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:
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My first view of Langtang Lirung snow peaks from the trail, just after Lama Hotel Village
is it the Ganesh Himal ?
The Bhairab Lake ... at altitude of 4460M
Three youngsters who run the Tharepati GH where I stayed one night