Why you should go on a trek in Langtang Region?

  • Jun 8, 2020
  • Ashmita Trek & Tours

Langtang Region, located north of the Kathmandu Valley is one of the most popular narrow mountain valleys at the base of central Himalaya. Langtang region trekking route goes through traditional and ethnic villages and virgin forests to the peaks of Langtang-Lirung. The scenery of the Langtang region is spectacular, and the treks are more adventurous as the area is visited by a few numbers of tourists. Moreover, this region also has Nepal's first Himalayan national park, Langtang National Park.

The Langtang Valley provides opportunities to relax into local settlements and to study flora and fauna along the way. Langtang region trekking has many trekking trails such as Langtang valley trek,Langtang & Ganja-La Pass, and Nepal Helambu Cultural Trek, which offers wilderness experiences without being too tedious. Trekking to the Langtang region offers an opportunity to explore ethnic villages, oldest monasteries, small peaks, and glaciers at relatively low elevations. There is no flight service like the other regions that make the trekking in this region more adventurous. The trailhead of Langtang region trekking is Dhunche or Syabrubesi easily accessible from Kathmandu by local bus or jeep.

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Culture & Tradition

The general population here in this high and isolated region, are of Tibetan origin, and call themselves sherpa despite the fact that, they are very particular from the Sherpas of Everest region both in dialect and traditions. Numerous Tamang individuals also reside in this region. Tamangs are likewise originated in Tibet, however, settled in Nepal significantly sooner than Sherpas.

The people here in Langtang region are appreciative on the off chance that you venture into their visitor houses, and will treat you with the renowned Nepali consideration, which has been lost in increasingly touristy spots. Kindness may be the motivation behind why Kyanjin Gompa is the most loved town. People treat traveler into their home like they are their own family.

Landscapes & Views

The stunning views are the number one reason why most people come to travel to Nepal. One can see snow-capped tops from the very first day of the trek and can see icy masses as the trail begin to get altitude. The trail is easy yet beautiful. You can see mountains like Yala Peak (5,500 m), Naya Kanga on the way. Moreover, you can also summit this peak if you have extra time on your hand. However, you need to get permissions and training to climb these peaks.

Specialty

From a logistics viewpoint, trekking in the Langtang region is the easiest of all the Himalayan treks to organize. However, this area is mostly unknown to many people. The ice-hung peaks of the Langtang Himal are seductive in their beauty, the valley they overlook is an enchanting place running east-west, parallel with the Tibetan border.

There are no internal flights to worry about, the passes are not too high (at least by Himalayan standards), and the region is well served with lodges and restaurants.

Here are some of the things you will get to enjoy in Langtang Region:

The Wildlife

Langtang Region has a national park, Langtang National Park where you can see numerous wildlife. You can see a lot of monkeys just as wild deer, dzo, enormous birds of prey and vivid reptiles.  You will never see such a great amount of untamed life on any of alternate treks rather than Nepal. It's said that you can likewise spot red panda in the Langtang Valley if you are fortunate.

The Coffee

In Kyanjin Gompa there are two or three cafés where a legitimate Italian espresso machine has been flown in by helicopter. There, you can appreciate a delightful espresso encompassed by an astounding landscape at 3800 meters!

Easy availability of Hot Showers

After the seismic tremor, numerous guest-houses must be remade. Many now have solar based hot showers with extremely high temp water. In the mountains, this is a genuine satisfaction!

Best Season to go on a Trek in Langtang Region

The best time for trekking in the Langtang Region is from October to November and March to May. At these time of the year, the climate is pleasant, and for the most part dry, making the strolling situations great.

The spring season is the perfect time to visit Langtang region for wild blooms, especially the rhododendrons, for the most part, gives the best mountain views, as the air right now is completely clear.

Winter is conceivable yet the chances of snowfall are higher, and passes might be shut, especially during pre-spring. Additionally, amid this time, huge numbers of the tea-houses also get close. The late spring/storm period is commonly unsuitable for trekking, as the trails are tricky with leeches and the mountain views are not its best.

All things considered, this is an extraordinary trek and should be possible by the one who can walk around 5-6 hours every day. The trail is not tough yet if you are uncertain about your fitness, you can always include porters to carry your loads.