Gosainkunda Circuit Trek - 8 Days

Gosainkunda Circuit Trek is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake located at an elevation of 4380 m in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake situated at the majestic Lang tang region is famous for its cultural and traditional importance in the Hindu religion. Gosainkunda is considered as the divine place of many holy lakes where one can wash off their sins from the purity of holy water. Thousands of people visit this beautiful place for their religious and adventurous purpose. The trek to Gosainkunda offers you a short and best trek to enjoy the beauty of nature along with the religious importance. The trail of the trek passes through a mesmerizing and panoramic view of Himalayan range like Mt Langtang range, Himal Chuli, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna Range. Furthermore, you can enjoy the beauty of nature with varied landscapes and green forest with fresh air. The trek takes you from a subtropical land to the alpine environment. Along with nature, you can experience the culture and tradition of various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmins, and Newars living in Gosainkunda.

Gosainkunda circuit trek will cross through rhododendron forests, paddy fields, and terraces. The major attraction of the trek is the mesmerizing, holy, and the sparkling Gosainkunda Lake surrounded by other holy lakes such as Surya Kunda, Naag Kunda, and Bhairav Kunda. For a religious purpose, the Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this lake during the festival of Janai Purnima (The full Moon of August). Since the place is far away from the city at a height of 4380m you can only have decent food options and lodges along the trail. This trek is a moderate one with uphill climbs and narrow trails mostly within a green forest. As a whole, the Gosainkunda trek is a complete package for a trekking destination offering sparkling lakes, green forests, and religious importance with the beautiful views of Himalayas.

Discover Langtang Himalayas with Ganesh Himal families within an eye-catching view from Lauribina la hill station.

Walkthrough fertile fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers, and oak trees.

Best view of Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal … etc.

Gosaikunda a pilgrimage tour/trek destination of Hindu devotees, located at 4,380m above sea level.

Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.

Magnificent views of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Hiuchuli.

A look into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamangs of Rasuwa district.

Explore the many lakes in the area. There are a total of 108 lakes.

Day 1
Drive to Dhunche (1,960 m): 6/7 hours' drive

Early morning breakfast in the hotel is followed by drive to Dhunche. The journey forwards through the hilly winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we get to experience fun mixing adventure as well as the great view of rivers, forest and terraced fields. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa district and has headquarter of “Langtang national park” as well. Overnight at Dhunche.Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
Trek to Sing Gompa (3,335m): 4/5 hours' trek

After the breakfast our trek start.we follow gradual uphill trail along the bamboo & Oak forest, pass the village of Deurali and Dimsa and reach to Sing Gompa for overnight stop today. Sing Gompa has a very famous monastery, so the place has great religious fame in the whole region. The place also offers the gigantic view of Langtang Himalayan ranges. Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 3
Trek to Gosainkunda (4,380 m): 5/6 hours' trek

Today on passing the village of Chandanbari (3,330m) and Cholangpati (3,654m) along the gradual up trail, we trek to Laurebina (3,910m). Chandanbari has a cheese factory. From the Laurebina, our trail leads us steep up for about 2 hours to reach to Gosainkunda (4,380m). Gosainkunda houses many sacred holy lakes. It is perhaps the best place to admire the charming view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Gosainkunda. Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Trek to Ghopte (3,530 m): 7/8 hours' trek

Today in the morning, we hike to Lauribina pass (4,610m). It is the highest point of our entire trek and is full of panoramic Mountain View. Further our trail descends gradual down towards the village of Ghopte on passing a small human settlement Phedi. Overnight at Ghopte. Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Melamchi Gaon Altitude: 2,530 m/8,300 ft Time: 5-6 hours

We will trek to Melamchi Gaon (village) today. Melamchi (2,530 m) is a beautiful village settled by the Hyolmo, Sherpa and Tamang people. It lies at the heart of Helambu Valley and is one of the largest settlements in the region. We first reach Thadepati (3,490 m) during our Trek Thadepati is a mountain watcher’s paradise. We then descend gradually from Thadepati. We will enjoy a beautiful night at Melamchi.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Sermanthang Altitude: 2,590 m/8,497 ft Time: 5-6 hours

We will trek to Sermanthang today. Sermanthang is inhabited by the Sherpa and Hyolmo people. The village (2,590 m) has many monasteries, shrines and stupas. It is one of the centers of Tibetan culture and Buddhism in the region. We will have an easy walk today compared to previous days because we will not be gaining substantial altitude. The path will go somewhat up and down but will generally be flatter. We will experience the unique culture and the lifestyle of the local people tonight.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Trek to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu Altitude: 870 m/2,858 ft (Melamchi Pul) Time: 4-5 hours

We will slowly trek down towards Melamchi Pul (870 m), walking through terraced fields, small villages and stoned steps. The trek to Melamchi Pul takes about 5-6 hours and we will board on a vehicle waiting for us and head to Kathmandu. The drive to Kathmandu takes about two hours. You can enjoy music and dance in the evening before resting in your hotel room.

Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Departure

You will depart today. We will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, from where you will fly to your destination. You also have the option of extending your trip and taking part in other treks.

Meals:-Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Swyabrubesi and Swyabrubesi-Kathmandu
  • All government taxes.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • One trekking map per person
  • First aid kit
  • fresh fruit

Excludes

  • Bar bills and other personal expenses
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
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Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 30 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

It totally depends on the level of your sickness. Once you are sick at a higher altitude you need to rest at a lower altitude and it at least needs 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are on a private or solo trips you can discuss and decide with a guide depending on your health status. If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with a guide and catch up the group later on.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles,Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid weight fleece gloves or wool gloves,Liner gloves

Mid weight fleece/wool winter hat,Sun hat

Mid weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 40,Slippers,Towels,Rain coat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 900 USD $ 800/person
800
Total $ 800 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4610 m
  • Car and Bus
  • 2-6
  • Nepal