The Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Glaciers’, is totally dominated by Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and it offers verdant pine and bamboo forests, farmlands, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy lawn and meadows leading to the infamous Kyanjin Gompa. Lying north of Kathmandu and an incredible trekking destination, the Langtang Valley Trek, one of the pleasant walks in the Himalayas, traverses along dramatic ridges through villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpas. The trail passes through mountain grazing cattle on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Throughout the way, spectacular mountain views of Dorji Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gangchhenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga persuade to fascinate every trekker. For those wishing to board on a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayan wilderness that is influenced by Tibetan lifestyle, this will best suit their needs. Trekkers may extend their trekking trip to the famous and sacred Gosaikunda lakes, Ganja La Pass, Tserko Ri or Helambu which falls within the Langtang region. This trail gifts the visitors with a solitary and peaceful experience amidst the beautiful nature and off-the-beaten trails leading to sublime views and impressive landscapes.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11
Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is celebrating ´TAAN Lhosar Festival´ in Thamel — the tourist hotspot in Kathmandu Valley — this year in a bid to promote Lhosar festival as a cultural tourism product.
Issuing a statement, TAAN said the festival will see cultural performances of different ethnic groups like Gurungs, Tamangs and Sherpas. The program will begin with a colorful procession from Sanchayakosh Buildling which will pass through different thoroughfares in Thamel. “Traditional dances like Ghatu (Gurung), Tamang (Selo) and Syabru (Sherpa) will be performed on the occasion, said the statement. Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee will organize a special ´Mhendo La´ Dance in Thamel,” the statement said.
Similarly, there will be food stalls at the event venue where different communities will serve their traditional cuisines. The program will also see various entertainment and fun-filled programs like live concert, modern dances and DJ session, among others.
TAAN plans to organize the festival every year on February 17 to promote it as a cultural tourism product, added the statement.
Source : myrepublica.com
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing ‘United Lhosar Festival 2014’ at The Shanker Hotel on February 17.
TAAN has been celebrating Lhosar festival – the New Year festival of Gurung, Sherpa and Tamang communities — for the past many years to preserve our timeless culture and enhance brotherhood among tourism entrepreneurs.
Though these three communities celebrate Lhosar festival on different dates, TAAN has been organizing the festival to represent all three communities. TAAN has been trying to promote Lhosar celebration as a tourism product with a distinct brand.
Among others, the festival will feature cultural performance of Gurung, Sherpa and Tamang communities as well as various fun-filled events and performance by popular artistes.
The ticket has been fixed at Rs 1,499 per person. The event begins at 5 pm.
source: TAAN, 12 Feb 2014