Gosaikunda is situated at the altitude of 4380m to the north of Kathmandu on the Langtang trekking trail. A lake is one of the most divine pilgrimage trips in Nepal. The lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 3: Kathmandu- Dhunche

Day 4: Dhunche – Chandan bari

Day 5: Chandan bari- Gosaikunda lake

Day 6: Gosaikunda- Tharepati

Day 7: Tharepati- Kathmandu

Day 8:  Kathmandu

Day 9: Onward 


Gosaikunda is situated at the altitude of 4380m to the north of Kathmandu on the Langtang trekking trail. A lake is one of the most divine pilgrimage trips in Nepal. The lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. There are four different trails one can use to reach Gosaikunda from Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok districts: Kathmandu-Dhunche-Gosaikunda; Melamchi-Kutumsang-Thadepati-Gosaikunda; Sundarijal-Kutumsang- Gosaikunda; and Ghyang Phedi-Yarsa-Gosaikunda. Of which, the Kathmandu-Dhunche-Gosaikunda trail is the most popular. 

The features the trail offers depend on the season. If one travels in March or April, one can see the undulating hills painted red with at least 16 different species of rhododendron. The forests are home to rare wildlife such as red panda, musk deer, and several species of birds amid its wild greenery. Gosaikunda is also a known religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Ramsar sites Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes  

The Gosainkunda wetland series falls within Langtang National Park and is managed by the Department of National Parks and wildlife conservation, Government of Nepal. The Park management has delineated the Gosaikunda Area as a religious site. Animal slaughter, sacrifice, and even grazing in the upper catchment are prohibited. 

Gosainkunda, with its direct reference to saints and wetlands, is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake series with alpine meadows, bogs, lakes/ponds, streams, and wet steep slopes creating a unique and representative wetland of high religious significance in the high Himalayan Paleo Arctic biogeographical region. It is one of the world’s highest freshwater lake systems.

The  9 days trek of Gosaikunda Lake is easily accessible from Kathmandu which remains remarkably beautiful. On the way, we can explore the Tamang ethnic community, their culture, and the way of their living style. We will reach 4610m (Laurebena Pass) where we can view the mesmerizing and natural beauty of Gosaikunda and the Panorama view of different mountains. The trek will start from Dunche (1950m) to Sundarijal (1350m) or we can reverse it from Sundarija to Dunche. Our overnight will be beautiful and memorable as we will sleep under an open sky by counting the stars. Our overnight stay will be Tea House or Tented Camp

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On the day of your arrival, we will be there to pick you up from the airport and check you in to your hotel. After that, you can take a rest as you will probably be tired because of a long flight. If you arrive early, after taking some rest you can walk around the places near your hotel and freshen up or do some last-minute shopping for things that you will need or buy souvenirs. 

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

On the second day, we will rise early and have breakfast as well as the tour guide will brief you on your travel plans. Then we will begin our journey, we will first go to Swayambhu MahaChaitya. We will arrange all the required travel permits before we head to our main destination.

Day 3: Kathmandu- Dhunche

Today after breakfast, we leave Kathmandu Valley to Dhunche. Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa is small hilltop is around 120 KM away from Kathmandu. In approx, 6-7 hours we will reach Dhunche. The way to Dhunche is filled with greenery and hills, uphill and downhill, waterfalls, beautiful valleys, and mountain views. The local shops, locals in daily chores, terrace farms, and roaming animals, and the sound of rivers adds charms to our journey. On our way, we will stop for lunch and refreshments.  

 

Day 4: Dhunche – Chandan bari

After breakfast, we will start ascend towards one of the holiest lakes in Nepal. The trail winds uphill after crossing stream with combination of continuous uphill and beautiful surrounding. More we climb up more beautiful it gets.

Chandan Bari as name is famous destionation where the holy Chandan grows. This place is famous for fresh Cheese known as Yak Cheese.  

Day 5: Chandan bari- Gosaikunda Lake

From Chandan Bari For hour we will walk through ever green rain forest, then trails crosses over to mountain environment with changes in tree cover from tall forest to fir and small scrubs. After Lauribina( without stick) uphill we will reach Buddha temple, from here we could see Dhunche far below.

 From this point we will decent towards our destination Gosaikunda Lake

Day 6: Gosaikunda- Tharepati

In the morning we will enjoy this spiritual and mesmerizing lake. From here we can either return back same way or continue journey uphill to witness more beautiful high altitude Lakes, mountain views and horizon. On our way we will witness waterfalls all around, green surrounding.

After crossing Surya Kunda (Lake) we will cross Lauribina pass for long downhill towards Kathmandu

Day 7: Tharepati-Kathmandu

We continue our journey towards Kathmandu passing through small villages, uphill and downhill.

After Lunch we will catch Jeep to ride back to Kathmandu to soak in fresh pool.  

Day 8: Kathmandu

 Today we will explore mediveal Town Bhaktapur spend time to relax  with culture, art and architecture.

In the evening farewell dinner at Boudha. 

Day 9: Onwards

 

 

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