Itinerary GHT

Itinerary GHT >> Langtang

The Langtang area was hit hard by the 2015 earthquake. Many villages were completely destroyed; people still restore their homes. There are no interesting cultural sites on this part of route, I await for exclusively natural miracles. Here it's possible to meet monkeys and imperial pheasants.

The most difficult part of the route is Tilman Pass (5300m). Climbing this pass will require climbing equipment: without crampoons it will be extremely difficult to overcome the ice slope. From the pass you can overlook the mountains bordering Tibet, including the eight-thousander Shishi Pangma.

After the pass, the cold Langtang valley switches to more welcoming landscapes. Dense rhododendron thickets, alpine meadows and just below the dense Himalayan forest.

I think that instead of the inhospitable Langtang valley, it is better to go through the Goshinkunda lakes to the Helambu valley. There are many monasteries in this valley. Milarepa was meditating in one of the Helambu caves a thousand years ago. The services of shamans are still used in many villages here.

Goshinkunda lakes is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. They say that these lakes appeared as a result of the strike of Shiva's trident and the water in them has healing powers. The passes next to the lakes offer beautiful views of Langtang and other peaks in the vicinity. 

Estimated travel time is 19 days.

You can see the map of the trek here 

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