Langtang Region Trekking is one of the wonderful adventures which trekkers can experience on foot. The Tamang culture, snow-capped peaks, lakes and awe-inspiring landscapes of the region makes deep impression in your heart forever. Trekking in this part of Nepal is easy in comparison to regions like Everest or Annapuran or Restricted area.
Langatang Region is located on the north of Kathmandu Valley. It borders Tibet, Autonomous Region of China. Entire region is protected by Langtang National Park covering three districts of Nepal—Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk. The park covers an area of 1,710 square kilometers. The protected area is linked with Qomolangma National Nature Preserve of Tibet. As per recent study, more than 5000 people inhabit inside the park. Majority of the population here are Tamang.
More than 25 per cent of the park is forested. It protects various species of flora and fauna including endangered animal species of the planet—Red Panda. Oak, maple, pine and different species of the rhododendrons are among common plants found here. Similarly, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan thar, rhesus monkey and many other animals inhabit here. Locals here cite the story yeti sighting but it is not proved still.
Langtang Region comprises of at least 13 peaks. They are:
Langtang Lirung 7,234 m (23,734 ft)
Langtang Ri 7,205 m (23,638 ft)
Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m (22,854 ft)
Loenpo Gang 6,979 m (22,897 ft)
Changbu 6,781 m (22,247 ft)
Yansa Tsenji 6,690 m (21,950 ft)
Kyunga Ri 6,601 m (21,657 ft)
Dogpache 6,562 m (21,529 ft)
Langshisha Ri 6,427 m (21,086 ft)
Gangchenpo 6,387 m (20,955 ft)
Morimoto 6,150 m (20,180 ft)
Tsogaka 5,846 m (19,180 ft)
Yala Peak 5,520 m (18,110 ft)
The Gosainkunda Lake which is regarded as scared pilgrimage site of Hindu is popular destination. Here more than 100,000 people visit during full moon day of August ‘Janai Purnima’ every year. Furthermore, Kyanjin Gompa is another popular Buddhist pilgrimage site of Langtang Region.
The splendid view of Gangchenpo, Gur Karpo Ri, Lingshing, Loenpo Gang and Dorje Lakpa at Tharepati will penetrate your heart. Despite being closer to Kathmandu Valley the region portrays rural landscapes of Himalayan area where there is clear influence of Tibetan culture and traditions. People living in Langtang Region are descendant of Tibetan origin.
Langtang Valley Trek, Helmabu Trek and Gosainkunda Trek are some of the popular treks of Langtang Region. More than 100,000 foreigners pay their visit here to experience natural beauty.
It is also known as Valley of Glaciers as there are more than 70 glaciers here. Sherpa and Tamang are local natives of this area. Their unique cultures, traditions and religious rituals fascinate every trekker. Their hospitality is well renowned in the world. Both Sherpa and Tamang are regarded as ethnic group of Nepal. It is a single destination that is rich in cultural and natural bio diversity.