Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14370 ft.) and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District. Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda,…
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Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14370 ft.) and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District. Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda, is an alpine freshwater lake and a Ramsar site which means a wetland site. Gosain Kunda Lake is very import for Hindu and Buddhist people as it is related to Lord Shiva. Gosainkunda is a holy place for both Buddhist (Sharmans) and Hindu Pilgrims. Every year in Janai Purnima in the month of Bhadra (August full moon day), according to the Nepali Calendar, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here to worships God Shiva. Sharmans (‘Dhami or Jhaakri’), also called Bon-Po in Tamang language and pre-Buddhist visit on the full moon day from all over Nepal. Sharmans perform spiritual song and dance during the trek at the beginning of their journey until they reach Gosaikunda and, on that day the ‘junior Jhaakri’ obtain the graduation from their masters. In Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is an abode of Lord Shiva and Gauri. According to the Hindu scriptures Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana and the epics of Mahabharat, Ramayan refer to Samundra Manthan, which is related to the Gosaikunda.
Many foreigners choose Gosaikunda Trek as one of their trekking destinations while traveling to Nepal. The main attraction of this trek is an exotic 108 glacier lakes, small to medium in size that is scattered around the Gosaikunda region surrounded by Himalayas range, delightful forest, beautiful scenario and lush wild nature. Gosain Kunda can be reached either by helicopter or by trekking from Dhunche or Sundarijal. Tour Experts has designed trip from driving to Dhunche, Rasuwa.
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Day 01: Drive: Kathmandu-Dhunche (108km) and trek to Chandan Bari/Singompa
After early breakfast in Kathmandu, you’ll drive to Dhunche through Prithvi Highway and Trisuli. During the drive you’ll see views of Langtang himal, Ganesh Himal and beautiful landscapes. It will take about 5 hours to reach Dhunche by jeep/bus. After lunch heard quarter of Rasuwa, Dhunche, you’ll start trek. From Dhunche, you’ll reach Singompa in about 4 hours of walking.
Accommodation: Lodge Included Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Day 02: Trek: Singompa-Gosain Kunda Lake and return to Singompa after bath/Pooja
After breakfast at Singompa, you’ll trek to Gosain Kund Lake via Laure Bina pass. Once you reach lake, you can do Pooja or take a bath at the lake and then return to Singompa for overnight. You can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains, green jungle, rhododendron flowers and animals.
Accommodation: Lodge Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 03: Trek: Singompa-Dhunche and drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast in Singompa, you’ll trek all the way to Dhunche. After lunch in Dhunche, you can drive to Kathmandu.
Accommodation: No Included Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
- One air conditioned jeep for Kathmandu-Dhunche and Dhunche to Kathmandu
- 2 nights in Singompa at lodge guest with twin sharing basis
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
- Langtang National park Fee and TIMS (for foreigners only)
- One English speaking trekking guide
- All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
- Tips for guide and driver
- Porter if required
There is no specific fitness required for this trip. However you’ll need to walk about 5/7 hours day for 3 days. In this case, you need have stamina to walk about 5/7 hours in the high altitude.
Porter is not included in the trip. You can hire porter from Dhunche and but we need to have information about in advance so that we can book porters. Cost for a porter will be USD 25 per day (USD 75 per porter). One porter will carry only 30 kg.
There will be 5 people plus one guide will be in this group. Cost is based on 5 people. If group size is more or less than 5 pax, cost will be different.
Tour Experts would like to suggest you to bring a sleeping bag, warm cloths, sun glasses, trekking boot, walking poles and torch light with you.