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Monday, 1 August 2016

Gosaikunda Trekking

Gosaikunda lies north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is quite remote and thinly populated area.
Holy lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several others glacier lakes adjoining it. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full- moon festival in August and Hindu people believe that the god Mahadev (Shiva), intoxicated by grief due to his wife’s (Pārbati) death, felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his holy stick, thus creating the lakes. In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates and Hindu people believe that the image of Mahadev can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists.
This is a journey with numerous highlights, stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif as far as you can see. The Tamang and Sherpa people living here, physically and culturally resemble the Tibet inhabitants and their unique lifestyle is still thriving under their traditional attitude. Abundant wildlife, intense forest teeming with wild flowers and animal species, adds interest to this trek for nature lovers.

  • Fact About the Gosaikunda Trekking

Starting from                                   : Kathmandu
Ending at                                          : Kathmandu
Grade                                                            :Medium + Hard
Highest access of the trek            : Gosaikunda (4460m) 
Culture encounter                         : Sherpa / Tamang
Trekking type                               : Teahouse
Most Attraction of the trek           : Close Mountain View, Villages and local people
Best Seasion                                 :  September to November, March to May 
Meal                                              : breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
Activities                                       : Trekking
Transportation                                : Local bus or 4*4 wheeler drive          
Accommodation                             : Teahouse
Minimum Group Size                    : 1
Per day Walking                             : 5 to 7 hours per day
Itinerary type                                  : Fixed / Customized

  • Day by day itinerary  for Gosaikunda trekking
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day 04: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 05: Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m)
Day 06: Laurebina Yak to Gosainkunda (4460m)
Day 07 : Back from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa 
Day 08 : Trek back to Dhunche 
Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu 
Day 10 : Fly back to Home country 

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to be escorted stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. 
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, start sightseeing covering the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, which are Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.  Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Swayambhu meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in this area. It is said that Swayambhunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come. In the afternoon you will get short briefing and discussion regarding your trek.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhunche
  • Distance 120kms – Approximately 6 Hours Drive 
We take breakfast in the hotel and begin the journey towards Dhunche in a local bus. Dhunche is the trek starting point to Gosaikunda Trek which takes about 6-7 hours drive. Enjoy scenic drive through Trishuli Valley with rural villages, river and mountains. The bus stops for half an hour at one of highway restaurants on the way for lunch. We will  reach at Dhunche  (1,460m) around 2 o'clock. Once we reach Dhunche we take time to explore around. Overnight a Dhunche .
  • Day 04: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3330m)
  • Approximately 6 Hours walk 
The trail from Dhunche crosses the river and heads through the forest. The trail climbs uphill most of the way until it reaches Sing Gompa.
  • Day 05: Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m)
  • Approximately 5 Hours walk 
From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up and reaches Chalang pati (3650m) where you have a splendid view of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan mountains and the forest filled with beautiful rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak..
  • Day 06: Laurebina Yak to Gosainkunda (4460m)
  • Approximately 4 Hours walk 
The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda (lake). After trekking some while you will have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda (lake) and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund.
  • Day 07 : Back from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa 
  • Approximately 6 Hours walk 
On that day same way we will back to Sign Gompa 
  • Day 08 : Trek back to Dhunche 
  • Approximately 5 Hours walk 
 we will follow the same trail to Dhunche 
  • Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Distance 120kms – Approximately 6 Hours Drive 
After Breakfast we will take a bus to Kathmandu we will have scenic view on the way back to Kathmandu   
  • Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It's a spare day in Kathmandu, You have option to stroll around the local tourist market in Kathmandu to observe the living style of local people in Kathmandu valley. You can observe the traditional houses, arts and crafts, local people selling clothes, fruits and vegetable around Indrachook and Ashanon located on the North Part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Day 11: Departure
  • Transfer to the airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.
Gosaikunda Trekking with Mountain View 
Snowing time during Gosaikunda Trekking
Trekkers in Gosaikunda Trekking
Gosaikunda Trekking
Mr chumba , great porter in Gosaikunda Trekking
Trekking Path in Gosaikunda Trekking
Holy lake Gosaikunda Trekking
Gosaikunda Trekking with temple 
Namaste From Gosaikunda Trekking
Gosaikunda Trekking viewpoint 
Frozen lake Gosaikunda  
Namaste from Gosaikunda Trekking
Frozen lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Frozen lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Frozen lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Frozen lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Holy  lake Gosaikunda Trekking 
Namaste from Frozen lake Gosaikunda Trekking 

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