Orbit Alpine Adventures highly recommends the Langtang – Gosainkunda trek to travelers prioritizing the overall experience over the popularity of the destinations they cover during their trips. Combining moderate and rigorous walking, this fascinating trek takes you to high alpine valleys and glacial lakes with captivating views of majestic snow-capped peaks to cheer you up all the while.
Langtang Valley and Gosiankunda Lake, both situated in the Central Himalayan Region of Nepal, and immediately north of Kathmandu Valley, are parts of Langtang National Park, the second largest of its kind in Nepal. The park serves a perfect natural habitat for several rare species of animals such as red panda, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, and some 250 species of birds.
The culturally diverse Langtang region is predominated by three indigenous ethnicities, namely Tamang, Hyolmu and Bhotia, all of Tibetan origins and followers of Buddhism, said to have entered Nepal between early 1500’s and mid 1900’s. During this trip, you can expect a closer look and a deeper insight into the day-to-day life of these humble montane dwellers. The picturesque and pristine Gosainkunda Lake, which is a highly revered site for Hindu pilgrims, along with a few other smaller glacial lakes, make the Langtang – Gosainkunda trek even more worthwhile.
Summing up, the entire journey to Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Lake is a rewarding quest for natural, cultural and spiritual wonders that are there for hardcore explorers.