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Gosaikunda

Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty: medium–hard
Hotels: Mostly Good
Seasons: October – November, March to April
Maximum Elevation: 4610m

Visit the holy lake of Gosaikund either while returning from Langtang or alternatively by trekking directly from Dhunche. The lake of Gosaikund is religiously significant for both Hindus and Buddhists. Yearly about 20,000 Hindu pilgrims visit the site to take bath in the sacred lake and pay homage to their deities. This area is especially flocked by pilgrims during the month of August when Janai Poornima is celebrated. This trek begins from Thulo Syabru, and ends at Sundarijal.

There are three ways to reach Thulo Syabru and they are follows:

Option 1

Thulo Bharkhu – Barbal – Thulo Syabru Trek Duration: 4 – 5 hours, 340m ascent, 340m descent    

About 100 North of Thulo Bharkhu the road crosses a small stream with water driven mills. Leave the road and climb steeply to the schoolhouse, then continue up a stone staircase. The walk eventually becomes a delightful and occasionally level- hike through pine and rhododendron forests to Dau Danda, a single teashop in the forest.  A short, steep descent from Lantang Valley through bamboo forests leads to Thulo Syabru. Along the trail you will have opportunity to view Ganesh Himal (7406m) and Naya Kangri.     

Option 2

Doman – U Kyang – Thulo Syabru Trek Duration: 2 hours, 570m ascent, 40m descent

Fifteen minutes east of Doman on the Langtang Valley trail, a path braches right off the main trail at an unmarked junction. Visit a friendly teashop at U Kyang. The trail drops gradually across Gopche Khola before the trail climbs to the lower part of  Thulo Syabru.      

Option 3

Syabrubesi – Thulo Syabru     Trek Duration: 2 – 3 hours, 750m ascent     From Syabrubesi follow the first 30 minutes of the main Langtang trail and then cross the bridge to the South side of the Langtang Khola, branch right, climbing continually before eventually reaching  Thulo Syabru.  

Highlights

Gosaikund, Sing Gompa (3300m), Cheese Factory, Red Panda Sanctuary, and many more. Some prominent peaks at sight include: Naya Kangri (5846m), Ganesh Himal (7406) and many others.

 

Photos of Gosaikunda

Tour Itinerary

Day Section & Atitude Hours
1

Kathmandu Arrival-Transfer to Thulo Syabru
Thulo Syabru (2260m) to Dursagang (2735m)
Dursagang to Phoprang Danda (3190m)
Phoprang Danda (3190m) to Sing Gompa (3330m),
1040m ascent

Alternate route:
Dhunche (1950m) to Sing Gompa,
1380, ascent

1.00
1.10
0.50
 
 
 
6 – 8.00
2 Sing Gompa to Chalang Pati (3550m)
Chalang Pati to Laurebina Yak (3920m)
590m ascent
1.10
1.00
3 Laurebina Yak to Gosaikund (4400m)
590m ascent
 
1.45
4 Gosaikund to Laurebina La (4610m)
Laurebina La to Bera Goth (High Camp, 4230m)
Bera Goth to Phedi (3740m)
Phedi to Gopte (3440m)
300m ascent, 1320m descent
1.15
1.45
1.00
2.30
5 Gopte to Tharepati (3640m),
330m ascent
 
1.30
6&7  
Tharepati to Magin Goth,
Magin Goth to Khutumsang,
Khutumsang to Golphu Bhanjyang,
Golphu Bhanjyang to Thotong,
Thotong to Pati Bhanjyang,
Bhanjyang to Chisopani.
210m ascent, 1650m descent
1.30
2.30
1.45
0.30
3.00
1.30
 
8 Chisopani to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m)
Borlang Bhanjyang to Sundarijal.
150m ascent, 1150m descent

 
1.00
3.00
9 Sundarijal to Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu
 
1.00
3.00

 *** From Sundarijal board on a bus back to Kathmandu, you will reach the city within an hour.

Side Trips

Alternative Routes

Dhunche (1950m) to Sing Gompa, 1380, ascent, 6-8 hours

This is a steep, hard trek that climbs more than 1300m. From Dhunche (1950m) descend to the south banks of Trishuli Ganga eastward fields and pastures to a few houses. Take a steep climb to Deorali village (2660m) then follow the trail to Dimsa (3030m), on to Sing Gompa

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