Gosaikunda Festival Trek Overview
The Langtang Gosaikunda Festival Trek unites the outlying & picturesque ‘Langtang Valley’, with the high mountain lakes ‘Gosainkunda’, at an altitude of 4,380m. The lake spreads across 34 acres, with the spectacular views of Mighty Langtang Lirung and other sky-high peaks on the backdrop. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months during winter from October to June. Hence, ideally starting this trek fromTrishuli River, north of Kathmandu, we travel through Dhunche to Syabru Bensi, a Sherpa village placed at the edge of “The Langtang National Park”. Passing along the dense oak & rhododendron forests and even the glacial moraine at places, we make it to the popular Tamang village of Langtang.
We extend the Gosaikunda Festival trek by staying overnight at Kyanjin Gompa, a great place to try local yak cheese. Further up, we move through Nubamatang, settled in a hidden valley, on our way up to see the glaciers, which is also a gateway to Tibet. At this point, we reverse through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake of ‘Gosainkunda’ is placed. The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its holy waters are considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy Trident) of lord Shiva.
Finally crossing the laurebina pass (4600m), we descend to Ghopte and end the trek upon reaching Sundarijal. LangtangGosainkunda trek is one of the most strenuous treks in this region, reaching at an altitude of 4300 meters. However, this trek is equally rewarding, that never fails to award you with picturesque tamang villages, awe-inspiring mountain views and a sneak peek into the local culture.
August 06th 2015 / Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. (B)
August 07th 2015 / Day 03: 7 hrs drive to Dhuche (1450m) and overnight in Hotel (B, L, D)
August 08th 2015 / Day 04: Commence trek to Sing Gompa (3584m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
August 09th 2015 / Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda (4381m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
August 10th 2015 / Day 06: Start Gosaikunda festival and explore around higher lake (4381m) (B, L, D)
August 11th 2015 / Day 07: Trek to Ghopte (3440) via (4600m) pass 6 hrs (B, L, D)
August 12th 2015 / Day 08: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2550m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
August 13th 2015 / Day 09: Trek to Kutumsang (2000m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
August 14th 2015 / Day 10: Trek to Chisopani (1700m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
August 15th 2015 / Day 11: Trek to Sundarijal (1500m) 4 hrs & 1 hr drive to KTM/Hotel (B, L)
August 16th 2015 / Day 12: Drive to Airport for return flight (B)
Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
Kathmandu hotel room on bed and Breakfast (B) basis
Langtang National Park entry permits fees
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide & each 2 persons 1 Porter
All program according to itineraries on full board.
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
All land transfer as per given itinerary
Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 40 only
Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner
Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
Personal spending money & All bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
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