- Destination:Nepal, Langtang Region
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Total Duration:
Gosainkunda Holy Lake is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Located in the altitude of 4360 m, the lake lies in the Langtang national park, Rasuwa district surrounded by the picturesque Langtang mountain range with mesmerizing views.
The lake is very famous amongst the devotees of Hindu. It is believed that the lake has been created by Lord Shiva himself with the thrust of his trident into a mountain to extract water to quench his thirst and pain he suffered after drinking the poison. Every year thousands of devotees visit the lake on Janai Purnima that falls in the month of August, to take bath in the lake. There is a local belief that a dip in the lake washes away all their sins. Along with Gosaikunda, there are several other beautiful lakes with their own legends and myths like Nagkuna, Bhairab Kunda, Saraswatikunda to name a few.
The people in these places are mostly Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture goes back hundreds of years. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect the solitude and the serenity of the Himalayan scenery.
Apart from the religious value and rituals, you will be mesmerized by the belt of Langtang Himalayas and relatively untouched diversity in flora and faunas, beautiful landscapes and waterfalls. And you can experience the purest side that nature offers. The trek to Gosaikunda leads to Langtang region- the gateway to the unprecedented kingdom of the great Himalayas filled with rich natural beauties, majestic waterfalls, mesmerizing diverse landscapes, deep forests of bamboos, oak and blooming rhododendrons that also provide shelter to old villages rich in culture, beautiful paddy terraces and numerous monasteries and full of welcoming smiles.
It is moderate in difficulty level and is most popular among the trekkers who are looking for wonderful trekking experience within the short period of time and in close proximity to Kathmandu city some 165 km in the North. You will find it easy to plan and execute in a weeklong stay.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche - 8 hrs
Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa - 5 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayak La -6 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Chandan Bari -5 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Chandan Bari to Dhunche – 6 hrs
Day 07: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu - 7 hrs
Day 08: Departure
Reliable and responsible trekking company and Guide
Feb. 19, 2011.
To Whom it may concern,
Having trekked in Nepal on several occasions and used the guiding services of Machendra Tamang, form the SAN TREKKING we wish to recommend him to prospective clients. Machendra's vast experience, professionalism, knowledge, familiarity with the region and his care for his clients is exceptional.
Trekking in Nepal is always something of a spiritual journey for us, but it is made even more special by experiencing the genuine friendship and companionship Machendra shared with us. We encourage prospective clients to utilize his services and ensure continuing employment for him. We believe that your enjoyment of Nepal will be maximized if Machendra is your guide.
On our most recent trek, our small group of four also used the services of Machendra's brother Changba and brother-in-law Kimba. Both of these porters were delightfully cheerful company who voluntarily attended to our every need.
On our latest trek in the Solu Khumbu, we travelled in a clockwise direction from Lukla to Namchee, Thame, across the Renjo La, Gokyo, across the Cho La, Dhzongla, Gorak Shep (Kalla Patthar and EBC), Dinboche to Lukla with many side trips while acclimatizing. This involved crossing a number of high passes and peaks between 5 000 and 6 000 metres. However, Machendra's careful planning ensured excellent acclimatization where no-one experienced even a minor headache. Machendra is highly attuned to the abilities of clients and balances that with the altitude to tailor a sensible pace and ensure everyone's safety. This includes carrying a client's pack if they are struggling on a particular day.
If necessary, Machendra will organize everything including internal flights, permits, accommodation, side tours, visas, etc, and he does so without any commission. He is a highly principled man whose honesty and integrity are beyond question. He has a great depth of character and an absolutely delightful nature and his wonderful sense of humour is another bonus. His dignity and sensitivity is displayed in a quiet, caring manner while he goes about the business of guiding, communicating and negotiating, always in a very unobtrusive manner. Everything on the trek works smoothly because of the efficiency and diplomacy that characterizes him.
Machendra is especially alert, observant and attentive to your condition and he shows a genuine, heartfelt concern for your comfort and welfare. Always, he ensured our needs (meals, lodging, warmth, security, etc.) were met first before he attended to his own. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he communicated his ideas readily and showed flexibility in discussing alternative agendas as they arose. Machendra is an experienced cook and if lodges are busy at meal times, he also cooks excellent meals.
It was a privilege for us to once again enjoy the genuine friendship and sincerity Machendra so readily established with us. Because of his forthright honesty and integrity, we developed a very strong attachment and respect for him. He is an absolute credit to the Trekking Industry of Nepal and we recommend him to you most highly. Without a doubt, when next we visit Nepal, we will ensure that Machendra is our guide.
Thank you again Machendra, for your friendship, efficiency and care. The trek was wonderful but your company added to the enjoyment and the grate memories of Nepal.
Best Trekking Guide & Agency Ever.
From the SAN TREKKING agency Narayan took me on a fabulous trek in the hills of central Nepal; "off the beaten track" is an understatement. Everything about it was wonderful, the accomadations, food, but most of all the people in this idyllic place. I found Narayan to be very knowledgable, friendly, capable, and he also speaks very good English. If you want guide you can rest assured to be trustworthy, you will not go wrong with Narayan. When I go back to Nepal he will definately be the guide that I will look up.
Very Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic and Experienced guide
Very Experienced Guide
He is definitely someone you can trust with, I still remember coming out of Kathmandu airport the first time in 2011, and he was there waiting for me and treated me very nicely. I did touring in the city and a trekking in Nagarkot. And back in 2018 also did city touring.
He guides both in the cities as in the mountain doing trekking. He is also very knowledgeable, very intelligent and looks after his travellers.
Definitely a high asset for your trip.
Thank you Narayan
Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!
Spent about a month in Nepal last year with San trekking. It was such a beautiful experience. Trekking in Pokhara in the Annapurna region and mountain flight was just out of this world. Their team took great care of us. Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!
What a wonderful journey it was!
San Trekking provided us with a amazing trekking experience. Narayan took care of our each and every need. Their concern for our health, safety and well being was a credit to the company. I highly recommend this team for your next travel tour in Nepal. Cheers!