The myths of drinking Kalkut poison by God Shiva is connected with this beautiful holy location. May you also be able to quench your thirst of seeing the alpine nature from close up in here Gosaikunda and your wishes may fulfill entirely. This is land of sage anciently, and even in the recent days if people bored from the city life, come here and find most peaceful and rejuvenate themselves.
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This 7 day long trip is more like pilgrim's journey but combined with adventure of seeing different landscape, experiencing beautiful mountain walking as well as meeting indigenous people with unique cultural baseline. It's a very pleasant trip, except one full and another half day's hiking along the steep mountain slope. But the tough walking is superbly rewarded with amazing vistas including the high altitude lakes. The trip can be extended in any form such as driving all the way to Lumbini - to see Lord Buddha's Birthplace after the mountain journey or visit the Chitwan National Park one of the world's most beautiful National Park of just return to Kathmandu relax and fly back your home. It all depends on your desires and readiness.
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Arrival in Kathmandu | Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu International airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Rook check in and free time. In the evening, welcome diner in one of the typical Nepali restaurants nearby your hotel.
Kathmandu to Dhunche|Hotel
Dhunche (2030M/6-7hrs) drive by a privately reserved jeep.
After breakfast at your hotel, the exciting scenic road-drive begins passing Kathmandu valley through Kakani-a popular hill-station for mountain view located about 25KM from Kathmandu. The drive keeps going along the snakey road which is black topped and nice; providing a true vistas of middle hilly part of Nepal. Travelers amazed seeing the people at work that shows how traditional farming equipment Nepalese still do use. The season being right after the monsoon, huge terraces.
Stay at Hotel in Dhunche town.
Dhunche to Sing Gompa|Guest House
Easy hiking processes after breakfast at the hotel through the town. In 30min time we cross a river coming down from the Gosaikunda Lake. Afterward, the entire hike of the day will be made along the long slop of Sing Gompa.
Stop on the way for lunch is possible at various places. The views of today from Dhunche we can see some unnamed peaks from Tibet as well the snow peaks in Nepal ie Gabesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, etc. It's a lush green forest walking most of the day.
Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda|Guest House
Our journey begins after breakfast. Today's destination - Gosaikunda situated at 4300m|14106ft is a bit higher than we had to have been. So, we process slowly, spending time as much as possible on hiking. A lot of great vistas can be captured there by the trekking route. Lots of birds can be spotted. Local people and their daily life can be observed. Taking photos is a great fun, just ask the people and get it done, people don't mind. Lauribina is an ideal lunch stop, then easy route for an hour is to Gosaikunda.
Later see the Gosaikunda lake and carry one puja of Shiva statue. If interested, dipping into the holy waters of Gosaikunda is possible, but it will be pretty colder. So, see with your guide if after dipping in you may have a place by the fireplace in your guest house where you're going to spend the night.
Return to Sing Gompa|Guest House
It's a short hike mostly easy descending. So, you may spend more times in Gosaikunda vising as many places as possible. For better view, people hike to Surya Kunda, try if intersed!
Return to Dhunche|Hotel
It's a long descending, so take it easy and process slowly. At times, the descending becomes quite difficult, but easy again! Take trekking poles and walk by the guide. Yet, the difficult sections are just 10, 15 minutes altogether. Otherwise, it's a pleasant walking in the nature abundance!
Drive back to Kathmandu|Hotel
Drive back to Kathmandu for 5-6 hrs and rest.
Home Sweet Home..
Transfer to airport on the given time and Happy See Off!!
- Airport pick up and transfers,
- Hotel in Kathmandu (3 star category as program),
- Trek permits and National Park entry tickets,
- Privately reserved transportation on both ways of Kathmandu to Dhunche,
- Everyday meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek,
- Lodge/guest house accommodation during trek,
- Hot drinks/tea, coffee etc.
- 1 guide and necessary porters for the trek with all daily wages, warm equipment, both way transportation etc.
- Welcome dinner,
- Meals while in Kathmandu,
- Personal equipment/wear, warm clothes and rain wear,
- Travel, medical insurance and helicopter rescue if any,
- Tips and loyalties if any,