Langtang Gosaikunda Trek takes you to a beautiful valley of Langtang that is embedded with many azure coloured mountain lakes. The pristine and serene lakes in the backdrop of snow clad mountains looks divine. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is not just about mountain lakes, it is a joyful trek that comprises of Langtang National Park and many other ethnic settlement villages. Langtang National Park is a park of natural splendour. We can find many unique floras and faunas preserved inside the park. Walking along the lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo in the park can be an opportunity to encounter the rare – Red panda and many other animals sheltered inside the park.
As you continue your journey towards Langtang, you will encounter Kyanjin Gompa, cheese factory and the Sherpa village which is a major attraction of Langtang village. You can find the reflection of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Gompa in Langtang. Similarly, you can taste the freshly made yak cheese in the cheese factory of Langtang. Exploring the villages and interacting with people is a chance to experience the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people residing in those places.
Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake is not just about natural exploration but a religious deed that will let you get rid of all your sins. Gosaikunda Lake is a famous site for many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. In the full moon night of August every year, you can find the lake full of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. As per the Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda was formed when Lord Shiva endeavoured the poison to protect the universe from it. Unable to tolerate the burn in throat due to poison, he used his trident to pierce a mountain and drank the water from the mountain. The water from mountain formed beautiful lakes in Langtang valley namely Gosaikunda Lake, Bhairav Kunda Lake and many more.
Moving next to Helambu, it is regarded as a study centre for Tibetan Buddhist culture. We can find Sherpa and Tamang people in the village with their well-preserved culture, tradition and lifestyle. The wooden carved windows, weaved baskets and other handicraft works, people inherit these art as their way of living. So, get ready to experience this unique combo of natural splendour, Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle of ethnic group people with Nepal Hiking Team.