Gosaikund Lake Family Lodge Trek via Lauribinayak-La pass 13 Days
This is one of the most popular religious pilgrimage family treks in Langtang Region of Nepal. This trek offers us to visit the Secret Lake which is also known as “The Frozen Lake”, ancient monastery, traditional cultures, wildlife as well as beautiful mountains scenery. The lake is grand and picturesque. Every year,during Janai Purnima in August. Thousands of Hindus pilgrims come here for worship and bath. Many Shamans come from all over the Nepal in this lake and show their performance in the full moon. The large rock in the centre of the Lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrines and it is also claimed that a channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbeswor Temple in Patan. We have a excellent view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Surya peak, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurisankar and other peaks.
Highest elevation: 4610m
Trek style: Lodge Trek
Trek start/end: Kathmandu
Major attraction: Sing Gompa, Gosaikunda Lake, many other Kunda, Lauribinayak Pass
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our staff at the airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle.
Our tour guide introduces you in the world heritage sites such as Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square by private vehicle. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dunche 2030m by private vehicle (5/6 hours).
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Dunche by private vehicle which takes about 6 hours. The road is quite smooth until reaching Trisuli and we will have lunch there. After lunch, the road follows roughly with dust till Dunche. We have great views of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal during the drive. We can visit the village and Tamang Museum. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Dunche to Sing Gompa 3210m (4/5 hours).
Today, we start to climb up passing the Agriculture Farm in Dunche and gaining the high elevation until reaching Sing gompa which takes about 4 hours to reach. We will have lunch there. After lunch, we can visit old monastery and Cheese factory. We have a great view of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda 4380m (4/5 hours).
We leave the village and follow the trail that gently ascends the mountain flank with bare trees until reaching Lauribina which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. We have also panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganeh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Himal. After lunch, we continue our altitude trek on a rocky trail passing the first lake Saraswotikund, second lake Bhairabkund and third lake of course Gosaikund until reaching Gosaikunda. It takes about 2 hours. Gosaikund is the site for a great pilgrimage in August each year. The large rock in the centre of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Exploration Day
Today we have full day to explore the many holy lakes in this area. We can visit all round the lakes and acclimatize with altitude. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Gosaikunda to Gopte 3430m (6/7 hours) via Lauribinayak Pass 4610m.
We are going to pass the Lauribina-La pass which is in the elevation of 4610m high above the sea level. We start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues through the rocky and gentle ascents until reaching Lauribina-La which takes about 2 hour. Then we climb down slowly in the rough steep terrain until reaching Phedi. It takes about 1and half hour and will have lunch break there. Then again, we continue a long and gentle descent till Gopte which takes about 1 hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Gopte to Mangengoth 3220m (5/6 hours).
In the morning after breakfast, we keep walking short descent to small cave and the trail continues small ascents and descents till Kharka which takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail continues steep and rocky until reaching Tharepati which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch break there. We have also a great view of Jugal Himal and Rolwaling Himal. After lunch, we continue level trail in the ridge and climb down through the forests until Mangengoth. It takes about 3 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Mangengoth to Gul Banjyang 2130m (5/6 hours).
In this day, we start our trek after breakfast. The trail continues through the Rhododendrons bushes until reaching Kutumsang village which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch break there. We can see the some Chhortens and Mani Wall in this village. After lunch, we continue again your trek short ascents and the trail gently descends through the forests until reaching Tamang village in Gul Bangjang. It takes about 3 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Gulbanjyang to Chisapani 2215m (5/6 hours).
In this morning after breakfast, the trail gentle ascends passing the small monastery and many Buddhist monuments until the small pass which takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail descends until reaching Chipling and it takes about 2 hours. We will have lunch break there. After lunch, we continue our trek keep descending in the many steps trail till Pathibanjyang. It takes about 2 hours. Then the trail continues gentle up until reaching Chisopani. It takes about 1 hour. We have a great view of Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Himal. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal 1460m (5/6 hours) and Kathmandu by private vehicle.
We start our trek after breakfast, the trail keep ascending until reaching Borlung Banjyang and again gentle descends through the deep forest until reaching Mulkharka village which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch break there. We have also good view of Kathmandu valley from this village. After lunch, we continue to keep descending through the deep forests until reaching Sudarijal which takes about 2 hours. Now we are near the Kathmandu city and our private vehicle come to pick up us in Sundarijal. Drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 12: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle.
Our tour guide leads you again other world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Transfer to International Airport
Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley as per above mentioned itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,
salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park Permit.
* Shivapuri National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate to strenuous) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.