Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu. This is an interesting village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. The trekking areas of Langtang and Helambu trek are a hop and a jump away from the capital city of Nepal. Yet you can still experience the intact, unique cultures of Tamangs, Newars and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Nepal. In Kyanjing Gompa, you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks performing their rituals in a beautiful monastery dating back to around 1300 A.D. And early in the morning, you will climb Tserko Ri (5,000 m) for a great view of the Langtang Lirung range (7,200 m).
Here is a green and pleasant land of quiet villages, terraced slopes and pine forests leading up to Langtang National Park–perfect for relaxing, culturally oriented trekking. A bit more adventurous is the popular route to the alpine lakes of Gosainkunda, holy to Hindus, Buddhists, and Tamang shamans alike. Time your visit with the August full moon, when thousands of pilgrims trek up to bathe in the frigid waters at 4000m, and you’re in for an intense experience.