Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda Trek
Gosaikunda is a significant place of interest on the Dhunche-Helambu trekking route. This trek adjoins the famous Langtang Valley trek in the same district. Both treks can be combined. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.

The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be reached on the second day. At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a rapid descent to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati.

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966 mt.) by bus. Driving approx. 7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3220 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Sing Gompa to Lauribinayek(3900 mt.). Walking 3hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Gosaikunda and back to Lauribinayek. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Lauribinayek to Dhunche, overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel .