Trekking in Langtang
Trekking in Langtang Region an enjoyable and scenic adventure destination, the area around Langtang Himal located within Nepal Central Himalaya in between massive Ganesh and Jugal Himal mountain range.
Langtang Himal and Central Himalaya the nearest mountain range from the capital Kathmandu city of mere aerial distance 32 kms / 19.8 miles straight north that makes this region of Langtang Himal as third popular adventure destination after Annapurna and Everest region.
Trekking in Langtang Region with various options to choose around this beautiful country which is also falls close on route to Tibet / China border following the ancient Trans Himalaya Salt / Caravan route, where the great massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal forms the barrier of Nepal and Tibet-China.
Langtang Himal Region protected by Langtang National Park covering an area of 1,710 sq. kms / 660.08 sq. miles the park treasures exotic flora and fauna where elusive and endangered Red Panda and Snow Leopard often seen on walks around mid-hills forested area of Langtang Himal.
During spring times the hills and valley are alive when wild flowers are in seasonal bloom with various rhododendron species from tall trees to bush, which is also the national flower of the country.
An interesting and scenic adventure destination on trek to Langtang Region of week duration or more of two weeks with ever exciting times in the harmony of Tamang local cultures, the indigenous ancient mountain tribes of Central Himalaya and Langtang Himal range.
Trekking in Langtang Region one of the most popular trek is Langtang valley a moderate grade adventure of a week time frame both ways that involves exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach the starting point of the walks at Syabrubesi villages near Dhunche, headquarter and major town of Rasuwa district of Langtang Himal.
From the road head start walk into high hills with dense tree lines enter into a river gorge and then reach within a wide scenic valley at Kyanjin located at 3,780 m and 12,402 ft high surrounded by tiers of snow-capped peaks of Langtang Himal.
At Kyanjin where one can enjoy extra days for scenic hike to Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin- Ri at the height of 4,700 m/ 15,419 ft offers stunning panorama of whole Langtang Himal range with Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Ghengu Liru (Langtang II ) towards far east Jugal Himal and ending further east horizon with Dorje Lakpa and some peaks of Tibet in the North direction.
From Langtang valley visiting scenic Kyanjin one can end the walk on same downhill route to Syabrubesi village for drive back to Kathmandu, or extend towards high and beautiful areas of holy Gosainkund glacial pond and continue east to reach at the end of Langtang Himal high ridges reaching at Kathmandu valley rim.
Trekking Langtang Himal Region:
Nearly all months of the year except wet monsoon times from mid-June to mid-September, best months from March to May, where most of the days are fine and clear for views and walks, with longer sunlight hours but cold in the morning and night time above 1,800 m onward.
Walks will be lovely with wild flowers in full bloom, especially the rhododendron of different species from tall trees to bushes with magnolia during spring season.
Late afternoon can get overcast with snow and rain on higher hills sometimes, next good times from mid-September to December around autumn / fall and pre-winter seasons with crystal clear fine morning and day for excellent views of peaks and pleasant trek with bright starry nights .
Around autumn onward till spring seasons where days are much shorter with sun-light hours due to autumn and pre winter season, expect snow on trails sometimes on higher areas of Langtang Himal.
People and Culture:
Langtang Valley and whole of Central Himalaya region mostly populated by Tamang people the hill tribes of Langtang and Mid-East Himalaya, interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and culture of Tibetan origin, interesting ancient custom which you can notice on walks with religious monuments of Stupa and series of prayer wheels and stone slate walls.
Besides incredible views of high mountains and landscapes, where trekkers will have great opportunity to witness Tamang villages of fascinating cultures and traditional farm life visiting impressive areas of great interest.