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Gosaikunda - Lauribina la - Helambu trekking

Gosaikunda - Lauribina la pass trekking trek cost
 
 
 

Gosaikunda - Lauribina la - Helambu trekking trek highlights

  • Discover langtang region - a paradise on Earth, A beautiful trek to experience the tallest Himalayas.
  • Laurabina la offers an awesome view of Ganesh Himal family, Langtang Lirung, Yala peak, Mt. Manaslu and many other snow capped mountains which are above 5500 meter
  • Mystical landscapes and rich of cultural heritage flora and fauna makes your journey more exciting.
  • Very less trekkers discover this routes as it is less promoted but very beautiful trekking of langtang region.
  • Crossing the Suryakunda 4630m - Walk through the Helembu valley is known as Rimpoche hidden valley

Gosaikunda - Lauribina la pass - Helambu trekking is very beautiful trek routes located north side from Kathmandu but because of less promotion there are always less number of trekkers. Gosaikunda - Lauribina la pass - Helambu trekking tour offers you an excellent view of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Dokpu (5930m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala Peak (5500m) and many others snow capped mountains, rugged rocks, grassy lands, forested green valleys and as well as holy mountain lakes.

Gosainkund is a very popular and holy lake for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. There is a myth that once upon a while there was war between the Gods and the demons a very poisonous substance was produces while preparing AMRIT( immortality syrup), none of them wanted to take the poisonous substance which was going to spoil the world , So Lord Shiva decided to drink this substance. Shiva drank and put it in his throat. Lord Shiva started feeling uneasy so he lying on the mountain, hit the earth by his Trident (Trisul we call in Nepali) weapon pulled water out from the earth to cool his throat from the effect of the poison. This turned into a spring and is still there. If the lake remains calm, you can see the statue of Lord Shiva in middle the lake. Because of the cultural beliefs, people celebrate great festivals two times in a year and they are especially important in shamanism. There are 108 pristine lakes around and some of them you might visit along the routes are Bhairab Kund, Saraswati kund, Dhudh Kund, Nag Kund, Surya Kund, Bhut Kund etc.

If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Dunche Bazzar (1966m), 7 hrs
  • Day 04: Dhunche Bazzar - Sing gompa (3330 m), 5 hrs
  • Day 05: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake, 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Goshainkunda to Tharepati (3600m), 9 hrs
  • Day 07: Tharepati to Kutumsang, 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Kutumsang to Chisapani(2200m), 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Chisapani to Kathmandu, 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Final departure

Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permits and thier fees
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and thier fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trekking
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced and strong porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis carry maximum 25 kilogram) according to the group size,
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Gosaikunda - Lauribina la - Helambu trek detail itinerary


Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.

Day 03: Drive to Dunche Bazzar (1966m), 7 hrs

We take early local bus or Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. At the moment, driving all the way up to Dunche is very good because of black topped highway. At first, you will check into the Langtang National Park and then drive again to Dunche Bazar. Dhunche is the main gateway to explore Gosaikunda Holy lake trekking. It is beautiful village to have the scenic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal and dhorje Lakpa and Langtang valley. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Dhunche Bazzar - Sing gompa (3330 m), 5 hrs

After breakfast in Dunche, our trek begins within green terraces and we continue ascend to Sing Gompa via forest. The view of mountain will be wider day by day. We will see Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Tibetan Monestary, once we reach at Sing Gompa. We walk through forest of Oak, hemlock and firs. We also will visit Local cheese factory there. We stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake, 6 hrs

The trail to Lauri Binayak is steep then the trail becomes much narrow and misty as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted and rocky. From lauri Binayak takes about 3 hours to reach to Gosainkunda.

Day 06: Goshainkunda to Tharepati (3600m), 9 hrs

Leaving Gosainkunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more small lakes, we reach to Lauribina La(4610m) then to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. , overnight stay in lodge.

Day 07: Tharepati to Kutumsang, 6 hrs

The trail continues through the forest of pine and juniper about 2 hour's slope up to Thadepati. Except ascending to Tharepati, the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route. Attractive Mountain views as well as local peoples' life style, culture; customs would be additional subject of interests.

Day 08: Kutumsang to Chisapani(2200m), 6 hrs

Trek within gentle ups and downs following a ridge to reach Chisapani with excelent views of Himalayan range from Mt. Manaslu to Mt. Everest with spectacular sunset view.

Day 09: Chisapani to Kathmandu, 4 hrs

Climb to the small pass at Burlang Bhanjyang and take a last look at the great line of the snow peaks of the Himalaya before descending to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu from Sundarijal

Day 10: Final departure:

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination !!

Best time to Discover

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.


Experience and Fitness

There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience


Acclimatization

We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance

To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather information

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size

We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel

Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: This trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking - yes, you need to have experience in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Lauribina la - suryakunda pass trekking?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

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Trip Price: USD 550 Per Person
    1. Trip Duration: 9 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4630m
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Lodge Trekking
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportaion: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancelation Fees: No cost

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