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Langtang / Gosaikunda and Helambhu

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: February - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 575 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 750 US Dollar (USD)

The Langtang Himal is a region north part of Kathmandu valley and it lies just south of Tibetan border. The Langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and it is attracting many tourists. The langtang valley is also know as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is cover with flowers during the summer.
This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan.

Gosaikunda is one of the Hindu holy place and is considered to be made by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that live nearby also revere it as their holy place. Every August on full moon nights lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.

Helambhu.
This is the easily accessible trek area from Kathmandu. It lies about 70k.m north of Kathmandu. valley, this area is inhabited by Sherpas. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu sherpas are very different from those of Solu Khumbu Sherpas.

Flora and Fauna.
The forests of Helambhu region and Langtang area is prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail are of particular interest. During the spring Rhododendrons are also very spectacular.

People and culture.
The people here, are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Everest region both in language and customs. Many Tamang people also inhabit this area, Tamangs are also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Costs Includes:

*Airport Pickup and Drop
*All the ground Transportation by bus
*4 nights hotel in Kathmandu. (Tourist Standard)
*2 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
*14 nights 15 days trekking in lodges
*All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
*Trek Permit & National Park Fee
*Trek leader for entire tour
*An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter for 2 persons, their meal / accommodation / transportation / salary/insurance / equipments.

Supplier Information
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Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007
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M16826 is one of the most popular trekking and travel agency of Nepal, which offers you unobtrusively, personalized services and facilities for groups and individuals adventures tours, inclusive of the entire train in the Himalayan kingdom. M16826 covers both the soft trails of Kathmandu valley and “Hard Rocks” of...

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