The Langtang Region of Nepal lies directly north of Kathmandu, situated between the famous Everest and Annapurna Regions. Just a day’s drive from the capital city, the Langtang Region is a precious, often overlooked gem of Nepal. The region proudly boasts the Himalaya’s first National Park: Langtang National Park. The trails are much less crowded than the more famous trekking areas, but the scenery is arguably just as spectacular. Because there are so few trekkers in the area, you will have a more peaceful, yet adventurous experience here.
Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters/ 23,710 feet) is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal. There are not any 8,000+ meter peaks within the Langtang Region, however, Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet), the 8th highest mountain in the world, is visible on the way to Gosaikunda Lake. By the way, Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred pilgrimage site that thousands of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims visit each year. It is an amazing experience to visit during the Janai Purnima festival.
The mountain views of the Langtang Region are incapable of words. The peaks are pristine and untouched. Equally marvelous are the people that inhabit these beautiful mountains and the foothills beneath them. For example, take the Tamang Heritage Trek and learn about their way of life. They are some of the most hospitable people in the world. Along the Tamang Heritage trail, trekkers stay in a homestay with a Tamang family. It is a meaningful experience with lifelong memories.
Wildlife found in Langtang National Park includes the Himalayan black bear, the Himalayan tahr, the gray catarrhine monkey, musk deer, snow leopard, and the beloved, yet rare Red Panda. The ecosystems in Langtang are thriving and the rich biodiversity is there to prove it.
Discover this mountain paradise with us! There is something for everyone there. We would feel privileged to show you the time of your life in the preciousLangtang Region. September to November and March to May are the best seasons to trek in the Langtang region, though it is possible to trek throughout the year.
Please keep it your priority to trek with strong concern to the villages and remember that you will come and go, but this is their home. The area is fragile and under great pressure from tourism and development, so trek with care.