged allure of the Langtang area, this trek offers a singular experience that will profoundly impact every traveller who undertakes it. So pack your bags, lace up your boots, and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

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Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Suite Home

Departure Time

Flexible

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at Kathmandu Suite Home or similar (breakfast included)
  • Pick up and transferAirport pick up and transfer are included
  • Ground Transfer to trek destinationsGround Transfer by private jeep to trek starting point and transfer back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
  • Trek AccommodationComfortable accommodation during the trek
  • Meal on the trekFull board meal during the trek including tea/coffee
  • Trek PermitLangtang National Park Permit
  • Guide and Porter ServicesEnglish speaking trek guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers is provided.

Price Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expensesAny personal expenses.
  • TippingTipping for guide and porters.
  • VisaNepal Entry Visa Fees.
  • InsuranceTrekking insurance.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our Office Representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel Kathmandu Suite Home. Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2 Departure from Kathmandu Hotel to Dhunche

Begin your journey by leaving your hotel in Kathmandu early in the morning. You’ll travel by comfortable vehicle, enjoying the scenic drive towards Dhunche. Dhunche is located at approximately 1,965 meters (6,447 feet). Upon reaching Dhunche, settle into your accommodation for the night, which could be a cosy guesthouse or lodge.

Day 3Trekking from Dhunche to Sing Gompa

After a hearty breakfast in Dhunche, it’s time to lace up your trekking boots and hit the trail. You’ll embark on a picturesque trek towards Sing Gompa, also known as Chandanbari. Along the way, you’ll pass through enchanting forests and charming villages. Sing Gompa is situated at around 3,330 meters (10,925 feet). Spend the night in a comfortable lodge or tea house surrounded by the tranquillity of the mountains.

Day 4Journey from Sing Gompa to Laurebina

As the sun rises, continue your trek from Sing Gompa towards Laurebina. The trail meanders through lush landscapes adorned with towering trees and colourful flowers. Laurebina is approximately 3,900 meters (12,795 feet), offering awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan peaks. You’ll spend the night in a cosy lodge or camp under the starry sky, immersed in the peaceful ambience of the mountains.

Day 5Exploring Gosaikunda Lake

Rise early to witness the stunning sunrise over the mountains before trekking to the renowned Gosaikunda Lake. The lake is around 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) and is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. Spend the day exploring the shores of the pristine lake, visiting nearby temples, and soaking in the serenity of the surroundings. For the night, you’ll camp near Gosaikunda Lake, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Day 6Return Trek from Gosaikunda Lake to Sing Gompa

Bid farewell to Gosaikunda Lake as you trek back to Sing Gompa. Descend through the scenic trails, enjoying the fresh mountain air and panoramic vistas. You’ll return to Sing Gompa by evening, spending the night in a cosy lodge or tea house.

Day 7Trekking back to Dhunche

On the seventh day of your trek, retrace your steps back to Dhunche. The trail offers glimpses of the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Upon reaching Dhunche, relax and unwind after the rewarding trek. Spend the night in a comfortable guesthouse or lodge, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of the journey.

Day 8 Return Journey to Kathmandu

After breakfast in Dhunche, it’s time to bid farewell to the mountains and embark on the journey back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic drive, reminiscing about the incredible landscapes and memories created during the trek. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, cherishing the experiences of the Gosaikunda Lake trek.

Day 9Relaxation or Retail Therapy: A Day of Choice

Spend the entire day unwinding at the hotel or indulge in some shopping to pick up souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Day 10Departure

Following breakfast, your adventure concludes, and our team will transport you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your departure flight from Nepal.

Alternative Trek route!

On the sixth day, rather than retracing the route back to Dhunche, another possibility is to traverse the Lauribinayak Pass (4609m), trek through Ghopte and Tharepati, and then return to Kathmandu by catching a jeep from Kutumsang, all without altering the duration of the trip.

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Tomas Martinez

Couple Traveller

It was the first time we visited Nepal. It was really great experience.
Everything was organised very well and profesional
Big tthans to our quide Gakul for his care of us during all trek.
We definitetly will come back soon !!!!!!

22 October 2023

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