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Monday, 1 August 2016

Gosainkunda Circuit Trek

Gosainkunda circuit Trek 
Gosaikunda lies north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is quite remote and thinly populated area. 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 Mahadeva can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also scared 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 teaming with wild flowers and animal species, adds interest to this trek for nature lovers.

Fact About the Langtang Valley trekking

Starting from                                   : Kathmandu
Ending at                                          : Kathmandu
Grade                                                :Medium + Hard
Highest access of the trek                : 4610 at Lauri Binayak
Culture encounter                          : Sherpa / Tamang
Trekking type                                  : Teahouse
Most Attraction of the trek           : Close Mountain View, Villages and local people
Best Season                                      :  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
Gosaikunda Trekking in Nepal

  • Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
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: Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
Day 08: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2800m)
Day 09: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2140m)
Day 10: Chisopani to Sundarijal and Drive  to Kathmandu
Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure

  • Detail Itinerary of Gosainkunda Circuit Trek 
  • 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 Gosainkunda.
  • Day 07 Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
  • Approximately 7 Hours walk 
Descending from the ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and the boulders of old moraines. The trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the rhododendron, oak and juniper forests up to the Tharepati. A steep path rises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya. Spend your day strolling around the village.
  • Day 08: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2800m)
  • Approximately 5 Hours walk
Heading east from Tharepati, the trail drops rapidly down the ridge. The path passes pine and rhododendron forest rich with bird life along with good views down into the Helambu valley. This is an interesting typically old-fashioned Helambu village. Attractive Mountain views as well as local people & lifestyle, culture, customs would be worth making you glad.
  • Day 09: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2140m)
  • Approximately 4 Hours walk
A pleasant walk down to the Pathi Bhanjyang goes through forests. A shorter day but with descends and climbs to Chisopani, where the view of the whole central Himalayas is breathtaking. We can see Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest. Landscapes will be reflective in the evening and early morning hours.
  • Day 10: Chisopani to Sundarijal and Drive  to Kathmandu
  • Approximately 4 Hours walk
We start the day by climbing up the last pass of the trek at Borlang Bhanjyang, at 2240m. From here we descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). More super views while descending to the road through oak and rhododendron forests, with some pine a lower altitude. Now it is a short trek to Sundarijal as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal we can take local transportation, or have our private transport waiting for us to bring us back to Kathmandu 
  • Day 11: 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 12: Departure
Transfer to the airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

For Common picture please find those link
Gosaikunda And Gosainkunda 

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