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Hiking from Syabru Besi to Gosaikunda

Theme Exploring White Himalayas [Lantang and Gosaikunda]
Trek Start Date: 14th November, 2010
Trek End Date: 19th November, 2010
Location Syabru Besi, Bamboo, Lama Hotel, Ghoda Tabela, Langtang, Kyanjin Gompa, Tsergo-Ri, Mukharka, Cholanpati, Lauribina, Gosaikunda
Trekkers Amit Adhikari, Ashish Bhujel, Manoj Rokka, Ravi Sharma
Photographers Team
Captions Team

As we trekked uphill to reach the base of Langtang, locally known as Langtang Lirung, the air became thinner and thinner, temperature colder and colder, sky bluer and bluer; but the thinner air brought a warmth of nature – a sense of belonging to this beautiful land – we call Nepal. Langtang Lirung is the utmost peak of the Langtang range, belonging to the sub-range of the Mid Northern Himalayan range of Nepal residing southwest of the Shisha Pangma. Including the Jugal, the home of Shisha Pangma, the Langtang Himal composites the western portion of the range.

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.– Mark Jenkins

In the West Ganga separates the valley of the Trishuli the Langtang Himal from the Ganesh Himal . The source of the Trishuli Ganga forth on Chinese territory, the Langtang Khola, and the entire Nepalese part of the Langtang Himal drains the ends, just south of the border from the east to the main river. Langtang Himal in the east is the Bhote Koshi limited by, the rises in Tibet. This river leads to the only road between Nepal and Tibet, and called the “Friendship Highway”. To the east of this road starts Rolwaling Himal area or on the mountains of the Tibetan Labuch Kang. The mountain chain to the Shisha Pangma takes a course from northwest to southeast and touched the catchment area of the Langtang Khola at Langtang Ri and Risum. The Shishapangma lies entirely within Chinese territory. On its southwestern flank begins Nyanang Glacier, north of the crossing to the east turns. Between Langtang Glacier and Glacier Nyanang is the boundary. In the northwest, on Chinese territory, south of the watershed, are the unknown valleys of the headwaters of the Ganga Trishuli.

The valley of the Langtang Khola Bensi Syabru flows with only 1400 m altitude in the Trishuli Khola. From there up the river valley is the first very closely with subtropical vegetation. Only at about 3000 m altitude, it expands, is also about the tree line. There at Lama Lodge (2470 m), the view opens to the northeast to the Langtang Lirung (7227 m).

Beyond Langtang village (3500 m) begins the only flat rising eastern part of the valley. Tsergo Ri It is the trekking peaks Tsergo Ri (4984 m) on the north side of the valley in sight and the Gangchempo (6387 m) on the south side of the valley, with its striking concave top wall
Center of mountaineering ventures is the place Kyanjin with numerous lodges. At the end Kyanjin Ledrup Lirung glacier from a northern short side enthroned above the glacier peaks of Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and the Kimshung (6781 m). To the south are the Naya Kangri (5846 m) and the Ponggen Dopku (5930 m) above the valley.

Southeast of the point where border encounters, is a collection of peaks just below the 7,000-meter mark: Dorje Lhakpa (6966 m, first ascent 1981), Loenpoa Gang (6979 m, first ascent 1962), Bhairav Takura (6799 m, first ascent 1960), Gur Karpo Ri (6889 m) and Pemthang Karpo Ri (6830 m, first ascent 1955). The southeastern “cornerstone” of the boundary chain is the Phurbi Chiachu (6637 m, first ascent 1982).
Just east of the Naya Kangri is the pass Ganja La (5122 m) over which the valley of the Langtang Khola achieved can be her southern. The Ganja La is a good vantage point on the peaks of Langtang Himal
In the center of the southern view of the Langtang peaks are Tsergo Ri (4985 m) and Yala Peak (5520 m). You can combine both mountain climbing with each other, because the further way from the Tsergo Ri Yala Paek almost without loss of altitude is possible. In the case of the ascent of Yala Peak is near the summit of Tsergo camped in Ri.

In the southwest of the Langtang Himal, at the beginning of the southern mountain chain, is the interesting area of the mountain lakes Gosainkunda at 4380 m altitude. Of these lakes, a trail leads over the Laurebina La (4609 m) to the east in the foothills of the Südkette. Up to 1950 m altitude Dhunche a road. From the climb to its magnificent views Gosainkunda on the mountain ranges of the Himalayas in the west

Keep on rocking & trekking in the free world – Manoj Rokka

Keep on rocking & trekking in the free world – Manoj Rokka
“More I explore the beauty of my country, more I became addicted to it.
Damn, these mountains, really making me crazy & My eyes never tired of looking at them”
In my yearly quest to explore my country, this year my target was Langtang region and the journey starts from 20th December and ends at 27th. If I define everything in details it might become boring, so I would like to suggest you to explore and experience by yourself for that 7K as expense and one week time is enough and I bet you won’t regret it.

Almost 10 hours walk a day, a dense jungle, langtang mountain range, morning snow fall, climbing a Tsergo Ri(5000m), Holy place Gosaikunda, My colleagues RaviS, AshishB and AmitA, the song “Coming back to life” and “Comfortably numb” and influence to climb Yala Peak in future are some of memorable moments of this journey.

In the end, Picture speaks more than words. Explore the pictures below & like I said 7k and 1 week time all you need.

“Keep on rocking & trekking in the free world”

Let there be fresh adventures to all the trekker out there!!! – Ashish Bhujel

Let there be fresh adventures to all the trekker out there!!! – Ashish Bhujel
And here I am, back in this trail again fill with old memories. I never thought I would be back again. No phone, no internet, no work and free at least free for time begin. For one thing that I didn’t mind was that, this was my second time around. I knew it for sure that it will be filled with adventure and good memories. Basically our trek was divided into two part Lantang and Gosaikunda. For first part my mind was set on to one number 5000 Tsergo Ri ,I really wanted to climb up 5000m height and that I was really happy to accomplish that. Another thing that was new for me was I was able witness animal and birds in their in their natural habitats. Next part was filled tranquility and stillness in Gosaikunda. I never felt like this in any place I ever been to…truly spiritual feeling!

Here’s something that you should keep in your checklist for Lantang trek:

• Fist thing, if you have strong legs and don’t suffer from altitude sickness then you should climb Tsergo Ri [5000m] or if want to achieve more than that ‘Yala peak’ is just for you but you need professional guidance. And believe me when I say you can see 360 degree view of Mountain Rage!!
• If you want more adventure then, The Ganja La Pass is just for you and again for this you need professional guidance and gear to cross this pass.
• For food fanatic you should try local ‘Cheese and Bread’ and Apple Pie[You can get it in Lantang Valley]
• For drinks lover, you should try “Mustang Coffee”.
• Must spend 1/1 and half day in Kyanjin Valley and go to Glacier / Tsergo Ri / there is lots more options.
• In Gushikunda just enjoy !!!

And what would I remember form this trip, ‘Feeling free, flying high and believing what I set my mind to!!!”.Getting kind a lost when returning from Tsergo Ri, witnessing first snow fall for this year winter session in Kyanjin Valley. Three admirer of Pink Floyd , ‘Coming back to life’ song, Couple of nicks along the trail, some very interesting incident ,International friends made along the trail,…

At last thanks for all the people who were kind to us, thanks to Resham Dai, Ashok Lama [Great Cap !!! working @ bamboo hotel. I hope you will go back to School soon]…And finally wanted to tribute all this trekking to Pink Floyd [That’s why all the captions are form song of Pink Floyd …]

Jai Nepal!!!
Let there be fresh adventures to all the trekker out there!!! .