Gosaikunda lake trek
Holidays come once in a year, but the experience could be once in a lifetime. The lovely Gosainkunda Lake trek is one such epic as we hike through exquisite meadows and lush hamlets that take us through the challenging Laurebinayak Pass at 4609 meter and the rest is history. Trek to Gosaikunda lake is a pretty short trek with long refreshing memories.
Our vacation begins as we explore the glorious holy Gosainkund Lake while hiking through isolated trails and walk into ethnic Tamang villages vibrant with life even in these harsh but captivating areas that gives us deep insights into life and how it’s lived in this region. The Gosainkunda lakes are geographically based in the Langtang region north of Kathmandu and the foot-falls in this area are few in comparison to the Annapurna and Everest regions; and this is something any trekker heading to this region would like…right to the hilt. It’s absolutely superb in the Autumn because the blue skies are sparkling clear we are gifted with awesome sights of the towering peak of Langtang Lirung at (7246m), and other well known peaks; but in the springtime, it’s another amazing story with these trails that offer a bounty of beautiful rare birds and pretty flowers that would even make the biblical King Solomon jealous. Springtime in the Langtang region would be ideally suited for bird lovers. Our hike plods along the glaciers below Langtang Lirung, and maybe even the peaks of Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri for some of the most breathtaking vistas imagined, and the fabulous sacred lake at Gosainkund, which attracts hindu pilgrims from all over the universe brings us a special peace that’s so hard to find in a maddening world that seems to go astray by the day.
On our way to the Gosainkunda Lakes trek, our trail takes us through an opening that brings us to an alpine plateau with wonderful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. If you do the ‘Langtang Valley Trek’, you haul up in an area where from your teahouse lodges at Kyangin Gompa you can roam across the inspiring glaciated upper valley ringed in by tall Himalayan peaks. Our journey up to Gosainkunda takes us through some high alpine territory that begins our hike across the Laurebinayak pass decked with Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the wind whispering odes of prayers for the souls of the departed. From here we descend to Gul Bhanjyang with exclusive views towards north of the Himalayas and south to the forested hills beyond and to the city of Kathmandu as our holidays wrap up after enjoying some of the most joyful experiences we had on this short trek that gave us so much to remember.