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).
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.
Langtang II 6,596m (left) and Langtang Lirung 7,227m (right)
The portion of the Langtang Himmal in this photo is in Tibet (China).
Tibetan Langtang visible from Nepal.
Water powered prayer wheel.
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.
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.
Mani Wall in Kyanjing Gomba
Approach to Yala Peak
Ganchempo 6,387m. The Tilman Pass is behind the snowy ridge not he left.
Ganchempo in beautiful sunset light from Yala Peak BC.
The view from Yala Peak to Langtang Lirung
View to Morimoto Peak and Shishapagma. On the left is Pemthang Karpo Ri.
David, me and Kamsing
The view towards Tillman Pass and Langshisa Glacier
Closeup of Langshisa Glacier. The Tilman Pass is on the right (not visible).
Beautiful Langtang Range along the Langshisa Glacier
Descending from Yala Peak. The Langtang Valley below.
Langtang River and Langshisa Ri on the horizon
Langshisa Ri Mountain
Langtang Glacier and Langshisa Ri Mountain.
Langtang Glacier and Pemthang Karpo Ri Mountain.
Going back to Kathmandu after hiking down the Langtang Valley.