Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is one of the popular treks of Nepal which offers the pristine natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayan region as well as the close-up view of the Mountains. The popular Langtang Valley also recognized as the Valley of a Glacier is a spectacular valley that provides an amazing view of the Langtang range as well as the glaciers including the Langtang Glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Gosaikunda lies north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is quite a remote and thinly populated area. Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several other glacier lakes adjoining it. On this trek, you also enjoy the vistas of the mountains like Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Langsisa, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and many more. Another attraction of the Langtang trekking region is Langtang National Park where you can see various types of rare wild animals and birds like wild boar, Snow leopard, Red Panda, etc.
This is a journey with numerous highlights, and stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna massif as far as you can see. The Tamang and Sherpa people living here, physically and culturally resemble the Tibet inhabitants and their unique lifestyle is still thriving under their traditional attitude. Abundant wildlife, and intense forest teaming with wildflowers and animal species, add interest to this trek for nature lovers.
Langtang treks you visit the holy lakes of Gosainkunda (lake) which, according to the myth, was created by the lord Shiva to quench his thirst by thrusting his trident into the mountainside and gush water to form the pool and the Langtang gorge. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full-moon festival in August and Hindu people believe that the god Mahadev (Shiva), intoxicated by grief due to his wife’s (Pārbati) death, felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his holy stick, thus creating the lakes. In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates and Hindu people believe that the image of Mahadev can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also scared to Buddhists.
Langtang Gosainkunda trek begins from Safrubeshi of Rasuwa district after the 5/6 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu. On the way you stop at Kakani from where you can observe the Himalayan panorama, view of Trishuli River as well as the Kathmandu valley. In the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you walk through the forest and oak, river gorges, ethnic villages of Tamang and Sherpa, and Langtang National Park enjoying the natural panorama. In different villages, you can explore the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Tamang and Sherpa people. During the trek, you also visit Buddhist monasteries where you can interact with the monks and nuns and get insight into their lifestyle. The best season to go for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have a clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu,
Day 02: Full-Day Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi, 8 hours drive (1462 m).
Day 04: Sybru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470 m).
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3430 m).
Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3870 m).
Day 07: Back to Lama Hotel.
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Sybru Village (2260 m).
Day 09: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3330 m).
Day 10: Sing Gompa to Lauirbina Yak (3920 m).
Day 11: Lauribina Yak to Gosaikund (4460 m).
Day 12: Gosaikund to Gopte (3440 m).
Day 13: Gopte to Tharepati (3640 m).
Day 14: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140 m).
Day 15: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2134 m).
Day 16: Chisopani to Sundari jal (1300 m).
Day 17: Sundari jal to Kathmandu, 30 minutes drive. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18. Fly back to your destination.