Langtang, Gosainkund & Helambu Trek
The Langtang-Gosainkund region is a collection of Tamang Valleys north of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border. The rough road now reaches as far as Dhunche, only a day’s drive from Kathmandu. Yet, despite this, langtang remains a relatively less trekked area. Bill Tilman, a famous explorer and climbing partner of Eric Shipton, described langtang as one of the world’s most beautiful valleys. We exit by passing the holy lake of Gosainkunda and crossing the Laurebina La (4100m). Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu and offers the nearest experience of Sherpa culture without going to the Everest region. The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focul of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders.