The Langtang region is the nearest mountain range from Kathmandu city and is situated in the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenery here is spectacular and the trek is more adventurous but there is less number of visitors compared to the Annapurna and Everest regions. The journey starts with a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu valley to Syahrubesi. You will trek through the rugged terrains and cross the dense bamboo, oaks, pine and maple forests towards the beautiful and scenic Langtang valley. Langtang Valley is the largest settlement of the Tamang community where you can explore and experience the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the local villagers. From Langtang valley, the trekking trail heads towards the beautiful Kyanjin Valley.
Then, you hike to a rugged valley after Bamboo and climb uphill to the village of Thulo Syabru. From this point, a trek to the holy lake of Gosainkunda (4,380m) that is very important to the Hindu and Buddhist people is a must for curious trekkers. In a full moon day in August, hundreds of pilgrims will come to worship the lake for good luck and blessings. From Gosainkunda, the trail ascends up to the Laurabina Pass at an elevation of 4610m. This place gives you the most magnificent views of the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Gangchempo, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri, Yala peak, Naya Kang, Morimoto peak and a few massive glaciers in the region. After crossing the Laurabina Pass, the trail will lead you to beautiful villages in the Helambu region. The main ethnic groups of these villages are Sherpa and Hyolmo. In Helambu, you may discover prominent Tibetan gompas and learn about the Tibetan culture.
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