A week after the tragic Annapurna blizzard, my friend Danit and I left (with a heavy heart) on the Langtang Valley trek - expanded with the Tamang Heritage Trail and the sacred lakes of Goseinkund. We walked for 15 days with an excellent, English speaking Nepali guide Lhakpa and a wonderful porter Tse-Ten, staying in simple local guesthouses and homestays and had perfect weather. It was my third trek in Nepal, after the Annapurna Circuit in 2000 and the Tzum Valley and Ganesh Himal in 2011 (see photos on this site).
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A preview of our trek:
the three parts of our trek flowed into each other as we walked in the sacred clockwise direction, (with daily 700-1000 meter ups and 500-1500 meter downs) giving our trek a sense of the ritual of circumamb…
Part I: The Tamang Heritage Trail - an enriching cultural encounter with the Buddist Tamang villagers, descendants of Tibetans. The trail was developed by the Nepal Tourism Board, to attract trekkers to the local Tamang communitie…
Part II: The Langtang Valley - Nepal's first national park, following the Langtang River to its sources near Kyanjin Gompa, a glacier valley surrounded by snow-covered mountains.
Part III: Goseinkund - the sacred lakes - a pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The god Shiva is said to have pierced a glacier with his trisul, to quench his thirst after being poisoned, creating the lakes and the Tri…