Langtang Region: Langtang region, located at the north of capital city and bordering Tibet is protected as Langtang National Park. This is regarded as the closest and easily accessible yet magnificent trekking destination in Nepal. It has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). The ultimate destination of this […]
Langtang region, located at the north of capital city and bordering Tibet is protected as Langtang National Park. This is regarded as the closest and easily accessible yet magnificent trekking destination in Nepal. It has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). The ultimate destination of this region is Cross Lauribinayak Pass (46100m). Amazingly, you get to see almost all of the major Himalayas in Nepal ranging from Makalu in the East to Annapurna in the West. Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can also be viewed from this region. Therefore, after Everest and Annapurna regions, Langtang is the most preferred destination of the trekkers coming to Nepal.
Langtang region comprises beautiful places with both natural and religious tenets. From holy lakes of Gosaikunda to natural hot springs, we can explore variety of landscapes in this region. Trekkers can enjoy the diverse culture and lifestyle of Sherpa and Tamang people. People here are earning their living through tourism and yak farming. Yak cheese factory here is also one of the destinations to be at. People here are believed to be from the Tibetian origin. Hence you can also experience cross cultural diversities of Tibetian and Nepali ethnic groups. Lifestyle of Tamang, Lama, Gurung and Sherpa community living in this region look similar to Tibetians. Hindus and Buddist devotees visit this region with religious faith.
Specialities of this region Langtang village excursion, exclusive Kyangin Gompa view, Yak Cheese Factory, Langtang glacier sights, Langtang Lirung expedition, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Visit holy lake Gosainkunda, Cross Lauribinayak Pass (46100m) Sherpa Culture at Helambu.
The Langtang Valley trek used to be one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, until the earthquake hit in 2015. Now, tourism is slowly coming back to the region. My Nepali friend encouraged me to go trekking in this area but I left it until my third visit to the country to follow this good advice. Then, I went twice in two months! Here are ten reasons why it is one of the best treks in Nepal, and why you should do this trek.