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Gosainkunda Lake Trekking

Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is also known as Gosainkunda Lake Trek, Trek to Gosainkunda and trekking in Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is 10-day long package that combines pilgrimage with adventure.
Gosainkunda Lake Trekking initiates from Dhunche and passes through settlements and forest of rhododendron, pine and other alpine flowers to reach a High Pass at Lauri Binayak Pass which is the viewpoint that offers panoramic views of mountains. Little far from Lauribinayak lies Gosainkunda- greatest lakes among three lakes of this region. The other two lakes are Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda.
Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (Trident) up a mountain to extract water so he could cool his burning throat after inhaling ‘kalkut bis’- a lethal poison. Festival is organized each year in the full moon night of August during which thousands of pilgrims pay visit to take holy dip in the lake.
Goshainkunda Lake Trekking which is also known as the frozen lake Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking destination in Nepal. 108 kundas exist in this area of which Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Surya Kunda can be seen from the way while in Gosainkunda Lake Trekking. It is believed that the true worshipper can see Shiva lying in the water. A large boulder can be seen in the middle of the lake which is said to be the remains of a Shiva temple.


Itinerary Outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive: Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day0 4: Trek to Chandanbari
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda via Lauribinayak
Day 06: Trek to Chandanbari
Day0 7: Hike back to Dhunche
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day0 9: Kathmandu free day
Day 10: Final departure from Kathmandu
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will find our representatives there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, ready to greet you when you land in at the International Airport of Kathmandu. They will receive you with your name and take you to the hotel where you will be briefly explained about the itinerary package.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day, you will be taken out for an excursion to some of the chief sites in and around Kathmandu. Visits include temples of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 03: Drive to Dhunche
Early in the morning, we will head to Dhunche from Kathmandu which takes about 7 hours driving to cover 119km journey. The road offers scenic views of mountains and waterfalls. We will stay overnight in a hotel at Dhunche—the headquarters of Rasuwa district.

Day 04: Trek to Chandanbari
Today we will climb all the way up the jungle covered with rhododendrons and other high alpine flowers till we reach Chandanbari which is a small town with few shelters and the monastery. We will visit the cheese factory in Chandanbari which is the oldest in Nepal.

Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda via Lauribinayak
After passing through the easy walk to Lauribinayak, we will pursue the much narrow & misty track. We will notice the change in terrain from green pasture field to much deserted & rocky area. From Lauri Binayak, it takes about 3 hours of walking to reach Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda is a holy and sacred lake in Nepal popular among the Hindu pilgrims and is one of the major pilgrimage destinations.

Day 06: Trek to Chandanbari
This day we will follow back the downward trail to Lauribinayak. From Lauribinayak, we will pass through forests of rhododendron and other high alpine flowers before arriving to Chandanbari where we will stay overnight.

Day 07: Hike back to Dhunche
After breakfast, we will pass through pine forest to reach Dimsa. From Dimsa, we will pass through forest and settlements to finally arrive to Dhunche. Whole trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche completes in about four and half hours.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu
It takes about seven hours of drive through bends and curves to return to Kathmandu. The way offers scenic views of majestic mountain peaks including Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and some of the Tibetan mountains.

Day 09: Kathmandu free day
Make your body at ease in Kathmandu. Spend the day shopping souvenirs from Thamel or taking a casual stroll down the street. Enjoy your dinner with a local cultural show in evening.

Day 10: Final departure from Kathmandu
It’s the day to say goodbye. Our representatives will assist in your last minute preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to see you again. Farewell!!!


 

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Trekking in Nepal refers to walking at different places that may be either easy walking trail or toughest trekking trail. It is commonly said that there is not any bad weather but the trekking will greatly affected by the dressing styles or so called inappropriate clothing. There are several type o f equipments that are absolutely necessary for the trekking in Nepal. The trekking equipments can be different according to the different types of trekking but will also differ from trekking trail, weather conditions, camping or lodging trekking and so on. The trekking equipments should be carefully observed before going for any types of trekking at Nepal otherwise it may create great problem for the trekkers to enjoy the trekking fully.
Some of the major trekking equipments that are absolutely needed for the trekking in Nepal are as follows.

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