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Gosaikunda is not only a Ramsar site (since 2007), meaning that it is a wetland of international importance, but is a site considered holy to both Buddhists and Hindus. On this week long trek (with the possibility to extend longer), there are dramatic views of the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung, as well as the three lakes of Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Rasuwa Treks representatives will pick you up and transfer to hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu. A short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and a brief of your activities on the following days. In the Evening, you will be taken to the Nepali restaurants for cultural show and a typical Nepali food.
Half day sightseeing around Boudha, a Buddhist Temple and Pashupatinath, a Hindu Temple, Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest.
After Breakfast,we will drive to Dhunche, 6-7 Hours. Driving through Prithvi Highway, we arrive at Galchi and driving towards the north, we will follow the Trisuli river and Stop at Trisuli for Lunch. We will see the magnificent views of Ganesh, Manaslu and Langtang. Then heading towards Rasuwa, we will drive to Kalikasthan to Dhunche, entering the Langtang National park, we will stay overnight in Dhunche.
After Breakfast we commence our trek. In the beginning, the trail goes slow up. After crossing the Trisula river coming from Gosainkunda Lake, the trail steeply up. It is a long and hard way to Chandan Bari however the walk is pleasant as we walk through green pine forest. Many species of birds, wild animals as well as Mt. Ganesh Himal is beautiful on the way.
Today we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the pine forest and Rhododendron forest towards Cholangpati. There may chance of seeing the red pandas, Deer, Wild boar etc.. while we are trekking up.
We will enjoy another fresh meal in the Himalayas before commencing the trek. The trek starts with highly steep and difficult uphill climbing till we reach the top of Lauribinayak hilltop. Lauribinayak hilltop is the perfect point for 360 degree views around the mountains. You will have perfect views of Himalayan peaks, green hills, villages and towns in the horizon, river, waterfalls and forests as well. It’s a perfect place to have some rest. Well, we will continue further via stone cliffs and tiny trail towards Gosainkunda Lake; our main destination. The trail is mostly gentle uphill with the occasional short downhill walk. As we enter towards the gorge we will have a closer sound of water coming out of the lake; it’s a sign that we are close. Walking further will give us views of lodges nearby the lake; that’s our place for overnight stay. We will look for our look and then stroll around the lake and hills around the lake. You can walk around the village, take pictures and enjoy this amazing place. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek down to Chandanbari through the Kharka and stay overnight, Its all downhill and then Stay overnight at Chandanbari.
Walk down to Dhunche through GhatteKhola and Stay overnight at Dhunche and Have a farewell night.
Bus or 4 WD Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel
Rasuwa Treks representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.