Hidden Lake Trek: Discovering Serenity in Nature’s Hidden Gem

The Hidden Lake Trek is a hidden gem tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas, offering trekkers a serene and off-the-beaten-path adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal. This lesser-known trek takes you through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and, as the name suggests, hidden lakes that offer a tranquil retreat away from the bustling crowds of more popular trekking routes.

Located in the Langtang region of Nepal, the Hidden Lake Trek starts from the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where trekkers embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a small town in the Rasuwa district. From there, the trek gradually ascends through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages, providing an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture and witness the daily lives of the Tamang and Sherpa communities.

The trail meanders through the Langtang Valley, known for its breathtaking beauty and stunning landscapes. As trekkers make their way along the trail, they are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. The ever-changing vistas of the mountains, alpine meadows, and cascading waterfalls create a picturesque backdrop for the trekking experience.

One of the highlights of the Hidden Lake Trek is the exploration of the hidden lakes after which the trek is named. As trekkers ascend higher into the mountains, they reach the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, a serene and tranquil body of water nestled amidst the pristine surroundings. Legend has it that this lake was created by Lord Shiva himself, making it a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The emerald green waters of the lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, create a breathtaking sight that leaves trekkers in awe.

The Hidden Lake Trek not only offers stunning natural beauty but also provides an opportunity to encounter unique flora and fauna along the way. The Langtang region is home to diverse wildlife, including the elusive red panda, Himalayan tahr, and various species of birds. Trekkers might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures as they trek through the forests and meadows.

As trekkers continue their journey, they come across traditional mountain villages such as Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Village, and Thulo Syabru. These villages offer a glimpse into the rich local culture and hospitality of the people living in these remote regions. Trekkers can interact with the locals, visit monasteries, and experience the traditional way of life, leaving them with a deeper appreciation for the local communities.

The Hidden Lake Trek is considered a moderate trek suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness. However, it is always recommended to be well-prepared and physically fit before embarking on any trekking adventure. The weather in the Langtang region can be unpredictable, so trekkers should be equipped with proper gear and clothing to tackle changing conditions.

In conclusion, the Hidden Lake Trek is a hidden treasure that promises a peaceful and awe-inspiring experience amidst the Himalayan splendor. The serenity of the hidden lakes, the beauty of the landscapes, and the cultural encounters along the way make this trek a truly unforgettable journey. For those seeking a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path adventure, the Hidden Lake Trek offers a perfect escape into the tranquil beauty of nature’s hidden gem.

Trekking in Annapurna  region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum 2 person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Remote part but most beautiful trek in Nepal
  2. Highland flora & fauna
  3. Panoramic mountain views 

Grade : Hard / strenuous 

Elevation: Max. 4350 Meters. (Hidden Lake)

Accommodation : Tea house +Tented camp

Food: Continental 

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is different for each trek. these are common requirement of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Hidden Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 11: Fly out to your own destination or extra activities (visit Pokhara , chitwan & Lumbini are recommended).

Hidden Lake Trek cost Includes/Excludes

Hidden Lake Trek cost Includes

  • Day to day Itinerary for Hidden Lake Trek
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1350m).
  • Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour and trekking preparation
  • Trek start
  • Day 03: Drive to Kimche then trek to Tadapani
  • Day 04 : Trek to Dobato
  • Day 05: Trek to Purne
  • Day 06 : Trek to Hidden lake and explore it and back to Purne
  • Day 07 : Trek to Tiribung
  • Day 08: Trek to Chhomrong
  • Day 09: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
  • Trek end
  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Hidden Lake Trek cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide

Hidden Lake Trek map

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Hidden Lake Trek: Discovering Serenity in Nature’s Hidden Gem