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Gosaikunda Kunda Trek


Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda, is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park


DURATION

11 Days


DIFFICULTY

Moderate

MAX ALTITUDE

5,100 M

DESCRIPTION

Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda, is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). The lake melts to form the Trishuli River; it remains frozen for six months in winter October to June.

DEPARTURE SEASONS

2021

March - May

September - November


We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.


Trip Overview


The Gosaikunda zone has been portrayed as a devout location. Hindu mythology traits Gosaikunda as the dwelling place of the Hindu gods Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu sacred texts Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the sagas Ramayana and Mahabharata allude to Samudra Manthan, which is specifically related to the beginning of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered sacred and of specific importance amid the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima celebrations when thousands of pioneers from Nepal and India visit the region.



  • Day 1: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Thulo Bharkhu (1,860m), approx. 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 3: Trek Thulo Bharkhu to Thulo Sebru Besi (2,250m), approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 4: Trek Thulo Sebru Besi to Singomba (3,330m), 4 hrs.
  • Day 5: Trek Singomba to Gosainkunda(4,380m) approx. 7 hrs.
  • Day 6: Surya Peak (5,100m) ascent and back to Gosainkunda, approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 7: Trek Gosaikunda to Phedi (3,730m) over the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610m), approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 8: Trek Phedi to Thadepati (3,690m), approx. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 9: Trek Thadepati to Malemchigaon (2,500m), approx. 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek Malamchigaon to Thimpu (1,580m), approx. 6 hrs.
  • Day 11: Drive Thimpu to Kathmandu, approx. 5 hrs.
Note:
The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.





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