About Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a 16-day journey to the holy lake of Gosaikunda and the beautiful Langtang Valley with a bit of the Helambu region at the end. The trek is classified as moderate in terms of difficulty as the highest point is around 4984 meters only. The trek offers amazing nature and cultural experiences to its visitors. As a result, it has become one of the most popular treks in Nepal for both domestic and international tourists.
Most of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek lies within the boundary of Langtang National Park which is the first Himalayan national park of Nepal and is renowned for its rich wildlife, vegetation, spectacular mountain sceneries, and natural landscapes. It is home to various species of endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Wild Dog, and Ghoral. The trail passes through the dense forest of Rhododendrons, Oaks and Junipers, quiet streams and rivulets, alpine lakes, and beautiful pasture valleys. If you are lucky enough, you might get a chance to see Red Pandas playing around the trees. During the trek, the panoramic view of various peaks, especially of the Langtang range is simply amazing. Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri, Gosainkunda Lake, and Laurebina Pass are some ideal spots to take a moment and gaze upon the mighty Himalayan peaks.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a wonderful experience of the rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the local inhabitants. During the trek, you will walk through the beautiful serene villages of various ethnic communities like Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo with frequent encounters with Yaks as well. The majority of the people in this region practices Tibetan Buddhism which they have kept alive for a long time. Beautifully carved mani walls, prayer flags, Chorten, stupas, etc. can be found abundantly throughout the trail which reflects the devotion and faith of the locals to the religion.
One of the many things that you can do on this trek is to visit the cheese factory at Kyanjin Gumba which was established in the 1950s by Swiss dairy specialist Werner Schulthess. This cheese factory has played a huge role in establishing cheese culture in Nepal. You can add a couple of extra days rest at Kyanjin Gumba for a day hike to Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri for the spectacular sceneries of the surrounding peaks and visit the cheese factory. And when you are at Gosainkunda, you can take an extra day to explore the surrounding lakes. On the full moon day of August, there is a huge festival called Janai Purnima. A huge number of Hindu people and shamans from various regions of Nepal come to this lake to perform a special kind of puja.
Our 16-day Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Itinerary starts from Syabrubesi which is just 122 km north from Kathmandu, and it ends at Sundarijal. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc. please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.