Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a marvelous trek which combines three trekking pathway as Langtang Valley Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, and Helambu Circuit Trek. Langtang Gosaikunda trekking is another famous trekking trail in the Langtang region.
It is situated north of Kathmandu Valley and close to the Tibetan border. This trek is held inside Langtang National Park. It is one of the most rewarding trekking in Nepal. This trek is the astonishing pilgrimage footstep trekking holidays.
The trek starts from a scenic drive around 8 hours from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Then you follow the route to Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa. The trek duration is 15 days. Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) is the main highlight of this trekking where trekkers will experience the holy way of performing unique spirituals rituals and rites in different ages lived monasteries. The trail takes you through high mountains, frozen lakes, glaciers, pasture land, lush alpine forests, and rhododendron forests. This trek gives you the amazing view of high mountains like Langtang Lirung (7345m), Dorje Lakpa (6696m), Ganesh Himal (7600m), and Gangchenpo (5846m).
The trail lies mostly in the Langtang National Park which is a home of Red Panda, wild dog, Himalayan black beat, Himalayan Tahr, goral and 250 species of birds. You can also see different plant species like Nepalese Alder, Oak, Chir Pine, Hemlock, and Larch. You will also head your route to Gosaikunda which is a sacred lake for both Hindus and Buddhists. Every year, during the full moon festival around August and September, they pay their homage in the sacred and Himalayan frozen lake, locally known as Janai Purnima.
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and image is believed to be seen in the lake in a meditative mode. Thousands of pilgrims visit to bathe in its water. This area has 108 lakes. You can visit Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and other small lakes. You can see the beautiful sunrise and sunset view from Khynjing Ri (4810m) and Tserko Ri (4998m). This trek also includes Lauribinayak Pass which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of green valleys, Himalayan ranges, and Tamang villages.
The Langtang region is home to different ethnic groups like Tamang, Yolmus, Sherpa, Gurung, and Bhotias. The villagers grow hardy grains and vegetables which they trade with Tibetan people in nearby Tibet. Their staple foods are wheat, maize, soya bean, potato, and millet. The villagers are mainly sheep and yak herders. The Gosaikunda trek route goes downhill Phedi, Magnegotha, Kutumsang, and Chisapani. Chisapani lies at the outer rim of Kathmandu valley which provides an amazing view of the night sky.
Then you will descend down to Sundarijal, and back to Kathmandu.
The best season to trek Langtang Gosaikunda Pass trek are autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). As this season has a clear morning, one can see amazing views of the mountains. The rainfall is low and the weather doesn’t get hot. You can also trek during winter (December, January, and February) but you should be prepared for the cold season.
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