The Valley of Langtang is situated close to Kathmandu near the border of Tibetan Plateau. The valley possesses a unique diversity of landscapes, forests, wildlife, and human settlements in a beautiful region of Nepal. This short and picturesque trek will take you close to the Langtang Himalayan range that consists of 13 peaks above 5,500m. Trekking along the rugged terrain at higher altitudes, you will see some glaciers and sandy-brown cliffs. Seeing the Himalayan glaciers and lakes is an additional experience you will have in this trek.
Along the trek, you will cross villages of the native Sherpa and Tamang community. These friendly people have preserved their age-old traditions and cultures; so this trek is a chance to witness that as well. With every village having at least a chorten or a gompa, you will have a religious understanding of these people as well. While moving along these classic villages, you can get the firsthand knowledge about the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. You can also buy some handcrafted items like scarves, socks, sweaters, gloves all of sheep and yaks’ wool.
The program begins with a hilly-drive from the bustling city of Kathmandu to the quiet village of Syabrubesi. Here, you will begin the actual week-long trek in which you will walk through dense forests of bamboo and pines. You will see mesmerizing waterfalls, raging rivers, glaciers, and the mighty peaks of the Himalaya. You will have stopovers at yak-pastures, sample some yak cheese right in the factory, and even drink yak-milk tea! Further into the trek, you will visit and stay at pristine places such as Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa. You will explore the vantage point of Tserko-Ri, cross dense oak forests, and drive through winding hilly roads.
You will be doing the trek inside Langtang National Park through landscapes lined with rich vegetation. It means the trail goes through dense green forests of bamboos, maples, oaks, and other tropical vegetation. As for the wildlife, trekkers have reported seeing the Himalayan Thar and Black Bear, too. Throughout the trek, the climate is pleasant inspiring you to trek ahead at every turn. The energy and vigor will be fueled by the scenery, and the sounds of nature. And since this trail is much less crowded than other popular areas of Nepal, you will enjoy the trip more.
For this trek, you need a regular habit of walking and an average physical fitness. The region is best visited in mid-spring to mid summer when the green is more prevalent than ever. The second best time is in mid autumn when views of Himalayan range are crisp and clear. Book this trip early for an exciting time in the beautiful valley of Langtang surrounded by the silvery mountains and lush forests. Orbit Alpine Adventure provides you some customized packages of Langtang region trekking at the best affordable cost.
The most popular trekking packages in Langtang region are Gosainkunda Lake trek, Helambu Valley trek, Ganja La Pass trek and Tilman Pass trek. The itinerary of these treks ranges from 6 days to 18 days depending upon your desire, vacation and budget you want to spend. For more details, contact us via various means of communication available.
- Regular habit of walking and good physical fitness
- Prior trekking experience in Nepal is a plus, but not required
1. Where is Langtang Valley trek?
Langtang Valley trek is located nearly 80 kilometres northwards from Kathmandu Valley, the Capital City of Nepal. It lies in the Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan conservation area and the fourth protected area of Nepal. Established in 1976, this park is famous for a large variety of wildlife and vegetation. You can reach there after driving for about 7 hours from Kathmandu through the Pasang Lhamu Highway. This valley is famous for typical culture, tradition, wildlife, vegetation and unspoiled lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa people. So, it is sometimes called Tamang Heritage trek in the Nepalese tourism sector.
2. Can I do Langtang Valley trek?
Undoubtedly, you can do Langtang Valley trek in all the seasons of the year. But, you must be physically fit and mentally committed to do this trek. Habit of regular walking and previous trekking experience will be the plus point to complete this trek easily.
4. Can I do Langtang Valley trek solo?
Yes, you can do Langtang Valley trek solo as well because there is not any restricted region in it. Nonetheless, we advise you to contact to a local tour and trek operator to hire a professional trekking guide. The guide helps you in finding the right trekking trail. Apart from this, he proves to be helpful in time of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). He gives you all the required details about the natural and cultural landmarks of the trekking region.
5. How difficult is Langtang Valley trek?
This is a moderate type of trekking in Langtang Region, which is close to Kathmandu Valley. The highest place to reach is Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) and the maximum duration to walk is 6 hours. The well developed trails can be successfully covered by the beginners in trekking in the Himalayas.
6. What animal species can I see during trekking to Langtang Vally?
In the course of trekking around Langtang Valley, you have the glimpses of various animal species. Himalayan thar, Black bear, musk deer, snow leopard and so on including 250 species of birds are some of them. If you plan to visit Langtang National Park in spring, the entire forests are decorated with colourful flowering plants of more than 2,000 species.