Gosaikunda Trek is unique and one of the best pilgrimage trail in Langtang Himalayan ranges. The festival is celebrated The Gosainkunda Janai Festival trek climbs more steeply through farmland and above the tree line up an alpine ridge that offers a vast Himalayan panorama, to reach a rocky bowl studded with scared high altitudes lakes. Gosainkunda Janai Festival Trek allows you to get right in among the Himalayan peaks and to get off-the-beaten-track, walking through some fascinatingly remote and relatively unpopulated areas.
Most of the Hindus, mainly from Nepal and India, visit this place on the occasion of Janai Purnima and Gaijatra. It is believed that taking a bath in this holy lake will save from worldly worries, troubles and also receive religious benefits. The surroundings of this lake are beautiful and scenic. About 108 other small lakes are found in this area. Among all of them, some of the famous lakes are Dudh Kunda, Jageshwar Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, Nag Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda. It is believed that the Great National Hero Amar Singh Thapa went to Gosainkunda to lead the life of Hermit and passed away there.
Gosaikunda Lake has great importance in the religious aspects. Traveling in such a beautiful and sacred place by feeling nature and learning about the history and origin of the lake can be a fun and memorable experience. If you are planning to visit the Holy lake Gosainkunda than join our team of expert who will help you with the trek as well as give you a brief knowledge about the origin of Gosainkunda Lake.
Duration: 09 Days
Max. Altitude: Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)
Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay, and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during a trek
Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Bus
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner, and perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets.
Day 03: - Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche
It will take some 7 hrs by bus or by private car. The administrative headquarters of the region, Dhunche, is a reasonably pleasant place. This is the main entry point to the Langtang national park. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Dhunche.
Day 04: - Dhunche to Chandanbari
You will climb in the jungle. Chandanbari is a small town with few lodges and Monastery. The Cheese factory here is the oldest in Nepal.
Day 05: - Chandanbari to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m) via Lauribinayak
The trail today takes two parts. Initially, the trail climbs steeply up a ridge that marks a transition zone between rich, moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. The path to Lauri Binayak (3920m) is steep & continues for three hours. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west; Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks, and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung.
From LauriBinayak, the trail ascends now in the alpine country above the tree line. Cross a small ridge to see the first view of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival every August.
Day 06: - Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa
Trek down back to Sing Gompa for about four and a half hours working. The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa, passing LauriBinayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. Also, you can enjoy the back views of beautiful mountains with a returning path.
Day 07: - Sing Gompa to Dhunche (1950m)
The trail begins with descending through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants reaching to the tiny village of Deurali (1660m). Then start the steep down journey from the ridge crossing wooden Bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Follow the road uphill that follows the south bank of Trisuli Ganga through the fields and pastures. From this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
Day 08: - Dhunche to Kathmandu (1320m)
Drive back to Kathmandu by bus, which is about 7-8 hours journey. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the natural varieties of Nepal. You will have lunch on the way bus stop stations.
Day 09: - Farewell Departure
Pack up your entire luggage and check for anything you left. This can be the last minute preparation to leave. 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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Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)