Gosain Kunda Trek - 10 Days

  • max altitude 4300 m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
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Gosaind kunda lake (4300m) known as popular Hindu holy lake; Gosainkunda with number of mountains offers you probability to flavor the natural world in different habits. This trek is superb introduction of trekking in Nepal which includes all the main elements of a good trekking. This trekking offers you spectacular alpine scenery in one hand and in another hand this trek is also an opportunity to experience old Tibetan culture followed by the Tamangs of Nepal. This amazing adventure course is the combination of heart-breaking views of Himalayas with a huge number of exciting ethnic encounters with you.
 
Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is done inside the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park has a total Area of 1,710 sq. Kilometers and this national park lies in the North of Kathmandu. This national park Was designed in 1970/ 1971 but established only in 1976 by the government of Nepal. This trekking Route requires a national park permit and it is illegal to enter inside the national park without national Park entry permit.

Outline Itinerary

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & preparation of your Trek

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche 1760m

Day 04:Trek to Sing Gompa (Monastery) 3,230m  5-6hrs

Day 05: Trek to Lauribinayak 3,750m 3-4hrs

Day 06: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake 4,300m 4-5hrs

Day 07: Trek Back to Sing Gompa 3350m. 5-6hrs

Day 08: Trek down to Dhunche 4-5hrs 

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive back to kathmandu by local bus

Day 10: Rest day in Kathmandu or shopping day!

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • 4 night 3 star hotel in kathmandu
  • Transport: Airport pick up and drop
  • English Speaking Government licensed  holder Trekking  guide 
  • Assistance Guide and porters
  • Foods and Accommodation in T-house lodge ( 3 meals a day with tea, coffee)
  • All Nepali staff and porters insurance during the trip
  • All grounded local transport 
  • National Park fee, TIMS Permit.

What's not included

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal trekking  warm clothes, sleeping bag
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcohol , beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Tips (end of the trip) for your trekking staff and porters.

Detail Itinerary

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel 

Definitely be an adventure experience. Our airport representative and driver will be waiting for you to pick you up from airport to your hotel. Our airport representative will take you to your hotel. In the evening you will have briefing about your trip from your guide.

 Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing & preparation of your Trek

Kathmandu is known for its historical and cultural values. One can’t say that how many temples exist in Kathmandu valley and how important are they. After having you breakfast, your day will start with our guided tour of Kathmandu valley which includes world heritage listed sites includes Swoyambhunath or The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; the famous Hindu Temple, Patan Durbar Square and finally The Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche 1760m

(5-6hrs drive)The road is quite difficult afterTrisuli, a town on the way to Dhunche.The trail is really seems to be dangerous and its seasonable road which is not drivable during the monsoon. On the way you can see surprising landslides over the big green hills. On the rainy season, even you can experience thundering sound of waterfalls everywhere. But the journey offers you very nice rhododendron forest and Himalayan sceneries far way. After reaching Dhunche, we will stay overnight and prepare to start ourtrek next day.

 Day 04:Trek to Sing Gompa (Monastery) 3,230m  5-6hrs

Dhunche to Sing Gompa trek is for about 5 hours and not so hard to follow. The first part of the trails follows slowly all the way through a mineral water industrial unit up to Ghatte Khola (stream).  After crossing a suspension bridge over the Ghatte Khola, the trek goes quite uphill until you reach Sing Gompa through dense pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. After completing this trail we will reach Sing Gompa where you will explore an old Yak Cheese Factory.

 Day 05:Trek to Lauribinayak 3,750m 3-4hrs

The trail is quite short comparing to other days but still offers you very good sceneries along the rhododendron and pine forest along the trail. In the morning first we will visit the Cheese Factory in Chandanbari and after that we will start our trek to Lauribinayak. The day is short and we may trek leisurely. We can’t go higher than this because of the high altitude.

 Day 06:Trek to Gosainkunda Lake 4,300m 4-5hrs

Trek to Gosainkunda Lake from Lauribinayak is the final uphill trail of your whole trek to Langtang and Gosainkunda Lake. The trail passes through the middle of Himalayan panorama on both side along through Gholangpati and Lauribinayak. The uphill trail of Lauribinak is really tough and hard to uncover. But when you pass the Lauribinayak uphill trail, then the trail is in almost flat type. You may reach Gosainkunda Lake for your lunch and after your lunch you can explore around Gosainkunda Lake and other small lakes near Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda offers you very close views of Himalayan panorama and much closed shot of white and lightening snow capped mountains around it.

 Day 07: Trek Back to Sing Gompa 3350m. 5-6hrs

In the morning you can take close shots of white Himalayan mountains. Then after having breakfast we Can start our trek back to Sing Gompa. The trail is easy and downhill through rhododendron and pine Forest. On the rainy season even you can encounter with lots of leeches on your body.

 Day 08: Trek down to Dhunche 4-5hrs 

We will have our breakfast in the lodge then start our trek to Dhunche, the capital city of Rasuwa district. The trail is downhill and flat all the way and offers your panoramic peaks from Tibet far from your eyes. Get reach to Dhunche and get fresh in the Hotel and prepare for your next day drive to Kathamdnu.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive back to kathmandu by local bus

Day 10: Rest day in Kathmandu or shopping day!

What is tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking is popular in Himalayan region. Local community run the tea house and lodge. They serve good foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) these tea houses have good facility with hot water, comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, you can know the local culture, people and tradition and way of living in the trekking route.

What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is organized and supported with team of professional guide, Sherpa, cook and porters. They accompany you, while trekking porters carry all the logistics like, tents, kitchen accessories, food, and fuel. Trekker should carry his/her minimal personal belongings while trekking.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
The best season for trekking is March to May and September to November, during this period the weather is stable and clear, it is very wonderful time to experience the real Nepal to see the  amazing view of mountains, snow caped Himalaya and flora and fauna and culture of local people in the Himalayan region.

How difficult is trekking as I aspect the route?
Trekking is challenging walk in the different altitude, landscape and terrain so it depends on the location and choice of the trekker and the trekking route. There are easy, difficult and extreme treks in the Himalayas. One can choose out of different options of trekking packages provided by the trekking company.

Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
There is no any age bar in trekking in the Himalaya. We design trek for children, teenager as well as senior citizen. For children and senior citizen we offer short and easy treks like around Kathmandu and pokhara valley. For adult and teenager we offer moderate and extreme trek.

Is trekking permit required?
Yes, you need trekking permit while trekking. Depending on the trekking area you require special permit like restricted area, for other you need conservation / National park entry permit and TIMS (Tourism information management system) card. 

How can I book the trekking package?
First you need to log in to our web site HimalyanEcstasyNepal.com; you can get further information in our web site about booking the trekking package. If you are already in Nepal then you can visit our head office in Thamel in front of Kathmandu Guest House. Then we can arrange your trekking package according to your choice.
What type of insurance should I have to do before coming Nepal? Is there insurance facility there?
You should do your insurance from your respective country, which covers your risk, emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical treatment and other possible risks. Here is no policy as such.

Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won't be an issue.

What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
The trekker should have general physical fitness, some experience of hiking, should not have any chronic disease, cardio respiratory diseases etc.

Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
Yes you can trek without experience, but you should acclimatize first, have good health, we guide you according to your need, you can do difficult and extreme treks.

Is it necessary to use guide and porter while on trek in Nepal?
It is highly recommended as guide knows the route very well, and communication with local people is easier with guide. Security is the major issue.

Does HEN arrange domestic and international flights and booking hotels?
Yes HEN arrange domestic and international flights and book hotels, we serve this service to our costumers only.

What is the standard of water, sanitation and fooding and lodging while trekking?
As trekking is done in different landscape and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Can I trek without porter and guide?
Yes you can trek without guide, but we suggest you not to trek without guide, due to security reason. Communication with local people, and trek route topography and weather as well as natural disaster are the challenges; if you go with guide it would be more comfortable for you.

How can I avoid blisters?
Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

Do I need trekking pole?
Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident ?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Where to stay during trekking?
You stay in local lodge or tea house; they have basic facilities like food, accommodation for sleeping and hot safe drinking water. Your guide helps you to accommodate in good lodge or tea house while trekking.

What is the guide's qualification who guides us?
We have government certified and experienced guide who  can speak English very well, have good experience of trekking route and have good sense of humor, have knowledge to describe the local culture and community, biodiversity and flora and fauna.
What is the guides and porters safety and about their insurance?

We do insurance for guide and porters, we provide first aid kit for our staff's medicine, and provide emergency rescue. We are always conscious about the health and safety of guide and porters. 

Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary for HEN staffs, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

How to avoid motion sickness ?
While trekking or driving you may feel motion sickness, vomiting there may be many reason, due to curves and the altitude complete different terrain and topography. Drink enough water while trekking, take lemon pieces, chew ginger or you can use motion-sickness tablets, such as Dramamine. You should not be worry about motion sickness, it is self treatable and get rid of it .

Trekking equipment

  • XL /M size Duffle Bag
  • Rucksack (40ltr-55ltr)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water proof Jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Full –Sleeves shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Personal towel
  • Sleeping bag – 200 above  (3/4 season)
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain poncho or Umbrella(if you are summer travel)
  • Plastics for cover your personal bag when gets rain
  • Polypropylene /wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Medical& First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Light weight fleece jacket
  • Wool long under wear
  • Light cotton socks for under wools socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots/ water prove shoes
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind stopper
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long under ware
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves /fleece/mitten
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sunglass UV protected
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Camera /memory stucks
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • lip balls/ sun creams UV protect
  • Mosquito protect creams (required only summer)
  • Personal your nature things

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