Langtang trekking is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal. It is one the most loved trekking route among the tourists who come in contact with Himalayas on foot. The trekking in Langtang region combines the one of the remote and spectacular valleys in Nepal, along with the high mountain lake– Gosainkund and the beautiful valley called Helambu. Langtang Gosainkunda trekking, Langtang valley trekking, Langtang and Helambu trekking, Helambu valley trekking, are some of the prime areas that are most commonly visited and are situated in the north of Katmandu.
Langtang is a narrow valley lying at the south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246m) lies to the north; Gang Chhenpo(6388m) and Naya Kanga ri (5846m) lie to the south and Dorje Lakpa(6966m) at the East of the Valley.
Langtang trekking begins from the lower Langtang valley, through the forests and along with the Sherpa villages and farmlands of the people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet. Once this route was an important trading route with Tibet, therefore, most of the villagers and peoples here still are involved in trade. On the way of trekking, one can have a trek through Langtang National Park. But, wildlife is not easy to spot in a forest setting, we also have chance to see some wild animals and birds. Among them are the monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful Danphe.
We continue our Trekking to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m), which is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There is an airstrip at Chhaldang to Kathmandu, a short distance east of Kyangjin. While our visit to the Yala Cheese Factory, we can have a view of small lakes beyond Yala, where we reach within half a day walk from Kyangjin Gompa. The Kyangin Gompa is located on the top of the valley, where we stop overnight and visit the local yak cheese factory and have a view of the glaciers, which is also a gateway to Tibet and we return back to Syabru village and make a trip to Sing Gompa, a place where the holy lake Gosainkund is situated and we cross the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), and continue south leaving the Langtang region and reach at Helambu valley and subsequently at Chisapani and return back to Kathmandu.
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular tourism activities. It is one of the special sports for mountain lovers. The trekking is one of the best ways to experience the natural beauty, diverse cultural heritages, and varied geographic conditions of this country. That is way, thousands of trekkers visit here every year to capture the scenic views and explore the spirit of adventure. The trekking is not just walking up to mountains; it is the gradual way of experiencing the diverse religion, culture, language, ethnic and geography of the country.
Nepal is known as the paradise and best destination for trekkers in the world, as it has some of the most spectacular trekking routes. The trekking here in the Himalayas, can either be one day hike or a month or more hiking in the mountains passing through villages in the shadow of towering snowy peaks, valleys. The trekking routes here in Nepal pass through the forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak and through the sub tropical region to alpine and different landscapes, lush alpine meadows and rocky snow covered passes, ice falls, glaciers, high altitude and frozen lakes.