Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN023
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Dhunche
End Point
Dhunche
Max Altitude
4380m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
Feb-May, Sept–Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3 Nights 3-Star hotels
  • 4 Night Tea Houses
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 4 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the  trek)
Location Covered

  • Kathmandu
  • Dhunche/Syabru
  • Chandanwari
  • Gosaikunda
Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the Rhododendron and lust green Pine forest
  • Visit  exotic wildlife, flora, and fauna of Langtang National Park
  • Splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Hiuchuli and etc.
  • Visit of Gosaikunda Lake – the holiest lake for Hindus and Buddhists
  • Get familiar with the culture and lifestyles of the Tanangs of Langtang region

Overview


The Langtang region trekking is one of the most well-liked trekking regions in Nepal. Among them, Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche is the popular one because of the scenic lake and mountain views. In good weather, you can connect the Langtang and Helambu treks through the trek to the holiest, scenic, and high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake.   It can also be possible to hike the trail as an individual trek or even as a return visit to Dhunche to the Lakes (8 days), though the chance of ascending in these two cases can cause acclimatization trouble unless you have done other treks higher than 4000m. There are plenty of lodges and guest houses are available en-route so that finding shelter is not a problem. Normally, it takes four days to trek from Dhunche, close to the starting point of Langtang Trek, and to Tharepati in the Helambu region. The total direct…

The Langtang region trekking is one of the most well-liked trekking regions in Nepal. Among them, Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche is the popular one because of the scenic lake and mountain views. In good weather, you can connect the Langtang and Helambu treks through the trek to the holiest, scenic, and high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake.

 

It can also be possible to hike the trail as an individual trek or even as a return visit to Dhunche to the Lakes (8 days), though the chance of ascending in these two cases can cause acclimatization trouble unless you have done other treks higher than 4000m. There are plenty of lodges and guest houses are available en-route so that finding shelter is not a problem. Normally, it takes four days to trek from Dhunche, close to the starting point of Langtang Trek, and to Tharepati in the Helambu region. The total direct distance from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda is about 67 Kilometers; however, we need to drive about 117KM from Kathmandu to Dhunche via the Trishuli river and we start trek for Gosaikunda.

A man observing a frozen lake in Gosaikunda. Photo Credit: @Hemrajrijal

 

The Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche can also be done by turning-off the Langtang trek from Thulo Syabru. And it is an outstanding selection as a return route to Kathmandu from the Langtang trek. Tea houses in Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa, and Tharepati are good but Phedi and Ghopte have quite basic.  The major attraction during the trek is Gosaikunda Lake (4380m). Gosaikunda is the place for a Hindu pilgrimage every August, when hundreds of Sadhus trek to this holiest lakes, however, this is the monsoon season as it is not so good for trekking.

 

Gosainkunda Trek via Dhunche offers excellent panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks including Annapurnas, Manaslu (8156m), the four peaks of the Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.


If you want to choose the Trail from Gosaikunda via Sundarijal and to Dhunche, please drop us your interest, we will send our best-detailed itinerary of the Gosaikunda trek via Sundarijal. The outline itinerary is as follows:

Sundarijal – Gosaikunda – Dhunche Trek Itinerary: 6 Days (Alternate Route)

DAY 1 Sundarijal to Chisapani (2167 meters) | 5 hours drive and hike
DAY 2 Chisapani to Tuksang (3180 meters) | 6 hours hike
DAY 3 Tuksang to Ghopte (3340 meters) | 7 hours hike
DAY 4 Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4380 meters) | 6-7 hours hike
DAY 5 Trek to Dunche (1764 meters) | 6 hours hike
DAY 6 Drive to Kathmandu: 6 hours drive

Itineraries Expand All


Upon arrival, meet and greet by our representative. Drive to the hotel; meet the guide and get briefed about the Gosaikunda Trek.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Full-Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening – do some last hour shopping for the trek.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Your day starts early in the morning. After breakfast, you will go to the bus station and drive to Dhunche through a beautiful village and you will see snow-capped mountain along the Langtang Himal. The total drive from Kathmandu to  Dhunche is about seven hours.  Dhunche is the starting point of the Gosaikunda Trek and also headquarter of the Rasuwa District.

Overnight at guesthouse

After breakfast, you will start your trek for Deurali. You will have some rest at Deurali and start your trek to Chandanwari. You will visit to Singomap and the famous Cheese factory in Chandanwari. Stay overnight at Chandanwari.

After breakfast at Chandanwari, you will start your trek with an ascend until you reach Cholangiopathy and trek further onward to Lauribine. This is the most difficult part of this Gasaikunda Via Dhunche Trek. You can also explore the 108 lakes and visit the magnificent Gosaikunda Lake.

You can also take a dip in the Gosakunda lake because people believe that dipping in the holy lake washes off their sins. You will see mightly mountains surround the lake from all sides and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises from the Lake. You will also visit the other lakes near Gosaikunda are Bhairav Kunda, Bagkunda and Surakunda.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Gosaikunda

After breakfast, you will trek back to the same way you come yesterday. Enjoying the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Manaslu mountains, you will reach to Dhunche and overnight at a guesthouse in Dhunche.

You will drive back to Kathmandu by Bus or Jeep.

Depending on your flight time, our team will transfer you to the airport for your final departure home.

What's Included


  • Airport Pick –up and drop –off by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu escorted by English Speaking guide, Private car and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu/Dunche/Sybrubesi/Kathmandu transportation by local tourist bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trekking
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner throughout a day during trekking
  • Langtang trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work, TIMS and permits
  • An English speaking license holder trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Accommodation, Meals, Salary, equipment, transportation and insurance for trekking staffs
  • National park fee
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements only
  • All government taxes

What's Excluded


  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airport departure taxes/Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear and clothing (available or rent)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips and etc
  • Additional expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslides, strikes, political unrest and etc, in such case extra fee will be charged based on the actual cost

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get On Arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport and some passport-sized photographs… Read More »

Namaste from HimalayanWindows! HimalayanWindows is a company operated by travel professionals involved in the travel industry for more than a decade. We operate package tours for Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. HimalayanWindows believes that Our Motto is to satisfy every customer in all aspects. We would like to introduce ourselves as a tour and trekking operator in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Moreover, we are also a direct tour operator for Tibet &… Read More »

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