Langtang-Gosaikunda- Helambu Trek is a circuit trekking trail starting in Langtang Valley heading to Gosaikunda Lake and ending in Helambu valley. This long trek is considered to be a non- technical and suitable for every trekker and age group. It covers three iconic trekking trails namely Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu valley all lie in the Langtang region north of Kathmandu valley. For every trekker, it is the most effective way to explore the holy Lake Gosaikunda, Lurebina La Pass, Rhododendron forests and various species of flora and fauna along the route. During the full moon day in August thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims including the locals visit the sacred lake of Gosaikunda to pay religious homage every year.
The main attraction of LangtangGosaikundaHelambu Trek is to view the blooming of rhododendrons especially in Spring and walk through bamboo forests sighting an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over huge boulders, a chance to swim in the river, enjoy magnificent views of the snow-covered Himalayan Mountain range. While walking through traditionally built ethnic Tamang heritage villages, one will experience local culture, the way of life of the villagers and religious practices. Besides one will also get an opportunity to climb small peaks, visit Nepal’s oldest Cheese factory, glaciers and scared lakes along the route. Most of the trekking routes of LangtangGosaikundaHelambu fall into Langtang National Park that offers pine and rhododendron forests, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, grassy sloping land and meadows strewn with alpine flowers. The way to Gosaikunda Lake climbs more steeply through farmlands above the tree line to that of an alpine ridge. While trekking to scared high altitudes lakes one can witness a beautiful Himalayan panorama. At Kyanjing one can experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful Monastery every morning and at the Buddhist festivals.
In the beautiful Sherpa land of Helambu one will explore the locally popular Tibetan monasteries and experience Tibetan culture and tradition. Helambu valley is also as popular as Langtang valley for its natural beauty, wonderful climate, superb views of snow-covered mountains and friendly Yolmo also pronounced as Hyolmo tribes. They have their own language and follow Yolmo culture. Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu Trekkingcould be the best trekking destination for those who want to enjoy natural landscape, distinct cultural practices along with biodiversity in the Langtang region of Nepal.