Langtang valley is protected as Langtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m) Ganesh himal. Langtang Valley, popularly known as valley of glaciers, is a famous trekking destination. Its twin attributes, easy accessibility and breathtaking mountain scenery, make it very popular among the trekkers fraternity. Located north of Capital Kathmandu, the valley presents beautiful pine forest, bubbly rivers, rugged rock and snow–blanketed peaks and sprawling meadows. High mountains covered with thick layer of ice overlook the Langtang Valley.The park is comprised of varied climatic conditions. The park is the home to several ethnic groups. The majority of people belong to the Tamangs, an ancient Nepalese race. The Langtang-Gosaikunda region lies north of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border.

 

Gosaigunda (Holly lake) is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft, with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi) in size. The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its holy waters are considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three-pointed sword) of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudra manthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat.

 

Trip Profile

Trip profile:-

  • Trekking Destination : Langtang-Gosaikunda
  • Duration :19 days
  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Highest Alt: 5550 m
  • Type of trek: Tea house/Camping
  • Best season: March-April/ Oct-November-December

 

Itinerary

Itinerary:-

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive Thulo Syabru
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 05: Trek to Langtang

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 07: Rest Day (Local Exploration)
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru
Day 10: Trek to Shin Gompa
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m)
Day 12: Gosainkunda (Rest Day Local Exploration)
Day 13: Trek to Ghopte
Day 14: Trek to Melamchi Gaon
Day 15: Trek to Tarkeghyang
Day 16: Trek to Sermathang
Day 17: Trek to Melamchi Bus Park (4910 m)
Day 18: Drive Melamchi to Kathmandu

Day19: Final Departure

  • Langtang region
  • Trekking in the Langtang Valley combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountains lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Trail of Langtang valley trek is in the most unspoiled national parks of Nepal, which is perhaps why there is such a high appeal of this trekking route.  Situated at North of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border, it is the most easily accessible highla...

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