LANGTANG AND GOSAIKUNDA TREK:
The Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek route is along an ancient Hindu pilgrimage trail. The trek begins with an ascent up the Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa. Then descend to near our trek starting point and head north-east to the Gosaikunda lakes.
The Langtang valley is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the North and a slightly lower range of peaks to the South. This area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in 1971. Langtang and Gosaikunda receive far fewer trekkers compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions despite its proximity to Kathmandu,
The Gosaikunda region lies to the east of the Langtang valley. This region is believed to be the abode of the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Gauri. And according to legend, after he had swallowed poison, Lord Shiva thrust his trident into a mountain to extract water to cool his stinging throat. Consequently, that is how the lake is believed to have been created. There are 108 big and small lakes in the area.
The Langtang and Gosaikunda trek begins with an ascent up the Langtang valley. From Kyanjin Gompa, after ascending Kyanjin-ri for mountain views, descend back to just below Lama Hotel. Thereafter, turn north-east to the austere, high-elevation Gosainkund Lakes. After reaching Gosaikunda, continue east over the Laurebina La pass (4,610m/15,100ft). Finally, our trek ends at the sacred Helambu Valley where Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) is believed to have frequented. Padmasambhava is the Indian mystic credited with introducing Buddhism to Tibet and Bhutan.
WHY TREK WITH US?
All our Langtang and Gosaikunda treks are private treks for a minimum of two participants. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies may advertise trips for very low prices. But they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. With over 30 years of experience, most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We employ the most professional and friendly staff.
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