The Hindu and Buddhist shrine Gosainkund is situated in the north part of the capital city Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers majestic Himalayan scenery from west to east in all its totality. People believe that the Lake had created by Lord Shiva through his Trishul (trident) when he was suffering intoxication from swallowing poison. After drinking this cool water he was relieved of the toxicity and since then Gosainkunda Lake has been a rewarding place for many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. Hindus believe that the image of Mahadev (Shiva) can be seen on the middle surface of the water still now. This large image will remain in the tranquil Lake Shiva is presiding over. This is the Origin spot of the Trishuli River. There are 108 lakes in this area but the most popular lakes are Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda, and Ganeshkunda; all of which are nearby each other. Every year these sacred places are visited by thousands of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims during the full moon of August known as Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread Festival). This Year the festival fall on 31st August 2023, Thursday.
As head towards the Gosainkunda Lake, the trail goes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forests with veracities vegetation. This is home to various wildlife, if lucky enough, you might be seeing red Panda and boar while walking. The birds chirp their melodies song during dawn and dusk meanwhile the mountains become colorful just before your eyes. Gosaikunda Trip offers numerous mountains view, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Most of the time, you have sight of the Langtang Himal range. Tamang is the main inhabitants of this area who physically and culturally resemble Tibetan people. Their culture is still thriving traditionally, it is untouched by modernization. Langtang Hike exposes the unique culture, people's live hood, and spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in the monastery which dates back to around 1300 A.D. Still, people are following the polyandry marriage system.
The Gosaikunda Lake Trek route goes through the traditional Tamang villages and inside the Langtang National Park. Scenic a 117 km drive from the capital city Kathmandu to Sano Bharku (1,860m) via Dhunche, we begin the trek to Thulo Syabru Gaun. The trail ascends through the hillside ridge with several villages Chandanbari (Sing Gumba), Cholang Pati, and Laurebinayak to the Gosainkunda (4460m). This is the same trail that crosses over Laurebinayak Pass (4,609m) to the Helambu Region. The view from Gosainkunda is amazing. As Gosainkunda is holy and serene, this trip is known as a Pilgrimage trip as well. About one hour ascending from Gosaikund, you will get to Surya Peak (5,145m), from where you have the best scenery with a 360-degree view of the east-to-west great Himalayan range and landscape. Explore around Gosainkunda holy lake the trail retraces until Chandanbari then turns right to the Thulo Subaru. Here we drive back from Syabrubesi 132km to Kathmandu. This is a very popular tea house trek but it is possible to organize it as a Camping Trek as well. This trek can do in 7 Days from Dhunche in the shortest time, but you may extend the trip combined with some other side trips.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is highly recommended for those trekkers who wish to see mountain scenery, traditional culture, and religious site. It can be arranged throughout the whole year around but March to May and August to November is the best time. We at Nepal Mother House are glad to organize your Gosaikunda Trekking with expert local Guides and Porters accordingly to your schedule and requirements. This will certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!