Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang is towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley and just south of the Tibetan boarder. The Langtang valley continues west and then north for another 50 kilometers beyond Kyanjin Gompa. This is beyond the range of tea house trekking, for there are no lodges. This region was visited in the 1950s by TW Tilman, who found rumors of Yetis amongst the local herdsmen. Today, the upper Langtang region is visited mainly by expeditions to Dorje Lakpa and Shishi Pangma. The trek continues along a high ridge for 6 days until it crosses the Laurebina Pass. Just below the pass lies the Gosainkund Lakes at (4300m). The Gosainkund lakes are the object of the Shiva pilgrim trail for they were once visited by Shiva himself. From here, the path descends to Syabru, an interesting village on the crest of a ridge. The trek now enters the Langtang valley. The Langtang valley is sacred and no animals may be killed here.