On the ride to Langtang and Gosaikund Lake, Langtang Valley lies northwest of Kathmandu, overshadowed to the north by Langtang Lirung mountain, 7,246 m above sea level. The uniqueness of this trek is that the area is visited by far fewer trekkers compared to the Annapurna or Everest areas, given its proximity to Kathmandu. With stunning scenery, the route takes us through villages and forests to the top of the Langtang Valley, surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers, and is rewarded with spectacular close-up views of the Langtang and Jugal Himals. There is a chance to climb either Kyanjin Ri at 4.350 m or Tsergo Ri at 4.984 m for even more incredible mountain views. Then we head south and trek to the Gosainkund Lakes, an important place for Hindu pilgrimage. Crossing the Laurebena Pass, we enter the unspoilt valley of Helambu, which we follow back to Kathmandu.