Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda trek in Nepal takes you to the spectacular region of sacred frozen Gosainkunda and treads along the spectacular trails of famous Langtang Valley. It is a wonderful pilgrimage trekking and one of the most rewarding trekking in Nepal.

Main Features of Langtang Gosainkunda are:

  • Enjoy panoramic view of Himalayan Ranges, the border region of Tibet
  • Lovely glaciers Lirung and Kim Sung
  • Kyanjin Gompa houses a local cheese manufacturer
  • Buddhist temples from the past, prayer flags, and chorten
  • The 4,600 m-high sacred Gosainkunda Lake

How to Reach Langtang Gosainkunda

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a perfect wilderness journey which lies to the north of cosmopolitan capital, Kathmandu. It involves walking, pilgrimage value, and casual trekking days inside Langtang National Park. Gosainkunda is also known as the Frozen Lake Trek. Langtang Gosainkunda hiking offers a unique blend of Indo Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and a bit of Shamanism culture. Since Tamang tribes following Tibetan Buddhism occupy most of the settlements in Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Region. You can learn about the Tibetan Buddhism cultures and tradition. Additionally, The Langtang Valley itself is beautiful enough catering exceptional Himalayan panorama dominated by Langtang Lirung 7,246m, the trek also has larger windows open for incredible natural vistas.

Moreover, Langtang National park, through the trail of trek stretches most of the times is famous for red panda and snow leopard are many other species indigenous monkeys and birds. During the trekking to Langtang Gosainkunda you will walk through the bamboo forest, trek to Holy lake Gosainkunda. Visit glaciers Lirung and Kim Sung on the way. The other highlight of this trek includes Lauribinayak Pass, which offers 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayan Ranges, lush green valleys and authentic Tamang Villages.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Walk is an excellent option for those looking for a teahouse trek that complements Annapurna and Everest by connecting the holy lake of Gosaikunda and the Sherpa meadows of Helambu with the forested lowlands, alpine pastures, and yak herds of Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang Valley.

Best Time to do Langtang Gosainkunda

The best time to travel in the Langtang Gosainkunda is all round the year. After that, the weather is calm and comfortable, with great views, but it can still be chilly at night. However, trekking in the Langtang Gosainkunda is more comfortable in the spring, when the entire evergreen forest is covered with bright rhododendron flowers. Nevertheless, Langtang National Park allows both summer and winter hikes.

Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek is probably the most wonderful short trek in Nepal that go along the Langtang river and Langtang himal. Langtang valley trekking trails tread through the fascinating villages of Tibeto-Tamangs. The walk through the pristine woodlands of Langtang National Park, savoring the beautiful panorama of the Himalayas dominated by Mt. Langtang Lirung 7246m, is a perfect trekking holiday in Nepal.

Main Features of Langtang Trek are:

  • Hike through the “valley of glaciers,” also known as the Langtang Valley
  • Discover Tibetan Buddhism and its culture firsthand
  • Explore breathtaking rhododendron forests
  • Gather blessings at historic Buddhist temples like Kyanjing Gompa and Langtang Gompa
  • Stay in intriguing hotels and teahouses along the way

How to Reach Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley is the shortest approach to the Himalayas from Kathmandu. The trekking route to Langtang Valley that lies very close to Tibet follows a part of the Tamang Heritage Trek and Red Panda Trek trails of Langtang. Moreover, the trek that traverses through old Tamang villages and monasteries display Tibetan culture. The floral and faunas, bio-diversities are prime highlights of Langtang Valley Trek. There are many colorful flowers such as rhododendron and Primula – alpine flower, and different types of birds and animals including the Langoor Monkey, Snow Leopard, and Red Panda. The Langtang National Park has stunning Himalayan scenery including Langtang Lirung, Langsisha Ri, and Ganja -La Peak among others.

The route involves 5 to 6 hours trekking every day, supported by professionally trained local guides who speak English and basic German. The highest altitude reached on the trek is 3,800m near Kyangin Gompa where trekkers can taste Yak cheese made by Swiss technique and hot apple pie from the German bakery. Comfortable overnight accommodation with hot solar showers and delicious meals in local tea – houses make Langtang Valley Trek comfortable and full of amenities.

Best Time to do Langtang Valley Trek

The optimum times to go on the Langtang Valley are in the Spring (March–May) and Autumn (September–December). Then, the weather is mild and pleasant with lovely views, however it can still get chilly at night. However, the Langtang Valley hike is more enjoyable in the spring when the entire evergreen forest is covered in bright rhododendron blossoms. Even yet, both summer and winter hikes are still viable at Langtang National Park. During the monsoon, expect muddy terrain, but you can prepare yourself quite well. Although it is colder in the winter, Langtang gives the most romantic vistas of the season.