Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.
According to legend the spring that feeds the pond in the Kumbheshwar temple complex in Patan is connected to Gosaikunda. Therefore, those who cannot make the long journey to the lake, visit Kumbeshwar Pokhari instead.
Gosaikunda is known as Silu. As such it is the subject of a song and a 1987 film inspired by that song
Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche by Local Bus/Jeep
Day 2:Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa
Day 3:Trek from Sing Gomap to Gosaikunda
Day 4:Trek from Gosaikunda to Tharepati, crossing through the Lauribinayak Pass (4609M/15122Ft)
Day 5:Trek from Tharepati to Kutumsang
Day 6:Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani
Day 7:Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1350M/4429Ft) and drive back to Kathmandu.
- Airport to hotel pick and drop
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu at three-star categories in BB plan
- Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during a trek
- All meals during trekking
- One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
- Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
- All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- Kathmandu/bus or jeep
- International airfare
- Travelers insurance
Cold drinks (Alcohol and cold drinks)
- Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD
Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If yes then what would be the charges for usage?
Yes, most of our expedition guides take satellite phones and you are welcome to use these at wifi and local moble call Most often, your guide will post daily dispatches on the Nhh website in which your friends and family can follow your progress.
I want to contact my friend or relative, who is on one of your trips, how can I reach them?
Many of our treks and climbs send daily internet dispatches, and we receive updates from our guides while they are in the field. The best place to reach a loved one is through our office.
Will there be any power source for charging batteries, etc. available throughout the trek?
For lodge-bassed treks, many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs (two nail like horizontal prongs) and offer to recharge for a fee.
We can cater for special power requirements at an extra cost or advise on the purchase of a suitable personal solar charging system - please enquire with our office.
PACKING HELP FOR TREKKING TOUR
Max. 15 kg weight for the porters/participants
Long trekking trousers, wind- and water-repellent, Functional shirt short-sleeved, Long-sleeved functional shirt
Fleece jacket or sweater, Trekking socks normal and warm, Functional underwear, Long underwear
Warm sleepwear, Clothing for the lodge, Wind and waterproof rain jacket, Down jacket (Primaloft) thin with hood
Down jacket warm with hood, Cap warm, Buff bandana / scarf, Coneflower / Cap
Gloves normal and warm, Trekking shoes ankle-high
Trekking sandals or sneakers for Teahouse
Category 4 sunglasses, headlamp
Drinking bottle, thermos bottle
trekking poles, spikes
Day pack, rain cover, packing bag, Plastic bag for documents ect.
Big bag or backpack
First Aid Kit…painkillers e.g. Ibuprofen, diarrhea and vomiting remedies, electrolytes, cold remedies, wound disinfectant, plasters, blister plasters
Sun protection face and lips with high SPF
handkerchiefs, microfiber towel
ear plug, nail clippers, brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste
Wet cleaning wipes, hand disinfection, washing gel, face cream, lip care
power bank, Phone, charging cable, headphones, Camera, SD card, spare battery, E-reader, book, notebook, pen
passport, passport photos
cash, credit card
Document insurance for