Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek is a relatively shorter trek with an adventurous journey in the Langtang region of Nepal. That is comprised of pristine holy and spiritual lakes, challenging uphill and downhill climbs, introducing the lifestyle and culture of nomadic and indigenous people. As well as, eye-dazzling panoramas of the Himalayas in the setting, gushing waterfalls, lavish bushes, and a lot more.
Mostly, the trail is jam-packed with pilgrims visiting the divine Gosaikunda Lake, either they are fellows of Hinduism or Buddhism. Whereas, with the discovery of high altitude passes and ridges like Lauribina Pass (4,610m), the trail has become a top-notch choice for adventurer seekers as well.
Firstly, the Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass trek begins with a scenic drive up to the traditional and culturally enriched Dhunche village. Moreover, the various folkloric groups like Tamang, Sherpa, and Gurung reside here, mostly inspired by the Tibetan lifestyle and culture. Hence, the very beginning of this trek will take you apart from the hectic modern life.
Walking ahead thru bushes and alongside the river, enjoying the picturesque sceneries of the cascading hills, snow-clad peaks, and the blooming of Rhododendron forest as well as several other species of vegetations, we will crawl our way to Chandanbari/Shin Gompa before heading towards Gosaikunda. Then we follow the route towards the pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda, our main destination.
Likewise, there are several other trivial lakes namely Saraswatikunda, Bhairav Kunda, and others nearby Gosaikunda. Whereas, there is a myth that Lord Shiva himself built Gosaikunda with his trident to get relief from the poison that he put into his throat to save the world from its severe consequences. Then we pass through Lauribina pass, Ghopte, Tharepati Pass, Kutumsang, and Chisapani for the next couple of days before driving back towards Kathmandu via Sundarijal.
In the meantime, we will be blessed to take a closer look at the dwindling herbs, vegetation, and wildlife, and birds in the Langtang National Park. The national park was a delimited area prior to the 19th due to security threats from the neighboring nations. Furthermore, it is a protected area that is allowed to visit only with a special permit from the Government of Nepal. That is with an intention to enhance the preservation of endangered species.
Besides, the remote and rural lowland settlements and the authentic lifestyle of the locals are the major attractions of Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek. Ancient and historical monasteries, prayer flags, and other Buddhist cultures representing arts and monuments will rejoice you during the tiring uphill and downhill climbs. Hence, in a short duration of time, you can explore all these and reach the highlands.
Without a doubt, the Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek is appropriate for those about to tackle all the challenges and who love exploring with adventures in relatively less time. Nevertheless, the trekkers should possess previous experience of trekking along with proper physical fitness and regular exercising routines in order to go this arduous trek. As well as, a highly experienced professional trekking guide is also mandatory for this trek. Nepal Mountain Trekkers involve a team of guides belonging to that region and are highly experienced as well as licensed by the Government of Nepal.
There are no boundaries of time for embarking on the Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek but for the proper trekking experience and achievement of satisfaction, we recommend trekking in the months of autumn or spring. It is because of the favorable weather, vivid sceneries, and blossoming flora and fauna, especially Rhododendron. As well as, during winter and rainy seasons, the trail gets more complicated as well as cold and slippery.
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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) | Transfer to Hotel Green Horizon | Welcome dinner at Horizon Garden Restaurant::
As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and complete the formalities at the immigration, you shall be greeted by representatives of Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Then, you shall be escorted to the hotel for your stay where you shall relax after a long journey to Nepal. Later in the afternoon, you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m/6,450ft.) 5-6 hours’ drive with private 4wd drive | Overnight at hotel (B, L, D) ::
Today we shall leave for Dhunche, the trailhead of this adventure in the Langtang region. In a drive of around 5-6 hours, we shall travel past the lush and green landscapes, remote and rural lowland settlements, observe the authentic lifestyle of locals, cool waterfalls, and perennial rivers, as well as interact with warm and welcoming locals. Cascading hills and scenic mountains shall accompany you during the drive. The road till Trishuli, the famous settlement of this region, is well paved while the road ahead till Dhunche is bit rough and sandy but the beautiful surrounding ahead takes away this discomfort. Stay overnight in Dhunche.
Day 3 : Trek from Dhunche to Chandanbari/Shin Gompa (3330m/10,925ft.) 6-7 hours walk | Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)::
After breakfast, you will leave from Dhunche and trek towards Chandanbari. Chandanbari is well-known for the ancient monastery called Shin Gompa which is one of the major places of interest of this trek. This place is also famous for the cheese factory and also provides a momentary look into the local culture and lifestyle of the people of the Rasuwa district. Stay Overnight in Chandanbari.
Day 4 : Trek from Chandanbari/Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m/14, 370ft.) 5-6 hours walk | Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)::
Today we shall proceed to the famous and sacred lake of Gosaikunda, revered by the Hindu and Buddhist community alike. Begin the trek from Chandanbari and continue the trek in an easy trail that shall lead us to the settlement of Lauribinayak. We shall then have a gradual steep walk to the entrance of the famous Gosaikunda Lake. This is decorated with the Chortens and small temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Further ahead in the trail to the holy lake, we shall have majestic views of Annapurna massifs, Ganesh Himal, and other mountain ranges. Explore the lake, one among the several glacial lakes in the surrounding, and witness the view of mountains as well. Take a dip in this holy lake, if you wish to, which is believed to be formed by Lord Shiva with his trident to obtain water and quench his thirst. Stay overnight in Gosaikunda in a guesthouse.
Day 5 : Acclimatization Day | Day Hike to Surya Peak.::
Today you shall acclimatize at Gosaikunda since altitude sickness is a major concern in places with higher altitudes and acclimatization day is essential for your safety as well as to keep moving ahead. However, you will be going for a day hike to the famous viewpoint Surya Peak this day to follow the principle of “Climb higher, Sleep Lower”. This way, you can enjoy the amazing sceneries as well as avoid the risk of altitude-related problems. Stay overnight in Gosaikunda.
Day 6 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3430m/11.253ft.) via Lauribinayak La Pass (4460m/14,632ft.) 8-9 hours walk | Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)::
This is the exciting and lengthiest trekking day of the entire trip. We shall cross the challenging Lauribina La Pass (4,610m), which is the highest elevation of our trek. Leaving the sacred destination of Gosaikunda, we shall trek through the jagged countryside trails and walk past several other small glacial lakes to reach the foothills of Lauribina La Pass. Hike up to the summit of the pass in a steep trail and watch one of the most spectacular sceneries in this journey. Look out for the spectacular view of the mountains including the majestic Manaslu peak, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang Lirung Peaks. Capturing these beautiful moments in photographs, we shall then descend steeply to the settlement of Phedi. Ahead of Phedi, we shall trek on a rather easier trail past the meadows, alpine vegetation with pine and fir trees, caves, and prayer flags before reaching the settlement of Ghopte. Stay overnight in Ghopte.
Day 7 : Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang(2470m/8,103ft.) via Thadepati Pass (3490m/11,450ft.) 5-6 hours walk | Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)::
Today we shall enter the Helambu region as we trek to the Kutumsang is our destination for today. Start from the village of Ghopte and traverse along the trail through the forest with Pine Incense and Rhododendron trees, and experience the walking on rocky paths up and down the trail to reach Thadepati. Climb steeply to the summit of the Thadeapti Pass which shall provide you with magnificent views of the Himalayas including the Ganesh and Langtang Mountains. Descent from the summit of the pass and enter into the Helambu region as you traverse through dense forest areas. Walk-in and out of the southern boundary of Langtang National Park as you reach the destination of Kutumsang. Stay overnight in Kutumsang.
Day 8 : Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2165m/7,103ft.) 4 hours walk | Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)::
Leaving behind the Kutumsang village dominated by Sherpa and Tamang community, we begin our trek walking on the hillside and through lush forest areas, we descend to Pati Bhanjyang village, a settlement inhabited by Brahmin and Chhetri community. Traverse through the winding trail with the uphill and downhill trek through the small settlements and patch of forests, we will reach the trekker’s junction point Chisapani. The marvelous sight of the sunset over the Himalayan panorama from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal to Langtang and Jugal Himal range, including other peaks is an added merit of being in this place. Stay overnight in Chisapani.
Day 9 : Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1460m/4,790ft.) | Drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. 4 hours walk and 1 hours’ drive | Overnight at Hotel Green Horizon::
After breakfast, we shall head on to the trailhead of Sundarijal descending with the climb on stone staircase into the natural sanctuary of Shivapuri National Park. We shall trek through the dense forest rich in oak, rhododendron, and pine trees, watershed, and serene environment and reach the quaint settlement surrounded by a waterfall, cool environment, and soaring river. Then with a scenic drive of about an hour, we will be back to Kathmandu and mark an end to our short and adventurous journey. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
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