Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is one of the major treks of the Langtang region along with Helambu Trek and Langtang circuit trek. This trek offers both natural and cultural experiences for any explorer. In addition to the 360 degree panoramic views of different snow topped mountains and spectacular alpine scenery, this trek’s major highlight is the holy lake of Gosainkunda which makes this trek an ideal trek that includes all the major elements of a good trekking.
This short trek catches the scenes’ quintessence and character of Nepal permitting you to reach to the heart of the Mountainous valley with fabulous view of nearest Himalayas and understand the tradition and culture of local Sherpa people residing in the Himalayan for centuries. The towering peaks like Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri are the goal for Gosainkunda trek apart from the holy lake, Gosaindunda Lake.
The 9 days Gosainkunda Trekking commences from Kathmandu, leading towards Syabrubesi from where the actual hiking starts. The trek then follows the Langtang valley heading up to the Langtang glacier and the Tibetan border to Langtang village. This narrow village settled between the Himalayan ranges to the north and south, provides a spectacular view of snow -capped peaks including Langtang Lurung, and Lanshisha Ri. Continuting from Langtang village, the trek continues to Kyangijn Gompa, Lama Hotel, Chandan Bari ultimately leading to the final destination of trek, Gosainkunda Lake.
Gosainkunda Lake has unique combination of natural beauty and culture richness. It is a sacred lake for both the adherents of Hinduism and Buddhism. In Janai Purnima (Full moon festival) in august, thousands of pilgrims from Nepal, India and other Asian countries visit this holy lake to take bath in holy water believing it will wash off all their sins. Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by trident of Lord Shiva to obtain water to quench the thirst after consuming poison.
Ascending your walk through the beautiful Himalayan ranges to Gosainkunda with number of adjoining mountains, astonishing rhododendron forests and wide variety of flora and fauna offers you the chance to flavour the natural world in different way. This journey with numerous highlights, stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif definitely adds interest to this trek for nature lovers. Apart from that, passing through varied landscapes ranging from evergreen forest, waterfalls and turbulent streams to alpine grass and barren mountainsides would be a wonderful experience to cherish for lifetime.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek could be tough for first timers or even for experienced trekkers. But we truly believe you can conquer it! With our special crew members, more than ninety percent of trekkers have successfully completed this trek without any kind of injuries and hindraces along the way. So, if you are ready for the trek, so are we! Be ready for once-in-a-lifetime trek and enlighten yourself with knowledge and experience with the best trekking option; Gosainkunda Trekking.