Langtang Trekking Blog– Information About Langtang Region Trekking

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Langtang is one of the most popular trek to do in Nepal. Langtang valley Trekking falls under moderate trek where it can be fruitful for both the beginner and experience trekkers. Langtang is located in the north east part of Nepal. Many trekkers who have done Langtang region trekking rated Langtang valley trekking highly by its different & wonderful features.

Trekking to Langtang doesn’t offer you to view the mountains above 8000 meters but the panoramic views from the Kyanjin Ri or Tsergu Ri is something extraordinary.

The 360 degree view of the Langtang range is major attraction of Langtang trek. Not only the mountains the local culture of Langtang is also the major attraction which the trekker doesn’t want to miss.

a cup of tea before trekking towards Tesrgu ri in langtang trekking
Langtang national park is easy trek to get close to the glacier & see the Icefall from Mt Langtang Liring.

The trail of Langtang is not as famous as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp but it might be the best choice for the trekkers who have limited time and want to indulge with the beauty of mountains, diverse landscapes and culture.

Apart from it Langtang is also famous for its birds, vegetation and wildlife which are well conserved in the Langtang National park.

Langtang National Park

Langtang national park is the fourth protected area/national park of Nepal. Langtang National Park is regarded as the home of variety of birds, vegetation, wildlife, lake and mountains.

While trekking to the Langtang national park you can get the view of rich flora and fauna and wildlife such as vibrant pink and red colour rhododendron, red panda, Himalayan thar, black bear, snow leopard and so on.

During your walk, you can hear birds chirping and see few flying here and there. The chirping of birds surely motivates you to walk and relief your pain of walking. If you know how to wisthle like bird – talking with birds while trekking is much of the fun you can do in Langtang treks.

View of snow – capped mountains is one of the major attraction of Langtang national park. One of the popular lake of Nepal i.e. Gosainkunda Lake is also situated at Langtang national park.

Kyanjin Gompa – Famous village of Langtang Region Trekking

Kyanjin Gompa is a village and has Monastery, it is one of the major attraction of Langtang valley trekking.

The kyanjin village is full of well-constructed buildings used as lodges and tea – house. You will surely be amazed to see kyanjin gompa hotels and lodges. It is because being at altitude of 3860 meters there are big buildings around.

a cup of tea before trekking towards Tesrgu ri in langtang region trekking
Langtang national park is easy trek to get close to the glacier

Kyanjin Gompa settlement is dominant by Tamang people who follows Buddhist religion. It is the acclimatization place before you start your hike to Kyanjin Ri or Tsergu Ri.

Langtang Valley Trekking Trail

Langtang valley trekking is one of the most popular trek inside Langtang national park. Your trek to Langtang valley starts from syabrunbesi. Following the trail from syabrunbesi, you have to cross various suspension bridges.

Langtang valley trail is one of the beautiful trekking trail of Nepal because you will be following the trail by the side of the river. The blue water river can be the motivating tool for the trekkers to walk efficiently.

Looking back to the valley of Langtang river
River valley of Langtang national park – while looking back from Kyanjing village

Along with river, the trail also cover dense forest. Trekking through the dense forest will provide the fresh air to breathe while trekking. The fresh air inside the dense forest inspire you to walk more without feeling any sort of difficulty.

On, the trail of Langtang national park you will also got an opportunity to view the snow – capped mountains along with diverse landscapes.

Types of Langtang Trekking

All the Langtang region trekking are popular due to less traffic on the trail and easy accessibility. Langtang region doesn’t only offers you to trek to Langtang valley.

There are various trekking areas inside the Langtang region. The common Langtang region trekking are gosainkunda lake trek, helambu trek, tamang heritage trail trek, Langtang circuit trek and Langtang ganjala pass trek.

monsson trekking in Langtang
Trekking inside Langtang national park in Monsoon

Among them, Gosainkunda lake trek is one of the popular short trekking inside Langtang region. Gosainkunda trek route and Langtang trek route are separated after a short hike from syabrunbesi.

Helambu trek and tamang heritage trail trek are famous to explore the local settlement and their culture and tradition.

Accommodation at Langtang

tea houses of Langtan trekking trails
Tea Houses during the trekking will be like these in the picture

Langtang region houses were highly affected due to 2015 earthquake. Destruction of houses leads various difficulties to local people where they have to sleep in tents and camps for certain period of time.

Langtang valley after earthquake
Langtang village was swiped by earthquake while this village got saved by a rock cliff.

But over the years, Langtang has made massive improvement in terms of rebuilding the houses and lodges. You can find large number of teahouses and lodges on the Langtang region trekking.

So, the accommodation for the trekkers is not the thing to worry about. The teahouses and lodges provides comfortable beds and blankets for the trekkers.

Langtang Trek Cost

Langtang trek is regarded as the budget friendly trekking in Nepal. The trek to Langtang doesn’t require compulsory flight to take for the trekkers which leads to make the trek less expensive.

However, if you want to fly back by helicopter you can opted it too. Nepalgram has Langtang valley helicopter trek package.

The accommodation and food cost in Langtang is quite reasonable for the trekkers. So, the Langtang trek cost can be fruitful for all kinds of trekkers.

trekkers on langtang region
Solo trekkers to Langtang national park waiting for their friends

Equipment’s required for Langtang treks

Langtang trek can be considered as easy for the experienced trekkers where the beginner may find it moderate. It doesn’t matter whether you are experience or beginners, carrying the equipment is the key for all. Necessary equipment plays great role to make the trek easy or difficult.

Carrying lots of equipment which may not be necessary can also be burden for the trekkers during the trek. So, make sure to pack the right equipment during the trek. Here, we have provided the list of equipment’s that are necessary for Langtang trek;

  • Duffel Bag
  • Raincoat (especially in monsoon and winter season)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water Proof Jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Thermal Base layer
  • Trouser
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hiking Bag
  • Hiking Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • suns cream
  • Cap/Hat
  • Trekking Pole
  • Water Bottle
  • Inner Garments
basic accomodation seen at Bamboo during langtang trekking
Bamboo village of Langtang Trekking trail

These are the useful equipment’s for Langtang trek. Make sure to carry all the listed equipment’s in order not to face difficulties and complete the Langtang trek easily.

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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