Gosaikunda Trekking

Gosaikunda trekking is a journey with amazing view of Ganesh Himal. Mount.Manaslu and Annapurna. Gosaikund, situated in the north of Kathmandu valley, is quite remote and less populated area. The glacier Gosaikunda Lake adjoined with several other glacier lakes is most famous religious Kunda (Lake) in Nepal.

In August, thousands of Hindu people visit this Lake during the full moon. There is a belief that the Lord Shiva intoxicated by grief due to his wife goddess Parbati’s death. He was very thirsty. Therefore he hit the stone with his holy emblem trident to get the water. This is how the Lake Gosaikund was originated. But according to legend, Lord Shiva created the famous Gosaikund when he pierced a glacier with his trident to get water to quench his thirst after he swallowed poison that threatened to destroy the world. This Lake is also sacred to Buddhists.

The Gosaikunda basin contains about a dozen lakes. The Saraswatikunada, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda are the most famous Kundas.

DAY 01: Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Cosmic Trekking will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft). Included Meal:(D)inner

DAY 02: Kathmandu

Half-day guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft). (B)reakfast

DAY 03: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus

You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 04: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 05: Lama Hotel- Langtang: 5- 6 hours

After having breakfast you will continue your trip to your next destination. You are starting your trip descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours

You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 07: Kyanjin Gompa: explore day

Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa. (B,L,D)

DAY 08: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 09: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 10: Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours

You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 11: Shin gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 12: Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours

Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte(3,440m/11,286ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 13: Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours

You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 14: Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours

The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 15: Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours

You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight in Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft). (B,L,D)

DAY 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus

Short walk down to Malemchi Puul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Katmandu. Cosmic Trekking Trekking will host a farewell dinner. Congratulations on the completion of your trek! Overnight in Kathmandu.(B, D)

DAY 17: Farewell Friend

We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Cosmic Trekking Trekking will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.(B)