About Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
This incredible Langtang Gosaikunda trek is about the combination of astounding voyage, magnificent views along with the experience of the spiritual standard of living. In this expedition you get the opportunity to view the splendid lakes of Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda.
According to legend, Lord Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to find water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to wipe out the world. Lord Shiva drank lethal poison and collected it in his throat. The poison was the outcome during the process of churning elixir in the ocean. Entire world was threatened by the poison and to save the world from its impact Lord Shiva drank it. Due to the burning of poison he arrived at the area of Langtang where he struck his trident (Trishul) and that formed Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. He drank water form Gosainkunda and was relived from the burning. There are108 lakes in this area. The size of lakes varies from small to medium.
This trek 'Langtang Gosaikunda' has mythological importance too. To pay homage to Lord Shiva many Hindu devotees visit Gosainkunda during the full moon day of August. People change their cord (janai) after taking dip in holy Gosainkunda. It is reported that more than 150,000 Hindu take bath here during Janai Purnima every year.
The site is also popular for preserving endangered species like Red Panda. Besides, if you are lucky then you also get opportunity to see snow leopard, blue sheep, wild boar, Himalayan thar, musk deer and many other species of wild mammals.
It also preserves different kind of flora like rhododendron, pine, oak and many more.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek offers you with assortment of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers, Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m) and mountain lakes.
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking is a combined package whch gives you an opportunity to explore entire Langtang Region in just 17 days. It is an exotic walk to sacred Lakes through Langtang National Park. Lush green vegetation, hills, water streams and snow-capped peaks will make your trip sensational. You also enjoy Tamang and Sherpa culture while on this trek. It is a kind of its own cultural trek.
Helambu is popular for sweet apples and Hyolmo culture. Tamang here are regarded as Hyolmo. They are registered as 59th ethnic indigenous group of Nepal. Their unique culture and tradition lures many tourists.
You begin the Langtang trek from Syabrubesi. The trail expands elevation as you make your way along the Langtang Khola. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m/10,925ft), you travel through Lama Hotel, you can savor glorious views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. Moving on to Gosainkunda, you will get once in a lifetime opportunity to view and inhale the power of sacred pilgrimage site. The next is to enjoy the amusing villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang (2,621m/8,599ft), previous to heading back to Kathmandu.