The New York Times has listed 52 most-to visit places in the world for the year 2017 and Langtang National Park of Nepal has been voted in the number 43 out of 52 places.
If Annapurna region represents Nepal’s spirit and Everest is heart, Langtang is country’s insatiable appetite. Tucked away about 40 miles north from Kathmandu valley, Langtang is another popular trekking destination after Annapurna and Everest and considered as Nepal’s best kept secret. This region is easily accessible without flight located at just north side of Kathmandu valley with towering peaks on either side of valley. Trekking to Langtang region unveils vivid Buddhist culture, religion and tradition similar to those of Tibet. People of Lantang are believed to be descendents of Tibet who have migrated centuries ago. They still follow Tibetan ritual and speak their typical dialects. Moreover, the diversity of topography and climatic zone from subtropical to alpine has created a unique patchwork of vegetation in Langtang. About 25% of Langtang National Park is forested which includes deciduous oak, maple and evergreen pine and rhododendron trees.
Langtang region offers variety of trekking destination that includes Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage Site, Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu. Since, teahouses and lodges are built at most of trail in Langtang and Helambu, this trek can be done in fully teahouse mode. The upper ridge of Langtang is famous for cheese and butter making. Gosiakunda is sacred lakes for Hindus and Buddhists where Hindu pilgrim visits every year in August on occasion of Janai Purnima. Moreover, Langtang region offers spectacular view of Langtang Lirung , Shisha Pangma , Ganesh Himal and Annapurna range. Similarly, this region is equally famous for sightseeing of Tamang village, small-peak climbing and visiting glacier from relatively lower altitude than other trail in Nepal.
Home to the Hyolmo community, Helambu is an alpine village of Langtang Region that lies about 80 km north from Kathmandu valley. Helambu Trekking is a hop and escape away from vibrant city, Kathmandu. Just a day walk to the north
Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater body system in Langtang National Park at an altitude of 4,380m in the Rasuwa District. The lake melts and makes a drainage system to Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter from October
The Langtang Valley falls inside the territory of first national park designated in Nepal- Langtang National Park. Langtang valley is the closest Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley, a few hour drive and few hours trek takes you to wilderness
Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP), the “Tamang Heritage Trail” is recently discovered tourism product in Nepal which highlights the ancient Tamang culture and heritage settling nearby Tibetan plateau