Gosainkunda is another miracle in Nepal, successful to please all explorers and gratify all pilgrims who arrive to admire her beauty and perform a sacred worship. Yes, Gosainkunda is a holy and alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake situated in Nepal’s Langtang National Park. This beautiful structure enhances the loveliness of the Rasuwa District and lies at an amazing altitude of 4,380m/14,370ft. It feels good when you know that you are about to walk into Nepal with Gosainkunda Trek.
Gosainkunda is a significant place of interest and religion in the Dhunche – Helambu trekking region. The Hindu mythology defines the lake as the residence of legendary deities Goddess Gauri and Lord Shiva. Its water is believed to encompass strong significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims all around the country and some neighbouring countries arrive at the site to visit. They say that taking a holy dip in this lake fulfils one’s wish makes him free from all his sins.
Our Gosainkunda Trek either starts from Dhunche or Syabrubesi. However, an alternate route is also possible that can be started from Sundarijal; a place just outside the rim of Kathmandu. Our trekking route shall provide us convenience in context of food and accommodation. This day, a lot of teahouses and lodges have been built for the sake of tourism in the region. The trails are very well – marked, but between Ghopte and Thorepati, where chances of losing way are quite real.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]. Transfer to hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 02:Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparations. Hotel overnight
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1460m/4,790ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 04:Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel [2470m/8,103ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 05:Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley [5,952m/19,528ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 07:Trek from Langtang valley to Kyangjin Gompa [3,740m/12,270ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa
Day 09: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 10: Trek from Lama Hotel to Big Syabrubesi
Day 11: Trek from Big Syabrubesi to Sing Gompa [3,210m/10,531ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 12: Trek form Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake [4,380m/14,370ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 13: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte [3480m/11,417ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 14: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang [2440m/8,005ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 15: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani [571 m/1,873 ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 16: Drive from Chisapani to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 17:A short sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner along with a cultural show. Hotel overnight
Day 18: Final departure