Langtang Region Trekking
Langtang Region Trekking
The Langtang region trekking north of Katmandu offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights. Langtang region offers splendid varieties of natural and cultural diversity with spectacular Himalayan views. The major areas in Langtang region are Langtang, Gosainkunda, Helambu, PanchPokhari and Tamang heritage trail which can be combined in many different ways to make trekking lasting from seven to 16 days. Langtang region trekking provides different experiences that could not be found elsewhere and has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes; the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges lades including Gosainkunda, parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, Dudhkunda etc are the important sacred place of Hindus and Buddhists.
The Langtang region is covered with pine, spruce and juniper forests and the habitat for the red panda, different kinds of deer and many species of birds. Langtang region also comprises rich Tamang art and culture at Gutlang and Goljung, ancient Buddhist monasteries such as kyangin and Sing-gumpa, Tatopani (natural hot springs) and the historic fort of Rasuwa-gadi in the china-Nepal border. The trails are challenging with long, steep climbs and descents, often through deep forests or across glacier mountain views and interesting villages with well-established lodges.
The Langtang trek goes through the Langtang national Park, which was designated the first Himalayan National Park in 1970. The area extends from north of Kathmandu to the Tibetan border, with the highest peak in this area being Langtang Lirung at 7246m.
Helambu trek is short and easy trek have Nepal and easily access from Kathmandu. Helambu offer many Monastery visit, Rhododendron forest, superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, friendly people and after all unspoiled culture of the area. This trek is more like cultural trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different.
The Langtang valley is aptly called "the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain - view is spectacular. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring in to the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks. In the upper part of valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with icebergs floating on them and water of crystalline brightness.