Langtang Valley Trek is short and wonderful trekking into the Langtang region boarding with Tibet and closes to Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal. The region is comprised of the beautiful valley, landscape, culture, religion, and above all the beautiful Himalayas; making the trail a must trek region of Nepal.
A valley of the glacier is the name allocated to the region because of a beautiful glacier in the region. Langtang region is a vast area full of cultural and natural diversity, along with diverse trekking trails for trekkers to make a choice; the trail itself lays in the Langtang National Park the second largest conserved area of Nepal.
This makes the region well conserved with the flora and fauna and the ethnic groups of people like Tamang and Sherpa along with the stunning Himalayas like Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganchemp, Dorje Lakpa, and many more.
The devastating earthquake of 2015AD had its impact in this Langtang region, and the region was the most affected one, but now the story has totally changed, the region is now reopened and is very safe for any activities including trekking, beautiful lodges and hotels has been rebuild, and the local people have been resifted in the region.
Visitors are welcomed and their presence will help locals to regain their life into normalcy with some income-generating welfare of the local people and to strengthen their dignity.
Langtang Valley Trek is an amalgamation of culture, religion, and nature, so for trekkers, every step you take will be a new experience into the Himalayas with the local culture, besides this, the region itself is a holy land for both Hindu and Buddhist people, as the region includes numerous holy lakes, where lots of pilgrimage travel to attain spiritualism.
Surrounded by massif Himalayas the Langtang Valley Trek will take us close to the wildlife of the Himalayas including Himalayan black bear, red Monkeys, common Langur, Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Musk deer, Yaks, Jackals, wild boar, different species of birds, and moreover the Red Pandas the most endangered animals.
Along with the wildlife lush green forest with Chir, pine, Himalayan oaks, rhododendron, maples, etc are in abundance. All the diversity in nature along with culture makes Langtang Valley, the trail to be visited.
The lifestyle of local people like Tamangs and Sherpas, their daily activities, ritual ceremonies, and festivals will be a fascinating experience for travelers; moreover in Kyangjing Gompa, one can visit the monastery to observe the morning and evening ceremonies done by the monks and also the very popular local cheese factory( if it is not closed), hiking to Tserko Ri will add an advantage for us, as the 360° panoramic views of the surrounding areas with the mighty Himalayas will be once in a lifetime experience.
Langtang Valley Trek is an easy trek close to the city, so the trek can be done by any age group, who loves nature and are interested to know more about the people of the Himalayas. So, this can be the best choice for you to be in the Himalayas.
Discover Altitude has a specially designed Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary with frequent field visits by our professional staff to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below. For the convenience of our client minute detailed itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures, and the map has been provided.
As it is a medium trek in the Himalayas, so trekkers can visit this trail every season throughout the year. Regarding the Langtang Valley Trek Cost, it varies from the number of Days and also the number of Trekkers.
If the above itinerary doesn’t match your interest, we do have a different trekking itinerary in the Langtang region. Some of your best choices can be Gosainkunda Trekking, Tamang Heritage Trek, and Helambu Circuit Trekking
The itinerary can be customized according to the limitation of your time and interest.
How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek?
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the closest trekking trails into the lap of the Langtang region with the numerous Himalayas. It is just around 63 km North of Kathmandu. This closeness of the Langtang region makes Langtang trek a popular trail for trekkers who as in a short visit or are restricted with their time-frame and budget or are with the family for a trek in Nepal.
Langtang Valley trail is a moderate trek without any technical hardship, taking us to the 360° panoramic view of the wide Langtang range bordering Tibet. The trail itself is filled with green terrain, age-old villages, waterfalls, rivers, monasteries, and finally ending into the lap of giant Himalayas.
Apart from all these the trail to Langtang valley is easy-going taking us towards the highest altitude of Tserko Ri Peak (5033m/ 16513ft), but the good thing is Tserko Ri Peak is just a hiking day tour from the highest overnight camp which is Kyangjing Gompa (3800m/ 12467ft).
Whatsoever, maybe the altitude, prior trekking, or climbing experience is not required for any trekkers, and there is nothing to worry about the altitude sickness as we will be at a lower altitude for the entire overnight camp.
These days, multiple numbers of trekkers get worried about the Langtang trekking trail because of the devasting earthquake of 2015 AD. As the earthquake affected, almost all the villages of the Langtang region killed tourists and also locals, and the trail was destroyed as well.
But this a history now, the village has been rebuilt, teahouse and lodges started operating and the locals are ready to welcome visitors, with the well-maintained trail.
Reconstruction of trails and villages along with hotels has beautified the Langtang region to bloom at its fullest, making Langtang as beautiful, safe, and secured as before the earthquake.
Benefits of Langtang Valley Trek
The first thing a trekker set in his/her mind while thinking about trekking is no doubt Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek or to some may be Round Annapurna Trek, but these trails are moderately difficult along with more time consuming and a bit expensive in terms of money.
Of course, the Langtang valley trek can be an optional trail for many! Now the question may arise why?
To answer your queries, there are certain benefits of trekking into Langtang valley. Some of them which matter a lot for trekkers will be its a beauty! Langtang is close to the main city of Kathmandu. Trekkers can reach the starting point of the trail in just 7 hours from Kathmandu. This drive will be full of the beautiful colors of nature and culture, with the Himalayas.
Moreover, the trail of the Langtang valley is filled with varied vegetation, Tamang culture, and of course the Himalayas. Fewer trekkers dream of exploring the Langtang region which makes Langtang a less crowded trail than Everest or Annapurna.
Now, the Langtang trek is cheaper in terms of price, this is due to the short distance from the main city Kathmandu and also the number of days required for the trek is less.
Another thing is Langtang trek is simple without any prior trekking experience. This can be accomplished by any age group and gender, making this a family trek covering the camp with 5-6 hours of hike every day, and the entire trek can be completed within 6-7 days in a smooth way.
No matter, when you are trekking Langtang valley, there is always a better option to select teahouse and lodges, with your own selected rooms facing towards the Himalayas.
Due to fewer trekkers, Langtang valley provides a number of excellent teahouses and lodges run by family members. Trekkers will not be worried about sharing a twin-bed room with the unknown nor will they be worried about waiting in queue for meals.
The other thing never to miss about the Langtang trek is the culture of local people. The majority of inhabitants are Tamang, an ethnic group that migrated from Tibet. They have their own culture, religion, and custom, similar to Tibet.
This makes Langtang a semi-Tibet trek in terms of culture and religion. People are friendly and helpful, their hospitality makes us feel home away from home.
Now, the last but not the least about the Langtang trek is its diversity, not only with nature and culture but also with trails. Trekkers will have multiple options to divert the trekking trail. They can convert this short trek into Gosaikunda trek, Helambu trek, Langtang valley trek, or Chisapani-Sundarijal trek or can end up with Lauribinayak Pass, which are a very popular destination.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the shortest trails into one of the fabulous trekking trails of the Langtang region. This trek starts with a guided city tour to some of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal.
This will be an off-the-beaten trek in the senseless trekker's trek into the Langtang region. There are diverse trails, which help trekkers to end up in a different location. Filled up with varied vegetation and the high Himalayas, the Langtang valley trek is a low-risk trail into the lower attitude but with a hike to Tserko Ri Peak (5033m/ 16513ft).
Langtang valley trek is a thrilling adventure with a steady climb, panoramic view, followed by rich vegetation and exotic culture and religion. Mainly inhabited by the Tamang community, whose descendent can be traced back to Tibet, still holding their age-old culture and religion.
Apart from all these, Langtang Valley Treks offers pictures of post-earthquake (2015AD) development and local hospitality. Your visit will help them to regain their dignity after a great loss in the earthquake. In other words, our trek will help them regain their loss in some way.
How safe is Langtang Valley Treks
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the shortest treks in the entire Langtang region and is also closely located with the main city of Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley Trek can be accomplished within a short span of time of around 6-7 days for any novice and further can be customized for 5-6 days for regular trekkers. The trail is fair enough leading us into numerous villages of Tamang settlement. This is the regular trial for locals as well.
With the majestic view of nature, the Himalayas, and exotic culture the trail will take us to the highest altitude of 3800m which is Kyangjing Gompa.
Further, a day hike will take us to Tserko Ri Peak (5033m). This will be the highest altitude to steep our feet. Tserko Ri Peak is a great viewpoint for the panoramic view of the great Himalayas and the Langtang region itself.
Apart from the trail, there is a sufficient amount of teahouse for accommodation and moreover, people are friendly and helpful. All the lodges and teahouses are run by native Tamang people, this makes us feel a home away from home.
All this makes Langtang Valley Trek safe and easy-going at the low altitude mainly covering the villages of the Tamang community.
Best time for Langtang Valley trek
Langtang region can be trekked throughout the year due to its lower altitude, but to explore its exotic beauty spring and autumn are the best season for Langtang valley trek.
Spring includes February-May, this time of the year will make us see greenery everywhere, with the clear Himalayas. Nature will bless us with beautiful vegetation along with Himalayan flowers. And the temperature will be normal with less sweety and cool morning and evening.
Apart from spring, Autumn is also one of the best times for the Langtang valley trek, this time of the year includes August-November. During these months, the temperature will be far better as we are to enter into winter.
The trail will be clean with great views of the Himalayas, clear blue sky along snowfall very often which makes the Himalayas covered with snow along with villages. Although it gets snow the trail and view will be magnificent, no obstacle will occur to disturb the trek.