The Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking falls in the remote and picturesque valley of Langtang region and has everything to offer you such as diverse landscapes, wildlife, jungle, lakes and culture etc. The view of the lofty mountains and beautiful lakes you get attracts the trekkers all over the world. This area offers a wide range of landscapes. Fro high snow-capped mountains to the river valleys and mountains lie in the Langtang region. Presence of the Gosaikunda Lake and many other lakes takes the beauty of Langtang region to a whole new level.
This region is inhabited by the people of Sherpa and Tamang communities. Gosainkunda lake is one of the most famous religious site of Nepal for Hindu pilgrims. Many devotees come here to visit every year. This region has many unique Buddhist festivals as well. So Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a gem for cultural exploration as well.
Langtang National Park is home to many snowcapped mountains and tropical jungles. Vantage points like Tsergo Ri offer a wonderful view of mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. Apart from these mountains, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna range can also be seen along the way. The view of the Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda and Ganeshkuna surrounded by rocky mountains is one of the amazing views to behold. Apart from landscapes and lakes, you can explore many wildlife in there natural habitats. You will get to the beautiful passes from where the wonderful views of the surrounding can be seen.
As the trek is only moderately difficult anyone with physically fit body can complete this trek. During your exploration of this serene and pristine Langtang region, Sublime Trails assistants and guides will help you get the best experience. The Langtang Gosaikunda trekking itinerary is designed in such a way that, you will get the best out of this trip.
LANGTANG GOSAIKUNDA TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS
- A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Excursion of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu
- Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh, Hiunchuli, Jugal, etc.
- Visit the Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa and other Buddhist monasteries and Swiss Cheese factory
- Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
- Explore the culture and tradition of Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic people living in the villages like Langtang and Helambu
- Reaching Tsergo Ri, the highest point of the trek to get outstanding views of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc.
- Visit the majestic Gosaikunda Lake with holding enormous religious significance
- Chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
What To Expect
1. Food and Accommodation
During your 13 days of trekking journey, you will stay in the teahouses run by local people. These teahouses provide you with basic services. They may not be luxurious but their hospitality is always heartwarming. Staying in these teahouses is also a chance to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people who are residing in those areas. Food items such as Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc are available. While in Katmandu, you will stay at a 3-starred hotel with breakfast services. For lunch and dinner, we let you explore the different food items available in the city according to your preferences.
2. Langtang National Park
Langtang National Park has a diverse range of landscapes and forest that varies from tropical, subtropical to alpine. This area consists of many snow-capped mountains among which, Langtang Lirung (7245) is the highest peak. The lower region consists of the landscapes covered in a lush forest. This park is home of many wild animals such as monkeys, deer, Himalayan Thar, Monal, red panda, Black bear etc. Exotic Gosaikunda Lake and many other small lakes lie in this park. During your Langtang Gosaikunda trekking, you will get plenty of time to explore this beautiful park.
3. Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic people
You will pass through many Tamang and Sherpa settlements along the way. They are the ethnic communities of this area with their unique culture, lifestyle and tradition. Their culture is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. While staying in the teahouses run by them, you will get plenty of opportunities to get close exposure to their lifestyle. Visiting the gompas, monasteries etc also will let you know more about their interesting culture. Our experienced guides with profound knowledge about their history and culture will help you know more about them.
4. Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa and Buddhist Monasteries
You will encounter several gompas and monasteries along the way. Among them, Kyanjjin Gompa and Shin Gompa are the major gompas of Langtang region. Their architecture is inspired by Tibetan architecture. Kyanjin Gompa lies at the highest village of the region and at the foothill of Langtang Lirung accompanied by these beautiful snowcapped mountains in the backdrop. It provides you with a spectacular view of the surrounding. Shin Gompa is also situated in the serene village named after it. Apart from these, you will encounter many other gompas and monasteries in the Langtang region.
6. Tsergo Ri
Tsergo Ri is the highest elevation mark you’ll be achieving during the Langtang Gosaikunda trekking journey. It is a wonderful viewpoint to behold the majestic Himalayas and landscapes. You will get an amazing view of Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto Peak, Pogen Dhipku, etc. The sunrise over these mountains looks mesmerizing from Tsergo Ri. So the hike to the Tsergo Ri is one of the most rewarding experiences of the 17 days trekking journey of Langtang region.
6. Gosaikunda Lake
Gosaikunda Lake is one of the major attraction of the Langtang region. Bluewater surrounded by the high snow-capped mountain is an amazing view to behold. This lake stays frozen about 6 months in a year. So how you find the lake depends on the season you are traveling. This lake is religiously significant as well. Many devotees come here to visit every year. Apart from Gosaikunda lake, there are other small lakes as well in this area.
7. Laurebina La Pass
Laurebina Pass is a wonderful vantage point of Langtang region trekking journey. Leaving Gosaikunda behind, you will climb the rocky path to get to the Pass. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is mesmerizing. You can catch a glimpse of the mountains such as Langtang, Ganesh, etc. The spectacular view of Gosaikunda lake and the landscapes covered in green forests can also be seen from here. The trail is windy and a bit strenuous. However, the Laure Bina Pass rewards you with an awesome view of the surrounding landscapes.
8. Landscapes along the way
The Langtang Gosaikunda trekking trail is full of beautiful landscapes and vistas. The lower region is dominated by the landscapes covered in lush forests of oak and rhododendron. The upper region offers snow-capped mountains. You will get a plethora of amazing views from almost every point of the trekking journey. Beautiful rivers, cascades, rocky mountains and glaciers will make your trip unforgettable. The best view of the landscapes can be seen from Tsergo Ri from where you can see all the major peaks of the region and the landscapes of lower regions as well.