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Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek  

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Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek is another major trek of the Langtang region. The trek offers both natural and cultural experiences. In addition to the panoramic views of different Himalayas, this trek’s major highlight is the holy Lake of Gosainkunda. The lake occupies the total area of 4 square miles. More than 25,000 Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims come to take a dip in the lake during Janai Purnima (one of the popular Hindu festival), which falls on the month of August. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain the water to quench this thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the oceans.
 
Gosainkunda is beautifully decorated with prayer flags all around. There is a black rock in the middle of the lake and it is said to be the head of lord Shiva. Nearby Gosainkunda, there are two other beautiful lakes - Bhairab Kund and Surya.
 
The total duration of the trek is 11 days. 
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche
Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda 
Day 06: Explore Gosainkunda
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte/Tharepati
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang 
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani 
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal and Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
 
Expedition Price (In USD):

S.N.

Trek Name

Group Size

1 pax

2 - 4 pax

5 - 8 pax

9 - 12 pax

13 - 15 pax

16+

1

Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek

849

706

637

597

589

586


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
  • Lodge trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodges)
  • Kathmandu/ Shyabrubesi surface transfers on A/C private vehicle
  • Sundarijal Kathmandu surface transfer
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters etc.
  • National park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu a with entry fees.
  • Airport transfers and escort

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • International flight
  • Any other expenses due to political,act of nature or any other reason whichare beyond control of Fishtail Travel or its associated agents
  • Your insurance
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Name: Gosainkunda Trek
Duration: 11 days
Grade: ModerateTrek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge
Transportation: Private vehicle ( Jeep/ Bus)
Maximum altitude: 4,460m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1,764m)
Leaving Kathmandu after breakfast, you will be driven to Dhunche, capital of Rasuwa district which is 120km/6hrs drive from Kathmandu via Pasang Lamu highway. Moving to your destination, you will pass through several locations like Kakani (best known for panoramic view of great Himalayas of Nepal, hills and Kathmandu city itself) and Trishuli Bazaar. The route will be accompanied by magnificent views of mountains such as Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Ganesh and Manaslu) and local villages.
 
Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa (3,330m)
The trail to Sing Gompa climbs up and down through forests of Oaks, Firs and Rhododendrons and a river. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, Sing Gompa, which is the main attraction at Chandan Bari. Sing Gompa has several hotels and a small cheese factory.
 
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,460m)
From Sing Gompa you will have to climb a ridge to get into the main Gosainkunda trail. As the trail ascends, outstanding views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung and Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can be observed.  Eventually the trail will descend from the ridge to the three lakes: Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund and Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda (Holy Shiva’s lake) is particularly sacred place of pilgrimage in the summer (especially in the day of Janai Purnima, which is the one of the popular festival of Hindus). According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake. 
 
Day 06: Explore Gosainkunda
Today you will spend the entire day exploring the lake. The lake covers an area of four square miles. As mentioned earlier, many Hindus and Buddhists participate in the huge festival that takes place in summer. Nearby Gosainkunda there are other lakes as well - Bhairab Kund and Saraswati Kund.
 
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte/Tharepati (3,440m)
On this day of the trek, we will enter Helambu region, which is renowned for its rich Sherpa culture and traditions. We will pass several lakes en route and the view from Lauribina pass is stunning. We will then make ascend for two and half-hours to get to top and again we will step down to Phedi for lunch. Another short ascend will take us to the final destination of the day, i.e., Tharepati.
 
Day 08: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m)
From Tharepati there are two trails, one that leads to Melamchi Bazaar and the other that leads to Kutumsang.  Following the later route, we will walk through the jungles to Kutumsang. Normally the trek goes down to Mangengoth for lunch from where we will have to make steep descent to Kutumsang.
 
Day 09: Trek to Chisapani (2,215m)
Leaving Kutumsang, a walk of three hours through forests, beautiful hills and a Tamang village will take you to Chisapani.
 
Day 10: Trek to Sundarijal (1,400m) and Drive to Kathamndu
Today you will trek up to Sundarijal and then you will be driven to Kathmandu, which takes about one hour from Sundarijal. On the way to Sundarijal, you will pass through Shivapuri National Park where you can see varieties of flora fauna in addition to the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and terraced farmlands. 
 
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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