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Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek - 10 Days

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek
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Gosainkunda Lake trek also known as frozen lake trekking visits the natural lake in the lap of Himalayas which has  high religious importance.

Gosainkunda, one of the most renowned religious places and pilgrimage spot of Nepal surrounded by high mountains on the north and rolling green hills in the south, the Lake is grand and picturesque. There are other nine renowned lakes such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Surya and Ganesh Kunda and more to sightsee. Walk leads with overnight at Sing Gompa and past Laurabina to reach this remarkable holy spot at Gosainkunda, after ample time to enjoy this gorgeous sacred place head back to Dhunche for thrilling drive to Kathmandu, with extraordinary moment on Gosainkunda Frozen lake Trekking.

Highlight of Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek

  • Yolmo culture of high mountain villages
  • Laurabinayak at 4610m
  • The holy lake Gosainkunda
  • Rhododendron forests, various Shrubs, and exotic Orchids
  • The view that stretches from Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest (highest peak of the world)

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking, a scenic and wonderful journey especially for Hindu and as well for Buddhist religion believer, as this place believed as one of the divinest of all holy spot in this planet earth situated in Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal.

An excellent place for all travelers and adventurer as well for holy believers to pay homage at sacred Gosainkunda Frozen Lake, the lake or a large pond stays frozen in the cold months, from December to early March, from April to November the ice melts forming a serene calm lake. Every year, during the month of August or end of July as per the Hindu lunar calendar a big event takes place for all Hindu called Janai Purnima, where thousands of Hindu believers  from Nepal and India gathers in  the lake for a holy bath and change into the  holy yarn once a year. According to popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake remains a Shiva temple which was engrossed as the water increased this sacred lake.  Another myth says that a channel carries water from this holy lake directly to the tank of Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan where the same festival takes place as well.

Gosainkunda Trekking Route

The trek to Gosainkunda Frozen Lake begin from Dhunche town which North of Kathmandu, located within Rasuwa district in Langtang region, where a scenic and stirring overland drive from Kathmandu grasps you at the base of Langtang Himal green high hills. Walk leads you into gorgeous alpine forest shielded with rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, hemlocks and fir trees with sight of Ganesh Himal towards North West direction as the trek leading towards hasty climb all the way to holy Gosainkunda Frozen lakes.

Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking rewards you with astonishing views of gigantic Mountains. The Trail to Goshainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking is enriched with natural wonders. Similar to the Langtang valley trek; the beautiful forests and cultural heritages enchants every trekker on this Gosainkunda trek. Not only Hindus and Buddhists, all the peoples belong to all religion are welcomed by the locals of this area with a big smile in their face and huge love in heart. This Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trekking introduces you with the unique Nepali cultures and traditions.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960m)

It takes about 11 hours on a bus for us to reach Dhunche. Since tourist buses do not travel to this region we make our journey in a local bus. Overnight stay in Dhunche

Day 3
Trek to Sing Gompa, O/N in Sing Gompa (3,330m)

From Dhunche we cross rivers, pass through forests and walk mostly uphill before we stop for an overnight stay in Sing Gompa.

Day 4
Trek to Gosainkunda, O/N in Gosainkunda (4,380m)

The trail leading to Gosaikunda is mostly steep and rugged. According to Hindu mythology, the holy lakes of Gosaikuda was created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three pointed weapon) so that he could drink it’s cold water and quench his thirst.

Day 5
Trek to Laurebinayak pass (4610m), O/N in Gopte or Tharepati (3,690m)

As we head towards the Laurebina pass (4610m) the trail climbs through rugged paths passing through small lakes in between.

Day 6
Trek to Kutumsang, O/N in Kutumsang (2,470m)

From Tharepati the trail to passes through forests of fir and rhododendron as we arrive in Magen Goth (3420m), Panghu and finally Khutumsang.

Day 7
Trek to Chipling, O/N in Chipling (2,170m)

The trail now descends to the beautiful hamlet of Gul Bhanjyang and then climbs up to Thodang Betini (2260m) and Chipling (2170m).

Day 8
Trek to Chisopani, O/N in Chisopani (2,165m)

Today our trail makes a steep descent as we stop in Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), before finally arriving in Chisopani.

Day 9
Trek back to Sundarijal (1,300m) and drive back to Kathmandu

Our 9 day trek ends in Sundarijal a beautiful place high above the Kathmandu valley. A short ride in a cab takes us from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. You can either fly to your destination today or you can stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10
Farewell

Today is the last day of our Gosainkunda Frozen Lake Trek. Our office representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Cost Include

  • One Night Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Langtang National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides (trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, their food and accommodation).
  • 8 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • 6 Nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche by Local Transport to Sundarijal to Kathmandu Private Car
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our Service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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