Langtang & Helambu

The mountains north of Kathmandu offer a great range of trekking choices, all within a day's drive of the capital. The major areas are the Langtang Valley, the sacred alpine lakes of Gosainkund and the rolling Sherpa farmland of Helambu. And these are easily combined in different ways to make a trek lasting from 7 to 16 days.

Langtang

Langtang is a narrow valley sandwiched between the Himalayan range to the north, bordering Tibet, and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Though it is close to Kathmandu, the region sees far fewer trekkers than Everest and Annapurna.

Helambu

Helambu lacks the mountain views of Langtang and Gosainkund but offers a closer look at village life and is a fine winter or cultural trek. None of the treks are particularly easy, with a surprising amount of steep climbs and stiff descents, often through deep forests or across glacial moraines.

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Best Season:September to mid-December and March to May

Treks in Langtang & Helambu

Helambu Gosainkund Trek by Rick Mc Charles

    Helambu & Gosainkund Trek

    17 days

    This Helambu Gosainkund Trek is a combination of two treks. Together, this amazing route leads you through rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife. As a result, you will see majestic waterfalls and have a chance to bathe in…

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    Helambu Shivapuri National Park by Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn)

      Helambu Trek

      8 Days

      The Helambu Trek takes you through a relatively un-spoilt region. Even though it is close to Kathmandu. Besides, this trek is among the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. Due to the local Hyolmo culture of high mountain people. And due…

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      Langtang Trek via Ganja La by Raini Svensson

        Langtang Trek via Ganja La

        14 Days

        With the Langtang Trek via Ganja La pass, you have many beautiful opportunities. You follow the river upstream through forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron. Then you ascend through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa, the last…

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        Gosainkund Trek by Rick McCharles

          Gosainkund Trek [Lake of Lord Shiva]

          10 Days

          With the Gosainkund Trek you trek to the the high-altitude Gosainkund Lake, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. They believe that Shiva created the lake by piercing a glacier with his trident. Because he wanted water to quench his thirst…

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