• Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking

Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking

Trip Overview

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Nepal Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
  •    Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 meals during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5050m
  •    Group size: 1-12
  •    Best Season: February to May & Sep to second week of the December

Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking is an amazing short adventurous trekking in Nepal. Gosainkunda is a famous religious glacier lake in the lap of Himalayas of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna massif. Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking is not only famous for trekking purpose but mainly for the religious belief. Without a doubt, Gosainkunda is regarded as a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the Gosainkunda Lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. And the large rock present in the center of the lake represents the remains of Lord Shiva.  So this day is celebrated during the full-moon festival each August by the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims by taking bath in this holy lake. It is also believed that the dip in this holy lake takes away all pain, sins, and sorrows. Hence, almost all the pilgrims usually dip in this lake though it is freezing cold.

This Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes trekking of Langtang region offers the admirable and magical views of the surrounding landscapes. The amazing green pastures for the cattle like cows, buffaloes, yaks, sheep, etc and the alpine meadows with the glaciated valleys amidst the snowy peaks are simply breath-taking. Also, it is the house of many lakes like Gosaindkunda, Saraswati Kunda, Parvati Kunda, etc. All the lakes have their own religious values and beliefs. Different types of wildlife, various species of wildflowers and other plants, with the amazing intense forest are the attractions for the nature lovers. We can trek to Helambu valley but it’s a little bit challenging and exciting trips. There are small Tamang and Sherpa settlements, with the unique Hindu and Buddhist cultures and traditions being followed. The local residents here are very friendly and cozy to deal with. The trip to Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes is always a memorable trip in one’s life.

Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes trekking is considered to be a wonderful walk among the awesome nature. There are many trekking packages to Langtang region among which, Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking is a religious and marvelous one. The trekkers are attracted by nature and also towards the serene environment. The piousness of this region let the trekkers encourage their spiritual feelings. The visits to the monasteries, temples, and gumpas make you very calm and happy. Step On Himalaya is always ready to serve you in every way for this Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking. Giving the utmost satisfaction to our guests is the priority. Any modifications in this package are welcomed heartily by Step On Himalaya. Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trekking is the amazing trekking to Langtang region giving you the feelings and memories of lifetime achievement to the lap of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2: Day 02 : Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

Day 3: Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)

Day 4: Day 04 : Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)

Day 5: Day 05 : Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)

Day 6: Day 06 : Lauberina Yak trek to Gosainkunda (4460m)

Day 7: Day 07 : Gosainkunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)

Day 8: Day 08 : Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)

Day 9: Day 09 : Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)

Day 10: Day 10 : Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 11: Day 11 : Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

Day 12: Day 12 : Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport. We will check into the hotel by a private transportation. If we have enough time, our representative will take you to our office for a briefing about the trip, if not we will brief in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: n/a

Day 02 : Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After early morning breakfast, our tour guide will take you to the sightseeing in the historical monuments, world cultural heritages like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, etc. After the tour, we will head back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)

Today we will head to Dhunche via local tourist bus or private transportation (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depending on group size). We will drive through famous places like Kakani, Ranipauwa, Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, Kalikasthan then finally to Dhunche. The drive will last for about 6 – 7 hours from Kathmandu. Overnight at the Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)

From Dhunche, we will start our trek. On the first part of the trail, we will gradually ascend up to Ghatte Khola crossing a suspension bridge following the trail of the river on the north side. Then we will pass through the Deurali village at an elevation of 2660 m., continuing to the ridge walking through the forests of firs and rhododendrons. The trail will slowly climb down to the Dimsa reaching to the Sing Gompa at the height of 3330m. via an army camp. We will stay overnight at the teahouse.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)

We will start our trail from Sing Gompa ascending up to Lauribinayak. A rocky trail will lead to Gosaikunda via the moist forests on the northern inclines and the lush vegetation on the incline facing south. The trail crosses the Langtang Lirung valley viewing the amazing snowy peaks like Ganesh Himal (7406m.), Manaslu (8156m.), Himal chuli (7893m.), and many more. The sanctuary on the northern slope protects the red panda and many other wild animals. We can reach the Gosainkunda on the same day but for the reason of acclimatization, we will stay overnight at Lauribinayak at the guesthouse.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Lauberina Yak trek to Gosainkunda (4460m)

Today, we will walk via Trishuli valley from Lauribinayak to Gosainkunda. There are numerous basins in Gosaikunda but mainly 3 are of more religious importance; Gosaikunda, Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. So this day is celebrated during the full-moon festival each August by the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the Gosainkunda lake. We will stay overnight at the lodge or guesthouse enjoying the amazing views of the Himal chuli, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and many more.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Gosainkunda trek to Ghopte (3440m) Over the Lauribina Pass (4610m)

We will slowly climb further through the rocky mountains passing through the lakes towards Laurebina La pass at an elevation of 4610m. after walking through the pass, the trail will descend along the stream through an alpine realm to the national park post at Bhera Goth. We will slowly then descend to the Phedi valley (3740m.) and then climbing to the scrub bamboo to the crest at 3750m. We will pass through Dhupi Chaur crossing the moraines to the bottom then to steep climb to the Kasturee Danda heading to Ghopte valley at 3440m. overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Ghopte trek to Kutumsang (2450m)

We will walk from Ghopte down to the rocky roads with numerous ups and downs across the rivers and moraines. Then the trail will ascent to Tharepati. From here, we have two routes: one going to Melamvhi Gaun for longer Helambu valley trek ending at Melamchi Pool while the other goes to Kutumsang for short Helambu valley trek ending at Sundarijal. We will take the short trek and walk through the alpine country with amazing meadows and shrubs. After that, we will reach Mere Danda at 3150m. before descending through the amazing dense rhododendron forests. Overnight stay at the teahouse or guesthouse.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Kutumsang trek to Chisapani (2140m)

This day destined to a beautiful classic village, Gul Bhanjyang (2140m.). We will walk to the forest ridge to the Thorlang Betini village (2260m.), then to Jhogin Danda (2420m.)m descending to Chipling (2170m.) and then to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m.). Finally, we will reach Chisopasni (2140m.) after a gentle climb up through the amazing meadows and fields and the Brahmin and Chettri Villages. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse or Teahouse.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Chisapani trek to Sundarijal (1400m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

Early wake up for not missing the heart-touching view of the sunrise with the stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt, Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Ganesh Himal and Annapurna range. After breakfast, we will climb up to the Borlang Bhanjyan (2440m) close to Shivapuri Hill then slowly descend to the Mulkharka, a tiny Tamang hamlet. We will then walk to Sundarijal passing through the local water supply system and then water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal, we can take local or private transportation to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 : Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

The tour guide of Trekking Trail Nepal will take you around the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing and then drive back to the Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12 : Depart Kathmandu

Today, we will farewell you to your destination. The Representative of Trekking Trail Nepal will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All the necessary ground transportation from and to the airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with Lodging during the Trekking
  • Trekking guide (Trained, Government Licensed, Experienced and English speaking)
  • Porter carrying a maximum weight of 15 kgs per trekker
  • All expenses of Staff (Guide, porter and if any other staff) like Food, Accommodation. Insurance, Transportation, Taxes, Salary, etc.
  • First Aid kit
  • All the required documentation
  • Trekking permits, TIMS, National park entrance fees
  • All the government and local taxes with tourist service charges

What is not included?

  • International Airfare
  • Entrance visa to Nepal
  • Meals during Kathmandu stay
  • Beverages during trekking
  • Personal expenses like laundry, bar bills, hot shower, recharging of the battery, etc.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Rescue charges
  • Any other extra expenditures that are not included in “Service Includes” section.
  • Tips and Gratuities for the staff
FROM US

* All Inclusive Price.

12 days

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  • Flexible group size

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