Nepal: 17 days Langtang Gosain Kunda Trekking
Langtang and Helambu is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. And it is located centrally in Nepal north of Kathmandu. It offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights. The three major areas are Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu. And you can combine trekking in many different ways to make treks from seven to 16 days long.
Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. So it is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north. And Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south. Similarly, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the east end of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in 1971.
- Duration: 17 days.
- Best season: Sep-Dec & Feb – May.
- Trekking grade: C+ (Strenuous ).
- Altitude: 4,300 m.
- Trek Starting Point: Shyabrubesil.
- Ending Point: Dhunchel.
- Culture: In this region, one can explore different communities with a majority of Gurung, Magar, and Poon.
- Mode of Trekking: this trekking is Popular for Tea houses (lodge trek). But the trek operates either a tea house or a camping trek on request.
- Himalayan Sights: Langtang Lirung (7246m) Yala peak (5,500m), Langshisha Ri (6310m.) Gang Chhenpo (6388m) Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, Hiunchuli.
- Highlight: Three major regions offer the greatest diversity in both nature and culture with the least effort of any trek in Nepal. You can see the holy lake Gosain Kund.