Gosaikunda Trekking-10 days Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a stunning from Gosaikunda Lake to Helambu valley in Langtang National Park. Langtang and Gosaikund is best trek for nature and mountain lovers. We have designed 10-day Langtang and Gosaikunda trek for those hikers with limited time. Gosaikunda is a holy glacial lake in Langtang National Park, also a famous religious place of Hindu, Buddhist and Bon Po-Shaman. A beautiful treks in Langtang is classified as a moderate difficulty Trek. Gosaikunda known as Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers a spiritual trekking experience. Gosaikunda is a frozen lake which is sacred and related to lord Shiva's life. The thousands of nature lovers and pilgrims visit Gosaikunda, the pristine Lake in the Himalayas. Gosaikunda is a less crowded trek compare to Langtang Valley. You will trek through forests and village enjoying majestic view of the mountains. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and call or leave message on WhatsApp + 977 9851023742 to know more information about Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Gosaikunda Helambu Trek cost from $580-$955 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.
Trek Name: Gosaikunda Trek
Trek Duration:10 Days
Trek Difficulty: Easy/ Medium
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 1300m- 4610 m
Trek Cost: USD 580-USD 955
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Kathmandu
10 days Gosaikunda Lake Trek in Langtang National Park price & departure dates.
Gosaikunda Trek also known as "the frozen lakes" trek starts in Dhunche in the Langtang region, climbs up to the Gosaikunda sacred lake at 4400 m, goes down through Helambu region as part of the Helambu circuit trek and also complete at Sundarijal, 30 min drive from Kathmandu.The alpine lakes of Gosaikunda trek is a bit more adventurous, but popular and holy place of Hindus, Buddhists and Tamang Shamans alike. Best time of the year to visit in the August full moon when thousands of pilgrims trek up to bathe in the frigid waters at 4000 m and you are in for an intense experience. The Gosaikunda lake is also called frozen lake trek itself is beautiful. The forests, and the mountains scenery on the way are also amazing.
10 days Gosaikunda Lake Trek normally start from Dhunche after a day bus travel from Kathmandu and end at Sundarijal via Gosaikunda and the Helambu trail. The views from Gosaikunda are quite breathtaking, and walking through the pass is quite difficult but can make it slowly and surely. It is a wonderful 7- 10 days trekking. Gosaikunda lake trek can combine Langtang and Helambu valley trekking. Gosaikunda is a significant place of interest on Langtang National Park. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have created by Lord Shiva, striking to the rocky mountains with his holy trident.
Gosainkunda Trekis possible throughout the year but trekking in spring (February / March to May/ June) when the rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal are blooming. Also in the fall (September to November / December) or post-monsoon when the weather is temperate and the skies are clear. This is a moderate level, but not difficult trek although it has some steep climbs. No mountaineering skills required. This itinerary offers a gradual gain of the altitude to greatly reduce the risk of altitude sickness. This is normally a tea house trek with well-maintained facilities along the route. Trekkers must beware of snowfall and avalanches that can block the narrow entrance. Our experienced porters/guides will help you to avoid potentially unsafe situations.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m).
We receive you at Kathmandu airport upon your arrival and transfers to hotel. Free day on your own and trekking briefing in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu -Dhunche (1960m, 6 hours).
Drive to Dhunche (1960m) by bus takes 6 hours, a scenic drive through Nepalese country sides pass through villages, rivers with an amazing view of himalayan peaks like Lantang and Ganesh Himal. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (2200m, 5/6 hours)
Trek to Thulo Syabru (2200m), the biggest ethnic Tamang village in the region. We can see the stone topped local houses with Buddhist holy flags, excellant views of Langtang Lirung and Tibetan mountain range. It takes 5 hours walk.
Day 04: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3210m)
Passing Schools and gompas the trail ascent through the forest of hemlock and oak until trail Dursagang (2660m). Then the trail gradually ascent through forest Sing Gompa. Sing Gompa is popular for Yak cheese factory and Buddhist monastery.
Day 05: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m)
The trail climbs gradually up to Lauirbina Yak (3920m). From Lauirbina Yak, you can see panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range. Then continue trek up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda and Bhairav Kunda and reach to Gosaikund.
Day 06: Gosaikunda to Gopte (3440m)
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake and passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina pass (4610m15120ft). The trail descends to Phedi (3740m). We continue trek to Ghopte with following up and down trail.
Day 07: Ghopte to Kutumsang(2621m)
From Ghopte, the trail ascent from and again trail ascent to Tharepati. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the beautiful mountain views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa range on its way to Kutumsang (2450m).
Day 08: Kutumsang to Chisopani(2194m)
The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. And again trail ascent until Thodang Betini and we continue trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and exploring a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani.
Day 09: Chisopani to Kathmandu via Sundarijal.
The route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After we trek down to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you can see spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest to Sundarijal. And we drive back to Kathmandu by car.
Day 10: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
Langtang Valley Trek Packing List
We would recommend to pack pretty light and managed to wash most of your clothes each afternoon/night for the first half of the trip. In the latter stages of the trip, it is pretty cold. There is no real need for multiple outfits.This is just a guide and it work quite well. sleeping bag is necessary as there are blankets in each guesthouse.
1 pair of pants that maybe convert to shorts
1 pair of shorts
1 Warm or thicker pair of hiking pants
1 Long sleeve quick-dry shirt
1 Long-sleeve thermal shirt
2 Short-sleeve t-shirts
1 Thermal long underwear
4 pairs of quick-dry underwear
1 Lightweight down jacket
1 Heavy-duty summit down jacket
1 Neck Buff
1 pair of Gloves
1 pair of Hiking boots
1 Head torch
1 pair of warm summit socks
2-3 pairs of regular socks
1 pair of trekking poles
1 Water filter
1 Power bank
1 Poncho/rain coat
Travel insurance is compulsory for Langtang Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs.
Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.
Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek.
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.
Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.
Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.
Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.