Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
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uniquely merges two popular trekking packages into one whereby we will be traveling through the beautiful Valley of Glaciers at Langtang Valley to the chilling lake of Gosaikunda where God of Destruction- Lord Shiv himself is believed to be peacefully slumbering.
Early trekking will take us to Langtang valley which is quoted as the most beautiful valley in the world by the famous explorer- Bill Tilman. Walk through verdant forest and few highland settlements will take us to Langtang Ri. We will enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Kimshung and Langtang Ri mountains from Langtang valley and then proceed through huge Kyangjin Gompa Monastery to Gosainkunda Lake. We will also be visiting the yak cheese factory.
Myth associated with the creation of Gosainkunda Lake states that the lake was created after Lord Shiv- the destroyer god pierced the earth with his trident when he could not endure the pain of lethal Kalkut poison which he swallowed to protect the world from annihilation. Devotees believe that Lord Shiv is still residing in the freezing water of Gosaikunda Lake. Gosaikunda Lake is sacred to religious sects of Hindus, Buddhist and shamans. Devotees flock around Gosainkunda Lake during Janai Purnima which falls each year in the full moon of Bhadra that coincides with the English month of August. Taking bath in the freezing water of Gosainkunda Lake on Janai Purnima is believed to cleanse the sin committed in the lifetime.
Action Himalaya Adventure (P.) Ltd. is currently offering 17days Langtang Gosaikunda trek package. Leaving Kathmandu, we will take 7hrs of drive to Syabrubesi from where our trekking begins. We will proceed to Lama Hotel from where the trail continues further to scenic Langtang village. We will reach to Kyanjin Gompa and then head towards Thulo Syabru. We will reach Chalang Pati from where we will enjoy the view of Lirung Mountain before taking steep climb of Laurebina Pass.
We will pass through Saraswoti Kunda to Gosaikunda. After taking a ritual bath and worshipping in the lake, we will reach to Gopte village. We will lower down to a meadow of Mangan Kharka and walk for Gul Bhanjyang which takes us to Chisapani village. The trail descends through woods to Sundarijal from where we will drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Other similar trekking packages in Langtang Region include 10days Langtang Ri Trek, 11days Langtang Ri Gosaikunda Trek, 14days Lang Tang - Gosainkunda- Sundari Jal Trek and 8days Helambu Short Trek.