Langtang Valley trekking is one of the true Himalayan gems of Nepal. Popularly known as ‘The Valley of Glacier’, the Langtang region stands out among the best trekking destination well known for its natural oasis and diverse culture. Traversing in this region will be one of the greatest opportunities to witness and explore the spirituality, culture, and natural marvels of the region which is once a lifetime experience.
Lying north of the Kathmandu valley, Langtang is a splendid trekking destination and also the closest trekking destination to the lap of the Himalayas from the main city of Kathamndu, which brings you close to nature. Langtang region which is extended to an area of 1710 sq. km is the first conserved national park of Nepal, which is the abode for more than 1000 species of plants, more than 150 species of birds, and numerous mammals. The national bird of Nepal- Danphe (Pheasant) can also be spotted in this area. Above all the region itself is home to Red Panda and Wild Boar, inhabited by a very light population and less trodden trails make the trekking experience peaceful and enjoyable. Langtang region carries a legendary myth stating that the valley was discovered by a person who was looking for his lost yak. So, the region was named Langtang in the Tibetan language, ‘Lang’ mean yak, and ‘Tang’ means to follow. Easy trails, diverse terrain, huge flora and fauna, ancient culture, and traditional lifestyle makes this region a true gem for travel enthusiast and nature lovers.
Langtang region was one of the highly devastating regions of Nepal during the earthquake of 2015 AD. Most of the infrastructure around the region was badly damaged during the earthquake, resulting in trekkers stopping their exploration into the region due to a lack of tea houses and accessible trails but this has become a story to orate. With the effort of local people, government, and various organizations, a lot of infrastructures have been restored. After the completion of the restoration of the region, the government has reopened trekking into the Langtang region and has officially declared it safe for outing activities and local people are readily opening their arms to welcome travelers into their beautiful houses.
Trekking to the Langtang valley is a fabulous journey that brings you close to the Himalayas over 7000 meters including Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang-II (7,227m), etc. Throughout the trail, one can enjoy a magnificent perspective of Himalayan ranges like Tserko Ri (5033m), Kyanjin Ri, Ganchhenpo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), and Laure Binayak pass (4,609m).
Langtang Himalayan Trekking with Kathmandu- Pokhara- Chitwan Tour is a pleasant trip to one of the delightful valleys of Langtang, the city of Lake – Pokhara, and the dense forest of Chitwan. The trekking begins from the lower Langtang valley i.e. Syabrubesi and takes you through the forest, farmlands, and small settlements of people of Tibetan Origin. This trail was one of the important trading routes with Tibet and still, it is because of this, that one can see the great influence of the Tibetan culture in this region. As we traverse through the Langtang Valley a part of the trek will take us through the second largest national park of Nepal, Langtang National park. Walking through the forest wildlife is never easy to be spotted however with great luck, you can have a chance to see some interesting animals and birds. Among the wildlife found in this region, musk deer, pica, and monkeys are most commonly found throughout the forest. Once we reach the Langtang village, we hike up the trail to reach Kyangjinga Gompa, also popular for the yak cheese factory. From this location, one can enjoy the picturesque view of numerous glaciers, Himalayan peaks, and huts across the hills. After Langtang Valley, we will drive to the dense forest of Chitwan to experience Asian wildlife activities and a jungle safari to explore numerous flora and fauna along with the Royal Bengal Tiger. Afterward, our tour will take us through the beautiful touristic city of Pokhara. After enjoying a day in Pokhara we will drive back to Kathmandu where our exciting tour will come to its conclusion.
Join us on this trekking journey to the spectacular Langtang Valley, which is a true hidden gem, and get the opportunity to explore an unspoiled valley that features a mix of Himalayan and ancient Buddhist culture.
Langtang Trek Difficulty
Langtang trekking is considered to be one of the moderate Himalayan trekking destinations. For travelers who are not used to high-altitude trekking, this trip is the best to collect some experience of trekking. With the highest elevation reach of 3800-meter, a person with a basic fitness level and high motivation can easily complete this trip. However, you can even go higher on the trek if you wish to.
Best Season for Langtang Trekking
Langtang is one of the closest yet most beautiful Himalayan trekking destinations. This is the best place to get immersed in the beauty of nature, explore Tibetan culture, and experience Buddhist Spirituality. In order to have the best trekking experience, it is necessary to be at the right time else the great trekking adventure will turn into the worst nightmare. For trekking to Langtang, two seasons i.e. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to mid-December) are considered to be the best season for trekking and exploration. During this time of year, nature is at its best. You can see the lush green forest covered by the beautiful rhododendron, hear the singing of the birds, and enjoy the cool breeze of air touching your cheeks. The Winter and monsoon season is also possible for trekking however one must be prepared for heavy rain and slippery trails during monsoon and the coldest night in the winter.
Trek Distance of Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking is the shortest Himalayan trekking destination from Kathmandu. It's not only easy to access but with the highest elevation point of 3700 meters, this region is the shortest yet gem of trekking destination in Nepal. The total trekking route of Langtang is 120 Kilometres or 74 miles. With a short and easy trekking trail, a person with a basic fitness level can complete the trek by walking 6 hours a day on 10 days trekking itinerary.