Langtang - Helambu Region Trekking

Langtang - Helambu Region TrekkingLangtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China. It is Nepal’s first national Park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south – Chimse Danda (ridge), Ganja La Pass (5,122 m), Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).

The trek here is more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. Apart from the spectacular scenery, a visit to the area is an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs, whose craftmanship, language, dress and houses bear their uniqueness. Langtang is also known for its many glaciers - of which there are more than 70 of varying sizes – and high altitude lakes. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, tahr and pika.

Apart from Langtang, treks can be arranged to the holy Gosainkunda Lake at 4.380 m, which covers much of the Langtang National Park, and Helambu. Gosainkunda is said to have been created by Lord Shiva when He thrust his trident into a mountain to dram wter to cool his throat after swallowing poison.