Gosainkunda trek is one of the loveliest, heartiest and the most beautiful short treks located very close to the capital city. The word Gosain means lord of the senses and the zenith of this trek is one of the highest regarded hindu pilgrimages. The trek could be kept as short as a week and can be mixed with other treks in the region to elongate this beautiful experience for around 20.
Gosainkunda trek is favored and loved by many peoples because it is sparsely populated and on top, very few people opt for this trek.However, it is a beautiful thing to observe harmony in diversity of this very terrain. The entire terrain is settled by the descendents of Tibetans namely Tamangs who are followers of Buddhism, whereas, amidst of the settlement is the highly regarded hindu pilgrimage. On the other hand, the beauty of this trek comes from the Langtang national park which houses almost the entire trail of the Gosainkunda trek. The national park is the home for many endangered species like the red panda and snow leopards. It is also best known as the trek to witness the best wildflower blossoms.
It is believed that the lake of the Gosainkunda was created by the trident of a hindu deity Lord Shiva. According to the mythology, Lord Shiva drank the poison that originated from the tussle between gods and demons which cause a lot of pain to the almighty. After a lot of struggle and restlessness he flew to the Himalayas. In effort to drink cold water to soothe his burning throat he cracked open the mountain and from where came the water and created this lake. Primarily, before coming to the existence of Gosainkunda trek, this destination was just a heartthrob of local pilgrims and national religious tourists. They visited this place is occassions like Janai Purnima.
Gosainkunda trek is not just about the holy lake but also mountains and pristine natural presence around it. It is also a very good vantage point in the region and offers views of mountains in the Langtang range, Ganesh and even Manaslu. So all in all, in a week, Gosainkunda trek is worth the investment. Book this trek today with Karma eco adventure and have the best week in Nepal!
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
- Day 03: Drive to shyapru besi
- Day 04: Syabru bensi to thulo shyapru
- Day 05: Thulo Syabru to sin gompa (chandan bari)
- Day 06: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake
- Day 07: Gosainkunda to phedi
- Day 08: Phedi to Tharepati
- Day 09: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang aka Golphu Bhanjyang
- Day 10: Golphu Bhanjyang to Chisopani
- Day 11: Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Thank you for choosing Gosainkunda Trek as your next adventure destination. You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma eco adventure will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.
Day 03: Drive to shyapru besi
This is the first day on the road to get to our trek put in destination. The choice of vehicle can differ from the package you opt to choose, ranging from public vehicle to a private vehicle. There are two ways to reach Syabru Besi and the best way is the national highway namely Prithvi highway. The trip on a coiled highway and along one of the biggest tributaries of Trishuli takes roughly around 7 hours. Once in Syabru Besi you will unload your luggage and call it a night.
Day 04: Syabru bensi to thulo shyapru
Today is the warm up trek day for you and you will only walk around 4 hours to gain 750 meters in elevation. You will follow the only major trail out of Syabru besi and follow the Langtang Khola until you hit the fields of Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru
Day 05: Thulo Syabru to sin gompa (chandan bari)
We head out of Thulo Syabru all the way to the village of Dursagang. From here, the trail then climbs steeply through the forest of hemlock and rhododendron to the ridge namely Phoprang danda. There is another option as well available to Sing Gompa and depending upon the condition the route may differ. From here the trail continues in the forests and makes through hamlets and lodges all the way to Chandan bari. Chandan bari is famous as Sing Gompa. where there is available local cheese factory as well. Overnight in Sing gompa.
Day 06: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake
The trail climbs through the same forest you left behind on the previous day and soon enough you will enter the protected area of Gosainkunda. With every spur towards your destination of the day, the mountain vista becomes bigger and awe inspiring. The trail climbs through Chalang Pati all the way to Lauribina Yak. The views of all Ganesh including the Paldor peak, Manaslu, Annapurnas and several unnamed peaks are captivating. From Laurebina you will enter tree less terrain. Soon enough, the lakes starts unfolding from the distance and the first ever lake that you will witness is Saraswati Kunda. It is believed that there are 108 lakes in the Gosainkunda periphery. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 07: Gosainkunda to phedi
It is a downhill from Gosainkunda to Phedi and your knees will be put into test. Out of Gosainkunda the trail traverses through the pass of Laurebina and then further drops steeply to the seasonal lodges of high camp. Further down the trail you will take the easier and less steep path to Phedi. Since the trek will last for around 3 hours you will get plenty of time to rejuvenate for the days to come. Overnight in Phedi.
Day 08: Phedi to Tharepati
Usually people walk all the way to Ghopte from Gosainkunda which is around 8 hours of downhill. However we break the day into 2 as it would be too much to ask within a day from your body, adventure apart rest and your fitness is a must. You would start downhill from Phedi until the final nerve wrecking uphill through the forest of Bamboo to ghopte. There are high chances of seeing a lot of wildlife in this section of the trek. From Ghopte the trail drops and climbs continues and makes its way through windy and exposed ridges. Overnight in Tharepati.
Day 09: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang aka Golphu Bhanjyang
This is one of the most dramatic section of the trek as you descend around 1650 meters and ascend around 250 meters on the trail. You descend down from beautiful village of Tharepati through the forest of pine intermingling with chortens all the way to Magin Goth. From this first village or rest area you ascend to Mere Danda and this probably is the only noticeable ascend for the day. From here, you begin descending down to a ridge which offers a beautiful views of Langtang and Gosainkunda. You descend all the way down to Golphu Bhanjyang through forest of Rhododendron and fir. Overnight in Gul bhanjyang.
Day 10: Golphu Bhanjyang to Chisopani
Its a roller coaster ride on the trails this day. The trail drops and climbs almost 900 meters but is gentle and not as demanding as high in the mountains. Beginning from Golphu Bhanjyang the trail climbs to the Tamang village of Thotong. From here the trail first climbs through the forest of rhododendron to Lapchu Danda and then drops to Chipling and Pati Bhanjyang. The views of the mountains from Lapchu Danda as well is commendable. From Pati the trail again climbs to Chisopani. Overnight in chisopani.
Day 11: Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
You will begin descending from Chisapani and it's almost descend all the way down to Sundarijal. Around 1100 + meters in descend can easily be down in around 2 hours as the trail descends gradually on a single track. The entire trail is inside the Shivapuri National park and there are high chances of seeing a lot of birds and few animal species. Once in Sundarijal, you will drive back to Kathmandu. When in Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel. Your Gosainkunda trek officially comes to an end on today’s date. Thank you for choosing Karma eco adventure as your travel partner in Nepal.
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
- 2 nights Hotel accommodation 2/3 star including breakfast in Kathmandu.
- All government and local taxes.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- An experienced Trekking Guide,Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters.
- All accommodations on the trails and 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or any one item from the menu )
- 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
- Best available local lodges / Teahouse in mountain
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
- Both way private bus/jeep transportation from Ktm to Pokhara to Ktm
- Certificate of trek Completion
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water etc).
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
- Additional food.
- Tips for staffs.
- Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.