Great Gosainkunda Lake, a holiest lake for both the adherents of Hindu and Buddhist faiths, is also known for breathtaking scenery. Situated an altitude of about 4360m and ringed by high mountains on the northern and eastern sides, the lake offers a fascinating sight. In addition to its status as a place of religious importance, the Lake also offers stiff challenge to the trekkers..
The journey starts from Kathmandu to Dhunche about 8 hours and trek for about 4 days to reach Gosaikunda. It is best done after some acclimatizing in Langtang or Helambu. From either Dhunche or Syabru, the trails generally ascend across forests. On the way we will also come across a monastery and a cheese factory. Above here, the trail climbs through tall fir stands before emerging above the tree line for increasingly panoramic views of the high peaks and finally entering the barren upper reaches of the Trishuli River, where glacial moraines and rockslides have left a string of half a dozen lakes (kund).
Gsaikunda Lake trip– Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Katmandu airport, warm reception and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Local bus drive to Dhunche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 3: Trekking to Singh Gompa. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 4: Trek to holy lake Gosainkund (4100m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 5: Full day exploration of Kund holy bath and Puja. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 6: Trek back to Singh Gompa. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 7: Trek back to Dunche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Morning breakfast, full day sightseeing - Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Budhanilkantha, Balaju water, Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey's temple) Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square with Krishna Temple & overnight at hotel.
Day10: Drive to airport and fly to home.
The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari.
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