Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek
The Langtang valley is aptly called "the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain - view is spectacular. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring in to the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild premolar. In the upper part of valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with icebergs floating on them and water of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of solid ice. Gosainkunda, regarded as sacred land in Hinduism, is dotted with lakes atop the mountain, offering a quiet respite. There are few visitors outside of those who come for the summer festival. Helambu: People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. The town name means temple of "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, follows the Bhutanese style. Langtang trek is on the area of Tibetan culture and home of Yak and Helambu trek is on the area of Sherpa culture. It is great combination of mountain and culture different. The trek starts from Sybru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3,049).From here we trek to Tserkuri (5184m) and have an excellent view of mountain. Then we trek back to Lama Hotel then ascend to Gosankund, a beautiful holy lake on an elevation of 4200m. After spending night here we ascend to Lauribina -La Pass and come to Tarkeghyang and follow helambu trail. Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. Trekking hours will be 5-7 hours per day.