Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek 17 Days

$1185 USD
- 17 Days
- Moderate to Difficult
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car, Bus

Hotel & Lodge

Lodge Trek

4600m

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek

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Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek Overview

Gosainkunda is a holy and popular lake located at an altitude of4,380 m (14,370 ft) above sea level. It lies in the Rasuwa district. It is also known as Frozen Lake and is a major religious site. Gosainkunda holy lake melts and flows down to form Trisuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter. There are many other lakes in this area. This area is very popular for both Hindus and Buddhists. Its holy water is considered particularly significant during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: City tour and trek preparation day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Sybrubesi (1,460m/4,790ft) 9 hours

Day 04: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft)

Day 06: Trek to Keynjing Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 07: Explore day (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 08: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Sybru (2,250m/7,381ft)

Day 10: Trek to Chandanbari (3,330m/10,925ft)

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund (4,165m/13,664ft)

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (3,430m/11,253ft)

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2,530m/8,300ft)

Day 14: Trek to Sermathang (2,590m/8,490ft)

Day 15: Trek to Malemchi Pul (870m/2,854ft)

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 17: Departure day

Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel. We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m/4,790ft) 9 hours

Our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time and takes you to the bus station where your journey starts towards north of Kathmandu through Pasang Lamu highway. The road is well paved till Trisuli bazzar and unpaved to Sybrubesi. You will enjoy the scenery of the valley, farm terrace and village as well as snow peaked mountains. Overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 04: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops little down to the river to cross suspension bridge and short climb to the small village. Then cross another suspension bridge and walk along the Langtang khola. The trail continues climb up to the Lamahotel through the forest. On the way you will enjoy the views of waterfalls, forest and river. Overnight at lodge.
 

Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft)

Your day starts walking through the forest along the river to get in to Ghoretabela. There are few tea shops on the way where you can have a rest. After Ghoretabela, an easy walk for a while and climb to Langtang through the barren valley. Overnight at Langtang.
 

Day 06: Trek to Keynjing Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)

The trail leads uphill at the beginning after crossing the Langtang village and easy walk to the tea shop. Then the trail descends to the ridge and drop down to the valley of Keynjing Gompa for overnight.

Day 07: Explore day (3,870m/12,696ft)

Today you have an option of either walk up to Tserko Ri or hike up to the Glacier. It also depends on your fitness condition. You shall discuss with your Guide regarding your health condition and interest. There is Yak Cheese factory which we recommend to visit. There is very popular Gompa( Gompa is a place where people goes for meditation) nearby which is worth visiting. Overnight at lodge.
 

Day 08: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

After breakfast at the lodge, we will go to Langtang village which is an easy downhill trek. You will enjoy the views of Himalaya and valley. The trail continues drops down to Lamahotel for overnight.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Sybru (2,250m/7,381ft)

The trail drops steep downhill towards riverside to cross the bridge and slightly down to Pairo. The trail splits here towards left uphill or downhill through the valley. The valley trail leads down to Sybrubesi which is short way to get in to Kathmandu. We take uphill to the ridge and drop a little down to the river. After crossing suspension bridge the trail ascends to Thulo Sybru for overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Chandanbari (3,330m/10,925ft)

After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads up through the ridge of Thulo Sybru which has interesting views of Mountains and valley. As you climb up you will have better views. Today, most of the way through the forest of rhododendron and pine to reach to Chandanbari for overnight.
 

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund (4,165m/13,664ft)

Today, the trail leads uphill to Cholanpati which has panoramic views of Mountains and continue up to Lauribina. After short rest at Lauribana, the trail steep climb up to Gosainkunda at the top. There are few more lakes nearby to explore and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (3,430m/11,253ft)

Once you leave Gosainkunda, the trail leads up to the ridge through the rocky trail and passing few more lakes to reach Lauribina La. After that the trail drops down to the Phedi (bottom of the hill) then continue ups and downs to the Ghopte through the rocky trail. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2,530m/8,300ft)

The trail drops slightly down from Ghopte then climbs up to the ridge to get toTharepati. Then the trail drops down through the forest and cross the bridge at the bottom before reach Melamchi village. It is the biggest Sherpa village which has Gompa and village school. It is pretty village to walk around where you will explore life of the people on the mountain. Stay overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 14: Trek to Sermathang (2,590m/8,490ft)

The beginning part of the day is downhill until cross river and gently climb up through small village to Tarkeghyang. There is an easy walk to Sermathang through the village for lunch. You will have great views of snow Peak Mountains and village at the valley which is perfect combination. Stay overnight at lodge.
 

Day 15: Trek to Malemchi Pul (870m/2,854ft)

After breakfast at the lodge the trail drops down through the ridge to Kakani which is very beautiful village. Then continue descends towards east to get to Melamchi bazzar for overnight.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast we will take a bus ride to Kathmandu. Once you are at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel for resting. You can have lazy day at the hotel or you can do some city tour. Tonight is our farewell dinner together. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 17: Departure day.

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we are here to assist you otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your departure time.

Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek Cost :- US$1095

Include

Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
Trekking permits and Tims permits
Kathmandu-Subrubesi and Melamchi- Kathmandu transport by public bus
All meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
Insurance of Guide and Porter
All required local tax and Gov tax
Down jackets and sleeping bags
Trekking map

Exclude

Nepal arrival visa
Monument entrance fees
Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holiday. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. 
 
Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be an active member of the following professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
we have two best seasons - spring and autumn.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.


Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np