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Gosainkunda Lake Tour

Trip Overview

Gosaikunda Trek is all about trekking to Gosaikunda Lake, a lake situated at about 4380 meters above sea level falls under Dhunche-Gosaikunda-Helambu trekking route, one of the most popular trekking routes.Gosaikunda Trek is famous for its scenic and breathtaking beauty. It is a popular trekking destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. It is one of the best short treks in Nepal.

Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have created by lord Shiva. When he thrust his trident in to a mountain to draw water so that he could cool his burning throat after swallowing poison. There is a large rock at the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of the Shiva shrine.  It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Kumbeshwor pool, adjoin to the five stored temple of Shiva in Patan. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m)  6 to 7 hours

Day 2: Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari (3580 m) 4 to 5 hours

Day 3: Trek from Chandanbari to GosainKunda (4380 m)5 to 7 hours

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m)  6 to 7 hours

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Today, you wake up early in the morning and reach Balaju Bus Station for onward journey to Dhunche. The bus journey will take you through beautiful villages and you will see snow-capped mountains and many more natural scenery. stay overnight at Dhunche Hotel.

Day 2: Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari (3580 m) 4 to 5 hours

After breakfast, you will leave Dhunche and trek to Deurali. In Deurali there are many good restaurants and cafe, you can have your lunch and can relax for a while and start your trek to Chandanbari. You can visit  Sangompa Monastery.  Stay overnight at Hotel/Lodge in Chandanbari.

Day 3: Trek from Chandanbari to GosainKunda (4380 m)5 to 7 hours

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After an amazing night in Chandanbari, your trek starts with an ascend till you reach Cholangiopathy.Further, you will trek onwards to Lauribine, it is most difficult part of the trek. After some hours you will reach to your destination i.e Gosainkunda, you can explore the area and try to see all the 108 lakes. The mighty mountains surround the lake from all sides. From here you can also witness the best sunrises and sunsets. you can also take a dip in the Gosaikunda lake because people believe it is a holy lake and dipping in the water washes off their sins.Overnight at Gosaikunda.

Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche

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Day 5: Return to Kathmandu.

After a night at Dhunche, you will drive to Kathmandu by bus or jeep.

Equipment List

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants

Feet:

  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel

FAQ

1: How do I book the package tour to Nepal? 
If the tour itinerary given in the website suits you, you can book online, e-mail, call or fax us. It is also possible to customized the itinerary as per your desire.

2: When is the best season to travel to Nepal? 
The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. 

3. Do we need to cover travel insurance? 
Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

4. What kind trekking guide do you use for the trip? 
We use honest, experienced and English speaking guides for the trip.

5: Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?
Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended.

6: Is Communication to home possible on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

From USD250pp

  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
  • We provide the best price in comparision
Duration 5 days
Transportation Bus
Group Size 2-10
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 4380 m
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge
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