Langtang Helambu Trekking

Langtang Helambu Trekking

Langtang is a spectacular valley situated in Langtang national park 1710 sq. km. Langtag National park extends over part of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok districts in the middle of Himalaya to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. Its represents a meeting point between indo-Malayan and Pale arctic realms, and holds a rich biodiversity.

Trekking in Langtang or Helambu contains a wide variety of climate zones, from subtropical to alpine zone. The weather is also relatively dry except January-February when one may come across snow.Autumn is the best time to visit the Park. By April bursts of red, pink, and while rhododendrons stretch into towering canopies of fir and oak forests. Advent of warm weather makes the Yak and Chauri herds ascend to higher elevation, making occasional camps in the pasturelands, to follow years of tradition. From June to august, skies are heavy with monsoon rains. During August, a lively festival at Gosaikunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims and September witnesses’ spectacular display of wild flowers, while livestock herds, once again, return to lower pastures. About 25% of the area is covered by forest, offering you the opportunity to experience the varieties of ethnicity, wildlife, flora and fauna. People living in this area are mostly Tamangs and Sherpa's and in Langtang village Tibetan origin people fllowing the Tibetan language and culture. The temperate zone 1500 to 4000 meters is covered mainly by Sal, Chirpine, oak, Nepalese larch, different species of Rhododendron such as R. arboretum, R. barbatum, R. campanulatum, and R. lepidotum (scrubs), birch, silver fir, Sorbus microphyla. Langtang's expansive high meadows provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk deer and Himalayan tahr. Langtang area treks is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 250 species of birds. Autumn is the best time to visit the state. 

Langtang Helambu trekking have mainly three trekking routes; Langtang Valley trek, Helambu treks and Gosaikunda Lake trekking cover much of the Langtang National park and the southern Helambu region. Langtang and Helambu regions are connected through Lauribina pass treks and Ganjala Pass treks. All routes have the facilities of locally operated teahouse except Ganjala high Pass trekking. Ganjala Pass treks is the technical high pass organizing few nights on camp. Ganjala pass treks offers a choice of moderate to more difficult hiking with duration ranging from two or three weeks.

Explore trailside wilderness, near Ghora Tabela and Kyanjin hill top view point (Kyanjin), and cultural heritage sites, notably in Langtang village, Melamchighyang, Tarkeghayang, and Shemathang will be well rewarded. One has to be self sustaining to venture remote areas of the this area such as Panch Pokhari (five lakes), east of Helambu, the toe of Langshisa glacier, and upper level valley from Kyanjin gomba, and over the challenging Ganja La pass treks in upper Langtang Valley. Gosaikunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims every August.

Langtang Helambu Trekking Trips

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

Gosaikunda trekking has been incorporated in Langtang National park, Spring of Trisuli River. Gosaikunda is the site of several sacred lakes that lies north from Kathmandu between Helambu and Langtang ...
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Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Nagarkot lies at an altitude of 2175 meters and is located 30 km north east of Kathmandu. If weather is good, one can see great views of Himalayas including Annapurna, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri ...
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Ganjala Pass Trekking

Ganjala Pass trekking lies into upper Langtang valley combine with Helamabu region. It is in northern part Kathmandu. Ganjala pass is one of the famous high pass in Nepal which proposes with physical ...
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Helambu Trekking

Helambu or Helmu is name of a region at the northern end of the Malemchi Khola valley. Helambu is derived from the local words for potato (He) and radish (Labu), the two principle upland crops in that ...
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Langtang Kyanjing Gomba Trek

Langtang means, (Lang +Tang) Lang “Yak” and Tang “to follow” hence the name Yak to follow valley. Langtang kyanging Gomba trek is narrow valley situated 195 Km north of Kathmandu, lies close to the Ti ...
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Langtang Lauribina Pass Trek

Langtang valley and Gosaikund Lauribina pass trekking has been include in Langtang National park. Langtang, a Himalayan valley, is inhabited by Tamnag and Tibetan (Bhote) people and provides a glimpse ...
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Manaslu Larky Pass Trekking

Duration: 20 days, Trip Cost: US$ 1263, Program Type: Trekking
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Fred Santoro I´m a brazilian guy and went hiking in Nepal back in 2003 and was fortunate enough to meet Suman, the best sherpa you can ever dream of, not only because he´s very experienced and explain all the culture of the nepali people for us, but also because he´s very VERY funny, a fantastic man. 10 years later, we´re still friends a ... Read More
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