Langtang Region Trek is the third most popular trekking route among the trekkers to experience the wonderful view of the high Himalayas. Langtang region trek is the closest trekking route located in northern part bordering with Tibet from Kathmandu valley. Langtang region trek got its name from the peaks Langtang Lirung (7,245m) and Langtang-II (7,227m) surrounded by Ganesh Himal (7,600) and Tserko Ri (4,609m). Langtang National Park, Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Ganchhenpo (6,388m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m) and Lauribinayak Pass (4,609m) are other attractions of Langtang region trek. Langtang region trek is an invaluable trekking route to experience natural beauty and cultural diversity at once.
The major attraction of Langtang region trek is Langtang National Park, the first Himalyan national park of Nepal expanded in 1,710 km2. Langtang National Park is a haven for varieties of flora and fauna supporting 14 plant types and 18 ecosystems. The plants species like Sal, rhododendron, oak, silver fir, hemlock, Nepalese larch, chirpine, etc. are found in it. Similarly, the grasslands found in highlands attract the animal, like musk deer Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, etc. Langtang region trek will be more fascinating with the occasional sight of the monkeys and Danphe (Pheasant), Nepal’s national bird.
Sherpa and Tamang villages with their unique culture and tradition in Langtang Valley trek (also called the ‘Valley of Glaciers’) are equally unforgettable. Tamang Culture Heritage Trail in Langtang region trek rewards you with the rustic villages of Tamangs and their typical culture and tradition. The art and artifacts, various food items, hospitality and colourful costumes with traditional jewels of Tamang Culture is most striking. Tamang Culture Heritage Trail is most appropriate site for experiencing the spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa peaks. Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trek takes you to the center of Langtang Valley where you find a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery reflecting religious assets.
Langtang Gosainkunda trek takes you to one of the alpine freshwater lakes in Langtang region at an elevation of 4.300m. Langtang Gosainkunda trek grants you an opportunity to have the thrilling view of the snowcapped mountains in Langtang region. You can explore the area having 108 lakes among which Gosainkunda is the main lake where Hindu pilgrims visit every year. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is comparatively less difficult trek in Langtang region having a phenomenal outlook of Mount Everest and Tarkenghang Monastery. Genja La Pass to Helambu trek gives you the distinct appearance of Sherpa and Tamang villages crossing the 5,121m-high pass.
To experience Langtang region trek, you can catch a direct bus to Syafrubeshi that takes around 8 hours from Kathmandu. If you want, you can plan Langtang Valley trek from Sundarijal, Kathmandu to reach in one and half days’ walking. You will indeed have different kind of experience while doing Sundarijal Langtang Valley trek to reach Langtang region. Similarly, you can reach Langtang region by making Melamchi Langtang Valley trek from Melamchi Bazaar, Sindhupalchowk after 3 hours’ drive from Kathmandu.