The magnificent view of Langtang Lirung, Langtang RI, Kimshung and Dorje Lakpa surrounding beautiful Langtang Valley is a luring factor of this trek. Langtang Valley Trek passes through an ever-changing climate and offers trekkers an exceptional diversity of scenery and culture. There are excellent opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here, allowing some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system in beautiful Langtang valley.
Langtang valley trek takes you to 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges, and high-altitude lakes including Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda. Langtang Valley suffered a lot in the 2015 quake. Locals of Langtang Valley lost so much on that nightmare.
Through this article, we will guide you through various details regarding your Langtang valley trek.
Langtang National Park
Established in the year 1976, Langtang National Park is the first Himalayan National Park of Nepal. This huge national park with an altitudinal range of 6,450m (21,160 ft) covers an area of 1,170 square kilometers in Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalanchok districts. Despite being the most easily accessible highland sanctuary from Kathmandu, Langtang National Park stills remains as one of the most unspoiled national parks of Nepal.
The chief attraction of this park is the Langtang range in the north and several lakes in the south. Some of the most attractive areas of the park include the Langtang Valley, the holy lakes at Gosainkunda, and the forested hillsides above the village of Helambu.
Langtang Circuit Trek
The Lantang Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations of the Langtang trek region. This circuit is very famous for the great panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. This thrilling Langtang Circuit Trekking combination connects the breathtaking Langtang Valley with the holy lake of Gosainkunda and the Helambu Trek. You’ll pass Syabrubesi which is the starting point of Langtang circuit trek which takes you to Langtang valley and towards Kyanjin Gompa. Passing through Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll reach Gosainkunda.
Here you can watch beautiful sunrise and enjoy the breathtaking view of the very sacred Gosainkunda lake. Gosainkunda, the holy lake of Hindu and Buddhist, is the main highlight of this trek. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake area every year, especially during the Janai Purnima festival every August. The next destination in the Langtang trek is the Laurebinayak pass which will take you through wonderful rice terraces and monasteries. During this trek, you’ll get spectacular views Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m). The best season for this trek is the Spring and Autumn seasons.
While planning for your Langtang trek, first you need to figure out Langtang weather at different times of the year. Langtang valley is beautiful all year round. Autumn and Spring season are best recommend for Langtang trek. While Autumn is regarded as the best season for the trekkers, Spring is equally beautiful as you can see beautiful Rhododendrons and other wildflowers throughout your trekking trail. The Langtang weather is seen to have dry surrounding and stable weather during these times of the year. The Langtang weather condition during Summer and Winter is quite unstable. However, March- May and August- December is considered to be the best season for Langtang trek.
Helambu trek on the way to Langtang trek is the perfect short trek in the Langtang region. Helambu trek from kathmandu is a week long trek that starts from Shivapuri National Park, Kathmandu. During your trek to Helambu, you can enjoy beautiful views of stunning mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling and Gauri Shankar. As one of the less explored trek, this region has been able to preserve its natural beauty as well as its culture. The trek is said to be a straight forward, low altitude and suitable for mixed ability hikers. Many trekkers come down from Gosainkunda Pass or across the Ganja-La pass from Kyanjin Gompa and Panch Pokhari area to take advantage of short overland journey to get back to Kathmandu via Helambu Route.
The area is inhabitant to the Hyolmo people, an ethnicity who exhibit similarities to both the Tibetan and Nepali culture and yet is unique in its own way. As the trek passes you through the Langtang National Park, the Helambu trek will treat you with the sight of some rare birds and animals. And if you are lucky enough, you might also be able to spot the Red Panda. Helambu Trek is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine both natural and cultural scene. You will enjoy visiting the culturally rich Tamang villages, Buddhist Gompas and the fantastic landscape with rice fields.
Tamang Heritage Trek
The seven-day Tamang Heritage Trek is located at the North of Kathmandu valley. Located on the way to the Langtang trek, the Tamang heritage trek trail is a newly opened trekking route located between Mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Reflected by its name, this trek allows you to encounter and experience Tamang people and their culture. During your Tamang Heritage Trek, you can experience some of the most beautiful sceneries along with the peaks of the Langtang Himalayas close to the Tibetan border. This trek also starts from Syabrubesi.
Throughout the Tamang Heritage Trail the travelers can have views of mountains like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Historically the Tamangs have been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. On top of that, they were among the worst-affected groups during the 2015 earthquake. So, trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail helps bring a source of income to the Tamang people in this area.
Panch Pokhari trek
Panch Pokari is named Panch Pokhari because there are a total of five divine lakes in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. Panch Pokhari trek, also one of the newly opened trekking trails in Langtang trek, is a wilderness trekking and newly promoted trekking route in Nepal that is named after five holy ponds and Hindu pilgrimage. During this trek, you’ll come across a few beautiful lakes which are the most outstanding part of Five Lakes trekking. One of the emerging and beautiful off-the-beaten-path trekking adventures in Nepal, Panch Pokhari Trek makes the trekking experience marvelous with unbelievably peaceful sceneries, breathtaking views of mountain ranges, and wonderful cultural traditions.
This trek starts from a place called Chautara which is about an hour's drive from Kathmandu. The route goes uphill passing through forests enriched with bamboo, pine, oak, rhododendron, and alpine vegetation. From the top of Panch Pokhari (4100m), you can enjoy an excellent view of the Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosaikunda, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.
Kyanjin Gomba on the way to Langtang Trek takes you into the heart of the Langtang Region. This region overwhelms you with the alpine forests and also provides a stunning perspective of Langtang glacier. Kyanjin Gompa or Monastery and the Lirung glacier are the primary highlights of Kyanjin Gompa region. During your visit to Kanjin Gompa, you will be amazed by the Langtang Lirung Glacier looming over the village, surrounded by the peaks of Langtang Lirung, Changbu, and Langtang Yubra. Another attraction in this area is the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint.
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