Gosaikund Lake

Gosaikund Lake Lodge Trek, 6 Days. Details below provided by one trekking company I have contacted, based on two people trekking, everything taken care of by trekking company. Others have similar budget and details, but it can also be arranged for cheaper if we hire guide and porter separately and pay for lodging and food as we go. Different options are available depending on your preference/budget. I can be flexible on those and also on the departure date. Preferably on or after 30th October. I can also be flexible in terms of spending less and arranging it more independently. However, I definitely want a porter (I want to enjoy the trek!) and to share the cost of a guide.

A little about me: I’m living in Kathmandu, for the past 3.5 years. This will be my fourth trek. I’ve got the bug, but after about 3 days I definitely look forward to a hot shower and a comfy bed, so I’m not that hardcore. I’m looking for one or more people to do this trek with. I really want to do Gosaikund lakes, but if I can’t find anyone to do that, I am open to the Langtang Valley trek instead.

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Itinerary in details
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche on 2030m by private vehicle (6/7 hours)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we pick up you in your Hotel/Home and drive from Kathmandu to Dunche via Trisuli by private vehicle which takes about 6 hours. The road is quite smooth until reaching Trisuli through the terraced fields and Villages and we will have our lunch in there. After lunch, our road is roughly with dust viewing scenic valley until reaching large Tamang settlement of Dunche. We will check in our Langtang National Park Permit near the Dunche. We can see Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal from Dunche. After arrive in Dunche, we will visit Tamang Museum. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 2: Trek from Dunche to Shing Gompa on 3250m/4-5 hours.
In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village and follow the trail passing the terraced fields and cross a small stream by a wooden bridge to the opposite bank. Now the trail becomes steep ascent through the forests and traverse up the cliff like a flank and commanding a view of the rocky mountain of Gosaikund deep in the valley. We are gaining a high elevation each step and will come to a wide flat area. We will have our lunch there. After lunch, we continue again steep ascent on a ridge with Rhododendrons. This steep ascent will be over in a while and join to the path coming from Kyanjin Gompa. After we come to a flank with bare trees and short ascent, we will arrive in Shing Gompa. There is small Cheese Factory and Old Buddhist Monastery which we will visit in the evening. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikund Lake on 4380m/3-4 hours.
Today we are going to Gosaikund Lake, while enjoying the Holy Lake and Himalayan View. We start after breakfast; we follow the trail that gently ascends the mountain flank with bare trees and cross over the ridge. We traverse the flank of the Langtang Khola and going through a forest full of moss and ferns. We follow the flank back to ridge and reach in Chalangpati from where we can see the Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Then, we follow the wide path that stretches on the high ridge ahead. We are approaching the forest limit and the view opens rapidly with Manaslu, Himal Chuli and Annapurna Himal behind of us. We keep ascending towards prayer flags above and will reach in Lauribinayak where we will have our lunch. After lunch, the wide trail on the ridge continues further even after lauribinayak and the ascent becomes strenuous. We keep climbing towards the rocky mountains of Gosaikund and the ridge becomes a narrow rock ridge until reaching third Lake Gosaikund passing the first Lake Saraswoti Kund and second Lake Bhairav Kund. On the Gosaikund Lake, there is a Shrine in which a lingam symbolizing Shiva is kept and revered. Gosaikund Lake is a site for the great pilgrimage in August each year. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 4: Trek from Gosaikund Lake to Sing Gompa on 3250m/3-4 hours.
In the morning after breakfast, we leave the lake and start to descend the rocky mountains of Gosaikund until reaching Lauribinak. We will have our lunch here. After lunch, we keep descending to a ridge until reaching Shing Gompa viewing the spectacular mountains. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dunche 2030m/4-5 hours.
Today, we start out trek after having breakfast. We climb down all the same way back through the Rhododendron forests and terraced fields until reaching Dunche. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 6: Drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle (5/6 hours)
In the morning after breakfast, our driver comes to pick up for us in Dunche and we drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle with rough road before reach Trisuli. We will have our lunch in there and after lunch, we continue to drive back to Kathmandu in smoothly road passing terraced fields and transfer to your own Hotel/Home.

Pricing for 2 persons:
Total Trek Cost for 2 persons including private transport to and from Trek; USD 660 X 2 persons USD 1320

Our Tour Package includes;
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

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