Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking | Tea House Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the most remote trekking route to the Himalayans connecting spectacular valley of Langtang with the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda. Following the Trisuli river north out of Kathmandu, the trekking route travels through Trisuli bazaar and Dhunche to Syarubensi, a Sherpa village located at the edge of the Langtang national park. The trekking routes eye-catching landscape and provides affinity to Nepalese /Tibetan /Sherpa and Tamang culture.
The name “Langtang” means “Monks looking for lost Yak”. The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is a basic tea house trek, meaning lodging and fooding are provided in lodges and home stay. The majority of trekkers hire a guide or porter but many prefers to trek independently too. The best month suggested for the trek are mid-September to mid-December.
As mentioned Langtang Gosaikunda trek is a tea house trek, one doesn’t have to pack heavy. You can buy the basic essentials during the trek. Food is quite awesome considering the altitude and remoteness. It’s safe and best. The guest houses provide “hot water shower” for about $3-$4. Hot drinking water can be pretty expensive and it is recommended to treat all water before using it for drinking purposes.
The highpoints of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek are numerous. The main attractions of this trek are the Kyanjing Gompa , grand forests of rhododendrons and bamboo, eye-catching waterfalls flowing over massive rocks, a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, splendid views of the snowcapped giant Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) and visiting the Holy lake of Gosaikunda among others.
After the earthquake of 2015, the route was closed for quite some time but after thorough inspection it was opened back for the trekkers. Almost all trails are cleared off and are safe. But crossing the glaciers can be difficult. A guide from Government Register company or Trekking supporter (porter) is very much recommended before attempting any daring adventure.