Langtang Gosaikunda trek
Trekking has always been one of the finest forms of travel to enjoy the raw magnificence of nature. Trekking adventures let you enjoy and sink in the beauty of nature without any interference of busy streets and marketplaces. I can call myself a profound Trekker as I have traveled a number of stupendous trekking trails in Nepal and each time I was surprised with a different set of surprises. Very recently I attempted the Langtang-Gosaikunda Trek, a very popular trek in Nepal that is perfectly blended to reward the traveler with astounding views, the thrilling cutting through the vivid landscapes, the diverse flora and fauna, and some really beautiful monasteries along the way. I enjoyed it all in this journey and in that stretch of 17 days, I somehow found my inner self. Now the Langtang-Gosaikunda Trek catches a lot of attention due to the very beautiful and charming Gosaikunda Lake and even the other locations one gets to witness en route to the majestic Chorkari Peak.
So on the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, my ultimate aim was to reach the destination that is the Chorkari peak located at 5050 m above the sea level and a perfect end to an ever beautiful trek. Though Langtang Gosaikunda trek is not a new trek, still even today people are exploring the trek equally as they were used to explore earlier say 10-20 years back. The wonderful history of Gosaikunda attracts you to visit and enjoy the place where such a religious event happened. That itself is more than thrilling, though as my aim was to reach Chorkari Peak, we started from the valley of Langtang.
The first couple of days of my journey I dedicated to the exploration of the very beautiful capital of the country, Nepal. The vibrant colors in the streets and the market places, the distant snow-capped peaks looming the background and the admirable landmarks add to the beauty of the place. In Kathmandu, I visited the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sights, the Buddha Temple, the Monkey Temple, and even the Durbar Square. From Kathmandu, I started on with the journey towards Syabrubesi the next day and from there to Lama Hotel the following day. The savoring sights of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna were captivating. From Lama Hotel, I entered the Langtang Valley via the Langtang Village.
Langtang is quite developed in comparison to other states of Nepal, though it has been into debris at most of the places after the 2015 earthquake which hit badly. In the Langtang valley, I enjoyed visiting the national park as well as the beautiful Trisuli River, where some of my mates enjoyed water sports as well.
The journey kept on getting better and better with each passing day. As I kept on moving forward I also by passed the largest Mani Wall (Buddhist Stupa) of Nepal on way to Kyangjin Gompa. Every walk was gifted with bewildering views of the surrounding mountains and that just enticed me more for the journey. Before reaching Gosaikunda I even paid a visit to another famous monastery, the Shin Gompa and also a small monastery known as the Phulung Monastery.
As I entered the Gosaikunda Lake region, I was totally bewildered with the mesmerizing setting of the famous pilgrimage spot of Nepal. The vast serene lake complimented with enthralling panoramic sights of the surrounding peaks were magnificent. The likes of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Ranges, and Hiunchuli were basking in their own glory. It was a truly delightful sight.
Reaching Chorkari was near, and the excitement was doubling with eight times, hence the excitement geared us to take fewer breaks and move towards our final goal ultimately. Moving ahead on the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake, it was Kyangin Gompa, which tends to be the next overnight stop. We enjoyed the local cheese made of yak milk. From the next morning moving through the natural arches and bridges we moved through Nubamatang, towards the glaciers, and to our final destination. It was when that we were filled with the feeling of accomplishment when we reached laurebina pass which stands high at a height of nearly 4610 m above the sea level to reach the Helambu valley where our destined mountain was situated.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake trek was a journey that has left a mark in my soul and suited me up to attempt many other amazing treks in Nepal. Nepal is often known as the God’s Own Country and once you choose to travel in here, you will know it is given this name. The excitement of walking the thrilling paths and witnessing the most bewitching views can never tame. If you are a traveler looking for an unmatched trekking thrill and also dive in the striking brilliance of nature, Nepal is your place to visit.