1. Visiting holy lakes like Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda etc.
2. Spotting Red Panda in the Langtang Valley.
3. Visiting Helambu region – home of the Hyolmo people.
4. Travel to Sin Gompa – a Buddhist monastery.
5. Beautiful mountain and star view from Chisapani.
Langtang and Gosaikunda circuit trek combines Langtang Valley trek and Gosaikunda Lake trek. We will first enjoy trekking in the Langtang Valley. After that, we will go past Lauribinayak hilltop and head for the Gosaikunda Lake. Gosaikunda lake is believed to have originated when Lord Shiva – bearing severe throat burnt after consuming celestial poison – carved open the ground by striking it with his Trident. Many devotees visit the lake during Janai Purnima, which falls around August.
The highlight of the first part of the trek is the travel to Tserko Ri and Kyanjin Gompa. The Langtang Valley part of the trek starts from Syabrubesi. We will trek to Lama hotel from Syabrubesi. Lama Hotel is a small tea-house. The paths of three major trek routes diverge from here – the Langtang Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek and Gosaikunda circuit trek. We will travel back to Lama Hotel after conquering Tserko Ri and visiting Kyanjin Gompa. We will then head to Shin Gompa. The monastery is followed by the Lauribinyak hilltop, beyond which lies the Gosaikunda lake.
We will take holy dip at the lake and enjoy a beautiful night’s stay in Gosaikunda. From Gosaikunda, we will take an alternate route and come towards Chisapani. Chisapani lies at the outer rim of the Kathmandu valley. Chisapani is a mountain watching spot that also provides an amazing starry view of the night sky. We descend down to Sundarijal from Chisapani and then to Kathmandu.
Trip Route : Kathmandu- Syabrubesi- Lama Hotel- Langtang Village- Tserko Ri- Lama Hotel- Gosaikunda- Laurebina- Chisapani- Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May
The best Island Peak Climbing seasons are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During Spring and Autumn the weather remains clear and favorable for climbing. Climbing is possible during the winter months too, but conditions remain extreme and harsh during this period.
Spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November) are the ideal seasons for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. The daytime temperature is just perfect during this time. It is neither too hot nor too cold during these times. While an autumn trek promises clear skies and stunning mountain vistas, a Spring trek will let you experience the first blooms of the season. Walk on a trail filled with colorful rhododendron trees. Nights on the mountains are usually cold. Above 4,000 meters, you can expect nighttime temperatures to drop as low as -10 degrees.