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Langtang Trekking

Langtang trekking is another popular and peaceful travel route in Nepal. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu offering a massive of trekking destinations, all available without flights. When we look at the north of Kathmandu there is  Langtang- Helambu region.  Just south of the Tibetan border. We can also explore the soaring snow-covered peaks, a gentle climate, and hospitable inhabitants. Usually, Langtang trekking is less trekked than the Annapurna or Everest region. These regions and trek are less crowded. Langtang Gosainkunda  Helambu trek journey goes through traditional, ethnic villages. With its untouched forests offering pine forest, swift mountain streams. Rugged rock, snow-capped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows are strewn. The daises and wild animals along with some scared Lakes.

This region is getting more popular and important these days with its natural beauty and exciting route. One of the shortest trekking routes in the country. The area is located in Langtang valley, which is near Kathmandu. So, before you go on this trek you can go shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu city as well. You can also get a good rest before you walk on your next adventure. The trail filled with amazing scenery, mountain views, forest areas, and many more. The region has a huge option to explore and have fun.

Langtang Region Trek

Langtang trekking regions are a hidden treasure of Nepal. We will have an easy to moderate journey in nature, culture, and adventure is Langtang trek. The entire route is filled with green forests, lakes, glaciers, Himalayan scenery, and waterfalls. In addition to that, you can also enjoy a variety of unique cultures and customs during this journey. People of various ethnicity, caste, and creed like Gurungs, Lama’s, etc can be found here. You get to be part of their different interesting cultures and values. Also, you get to witness their different lifestyles and livelihood. It’s always great to observe new people in a beautiful place, Isn’t it?

Furthermore, When you have walked this long way through all these amazing natural adventures, all you need a new hot meal. you can try different foods also during the trek. The more variety of people of different ethnicities and religions live here, you get to taste the new and delicious meal as well. And during the Langtang Trek of seven days as well, you get to enjoy this local delicious food. Moreover, these foods are super healthy for you.

Langtang trekking is an amazing experience and set of memories that you will never forget. It is just like being part of precious nature and enjoying the present in the lap of the Himalayas.  during our journey, we will also enjoy cold weather and can walk in snow. You can have fun with the snow-flakes..just like you do at Christmas right?  Most of the time we will spend here with the lap of gorgeous Himalayas, surrounded by green hills, waterfalls, etc. And this amazing trek will make you realize how tiny you are and how tiny is your existence.

Visit the Langtang National park

One of the major attractions of the trek: Langtang National Park. This national park is famous for its rare wildlife and birds and vegetation. It seems like a small natural world of its own. And you can visit the park on the way. And it will add up to your excitement to go on this trek and find out a lot more about the area.

Most of this region falls into Langtang National Park hosting a variety of natural splendors. From lush valleys alive with Langur monkeys.  We will walk in the rhododendron forests bursting with spring color. There is also a surprising amount of old-growth wood: chir pine, rhododendron, alder, and deciduous conifers.

in Langtang trekking plants like rhododendrons, larch, wildflowers, gentians, primroses, epiphytic orchids, etc. are abundantly in the area. 1000 species of flora and many wild animals such as Tigers, wild boar, red pandas are there. similarly, pica, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar (wild goat), rhesus monkey, common Langur also can be seen.  snow leopard, rare Himalayan wildlife and including hawks, hoopoe, cuckoos, barbets, owls, nightjars, laughing thrushes, black-capped sibias, Red-billed, parakeets, etc. more than 250 species of birds are the main attraction for the Langtang Trekking region. These diverse animated birds are easier to see as they often congregate in large, loud foraging parties.

Langtang trekking in Nepal

Langtang Trekking in Nepal is one of the most lovable trek options that every traveler dreams of. Since Langtang is the border of Nepal and China, it is as well as one of the important trading routes. We could see people following the rich culture. Langtang valley is also known as the safe haven for Buddhists. Gosainkunda, Lauri Binayak Pass, Kyanjin Gompa are some of the purposes to visit Langtang.

The coldest season of  Langtang trekking in Nepal is starting in December which is the last month of the year. Trekking Langtang in December will amuse you with the winter beauty. Though the time is cold daytime in this season, it is lovely and warm with a clear sky. Walking from the lower altitude of 1400m to the highest point of Langtang at Kang jin gompa 3900m is pretty hard.

Nepal Langtang trekking varies from moderate to extreme weather conditions. The nights are much colder than the day, and the temperature may drop to minus. that is why you can have pin-sharp views of the Mountain in December. Naya Kang (5,844m) and Yala Peak (5,520m). Since Nepal was devastated by the destructive earthquake in 2015, the entire settlement of the Langtang valley was affected no only by the earthquake. Its aftershock led to many dangerous landslides.

Langtang trek in Winter

If we trek in winter you will find the road or the route less crowded. We can also visit the Langtang in the winter season and can explore its nature. Snowfall, wild winds, and extreme temperatures make this trip more fun and memorable. It is always possible to enjoy pleasant weather during the day.

Walking along with the quieter frozen surrounding and the pristine landscapes will be added benefits the view of the Langtang valley wearing the blankets of the dense snow is phenomenal. The problem of starting the trek in the early morning is the views of the mountain peak are not quite clear but, if we wait until the sunrise, the fog will clear up and, we can get the mesmerizing view of the peak. People there also say that the view gets more beautiful in early winter because of the fog.

Nepal Langtang trekking can be the perfect choice with the right kit and clothing. Enjoying the beautiful trek journey, with the unobstructed views of the mountains is what December has offered in Langtang trek. However, warm clothes, extra down jackets, and friendly sleeping bags are a must in December trekking. On the bright side, you have the trails practically to yourselves, no problems with accommodation. December is an off-season for trekking to Langtang, so tourists are very less, and you get to visit forests and mountains in a quiet environment.

 

Langtang trek weather & best season

Langtang trek is beautiful all season and it has its own glory ion each season. The weather is pleasant in Autumn and springtime. During the spring season, the trails bloom with different flowers. If you want to do the trek in great weather with clear view Autumn is the best Autumn is the most popular season for trekking in Nepal. The weather is amazing this season. The days are clear and sunny. At night, it gets cold (5 °C/ 41°F), though. The temperature also ranges between 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F).

For the more hot weather and wanted to see the rare flora and fauna, fresh and clean-washed, then trekking in Summer/Monsoon is the best option for you. The weather during your summer trek will be hot with a temperature higher than 30°C (86°F). In July, the average temperature is 12.1°C (53.78°F). Monsoon also enters Nepal in this season. So, there are many periods of rainfall in the trek. the weather is hot at this time but the rains make the temperature going down. the trail will be slippery in this weather. Summer Weather is not that popular to trek in Langtang due to rain. and the scorching sun.

The weather during the winter season i.e. December to February is cold. The temperature during the day ranges between 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). It drops below 0°C (32°F) at night. There are episodes of snowfalls and harsh winds. The lowest temperature is -3°C (26.6°F) in January. The views are spectacular and the trail is cover with snow during this season, the cold weather is challenging. Most of the tea houses close down due to a few visitors and difficulty in living conditions.

Another best time for the trek and has good weather is in the spring season. this is the second most popular season for Langtang trek. The days are long and warm in the spring weather. The daytime temperature ranges between 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F) this season. You will enjoy walking in the warm and sunny weather during the daytime.

Langtang Trek Distance

The total distance of the Langtang trek route is about 65 kilometers / 40 miles. But the Langtang trek distance every day is different and it is roughly about 12 – 15 kilometers. We will trek through The Bhote Koshi Riverside flowing down from Tibet and follows the Langtang river glacier. Furthermore, the distance until Kyanjing gompa is roughly 25 kilometers. Thus, the final distance from Kathmandu to Langtang’s start point is 147 each way.

In Langtang Trek, the hiking starts from Syabrubesi. After we arrive at Langtang Village we will visit Kyanjing Gompa and can hike up to Tsergori. From here we will again come back to Syabrubeshi to end the hiking. We can finish this hiking distance by 6 days of trekking. The distance of total trekking in Langtang ranges between 60-80 kilometers. While The average walking duration during this trek is between 6-7 hours per day. We will drive to Syabrubesi and back for the trekking.

 

 

Trip highlights  Langtang trekking

  • The view of the snow-covered Langtang valley is specular.
  • Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very carefully, inhabited mainly by Sherpa.
  • Adventuring and Challenging off-beaten snowy trails and lush green forests are eye-catching.
  • Trails decorated with prayer flags and wheels, mani stones will shock you.
  • The Langtang national park included animals like the Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys, and red pandas.
  • The view of Langtang and other peaks were breathtaking.
  • We got the chance to observe kyanjing gompa and Buddhist shrines practically.
  • There were small tea houses that sell the world’s best tea with a bonfire which makes us feel homely.
  • Adventuring and Challenging off-beaten snowy trails and lush green forests are eye-catching.
  • The infrastructure destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 was started or rebuilt, which was pretty impressive as the work was done fast.

Langtang Trekking Route

Langtang Trek Route is one of the amazing treks of the country, Nepal. It is so beautiful in terms of its views, diversities in vegetation, and culture along with the spectacular mountain views. So, as per the trekkers around the world, this is one of the most popular and beautiful treks not only in Nepal but all around the world. It is getting much more important these days with its natural beauty and exciting route. It is also one of the shortest trekking routes in the country. Langtang Valley trek is also only a few hours’ drives from Kathmandu. So, before you go on this trek you can go shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu city as well.

The stunning mountains with snow-capped in the top, and the green valleys and pretty flowers, make it small heaven of its own. The little villages in the Furthermore, Langtang trek route are filled with amazing sceneries, mountain views, forest areas, and many more. It gives travelers wide options to explore and have fun. The stunning landscapes, flora, and fauna keep surrounding you throughout your way to the destination. People of various ethnicity, caste, and creed like Tamangs, Gurungs, Lama’s, etc can be found here. You get to be part of their different interesting cultures and values. Also, you get to witness their different lifestyles and livelihood. It’s always great to observe new people in a beautiful place, isn’t it?

The long route of Langtang trekking

If you have a long holiday and you want to cover most of the Langtang trekking route you can go for  Langtang Gosaiknda Helembhu Trekking. this combines a unique and one of the best trekking trails in the Langtang Himalayan ranges. This trekking route is combined for three popular trekking trails; Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley.  It offers you a stunning view of mountains with rare veracities vegetation and a glimpse sight of wildlife. During this route, you will see the evergreen rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife. Also, it will pass by, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders. Furthermore, you will get a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow-covered white giant Langtang Lirung.

Visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkund. The Langtang Circuit Trekking route goes through traditional, ethnic Tamang heritage villages and untouched forests juniper, pine. This trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks, and to visit glaciers and sacred lakes at a comfortably low elevation. Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begin with the drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi. Starting the trek with the forests of oak and rhododendron, and then bamboo forests on the higher reaches of the trail of Langtang trekking region.

the whole  Langtang trekking route is in the  Langtang National Park which offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows strewn with daisies and wild animals. Traveling through Langtang, you will reach the Langtang valley and the friendly Sherpa village of Kyanjing where you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful Monastery.

Langtang trek 14 days

14 days trekking in the Langtang region with visiting the 3 most beautiful areas. In the second part of Langtang trekking, we will go to Gosaikunda trek which climbs more steeply through farmland and above the tree line up an alpine ridge. It also offers a huge Himalayan panorama, to reach a rocky bowl studded with scared high altitudes lakes. There are 108 lakes in this area among them the most popular lake are Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda, and Ganeshkunda which are nearby each other. Every year, these sacred places are visited by thousands of Hindu Pilgrims during the month of August on the occasion of Janai Purnima on full moon day.

Crossing over this trail will take you up to the beautiful Sherpa land of Helambu. In Helambu, you can explore the famous Tibetan gompa and experience the Tibetan culture. The trail leads to the Helambu path. Furthermore,  Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate lacks the views of mountains as Langtang and Gosaikunda but offers a close look at the village life and is fine winter or cultural trek. It’s an easy trail with a surprising amount of steep climbs and stiff descents, of the, threw deep forests or across glacial moraines. The area is inhabited by Sherpa and other ethnic groups possessing Buddhist Gompas, villages with nice terraces, and unique culture and tradition.

The three path trek offers you beautiful Tamang villages, a wide range of animals including Red Panda, Pika, Muntjac, Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, and Ghoral, Common langur, and other wild animals. This Langtang Helambu Trekking or LauriBinayak Pass Trekking is basically popular for the Tea House Trekking also Camping can be organized too. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Region Trekking can be the best trekking destinations for all those who enjoy the natural landscape and distinct cultural practices along with biodiversity

It goes in varieties of places

Trekking is famous in Nepal for its best food well, You can enjoy the great meals during the trek. The more variety of people of different ethnicities and religions live here, you get to taste the new and delicious meal as well. And during the Langtang Trek of seven days as well, you get to enjoy this local delicious food. Moreover, these foods are super healthy for you.

The Langtang Trekking region route can be explained by dividing it into various places. This trek route takes you through various little villages, riversides, mountain areas, hills, and lakesides. It is a perfect example of an amazing vacation. It not only lets you enjoy the visual sceneries but also allows you to feel like you are a part of this amazing nature, You will feel like this is your home and you will never wanna go away from here.

 Enjoy the best mountain view

The Langtang trekking region is in between the significant Himalayan range to the north and a range of gigantic peaks to the south. The Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala peak (5700m) as well as  Dorji Lhakpa (6966m) are few peaks to mention. Langtang valley has also  Sherpa and Tamang families and offers splendid varieties of natural and cultural diversity.

And finally, after visiting these amazing places your Langtang trek route will come to end. And you will return back home with lots of memories and happiness with you. At the end of this Langtang trekking, you will be wiser in terms of your knowledge of nature and culture. Also, you will find yourself more much more connected to nature and its parts. It makes you realize that no matter where you are, or no matter where you go, you are inseparable from nature. And true happiness lies not being in big buildings and top-class offices, but in the silence of woods and in the laps of Himalayas. And, we will always be there for you anytime before, after, or in between the tour.

Suggest equipment list for Langtang trekking

We are giving you a suggestion for the packaging list for the trek. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the Langtang trekking, your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

Good trekking shoes you can use them before trekking.
Sleeping bag (-20degree Celsius) if you don’t have don’t worry you can rent it in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Goretex or down jacket, if you travel in winter down jacket is good
A comfortable small day pack to carry your day belongings
Walking stick
Warm Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Lightweight gloves
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
T-shirts (2)
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary types of equipment

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Your daily hygiene things such as toothpaste, brush, soap, shampoo, small mirror
Medium wash towel

The difficult Langtang trekking route

Ganja la Pass trek is the most difficult trek of Langtang trekking region and descendant of Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans. This is a more adventurous and unique route than other trekking in Langtang. The route will offer panoramic Himalayan views with beautiful Langtang valley and Helambu valley. the trails mainly go through the alpine forests, rich flora and fauna, and high altitude pasturelands.  We will mostly trek in the Langtang National park area. The people of this area are mainly Sherpa and Tamang whose religious practices, languages, and dress are much similar to those of Tibet. The trekking has moderate temperate, sub-alpine vegetation, and diverse wildlife.

Furthermore, the excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) offers tremendous views of the Langtang Himalaya range. Our highest point that needs to pass is  (5122m) which is tough on the Langtang trekking route. While you are on the top of the pass you will find it covered with snowy ice most of the time throughout the year. We will get a stunning view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Langtang Ganja la Pass trek includes the Spectacular mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mount, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo. Also, we can get a closer view of the Yala peak and Naya kanga seems to be marvelous throughout the way. We also may need some technical items ropes, crampons, and ice axes may be exciting.

We will explore the natural splendors, from lush valleys alive with languor monkeys to the towering fir and rhododendron forests on the trail. The Langtang trekking forests are also well known for their wildlife including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and wild boar.

Hiking up to Tsergori

Tsergo Ri is closer to Kyanjin Gompa and the route up is relatively straightforward, although a bit of a slog. We will do the day hiking trip here when we have a rest day at Kyanjing Gompa. Tsergo Ri peak is in the Langtang valley trekking Region which is rise 5033 m. above the sea levels. We trek the magnificent Langtang trekking and the Himalayas views capture from Tsergo Ri peak, also the same views from Kyanjin Ri, the Kyanjin RI. It is about 2 hours hiking trip from is close Kyanjin Gompa and reaches at 4773 m. Furthermore, if you want to go to the summing of Tsergori It is about 5 hours to top and 3 hours back to Kyanjin Gompa. Don’t forget to get the pack Lunch from your tea house at Kyanjin Gompa if you are going climbing.

We can get a very close-up view of Yala peak 5,520 m, Langtang Ri 7,205 m. Langtang Lirung 7,227 m, Naya Khang 5,844m from Tsergori. While you do our Langtang valley trek package you will have a chance to hike up to Tergo Ri peak and Kyanjin Ri, these trekking itineraries are 8 days from Kathmandu.

Trek to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m)

This is another great day hike in our Langtang trekking from Kyanjing Gompa. This place is the viewpoint that sits above the Kyanjin Gompa village and east of the Langtang Lirung and Kinshung glacier. However, the trail is more climbing uphill and takes about tIt is about 2-3 hours. The Western path route is relatively tougher than the eastern path but it breathtaking mountain vista and close sights of the glaciers. Where the eastern route is comparatively easier with zigzag ascends on the sloppy grassy mountains.  While you are on the summit you feel Waho and get the magnificent Mountain views of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Yubra (6,246 m), Changbu (6,251 m), Naya Kanga (5,863 m), Kinshung (6,781 m), Dangpache (6,567 m), Shelbachum (6,707 m), Morimoto (6,150 m), Yala Peak (5,700 m) and Tsergo Ri on the north. Also, you can watch  Langtang Lirung and Kinshung glacier with together the glacier lakes.

Trek to Lamgshisa Kharka (4,285 m)

Compare to other side rips in Langtang trekking this is an easier one. We will hike in the mountain valley which is surrounding by high snow-capped peaks. We will most trek in the flat on the grassy pasture and moraine afar the human residence. You will Often passe seasonal yak pasture in the wilder gorge.  You can get a packed lunch and enough water for the day.  We will pass the stone trail in the extensive monsoon washed path mostly in the then walking bank of the river with a passing series of a stone cairn. Get the best view of above  6000 m peaks,  Langshisa Ri (6,427 m), Ganchenpo (6,387 m), and also Morimoto (6,150 m.  This is also the valley for the home of the snow leopard also regularly spot blue sheep. Around Langshisa Kharka is covered by moraine and glaciers. It is about 5-6 hours round trip from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisa Kharka then return Kyanjing Gompa

Langtang Trekking - Packages

helambu trek
USD 580

Helambu Trek 06 days

langtang gosaikunda trek
USD 520
langtang valley trek
USD 850
Tamang heritage trek
USD 690

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