Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a wonderful journey in the beautiful Langtang Valley that will present you with stunning views of azure-colored lakes surrounded by glistening snow-capped Himalaya mountains.
Gosaikunda Lake- Langtang Trek is an adventurous trek in the Langtang region. Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking is more than just a trek, it is a venture into the religious center of Hindus and Buddhists, where you will come across many mystical legends. The pristine and serene lakes along with calm and divine environments enrich the journey with purity & mindfulness.
The trail passes through Langtang National Park that is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. As you walk along with lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, you might get to see rare wildlife like red pandas, monkeys, deers, etc. Geographically close to Tibet border, you get to experience the culture and tradition similar to Tibetans.
Located well with the mountainous landscapes that stand tall over green meadows and quiet hamlets, where the world just stands still amidst the chatter of unique birds happy in natural settlements of the habitats that are home to them for eternity.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 14 Days begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi. From here, the trail moves along the larch and rhododendron forests and ascend to the beautiful Langtang valley. Spending a night in the Langtang village, you will continue trekking towards Gosaikunda Lake. Enjoying views of pine forests, slow-moving rivers, swift mountain streams, rugged rocks, meadows strewn with daisies, grassy glens, and snowy-mountains, you will traverse the region. Find the things you will get to see & experience during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.
Best Features of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
- Guided sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
- Scenic drive to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu from Dhunche
- Explore beautiful Langtang village
- Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals
- Visit ancient Kyanjing Gompa
- Explore holy Gosainkunda Lake
- Visit a Cheese Factory in Kyanjin Gompa and Chandanbari
- Witness superb views of the Himalayas from Kyanjin Ri
Langtang National Park
Located in the north of Kathmandu and stretched to the Tibetan border, Langtang National Park is the oldest highland sanctuary of Nepal. Known as the jewel of the Langtang region, this national park is home to diverse flora and fauna. The forest ranges from tropical to alpine. Animals like Himalayan tahr, black bear, dzo, red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, monkeys, etc can be found in the Langtang National Park. Along with that, this place also houses mountains like Yala Peak, Gangchhempo, Langtang Lirung, etc.
As per recent data 1043 species of vascular plants, 46 species of mammals, 30 species of fishes, 345 species of birds, and 70 species of butterflies are found in the park. You can see trees like blue pine, sal, laurel, rhododendron, Castanopsis Indica, Larix Nepalensis, R. Lowndesii, etc.
Landscape & Mountain Views
The incredible views of the Langtang region make it stand out among other regions of Nepal. Throughout the trail, you will be accompanied by breath-taking scenery. The trail goes through several beautiful & dense forests, fine valleys, and picturesque villages. Similarly, you will see many snow-capped mountains like Langtang Himal, Yala Peak, Ghangchhempo, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. On clear days, you might also see views of Mt. Annapurna and Ganesh Himal.
Rich Tamang Culture
People from the Tamang community lives in this region mostly. As you will pass by villages, you will get to see the vibrant culture, tradition, and lifestyle of these people. They are said to be the descendants of Tibetans, therefore if you are known with Tibetan culture, you will find many similarities. Anyways, this cultural experience and hospitality of locals are going to stay in your heart forever.
Located at the foothills of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), and Langshisha Ri (6,427 m), Kyanjin Gompa is one of the most famous and oldest monasteries of Langtang region. For many people, this monastery has a huge religious value. Along the trail, you will come across many other monasteries and stupa that will present you the cultural richness of the region.
During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 14 days, you will hike up to the Tsergo Ri to acclimate your body as well to see a tempting landscape view. This is one of the most famous viewpoints in the region. You will also get to see excellent views of moraines, glaciers, and Himalayan mountains.
Gosaikunda Lake is one of the sacred lakes for Hindus and Buddhists. This lake has huge significant value in the Hindus holy books. Among many tales, one state that, this lake was formed when Lord Shiva. He stuck his trident into a Himalayan mountain to relieve his thirst that he got from swallowing the poison. During the Janani Purnima in the month of August, many pilgrims visit this site.