Langtang, with over 70 glaciers is the valley of glaciers. The best hidden destination of Nepal, Langtang valley is 19 miles north of Kathmandu. Although close to the city, its rich eco system with the wild scenery is ethereal. Langtang Valley Trek incorporates the Himalaya’s beauty, unique bio-diversity and Tibetan lifestyle. The crystalline lakes and the tranquil glaciers along the trails are a delight. The views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang RI, Kimshung, Tserko RI and Dorje Lakpa are amazing.
Langtang Valley Trek begins from Syabru Bensi (2500m) to Chorkari RI (5050m). This trek is a blend of farmlands, glaciers, lakes, and spectacular peaks along the Tibet border. Also, Kyanjin Gompa village (3800m) presents breath taking views of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Chengdu and Mt. Dorje Lakpa.
Langtang National Park spread over 1710 sq km presents epic Himalayan penchant and bio diversity. This is second largest park of Nepal. It is home to endangered species like Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, wild deer, falcons and others. You can also find Danphe, the national bird of our country Nepal here.
Cultural aspect of Langtang Valley Trekking is rich in significance and diverse. Tamang people are the major inhabitants of Langtang valley. Also there are diverse ethnicity living here showcasing their blend of cultures. They are Newari, Sherpa, Tamang and others. Their rich culture represents in costumes, crafts, traditional houses, prayer flags and porches.
Easy access: There is no unnecessary hustle and bustle to reach Langtang Valley. Unlike treks with flight delays and cancellations, Langtang Valley Trek is convenient. Traveling by jeep for half a day gets you to Syabru Besi. From where walking for about three days will take you to Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa.
Also, the less busy trails at any time of the year make trekking in Langtang a serene escapade.
Is Langtang Valley Trek for you?
Langtang Valley Trekking is a moderate trek suitable for any level of travel enthusiasts. One doesn’t need a prior trekking experience for this trek. The trekking trails are flat in most places either ascending upwards or descending. Yet, we recommend to do stamina build up exercises to prepare for the trek.
If you consider this trek too extreme for you, do check our Langtang Valley Heli Trek. This is an 8 days easy trekking journey to enjoy the aerial beauty of the heavenly Langtang Valley.