LANGTANG AND HELAMBHU REGION
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LANGTANG AND HELAMBHU REGION

Langtang is situated close to the Tibetan border. A remote valley enclosed by snow-capped mountains that culminates in the peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m). It is all part of the beautiful Langtang National Park. Among the deep valleys and high peaks lives both the Tamang and Tibetan people who have cohabitated here side by side for generations. Our trek begins through larch & rhododendron forests that are abundant with various wildflowers & birds. During the spring season the rhododendron are in full bloom transforming it into a forest garden. Some of the many lakes and mountain streams we pass are considered sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. One special lake we will see on our trek is Gosainkunda Lake. Many people make a yearly pilgrimage in August to this site. Not only does this trek contain natural sacred sites, but also solitary Buddhist monasteries such as Gompa in Kyanjin. There is plenty of time to relax and explore the area as we approach the glacier. If time allows and the desire exists we can climb a nearby peak for stupendous mountain views. From there, we will pass by Gosainkunda Lake and make our way towards Helambu through the Laurebina Pass at 4610 meters. Though the pass is high and challenging you will be rewarded with stunning views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and you may even see as far as the Annapurna massif. The trek becomes less demanding as we walk along a series of undulating ridges before descending to the edge of Kathmandu. 

Directly north of the city of Kathmandu and close to the border of Tibet is the region called Helambu (in Tibetan it's called "Beyul", Hidden Valley). This Nepali name is derived from two famous staple foods which are grown in abundance in Yolmo. Hey is the term for the Yolmo potato and Labu is the word for the large white radish. Both feature prominently in local cuisine as well as many Tibetan dishes throughout Nepal and Tibet. In the Valley of Yolmo people or Yolmopa are ethnically Tibetan. Their ancestors migrated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Kyirong region of Tibet. They speak a dialect of the Tibetan language called Yolmo, but also speak Nepali. Yolmo is famous for its innumerable holy and sacred sites. Among these famous sites are a series of sacred caves where secluded meditation practices occurred.  Two well-known caves are Takphug Senge Dzong (The Tiger Cave Lion Fortress) just below the village of Tarkye Gyang, where Milarepa sang his "Song of a Yogi's Joys", and Yangdak Chokgi Trakpuk (Completely Pure Supreme Cave) which is locally known as "Druphug" (Cave of Accomplishment) that sits at an altitude of 14,000 feet. Nearby there is a small cave called "Khandro Sangphug" (The Dakini's Secret Cave) where Milerpas consort, Shakya Denma (Shakya Devi) stayed. Yet another sacred cave is found in Pemthang (Tibetan: Chema Thang--Sandy Flats). It’s located in a small hidden valley within Yolmo. There is another cave of Guru Rinpoche in Yolmo, re-discovered by Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche in 1984, which is called Yanglesho (not to be confused with a renowned cave of the same name in Pharping, Nepal). Near the village of Sermathang. Finally the cave in which Padmasambhava meditated is named "Nyida Rangchung" (Naturally Appearing Sun and Moon). Although Yolmopa are sometimes called Sherpas and they occasionally do refer to themselves as Sherpas, there is no common ancestry. The Sherpas live about 50 miles east of the valley in Nepal's Solu Khumbu region, near Mt. Everest. The Sherpa people also migrated from Tibet, but they came earlier and speak a different Tibetan dialect. Though the people of Yolmo are separated by generations from Tibet, they still are ethnically Tibetan and maintain the customs and celebrate the same holy days as all Tibetans.



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Langtang Valley Trek for families, 10 Days

/ from 645 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
With an opportunity to witness the surreal beauty of the Langtang Himal range and to peek into the Tamang culture, Langtang Valley Trek with children is one of the most popular and viable family treks in Nepal. As Langtang valley is located only 19 miles to the north of the Kathmandu valley, this trek is ideal for families with children who want to expose their children to the world away...

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Helambu Circuit Trek for families (Going to Yolmoland), 9 Days

/ from 575 USD / Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Helambu Circuit Trek with Children is an ideal short trek near the Kathmandu valley which can be enjoyed by the entire family for being a low altitude trek with moderate difficulty. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the natural beauty and traditional culture of the Helambu region remains unspoiled. Trekking along the classic Himalayan foothills, you get to explore the Buddhist monasteries and...

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Horse Riding Trek to Langtang Valley with Children, 11 Days

/ from 1.510 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Being one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal, Langtang Valley offers a mix of snow-clad Himalayas, lush hills, and various rivers and rivulets along with several ethnic villages of the Tamang community. Horseback Riding Trek to Langtang Valley with Children is specially designed for families with children who wish to trek in Nepal but are short on time and are also concerned about their...

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Langtang Valley Trekking for families with 2 Nights Adventurous Camping, 13 Days

/ from 1.025 USD / Days: 13 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Langtang Valley Trekking for families is one of the other interesting and fabulous trek lies in Langtang National Park and trek goes to the deep gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola are thickly forested with rhododendron, oak, maple and alder trees. The stretch of forest around Ghode Tabela in the lower Langtang Valley and below the Gosainkund Lakes is inhabited by the very shy red...

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Gosaikunda Lake Trek for families traverse via Lauribinayak-La Pass, 10 Days

/ from 610 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, rivers, and deep forests, this is what your child will enjoy during the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. Lying in the Langtang Region, Gosainkunda is certainly the epitome of natural magnificence while also being one of the holy lakes in Nepal, which is visited by throngs of pilgrims every year. An ecstatic view of the turquoise lake surrounded by the snow-capped...

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Watching the Birds in Simpal village Sindhupalchok 11days

from 1.525 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Watching the Birds in Simpal village Sindhupalchok Today Nepal is a bird watching destination of international importance. For a country of its size Nepal is exceptionally rich in its biodiversity, specially its avifauna. A total of 862 species of birds is an incredible number for such a small country. (The number varies; others say it is 875.) Nepal is similar to a small model of various...

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek for families, 11 Days

/ from 790 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek for families is a short yet unique trek in Langtang region opened to visitors only since 2004. The trek is perfect for families who are limited on time and want to experience the true beauty of Nepal without long and hard walks. Tamang Heritage Trail for Families is one of the treks that offer the never-ending beautiful scenery of the Nepalese hills along with an...

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Panch Pokhari Trekking, 10 Days

from 1.395 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Panch Pokhari Trekking is one of the newly opened trekking routes in Nepal that includes a sacred and pristine group of five glacial lakes, Panch Pokhari, seated on the base of Jugal Himal. Panch Pokhari is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists and is located in the wild nature in the north-east region of Sindhupalchowk district. The lake is situated at the altitude of 4010m in a...

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Yala Peak Climbing, 14 Days

from 2.085 USD / Days: 14 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Yala Peak Climbing is one of Nepal's easier trekking peak, just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley region, this 5500 meters peak does not require mountaineering experience and it is royalty free peak. Climbing Yala Peak and trek through Langtang is one of the easiest, romantic, wonderful and adventurous climbing peak and trek in Nepal. Prior climbing experience is not...

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Langtang Valley Trek, 11 Days

from 1.390 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Langtang valley is located north of Kathmandu valley and sits in narrow mountain valleys at the foot of the Himalayas. The trails of Langtang Valley Trek offers the surreal world of mountains, glaciers, forests, and rivers. The scenery of Langtang region is remarkable and enthralling at the same time. Langtang Valley Trek rewards you with ethnic villages and monasteries that depict the distinct...

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Paldor Peak Climbing, Camping 19 Days

from 3.625 USD / Days: 19 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Paldor lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trisuli Gandaki River. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular deity in the Kathamndu valley. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil 7,101m, Logsang Karpo 7,150m,...

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, 11 Days

from 1.390 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim. The trail may end back in Syabrubesi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khanjim. Goljung and Gatlang are traditional Tamang villages. While Goljung has ancient monastery, Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is the...

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Naya Kanga Peak Climbing, 14 Days

from 2.835 USD / Days: 14 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Naya Kanga peak Climbing also known as Ganja-La Chuli, is magnificently situated in the Langtang region of Nepal. Langtang is one of the popular trekking destination in Nepal situated north from Kathmandu is easily accessible by road transportation. Langtang National park was designated as the first Himalayan National park in 1970. The area extends from 32 KM north of Kathmandu to Tibet border....

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LANGTANG HELITREKKING

from 3.760 USD / Days: 1 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Duration: 02:00 Hour (Drop 01:00 hour and Pick Up 01:00 hour) Number of passengers: 4-5 This flight departs from Tribhuvan International Airport and lands at Ghore Tabla, where you begin trekking towards Langtang village. On the Second day, you continue trekking to Kyanjim; yak pasture and quaint villages can be encountered en route. Kyanjim Gompa(monastery) and a government operated cheese...

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Shamanism Tour! combined with Gosaikund Lake Lodge Trek 10 Days For the Fullmoon of August 2018

from 1.290 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Shamanism Tour and Gosaikund Trek: One of Nepal’s most famous religious places of pilgrimage is the Gosainkund Lake, situated at an altitude of about 4380m, surrounded by high mountains on the north and east. This lake is grand and picturesque. Every year during Janai Purnima (Full Moon), next year on the fullmoon of  August 2011, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for...

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Helambu Heritage Circuit Lodge Trek, 11 Days

from 1.190 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Easy and short Trekking in Nepal is designed for those without any experiences of Trekking before and those who have little time to experience the mountains of Majestic Himalayan country. Each programmed provides great opportunity to experience Nepalese Villages, Green Landscapes, Himalayan Snowcapped Mountains, Himalayan White Water Rivers and many more. This trek is a relatively low altitude...

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Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families, 8 Days

/ from 570 USD / Days: 8 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families is a low altitude short trek near the capital city of Kathmandu which is just the ideal holiday destination for families looking forward to family trekking in Nepal. This trek covers traversing through Hyolmo villages along a diverse range of green valleys and lush forests with magnificent mountain views. The trek acquaints you and your children with...

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Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Lake Lodge Trek, 18 Days

from 2.085 USD / Days: 18 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Langtang & Gosaikunda Lake Trek This trek is a one of the most popular trekking destination in Langtang Region which was listed by UNESCO in 1976 as a National Park. This is most beautiful Langtang valley and Holy Gosaikunda Lake trek due to surrounded by High Himalayan range, full of diversity, natural beauty, ancient monastery, small cheese factory in remote area, glaciers,...

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Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trekking, 15 Days

from 2.300 USD / Days: 15 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
A standout amongst the most prevalent and testing trekking goals, is the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek, located northwest of Kathmandu valley in the Langtang region. This trek offers snow secured high passes, great perspectives of mountains, old religious communities, lovely Langtang and Helambu valleys, and natural life. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek takes you from the busy trails of Langtang region...

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Tilman Pass Trek, 20 Days

from 3.000 USD / Days: 20 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Located in the wilderness of the Langtang region in Nepal, Tilman Pass stands tall with an attitude of 5320m. It was named after the British adventurer and explorer H. W. Tillman (1898-1977) who explored the Himalaya in the mid-20th century. Tilman Pass is one of the toughest mountain passes of Nepal that connects the Tamang valley of Langtang with the sacred lakes of Panchpokhari while featuring...

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Classic Langtang Valley and Gatlang Lodge Trek, 20 Days

from 2.280 USD / Days: 20 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Classic Langtang Valley and Gatlang Trek Langtang is towards the north of Katmandu and just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with peaks between 6,000 to 7,000 meters. The name Langtang is originates from two different words...

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Long Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley, Gosaikund Lake and Helambhu Lodge Trek, 27 Days

from 2.970 USD / Days: 27 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Long Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Lodge Trek is one of the best treks to experience the real Nepal. From an amazing scenery to experiencing a rich Tamang culture, this trek offers different tastes of different places in the Langtang region located north of Kathmandu. Throughout the long trekking journey, trekkers will enjoy amazing views of different...

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Yolmo Valley Meditational Tour

from 1.240 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Yolmo Valley Meditational Tour. Though the place is not well-known nationally and internationally, Yolmo valley is the holiest place in Helambu trekking region. Both Guru Padmasambhava and Tibet’s greatest Yogi Milarepa are known to have spent time in meditation and blessed this valley. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have hidden many” Tarmas “or teaching meant for the future here. In this...

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Meditation Trek to Helambhu (Yolmo Land), Lodge 11 Days

from 1.190 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Trekking and Meditation in Helambhu (Yolmo Land), Lodge 11 Days Helambhu or Yolmo is situated north of Kathmandu, close to the border to Tibet. In ancient times it was occasionally part of South-Tibet and shares therefore the Tibetan culture. It is famous for its scenic beauty and is an unbelievably sacred site. Also known as Kerung, it is a treasure of Buddhist Dharma, but a quite unknown...

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Bhairav Kunda Trek, 12 Days

from 2.100 USD / Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Bhairav Kunda Trek, situated nearby the Nepal-Tibet border in the Langtang Region, is a fusion of nature, culture and spiritual aspects of the Himalayas. This trek is a spiritual homage to the holy lake “Bhairav Kunda ’’. “Bhairav ’’ is the angry form of Lord Shiva and “Kunda’’ means pond. Bhairav Kunda Trek offers a close-up view of several Nepalese and Tibetan Himalayas and...

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Long Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley, Gosaikund Lake and Helambhu Lodge Trek 27 Days

from 2.970 USD / Days: 27 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich Tamang, Bhote, Sherpa (Yolmo) culture. Many years ago Nepal, fought with Tibet for salt and some of the biggest areas where this war took place is in the Langtang Region of Nepal, wherein lies the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal. This area is connected to Tibet...

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