Duration: 9 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Altitude Max: 4609
Group Size: 1 - 10
Transportation: Private Vehicle and Public Bus
Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April
Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trekking
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During Janai Purnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostly formed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices. The route is rich in flora and fauna; rhododendron forests, fir, pine et cetera are common. Monasteries and cheese factories also form a unique experience during the trek.
The Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is a pilgrimage trek for Hindus to the Gosaikunda Lake, the sacred site for the worship of Shiva. Glacial lakes, snow peaks, oak and rhododendron forests, enchanting waterfalls, ethnic and traditional settlements, and above all, the legends of Gosaikunda itself, makes the trek an outstanding experience.
We drive to Dunche, a beautiful village with amazing mountain scenery where the trek starts. Ascending on to Thulo Sybru the next day and then higher on to Chandanbari the next, the increased elevation makes way for a clearer mountain vistas. The next day, we move on to Gosainkunda(4,380m), the abrupt elevation may be strenuous, yet offers amazing views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and the like. We take a rest here and for another day whilst enjoying the landscape and observing the village life of the highland dwellers. The downhill from Gosainkunda to Dunche takes about seven hours yet, the decrease in altitude makes the journey easier. From Dunche, we take a drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1 :Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 2 :Kathmandu to Dunche (2030 km), Drive by local bus
Day 3 :Dunche and to Thulo Sybru (2210m) via drive to Thulo Bharkhu, Trek 6 hrs
Day 4 :Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3250m), Trek 5 hrs
Day 5 :Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m), Trek 5 hrs
Day 6 :Exploring day
Day 7 :Gosaikunda to Dunche (2030m), Trek 7 hrs
Day 8 :Dunche to Kathmandu (1450m), Drive by local bus
Day 9 :Final departure onward destination
Day 1 :Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
Day 2 :Kathmandu to Dunche (2030 km), Drive by local bus An early morning drive to Dunche. Winding along the Trishuli river, the route comes across forests, terraced fields and rivers. Overnight stay at Dunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district for the night.
Day 3 :Dunche and to Thulo Sybru (2210m) via drive to Thulo Bharkhu, Trek 6 hrsAfter a drive to Thulo Bharkhu, our trek starts. We take stone stairs that ascend to the Tamang village where we take rest for a while and learn about the lifestyle while interacting with the people. The trail then climbs to a ridge passing pine and rhododendron forests and reaches Thulo Sybru. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 4 :Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3250m), Trek 5 hrsThe trail passes Rhododendron, oak and fir forests as we move on through Dursagang and Foprang Danda. Views of Himalayan ranges that includes Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna and some Tibetan peaks are panoramic at several points. It’s a five hour trek to Chandanbari, where you can explore the local Cheese factory and the Sing Gompa monastery nearby. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day 5 :Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4380m), Trek 5 hrsAn easy walk takes us to Lauribinayak from where a gradual steep leads us to Gosaikunda. The entrance is marked by chortens and small Shiva temples. Outstanding views of Ganesh, Annapurna and other Tibetan ranges can be observed from here. The holy lake of Gosaikunda lies just nearby. Mountains and lakes for a scenic view around the place. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day 6 :Exploring dayIt’s a rest as well as an exploration day. We hike around to the other two lakes nearby and also climb the Surya Pea.
Day 7 :Gosaikunda to Dunche (2030m), Trek 7 hrsWe take the same trail through Lauribinayak to Chandanbari all the way to Dunche. It’s a rather long descent passing through pine forests that slow changes as we lose altitude. Scenic views keep us company through this hasty, yet easy descent to Dunche. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day 8 :Dunche to Kathmandu (1450m), Drive by local busAn early morning drive passing through small villages, green hills, terrace farms and the like. It’s a pleasant drive of over eight hours. Green Valley Nepal Treks arranges for a dinner in celebration of the successful completion of the trek.
Day 9 :Final departure onward destinationDeparture from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.
This is my second time booking a trek with Green Valley. Kp is my go to when it comes to organising a trip to Nepal and planning the most incredible trekking experience. I completed Annapurna Base Camp in April and came back to do Everest Base Camp in October. We went as ...read more