Gosaikunda-Chisapani trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Langtang region, located north of Kathmandu.
Dense forests of oak, pine and birch reside along the trekking trail with yak pastures and alpine pastures which bloom during the spring. These forests are full of red pandas, Himalayan black bear, and wild boar and monkeys. This valley is popularly known as the valley of glaciers and the mountains rise on either side of the valley.
The trekking starts from Sundarijal and ends at Dhunche and the major attraction in between the starting and ending point is the Gosaikunda, a scared lake for the Hindus. The final destination of this trek is Gosainkunda Lake where we will find other lakes such as Bhairabkunda, Sarswatikunda, SuryaKund, etc. You will catch a spectacular view of the Langtang range throughout the trek. The trekking path, which passes through various landscapes and lush green forests, terraced farmlands, waterfalls and streams, is rather steep but isn’t difficult and gets a bit challenging at some point. This trekking path is ideal for all trekkers.
The first day of the trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Sundarijal (1460m), which takes approximately one hour. Upon arrival, the group will obtain a permit for Shivapuri National Park and will stop to admire the waterfall at the Sundarijal water dam, which is a source of water for the Kathmandu Valley. After approximately three hours of trekking, the group will reach Mulkharka for lunch. The trek then continues for another three hours through the jungle, providing the opportunity to spot wildlife such as monkeys, wild goats, deer, rabbits, and kalij birds. The final destination for the day is Chisapani (2215m), which is expected to take 5 to 6 hours from the starting point and will be the overnight destination.
On the second day of the trek, the group will depart from Chisapani and make their way to Gulbhanjyang and then to Kutumsang (2470m), which will take approximately 5 to 6 hours. Before sunrise, the group will wake up to enjoy the stunning views from Chisapani, one of the best viewpoint destinations. The vista from Chisapani includes a panoramic view of the Himalayan range, including peaks such as Manasolu, Ganesh Himal 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Langtang Himal, Gangchhempo, Sisapangma, Dorje Lakpa Range, Gaurishankar Range, Everest Range, and Jugal Range. After a hearty breakfast, the group will begin the descent to Patibhangyang, Chaukibhanjyang, Chipling and Gulbhanjyang for lunch. The final destination for the day is Kutumsang, which will be reached after a further walk of several hours and will be the overnight location
On the third day of the trek, the group will leave Kutumsang and make their way to Mangengoth and then to Tharepati Pass (3690m), a journey that will take approximately 6 to 7 hours. After breakfast, the group will embark on a trek through a beautiful forest of pine trees and Rhododendron, and will stop for lunch at Mangengoth. The final destination for the day is Tharepati Pass, which will be reached after a further trek of several hours. Along the way, there may be a few basic hotels available, but they will not offer luxurious accommodations. The group will spend the night at Tharepati Pass.
On the fourth day of the trek, the group will leave Tharepati Pass and head towards Ghopte and Phedi (3780m), a journey that is estimated to take approximately 6 to 7 hours. After a nourishing breakfast, the group will embark on a trek down towards Ghopte and Phedi, passing through a picturesque forest of pine and Juniper trees and bushes, which are considered sacred by Buddhists for their use in religious rituals. The group will stop for lunch at Phedi and will spend the night there.
On the fifth day of the trek, the group will leave Phedi and make their way to Laurebina Pass (4610m) and Gosainkunda (4380m), a journey that is estimated to take approximately 7 to 8 hours. After a substantial breakfast, the group will embark on the trek to Laurebina Pass, bringing along energy bars, plenty of water, and proper gear for the high altitude area. At the summit, the group will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and lakes, including Surya Lake, Ganesh Lake, Goshainkunda Lake, Bhairab Lake, Chandra Lake, Saraswoti Lake, Dhyankunda Lake, and many others. The area is famous for its 108 lakes. The group will have a late lunch at Gosainkunda and spend the night there.
On the next day, the group will trek from Gosainkunda to Chandanbari, a journey that will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. The day will start with an early morning exploration of the holy area of Gosainkunda, which holds significance for Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon religion. During the trek to Chandanbari, the group will traverse through areas influenced by Tibetan culture and eventually arrive at Chandanbari, famous for its Yak cheese factory and also known as Shingumba. The group will spend the night at Chandanbari.
The final day of the trek begins with a breakfast at Chandanbari, after which the group will embark on a journey to Dhunche. The descent will take approximately 3 to 4 hours, and the group will enjoy a final lunch in Dhunche before catching a vehicle for the return drive to Kathmandu, which is estimated to take 6 to 7 hours.
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