About Gosaikunda Trek

Gosainkunda Trek is popular for its majestic beauty. The site gained importance due to mythological beliefs too. Numerous lakes accompanied by several snow-capped peaks make this trip awesome.

According to legends, Lord Shiva drank lethal poison and collected it in his throat. The poison was the outcome during the process of churning elixir in the ocean. Entire world was threatened by the poison and to save the world from its impact Lord Shiva drank it. Due to the burning of poison he arrived at the area of Langtang where he struck his trident (Trishul) and that formed Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. He drank water form Gosainkunda and was relived from the burning. There are108 lakes in this area. The size of lakes varies from small to medium.

Many Hindu visit the site during full moon day of August here. The site is very pleasant and silent. The trail to Gosainkunda begins from Dhunche and goes through Lauribinayak Pass. Here you get panoramic view of several mountains. 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel. 

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you explore Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

After breakfast we head towards Dhunche from Kathmandu. It is around seven hours drive. The road is full of scenic beauty. We put off in a hotel in Dhunche. It is a head-quarter of Rasuwa district.

Officially our trekking begins from today. We follow steady climb passing thorigh rhododendron jungles. We arrive at Chandanbari. Here we see several monasteries. Here we visit cheese factory. It is one of the oldest cheese factories of Nepal. we spend night at Chandanbari.

It is an easy walk till Lauribinayak. We will follow narrow track to reach here. The more we walk the more vegetation changes from green to pale. Gosainkunda is around three hours away from Lauribinayak. The lake is very calm and is crystal clear. It is said that true devotees of Lord Shiva will see his (Lord Shiva’s) face in the lake. It is regarded as holy Lake of Nepal. We stay overnight in Gosainkunda.

We retrace same route to Lauribinayak. Enjoying scenic beauty and mountains we get back. From Lauribinayak we pass through rhododendron forests to arrive at Chandanbari. Here we spend night. 

Crossing pine forests we hike till Dimsa. We pass through forests and loose settlements to arrive at Dhunche. It is pleasant walk today. It is a walk of around five hours. We stay overnight at Dhunche.

From Dhunche we hire private vehicle or get in public bus to reach Kathmandu. We arrive capital within seven hours. In Kathmandu we get time to stroll around Thamel where you can purchase souvenirs for friends and family. Regulus will offer dfarewell dinner at night. We put off in a hotel at night.

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

What to Expect

  • 3 nights of deluxe accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 5  nights of accommodation and all meals during the trek.
  • Airport pick up and hotel drop. 
  • Private land transportation (Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, english speaking & license holder trekking guide and and a sherpa porter 1:2 for carrying luggages.
  • All meals, accommodation, insurance and salary of staffs.
  • Langtang National park entrance permit and TIMs (Trekking Information Management System).
  • All local and government taxes.
  • First Aid kits.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • Nepal Entry Visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if late departure or early return from the trek than due to flight cancellation, weather conditions or personal will, than the sheduled Itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Trekking euipments.
  • Tips and grattitudes to guide and porter.
  • Personal Expenses like bar bills, phone calls, laundry, extra porter, shower, wifi, bottle or boiled water, etc.).