Gosainkund (Frozen) Lake Trekking

Langtang and Helambu areas offer a range of culture tours. People of Tibetan origin who practice Buddhism inhabit high and isolated region. A visitor to the Langtang valley and Helambu offers an opportunity to explore villages and monasteries as well as to visit glaciers at the head of teh valley. A side trip to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4380m can be made from the destination of thousands of Hindu pilgrims during the month of August.

Overview

Gosainkund (Frozen Lake) Trek Highlights Include: 

  • Staggering and versatile Himal, Mountain, Glaciers and many more!
  • Visit Tibetan Sherpa village at Langtang, experience the warmth of the Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.
  • Beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Langtang National Park
  • View Point and Lauri Binayak Pass (4610M/15120FT) provides us 360-degree’s panoramic views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Langsisa Ri, Jugal Himal, Annapurna Himalayan range as well as 10 other Himalayan peaks over 6000M including spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo and Kathmadu valley
  • Gosainkund (Frozen Lake) is one of the most sacred lake for Hinduism and Buddhism at where 30000 pilgrims get bathed in August every year
  • Visiting Yak cheese factory.

 

OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1300M/4265FT) (A)

DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B)

DAY 03: DRIVE TO DHUNCHE (1850M/6068FT) 8-9 HOURS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 04: TREK TO SING GOMPA (3,250M/10,663FT) 5-6 HOURS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 05: TREK TO GOSAINKUND LAKE (4,380M/14,369FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)

Day 06: EXCURSION & EXPLORATION 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

Day 07: TREK BACK TO DHUNCHE (1850M/6068FT) 7-8 HOURS (A,B,L,D)

Day 08: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU 8-9 HOURS (A, B, L)

DAY 09: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU. (A,B)

DAY 10: FLY BACK. (B)

(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel

KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast

Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.

All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS) & national park entry permit

Langtang National Park Permit fee

Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee

Langtang region 5 years experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide with knowledge of Surya Peak Climbing (Get your own guide)

A local porter for each four of you

Local people operated common room in lodges

All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu

1 solar shower while on trek

Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle

Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available

Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes

All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary

KTM Dhunche KTM local bus transport

Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)

Hotel-bus park-hotel transfers service

Travel and rescue arrangement support

Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)

Trip success certificate (case of trip success)

Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip


THE PRICE DOESN'T EXCLUDES:

Your all kinds of insurance

Visa fees

Single supplements except solo trip service

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu

Bar bills and laundry

Optional trips

Tips

All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above


Details

DETAILS OF ITINERARY

Langtang and Helambu areas offer a range of culture tours. People of Tibetan origin who practice Buddhism inhabit the high and isolated region. A visitor to the Langtang valley and Helambu offers an opportunity to explore villages and monasteries as well as to visit glaciers at the head of the valley. A side trip to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4380m. can be made from the destination of thousands of Hindu pilgrims during the month of August. The lake is also sacred to the Buddhists. In January - February, the Yolmo people celebrate Tibetan New Year with colorful dancing at the monasteries. Spring sees brilliant displays of rhododendron and primal blooms, and autumn comes alive with post-monsoon greenery.


DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel


DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS

Walking tour of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.


DAY 03: DRIVE TO DHUNCHE (1850M/6068FT) 8-9 HRS

Your morning transport from Kathmandu takes you all the way through to Dhunche, a lovely small village on the banks of the on the top of the ridge lap. Beginning the trek from here allows you to cover some of the best trekking country in Nepal that relatively few foreign trekkers visit. Overnight lodge.


DAY 04: TREK TO SING GOMPA (3,250M/10,663FT) 5-6 HRS

Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa takes about five hours south by zig-zags uphhill. The first part of the trail ascends gradually by a mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over Gosainkund stream, you begin to trek steeply up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests along with marijuana plants. There are spectacular views of the valley below with “Ganesh Himal” reaching up to the west and to the north a range of unnamed peaks just over the border in Tibet. There are a few teashops on your climb and after about 3½ hours of climbing you reach the top of the ridge where you will be pleased to have refreshments and lunch at Phoprang Hill. From here you head south contouring around the western side of the ridge. The trail leads you through a forest, over another ridge before climbing a ladder to cross a wall and into Sing Gompa itself, which is a small village with a few lodges, a gompa (from which the village derives its name) and its own cheese factory. ‘Sing’ is the Tibetan name for the trees in the area.


DAY 05: TREK TO GOSAINKUND LAKE (4,380M/14,369FT) 6-7 HRS
Leaving Sing Gompa you head north east. There is a 30 minute climb before reaching an even stretch. You then cross to the other side of the forested ridge you are following. After another short climb you pass through the hamlet of Chalang Pati. From here you continue climbing and rise above the tree-line just over 11,483ft/3,500m. After another few hundred meters climb, you will gain stunning panoramic views of the mountains around. Ganesh Himal rises up to the north and Langtang Lirung is to your east. To the left of Ganesh Himal you will be able to see Manaslu and even the Annapurnas including Machhapuchare (the ‘fish tail’ peak) and Annapurna II. You pass through Laurebina Yak, which means “yak without a stick” and after a moderate climb you will reach a stupa, again with stunning views all around. The land becomes more rugged as you follow the trail passing a lake on your right called “Saraswate Kund”. After crossing the shoulder of a ridge, you descend a little and another lake comes into view. This one is called “Bhairav Kund”. In Nepali there are at least two words for lake. The most common is “tal”, however “kund” is used when a lake has a sacred property. After another short climb you crest a ridge and the sacred lake Gosainkund opens out before you.

Day 06: EXCURSION & EXPLORATION 5-6 HRS
Early morning, we hike up the view point (4610M/15120FT) just above Gosainkund village for sunrise view over Langtang massif. After breakfast, Hike other side of the Gosainkund Lake to Lauribina Pass (4610M/15120FT). Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 07: TREK BACK TO DHUNCHE (1850M/6068FT) 7-8 HOURS

Retracing our own footstep and farewell bid to the Gosainkund and 107 other countless ponds/kundas. Passing by Lauri Binayak, Cholang Pati and Sing Gompa, we arrive to Dhunche for our overnight stay.

Day 08: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU 8-9 HOURS

Return to Kathmandu by bus. Relax in Kathmandu after a week of trekking as well as tiring bus ride. The rest of the day is free to explore Kathmandu and hunt for bargain souvenirs.


DAY 09: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.


DAY 10: ONWARD DESTINATION
Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.

 

Price

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PRICE:

Package Price (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Economic Trekking Service

663

569

424

395

384

Not Applicable

Standard Trekking Service

971

832

598

565

670

Not Applicable

Deluxe Trekking Service

1499

1249

873

813

790

Not Applicable


* Price is subject to change according to the service you select from our package.

Non Package (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Bed & Breakfast Basis

Guiding Hiring Service

Guide-cum-Porter Hiring Service

Porter Hiring Service

 

Departure Dates

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