Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang area is a region toward to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. It is protected as Langtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m).  There are about 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous Oak and Maple, and evergreens like Pine, and various types of Rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, Rhesus monkeys and Red Pandas. There are also stories of Yeti sightings. The park contains the Gosainkunda lakes, sacred to Hindus. Pilgrimages are made there in August. Another spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa.

The scenery here is spectacular, and the trek more adventures as the area is visited by fewer tourist. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a range of 6000 to 7000 meters. The main ethnic groups living here are Sherpas and Tamangs. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife including migratory birds, dear, monkeys, Tahr and Pika. The best time for trekking in the Langtang area is spring and autumn. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well served with tea house making independent trekking quite possible. But, there are no such facilities in the Ganesh Himal area or Ganja La area.

Having trek to Langtang and Helambu reflects you the unique possibility to watch Nepalese of west to east Himalaya. Langtang and its several peaks along with fresh water lakes of this region such as Gosai Kunda, Saraswati Kunda and many other small lakes situated at the height of more than 4300 mt will create manifold interest and enthusiasm toward nature.

Mythical stories of these lakes enriching our legends and Nepalese religions tradition. So, people from Hindu religions go to worship there to pray homage to Lord Shiva (the god of universal). So, it has multidimensional destination for tourist, religions people, romantic people etc. This region has variety of possibilities regarding trekking and tours. Due to variation of altitude you can follow your chosen trail for your comfort. You will be at the height of 5500 Mt for acclimatization along with easy rescue operation at that place. In this trek the Gosainkunda and Gyanjala passes are the most preferred passes for high altitude Trekkers. An Extended from a low altitude of 2000 Mt to high altitude of 7000 mt covering an area of 1710 sq km.

Langtang and Helambu regions is the second largest conserved National Park of Nepal enriched by 1000 species of flora and 150 different species of birds and many wild animals such as Tigers, beers, deer, Wild sheep. This region is full of mountains: Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kangri (5846m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m).

You can close your eyes, testing the smell of the wind, hearing the sound from the mountains, touching the warmth from the sunshine, smiling on the smiling faces. You are on the top of the world. 

 

Trekking Highlights

  • Wildlife such as red panda
  • Monkeys by the trail
  • Stunning views of glaciers
  • Lakes and mountains
  • Amazing photogenic sunsets
  • Cheese made from cow milk
  • Possibility of peak climbing
  • Dense forests
  • Langtang is a culturally rich and diverse national park

 

Getting There:

Access to Helambu is particularly easy and quick. Sundarijal, which is one of the most convenient starting points, is an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Other possible road heads are at Budhanilkantha, Kakani and four hour drive away at Melamchi Pul. For Langtang and Ganesh Himal the choice is limited –drive to Dhunche in Rasuwa district. The road then continues to Syabrubesi from where Ganesh Himal and Langtang treks can start. Hindu pilgrimage site and popular tourist place Gosainkunda can be reached from either of the two routes. However, the way via Rasuwa is easier. Buses leave regularly from the Balaju Bypass close to the main bus park at Gangabu.

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