Kathmandu- Dhunche- Shin Gompa- Gosaikunda- Lauribina- Dhunche- Kathmandu.
The Spiritual Shaman Gosaikunda Trek is one of the perfect combinations of easier and beautiful treks. This route is categorized as modest that will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. It is said that the earthquake of 2015 caused some destruction in this region. Before that, the region was one of the most popular destinations on the trekking map. This journey is very valuable with incredible alpine scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around.
The trip passes with the heritages of Sherpa that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. Similarly, you may explore Lauribina for panoramic views. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. The valley is home to many rare animals of Nepal such as the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. On the way, you will be observing Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, etc. This trek is an easy choice and includes a very minimal cost compared to other treks.
The villages provide you the knowledge of the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa communities. Similarly, Shin Gompa is an important religious landmark. People residing here mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. You will enjoy the comfortable and enjoyable trek that provides you pleasure and knowledge at the same time.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
Upon your arrival at TIA (Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu), our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be taken to your respective hotel. After the check-in process, you can rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will start a guided tour to some historical attractions in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. In the evening we take you for a short tour to Thamel, which is the main tourist hub in Kathmandu. We will make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money exchange, supermarket, gear shops and other necessary things you might need for your trip. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will be driving by tourist coach. It will take about 7-9 hours. We will be heading north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills. Our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is fairly smooth. The path moves through the gravel road. The way might be blocked sometimes due to rainy seasons. We will drive towards our destination either through a local bus or land cruiser. Overnight stay will be at Dhunche.
The first part of our trek ascends gradually through a mineral water factory. We keep on moving until we reach Ghatte Khola (stream). We will be passing a suspension bridge above this stream. After that, trekkers will begin to trek steep up until Shin Gompa. On the way, you will observe pine, silver oak, and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants. You will also notice an old cheese factory at Sing Gompa. Overnight stay will be at Shin Gompa.
On this day, we climb through dense woodland to Cholangpati. After that, we take a steep path to Lauribinak. You can observe glorious views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, and distant Annapurna from there. Similarly, alpine scenery comes into our focus as we make our way towards the sacred pools of Gosaikunda. There are 3 major lakes in this region. They include Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda itself. According to Hindu mythology, the area is known as the temporary home of Lord Shiva. Therefore, it is considered a prime area of focus for thousands of pilgrims. They make the long journey to the pools in August each year.
The path leads through lush rhododendron forests, sacred lakes, and over 70 glaciers of varying sizes. You may observe the tall peaks surrounding you. Surya Peak is situated in the north of Gosaikunda lake. The peak is very easy to climb. It just takes around 4 hours to reach the top. The climb doesn’t involve any technical difficulties. You may observe the magnificent views of the Gosaikunda and from the summit of the peak. The day is the most beautiful of the entire trip. Do not forget to capture this moment on your camera. We will stay overnight at this place.
This is the day of achievement because we crest Laurebina pass. We will be taking the colorful prayer flags to celebrate the moment and take in the mountain panorama if possible. We make our way down the steep after that. You may observe natural wilderness on the way to Phedi. Red pandas and Snow leopards are the rare animals of this region. If you are lucky, they may welcome you on the way to Phedi. Finally, we arrive at Ghopte to stay overnight.
The trek to Dhunche will take about 5-6 hours. The first part of the path is dry land which is steeply down. On the other hand, the second part of the path is descending through pine, silver, oak, and rhododendron forests. You will also observe the rare Marijuana plant up to your cross suspension bridge. The Sing Gompa stream is very famous in this location. The path stretches through some human settlements and mineral water factories. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
We take the next stunning morning drive back to Kathmandu. We will wave a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic mountains. After we land in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to our hotels and left on your own to enjoy and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel. If you are too tired, you can relax and celebrate the highly rewarding trek.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Before starting your trek, you need to take both mental and physical training. This helps to withstand extreme weather and adventure in this region. We provide the best guides for you. All our trek guides are authorized and licensed by Nepal Government and reputed organizations such as Nepal Trekking Association. We suggest you choose guides who are licensed and authorized by the Nepal Government; along with those who have years of experience and are fluent in various languages including English, Chinese, Japanese and more.
Altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
The most significant things to be included on the backpack are:
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Spiritual Shaman Gosaikunda trek in Nepal.
You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
This trek in Nepal is completely safe and has very minimal requirements. However, some possibilities of threats will be discussed by our experts. We encourage every traveler to take a professional training guide. They will provide you information regarding locations as you go.
You can expect an amazing trekking experience during your entire journey. You will be walking through the subtropical to alpine climatic zones. You will get to experience rural Tamang heritage. The mighty Himalayas of Langtang range and a visit to Kyagin Gompa will make you delighted from inside.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include additional charge.
10 Days from US $12000
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