Langtang National Park

face of joe in the picture shows Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty, the picture is from the top of kyanjing ri, however.

General description of Langtang national Park

Langtang National Park is renowned as the first Himalayan National park of Nepal & the first snow leopard conservation area which was then announced as red panda protection area as well. Langtang national park was established in 1976 AD. Langtang valley trekking is one of the famous trekking inside Langtang National Park.

Among the protected areas of Nepal, it is fourth established protected area and 1st Himalayan the National Park of Nepal. Lately this region of Nepal is famous for trekking and climbing activities.

Langtang National park is the most preserved national park of Nepal. Saying that, most of the Langtang national park territory is unexplored till this date. Langtang National park is the second largest national park of Nepal covering an area of 1710 sq.km. National park covers Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok and Nuwakot districts of Nepal. The Langtang National park’s elevation ranges from 1500m to 7234m high above the sea level.

sunrise at the last village of langtang national park
Langtang valley trek this is a low altitude trek but has very close to the towering mountains from both Nepal & Tibet.

The high altitude destination, where you can trek in Langtang national park is home of Gosaikunda Lake, one of the holy lake of Nepal (also famous as frozen lake). Gosaikunda is located at an elevation of 4364m situated inside Langtang National Park. Gosainkunda lake is one of the famous pilgrimage site for buddhist & hindu and and surely a beautiful trekking destination.

The highest point of the Langtang National park is the summit of Mount Langtang Lirung with an altitude of 23770 ft. Dorje Lakpa range with an altitude of 6988m is 2nd highest peak inside the Langtang National Park.

view from one of the famous hiking destination in Langtang region
Kyajning ri or Tsergu ri are 2 major side trips from Kyajning gompa of beautiful trekking destination in Langtang valley, Nepal.

Langtang National park is the one of the beautiful and versatile protected area of Nepal where you can find the spiritual places, stunning landscapes, natural beauty, verities of flora and fauna, remote wilderness, marvelous mountain ranges and can explore the culture and tradition of local Tamang people, while doing trekking in Tamang heritage trail. These Tamang communities are staying in the Langtang region for thousands of years when barter system existed and Langtang region used to be a trade route of asia via Nepal.

People from upper Langtang Himalaya range of now are the migrants’ of Tibetan ancestors.

Sports & nature at National park

The main activities you can do in Langtang National park are trekking, tour and Mountaineering, Bird watching, Rock climbing, rafting, Jeep tours, expedition of Langtang, Dorje lakpa and peak climbing to the summit of Yala peak, Yubra peak, Nayakang peak are fascinating. And you can also enjoy the activities such as exploring the culture and tradition of local Tamang people in village tour package or volunteerism package.

View of december trekking in langtang national park
Langtang national park has best to offer in the winter. Only for those who are from no snow fall countries. It is because – during winter surrounding hills of langtang region gets covered with snow & makes you feel inside the wilderness of the mountains.

Trekking and Mountaineering in Langtang National Park includes;

Tamang Heritage Trek offers the culture, tradition, languages and lifestyle of local Tamang community resembling Tibetan tradition inside Nepal. All the culture and tradition of Tibetan people are similar to local Tamang people; interestingly there is lingual similarity between the Tamang of Langtang regions to Tibetan neighbors.

prayers flags infront of the local house
When you see prayer flags infront of the houses – it tells the religion of people living in that house is Buddhism. And yes these colors of the flags has meaning which your tour guide can explain better.

During Tamang heritage trek you will be enjoying the majestic views of mountain ranges in everyday of your trek. The eye appealing mountain ranges you can see there are; mt Ganesh Himal, wide Gosaikunda range (Gosaikunda pass connects Langtang with Helambu trekking trail) and the beautiful ranges of Langtang with tallest mountain Langtang Lirung, mt Manaslu & its range, Mt Dorje lakpa, Mountain range of Annapurna Himalaya and several mountain from Tibetan side.

In Tamang heritage trek you will be offered to experience the homestay at Bridim and you will also be offered with the experience of staying in natural hot spring at the place called Tatopani village. Tatopani translates to hot water.

Langtang Valley with Ganja la pass trekking can be a perfect package for those people who are seeking an adventure and thrill in out of their regular life. During this trek you will be passing through the high pass called ganja la pass located an altitude of 5122m.

view of gnaja la pass range seen in langtang national park area
Trekkers have to cross this mountain range when they do Langtang valley with Ganja la pass trekkig

Crossing over the high pass of 5122m height, Ganja la pass can be one of the best experiences of everyone’s life for an ultimate adventure and diversified scenery in the Langtang region. During this trek you will be visiting the local village at Langtang, helambu and enjoy the panoramic views of more than 8 peaks above 6000m and few seven thousanders and one eight thousander peak – Mt Manaslu; very close and clear.

The majestic White Mountain view of Langtang region is major attraction of Langtang high pass trekking. Some of the mountain ranges from Langtang region which you will see in langtang Ganja la pass trekking are Langtang Lirung (7234m), mount mt Dorje lakpa (6966m), mount yubra (6035m) etc.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the famous trekking destinations of Nepal for several reasons. Every year over 1000s’ of local as well as foreign tourist are registered trekking to Langtang Gosaikunda lake region. Nepalgram recommendeds Gosaikunda trek as a perfect destination for the beginner trekkers, trekking in Nepal. But for the best experience we suggest you to contact us for a perfectly tailored itinerary.

Gosaikunda is a holy lake of Nepal at an altitude of 4364 m.

In this trek you will be witnessing the 360 degree view of mountain ranges with beautiful Gosaikunda Lake and many other lakes in its surrounding. There are more than dozen of small and big size lakes in the Gosaikunda region.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek is mostly preferred by Hindu and Buddhist followers who visit massively in the Nepali festival of janaipurnima (this is birthday of Buddha and hence called Buddha purnima). Langtang Gosaikunda trek is best for those love to explore the nature, do an adventure, walk in jungle, trek on the ridge, and see sunrise & sunset atop of White Mountains, stare at the deep river valley and want to feel an adventure in basic comfort. Stories in the trek of Gosaikunda Lake, the myth and reality related to the lakes of Gosaikunda and god Shiva are interesting.

Langtang Circuit Trek is another trending spot in Nepal Himalaya where you will be witnessing many snow-capped mountain ranges, far but wide. Besides the snow-capped mountain ranges, this trek offers the rich rural culture and tradition of the local community. You will be enjoying the trekking trail of Langtang circuit with the rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) forest, Bamboo forest, waterfalls, remote wilderness and of course the extraordinary landscapes from green hills to White Mountain range.langshisha kharka of Langtang NP

To see bloomed rhododendron flower you need to come in the spring season of Nepal. That is March to June. The snow-capped mountains which you will see in this trek are mount Langtang Lirung, Ganesh himal, naya kanga ri, mount Dorje lakpa and many other majestic mountains.

Langtang valley trek is considered as an easy trekking trail of Nepal which can be benefited by beginners. It is also the less-crowded trekking route in comparison to other famous trekking trails of Nepal. So, it can be the ideal choice for those trekkers who love peaceful nature during the trek for a sole experience in the remote Nepal. Langtang Valley trek is also suitable for tight schedule and for fulfilling the desire to trek – in short days: – as this trek can be completed in less than a week time frame. In Langtang valley trek you be offered majestic White Mountain range views while spending couple of days at the center of Langtang valley at Kynajning Gonpa village. Kyanjing is the last destination for Langtang Valley trekking.

kyaning village during snowfall
Kyanjing village is the last village of Langtang valley trekking trip.

You will also be exploring the unique culture and tradition of Tamang community. The 360 degree view of the mountain ranges will melt your heart and you can achieve life time experience with Nepali hospitality in the remote and wilderness during Langtang trek. The rhododendron forest will make the entire trail colorful (there are more than 225 colors of Rhododendron conserved inside Langtang national park) in spring. The eye-catchy mountains, regular activities of locals in the remote and wilderness of national park region with pristine landscapes will be enough for you to collect the memories for your lifetime.

  • Helambu Trekking – a complete trek for mountain adventure and to Know Nepali villages well

Helambu trekking is the short trekking destination in Nepal. This trekking package can be perfect for those who want to do trekking in short vacation and want to explore mountain areas of Nepal with nature and culture with low altitude gain. In Helambu trekking you will see the high snow-capped mountain ranges, the unique culture and tradition of local community, the national flower (rhododendron) in small forests and the majestic waterfalls which are unbelievably huge.

Most of the people in Helambu region are Buddhist and in the locality of Helambu it is normal to pass by chhorten, manni walls, monastery and Buddhist prayer flags. Don’t forget to explore the hospitable society during Helambu trekking.

Yala Peak is also known as the border of Nepal and Tibet. Many years ago the region of yala peak was used as the route to transport the goods and equipment from Tibet to Nepal and Vice-versa. This Peak climbing can be the perfect choice for those who want to have an easy climbing experience in short days with less effort while traveling in Nepal.

Yala is a popular short trekking peak of Nepal. Peak lies in the Langtang region of Nepal with an elevation of 5526m above the sea level. Yala Peak climbing is considered as an easy peak in comparison to other climbing peak of Nepal and delivers wider range of snowcapped mountains.

Basic climbing skills and normal climbing equipment is enough to climb Yala Peak. From the summit of Yala Peak you will be satisfied with the eye-appealing views of snow-capped mountains ranges such as  Langtang Lirung, Mount dorje lakpa, Yubra peak, ganja la peak and its pass and many others unnamed or undefined peaks in Nepal.

Located at the boarder of Nepal and Tibet, from yala peak summit you can see lots of mountains from Langtang region as well as from Tibetan region.

Wildlife, Birds and Vegetation

In Langtang National Park Musk deer and Himalayan thar are the famous and often seen wildlife although they are the rare wildlife in the world and other wildlife seen in Langtang trek are such as red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow.

Langtang national park is the first national park in Nepal to conserve Snow leopard and now the national Park is famous for Red panda conservation area in the planet.

In the National park more than 250 species of birds can be seen including danphe (national bird of Nepal), Himalayan monal and satyr tragopan. These birds are the protected bird which can be seen in the Langtang national park. For your information, Langtang National Park is famous for Bird watching in Nepal. You can find the vegetation such as Rhododendron, Laurel, Blue Pine, sal and castanopsis Indica inside the Langtang National Park.

Entrance Fee & Permit for Langtang

Langtang National park has an entry fee of Rs. 100 per person per entry for Nepali citizen, USD 15 per person per entry for SAARC nationals, USD 30 per person per entry for foreign citizens.

About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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