Nepal Unlimited (The Himalayan Panoramas) – Gosainkund Trek, Langtang Region, Nepal
Dates: 14 to 23 Oct 2016
Sacred place of the Hindu people, Gosainkund Lake. There you can visit the exotic temple of the God Shiva, and view the magnificent holy lakes from the surrounding hills. Splendid panoramas of such peaks as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, and the whole Annapurna range can be seen along the way. You will be amazed at the diversity of natural beauty and interesting culture that one can observe in this area so close to Kathmandu, yet removed from civilization. Appealing tea houses are now plentiful along the trail to make sure of a pleasant night’s stay. This is place where you want to be for your adventure, pack your bag, we will handle the rest.
DAY 1 – KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY (ETA 2035hrs)
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Free and easy.
DAY 2: Free day in Kathmandu
Exploration and shopping for hiking gear
DAY 3: Drive to Dhunche (2030m) Driving time: 7 hours
The first days trek begins early driving by jeep or bus to the starting point of the trail at Dhunche. Leaving the Kathmandu valley, the roads twist and turn along the high hills through remote villages. When you reach the village of Ranipauwa, there is a fine view of the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and Langtang Mountain range in the east. Driving to Trishuli Bazaar, then travelling over rough roads, guides us into the Langtang National Park where you will notice the remoteness of the human settlements at higher altitude. Our first night will be spent in the district headquarters of Dhunche.
DAY 4: Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2210m) Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Our trek begins today by descending through forest, down to the Trisuli River. This water runs from the Gosainkunda Lake, which is holy to Hindus and Buddhists. After crossing a suspension bridge, there is a steep climb beside a stream and up the mountainside to the village of Braccaka. The village is steeped in Sherpa culture and traditions. We will continue on, skirting around a ridge, leading to fields, climbing at a steady pace. We’ll stop for lunch in the village of Brabel where there is a beautiful view of the Ganesh Mountain (7000m). Moving along the trail leads you to Syabru village where we will spend the night.
DAY 5: Thulo Syabru- Shingomba: 4-5 hours
You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin gomba (3,330m).
DAY 6: SING GOMPA TO LAURIBINAYEK (3900 M) – WALKING 3 HOURS.
It’s a short uphill walk today to Lauribinayek. We leave the pine forests behind at Cholang Paty and are treated to extensive mountain panorama stretching from the Langtang Himal to Annapurna. Overnight at tea house.
DAY 7: DAYHIKE TO GOSAIKUNDA – WALKING 4 HOURS
Today is an easy walk up to the holy lake Gosaikunda (4380m) 2 to 3 hours . The itinerary leaves plenty of time for exploration before the hike back down to Lauribinayek. Overnight at tea house.
DAY 8: LAURIBINAYEK TO DHUNCHE
It is a long downhill hike all the way back to Dhunche where we will stay in one of the local tea houses.
DAY 9: DHUNCHE TO KATHMANDU
Our private jeep will pick us up after breakfast for the drive back to Kathmandu. You can expect to arrive by mid-day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10: KATHMANDU
Transfer to airport for departure from Nepal.
Cost: $750 SGD
What does your package include?
An English speaking guide and porters
All ground transportation
3 main course meals a day while trekking
2 Commemorative t-shirt
A comprehensive medical kit
All government and local taxes
Tourist attraction admission fees
What does your package not include?
Flights To/From Nepal
Meals while not on the trek
Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
Tips for the guide, porters and driver
Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
How to confirm your attendance
1. Contact Simon +65 91999 257 to check on availability (10 to go, max 20 pax for this trip)
2. Pay deposit of $300 (ADVENTURES UNLIMITED DBS CURRENT A/C – 0039351950)
3. Book your flight asap (in order to avoid price hike). Estimated cost $500 (flight details: Quote “ADVENTURE NEPAL” to our ticketing agent)
4. and you’re in!
Weather and Temperate in Nepal in Oct
During autumn the nights are cold in the mountains, but the bright sun makes for pleasant day temperatures – in the high 20s° C, falling to 5° C at night, between 2500 meters and 3500 meters. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20° C down to -10° C. Mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night to reveal spectacular starry skies. (source)
Hike daily (6 days) for 5-6hrs
1) Be reasonably fit and have done some trekking and climbing within the last 6 months.
2) Able to climb 40-floors without stopping. (4-5 rounds per session)
Start now – Join us every Monday at Toa Payoh for step training
3) Able to carry a load of 3-5 kilos and trek for 5-6 hours duration.
We have ample time till October for training. However, participants must be committed to come for trainings and preferably, treks in Malaysia.
Read our AMS Contingency Plan (Click here)
Trip Briefing and Packing List will be given 1.5 months prior to the trip. There will be a whatsapp group formed to discuss details of this trip too.
From 15 July 2015 onwards, a travel agent is required to ask attending participants if it is their wish to purchase travel insurance that includes coverage for business insolvency of travel agencies when:
– they are buying a leisure travel product/package; or
– their travel product/package costs at least S$1,000 (including GST) per person; or
– they are paying a deposit or payment of at least S$500 per person.
Location: Langtang National Park, Nepal