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Gosaikunda Trekking Route

Gosaikunda offers spectacular and breathtaking views and is known as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Gosaikunda is considered sacred for both Hindus and Bhuddists and it is believed that bathing in the pond has medicinal value. The Langtang region has a lot to offer including adventure, stunning views of the scenery as well as the chance to see rare wild animals and a diverse range of flora and fauna. The trail winds around dense forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo and beautiful settlement of Tamang and Sherpa.

Trek Grading

Moderate

Trek Duration

7 Days

6

Maximum Elevation

4,360m/14,304ft

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2090m)  6 to 7 hour.
Day 02:Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2260m)
Day 03:Thulo Syabru to sing Gompa (3250m)
Day 04:Chandan Bari Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4360m)
Day 05:Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m)
Day 06:Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2090m)
Day 07:Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.

Day 01:
Pokhara to Dhunche (2090m)  4 hours drive.

We will first drive to Dhunche its few hours drive and enroute you will be able to see beautiful villages and snow capped mountains.

Day 02:
Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2260m)
After your morning breakfast we will set off for Thulo Syabru situated at 2,260m. It is a Sherpa village from where you can see Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal.

Day 03:
Thulo Syabru to sing Gompa (3250m)
The trail goes uphill from Sing Gompa through Rhododendron trees, Bamboos and Pine Trees. You will trek past several mountainous village and arrive at Chandan Bari where you can see a cheese factory if you wish and stay for the night.

Day 04:
Chandan Bari Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4360m)
After breakfast in Chandan Bari sing Gompa we will walk to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayek. The trail passes through Rhododendron and Pine Trees and vista of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range, Hinchuli and Tebatian peak as you make your way towards Gosaikunda (4361m).

Day 05:
Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m)
In the morning you can walk around the beautiful Gosaikunda Lakes then grab some breakfast and start your trek downhill to Sing Gompa via Lauribinayek. The days trek will take you through Pine forests and stunning panoramic views of the himalayas.

Day 06:
Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2090m)
On the sixth day the trek will be more enjoyable and even more beautiful as you walk through Rhododendron Trees, Pine Trees and Himalayan Bamboo. Once you arrive at Dhunche you can rest and celebrate the last night of your trek.

Day 07:
 Drive from Dhunche to Pokhara 6 to 7 hours.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operations. Trekking companies will be asked to furnish personal information of trekkers like their passport numbers, nationality and their contact address and their itinerary. The data will be uploaded in visitors’ database which can be accessed in case of accidents and/or natural calamities in order to inform the concerned institutions about the number of trekkers inside a certain trekking area. TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies. Past experiences have revealed that difficulties were seen while carrying out rescue operations during times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to the lack of proper record system of trekkers, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the missing trekkers. Based on the data collected through TIMS cards, however, it will be possible to know the position of a trekker in case a rescue operation is needed. The provision of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008. Since then, the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers. As per the recent MoU signed by NTB and TAAN, TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including restricted areas. Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.