Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14370 ft.) and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda, is an alpine freshwater lake and a Ramsar site (since 2007) which means a wetland site. The main attraction of this trek is an exotic 108 glacier lakes, small to medium in size that is scattered around the Gosaikunda region surrounded by Himalayas range, delightful forest, beautiful scenario and lush with wild nature.
Gosainkunda is a holy place for both Buddhist(Sharmans)and Hindu Pilgrims. Every year in Janai Purnima in the month of Bhadra (August full moon day), according to the Nepali Calendar, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here to worships God Shiva. Sharmans (‘Dhami or Jhaakri’), also called Bon-Po in Tamang language and pre-Buddhist visit on the full moon day from all over Nepal.Sharmans perform spiritual song and dance during the trek at the beginning of their journey until they reach Gosaikunda and, on that day the ‘junior Jhaakri’ obtain the graduation from their masters.Hindu mythology says that after Lord Shiva drank poison to save the Universe, he struck his trident to release a burst of water known as TrishulDhara, which is the source of Gosainkunda. This trek thusly allows your children to get an insight of the Nepalese folklore and culture. Apart from this, the trail takes you across Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) and past several Tamang and Hyolmo villages, allowing your children to make friends with the locals. The people, already hospitable, will be more warm and welcoming to your children hence providing you an opportunity to learn about their way of life. Throughout the trek, you can carve in many memories which you can cherish for a lifetime.According to the Hindu scriptures Vishnu Purana, BhagavataPurana and the epics of Mahabharat, Ramayan refer to SamundraManthan, which is related to the Gosaikunda.
Day1: Kathmandu to Dhunche (2,000m) by drive / 6 hrs drive / Overnight at Hotel in Dhunche
Wake up early in the morning. Have a breakfast at the hotel. Drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syabrubeshi with your trekking guide an porter. The coach departs at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive through Trishuli Valley with villages, river and mountains. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Dhunche (1765 m) around 2 or 3 o’clock. Check in at mountain lodge at Dhunche. The rest of the day is free. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day2: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,250m) by walk / 5.5 hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge
From Dhunche trek is start after a short walk through a forest, the path goes over a hanging bridge (1950m) to other side of the river follows a flat section along the river and after passing a loge standing there, the climb gets very steep the lead in are stone-concrete steps, which later disappear and one walks up on a standard mountain path above app. 2300 metres, the wood changes into bushes and small trees, so there are some views into the valley in a steeper climb one reaches lodge Deurali (2625m), 2-3 hrs. ascent from Dhunche above Deurali the ascent is steep to very steep and goes thru forrest follows section of regular zig-zags in about an hour one reaches military camp at Dhimsa (3000m), photography not allowed here the path remains surrounded by wood and on steep trail one reaches one small lodge (3070m), nice viewpointhe last section is less steep, leaves the forrest and traverses up to Singh Gompa, the first day objective After one hour walking you will be a Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) at 3330m. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day3: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,380m) by walk / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge
From Sing Gompa the trail gradually climb to the ridge through the rhododendron forest with dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. After one hour pleasant walking you will be a Chalang Pati at 3650m. You will enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountains. Also you may like to have tea and coffee with sun bath. From here you will enter the Gosaikunda Protected area where killing the animals and cut the trees. After one and half hour steep climb you will be in Laurebina Yak at 3920m. From here you can observe sun set and sun rise in mountains. You can see spectacular mountains view including Annapurna , Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan Mountains. For your kind information today is acclimatization day for tomorrow more 500m climb.
After Lunch, the trail lead ascend ride or the Lauribina Yak and superb view of the mountains. The trail is icy often end of the November and December before sunrise in mountains. We will request you attention in your feet. After one and half hour walking you will reach small temple which is statue of the Sakyamuni(Lord Buddha) welcome to the Gosaikunda. The trail leads up and down half and hours then you will see first lake Saraswati Kunda below the trail. Here you will fell little high altitude in our body continuous walking alpine land you will see second lake Bhairav Kunda. The trail continues slightly climb to the Gosaikunda Lake tea houses at 4460m. Enjoy the view of Holy lake Gosaikunda. O/n at mountain Lodge
Day4: Gosaikunda to Dhunche by walk / 7.5hrs walk / Overnight at Hotel in Dhunche
Return to the Sing Gompa same trail. The trail continues down to the stream which flows from Gosaikunda Lake. From here pleasant walk through the few houses government agriculture station and army post. Your trek is end at Dhunche(1950m). O/n at Mountain Lodge.
Day5: Dhunche to Kathmandu by drive / 6hrs drive / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
After breakfast catches a coach to set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Onward your journey.
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