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Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang region in Nepal is known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and relatively accessible trekking routes. The Langtang Region Trekking routes are varying in duration, difficulty, and the level of cultural interest. All the trekking routes generally offer a blend of natural beauty, ethnic diversity, and panoramic mountain views. Trekking in this region also helps support local communities that depend on trekking tourism.

Langtang Region is a well-known trekking destination along with Annapurna Region and Everest Region and is considered Nepal’s best-kept secret. Langtang region, the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu valley, is located just the north side of Kathmandu valley with towering peaks on either side of the valley and is easily accessible without any need of taking flight. Langtang is best explored on foot. There are many options of trails depending on the time and interest of the visitors.

The original starting point for the Langtang trek used to be Dhunche, the main trading post of the area, but with the motor road proximity Shyabrubesi which is only a day's drive from Kathmandu, treks nowadays begin from Shyabrubesi and the usual trek to the upper reaches of Langtang takes four days. Once Ghoda Tabela is reached, the valley opens out and the landscape takes on a dramatic transformation with great mountain views, massive rock overhangs, and waterfalls spilling over from the top. The climbing is finished and an easy hike all the way to Kyanjin Gompa from where you can explore the high valley of Langshisa, Yala peak, and Tserco Ri is started.

The villages of upper Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan stock whereas the villages of Dhunche, Bharkhu, and Shyabrubesi are almost entirely inhabited by the Tamang people whose ancestors crossed into Nepal from Tibet, centuries ago. The majority people of Langtang are Buddhists and refrain from slaughtering animals. They earn their livelihood by herding yaks and sheep and their favorite meal is Shyakpa, a delicious mixed vegetable soup-based dish. 

Trekking to the Langtang region unveils vivid Buddhist culture, religion, and tradition analogous to that of Tibet. The people of Langtang are believed to be descendants of Tibet who migrated centuries ago. They still follow Tibetan rituals 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 a variety of trekking spots including Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage Site, Langtang Gosaikunda, and Helambu. Since teahouses and lodges are built on most of trails in Langtang and Helambu, this trek can be done in fully tea-house mode. The upper ridge of Langtang is famous for cheese and butter making. Gosainkunda is sacred lake for Hindus and Buddhists that Hindu pilgrims visit every year in August on the occasion of Janai Purnima. Moreover, the Langtang region offers spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Shisha Pangma, Ganesh Himal, and the Annapurna range. Similarly, this region is equally famous for sightseeing Tamang village, small-peak climbing, and visiting glaciers from comparatively lower altitudes than other trails in Nepal.

Why Langtang Trekking?

Langtang Trekking is the third popular trekking destinations of the Himalayas in Nepal next to the Everest Trekking and Annapurna Trekking. Langtang region is located at the north from capital city of Nepal and bordering of Tibet. Langtang is the name of the mountain and it is standing at 7243 meters heights above the sea level and surrounding by outstanding landscape and hills. There are many famous trekking routes for all types of travellers such as Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage, Gangala Pass, Helambu Village, Gosaikunda Lake and Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu as well as lot of things to see in this region.

Langtang Region Trekking routes are insights the Langtang National Park. This National Park is worthy about nature and culture Such as Gosaikunda Lake pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhist), Lauribinayak Pass (4600 m),Yak farm and cheese factory, Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gumba,  Langtang and Ganesh Himal Mountain Ranges, Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan culture and their lifestyle. There are many tea houses and restaurants along the trekking trail with homemade hygienic meal.

How difficult is Langtang Trekking?

How difficulty is Langtang trekking? It is common question form all trekkers, who are planning to trek in Langtang region. Langtang Trekking is seems difficulty and all trekkers feel difficulty before get in to the region. There are many different trekking routes like some are easy and some are challenging.  So, it is suitable for most of the trekkers of regular fitness level. All the trekking routes have different itineraries and elevations. So, the difficulty levels of the Langtang trekking are Easy, Moderate and   Challenging. The highest elevation is 5200 meters at Ganja-La top and longest trek itinerary is 15 days Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek in the Langtang region.

If you are worried about trekking in Langtang Region, you should do exercises like day hiking, cycling, walking and jogging before prepare the trek.  Per day walking hours is 4 to 8 and walk ascends and descends with guide. Our guides are long years experience and they makes same pace to big group during the trekking. It helps to walk more flexible and relaxing so you will feel good physical condition as well as you acclimates very fast with local environment. Langtang Trekking trails are flat, rocky, and slippery so it will make bit difficulty. 

Best Time to Langtang Trekking 

The time and season are important matter for all trekkers. So, it is necessary to choose best time for the Langtang Trekking. The best time to Langtang Trekking is in the autumn season (September to December) and spring seasons (February to May) in Nepal but you can do any time of the year. Mountain weathers is changeable in Nepal so you have to choose the best recommended season and months for Langtang Trekking. This time is favorable weather like sunny and warm with wonderful surrounding mountains views during the day and bit cold in the night, compare with other trekking season.

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do Langtang Trekking during the winter and summer season but the temperature is during winter could be cold for most trekkers and very humid in summer season. If you are planning to Langtang trekking, it will be memorable experience and contact us for more details about Langtang Trekking. 

Highlights of Langtang Trekking

  • Langtang National Park 
  • Tamang Village and their culture and lifestyle
  • Many local settlements with their culture and lifestyle
  • Wonderful Langtang Valley 
  • Famous monasteries Temple
  • Kyanjin Gompa (oldest monasteries in the region)
  • Yak farm and cheese factory
  • Famous high passes namely Ganjala (5200 m) and Lauribinayak Pass (4600 m)
  • Best views point “Tserku Ri” (4990 m), “Kyanjin Ri”(4770 m) and Lauribinayak” (3500 m) for the Langtang  and Ganesh Himal Mountain Ranges
  • Base camp of the Langtang Himal
  • Gosaikunda Lake (4200 m) pilgrimage sites of the Hindus and Buddhist 

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