Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site devotees of Lord Shiva. During Janai Purnima, the place is visited by thousands. Villages we pass during the trek are mostly formed by Tamang communities, predominantly influenced by Tibetan cultural practices.
Gosaikunda Lake trek is a part of Langtang National Park in which our main destination is the freshwater lake of Gosaikunda. The trek involves walking through streams and suspension bridges as well as traversing rhododendron and pine forests. Moreover, we get a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Langtang region.
A Place of Religious Prominence
The lake of Gosaikunda is not only trekking heaven but also a holy site. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider the lake sacred for several reasons. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva made this lake by thrusting his trident into the mountain. During the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims come and take a bath on the lake. The lake feeds water to the Trishuli River. Moreover, it remains frozen during the six months from October to June. In addition, there are about 100 lakes in the vicinity of Gosaikunda.
Navigating Remote Locations
The trek to Gosaikunda Lake Trek starts at Thulo Bharkhu, which is a couple hours’ drive from Kathmandu. We ascend through rhododendron forests and reach Chisapani where we spend our first night. Chisapani provides some splendid views of Langtang along with jugal Himal mountain ranges. We hike further through the cultural villages of Brahmins, Chettri, Newar, and Tamang. After that, we tread along the trail to Magen Goth and then to Phedi. We then ascend to Lauribinayak via the Lauribinayak Pass (4165 m). The pass offers some excellent views of Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. After hiking further, we reach the Gosaikunda Lake. After exploring the lake, we will descend to Chandan Bari. From there, we descend further, crossing rhododendron forests, villages, terraces and farmlands, before reaching Dhunche. We then take a 7-hour drive to Kathmandu from there.
Gosaikunda Lake Trek is best to do in autumn and spring. It offers a combination of Glacial Lakes, rhododendron forests, snow peaks, and traditional settlements. It is one of the most satisfying treks in northern Nepal.
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