Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek

This trek takes you on a mystical journey to places of enormous cultural importance.

In the Hindu mythology, when the Primordial Ocean was churned to produce the elixir of eternal life, a powerful poison came into existence as well. Lord Shiva drank the poison to save the universe from it. To obtain water to cool his throat burning from the poison, Lord Shiva struck his trident into the rock and thus forming beautiful lakes. The very lakes you will encounter on the trail.

This cultural importance is reflected in the local festivals: A big fair takes place during Janai Purnima with thousands of Nepali and Hindu participants. On this occasions, many shaman dances from different regions of Nepal are displayed - an unforgettable experience.

This area is situated north of Kathmandu. Beyond the cultural aspects, the Helambu-Gosainkunda trek is famous for the biological diversity enabled through the lakes. This trip is an excellent way to experience the rich cultural traditions of Nepal as well as the stunning Himalayan landscape.

Escape your daily routine and join Incredible Himalayan Adventure on this journey to the heart of the Himalayas.

Highlights:

  • Visit the holy Shiva lake Gosaikunda
  • Spectacular sunrises, sunsets & high mountain views from the Lauribinayak La & Tharepati La
  • Experience the unique Tamang culture

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days

Altitude: 4610m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring/FallWinter

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01;

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)


Day 02;

Half day tour in KTM & Preparation for Trek


Day 03;

KTM to Thulo Syabru (2260m/7414.698 ft.), 5hr drive+3hr walk


Day 04;

Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m/10925.2 ft.), 4-5hr walk


Day 05;

Sing Gompa to Laurebina Yak (3920m/12860.89 ft.), 3-4hr walk


Day 06;

Laurebina Yak to Gosaiunda (4400m/14435.7 ft.), 3-4hr walk


Day 07;

Gosainkunda to Gopte (3440m/11286.09 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Day 08;

Gopte to Tharepati (3640m/11942.26 ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 09;

Tharepati to Kutumsang (2450m/8038.058 ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 10;

Kutumsang to Chisopani (2140/7020.997 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Day 11;

Chisopani to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 5-6hr walk


Day 12;

Final departure

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 12 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and

Fitness

Included Services

Included Services

All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM [upgrade possible]

+  Half day sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle & professional English speaking guide

+  Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+  1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+  Private vehicle from KTM to Sundarijal & sharing bus ticket from Thimbu to KTM

Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+  Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

Trekking permit and TIMS card

+  First Aid kit

+  Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Useful Info

Start from: 690 USD
Duration
12 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Langtang
Grade
Medium
Altitude
4610m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse