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Breakfast: 9
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 7

Car

Jeep

Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 3 Night(s)

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Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda trek is located at a short distance from the capital, Kathmandu. The main sight of the trek is Gosaikunda lake, also called Silu; this is a beautiful alpine freshwater lake situated at 4380 m (14,370 ft) altitude in the Rasuwa district. Gosaikunda trek offers a view of terrific Terrace lands, diverse ethnic groups, fascinating waterfalls, wildlife, etc.

The trail of the trek flaunts rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forest, the Langtang range, along with other mountains like Ganesh mountain, Nayakanga, Dorje Lakap, and Langshisa. Trekkers also pass through Tamang and Sherpa villages observing as well as being part of their lifestyle during the Gosaikunda trek.

Grab the opportunity to go on this short Gosaikunda trek offering scenic beauty that takes you closer to nature with minimal risk of altitude sickness not so far from Kathmandu city with Swotah.

Trip Code

GT41

Starts

Dhunche

Finishes

Dhunche

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

4380 m/ 14370.1ft

Trip View

4688

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Original

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • It is located at an altitude of 4,380m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres);
  • Gosaikunda lies in Langtang National Park;
  • Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva;
  • The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site;
  • Its water is considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and Indis visit the area.

 

Why this Trip

This a short trek that follows the route which includes beautiful mountains and lakes accompanied by a wide range of flora and fauna.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Brief Itinerary

You will be greeted warmly and welcomed to Nepal. After that, one of us will take you to a hotel where you’ll help yourself to a delicious Nepali dinner. We will also give you short detail of the trek.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • traditional welcome dinner
This day of the Gosaikunda trek consists of a drive to Dhunche through beautiful views of villages, Langtang mountain, and other snow-capped mountains. You will travel by our own private van or jeep. Upon our arrival at Dhunche, we will settle in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Public jeep/van
You need to be careful on this day’s trek as it passes through a landslide area. The trail flaunts the stunning vistas of Mt. Langtang and Mt. Ganesh. By the end of the day, the Gosaikunda trek takes us to Thulo Syabru, a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we first climb through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo trees. To reach Chandan Bari Sing Gompa, you trek through a magical view of the mountains, visit a cheese factory, and end the walk for the day.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • cheese farm visit
On this day of the Gosaikunda trek, we first ascend uphill via Lauribinayek after breakfast. In order to reach Gosaikunda, you will trek through mesmerizing views of forests, mountains like Hiunchuli and Tibetan peak, vistas of Ganesh mountain, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, etc. While resting overnight, Gosaikunda lake accompanies us.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day of the Gosaikunda trek is just us returning back to Sing Gomba, retracting the path we walked before enjoying the views around us. We will spend another night at Sing Gompa’s teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This is the last destination of the Gosaikunda trek. We pass through Chandan Bari Sing Gompa, small villages, flora and fauna, beautiful forests, etc. today’s trail is easy and filled with scenic beauty that leads to Dhunche village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we drive in a van or jeep to Kathmandu, where the Gosaikunda trek officially ends. We will have you transferred to a hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. On the remaining part of the day, you can either rest just roam around enjoying the city.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive via bus
On this day, we explore Balthali village resort. You will witness a stunning view of rice terraces. Then you return back to the hotel to spend the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley
Hoping your trek was memorable, we will arrange your departure and help you check in to the airport in time.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Gosaikunda is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you.
Gosaikunda is very popular trek in Nepal hence, it provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Dhunche on private transportation as well. We also pick up and drop from the starting point to ending point on private transportation.
Gosaikunda Trek can be trekked best during March, April, May, October, November and December.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage the rescue team. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse/tea house owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
Whilst trekking in eastern region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/tea house owner after paying certain amount directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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