Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Lakes
17 days, Grade C
Mountain Vista across the Himalaya, mountain Lakes and rich culture are the highlights of this trek. The Langtang National Park is rich in nature and well known for it’s populations of Langur Monkey, red panda, musk deer, as well as 250 species of bird and flora to match. This trip takes you from Kathmandu along the Trishuli River and up to the start of the trail. We then trek through Tamang and Sherpa villages along the Langtang Khola in a fabulous valley which is constantly changing as we gain altitude with a variety of habitats. Keep your eyes open for the birds and mammals! The valley widens at Kyanjin Gompa and here we have the opportunity to climb a viewing peak – Tsergo Ri. We then descend down the Langtang Khola before climbing again to Shing Gompa, where there is a cheese factory originally set up by the Swiss. Close by here is a Red Panda reserve so we should be alert for watching out for the wildlife. From where we trek to Laurabina and Gosainkund sacred lakes, where we are treated to views from the Lantang across the Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna Ranges.
A small viewing point above the sacred lakes provides a sensational Himalayan vista. After crossing the Laurabina Pass we descend through pretty Helembu villages and through Shivapuri National Park back to Kathmandu.
This is definitely an unsung hero of the Nepal National Parks! Langtang Valley And Gosainkund Lakes Trip Notes
The Vital Statistics
- 17 days ex Kathmandu
- 3 nights city hotel B&B
- 13 day lodge based trek
- Maximum Altitude: 4615m
- Daily walking 4-7 hrs
- Tour of Highlights of Kathmandu