Published On:06 Apr,2018
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the perfect combination of high alpine mountain and lake series, which take to the heart of Langtang Valley along with holy Lake of Gosaikunda which is at the elevation of almost 4450m from sea level.
For the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you have to get first in Langtang Valley which give us enough time for acclimatization as the last point of Langtang Valley is Kyanjing Gompa which is at an elevation of around 3,800m from sea level from where we will descend further down before hiking up toward Gosaikunda Lake.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek head to north of Kathmandu and the Langtang Valley is an incredible trekking destination, one of the pleasant Himalayas, traverses along dramatic ridges through villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs, and Sherpas. The trail passes through mountain grazing cattle on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Throughout the way, spectacular mountain views of Dorji Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gangchhenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga persuade to fascinate every trekker.
During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, the last part is Gosaikunda lake, which is a sacred and holy lake with a religious context. It is believed that Lord Shiva, to save the Universe from a poison, drank the poison extracted from the sea and with a burning throat had to find someplace to cool himself down. So he struck his trident to release a burst of water, in a place now referred to as Trishuldhara which is the source of Gosaikunda as well as the famous river, Trishuli.
♂ How to get in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek ?
You can reach to Syabrubesi in about 7-8 hours if you do not encounter slowdown or jam. There are local buses, express buses and public jeeps available in Kathmandu. Buses carry passengers and loads more than their capacity. So tourists usually find the bus drive quite overwhelming. This long and uncomfortable bus ride combines with views of magnificent Himalayas.
» Traveling by a local bus
Buses to Dhunche and Syabrubesi start from Machhapokhari in Kathmandu. Packed in like sardines, passengers fill the bus completely. You may also see people sitting at the top of the bus. The leftover spaces are filled by loads of materials that people step onto and sit over.
Moreover, buses stop at every small town they pass by to pick and drop goods and passengers. The travel time can go to 9-10 hours or more. Sometimes, if you happen to travel at the top of a bus, there may be goats and chickens to accompany you. In spite of all these discomforts, you will be graced with breathtaking views of landscapes and Himalayas.
» Traveling privately
Hiring a private jeep or car can be expensive. You may have to pay about 1,600 $ to 200 $ for one-way travel. So, if you decide to hire a private jeep, you can search for travelers to share the ride.
» Rainy Season- a Season to Avoid
It rains a lot in June and July in Nepal. During the rainy season, travelers suffer a lot on the unpaved and muddy road. Landslides occur at multiple places which can result in traffic jams. The route can be blocked for hours and sometimes days due to landslides.
So, avoid traveling on this road in the rainy season. Even if you have to travel, make sure the road is experiencing no blockage. If landslides or some other disturbances block the road, follow an alternative route to Syabrubesi.
♂ Best Time to do Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Usually, autumn season (September – mid-December) and spring seasons (march – may) are the best season to do the trek in this Langtang region. At this time, the climatic condition is pleasant and temperate, with marvelous views though at night seems a bit of cold.
♂ Permits Required for a Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Before you leave for the trek in the Langtang region you should be well aware of the two different permits required for a Langtang Gosaikunda trek. They are TIMS Card 20$ and Langtang National Park Entry Permit 30 $. In this article, there are details of these two permits, along with the information on why you need them, and how you get them.
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