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Gosainkunda Trekking

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: GKT 21
Trip Duration: 9 days
Max. Altitude: 4380m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Tours and Hiking
Trek Start Point: Dhunche
Trek End Point: Dhunche
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Bus/car
Minimum Pax: 05
Best season: September to November and March to May

Gosainkunda trekking :-Gosainkunda trekking  is a significant pilgrimage place Hindus. It is located about 150 kilometers north of Kathmandu (117 km by bus and 11 hours on foot) in Rasuwa district at an elevation of 4380 metres. Langtang National Park keeps Gosainkunda in its lap. The holy lake is a two-day trek from Dhunche, which can be reached through an adventurous 118 km mountain road from Kathmandu.
According to Hindu legend, the lake was created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishula (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the centre of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. [Gosain means a monk and Kunda means a pool.] People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. Devotees gather here in hordes on the full moon night of August to take holy dips in the lake as well as during Janai Purnima, Thulo Yekadasi, Dassera and Maghe Sangkrati when huge festivals are held. It is believed that in the eastern and western side of the lake altogether nine lakes including Saraswotikunda, Suryakunda, Ganeshkunda Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Aamakunda etc exists.

Gosainkunda trekking is begins from Dhunche (3,300 m) in Rasuwa district, which you reach after a 7-hour bus drive from Kathmandu. The drive up the mountains, as expected, is sure to test your nerves. After halting at Trishuli for lunch, the bus groans its way up the last 50 km, sounding as weary as the travelers inside it. However, your frayed nerves will be stilled somewhat by the fantastic views of gorges, waterfalls, and forests.

Dhunche is a modernized town with all sorts of amenities. After a much needed rest, you’ll now begin your trek. The walk is all uphill, and it’s tiring no doubt, so the overnight halt at Chandanbari is a big relief. Note that there’s a dairy around here that sells some fantastic cheese. You might want to try some. The next day, after a hearty breakfast (with plenty of cheese, no doubt) you start walking again till you arrive at a village called Cholangpati where you stop for lunch. By this time, you might be feeling a bit light-headed because of the altitude, so breathe easy and drink lots of water. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a very real danger. Next, you reach Laurebeena, and you will have started noticing that the landscape is becoming pretty barren. By sundown, you should have passed Saraswatikunda and Bhairavkunda, eventually reaching your destination, Gosainkunda.

Gosainkunda trekking is Although it’s a moderately hard trekking, if you are going there during Janai Purnima, then the many pilgrims you meet on the way, including some pretty old people, will surely add to your enthusiasm. Even otherwise, and at other times, the sight of the gushing waterfalls, the deep gorges, and the mysterious ravines, along with spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna, ensure that you have done the right thing by trekking here. At the same time, do pray for good weather, since the perennial mist prevalent at these heights is likely to play villain and deprive you of the opportunity to have grandstand views of the majestic Himalayan peaks.It should be mentioned here that Langtang is located to the north of Kathmandu bordering Tibet and the whole region is protected as the Langtang National Park. It has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,246 m). Some 5,000 people live here, mostly Tamangs. Typical Himalayan flora such as deciduous oak and maple and evergreens like pine, along with many types of rhododendron grow here. The Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan Tahr, and red pandas are also found in the park. As for the lake, a large rock lies at its center, which is believed to be a symbol of Lord Shiva. According to religious belief, the lake water is channeled directly to a tank located at Kumbheshwar temple in Lalitpur, 60 km southwest from Gosainkunda.


Day 01:- Arrival to tribhuval  international airport(TIA) and transfer to the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:- Drive From Kathmandu to Dhunche about 7 hrs and stay overnight at Dhunche in the Lodge.

Day 03:- Dhunche to
Singumba (Chandanbari) stay overnight in Singumba at the tea house lodge.

04:- Singumba to Gosainda about 6 hrs and stay overnight in Gosaikunda at tea house.

05:- Gosainkunda to Singumba about 5 hrs and stay overnight in Singumba at tea house lodge.

06:- Singumba to Dhunche and dry back to Kathmandu by 4HD jeep about 10 hrs.

07:- Final departure from Kathmandu hotel to intranational airport then own you destination.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft): then pick you up and take a short drive from the airport to the hotel check in the hotel and rest for few hrs then we meet again with guide and barging about the trek what we need the equipment for then trek and what time we live from Kathmandu details

Day 02: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours:-You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Stay overnight in Dhunche at the Lodge.

 Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa and it takes about five hours:- The first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steep up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. There is an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa. Stay overnight in Singumba (Chandanbari) at tea house lodge.

Day 05: Sing Gompa to Gosain Kunda ( 4300 m.) a steep rugged trail but adequately compensated by dramatic views of Himal Chuli ( 7893 m) manaslu ( 8156 m) Ganesh Himal ( 7406 m) and possibly  Annapurna Range of the west; the beautiful valley of Langtang Lirung on the north. Passing by a few huts in the high pasture of lauribinayak and crossing a small ride, have the first look of about a dozen holy lades; saraswotikunda, Bhiravkunda, and Gosainkunda are the main holy lakes among them. Gosainkunda was created by lord Shiva when he pierced his Trident to obtain water to quench hid thirst after having swallowed “Kalkut” the most dangerous posion according to the legend (6/7 hrs) walk. Stay overnight at Gosainkunda in tea house lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) and it takes about four and half hours:-The trails descend all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. Stay overnight in Sing gumba (Chandanbari) at tea house lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours and take jeep back to Kathmandu:-The first part of the trails descend through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to you cross suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. When you will reach at Dhunche and our 4HD Jeep is waiting there so take jeeep and drive back to Kathmandu about 7 hrs drive from Dhunche.

Day 07:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport:- today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing then  We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

 

 

 

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Your Program Duration = 9 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

Cost included item

  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basie plan
  •  Kathmandu to Dhunche  transfer by bus.
  •  All airport and hotel transfers
  •  National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
  • Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
  •  Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  •  Transfer from Dhunche  to Kathmandu by private 4HD
  •  For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Cost Is Not Included

• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

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    I have been trekking to poonhill on jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking picture on poonhill. If you were planning to…

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    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
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