Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.
Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes. The other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Shiva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water.
Gosainkunda, the scared lake, is located on the northern side of the capital city of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park. Gosaikunda Trek offers a serene Himalayan scenery from west to east in all its totality.
Gosaikunda Trekking Overview
This classical Gosaikunda trek combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet: Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.
Gosaikunda trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks, and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. You can trek to Langtang by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4,300 m. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Gosaikunda is the largest of the three main lakes.
The other two are Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Shiva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground to obtain water. The Trisuli River has its source in the lakes, thus, the name.
Helambu Valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful rhododendron forests.
This 11-day Gosaikunda Trek begins from Kathmandu. After your arrival, you will drive to Dhunche the next day. Dhunche is the starting point of the Gosaikunda Trek. From there, we will be trekking through Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa to get to the holy lake of Gosaikunda.
Continuing the trek, you cross Lauri Bina Pass (4,610 m) and trek to Ghopte. Lauri Bina Pass is the highest you reach in this trek. From Ghopte, you trek for three days to arrive at Chisapani. The next day, you trek to Sundarijal which takes about 5 hours. And the same day, you travel to Kathmandu which takes about 30 minutes.
This region extends from the north to Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and the lower Jugal Himal from the north. The valley is approached from Trishuli River valley, north of Kathmandu.
- Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Transportation: Road
- Trip Duration: 11 Days
- Trip Activity: Trekking
- Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
- Group Size:2 - 15 pax
- Fixed Departures: Yes
- Min Age: 12 years or above
- Security: 100% Guaranteed!
- Customized Trip Route: Available
- Best Season: Sharad Ritu (Autumn)
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Once you land, our representative will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Look for a signboard that says Adventure White Himalaya outside the airport. After that, we’ll take you to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: If you arrive after 4 pm, our guide will brief you about the trip, serving as your pre-trip meeting. Please ensure you ask any questions you may have. However, if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting will be on the same day at our office. During the meeting, you’ll meet your trek leader/guide. Be sure to bring your passport, three passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. At this time, please settle any remaining balance and sign the necessary trip and liability forms.
Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
In the early morning, we embark on a bus ride from Kathmandu to Dhunche, which takes around five hours. The bus journey provides views of beautiful foothills and ridgeline landscapes as we head towards Dhunche, passing Trishuli Bazaar and catching glimpses of Ganesh Himal along the powerful Trishuli River. The drive is enjoyable, with terraced green hills and lush forests, although some parts of the road might be a bit bumpy or under construction.
Stay overnight in Dhunche.
The trek begins with a gentle descent and then a steep climb up to Thulo Syabru. Along the way, you might spot red pandas, monkeys, and different kinds of birds. Thulo Syabru is a charming village that offers breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal (7,110 m) and Langtang Himal (7,234 m), surrounded by splendid landscapes.
Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Thulo Syabru.
The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3,200 m) involves a steep climb, passing through Dursagang (2,660 m) with views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. After Dursgang, the path ascends gently before becoming flat and leading to Sing Gompa. Here, you’ll find a well-maintained local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. Sing Gompa offers panoramic views, beautiful nature, and a yak cheese factory known for producing the best cheese in Nepal.
Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Sing Gompa.
We begin the trail with a gradual climb up to Laurebinayak. The path becomes steeper as we make our way to Gosaikunda, offering breathtaking views of the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks, and Langtang Lirung. On clear days, you might even catch a glimpse of the Annapurna range rising in the distance.
Passing through high pastures and huts at Laurebinayak, we cross a small ridge to behold the holy lake of Gosainkunda. The Gosaikunda trek boasts about 108 lakes, with Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda being the three most significant ones.
Legend has it that Lord Shiva created Gosainkunda by piercing a glacier with his trident to obtain water, quenching his thirst after swallowing poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Gosainkunda.
After spending time around the lake, we leave the Gosaikunda trek through rough terrain, passing four small lakes to reach the Laurebinayak Pass (4,610 m), the highest point of this trek. Don’t forget to look back and enjoy the spectacular views of Manaslu, the Ganesh Himal mountains, and the familiar Langtang Lirung. We then descend steeply to set up camp near Ghopte.
Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Ghopte.
The first part of the trail goes down a bit and then starts going up through the rhododendron forests until we reach Tharepati. After that, we descend to a lower altitude. Before reaching Tharepati, you might notice settlements of cattle herders (mostly huts and mud houses) at (3,579 m) as we cross a stream, passing through rhododendron, oak, and juniper forests.
From Tharepati, the trail gradually goes down through pine and rhododendron forests, offering good views of the Helambu valley and glimpses of Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solukhumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests and is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their unique culture. Along the way, you’ll also come across some Buddhist monasteries.
Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Tharepati.
Leaving the serene village of Melamchi Gaon, our journey today takes us to the charming destination of Kutumsang. The trail unfolds through picturesque landscapes, passing through dense forests filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. As we trek, we may encounter local wildlife, so keep an eye out for birds and other creatures in this natural habitat.
The path gently meanders through Sherpa settlements, allowing us to experience the unique culture and warm hospitality of the local people. Along the way, we might come across traditional houses and Buddhist monasteries, providing glimpses into the rich heritage of the region.
As we approach Kutumsang, the views of the surrounding hills and valleys become increasingly enchanting. This trekking day offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of tranquility as we make our way to the welcoming village of Kutumsang.
Tonight, we’ll rest at a local teahouse in Kutumsang, reflecting on the day’s journey and anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Chisapani, situated at an altitude of 2,215 meters. The journey starts with a two-and-a-half-hour walk, reaching Golphu Bhanjyang (2,130 m). Continuing for about an hour, we reach Thotundada. After another hour, we arrive at Chipling for lunch and a well-deserved rest.
Resuming our trek, it takes approximately an hour to reach Thakaune Bhanjyang. From there, it’s a 45-minute walk to Pati Bhanjyang, followed by an uphill climb for about an hour to finally reach Chisapani.
Tonight, we’ll stay at a local teahouse in Chisapani, surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of the hills.
After an early morning breakfast, we start our trek to Sundarijal. The initial part of the journey involves a 1.5-hour walk to reach Borlang Bhanjyang (2,470 m). Following that, there’s about an hour of downhill trekking to Mulkharka, where you can take a tea break. Afterward, continue walking for approximately 3 hours to reach Sundarijal.
Upon reaching Sundarijal, you can catch a bus or taxi for the half-hour ride back to Kathmandu.
Tonight, we’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu, concluding our trekking adventure in the tranquil hills.
Our journey comes to an end today. Our airport representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for your flight out of Nepal. Safe travels!
Gosaikunda Trekking Includes/Exclude
- Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
- Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Entry permit for Langtang National Park.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
- All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner).
- Accommodation in tea house.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears.
- T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed.
- Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
- One guide for below seven persons Above seven below fifteen persons another guide will be add like same in groupism.
- Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage).
- Salary for guide and porters.
- Certificate of achievement while you back from the treks.
- Insurance for all staffs.
- Farewell dinner at the last day of you back from the trek.
- International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa fees.
- Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
- Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
- Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal gear and expenses.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
- Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
- Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
Gosaikunda Trekking Information
Physical Level and Preparation for Gosaikunda Trek
A substantial level of physical preparation is required for the Gosaikunda trek due to the lengthy trekking days and high altitudes. To ensure a safe and pleasurable journey, one must possess a moderate to high level of fitness.
- Cardiovascular Fitness: Regular aerobic exercises like cycling, jogging, and trekking help to increase endurance.
- Strength Training: For difficult terrain, strengthen your legs, core, and upper body.
- Altitude Acclimatization: To prevent altitude sickness, consider rest days in your plan for acclimatization.
- Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
- Mental Preparedness: You should mentally prepare yourself for the challenges because this is a mental journey as much as a physical one.
Group Size for Gosaikunda Trek
Usually, groups of two to fifteen people walk the Gosaikunda trek with the help of local workers and a licensed guide. Smaller groups foster individualized experiences and bonds.
Accommodation for Gosaikunda Trek
Gosaikunda Trek offers budget-friendly teahouses to five-star hotels, based on your choices and what’s available. Here’s a selection of well-liked accommodations:
- Teahouses: These are straightforward, family-run lodges that offer a bed, simple food, and a cozy setting.
- Lodges: Along the hike, settlements with lodges offer extra facilities like attached restrooms and hot showers.
- Tented Camps: Tented camps are another option for lodging in distant regions; these provide a more daring experience.
Packing light is crucial when trekking. Bring only a modest daypack with the necessities (water, snacks, layers, camera), as a porter or yak will transport your major equipment between lodges during the Gosaikunda trek.
Spirit of Travel
Gosaikunda trek is about enjoying the route as much as the destination. It offers a chance to witness the way of life in the area, the beautiful landscape, and long-lasting friendships with other hikers. The hike tests one’s physical limits while paying tribute to the persistence of the natural environment.
Season of trekking, distance traveled, services selected, and guide availability all affect the price.
Guided Trek: usually includes a guide, lodging, food, and permissions. There is a $1,000–$1,500 price range.
Independent Trek: Budget-conscious hikers can complete the trek for about $700 to $1,200 without permits and equipment.
Peak vs. Off-Season: Trekking gives better weather during peak seasons (spring, autumn), but the Gosaikunda trek is more expensive during off-peak seasons (winter, monsoon).
Cancellation Fees for Gosaikunda Trek:
It’s important to know about any possible cancellation fees before starting the Gosaikunda Trek in case your plans change. Because different tour operators may charge varying cancellation costs, you must read and comprehend the cancellation policy before making a reservation. Generally speaking, cancellation fees may increase the closer your departure date is. To lessen possible losses, think about getting cancellation coverage when getting travel insurance.
Tips for Gosaikunda Trek
- Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
- Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, bringing small quantities of Nepalese Rupees is advised. There are ATMs in larger towns like Syabrubesi.
- Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.
What Justifies Getting Insurance for Gosaikunda Trek?
When going on an adventurous expedition, Gosaikunda trek, insurance is required. Although it could seem like an additional expense, the security and comfort it offers are invaluable. Strong reasons to consider purchasing insurance for your hike are as follows:
- Emergency Medical Coverage: There are risks associated with trekking to high elevations, such as altitude sickness and injuries, such as being at the Gosaikunda trek. Emergency medical costs are covered by travel insurance, including, if needed, helicopter evacuation during the Gosaikunda trek.
- Lost or Stolen Property: Personal property can be stolen or lost anywhere, including when hiking. The expense of replacing misplaced or stolen goods, such as equipment, electronics, or passports, may be covered by insurance during the Gosaikunda trek.
- Emergency Evacuation: You might need to be flown by helicopter to a medical center in the event of a serious illness or injury. Although these evacuations can be expensive, travel insurance frequently pays for them.
- Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances during the Gosaikunda trek.
The thrilling journey of the Gosaikunda trek takes you through a variety of landscapes with erratic weather. Having the right gear is essential to guarantee your comfort, safety, and happiness on the journey. A comprehensive list of the instruments required is provided below:
Small Personal Equipment for Gosainkunda Trek
- Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) that can accommodate daily essentials including water, snacks, extra clothing, and personal items.
- Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
- Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
- Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.
Personal Pharmacy for Gosainkunda Trek
- Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
- Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
- Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
- First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
- Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.
Trekking Gear and Clothing for Gosaikunda Trek
- Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
- Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
- Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
- Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
- Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
- Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.
Validity of Passport: Verify that your passport is valid.
Nepal visa: Most visitors to Nepal must have a current visa to enter the nation. At other border crossings or the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain a visa. Since visa requirements and prices sometimes change, you can get the most recent information from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home nation.
Medications for Gosaikunda Trek
- Altitude Sickness Medications: Discuss medications such as Diamox (acetazolamide) with a healthcare professional in order to help avoid or treat altitude sickness. It’s imperative to discuss the appropriate dosage and any potential side effects.
- Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
- First Aid Kit: Always have a basic first aid kit with you that contains bandages, sterile wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you may need.
- Water Purification: Bring tablets or portable water filtration equipment to ensure you have safe drinking water during the walk.
Gosaikunda trek gives you the chance to take in the breathtaking nature of Nepal. Nepal is renowned for its beautiful Himalayan peaks, kind people, and rich cultural heritage. This nation guide provides details about laws, traditions, wildlife, environment, safety measures, and other relevant subjects for your hike:
Usages & Customs
Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural country where Hindu and Buddhist traditions coexist. It’s important to honor local customs, which include wearing modestly and removing your shoes before entering buildings such as residences or temples in the Gosaikunda trek.
Namaste: In Nepal, it’s usual to greet someone with a polite “Namaste” and a small bow. Acquire a few fundamental phrases in Nepali to improve your communication with people there.
Regarding Your Strolls:
Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging during Gosaikunda Trek. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.
Fauna and Flora in Gosaikunda Trek
Biodiversity: The Langtang region is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, red pandas, snow leopards, yaks, Himalayan monal, and several bird species. When heading on a journey, it is imperative to show respect for the local fauna and habitat.
Leave No Trace: Reduce your influence on the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. This includes eliminating single-use plastics and properly disposing of rubbish.
Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.
Minimize Our Carbon Footprint
Hikers are recommended to steer clear of single-use plastics and to use reusable water bottles.
We recommend using as little gasoline as possible when trekking and lodging in energy-efficient buildings in the Gosaikunda trek.
When feasible, we advise using public transportation as an environmentally friendly form of mobility.
We strongly emphasize the conservation of wildlife and forbid disturbing or endangering it while on the walk-in Gosaikunda trek.
Our contribution to local conservation efforts keeps the biodiversity of the area intact.
The Commandments of Responsible Travel:
Before the trip to the Gosaikunda trek
Respect and Research: Learn as much as you can about the customs, environment, and culture of the area. Respect local customs by being aware of and adhering to them.
Pick Ethical Operators: Verify the hotels, tour operators, and other providers you select to have a strong commitment to ethical and sustainable travel.
Pack with Thought: Pack light and only carry what you need. Avoid using single-use plastics and throwaway things to reduce waste.
During the trip to Gosaikunda Trek
Respect local culture: Ask for permission before taking photos, dress modestly, and strike up a courteous conversation with the locals when you visit places of worship or cultural significance.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: To cut down on waste, use reusable items and recycle as much as you can. Place trash in the proper container.
Energy and Resource Conservation: To save energy, turn off the air conditioner, heaters, and lights when not in use. Reduce water use and lengthen your showers.
After the trip to Gosaikunda Trek
Exchange Knowledge: To encourage moral travel behavior, impart to others your understanding of and experiences with responsible travel.
Think and Learn: After this event, think about how you can travel more responsibly going forward.
When it comes to the responsible tourism initiatives of hotels and tour operators, constructive criticism should be addressed in a positive direction.
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Gosaikunda Trekking Reviews
Truly amazing trek I ever had
I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice
You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes
After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.
Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.
Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.
Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya
Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!
Mardi Himal Trek
Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.
Mardi Himal Hiking Trek
The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.
Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience
Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !
Amazing life experience!
Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.
We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.
Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.
Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.
All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.
Delicated Trip Guide
This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.
We had a fabulous time trekking at ABC. Our guide Jiban and his team was knowledgeable, pleasant – not only did we all have fun, they also took great care of us and made sure we all had a good time! Our group was also blessed with good weather at the right time throughout the trip