Express Gosaikunda Trek

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Price Per Person

  • 1 PAX US$750
  • 2 PAX US$740
  • 3 PAX US$730
  • 4 PAX US$720
  • 5-10 PAX US$700
  • 11-20 PAX US$680
Price Per Person US$ 680 All included Services

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Trip Highlight

  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range.
  • Visit the sacred Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380 meters.
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests.
  • Experience local Tamang culture and hospitality.
  • Cross the challenging Lauribina La Pass.
  • Stay in cozy teahouses and guesthouses.
  • Hike along scenic, rugged trails.
  • Witness stunning sunrises over snow-capped peaks.
  • Pass through traditional villages like Dhunche and Syabrubesi.
  • Savor local Nepali cuisine, including Dal Bhat.

Discover Spiritual Serenity and Natural Splendor in the Heart of the Himalayas

Express Gosaikunda Trek

Express Gosaikunda Trek through Nepal’s beautiful Langtang National Park for seven days offers a unique experience of natural beauty, spiritual significance, and cultural diversity. Trekkers start their journey in Kathmandu and travel through breathtaking scenery to Dhunche, which serves as the entrance to Langtang National Park. This six to seven-hour journey offers incredible views of far-off mountain ranges, terraced crops, and rivers, laying the groundwork for the upcoming trek.

The trekking starts with an uphill walk through dense forests full of oak, pine, and rhododendron trees, starting in Dhunche. Trekkers have the impression that they are strolling through a colorful exhibition of natural wonders since the trail is full of a broad range of plant and animal life. You reach Sing Gompa,  also known as Chandanbari, after a gentle rise. It is well-known for its historic cheese factory and old monastery. This first section of the trek, which takes five to six hours, is a lovely way to get a taste of the area’s natural and cultural beauty.

The trail gets higher as it moves closer to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda after leaving Sing Gompa ( Chandanbari). This five- to six-hour section of the walk rewards hikers with stunning views of the Langtang range and the possibility of seeing local wildlife. Trekkers are welcomed by the peaceful and holy lakes of Gosaikunda, which is 4,380 meters above sea level and has significant religious value for both Hindus and Buddhists. It’s a highlight of the walk because of the serene waters and surrounding mountains that create an amazing and peaceful environment.

The next stop on the itinerary is the 4,550-meter-high, less-traveled Suryakunda. Away from the busier trails, the Suryakunda trek offers a feeling of tranquility and seclusion. This climb offers expansive vistas of snow-capped peaks while navigating difficult terrain. Suryakunda’s tranquil beauty, mirroring the mountains in its peaceful waters, offers an ideal environment for introspection and renewal. For those looking for a closer relationship with nature, that part of the trekking is especially pleasant.

The trek back to Dhunche follows the same path, allowing trekkers to see the landscapes from a different perspective and to take their time. Descending provides opportunities to revisit local villages, monasteries, and cultural sites, enhancing the cultural experience. Every day of the trek offers distinctive experiences, from the stunning natural beauty of high-altitude lakes and towering mountains to meaningful cultural interactions with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. This seven-day trek encompasses a full adventure that combines physical exertion, spiritual enrichment, and cultural discovery, creating an unforgettable journey in the Himalayas.

Cultural Experience in Express Gosaikunda Trek

Express Gosaikunda Trek

An Express Gosaikunda Trek combines rich Himalayan heritage with breathtaking beauty providing a real cultural experience. Trekkers learn traditional Tamang and Sherpa communities along rocky trails; the welcoming hospitality of the people offers a glimpse into their way of life. The trip takes place during several religious and cultural celebrations, including the Janai Purnima festival, when pilgrims gather at the holy Gosaikunda Lake, which is said to have been formed by Lord Shiva.

This blending of spirituality and tradition can be observed in the colorful prayers, age-old customs, and heartfelt singing that fills the mountains. The trek becomes an interesting cultural trip when staying in small teahouses, where you can have personal conversations with the locals who tell stories of the mysterious terrain and their long-standing rituals.

Flora and Fauna in Express Gosaikunda Trek

The Express Gosaikunda Trek provides an incredible chance for trekkers to encounter the rich variety of plants and animals in the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Along the route from Dhunche, the path meanders through dense woodlands filled with oak, pine, and rhododendron, forming a lively array of lush greenery. During spring, the rhododendron forests explode with a dazzling array of colors from their vibrant blossoms. As the altitude increases, the vegetation thins out, giving rise to alpine meadows and rugged landscapes adorned with resilient shrubs and wildflowers that flourish in the high-altitude climate.

The trek is also a paradise for enthusiasts of wildlife. The dense forests are the habitat of numerous bird species, including the picturesque Himalayan monal, the national bird of Nepal, and the elusive snow partridge. The trek may also provide opportunities to see animals such as the red panda, Himalayan tahr, and if lucky, even the rare snow leopard. The variety of life experienced during the trek enhances the journey by providing insights into the distinct and adaptable creatures that live in this untouched mountain area.

The climate in Express Gosaikunda Trek

Express Gosaikunda Trek

The climate changes significantly during the Express Gosaikunda Trek as you climb to higher altitudes. When beginning from Dhunche, the lower regions of the trek encounter a pleasant climate with gentle temperatures and dense green forests. As you ascend further, the temperature becomes colder, and you may encounter brisk winds, especially during the early mornings and evenings.

The climate at higher altitudes near Gosaikunda is significantly colder, with temperatures frequently falling below freezing, especially during the night. Clear and sunny days offer breathtaking mountain views, but one must anticipate abrupt weather changes. Weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, leading to unexpected rain or snow, so it’s crucial to carry suitable gear and clothing for a secure and pleasant trek.

The Express Gosaikunda Trek Duration

The Express Gosaikunda Trek-7 Day duration is perfect for trekkers who want to see the best parts of the Langtang region in less time. Trekkers travel over a week, covering a range of altitudes and landscapes, from Kathmandu to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda and Suryakunda, and back. After a journey to Dhunche, daily walks that progressively increase through oak, pine, and rhododendron woods culminate in the breathtaking alpine vistas surrounding Gosaikunda, making up the trek. Trekking takes four to seven hours each day, providing a good mix of physical activity and leisure to take in the natural and cultural splendor of the area.

Best Time For Express Gosaikunda Trek

Express Gosaikunda Trek

The optimal time for the Express Gosaikunda Trek falls within the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, particularly from March to May and September to November. These time frames deliver ideal trekking conditions, featuring clear skies, mild temperatures, and limited precipitation, ensuring secure and pleasurable trails. Throughout these periods, hikers have the opportunity to fully admire the breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range, verdant rhododendron forests, and unspoiled alpine lakes.

Furthermore, these seasons align with significant cultural celebrations in Nepal, offering an enhanced understanding of the local heritage. It is crucial to avoid the monsoon season from June to August due to heavy rainfall and the risk of landslides, which can create hazardous trekking conditions and muddy trails.

Accommodation and Logistics in Express Gosaikunda Trek

The Express Gosaikunda Trek has well-organized accommodations and logistics, suitable for both budget-conscious and mid-range trekkers. Lodging choices primarily comprise teahouses and guesthouses, which provide basic facilities like comfortable rooms, shared bathrooms, and communal dining areas. These teahouses also serve essential meals such as Dal Bhat, noodles, and soups, ensuring trekkers are fueled for their journey. It is recommended to secure accommodations in advance during peak trekking seasons (March to May and September to November) due to the high demand.

Arranging logistics for the trek will include acquiring essential permits, such as the Langtang National Park permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, which can be organized in Kathmandu. Trekkers need the right equipment, like warm clothing, trekking boots, and a first aid kit. The trekking experience can be enhanced by hiring a local guide or porter, as they can offer valuable insights into the region and help carry the load. Getting to the trailhead usually involves taking a bus or jeep ride from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi, beginning the picturesque and exciting trek to Gosaikunda.

Difficulty in Express Gosaikunda Trek

The Express Gosaikunda Trek is of moderate difficulty, so it’s best suited for trekkers with some previous experience and a reasonable level of fitness. This trek includes steep climbs and descents, especially as you approach the revered Gosaikunda Lake at an altitude of 4,380 meters. Trekkers should be ready for extended daily walks lasting 5 to 7 hours, navigating rough and uneven paths.

Due to the high elevation, altitude sickness is a concern, making acclimatization and proper hydration essential. Despite the obstacles, this trek offers adventurers awe-inspiring views of the Langtang Himalayan range, varied landscapes, and enriching cultural encounters, all of which make the endeavor worthwhile. Adequate preparation, including physical conditioning and suitable gear, improves the overall experience and safety of the trek.

What to Bring For This Trek?

For your comfort and safety on the Express Gosaikunda Trek, make sure you pack the right supplies and equipment. Trekking pants, waterproof outer layers, insulating fleece or down jackets, moisture-wicking base layers, warm accessories like hats and gloves, and durable trekking boots are examples of essential apparel.

A 30–40 liter backpack with a rain cover, a sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures between -10°C and -15°C, trekking poles, a headlamp with spare batteries, water bottles or a hydration bladder with purification tablets, and sunglasses that block UV rays are essential items. Remember to bring cash, a camera to photograph the amazing landscape, your first aid kit with altitude sickness medication, energy foods, and biodegradable toiletries. A safe and fun trekking journey can be made by preparing with these things.

Why Choose Touch The Himalaya For Express Gosaikunda Trek?

At Touch the Himalaya Treks and Expeditions:

  • We offer convenient and pocket-friendly transportation for an optimized experience.
  • We offer exceptional customer service, ensuring a top-notch experience for every guest.
  • We provide customized itinerary choices based on your requirements and preferences.
  • Group participation is an available option for your convenience.
  • Our prices are set competitively to ensure affordability for our customers.
  • We also provide guided, partially guided, and unguided tours based on your preference.

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Kathmandu to Dhunche

Max. Altitude: 2,030 m/6,430 f.t Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 3,250 m/10,660 f.t Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,380 m/14,370 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,550 m/14,930 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 3,250 m/10,660 f.t Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,030 m/6,430 f.t Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Internal transport within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permits & fees.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • All accommodations during the trek in local teahouses.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid-trained special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charges, and government tax/VAT.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by the company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss, or theft of property.
  • Personal gear and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs for sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude were provided to the guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

July

Can’t find the trip as your scheduled date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable for your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box below at the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the customers will be able to start their trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seat booking for the trek, that has certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekker’s seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for the new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless you are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box below at the bottom.

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