Gosainkunda Circuit Trek is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake located at an elevation of 4380 m in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake situated at the majestic Lang tang region is famous for its cultural and traditional importance in the Hindu religion. Gosainkunda is considered the divine place of many holy lakes where one can wash off their sins from the purity of holy water. Thousands of people visit this beautiful place for their religious and adventurous purpose. The trek to Gosainkunda offers you a short and best trek to enjoy the beauty of nature along with its religious importance. The trail of the trek passes through a mesmerizing and panoramic view of Himalayan ranges like Mt Langtang range, Himal Chuli, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna Range. Furthermore, you can enjoy the beauty of nature with varied landscapes and green forests with fresh air.
The trek takes you from subtropical land to the alpine environment. Along with nature, you can experience the culture and tradition of various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmins, and Newars living in Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda circuit trek will cross through rhododendron forests, paddy fields, and terraces. The major attraction of the trek is the mesmerizing, holy, and sparkling Gosainkunda Lake surrounded by other holy lakes such as Surya Kunda, Naag Kunda, and Bhairav Kunda. For a religious purpose, the Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this lake during the festival of Janai Purnima (The full Moon of August). Since the place is far away from the city at a height of 4380m you can only have decent food options and lodges along the trail. This trek is a moderate one with uphill climbs and narrow trails mostly within a green forest. As a whole, the Gosainkunda trek is a complete package for a trekking destination offering sparkling lakes, green forests, and religious importance with the beautiful views of the Himalayas. This is the best Nepal tour at the best price.
Early morning breakfast in the hotel is followed by drive to Dhunche. The journey forwards through the hilly winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we get to experience fun mixing adventure as well as the great view of rivers, forest and terraced fields. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa district and has headquarter of “Langtang national park” as well. Overnight at Dhunche.
After the breakfast our trek start.we follow gradual uphill trail along the bamboo & Oak forest, pass the village of Deurali and Dimsa and reach to Sing Gompa for overnight stop today. Sing Gompa has a very famous monastery, so the place has great religious fame in the whole region. The place also offers the gigantic view of Langtang Himalayan ranges.
Today on passing the village of Chandanbari (3,330m) and Cholangpati (3,654m) along the gradual up trail, we trek to Laurebina (3,910m). Chandanbari has a cheese factory. From the Laurebina, our trail leads us steep up for about 2 hours to reach to Gosainkunda (4,380m). Gosainkunda houses many sacred holy lakes. It is perhaps the best place to admire the charming view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Gosainkunda.
Today in the morning, we hike to Lauribina pass (4,610m). It is the highest point of our entire trek and is full of panoramic Mountain View. Further our trail descends gradual down towards the village of Ghopte on passing a small human settlement Phedi. Overnight at Ghopte.
We will trek to Melamchi Gaon (village) today. Melamchi (2,530 m) is a beautiful village settled by the Hyolmo, Sherpa and Tamang people. It lies at the heart of Helambu Valley and is one of the largest settlements in the region. We first reach Thadepati (3,490 m) during our Trek Thadepati is a mountain watcher’s paradise. We then descend gradually from Thadepati. We will enjoy a beautiful night at Melamchi.
We will trek to Sermanthang today. Sermanthang is inhabited by the Sherpa and Hyolmo people. The village (2,590 m) has many monasteries, shrines and stupas. It is one of the centers of Tibetan culture and Buddhism in the region. We will have an easy walk today compared to previous days because we will not be gaining substantial altitude. The path will go somewhat up and down but will generally be flatter. We will experience the unique culture and the lifestyle of the local people tonight.
We will slowly trek down towards Melamchi Pul (870 m), walking through terraced fields, small villages and stoned steps. The trek to Melamchi Pul takes about 5-6 hours and we will board on a vehicle waiting for us and head to Kathmandu. The drive to Kathmandu takes about two hours. You can enjoy music and dance in the evening before resting in your hotel room.
You will depart today. We will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, from where you will fly to your destination. You also have the option of extending your trip and taking part in other treks.