Two trekking routes to Gosainkunda for Travelers
Nuwakot- Recently, two trekking routes were brought into full operation with required preparations for pilgrims and tourists who want to visit the Gosainkunda alpine lake.
Among the two routes, the first one begins from Kathmandu’s Sundarijal and another from Nuwakot’s Samundratar. According to the hotel entrepreneurs, these routes have been equipped with all requirements for the travelers.
Even though these routes had been in operation for the past few years, they had been proper management and essential support system for its smooth and better operation.
The trek route from Sundarijal passes through the beautiful landscapes in Chisapani, Kutungsang, Bhanginagoth, Chaharepati, Ghoptebhir to Suryakunda from where trekkers reach Gosainkunda. According to Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Hotel Entrepreneurs Concern Committee Vice-Chairman, Pemba Lama, now the route is well managed and more facilitated for the travelers than in the past. The route is more prepared for the travelers than it had been in the past.
People who are traveling to Gosainkunda have already started using these routes. From the Sundarijal route, it takes about two days to reach Gosainkunda.
Generally, the most common and route to reach Gosaikunda is from Gangate area of Bidur Municipality-5 that passes through Kharanitar, Samundratar, Ramati, Gyangphedi, Talukseri to Suryakunda.
According to Hotel Entrepreneurs Concern Committee Secretary, Mingma Sherpa, even although it takes two days to reach Gosainkunda from Sundarijal, the route from Nuwakot’s Samundratar takes only one day. Samundratar is located 35 km away from Gangate, which is accessible by four-wheelers.
Gosainkunda lake is situated at an altitude of 4,380 metres in the Rasuwa district. This lake remains frozen for six months during the winter season and has a great religious importance for Hindus.