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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 meters. 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 center 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 Ekadasi, Dassera and Maghe Sankranti when huge festivals are held. It is believed that in the eastern and western side of the lake altogether nine lakes including Saraswati Kunda, Suryakunda, Ganesh Kunda Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Aamakunda etc exists.

Gosainkunda trekking 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 a 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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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

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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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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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