Trekking is all about extracting the best of nature and gaze at some of the most brilliant sights of Mother earth. Trekking journey also offers a sumptuous dive into some of the most thrilling trails and rewards the trekkers with an astounding experience that one can cherish for a long time. My trekking expeditions to various lands have made me understand that once you chose to walk on a daunting trail, a bucket full of surprises awaits you. The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek that I attempted recently was nothing less than amazement. From the surreal beauty of Kathmandu to the diverse nature of Nepal, this was a trek that has created a lasting impression in my life.
The main attractions on the trek;
Well, the journey was highly anticipated and throughout the walk of long 17 days I was never out of outstanding sights. Like any other trek, this journey also had some primary attraction spots and along the way, I did enjoy the sublime sights in the Langtang – Helambu trek.
From the majestic and humongous view of Langtang Mountain range which includes the main mountains Jirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorjelakapato the serene ambiance of the vast Gosaikunda Lake, this was a trail perfectly blended to deliver the most astonishing sights. The mountains were snow-capped and filled with bewildering beauty. The likes of the mighty ranges were complemented with the subtropical forest which was blessed with a lot of vegetation. Apart from all these the wonderful lake of Gosaikunda always attracts a number of trekkers because of the beautiful location. Here I visited the ancient temple of Lord Shiva (A Hindu Deity) which itself is nearly 3000 years old and filled myself with a sublime experience.
Location of the trek;
The location of the journey was perfectly placed in the captivating Langtang National park complemented with the most satisfying and alluring views of the enthralling Langtang Range.Walking and exploring the biosphere reserve was a different set of experience.
Best time to visit;
The Best time to go on this trek is the time that I attempted and that was between February – May. The enthusiast travelers out there can also choose to conquer this destination even in between September – December. During the months of July and August, it is not advisable to trek as it is the rainy season and the trek becomes slippery inviting accident and injuries.
As I carried forward with my journey from Kathmandu each day was filled with the most astonishing raw beauty of Nepal. The first couple of days to Syabrubesi and Lama Hotel was filled with an amazing walk and complimented with some highly enticing views of the Manaslu Range, the majestic Annapurna Group of Peaks and even the savoring Ganesh Himal mountain. My walk to the beautiful Langtang Village was surely one of a fascinating ride that did give me a deeper insight into the local lifestyle and culture of the people. The Kyangjin Gompa was a cherishing delight that rewarded me with a chance to rejuvenate my soul from within. Through the other destinations, while I reached the Gosaikunda Lake, I was totally enthralled with the artistic setting of the lake. The panoramic picturesque of the region surrounding the lake was bewildering and I was even dumbfounded with the vast lake.
The journey forward was lined with some other remarkable places like Ghopte, Melamchigaon, Tarkeghyang and Sermathang. Each place had something unique in store for me. From the thrilling trails to the monasteries of the region, the places also rewarded me with stupendous sights of many different ranges. On my way back I stopped at the capital, Kathmandu and also spent an extra day to explore the city.
The UNESCO World Heritage Sights and the monasteries were fabulous. The lip smacking delicacies and the busy market streets were something any traveler will cherish forever.