Langtang-Helambu trekking is one of the most beautiful and scenic treks in Langtang region. The trekking starts from Syabrubesi, a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu and ends in beautiful Helambu. The trail passes through Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park in Nepal. The park comes alive with wildlife activities every day. Especially the blooming of rhododendrons during Spring attracts one and all.
As you climb to Langtang valley, the trail moves from a rich sub-tropical forests of oak, birch and pine to alpine meadow and yak pastures. In Langtang Valley you will visit Kyangin Gompa that provides spectacularly breathtaking views of Langtang ranges including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and Langshisha. Also visit Lantang village that was recently devastated by Earthquake and take a side trip to observe the majestic Langtang Glacier. Besides the Kyangjin Buddhist monastery is a cheese factory run by local community. The major inhabitants of this region are Tamang community who follow Tibetan Buddhism.
The challenging part of this trek is the crossing of Laurebina Pass at (4609m) to visit the sacred lake of Gosainkunda at 4300m. From here you drop off to Helambu region, which host beautiful Tamang and Sherpa villages with their unique culture.