Gosainkunda Trek is also one of the most famous trekking in the Langtang region. The trekking to Gosainkunda area is to explore the remote valley called Helambu, enclosed by snow-capped mountains and having a trek to the high mountain lakes Gosainkunda. The highest point in this trekking area is the Gosainkunda pass 4610m. There are 108 Kunda, means lakes. Hindu religious people believe that lord Shiva had created this particular holy lake with his trident. There are the settlements of mainly Tamang and Sherpa ethnic groups. The main attraction to this area is to explore the pine, rhododendron and bamboo forests with wildlife, majestic waterfalls, apart from exploring the holy lake, from where you also can have magnificent views of the snow covered white mountain-- Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.) Gangchenpo (5,846 m) and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m). The trekking to this area offers superb Himalayan views including of Langtang lirung, Dorje lakpa, Gaurishanker, Rolwaling Himalayan range, Langtang Himalayan range and Annapurna Himalayan range among others, as well as the holy lake Gosainkunda lake, Tibetan monasteries, wild animals such as mountain Thar, snow leopards, jackal, Red panda, rabbit, monkeys therefore, it has been the centre of attraction among many tourists coming to Nepal.
The trekking to Gosainkunda begins from Dhunche, then the trek continues through larch and rhododendron forests, wildflowers and birds and then we climb up the nearby peak for amazing mountain views. And pass the holy lake Gosainkunda and make an excursion to the area and then enter Helambu via the Laurebina pass (4610m). On the way, we have astonishing views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the Annapurna massif, pass through the sub-tropical jungle, a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, and the valley, which is of alpine meadows and yak pastures then we retrace the route back to Dhunche or continue trek to holy Gosainkunda lake, after crossing Gosainkunda pass (4610m), continue south leaving the Langtang region and reach Helambu valley and subsequently at Chisapani and return back to Kathmandu. If you decide to do Gosainkunda Trek, let Himalayan Joy Adventure to organise your trip for best service with most experience guide from Mountain.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, our city guide will take you to various historical places and world heritage listed sites. These will include Pashupatinath (One of the greatest Hindu temples in Asia), Bouddhanath stupa (Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari)). After sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel with time to prepare for your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, you will take the 5 hours scenic drive to Dunche from Kathmandu by private 4W jeep. You will pass by many villages, scenic hills, mountains, and rivers. You will check in your Langtang National Park permit in Dunche. Overnight in Dunche.
Your day will start gently ascending up to Deurali through the forest of rhododendron and pine. After having lunch, you will continue to Sing Gompa surrounding the beauty of nature where a best cheese factory of Nepal. Overnight in Sing Gompa.
After breakfast, you will slightly ascend through the forest of rhododendron and pine, past the meadows to Cholang pati for lunch. Then the trail ascends until top to Lauribinayak 3900m, where you will have a magnificent sunrise and sunset views. Overnight in Lauribinayak.
Your day will starts after enjoying the sunrise view, ascending until on the ridge then small up and down to Gosaikund. Meanwhile, you will enjoy the holy lake and mountains views. Overnight in Gosaikund.
After early breakfast, you will ascend about two hours to Lauribiyak pass 4610m, then descend to Phedi 3600m for lunch. After lunch, you will continue to Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.
You will slightly ascend up to Tharepati where separate the trail towards Helambu and Kutumsang, you will descend down through the forest of Rhododendron and pine to Mangangoth for lunch. After lunch, you will again descend to Kutumsang for overnight.
You will start your day, after your breakfast slightly down to Golbhanjyang village then the zigzag way to Tipling for lunch. You will continue to descend the village of Patibhanjyang. Finally, you will ascend to Chisapani where you will have a magnificent panoramic view of mountains. Overnight in Chisapani.
Your last day trek will start ascending an hour and descend down to Mulkhark then Sundarijal. You will drive to your Hotel, Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.
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