Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu Trek, commonly known as Langtang Circuit Trek, is an astonishing combination of spectacular view of Himalayas along with diversified and delightful ethnic encounters. This trek is the most relaxing and peaceful trekking experience compared to Annapurna or Everest region. Offering a great views of spectacular mountain peaks soaring up to the sky, a divine experience with the local people, and deep understanding of Tibetan Tamang Culture, this trek to Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu valley guarantees an adventurous experience to cherish for a life time.
Langtang Circuit encircles marvelous and remarkable views of Himalayas along with diverse range of ethnic group. Dense forest of oak, bamboo and rhododendron along with abundant wildlife, waterfalls, panorama of snowcapped mountains, various small villages along the way and sacred Lake of Gosainkunda are the main attraction of Langtang circuit trek. As the name itself suggest, the circuit trek goes around Langtang Valley, Holy Gosainkunda Lake and the very mysterious Helambu valley making this trek as one of the most adventurous trek any one can indulge in.
This marvellous trek commences from Kathmandu, leading towards Syabrubesi from where the actual hiking starts. This trek then follows the fine Langtang valley heading up to the Langtang glacier and the Tibetan border to a small Tamang village; Langtang village. The narrow Langtang valley is settled between the Himalayan range to the north and relatively lower range of mountain to the south. From here, you can have a spectacular 360 degree view of snow-capped peaks including Langtang Lurung, Premthang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Tilman’s fluted peak and Lanshisha Ri.
From Langtang village, the trek continues to Kyangijn Gompa (3740 m) where you can find the Yala Cheese Factory. Visiting the Yala (Yak) Cheese Factory and the small lakes beyond Yala are definitely worthwhile. Eventually, from Kyangijn Gompa, the trek continues to Lama Hotel, Chandan Bari ultimately leading to a famous lake, Gosainkunda Lake. This famous pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhist attracts thousands of believers every year on Full Moon in August. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva after he sliced the huge glacier to obtain water to quench his thirst.
Passing along the dense oak and rhododendron forest, we finally make it to the very popular valley, full of natural beauty and wonderful climate with magnificent mountains all around; the Helambu Valley. On the background of Helambu Valley is an exceptional views of ‘Annapurna and Manaslu’ in the west and ‘Mt. Everest’ in the east. Hence, this trek, a combination of Langtang Valley Trekking, Gosainkunda Lake Trekking and Helambu trek, with spectacular Himalayan views, peaceful lakes, thundering rivers, isolated villages, cheerful people and peaceful environment, is truly a heart wrenching trekking route.
So, discover the best of Langtang Region during the Langtang circuit trek. Observer the unbelievable culture of Tibetan Tamangs, enjoy the Himalayan Glory dominated by Lantang Lirung and most importanty climb to the top of Tsergo Ri, where you get to witness the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan Panorama.