Gosainkunda is a famous Hindu holy lake situated at an altitude of 4,380m/14,370ft. This lake is considered as a sacred one. People who are Hindu followers respect this pilgrimage site. People from far away come to this site to worship and believe that it fulfils their wishes. It is believed that this lake was created when legendary Lord Shiva tried to quench his thirst from a glacier after swallowing a poison which could destroy the entire lives on earth.
There are many lakes in Gosainkunda such as Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda and Gosainkunda Lake which is the most famous and holiest one. During Janaipurnima in the month of August, hundreds of Hindu followers come to this lake and take a bath here annually. They believe that taking a bath in this lake on that particular day makes their wishes fulfilled and make them free from sins.
Gosainkunda is accessible after trekking for 4 days. It is best done after lodging in Langtang or Helambu. Then from either Dhunche of Syabru, the route usually passes through forest lines. On the way we come across a cheese factory and also a monastery. During the trek we can enjoy the views of mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung [7,246m], Gangchempo [5,846m], Dorje Lakpa [6,966m] and several other peaks.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft]. Transfer to hotel to stay overnight
Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley. Back to hotel and stay overnight
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [1460m/4,790ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang [5,952m/19,528ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 06: Trek from Langtang valley to Kyangjin Gompa [3,740m/12,270ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Besi. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 10: Trek from Big Syabru Besi to Sing Gompa [3,210m/10,531ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake [4,380m/14,370ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte [3480m/11,417ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang [2440m/8,005ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 14: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani [571 m/1,873 ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 15: Drive from Chisapani to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu of your own. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 17: Final departure
Starts from: US $ 720.00
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- Travelling time(Season)
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