Langtang Valley, Gosainkund Photos - Nepal

The Langtang National Park. Our route followed the Langtang Khola with the trek up the Yala Peak 5,520m.

The Langtang National Park. Our route followed the Langtang Khola with the trek up the Yala Peak 5,520m.

We came up from Kathmandu via Ghost, Gosainkuda Lakes, Syabru, Bamboo, Langtang Village, to Langshisa Kharka. We then hiked up to the Langtang Glacier but lack of time did not allow for further exploration. The trek was around 170km in total distance covered (excluding the Yala Peak portion).

We came up from Kathmandu via Ghost, Gosainkuda Lakes, Syabru, Bamboo, Langtang Village, to Langshisa Kharka. We then hiked up to the Langtang Glacier but lack of time did not allow for further exploration. The trek was around 170km in total distance covered (excluding the Yala Peak portion).

Langshisa Ri 6,733m

Langshisa Ri 6,733m

See photos of the Yala Peak climb

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Hiking up to Ghopte

Hiking up to Ghopte

Kamsing at the Gosainkunda Lakes at Laurebina Pass, 4,664m

Kamsing at the Gosainkunda Lakes at Laurebina Pass, 4,664m

Gosainkunda Lake is one of the holiest places in Nepal with large pilgrimages arriving in August.

Gosainkunda Lake is one of the holiest places in Nepal with large pilgrimages arriving in August.

Gosainkunda Lakes

Gosainkunda Lakes

Langtang II 6,596m (left) and Langtang Lirung 7,227m (right)

Langtang II 6,596m (left) and Langtang Lirung 7,227m (right)

The portion of the Langtang Himmal in this photo is in Tibet (China).

The portion of the Langtang Himmal in this photo is in Tibet (China).

Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himal

Tibetan Langtang visible from Nepal.

Tibetan Langtang visible from Nepal.

Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himal

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Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

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Water powered prayer wheel.

Water powered prayer wheel.

Langtang Village buried by the earthquake of 2014 by the avalanche from the glacier visible above the rocky cliffs.

Langtang Village buried by the earthquake of 2014 by the avalanche from the glacier visible above the rocky cliffs.

The final stretch of the trail to Kyanjing Gompa.

The final stretch of the trail to Kyanjing Gompa.

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Kyanjing Gompa

Kyanjing Gompa

Hiking above Kyanjing Gompa

Hiking above Kyanjing Gompa

Langtang Lirung Glacier and basecamp. The tent of late Tomasz Humar is visible by the moraine in the centre. He died a few days after this photo was taken on the rocky slopes of Langtang Lirung above the BC on the ridge visible on the left side of the photo.

Langtang Lirung Glacier and basecamp. The tent of late Tomasz Humar is visible by the moraine in the centre. He died a few days after this photo was taken on the rocky slopes of Langtang Lirung above the BC on the ridge visible on the left side of the photo.

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung

Langtang Range

Langtang Range

Mani Wall in Kyanjing Gomba

Mani Wall in Kyanjing Gomba

Approach to Yala Peak

Approach to Yala Peak

Ganchempo 6,387m

Ganchempo 6,387m

Ganchempo 6,387m. The Tilman Pass is behind the snowy ridge not he left.

Ganchempo 6,387m. The Tilman Pass is behind the snowy ridge not he left.

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Ganchempo in beautiful sunset light from Yala Peak BC.

Ganchempo in beautiful sunset light from Yala Peak BC.

The view from Yala Peak to Langtang Lirung

The view from Yala Peak to Langtang Lirung

Yala ridge

Yala ridge

View to Morimoto Peak and Shishapagma. On the left is Pemthang Karpo Ri.

View to Morimoto Peak and Shishapagma. On the left is Pemthang Karpo Ri.

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David, me and Kamsing

David, me and Kamsing

The view towards Tillman Pass and Langshisa Glacier

The view towards Tillman Pass and Langshisa Glacier

Closeup of Langshisa Glacier. The Tilman Pass is on the right (not visible).

Closeup of Langshisa Glacier. The Tilman Pass is on the right (not visible).

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Beautiful Langtang Range along the Langshisa Glacier

Beautiful Langtang Range along the Langshisa Glacier

Descending from Yala Peak. The Langtang Valley below.

Descending from Yala Peak. The Langtang Valley below.

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Langtang River and Langshisa Ri on the horizon

Langtang River and Langshisa Ri on the horizon

Langshisa Ri Mountain

Langshisa Ri Mountain

Langtang Glacier and Langshisa Ri Mountain.

Langtang Glacier and Langshisa Ri Mountain.

Langtang Glacier and Pemthang Karpo Ri Mountain.

Langtang Glacier and Pemthang Karpo Ri Mountain.

Going back to Kathmandu after hiking down the Langtang Valley.

Going back to Kathmandu after hiking down the Langtang Valley.

Local transport

Local transport