Langtang Region Trekking
Favorite & Extreme Langtang Region Trek
The Langtang region is located north of Kathmandu; to commence the trek one can choose either starting from Sundarijal in Kathmandu itself or from Syabru besi, an 8-9 hour bus-ride from Kathmandu. Langtang is a national park. There are many typical Tamang villages but their culture is more close to Tibetan. One of the main destinations in this trek is Kyanjin Gompa (3720mt) at the foot of Langtang Lirung (7225mt) but there are a lot of options to explore around like hiking up to Tserko Ri 5000mt, Lantang glacier, Langshisa Kharka etc.
The Langtang Trek provides an opportunity to see the Himalayan mountain range from Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh himal on a clear day. Shisapangma (8021mt) lies just behind this Langtang range.
This region is quite famous for its rich natural bio-diversity, deciduous forest in lower elevations, and coniferous forest of pine in upper elevations, bamboo bushes, various orchids, medicinal plants, rhododendrons flowers, wild animals and birds are other assets of this region.
Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu are the easiest to reach and most accessible from Kathmandu. The scenery is as awe-inspiring as the more traveled routes but with far fewer tourists. The Langtang area was designated Nepal’s first mountainous National Park in 1973 and offers a chance to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of Tamang and Bhotiya people. Helambu is famous for the unique Yolmo ethnicity. Gosainkunda is considered a holy site favored by the Hindu deity Shiva and receives thousands of devotees during the JanaiPurnima festival in August. This area is a great choice for nature lovers and adventurers alike.