Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, an adventure of great scenic and cultural country walk, around the north of Kathmandu. The nearest Himalayan Mountain Range from the capital of Nepal takes you to awesome and picturesque areas. Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, allow trekkers an opportunity to immerse themselves within the lovely local cultures of native Tamang and Halo. The indigenous hill tribes of Central Himalaya include massive Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges of peaks. A scenic trek in the shade of giant snow peaks
of Langtang Himal, exploring beautiful traditional farm villages. Festooned with Buddhist religious culture and custom of age-old heritage custom in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.
The first part of the adventure takes you to the famous Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa, a popular and fabulous trek. Begins with an exciting overland journey from Kathmandu
to reach the starting point of the walk from Syabrubesi village. Located within the district of Rasuwa, also links to the border of Tibet / China at a mere distance of 76 km towards straight north, while our route diverts to the northeast on the scenic path to Langtang valley at Kyanjin
. The route leads above into a beautiful dense forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks with thick bamboo thickets. Which makes excellent habitation for the elusive Red Panda rarely seen on treks, which looks more like a raccoon.
As walking progress entering into a river gorge heading through Langtang village, and then suddenly the shady area opens. Into a wide-open valley where the famous Kyanjin Gompa is located, enclosed within an array of high snow-clad peaks. Spending two overnights at Kyanjin for acclimatization before heading towards holy Gosainkunda and Laraubinaya-La Pass
. Where one can hike to higher hills and ridges above Kyanjin on top Tserko-Ri and Kyanjin-Ri at 4,700 m. Great way to get acclimatize adding extra heights facing a breathtaking panorama of the snow mountain range of central Himalaya peaks. The mountains surround both sides of the valley, from here towards our next destination heading eastern areas of Langtang Himal.
After an enjoyable moment around scenic Langtang valley, and around Tamang villages
of great interesting Buddhist culture. The adventure takes you to higher ridges on exploring the Tamang farm villages of Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa. Walking into the beautiful cool shade of the coniferous forest, then tree lines stop for short bush and shrubs. As our route leads into an open well-exposed high country to reach holy Gosainkunda. The highest overnight stop at 4,460 m high before crossing over Laraubinaya-La Pass at 4, 609 m. Gosainkunda, one of the major and important pilgrimage
and a holy spot for all Hindu religions. A place of great myth, Hindu followers believe that the glacial pond was created by Lord Shiva. When he drank a lethal poison to save the earth and earthly beings, spread by the devils.
Lord Shiva then with his mighty weapon a trident or Trisul struck on the ground. Desperately in need of freshwater to drink to dilute the poison, he consumed which formed into 108 ponds. At present exists fewer than dozen ponds around this sacred place, the main holy pond is Gosainkund. Where once a year in August, during Full Moon time known as Janai Purnima religious festival takes place. Thousands of devotees pay homage and take a dip and bathe in the icy pond. Believing that it relinquishes the sin of a thousand lifetimes, a great pray and worship take place on this religious event. A great holy spot Gosainkunda to experience on this wonderful adventure, as trek slowly leads to other ends of Langtang region
A steep climb towards the highest point of Laraubinaya-La Pass at 4, 609 m / 15, 100 feet high. But worth the climb facing alluring views of surrounding beautiful country landscapes, as walk leads to long descend. On reaching the bottom on a gradual trail back into lush green vegetation and tree lines with few short ups. To reach into Helambu area at impressive village of Tarke-Gyang, home of small hill tribe the Hyalmo people. A similar culture of Tamang and Sherpa is interwoven to the Buddhism religion, where one can witness nice houses with intricate Tibetan style design.
The area of Helambu is also famous for its delicious apples and craftsmanship, a great place to explore around the village. Including the old monastery Ama Yangri situated on top of the village, of great interest steeped with age-old traditional custom. After an impressive and wonderful time at Helambu, our adventure slowly comes to an end. Where walk leads to the last village of Helambu at Sermathang, an interesting village, and then on the drive to Kathmandu. A scenic drive towards the warmer low valley and then up to Dhulikhel
, an old Newar town famous for sunrise and mountain panorama. From here a short drive brings you into the hustle, bustle busy city life of Kathmandu to complete our mesmerizing adventure
on Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu Trek.