Gosainkunda Lake Trek | 0 USD

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Primary Activity: Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing
Duration: 7 Days Trip Code:
Trip Grade Soft Max-Altitude: 4380m (Gosainkunda)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Mountain lodge during the trek
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Combination of private and public transport
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Route: Kathmandu- Dhunche- Deurali- Laurebina- Gosainkunda- Dhunche
Departure Dates Any
Best Season March to May, Mid September to Mid December
Trip Notes/ Guideline on Itinerary Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the rewarding services at some of the most sophisticated hotels in Nepal 
  • Exclusive shopping and entertainment to observe modern yet cultural side of Nepal
  • A chance to encounter the ethnic group of Nepal and to have a better know how about their day to day life.
  • A chance to encounter some of the rare species of flora and fauna available in the Langtang National Park
  • Enchanting views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range.
  • Visit to the sacred lake of Gosainkunda.
  • Visit many other small lakes in the Gosainkunda basin
     

Trip Overview

Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a good alternative for those trekkers who are interested in trekking but have less number of days to spare for their holiday. The trek is a perfect amalgamation of the culture along with nature. Gosainkunda Lake lies in the north of Kathmandu in the Langtang region that comes under the preservation of the Langtang National Park. 
The Gosainkunda lake itself is considered as one of the holy lake as per the hindu mythology. Every year thousands of pilgrims from all over Nepal as well as India come to the region to make the offerings to the holy lake as a part of their religious beliefs. On the occasion of Janai Purnima which generally lies in the month of August as per the Georgian calendar, a special festival is held in the Gosainkunda Lake every year. It is also an important site where Shamanism is still practiced.

The trek offers an opportunity to witness the large numbers of flora and Fauna as well as provide you ample of time to admire the picturesque landscape. If you are lucky enough, you might even get an insight or even encounter some of the wildlife species such as Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, red panda etc. which the National Park serves as a natural habitat to. Besides the Flora and Fauna you can also learn more about the people living in the area. The people such as Tamangs and Sherpas are the major inhabitant of the area. With an interaction, you will get a chance to learn more about their lifestyle, their culture as well as their traditions which is still continuing since many generations.
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Dhunche and Trek to deurali
Day 03: Trek to Laurebina
Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda
Day 05: Trek to Dhunche
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Depart Kathmandu

TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Airport pickups and Drop using private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in Thamel.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at ‘Hotel Blue Horizon’ or similar category with breakfast.
  • Transfer: Kathmandu to Dhunche drive by local bus. (private transportation can be arranged with extra charge) 
  • Transfer: Dhunche to Kathmandu by local bus. (Private transportation can be arranged upon request with extra charge)
  • Accommodations in Teahouse/Mountain Lodge or Homestay during the trek 
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses(salary, food, accommodation equipment’s and insurance)
  • Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS Card
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request).Needs to be returned after trip completion.
  • Company’s duffel bag(Upon request) , and T-shirt(As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Kit(Carried by your trek guide)
  • Trekking Map 

TRIP EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers, internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
  • Extra porter if you require.
  • Personal trekking equipment’s.
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of guide, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
  • All applicable monument entrance fees for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
  • Anything not mentioned under the topic “Trip Includes”.
     

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Meals included: Dinner

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle comfortably. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel. During the meeting we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we schedule a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. 
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 02:  Drive to Dhunche and trek to Deurali.
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, our guide will be there to escort you to the bus stop to catch a bus to Dhunche. It might take around 7- 8 hours by bus to Dhunche under normal road condition. Dhunche is one of the main entrance point to the Langtang National Park. During the bus ride you will pass through many small villages alongside Trisuli River. After reaching the Dhunche, take a lunch then we will start trek to Deurali.  Crossing a suspension bridge over the ghatte khola passing the rhododendron and bamboo forest will lead you towards Deurali.
Overnight at a lodge in Deurali.

Day 03: Tre to Laurebina (Approximately 7 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After an early breakfast at the mountain lodge you will be trekking towards Laurebina. On the way you will be passing through the rhododendron and pine forests. You can see many small lodges offering their hospitality along the way. You might even see the local people grazing their horses and doing their normal everyday chores. You will be passing through the cheese factory and generally taking an ascent towards Laurebina which is your destination for the day. Despite of the steep and strenuous climb you will get to view the mesmerizing views of the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range which will compensate the tiredness.

Overnight at hotel in Laurebina.

Day 04: Trek to Gosainkunda (approximately 4 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

After an early breakfast, you will be trekking pass the small ridge from whre you will get a first glimpse of the Gosainkunda Lake. Further continuing the trek you will reach Gosainkunda. It is a worthwhile experience as not only you will get to see Gosainkunda you will also get to see various small kundas that lies few meters apart. Amongst the many Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda are main three kunda here. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the area.
Overnight at the Mountain Lodge in Gosainkunda

Day 05: Trek to Dhunche(approximately 6 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today you will retrace the trail and descend to the Chandanbari. The trail passes through dense forest of pine, silver oak and rhododendrons with marijuana plants reaching to the tiny village of Chandanbarii. Then begin the steep down trail from the ridge crossing the sing Gompa Stream. Crossing the bridge and some human settlements reaches Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
Overnight at a lodge at Dhunche

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
Meals included: Breakfast

Today early in the morning, drive back to Kathmandu by private car which is about 7-8 hours journey with pleasant drive. 
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Day 07: Depart Kathmandu 
Meals included: Breakfast

This is the last day of your trip with us. You can extend you trip for one or two days to visit other interesting places in and out of Kathmandu which is completely optional. If not then one of our staff will escort you to the airport as per your scheduled departure. You can roam around the city and buy souvenirs’ and do shopping to take along with you if your flight is scheduled during late hours.
Moreover, trekker’s safety is always the top priority in any trek. Therefore, the team leader on duty is given every authority to make changes in the itinerary provided, in case of unexpected weather change, unsuitable health condition of a group member or an unforeseen natural disaster. If needed, team leader might also cancel any part of the itinerary. Hence, in such a situation we request you to co-operate with our team leader and remain flexible.)
 
 

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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  • Group Size During Trek

Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.
We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you

  • Trek Guides and staff.

For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.
We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

•    Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
•    Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
•    Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
•    English Language KEEP
•    Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
•    Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

  • Trip safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

  • Climate and weather condition during trek

Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

  • Permits and Fees

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

  • Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

  • Altitude Mountain sickness

AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.
Classic Outdoor will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

  • Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

  • Physical Fitness

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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