Trekking in the Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu (LGH) regions of Nepal Himalaya
 

A wonderful trail through thick forest .... strewn with rhododendrons flowers 
and shrouded in cloudy mists 
from Tharepati to Magengoth, in Helambu region



I have been planning to do the Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu (LGH) trek for last 3 years but every time some hurdle cropped up. In May-2013, everything lined up so well that I just booked my flight tickets and went without much preparation or fuss. A friend said he would come for part of this trek but dropped out when a new project (in his job), suddenly cropped up. 

These Tea-house style treks in Nepal are totally different kind of experience, than any trek in India. I had tasted this in Everest Base camp and Annapurna Ciruit treks earlier; and this LHG trek too, proved to be true to that style.

We got decent rooms for stay in Lodges/GHs everywhere; with cozy comforters and nice hot-cooked food as per Order. The typical but simple steaming hot Nepali Dal-Bhat, that I ate  most of the time, tasted yummy after walking for 5-6 hours each day!

The day-wise itinerary is given in the footnote below. And I have already added detailed notes and comments with each picture I uploaded on Flickr. So not much of Narratives in the blog. If you see the pictures in time-sequence (as they have been put in each Set) you should be able to read an absorbing trek story. 

When I came back and started uploading my pictures to Flickr I was pleasantly surprised that Flickr has upgraded itself and now the pics shown are in vibrant colors and format. This must have resulted from the competition from Facebook and Google+ etc. Anyway now when you click the links below you will see the difference in presentation yourself.

Trek Story in detail as a Photo-Journal:

The last village of Kyanjin-Gompa in Langtang Valley - an awesome and rugged place. It snowed the night we were there.

Nice trail lined by flowering Rhododendrons from Chalangpati to Laruebina-yak 
 
A rocky moraine terrain with many gushing streams as we approach Kyanjin-Gompa 
Select pics from trek (click on Image to enlarge)

My first view of Langtang Lirung snow peaks from the trail, just after Lama Hotel Village

Snow peak seen to west from Thulo-Syabru ... 
is it the Ganesh Himal ?

The Bhairab Lake ... at altitude of 4460M

The Gosainkund Lake at altitude of 4460M
 
Three youngsters who run the Tharepati GH where I stayed one night 

Trek path with place marks (Google Image)

From the Files Page of this blog you can download a KMZ file to see the Trek Trails on Google Earth.