Gosainkunda (Frozen Lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepals Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4,380 m. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size. The area of Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi).
The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m. Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m 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 Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. Himalaya Family Adventure organizes this hike for lifetime memory. Leave a footprint, take a picture.
|Fitness Level||: Moderate|
|Duration||: 11||Group Size||:1-15|
|Best Season||: Nepal for all Season|
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 :Sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3 :Drive to Dhunche 5hrs. Overnight at Dhunche 1764m/
Day 4 :Trek to Chandanbari 3250m./6hrs.
Day 5 :Trek to Lauribinayak 3900m./4hrs.
Day 6 :Trek to Forzen Lake (Gosainkunda) 4380m. 3 hrs.
Day 7 :Trek back to Chandanbari 3250m./6hrs.
Day 8 :Trek to Dhunche Bazaar 4 hrs.
Day 9 :Drive to Kathmandu 5 hrs.
Day 10 :Extra Day in Kathmandu
Day 11 :Departure
Himalaya Family provide the accommodations during the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene food and suitable location. Most of Lodges are well managed by rocks and wood in Goshainkunda areas. The Local Tamag people are very friendly and kind. Most of the Lodges has clean rooms and separate Bathrooms. We will use small lodge during the trek and 2/3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu. We also provide 3/4/5 star hotel on your request.
In Gosainkunda areas, We will provide the Food on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) will be served from the the lodge. The dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination at a tea houses. Breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu as well. Most of the lodges has the food menu, Our Guide will suggest you the organic and hygienic local meal. There is available of local organic vegetables from the garden. Either you can buy Miniral water OR use the natural spring water and put purification drops. This area is sacred holi areas, we suggest you not to eat meat and dont pie/toilet near the lake.
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.
Day 3 : Drive to Dhunche 5hrs. Overnight at Dhunche 1764m/
Day 4 : Trek to Chandanbari 3250m./6hrs.
Day 5 : Trek to Lauribinayak 3900m./4hrs.
Day 6 : Trek to Forzen Lake (Gosainkunda) 4380m. 3 hrs.
Day 7 : Trek back to Chandanbari 3250m./6hrs.
Day 8 : Trek to Dhunche Bazaar 4 hrs.
Day 9 : Drive to Kathmandu 5 hrs.
Day 10 : Extra Day in Kathmandu
Day 11 : Departure
Airport pick up and drop by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
All transport by tourist vehicle
4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Tea House accommodation during the trek
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.
International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)