Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is the perfect amalgamation of the easy and the nearest trekking of Nepal from Kathmandu. Gosainkunda Lake is the sacred lake both the adherents of Hindu and Buddhist faiths, is also known for wonderful scenery where pilgrims congregate on specific days of the year to wash off their sins. During Janai Purnima (Full-moon in August), Jhankris (Shaman priests) come from all over Nepal to dance in an induced trance to all night singing and drum beating as well as hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists devotees. Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is surrounded by high mountains on the northern and eastern sides. The trek passes through varied landscapes ranging from evergreen forest, cascading waterfalls and turbulent streams to alpine grass and barren mountainsides. Along with the famous Gosainkunda Lake, there are hundreds of holy lakes i.e. Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda and Surajkunda to the north-west. It combines Helambu valley known as mini Bhutan of Nepal.
Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek Highlight Overview
- Tamang and Tibetan community culture and hospitality of the valley
- Best beautiful views of snow-capped Mountains Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Yala peak, DorjeLakpa (6966m) and Kangchenpo, landscape, and natural sceneries throughout the trail.
- Holy Gosaikunda Lake believed to have been formed by Lord Shiva which takes about 45 minutes to circumambulate the lake.
- Exploration of Kyanjin Gompa and many small monasteries, stupas, and chortens reflecting Buddhism in the Himalayas.
- Day hiking options to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri for the 360-degree view of the region.
- Opportunity to taste the local cuisine and the products from domestic Yaks and Chauris.
- High chance to see Red Panda in Langtang National Park.