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Langtang and Gosainkund Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Experience trekking in Nepal on this Langtang Valley trek
From Nepal's lively capital city to the Sherpa farmland of Helambu, this trekking adventure will have you hiking through forests of oak, bamboo groves and rhododendrons, ascending well above the Langtang River before descending slightly into the holy lakes of Gosainkund. Experience the unspoilt and culturally interesting Helambu Valley and gain a closer insight into the village life of its Sherpa inhabitants. The seemingly quiet trails, magnificent views of the Himalayas, rich variety of flora and fauna, and unique Tamang culture make this teahouse trek stand out from the rest.
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Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.
A Sherpa village at over 1,400m, Syabrubensi is the trailhead for treks into the Langtang Valley.
The Langtang Khola runs through a deep gorge, lined with forests of oak and rhododendron and rich in wildlife and colourful flowers.
Surrounded by grazing yaks and fields of wheat, buckwheat and potatoes, the houses of Langtang Village are built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style.
Surrounded by towering peaks, Kyanjin Gompa is a traditional monastery which retains a sense of local reverence amidst some of the most stunning mountain views in Nepal.
A small collection of lodges in the forest, Lama Hotel is a beautiful place for a rest.
The Sherpa village of Syabru lies in a wonderful area with diverse vegetation and an amazing array of bird species.
A small monastrey set on a ridge, Sing Gompa commands panaramic views over the surrounding valleys.
A sacred place of pilgrimage in the summer, the holy lake of Gosainkund is said to have been created by the Hindu god, Shiva.
At 4,610m, the summit of Laurebena Pass offers magnificent views of the mountains to the north and west, as well as superb vistas of the Nepal midlands.
The unspoilt Helambu Valley features forests of giant Himalayan oak, fascinating Sherpa villages and spectacular views of the Himalaya - Annapurna in the west, Everest in the east.
Nepal's largest and most modern city, Kathmandu's amazing cultural and artistic heritage still reveals itself in hidden temples, craft markets and and tiny workshops.
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