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Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek

Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 8
Grade Easy to Moderate
Best month March/April/May/June & October/November
Maxi Elevation Gosainkunda Lake (4,380m)
Group size Minimum two people in group
Accommodation Lodge Accommodations Services
Meal Choose your own meal on trek
Starts From Drive: Kathmandu to Dunche
End at Drive: Sundarijal to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Gosainkunda is not just a trekking destination – it is a pilgrimage. The holy Gosainkunda lakes, according to legends, were created by the Hindu god ‘Shiva’ himself.

The trek begins in Sundarijal and follows a splendid hiking trail as you cross rivers and forests, and walk mostly uphill before you reach the holy lakes. According to Hindu mythology, the holy lakes of Gosainkunda were created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three-pointed weapons) so that he could drink its cold water and quench the heat that he felt in his throat after he drank poison from Samudra Manthan.

This trek introduces the first-time trekker to Nepal’s fine mountain ranges including the Langtang Himal. Besides picturesque scenery, this trek also gives travelers an opportunity to observe the local people’s lives and culture. The Langtang region is the quietest of the main trekking regions and a favorite among our guides – close-up mountain views and a good taste of rural life are what this region gives trekkers. Langtang is surprisingly quiet, that is if you’ve been to the crowded Everest and Annapurna trekking regions.

Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek Route

Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) and catch a taxi to Tikhedunga (1,540m).
Day 02 Trek Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m).
Day 03 Trek Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m).
Day 04 Trek Tatopani to Lete (2,480m).
Day 05 Trek Lete to Marpha, Overnight in Marpha (2,670m).
Day 06 Trek Marpha to Kagbeni (2,800m).
Day 07 Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,670m).
Day 08 Trek Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,720m).
Day 09 Flight: – Jomsom to Pokhara (820m), Overnight stay in Pokhara.

 

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.

 

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Dhunche (Driving about 7 hours via local bus).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1960

It takes about 11 hours on a bus for us to reach Dhunche. Since tourist buses do not travel to this region we make our journey in a local bus. Overnight stay in Dhunche.

Day 3 : Trek Dunche to Sing Gompa (about 5 to 6 hours walking).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

From Dhunche we cross rivers, pass through forests and walk mostly uphill before we stop for an overnight stay in Sing Gompa.

Day 4 : Trek Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (about 5 to 6 hours walking).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4200

Trek Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda, Overnight stay in Gosainkunda (4,200m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION (about 5 to 6 hours walking).

Day 5 : Trek Gosainkunda to Laurebinayak Pass (4610m) LGopte or Tharepati (about 6 to 7 hours walking)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3690

As we head towards the Laurebina Pass (4,610m) the trail climbs through rugged paths passing through small lakes in between.

Day 6 : Trek Tharepati to Kutumsang (about 7 hours walking).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

From Tharepati the trail passes through forests of fir and rhododendron as we arrive in Magen Goth (3,420m), Panghu, and finally Khutumsang.

Day 7 : Trek Kutumsang to Chipling (about 6 hours walking).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2170

The trail now descends to the beautiful hamlet of Gul Bhanjyang and then climbs up to Thodang Betini (2,260m) and Chipling (2,170m).

Day 8 : Trek Chipling to Chisopani (about 6 hours walking).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2170

Today our trail makes a steep descent as we stop in Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), before finally arriving in Chisopani.

Day 9 : Trek down hill walking to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Our 8-days trek ends in Sundarijal a beautiful place high above the Kathmandu valley. A short ride in a cab takes us from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. You can either fly to your destination today or you can stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Departure to your home country.
Food
Breakfast

Today, you have time till your departure from Kathmandu and can visit the historical city of Kathmandu and tourist places in Thamel.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Langtang National park entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 8 days guide wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/insurances/equipments
  • Wages: 8 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 7 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Dunche via local bus 
  • Transportation: Sundarijal to Kathmandu via local taxi
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Map: Langtang Gosainkunda trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu in every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4266467 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

Nepal has four climatic seasons Spring:


Spring: March-May

March/April/May months are called the spring season which is the best for holidays in most of the Himalayas of Nepal. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and warmer. The weather forecast will be 20 to 25 degrees till the 3,500m during the daytime. And at night time and in the morning will be colder. But above the 4,500m will be -10 to -15 degrees cold in the morning and at night. Some time will be rainfall in these months. This is the best season for blooming the rhododendron flower in the mountain which is our national flower. There will be many different kinds of natural flora and fauna in the mountain which makes this season beautiful and attractive for tourists in mountains. The tourist comes for trekking/peak climbing and expedition during this season. This is one of the perfect seasons to visit Nepal Mountain to see and take the experiences of walking and climbing mountains.

Summer: June – August

We called the monsoon months June/July August because of the heavy rainfall in Nepal. Mostly July/August and till mid-September. It’s still possible to do the trek in Mid June which isn’t heavy rain yet. During the monsoon time is difficult to do the trek in mountains and the sky and the weather isn’t visible and difficult to walk during the heavy rain and scare with flooding. Mostly, It’s difficult to do the trek in the Everest region because the flight is not on time. Sometimes, It will take a few days long wait to fly Lukla or long waiting to fly to Kathmandu were lots of chances of missing an international flight. So, During these months, It’s idle to choose dry places for trekking in Nepal, Upper Mustang Trek, and Upper Dolpo Trek. These are the recommended trekking for holidays by Peace Nepal Treks (p Ltd and also we provide our best services for our customer.

Autumn: September – November

Mid-September to Mid December is the best season for mountain holidays in Nepal where ever can choose in the mountain as your timing frame and the budget. We have many different kinds of trekking/peak climbing and Expedition services packages for you. This is one of the most outstanding seasons with a beautiful clear sky and the temperatures will be moderate. These months are the feast and festival time were the biggest Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival fall. And also have a long holiday from government and people have time to visit shortly in holidays and to meet friends and relatives around. There is no heavy long rainfall but there is a clear sunny day and warmer on these days. So for it, Nepalese people also visit for short holidays around and the International people come for trekking and peak climbing expedition for long or short holidays. Most of the popular trekking regions will be full of trekkers and quite busy times. Like, mostly busier trekking regions will be the Annapurna region/Everest region and the Langtang region. But there are several less crowded trekking holidays places in Nepal, such as Manaslu circuit trek, Tsum Valley Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Naar Phu Trek, etc.

Winter: December – February

December to February are the winter season in Nepal. This season isn’t idle to visit long trekking high altitude trek. This is the season of snowfall in the mountain region above the 4,500m and the temperature will be -30 degrees below which is too frozen and the people of hotel lodges also not staying these months in the higher mountain and they moved to a nearby city or in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. So these months are good to visit short trekking route a week or 10 days only around the Kathmandu city, Ghorepani poon hill, Nagarkot visit, Chitwan National park, Bardia National park, Pokhara city or staying local village homestay, etc. But the sunrise and sunset will be very visible and attractive these months. So the short best trekking is good to visit in Nepal.

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different trekking regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek. Nepal for all seasons. 

Check-list of personal equipment:

This equipment for holidays is a guideline to make easier for your holidays in Nepal. You can choose and take the equipment as your holiday’s timing frame longer holidays or in shorter holidays. It’s depending on the higher elevation of the mountain region, challenging walking of trek harder or moderate. And the peak climbing or in Expedition. However, the guideline will help you to carry and bring the right equipment for your holidays. We always suggest bringing your most important equipment from your country and also can buy in Kathmandu many different brands of product or Nepali product get in cheaper than another popular brand. We say, not too much worried about the trekking gears if you left or did the mistake to bring with you which can buy in Kathmandu easily. This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the trekking, our porter carries 20kg in total between two members and one person makes about 10 to 12kg trekking luggage where you will be carrying your small day pack with your important camera drinking water during the daytime.

trekking_equipments list for trekkers

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars
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