Gosaikunda via Langtang valley trek is the nearest trip on the Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley. On the trail to langtang valley, you will explore pleasant remote landscape, variety of rhododendron, snowcapped mountains range, huge bamboo forest, and rich wild life including red pandas. It becomes one of the most popular destinations full of natural beauty and outstanding culture, where people follow living style and culture similar to Tibet.
The place Gosaikunda is a pilgrimage for the Hindus and Buddhists, believed to be created by Lord Shiva with his Trishul. It is also believed that the lake connects to Lord Shiva, so taking a bath during Janaipurnima purify the souls through various sins. During Janaipurnima festival thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit Gosaikunda.
Similarly, its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during Gangadashahara and Janaipurnima festival. Here, you can witness more than 108 small lakes including Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kund as core. The lake melts to form the Trishuli River. The River in winter season remains frozen for six months.
Local culture and Religion
Among themselves, the local inhabitants of the Langtang Valley refer to each other as ‘langtangpa’. They generally follow Tibetan Buddhism, and speak a Tibetan language that is closely related to the Tibetan spoken Kyirong, southern Tibet. As you take a walk around you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas, and prayer wheels.
Ti is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting and standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship, or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
Climate and best season to visit
The average daytime temperature at lower villages in Langtang Valley Trek ranges from 10°C TO 20°C but nights and temperatures at higher places become unpredictable.
The spring and the autumn season is the best season for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek in terms of weather and convenience. The monsoon/ summer offer you incredible mountain scenes, but trails are slippery, and often time’s landslide blocks the trekking path.
However, spring and falls are the most favorable season for all trekking regions of Nepal. Similarly, the days are also sunny, the heat is abundant, and the evenings are quite chilly. Above all there is very chance of you falling in love with the blessed charm of the Langtang Valley Gosainkunda region. So this eventually means that every season is tailor- made for being on this particular trekking journey.
Altitude sickness trekking tips
Even though the chances of anyone getting altitude sickness on the Gosaikunda Trek are rare, you can get it if you are or have started from the sea level. Your body may have a difficult time adjusting to the higher altitudes. There is actually no fixture to getting altitude sickness. Anyone can get it. So, it is always better to take the necessary measures to avoid it.
If you get altitude sickness on your trek, please inform your guide and group members immediately. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid. Do not try to ascend any further after that. Take a rest for entire day. If the symptoms do not go away after proper rest and medication, you should go back down to lower altitudes. While ascending you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. If you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know.
Any trek in Nepal, including Gosaikunda via Langtang valley trek, also need travel insurance. While buying travel insurance ensure that it covers high altitude trekking, mountaineering, hiking, and adventure sports which may be physically challenging and dangerous. It offers you with financial protection and peace of mind in the event of an unforeseen accident.
Guide and Porter
The government has banned solo trekking for Gosaikunda via Langtang valley trek in Nepal. So, all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.
So, we recommend you to plan your trip with Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. Our guides are active, trained, helping, English speaking and most importantly government authorized licensed guide with guide insurance. We always focus on making your trip fully enjoyable and a sweet memory without compromising your safety. Your safety is our first priority.
Foods are very basic Gosaikunda. Dal bhat and organic vegetables are the most common foods. You can have fresh green vegetables from the field. At some of the places you can have momo, macaroni, and pasta. Also, they might have energy drinks, milk, curd and buttermilk.
Similarly, Gosaikunda vai Langtang trek is a teahouse trek. So, accommodations are very basic in the mountain. All the accommodations are twin- shared basis in the seasons due to limited tea houses. During this trek, our guide will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability.
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You shall be approached by one of our office representative as soon as you step your feet at the airport and escorted to your respective hotels. And you shall be accompanied in the tourist area, market or left to your own self as you wished to, also made preparation for the trek.
Drive to Syabrubesi comprises of direct 8 hours of ride through the Trisuli highway. The Trishuli market falls along the mid-way of the journey with plenty of shops, inns and hotels to have snacks or buy anything in case you’ve forgotten to bring from Kathmandu.
Our very first trail trek starts from Syabrubesi heading towards Timure(Setang). It takes us about 5-6 hours of walk through the beautiful nature trail.
On this day, the trek leads through more dense forest, chiefly of bamboo, pines and rhododendrons where you can have frequent encounters with wild habitats like langurs, local boars, partridge , mountain ravens and other species. After making few yet exciting climb, we arrive at the final stop for the day- Sherpagaon for the overnight stay.
The trail follows the way to Rimche, then to Lama Hotel and the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok and then climbs to Ghoda tabela.
The trek then leads to Thyangsyap and further to Langtang and the checkpoint for Langtang National Park. Overnight stay in Langtang.
On the way, we come across various chortens, water-driven Manis, prayer flags. On the mid-way, we will confront yaks and horses that are very docile and domesticated, contrary to their fierce size and gaze. Kyanjing village is the seat of Kyanjing monastery from where it derived its name and there are plenty of hotels and lodges, most of them having facility of electricity. We can even utilize telephone facility from one of the inns here.
On this day, we will be doing a short hiking to any of these three hills, Kyanjing Ri, Cherkop Ri, or Yala peak. Or we have other option to visit glacial moraine, Kyanjing monastery, and cheese factory.
With few hours of playful walk, making snaps of the beautiful valleys, and mountains we reach back to Lama Hotel.
We will follow a new route but with similar dense forest, flora and fauna on this day. The roaring sound of river following from the below will help us focus our self out of the tiredness. We may as well enjoy the hot spring in the place called Pahiro before reaching Thulo Syabru.
On this we are making quite a short trip to Sing Gompa. It’s about 3-4 hours of walk.
The trail ascends through the tall fir trees, and to the increasingly panoramic views of the high mountains. Laureninayak is a beautiful place to make a stop for a while before we enter into the barren upper reaches of the Trisuli river where glacial moraines and rockslide have left the strings of half dozen of lakes. Then the most sacred and renowned lakes of the Nepali Hindus “Gosainkunda”.
The divine beauty of the holy lake is the high point of the entire trek. On this day we are getting a bit of rest and explore the Gosainkunda all day long.
On our trail we shall encounter few more lakes and a temple of Sakyamuni (Lord Buddha). With a slow walk we shall reach Tharepati.
Making bit of up and down trail passing rhododendron forest we lead to Kutumsang. It’s about 5:30 hours of walk.
Making 6 hours of walk from Kutumsang we reach to Chisopani.
Taking down to Sundarijal a downward trail, we shall be at Sundarijal bus park in about 4 hours of walk and back to kathmandu by bus .
And you shall be escorted to your respective international flight as when you need it.
Sun hat or cap
Warm down jacket
Warm woolen cap
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Small personal power bank
Trekking socks and shoes
Warm sweeter or pullover
Antibacterial hand wash
Camera and batteries
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