Langtang Trek to Gosaikunda Lake
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Nepal
- Maximum altitude: 4380 meter
- Group size: Min 1
- Best Season: Spring & Autumn
The trek to Gosaikunda, a holy pilgrimage rendezvous of the Hindu, is one of the prestigious journey destinations.Gosaikunda is a holy freshwater lake in Langtang National Park located at an altitude of 4,380m(14,370ft) together with its other associated lakes covering an entire area of 4.0 sq mi(1,030ha). This stunning adventure joins the astounding perspectives of the snowcapped peaks with the aesthetic rhododendron and bamboo forests comprising the abundance of Himalayan flora and fauna. The other intriguing belief is that lord shiva created this holy lake and the believers take a dip in this lake to washdown away their wrongdoings, torments and distresses. The people involving in this trip will have an opportunity to bathe in the relieving hot springs, watch the majestic waterfalls and feel a close proximity to the panoramic view of the sky glancing peaks, visiting the heavenly lakes of Gosaikunda.
The trek to Gosaikunda starts from Syabrubesiupto where you will travel by bus or a private jeep from Kathmandu. The trail elevates as you pass along Langtangkhola and winds around the dense forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo and the beautiful settlement of the Tamangs and Sherpas. As you pass through the Buddhist community in Langtang, you will be greeted in a very welcoming way and offered a healthy hospitality along with the ritual performance by the Buddhist monks in the ancient Monastery. The trip continues with the ascend of TserkoRi (5000m/16,404ft) for the astounding view of LangtangLirung range. A short climb will likewise be taken to a wonderful glacial moraine (4,300m/14,107ft), which can be climbed relying upon the time factor and offers more spectacular scene of LangtangLirung and the foot of one of its glaciers. Having gone through Lama Hotel, at Chandanbari you can see the spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and langtang-II. Red panda, an endangered inhabitant of the Langtang region can be seen along the way.Heading towards east, you take yourselves to the high altitude holy pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda which has the finest view during sunrise. The trek comes to an end after trekking to Sundarijal and returning back to Kathmandu by bus or other means.
Usually, the time best for the trek is around March to May or also from September to December. The trek is suitable to the people looking for some high altitude adventure across hills, forests and mountain range and possesses a good physical wellbeing.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Katmandu and preparation for trek
After having breakfast, you will be briefed about the composition of your team, travel equipment and nature and strategy of the trek. All official procedures will be finalized and necessary arrangements will be made. Then there will be a guided tour of the major landmarks and world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath. In the afternoon, there will be a pre discussion before the trek and the final preparation will be done.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi
After having breakfast, we commence our trip with a drive to Syabrubesi, a north-western part of Nepal travelling along the beautiful views of the mountains and the lifestyle of the locals. Lunch will be provided at Trishuli Bazar.We will continue our bus journey uptoDhunche and the descend down to Syabrubesi.
Day 4: Trek to Lama hotel
This is the first official day of our trekking. We will walk up and down routes following the Langtangkhola, passing the dense oak and rhododendron forest and crossing several bridges and tea houses finally to the Lama hotel.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang
After having tasted the first breakfast of Lama hotel, we will go trekking to Langtang village passing along the dense forest where we will enjoy the sublime view of LangtangLirung. We will also get to see and know about the situation after the massive earthquake which happened about two years back and took almost 400 lives in Langtang valley alone by the avalanche followed by earthquake.
Day 6: Trek to KyanjinGompa
In this day, we will visit an ancient monastery of KyanjinGompa. We will pass through several watermills, chortens and sacred rocks carved with inscriptions. Furthermore, we will visit the largest mani wall of Nepal, made from stone and prayers written on them which is supposed to be blown away by the wind. The day will come to an end after visiting the local shrines and sightseeing of the mountains.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day
After walking continuously for some days which might be uneasy and hectic for the body, you need to adapt to the new environmental conditions. So, we will be preparing ourselves for the trip in the upcoming days and roam around the yak pastures to enjoy ourselves.
Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel
This is the day we return all the way back to Lama Hotel for our trek to Gosainkunda. So it is recommended to walk slowly enjoying the views of the peaks and other sights on the way back. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 9: Trek to ThuloSyabru
Our trip to Gosainkunda continues from Lama Hotel to keep ourselves at ThuloSyabru at the end of the day. We will be descending down to the river, crossing it and then again ascending all the way to ThuloSyabru. We will walk through the pine and junieerps forests. On the way we will also see the fascinating view of the LangtangHimal. Overnight at ThuloSyabru.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa
The journey continues along the broad and less steep trail up to Dimsa village accompanied by rhododendron and oak forests on the way to Shin Gompa. The sight of LangtangHimal and Langtang Valley can also be seen on the way. Shin Gompa is famous for yak cheese. Overnight at Shin Gompa.
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda
We will ascend all the way through the rhododendron covered forest to the top of the rim. The region in between Shin Gompa and Lurebinayakhas a sanctuary for the endangered red panda. There is a slight ridge path which follows a broad route to arrive at Gosaikunda. We will explore around the lakes and enjoy ourselves by taking photographs and keeping othermomentos.Ovenight at Gosaikunda.
Day 12: Trek back to Dhunche
The very early morning after having breakfast, we will start our descent to walk back all day long until we reach Dhunche with short break for lunch on the way. Overnight at a lodge in Dhunche.
Day 13: Back to Kathmandu and departure
This is the day you will be remembering the amazing trip you have had to Gosaikunda. After having breakfast, we will return via the same route back to Kathmandu. You will check into the hotel, refresh and prepare yourself, and we will be giving you a farewell dinner. Finally you will head towards the airport with our representatives for your final departure in the evening.