Gosainkunda Lake 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 Gosaikunda 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!
This was our second trek with Himalayan Joy adventures, and our second time was as remarkable as the first. Tika was our guide to Gosaikunda, and he took excellent care of our group. He was very thoughtful and patient, and also sensitive to our abilities. Cholendra took excellent care of all of our arrangements in Nepal, and made our trip very enjoyable. He even took care of retrieving our lost luggage from the airport. I highly recommend Himalayan Joy Adventures if you are planning a trip to Nepal. Visited March 2017
It would be difficult to exaggerate the care Cholendra and his team took at every step (literally) of the way during our 15 days in Nepal. We set out on a trek for Gosaikund Pass mid March and although snow and a touch of altitude sickness resulted in a changed itinerary, we had an amazing walk through these mountains. Our guide Tika and porter Nora explained the plants and showed us the animals on the way and were careful and helpful with us (3 people in their 60s..) Cholendra also arranged accommodations for us in Kathmandu, Chitwan and transportations for several other legs of our trip. They are extremely "client focused" and both attentive and kind. A true "Himalayan Joy." Visited March 2017
Our Gosainkunda trekking took place in April this year. Before the trip I was a bit worried how it would turn out since I was an inexperienced trekker and it was our first guided tour with the Himalayan Joy team. During this trip I realised I couldn't have made a better choice of guide. From the start Cholendra and his team were friendly and easygoing which put all of us at ease. But came the first day of our trekking when the earthquake struck. Though in times of a great disaster, it didn't stop them from taking care of us. During our descent, there were many times I slipped on the rocky path and I was at a very slow pace. Cholen held on to my hand so that I did not fall from over 2,000km of height. Landslides were almost everywhere but owing to his good judgement, we managed to avoid getting hit by rocks and made our way down safely to the relief camp. Later we got news that many houses from his village was greatly damaged but be that as it may, he stayed with us and ensured we had access to shelter, food, water and blanket. I was able to get in touch with my family through his phone. This exemplified the level of professionalism and empathy in their work. We simply could not say enough our appreciation. With this, I'll definitely recommend Himalayan Joy to my friends. Visited April 2015
Himalayan Joy Adventure is truly outstanding! I have been to many tours around the globe and I can attest that this tour provides one of the best services available on the planet. We went to trek the Gosaikunda lake on April, 2015. From day one, Cholendra has been an amazing guide. First of all he is very knowledgeable. In the trekking business he is one of the most experienced guides available so you know you are in good hands. He is also extremely honest and selfless. It was really sad that, on April 25th, halfway through our trek, we were caught in the midst of the devastating earthquake. Due to the earthquake we had to stay in refugee camps up in the mountains for three nights. During that period, Choledra took very good care of us. He prioritized the camping spots for us, helped us look for food and water(even cooked some tasty food for us), find local rescue helicopters, and sacrificed many things to look after our needs in the camp. The days in the camp was "no longer part of the tour", but he still took care of us more than he took care of himself. When you have that kind of treatment in crisis situation, you know you will be served well in normal occasions. Cholendra met me as a tour guide, but right now he is my lifelong friend. I am definitely seeing him again on my next visit to Nepal. Visited April 2015
I had an unforgettable and amazing trek to the holy Gosainkunda lake. I really enjoyed the trip: Beside the grand views of the mountains there was also a rich variety of flora and fauna. The beauty of the country and the kindness of the Nepalese people is unique and wonderful. My guide Cholendra Karki and the porter Chet Karki provided a dedicated and professional service. Many thanks for the good natured and friendly manners, great knowledge and skills. Cholendra is well informed and a perfect travel companion. In 2001 I traveled the first time to Nepal and had the pleasure to trek in the Annapurna region with Ram Kaji, the founder of Himalayan Joy Adventure. His experience and knowledge and easy going attitude made this trip remarkable. Ram was so helpful, informative and supportive. Since my first visit to Nepal in 2001 I feel passionate about Nepal and hope to come back many more times to this beautiful country. I highly recommend Himalayan Joy Adventure to anyone planing to visit Nepal in the future. Nepal is a top travel and trekking destination.
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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