Langtang Gosaikunda trek is one of the most accessible treks in Nepal which combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountains, glaciers and lakes at Gosaikunda. Langtang valley trekking is full of wonder due to fascinating local history, culture and lifestyle, glaciers and mountains, and flora and fauna. Gosaikunda lake, the major highlight of the trip is holy and spiritual to both Hindus and Buddhists alike. The lake is visited every year by thousands of visitors during the full- moon time in May and August. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition Company organize Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking throughout the year.
The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be reached on the second day. From here you will have spectacular view of Langtang Region.At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a rapid descent to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.
Talking about the history of Gosaikunda, According to Hindu mythology- when the God jolted the primitive ocean to produce remedy of enduring life, the poison was also produced along with the remedy to protect the universe from this poison, Lord Shiva drank it. So, the throat of Lord Shiva is still blue because of the effect of the poison. To cool down his fiery throat, Lord Shiva hit his weapon into the rock creating three springs which finally resulted in the formation of beautiful lakes. Finally, Lord Shiva drank the water of the lakes and got relief from the pain. Hence, in this way, the lake Gosaikunda was formed.