The Langtang Valley is an alpine valley situated 130 km north of Kathmandu. It is a National Park close to the border with Tibet, China. It is Nepal’s first national park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south – Chimse Danda (ridge), Ganja La pass (5,122 m), Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).Langtang is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. The trek here is more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. Langtang Valley trek constitutes of spectacular sceneries and a visit to this area provides with an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs. Tamangs are renowned for their uniqueness in craftsmanship, language, dress and houses. Langtang is also known for its many glaciers. It also constitutes of high altitude lakes that include Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. The Langtang area is abundant in natural resources and includes various fauna and flora.
Gosainkunda is an alpine freshwater lake at an altitude of 4380 m in the Langtang National Park of Rasuwa District. The lake remains frozen for six months in from October to June and the rest of the year it melts and is the source of the Trishuli River.
The Gosaikunda area is a designated religious site for Hindus.The Gosaikunda trek allows you the opportunity to visit the Sacred Lakes. Kunda is a Nepali word meaning small lake. There are 108 kunds in this area. Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund, Surya Kund and Gosaikunda are the most famous ones. Most of the lake have religious value to the hindu community of Nepal.
There are 108 lakes in this are ranging from various size and volume. This trek adjoins the famous Langtang valley trek in the same district and the two treks can be combined. This trek can be done teahouse style with hotels and lodges available along the trekking route. Accommodation is quite easily available, though basic and a variety of food options are also available at tea house stops.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syarbu (1460 m)
Day 03: Trek to Sin Gompa (3250 m)
Day 04: Trek to Lauribinayak
Day 05: Trek to Gosainkunda (4380 m)
Day 06: Trek to Phedi
Day 07: Trek to Ghopte (1960 m)
Day 08: Trek to Tharepati
Day 09: Trek to Kutumsang
Day 10: Trek to Talamarang and drive to Kathmandu
Minimum required pax – 2