• Trip Code GY01
  • From USD 899
    USD 899
  • 10 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Moderate

    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

The three main Gosainkunda lakes high in the Langtang National Park are believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishula (trident) into a mountain to extract water to cool his stinging throat after he swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the center of the lake which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.  People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water.  Devotees gather here in hordes on the full moon night of August to take a holy anointment in the lake.

Hinduism, Buddhism and Shamanism are the three principal religions of Nepal.  All three religions participate in various mystical ways in the annual Gosainkunda Festival.  We will be "participant-observers" of all three of these traditions.  The degree of your participation in Buddhist meditation, Ganja puja with Hindu Sadhus or Shamanistic mind-journeys is entirely voluntary.  This trek combines the challenges and scenic rewards of high altitude Himalayan trekking with the cultural colour and spectacle of one of the great regional festivals of Nepal.

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What's Included?

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin /Double sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 to3 star hotel with breakfast
  • Kathmandu / Sundarijal by private vehicle / Dhunche / Kathmandu by local bus
  • Accommodation in Normal tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast with 2 cups of tea/ coffee, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • Seasonal sleeping bags
  • Langtang trekking map for group
  • TIMS
  • National Park Fee
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staffs
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • Farewell dinner
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What's not Included?

  • International Airfare
  • Extra meals in Kathmandu
  • Drinking water during trek, extra charges levied for any hot shower or electricity for device charging
  • Tea coffee lunch & Dinner time during trek
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear & clothing – these may be available for hire
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Any uninsured medicall emergency evacuation costs
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual cost.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section
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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    19 August 2020 Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)
  • Day 2
    20 August 2020 Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (1,350m)
  • Day 3
    21 August 2020 Chisopani to Kutumsang (2,446m)
  • Day 4
    22 August 2020 Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,510m)
  • Day 5
    23 August 2020 Tharepati to Ghopte via Tharepati Pass (3,650m)
  • Day 6
    24 August 2020 Ghopte to Gosainkunda (4,380m)
  • Day 7
    25 August 2020 First day of Gosainkunda Shamanism culture program (4,380m)
  • Day 8
    26 August 2020 Second day of Gosainkunda Shamanism culture program (4,380m)
  • Day 9
    27 August 2020 Gosaikunda to Chandanbari (2,350m)
  • Day 10
    28 August 2020 Chandanbari to Dhunche (1,980m)
  • Day 11
    29 August 2020 Dhunche to Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 12
    30 August 2020 Final Departure (1,300m)
  • Day 1
    19 August 2020 Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

  • Day 2
    20 August 2020 Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (1,350m)

    After breakfast, drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. During the 1 hour drive, we reach an altitude of 1400 meters which is the location of Sundarijal and also the starting point of the trek. Then we start the trek from Sundarijal to reach Chisopani for the overnight. We flex our muscles for 4 hours during the trek to Chisopani.

  • Day 3
    21 August 2020 Chisopani to Kutumsang (2,446m)

    After breakfast, we trek from Chisopani crossing the pasture and field and arrive at another village Gul Bhanjyang. Then take the short ascending trail that leads to pass from where we descend to reach Kutumsang for overnight. During the 7 hours trek, we gain a height of 150 meters.

  • Day 4
    22 August 2020 Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,510m)

    After breakfast, we take the gradually uphill trail that runs through fir and rhododendron forests to reach Yurin danda then finally arrive at Tharepati for overnight. During 6 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 1200 meters.

  • Day 5
    23 August 2020 Tharepati to Ghopte via Tharepati Pass (3,650m)

    After breakfast, we trek on the undulating trail passing through pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forest and also crossing another place Ghopte to arrive at Phedi for the overnight. During the 5-6 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 250 meters witnessing the diverse species of birds.

  • Day 6
    24 August 2020 Ghopte to Gosainkunda (4,380m)

    After breakfast, we trek on the gradually uphill trail till we reach Suryakund which is at the height of around 4600 meters then descend for 1 hour to reach Gosainkund; bluish glaciated lake encircled by towering peaks and believed to be created by Lord Shiva piercing the trident.

  • Day 7
    25 August 2020 First day of Gosainkunda Shamanism culture program (4,380m)

    Rest at Gosaikunda. The large lake Gosaikunda is at an elevation of 4361m. There are several small stone shelters for pilgrimage on the north-western side of the lake. Hundreds of people come here to worship and bath in the lake during the full moon festival each August. You will witness some black and white stones in the lake with an individual story about Lord Shiva and his creation.

  • Day 8
    26 August 2020 Second day of Gosainkunda Shamanism culture program (4,380m)

    It is interesting to see shamanism culture program with some hindu and buddhist culture in same time. visit Gosaikunda lake 4380m. or SHAILUNG HILL 3245 m. high from sea level. This year.beside that, landscape and mountain scenery are always there to show their beauty.

  • Day 9
    27 August 2020 Gosaikunda to Chandanbari (2,350m)

    After breakfast, we descend from the Gosainkund till we reach Chandanbari for the overnight. During the 4-5 hours trek, we will be rewarded with excellent natural scenery. And we also explore the cheese factory and monastery during today’s trek.

  • Day 10
    28 August 2020 Chandanbari to Dhunche (1,980m)

    Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche and it takes about four and half hours. You trek along gradual descent path. On the way you walk through several forests and villages.

  • Day 11
    29 August 2020 Dhunche to Kathmandu (1,300m)

    After breakfast, we leave Chandanbari on the downhill trail through pine, silver, oak, rhododendron forest taking 3 hours then drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu.

  • Day 12
    30 August 2020 Final Departure (1,300m)

    All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.

Start date End date Status Cost
Jun 30, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 active USD 899 Book Now

Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Client Reviews

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    100% recommend this package

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    • Jumana Patanwala

      From India

      July 19, 2019

      Gosainkung Trek

      Had a lovely time.

    • Klemens Dolp

      July 20, 2017

      Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

      We did the Helambu, Gosaikund, Langtang and Tamang Heritage Trek – After landing everything was taken care of by Langtang Ri. The guiding staff was excellent. Also transportation offered by the Agen...

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    • Benjamin

      July 20, 2017

      Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

      Good and very friendly agency. We had a tailored trek in Langtang, Nepal with Raj (our guide). Langtang is quite an easy trek, nevertheless having a guide to engage with the locals, understand our environment and manage our bus travel / sleeping arrangement is highly recommended.

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    At A Glance

    Duration: 14 days
    Grade: Moderate
    Best Time to go: Aug- Sep -Oct – Dec- Feb – May
    Trekking: Teahouse
    Max. Altitude: 4361m
    Group Size: Min 2 pax
    Transportation: Local Bus / private transportation

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