Langtang region is situated 51 kilometers north of the capital city, making it easily accessible from Kathmandu. This trek provides lots of scenic beauty of magnificent Himalayas in a short period perfect for those who have limited time. Langtang region trekking is an ideal blend of splendid cultural villages, Tamang Heritage Trek, and Scenic Langtang valley with the holy lakes at Gosainkunda and the spectacular Helambu valley. The Himalayan views are unforgettable plus the trails are less crowded and you get to interact with friendly locals. Following Everest and Annapurna regions, Langtang is the third most favorite destination of the trekkers coming to Nepal.
Langtang region is home to some magnificent high mountain peaks including Langtang Lirung at 7,246m. You will also get a chance to view the peaks of Langtang II (6,581m), Mt. Gangchhempo (6,387m), Langtang Ri (7,246m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), Ganesh Himal I (7,406m), Ganesh II (7,150m), and many more countless peaks. It’s amazing how you get to view all the major Himalayas of Nepal ranging from Makalu in the East to Annapurna in the West. The other major attraction of the Langtang region is Langtang National Park, which was the first Himalayan National park in Nepal and is currently the second largest National park in the country. Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan Thar, Assam macaque, and Red pandas are some of the exotic animals inhabiting this park. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees in this area include the deciduous oak and maple, evergreens like pine, and various types of rhododendron. From the spectacular Himalayan range to the lush green forest with rich wild, Langtang region trekking has it all.
Tibetan refugee peoples, who escaped at the time of war between China and Tibet, are also the inhabitants of the Langtang valleys. You can experience cross-cultural diversities of Tibetian and Nepali ethnic groups. Tamang, Lama, Gurung, and Sherpa are major inhabitants of this region. The villages in these regions are remote and you may come across a few unique monasteries. Kyangin Gompa at 3,800m is one of the popular monasteries of this region. Langtang region is also known for its Yak Cheese Factory.
Langtang Region trekking is full of wildering adventure, the breathtaking Himalayan range, and rich cultural heritage, and the best part is that a two- week trip could cover all the areas.