Langtang Valley Trek

15th Mar 2018

The Langtang Valley falls inside the territory of first national park designated in Nepal- Langtang National Park. Langtang valley is the closest Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley, a few hour drive and few hours trek takes you to wilderness vicinity of this region. Despite being proximity to Kathmandu valley, Langtang region is exceptionally beautiful as Tibetan plateau with idyllic rural panorama. Just half-day drive north to Kathmandu brings you to Shabrubeshi, the entrance point or gateway to Langtang National Park. The trail meanders through the variety of rhododendron and bamboo forest, majestic waterfalls and rugged terrain before reaching to astonishing beautiful highland valley of Nepal, Langtang Valley. Langtang Valley trek fascinates you with superb view of great peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Ganesh Himal (7,406m), Maya Khanga (5,846m), Yala Peak (5,500m), Dorje Lakpa (6,988m0 and multiple Tibetan Himalayan.

Langtang valley trekking is popular among those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the high Himalaya influenced by Tibetan culture. People living in highland of Langtang are Tibetan descendants who still practices Tibetan culture, tradition and speak their own dialects. The east-west running valley displays some of incredible alpine scenery as well as great spot to visit the unique and cultural people. Moreover, the northern east or upper end of the valley narrows to small glacier making their way down to tributary valleys and rivers. Similarly, the trek provides diverse trail route that provides many opportunity for side trip, circuit trek, mountaineering, hiking and cultural sightseeing activities. The highest point of the trek is Tsergo Ri (5,150m) that sits immediately above Kyanjin Gompa, the alpine settlement of Langtang Valley nestled at 100km north of Kathmandu.

Langtang valley trekking is perfect for those seeking short, comfortable and simply want to escape out of uncertainties of air travel. The region was badly affected by the devastating earthquake of April 2015 and some parts of original routes still remained blocked due to landslide. However, reconstruction and rebuilding of trail by local people and authority has been rapid and the valley is re-open and safe for trekking once again. The first day of trek goes through the modified route along the northern valley ridge right above the landslide affected area.

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