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Gosainkunda Lake and Lauribinayak-La Pass Family Lodge Trek (Horse Riding), 11 Days


This is one of the most popular religious pilgrimage family treks in Langtang Region of Nepal. This trek offers us to visit the Secret Lake which is also known as “The Frozen Lake”, ancient monastery, traditional cultures, wildlife as well as beautiful mountains scenery. The lake is grand and picturesque. Every year,during Janai Purnima in August. Thousands of Hindus pilgrims come here for worship and bath. Many Shamans come from all over the Nepal in this lake and show their performance in the full moon. The large rock in the centre of the Lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrines and it is also claimed that a channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbeswor Temple in Patan. We have a excellent view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Surya peak, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurisankar and other peaks. A fully supported camping based trek to the sacred lakes of Gosainkund in the Helambu region. Although only a day’s drive from Kathmandu, this region is relatively isolated and predominantly inhabited by the Tamangs and Helambu Sherpas (Yolmo) who originated in Tibet just to the north. A trek in this region offers the opportunity to view traditional village life amid a picturesque alpine wilderness and affords brilliant views of the mighty peaks of Langtang (7234m) and Ganesh (7446m) as well as a sprawl of endless 6000m+ summits. A highlight of our trek is a visit to Kyanjing Gompa.
 

Fact of the Trek;

Highest Elevation: 4610m
Best Season: Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April)
Mode of Trek: Lodge to Lodge
Trek Start/End: Dhunche/Sundarijal
Grade: Moderate
Culture: Majority of Tamang
Himalayan Sights: Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Paldor Peak, Ghangchhepo, Dorje Lakpa and other snow-capped mountains.
High Lights of the Trek: Stunning view of high Himalayan Range, unobstructed Sunrise & Sunset view, typical lifestyle and culture of Tamang, scenic and picturesque villages, ancient Monasteries, wildlife, beautiful terraced fields, dense rhododendron forest, and water fall, high glacial Lakes.
 


Itinerary in details


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m,

You'll be met at the airport by our representative from the company, so look out for a office sign/logo with your name when you leave the airport. They will bring you back to the Hotel. Welcome drinks will provide by Hotel and short briefing about your treks and refreshment. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche 2030m/5-6 hours

After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Dhunche. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Dhunche where we will make final preparations for our trek. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru 2180m/5-6 hours

Following the road until Thulo Bharkhu, then trail follows by right side on the ridge with climbing stone staircase and afterwards through the forest and finally we arrive at the pleasant village of Thulo Syabru. This gives us an opportunity to gain an insight into the tradition, culture and custom of the local Tamang community. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 4: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa 3250m/5-6 hours
Passing a school and army post, we proceed up a steep hill above the village to Dursagang. After Dursagang, the trail is less steep and largely forested to the top of the ridge at Fhulung Danda. The only sign of human habitation are the occasional shepherd huts. The trail eventually levels as it crosses the head of the valley and after passing the ridge we arrive at Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkund 4100m/4-5 hours

Following a rugged trail we climbs steeply up the ridge, with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893m)and Manaslu (8156m)as our backdrop. To the west Ganesh Himal (7406m) rises up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda (locally known as the cat bear), an endangered species. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina and cross a ridge for our first view of the holy lakes. Gosainkund is a protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are about a dozen lakes in Gosiankund Basin, the most prominent being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda and Gosiankund. According to legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There are stone shelters at Gosiankund used by pilgrims who visit to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 6: Trek from Gosainkund to Gopte 3430m/6-7 hours via Laurebinayak-La Pass 4610m
We climb further passing three more lakes near the Laurebina pass (4610m). After the pass, we descend alongside a stream to the national park post at Bhera Goth. The trail drops to a stream and then climbs through scrub bamboo to a crest and finally drops to Duphi Charu and further down to Gopte. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 7: Trek from Gopte to Mangengoth 3420m/6-7 hours
The trail continues up the ravines before we make our make a final ascent to Tharepati. From the ridge we can see into the Helambu region. Soon we descend to the tree line, passing beautiful waterfalls and rhododendron forest to Mangengoth. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 8: Trek from Mangengoth to Golphu Bhanjyang 2130m/6-7 hours

On our descent from the ridge of Kutumsang, there are several lodges below with spectacular mountain views. We continue down to the village of Golphu Bhanjyang and next day of morning a short climb to Thotung Danda on the top of the ridge. The views here are stunning and it is highly recommended to make the effort to rise early in the morning and catch the sunrise over this unforgettable mountain panorama. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 9: Trek from Golphu Bhanjyang to Chisopani 2215m/5-6 hours
Dropping steadily through fir, rhododendron and oak forest we pass through the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. The trail afterward is gentle ups and downs and follows a ridge to our camp site. This is an excellent view point of the Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal  5-6 hours and return drive to Kathmandu
Today is the final day of our trek, and we make the most of our last stunning views before a final climb to Burlang Bhanjyang (2420m). After the pass we descend to Sundarijal where we meet our transport for the return drive to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Final departure to international airport as per your flight schedule.


Children Discount;
6 months to 2 years old child;
free of Cost
3 years old to 5 years old child; 50% discount on adult cost
6 years old to 10 years old child; 35% discount on adult cost
11 years old to 14 years old child; 25% discount on adult cost
Additional horse renting cost in Langtang Region; USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.

Our Package Inclusive
# Int’l/Dom Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and transfers by private car/van on arrival and departure.
# 2 nights accommodations in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
# Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee are included during the lodge/tea-house trek.
# Lodge-lodge accommodation during the lodge trek.
# 1 Experienced, helpful, friendly and well trained English speaking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples) during the trek and their food, accommodation, equipments, salary and insurance.
# All ground transportation by private vehicle.
# Langtang National Park Permit.
# Shivapuri National Park Permit.
# All necessary permits.
# Tourist Service Charge.
# Office Service Charge.
# All government tax.
# First Aid Medical Kit box.

Our Package Exclusive
# Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
# International Airfare to and from Nepal.
# Travel Insurance.
# Nepal Tourist Visa Fees.
# Items and expenses of personal nature.
# All kind of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, whisky), cold drink (mineral water, coke, fanta, sprite, juice), laundry service, postage, phone calls, internet, donations, museum entry fees etc during the trip.
# Personal Trekking Equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, down jackets, walking boots. (It can be hired/bought in Kathmandu and Pokhara).
# Emergency Evacuation (Medical Insurance and Helicopter Rescue in case of accident and can be paid either insurance company or clients themselves).
# Any cost arises due to a change of the program/itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strike and some accidental problems.
# Horse/Pony renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
# Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusive.
# Tipping Tips for guide, porters, drivers and horse man.

Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory and can be treated end of the trip if satisfied.

N. B. This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The package itinerary can be redesigned or changed due to trekker’s fitness and time frame of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. Please email to us at mystiquenepaltreks@yahoo.com for more details and discussions for suitably programs.

P.S. In case of Emergency Evacuation during the trip, Helicopter Rescue will be arranged by Mystique Nepal Himalayan Trekking & Expedition (P) Ltd within 1-2 hours in first call. The cost of the rescue must be paid by the clients themselves or insurance company.

TREKKING/TOUR CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

There will be a cancellation fee of 30% for any cancellation unforeseen problems shown one month prior to Trekking/Tour departure date, a cancellation fee of 50% two weeks prior to Trekking/Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.
 
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