Langtang, Gosainkund Lake trek
Gosainkunda Lake is located in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake lies in the Lantang National Park at an altitude of 4,380 m. Gosainkunda Lake is a place of religious importance to the Hindus. It is situated 43 kilometers away from Kathmandu. It is believed that the Lake is an abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. In the month of August, huge numbers of devotees from Nepal as well as India come to the Gosainkunda Lake, on the occasion of Janai Purnima.
The Lantang village is located near the Nepal-Tibet border. Lantang lies to the north of Kathmandu. The Rhododendron forests and several snow-capped mountains are the attractions of Lantang. Langtang Lirung is the major peak of this region. In addition to Lantang Lingrung, Gang Chhenpo and Dorje Lhakpa also strengthen the beauty of Lantang.
We will take a bus from Ratnapark, Kathmandu early in the morning to Dhunche. The route passes markets, towns, villages, forests, and crosses rivers and hills offering outstanding scenery of terraced farming lands, high hills, and glimpses of snow-capped peaks. We ill travel for 5 hours to reach Dhunche Market.
We can trek or drive to Thulo Syabru. If we travel by bus, it will take 3 hours to reach there. We recommend you to trek through beautiful dense forests and high hills.
We will cross suspension bridges over Bhote Koshi River and walk through beautiful forest to reach Langtang River. Then after climbing uphill for 2 hours, we will reach Laurebina village. The place offers the mesmerizing views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan mountains.
We will trek through the beautiful temple with a statue of Sakyamuni. The mesmerizing views of Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda as seen from the trail are magical. We will climb for 5 hours gently to the Gosaikunda lake.
We will descend back to Dhunche through the downhill and dense forests.
We will take a local bus or private Jeep to return back to the Kathmandu Valley.
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