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Everything you need to know before trek to Langtang region on Nepal.Here are the ultimate Guide to Gosaikunda Lake and Langtang Valley Trek. Nepal, the land of the Himalayas and trekker's paradise is among the best travel destinations in the world. Nepal is a glorious haven for travel and a plethora of adventure activities. This naturally rich country in the world is an epitome of natural grandiosity and miscellany. Nepal is situated in South Asia and is a dreamland for travelers and nature enthusiasts. The towering mountain peaks, world heritage sites, over 6000 rivers, diverse landscape, and enriched culture and tradition are the reasons attracting every traveling soul.
Trekking in the Himalayas always has been an adventure of a lifetime to many of traveling souls, adventurers, and nomads. Trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal has changed one's perspective of the mountains and people. One will quickly get intoxicated to the culture and the aura of the Himalayas thereby crafting wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime, some obsessed with an intact wish to travel again to the Himalayas and some living with it. The legendary Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are the two most sought after treks in the world. Besides, many remarkable treks lead off-the-beaten paths in the stunning landscape of Nepal, and Langtang region is considered superbly beautiful after Annapurna and Everest region. That being said, Langtang valley trek and Gosaikunda Lake Trek are two dominant treks in the Langtang region of Nepal. If you care for Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we have articles on things to know before trekking to Everest base camp trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In this post, we will prepare the ultimate guide to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek.
The best seasons for the trek are Spring and Autumn. However, some people opt for the winter season for trekking to Gosaikunda lake. The snow-clad mountains and hill in winter season are eye-catching sights along the trekking trail to Gosaikunda. The grandiosity of frozen Gosaikunda Lake resembles a cinematic background and are heart-stirring sceneries. But spring and autumn season are highly preferred by the majority of the trekkers. The weather remains balmy and not to mention, the clear skies and variegated landscapes contribute to your pleasant trip. Langtang Valley offers superbly exquisite presentation during spring and autumn season, speciall during March, April, and May the marvelous Langtang Valley is admirable and heavenly.
You will require entry permit for Langtang National Park and Trekkers Information Management System card (TIMS) issued by Nepal Tourism Board. Your tour operator will arrange these permits. Make sure you bring a couple of copies of passport sized photographs for the permits. Please note that these two permits are compulsory. For the price, TIMS card will cost you around $20 and 30$ for Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
Hiring guide and porter for Gosaikunda and Langtang Valley Trek is an option; however, it is highly suggested that you hire one for your trek. It is always blissful to embark on an adventure to the Himalayas with local guide and porter. The prime perk of hiring guide is safety and successful trip. Besides, a guide will help you access the situation of the trek and tackle the difficult situation. In the end, it is always memories that counts and guide and porter will contribute in every way for wonderful memories to reminisce throughout life. When it comes to guiding, Sherpa guide is by far the best. Sherpa is local mountain-dweller, well acquainted with altitude and mountains. Their mountaineering and expedition skills are laudable. We are 100% Local Sherpa owned & operated company, and we are mountains Specialists "No one Knows Himalayas as we do."
Langtang Valley trails are full of teahouses and lodges owned by local people. The good news here is the accommodations are quite cheaper as compared to those in the Annapurna and Everest region. The amenities here are basic yet comfy and cozy. Expect to sleep in rooms on twin share basis that facilitates a pair of bed sheets, pillows, a small table, a warm blanket, a thin mattress and mobile charging sockets. The bathroom (squat toilet) are in a walking distance, usually outside bedrooms. They serve local food menus like Noodle, Daal Bhat, vegetable curry, pancakes and bread, porridge, eggs items, soups, cheese products, mushroom soups, pasta, tea, and coffee, etc. The staple food, rice, and lentil soup are famous and readily available throughout the trek. Tamang people have enticing culture and tradition; their lifestyle will certainly allure you, and distinct language is something to listen to and interpret. Try it out; it is worthy. It is an opportunity to relish with an opportunity to indulge and immerse into the local lifestyle and culture, not to mention the people are welcoming and wonderful.
The foothill of the Langtang Valley is blessed with the picturesque Himalayas ranging from an elevation of 5520m to 7234m. The panoramic views of the Himalayas are breath-taking. The trekking trail along the verdant forest flaunts magnificent mountains like Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Changbu (6781m), Yala Peak (5520m), Morimoto (6150m) and surrounding peaks. The snow-capped hills in the winter season is another highlight of the Gosaikunda and Langtang Valley. The trekking trails covered with snow and stunning landscapes are something that will baffle you.
Now that we have mentioned that trekking trails of Langtang valley and Gosaikunda pass through lush forests of Langtang National Park, expect to witness exotic flora and fauna. The deep gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola and dense rhododendron forests, oak forests, and maple forest are home to teeming wildlife. You will encounter Deers, Gray langur, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, elusive red panda and snow leopard along with tamed wildlife like yaks, cows, mules.
Practicing Responsible Travel has been an indispensable part for both tour operator and travelers in the modern era. Responsible travel is all about responsibility; responsibility of tour operator, government, hoteliers, local people, and most importantly tourist to pledge and practice for a better world. It is being socially and culturally conscious while traveling for positive impacts on environmental and social aspects thereby minimizing negative impacts on social, cultural and ecological aspects. It also encompasses activities for the booming local economy and contributing to the conservation of cultural heritage and treasure of mother nature.