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Gosainkunda Lake Tour

Gosainkunda lake tour
Overview

Gosainkunda lake tour presents very good value with excellent lodge accommodation and food. Gosaikunda Trek or Gosaikunda tour is less crowded trail compare with other popular trekking and hiking routes in Nepal. Gosaikunda or Gosainkunda is a holy lake, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage people. You can ascend up through more forests to the famous Gosainkund Lake to set among in high grey rocks.
Furthermore that areas is a home of several wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers. During the springtime, Gosaikunda Trek covered with varieties of alpine wildflowers and the forests are multi-colored with colorful rhododendron, orchids, magnolia and many other floral species.
Moreover, you will have the best view of Mt. Ganesh Himal family, Mt.Langtag lirung (7,246m), Langtag-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak from Gosaikunda Luribina la viewpoint. You can reach Gosaikunda on your journey but it is more challenging to ascend. Gosaikunda pilgrimage trek can be done at any time throughout the year.

Itinerary

Gosainkunda lake tour detail itinerary

It is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacial pristine lakes. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to Gosaikunda glacial lakes but are walking in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you trip briefing.

Day 02 Drive to Dunche Bazaar (1,950m/ 6,377 ft), 6 hrs

Have a breakfast at the hotel, drive few minutes to catch up coach for dunche Bazaar with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy seven our scenic drive through Trishuli bazzar with beautiful small villages, river valley and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes on highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli. You can reach at Dunche bazaar around 2 or 3 o’clock midday. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03Trek from Dunche to Cholang Pati (2,450m / 11,282 ft), 6 hours

We leave Dunche Bazaar than the trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine trees. During the journey to Cholang pati you will pass several tiny villages with local guesthouses. Chandran bari also known as sing gomba offer a best YAK cheese factory than continue your journey about 1 hour further, you can reach Cholang Pati where you can stay overnight at guest house.

Day 04Trek to Gosaikunda lake (4,380 m / 14,370 ft), 3 hours

As you ascending towards Lauribana la than you will have almost the best and brilliant view of langtang Himalayas such as Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock and Firs forest and beautiful landscapes. Then we walk to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.). We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) in a close distance. At Gosainkunda, we can see a dozen of beautiful lakes.
Moreover, the major three are Saraswati kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosain kunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.

Day 05Explore Gosainkunda lakes ! Descend to Sing Gompa (3,250m /10,628 ft.), 6 hours

Today, we walk downhill from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) passing over the most popular viewpoint. Our trail descends downhill walking all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak hill station. The view from here is just outstanding. Furthermore, walk through the jungle while going to Chandan bari. We find a nice lodge with local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery.

Day 06Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (1,950m/ 6,377 ft.), 6 hours

The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana (gaja we call it in Nepali) plants up to suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. From this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches Dhunche bazzar, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.

Day 07Drive out to Kathmandu with same road

After breakfast, catch a coach to to return Kathmandu valley. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives.

Day 08Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Gosainkunda lake tour cost?

7 days Gosainkunda lake tour is available now on USD 499 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Gosainkunda lake tour cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Dunche Bazaar and return to Kathmandu transfer by regular Bus
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Gosainkunda lake tour cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can arrange private pilgrimage Gosaikunda lakes tour starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 17, 2018

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USD 499

Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 23, 2018

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USD 499

Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 27, 2018

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USD 499

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 07, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 12, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 17, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 23, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 25, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 27, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018

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USD 499

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 12, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 13, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 28, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 02, 2018

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USD 499

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 07, 2018

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USD 499

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 08, 2018

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USD 499

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018

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USD 499

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 18, 2018

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USD 499

Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 28, 2018

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USD 499

Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 19, 2019
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USD 499
Feb 20, 2019 – Mar 01, 2019
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USD 499
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
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USD 499
March 10, 2019 – Mar 19, 2019
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USD 499
March 20, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019
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USD 499
March 25, 2019 – April 05, 2019
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USD 499
April 05, 2019 – April 14, 2019
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USD 499
April 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019
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USD 499
April 25, 2019 – May 05, 2019
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USD 499
May 05, 2019 – May 15, 2019
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USD 499
May 10, 2019 – May 20, 2019
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USD 499
May 15, 2019 – May 25, 2019
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USD 499
May 25, 2019 – June 05, 2019
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USD 499
June 01, 2019 – June 10, 2019
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USD 499

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need the experience to do express Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Langtang trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
Likewise, Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will provide on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water into the lodges or tea shops on the trek but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: In Gosaikunda lodge basis trek there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: Yes ! you can get telephone reception as well as internet services. So we recommend you to buy a local Sim card either N CELL or NTC.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Gosaikunda lakes tour?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day is enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Gosaikunda lakes tour highlights

  • Discover langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Lauribuna la view point.
  • Walking through cultivated potatoes fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees.
  • Best view of Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala chuli
  • Gosaikunda a pilgrimage destination of Hindu devotees, located at 4,380m above sea level.
  • Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Gosaikunda lakes tour Notes

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Gosaikunda lakes tour special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

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My husband and I trekked to the amazing Langtang gosaikunda scenic trek in October 2016 with Umesh our guide through Gokyo Treks and Expedition. Ammar organised everything for us with perfection. We stayed at Ammar’s home after arriving in Kathmandu. What a nice welcoming, feel like family. We had an amazing time with our Trek guide Umesh who has almost 20 years experience trekking all over the Himalayas in Nepal.
Pictures can not give back the natural beauty of the Himalayas. It was amazing to be in the nature far away from civilization. The trekking was hard but it was well worth the effort when we reached the amazing langtang Himalayas. All the villages had simple tea houses and plentyful food options.
I can not recommend enough Goyko Treks and Expeditions. Trip of the lifetime !!
Thank you very much Ammar and Umesh for the amazing experience ! – Esther Deak, Melbroune Australia.

Trip Price : USD 499 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 8 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4,380 m / 14,370 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2 – 25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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