Langtang Region Trekking
Just north of Kathmandu Valley, lies the Langtang region
, bustling with spectacular scenery and adventurous treks, with fewer tourists visiting the area. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal
, ranging from 6,000 to 7,000m. To the south life, the Gosainkunda
and Helambu regions
can be combined into the trek increasing it from a 7 to a 21-day trek.
Designated as Nepal’s inaugural National Park in 1971
, the area is home to the Tamang and Sherpa people
, their religious practices, customs, and dress resemble that of Tibetan culture
. The forests in the Langtang region
are lush with sub-alpine vegetation and exotic wildlife such as; migratory birds, deer, monkey, Tahr and Pika. The best time for trekking in the Langtang region is spring and autumn. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well-served with teahouses making solo treks safe and possible. There are no such facilities in the Ganesh Himal or Ganja La areas. An exploration through the Langtang valley
offers an opportunity to discover the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a more comfortable altitude than other trekking regions in Nepal.
Access to Helambu is particularly quick and easy, Sundarijal,
our starting point into the region, is on one hour’s drive from Kathmandu. There are other roads to choose from, Budhanikantha, Kakani and a four-hour drive away at Melamchi Pul. For Langtang and GanRead More