This 5 days short trek to Holy Glacial Lake of Gosaikunda is designed for those who has short period of time and want to feel alpine zone and experience Himalaya. Gosaikunda Lake (4380m) has great religious significance which is well-known as a pilgrimage site for Hindus who flock to the site in August during Janai Purnima. The first few days are spent ascending through the forests before you reach treeline at Cholang Pati from where you get your first glimpse of the towering Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Annapurna in the far distance. Rest for the night at the tea houses of Lauribinayek and then get up early the following morning to hike up to the lakes. Return the following days back to Dhunche and Kathmandu.
This short trek offer great tea house accommodation so you don’t need to bring a lot of gear. The number of days listed here is shorter then our standard itineraries so if you are pressed for time drop us an inquiry and let us help you for your unique customized trip.
Gosaikunda trek is leveled as medium hard in terms of difficulty though the level of difficulty depends on other things such as age factor, your trekking habit, physical fitness, the itinerary you choose or the weather of the season you are trekking in. These reasons decide whether the trek is going to be easy or hard. You need to keep in mind that you will be reaching at 4380 meter in two days from Dunche (2100m). And 2200 meter descend from Gosaikunda to Dunche in one day if you select 5 days itinerary. If you are beginner, and not used to trekker but love to trekking in the nature and willing to go; we recommend you choosing 7 days extended version. Sample itineraries are as per bellow.
Short 5 days itinerary (Cost USD 355/Person)
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche (2100m), 6-7 hours.
Day 2: Trek to Chandan Bari (3330m)., 5-6 hours walk.
Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m) about 7 hour’s walk.
Day 4: Trek down to Dhunche (2100m),
Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu.
7 Days itinerary (Cost USD 465/Person)
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche (2100m). 6-7 hours drive.
Day 2: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2230m). 4-5 hours trek.
Day 3: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 4: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m) 6-7 hours walk.
Day 5: Hike to Surya Peak and trek to Cholangpati (3600m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 6: Trek down to Dhunche (2100m).
Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu.
Extended Version with Lauribina La, this can be very hard for beginners. (Cost USD 465/Person
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani.
Day 2: Chisepani to Tuksang. Overnight at Tuksang (Approx 5-6 hrs trek)
Day 3: Tuksang to Ghopte. Overnight at Ghopte (Approx 6-7 hrs trek)
Day 4: Ghopte to Gosaikunda. Overnight at Gosaikunda (Approx 7-8 hrs trek)
Day 5: Hike to Surya Peak and trek to Cholangpati. (Approx 6-7 hrs hike)
Day 6: Cholangpati to Dhunche. Overnight at Dhunche (Approx 4 hrs trek)
Day 7: Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu. (Approx 6-7 hrs. drive by local bus/jeep)
Our standard price USD 355 per person is for 5 days itinerary and minimum 2 people in the group. There will single supplementary charge if you are trekking solo. Private transfers also can be arranged on your request. For customized trip that meets your requirements; please contact us.
I booked my trek to Gosainkunda at wilderness excursion with a personal Porter-guide. The route choice was perfect and everything was very well planned. It was also realy easy to change plans, take another route, stay in another location etc. Ek the guide is a realy nice guy. He tells a lot about the souroundings and his english is realy good. He was always open to change the route, walk more a day or stay at another place. Thank you Ek for everything!!! The Trek is just beautyful with it's views, i realy can recommend it!
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Wilderness Excursion, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you trekking lodges accommodation in twin sharing basis and the accommodation in Kathmandu are not included in the package. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.
Best Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.…
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