Gosaikunda and Lauribinala trek
Gosaikunda and Lauribinala trek descriptionGosaikunda and Lauribinala trek or lauribinayak pass trekking is a popular pilgrimage trek / tour destination worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists. There is a legend hat once upon a time there was war between the Gods and the demons a very poisonous substance was produces while preparing AMRIT (immortality syrup), none of them wanted to take the poisonous substance which was going to spoil the world. And Lord Shiva decided to drink this substance to save universe. Shiva drank and put it in his throat. Lord Shiva started feeling troubled so he lying on the mountain, hit the earth by his Trident weapon pulled water out from the earth to cool his throat from the effect of poison. This turned into a spring and is still there. You can see statue of Lord Shiva in middle the lake only if the lake is quiet. Because of the cultural beliefs, people celebrate great festivals two times in a year and they are especially important in shamanism. There are 108 pristine lakes around gosaikunda main lake and some of them you might visit along the journey are Bhairab Kund, Dhudh Kund, Nag Kund, Saraswati kund, Barda kunda and Surya Kund than you pass the lauribinala 4630m and descend to helambu valley. Gosainkunda and lauribina pass express trek is a part of Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) trekking in Nepal can be done in any time (except winter & monsoon) through out the year.
Gosaikunda and Lauribinala trekking highlightsScenic drive to Dunche Bazzar, diverse in flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Most visited pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda inclusive 108 lakes, best view of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Dokpu (5930m), Yala Peak (5500m), Naya Kangri (5846m) ..etc, rugged rocks, grassy lands etc.
Gosaikunda and Lauribina pass trekking grades:Gosaikunda pass trek / tour or gosaikunda hiking is suitable for all age walker looking for something a little more challenging but it does not require any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can complete this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you departure. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Best season / time to visit Gosaikunda and Lauribinala with suryakunda pass trekkingFebruary, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Gosaikunda and Lauribinala pass trek outline itineraryDay 01: Arrival day in kathamndu valley (1350m) Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites, 6 hours Day 03:Drive to Dunche Bazaar (1965m), 8 hours Day 04:Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m), 4 hours Day 05:Trek to Gosaikunda (4381m), 5 hours Day 06:Trek to Tharepati (3600m), 8 hours Day 07:Trek to Kutumsang (2,438m), 5 hours Day 08:Trek to Chisapani (2,200m), 5 hours Day 09:Trek to Sundarijal. Drive out to Kathmandu, 1 hours Day 10:Leisure day in Kathmandu Day 11:Final departure
Gosaikunda and Lauribinala trek detail itineraryDay 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m) Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu within BB Plan. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel. Day 02 : Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB) In the morning after breakfast, we visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel. Day 03 : Drive to Dunche Bazzar (1965m/6,426 ft), 8 hours At early morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel, meet the crew than drive on a northern highway over mountain ridges to Dunche bazaar. During the journey, you drive through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local tiny villages. From Dunche, we’ll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. Stay overnight at guest house. Day 04 : Dhunche Bazzar to Sing gompa (3584m/11,720 ft), 6 hours After breakfast in Dunche, our trek begins within green terraces and we continue ascend to Sing Gompa via forest. The view of mountain will be wider day by day. We will see Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Tibetan Monestary, once we reach at Sing Gompa. We walk through forest of Oak, hemlock and firs. We also will visit Local cheese factory there. We stay there overnight at lodge. Day 05 : Trek to Gosaikunda (4,381m/14,326 ft), 6 hours Climbing steeply from Sing Gompa at several points the trail crossing behind the ridges moves in deep forests to Cholang Pati, the journey is very easy until Cholang pati. Continue our trek on the way to Gosainkunda passing Laurebina Yak or recognize a lower Lauribinala hill station. We continue to ascend to the ridge and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach Gosaikunda lake where we stay overnight. Day 06 : Trek to Tharepati (3600m/11,772 ft), 9 hours A tough day of whole trekking. Leaving Gosaikunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more pristine lakes, we reach to Laurebina La upper hill station which is located at an altitude of 4,630m / 15,140 ft, then easy descend down hill to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. Overnight stay in lodge. Day 07 : Trek from Tharepati to Kutumsang (2,438m/ 7,972 ft), 6 hours The trail continues through the forest of pine and juniper about 2 hour’s slope up to Thadepati. Except ascending to Tharepati, the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route. Attractive Mountain views as well as local peoples’ life style, culture; customs would be additional subject of interests. Day 08 : Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,200m/7,194 ft), 6 hours Trek within gentle ups and downs following a ridge to reach Chisapani hill station with excellent views of Himalayan range from Mt. Manaslu to Mt. Everest with spectacular sunset view.. Day 09 : Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal 4 hrs. Drive to Kathmandu Climb to the small pass at Burlang Bhanjyang and take a last look at the great line of the snow peaks of the Himalaya before descending to Sundarijal and drive out to Kathmandu from Sundarijal. Day 10 : Leisure day in Kathmandu This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc. Day 11 : Final departure Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
How much does Gosaikunda and Lauribinala pass trek cost?This trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu. And of course the trip price will vary according to group size you are coming with. 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 / 5 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi and from Melamchi to Kathmandu .
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Langtang and shivapuri National park permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your Kathmandu arrival flights details then we come to pick up you in Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for gosaikunda and lauribinala pass express trekking?
Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who can walk about 5 or 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack you can complete this trip.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on gosaikunda and lauribinala pass short trekking?
Answer: We provide you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (you request us for category) and during the trekking there would be guest house accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We recommend you to take a sleeping bags for better clean.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in gosaikunda pass or lauribina pass express Trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along gosaikunda and lauribina pass Trekking?
Answer: As you are trekking guest house style, you always sty overnight at guest houses or lodges. They do have shower which you can get it somewhere on pay and somewhere without paying.
Question: How do I get drinking water on gosaikunda and lauribinala pass normal trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be enough chances to charge your battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on gosaikunda pass Trekking?
Answer: Yes ! you can get telephone services as well as internet services on some places.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on gosaikunda and lauribina pass short Trekking?
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on gosaikunda and lauribina pass short Trekking?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for gosaikunda and lauribina pass Trekking?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Note:Answer: The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes this trip special ?”Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
Gosaikunda pass trekking fact
- Trip Duration: 11 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,630m / 15,140 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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