North of Kathmandu valley lies Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Nestled at the foot of these Himalayan ranges is a beautiful, secluded, valley filled with nature's bounty - the Gosaikunda Lake Trekking. Here the rare red pandas lurk in dense lichen-draped rhododendron thickets, hears of blue sheep graze the alpine meadows and glaciated valleys amidst a scenery of lofty Himalayan peaks. From Kyanjing Gompa we will have a chance to climb a ridge on Tserko Ri Peak (5033m), or hike to the foot of Langshisa glacier, for an incredible view of glaciers, icefalls and snow fields surrounded on all sides by high mountains. On the way return we will hike up to the holy Gosainkunda Trek lakes and Laurebenayak pass where the Home of Lord Shiva according to the Hindu Mythology. At Gosainkunda we will able to see more then 5 lakes which is lies over 4200meters. The region of Langtang and Gosainkunda although easily approached from Kathmandu is far less trekked than the Annapurna or Everest areas making it all the more attractive. A wonderful walk through a naturalist's trail.
Moderate To strenuous trekking and lodging between 2000m and 4,380m with one pass crossing of 4,610m and optional hiking to 5,033mon Tserko Ri Peak. Accommodations in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry a day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.)
Which takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.
Day 02 : Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa and it takes about five hours.
The first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steep up until you reach Sing Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. There is an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa.
Day 03 : Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.)
which takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trails emerges gently ascent up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives you an exotic feeling. Then the trails steeply ascend all the way to Gosaikunda.You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli(7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Day 04 : Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) and it takes about four and half hours.
The trails descend all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests.
Day 05 : Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours.
The first part of the trails descend through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to you cross suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now the path stretches at flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche. It is a small town and headquarters of Rasuwa district.
Day 06 : Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus and it takes about seven hours.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.
US$ 860 Per person, minimum number of participants : 1 * .
US$ 650 Kathmandu - Dhunche - Kathmandu by four wheel drive.
Equipment hire costs :
US$ 1.5 Per item per day, Down jacket - waterproof jacket - kit bag etc.
* If you are with less than the minimum number of participants please contact us. We can bring you into contact with other people who would be interested to do the same trek and by posting a message to our message board you might find other people who would like to join you.