The Gosainkunda Festival Trek is a special trekking route in Nepal that is designed around the annual Gosainkunda Festival, which is celebrated by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims who visit the holy Gosainkunda Lake. The festival takes place in August during the full moon and believed to have religious and spiritual significance. The trek usually takes around 7-10 days to complete and covers a distance of approximately 60 km. The starting point of the trek is in Dhunche, which is a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu. From there, the trek takes you through lush forests, alpine meadows, and rocky terrain, offering…
Drive by tourist coach which takes about 7-9 hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight hotel
The first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, you begin to trek steep up until you reach Shin Gompa through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. There is an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa. Overnight Lodge
Trek to Gosaikunda Which takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trails emerges gently ascent up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives you an exotic feeling. Then the trails steeply ascend all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal ranges (7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Full day participate in festival, explore the Lauribina pass 4610m and Surya Peak, overnight in Lodge.
Trek to Dhunche which takes about 5/6 hours. The first part of the trails is dry land and steeply down and second part of trails is descend through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to you cross suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now the path stretches at flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche. It is a small town and headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight Hotel
Early morning drive by tourist coach and it takes about seven to 5-6 hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, diner and last preparation.
It’s the day to say goodbye. Our representatives from Nepal Challenge Treks will assist in your last moment preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to see you again. Farewell!!!
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Nepal Entry Visa Fee
Tips for trekking staff and driver
Personal shopping, trekking equipment, Gifts and souvenirs
All items not listed in Cost included section
Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.