Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang valley trek is a pure blend of natural and cultural richness; witness great scenic landscapes, snow-capped mountains, rhododendron forests along with the great culture and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa people. It is a short and moderate trek taking not more than a week. Although, adding in a few days for side tours into the valley isn’t a bad idea.
Syabrubesi is the starting point for the trek. It takes an eight hour drive from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. From there we ascend to the Kyanjin Gompa.
One of the highlights of this region of Nepal is the Langtang National Park. The park is home to approximately 4,500 residents with most of them being of the Tamang ethnicity. The park is rich in flora and fauna. The park is filled with oak, maple, pine, and several types of rhododendron. Its home to some of the rarest creatures on the planet like the Himalayan black bear, the Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There have also been stories of Yeti sightings in the area.The park also includes religious and spiritual sights like the Gosainkunda lakes, sacred to Hindus and Kyanjin Gompa, sacred to Buddhists.
The Langtang Valley trek offers great views of Pemthang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and Kangchenpo. If you are looking for something moderate, quick, and fulfilling, this is it! If you have enough time, the trek can be extended to Gosainkunda Lake.
Langtang to Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the most well-known classic treks in Nepal. The trail includes two of the most remarkable regions of Nepal – the Langtang national park and the holy lake of Gosaikunda. This trek is filled with adventure at every corner. The trek gives you chance to explore old, calm and quiet villages of Nepal ascend reachable peaks and visit beautiful glaciers at low elevations.
The holy lakes of Gosainkunda lie at an elevation of 4300 meters. The lakes primarily consists of three lakes of which the Gosaikunda being the largest in the area, the other two are Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. According to the Hindus, the lakes were formed by Lord Shiva when he struck his trident (Trisul) into the ground. Thus the river Trisuli, which derives its water from these lakes, is named according to the legend.
Gosainkunda Lake Trek finely blends the natural and cultural aspects of the region. Travelers get the chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth and at the same time learn and get closer to the culture and traditions of this area. If you have short time you can just return back from Gosainkunda Lake. For more information about this trek call us now +977-9851032316 (24×7).