The Langtang Valley sits within the first national park designated in Nepal – The Langtang National Park. The valley offers some of the most Spectacular Mountain trekking and scenery near Kathmandu. Just a half-day drive north from Kathmandu brings you to the trekking starting point Shabrubeshi. While trekking locations such as Everest Region and Annapurna Region tend to capture the attention of mountain lovers, Trekking trails such as Langtang offer a fantastic Himalayan trekking and magnificent mountain scenery experience without the impact of high volume trekking groups. This makes the Langtang Valley one of those “best-kept secret” locations that only some trekkers get to experience. Langtang valley treks provide an opportunity for very short-duration treks to still reach high into the heart of the Himalaya Mountain peaks that run along the border between Nepal and Tibet. There are so many opportunities for side treks, circuit treks, high mountain passes, traverses, and peak climbing all within the beautiful Langtang Valley. This trek pursues one of these opportunities and reaches the spectacular high point of Cherko Ri (5,033m), the best mountain view spot in Langtang valley! That offers stunning Himalaya Mountain and Langtang valley scenery. This is one of the most scenically rewarding treks in Nepal. You have the opportunity to marvel at countless snow-capped Himalayan summits close at hand and also challenge yourself to reach the heart-pounding altitude of 5033m. The highest peak of Langtang Lirung(7250m), Shisha Pangma (8013m), lies beyond the border on Tibetan territory. It is also the natural habitat of more than 1250 different types of plants, in excess of 150 bird species, and numerous other mammals.
The Langtang Valley has four main trekking routes. The first one is Langtang Valley, the second one is Tamang Heritage Trail, the Third one is Helambu, and the Fourth one is Gosaikunda Lake. These 4 different parts of the Langtang region cover most of the Langtang National park and the southern Helambu region. Langtang and Helambu regions are connected through Lauribina La pass over the Gosainkunda Lake. All routes have the facilities of locally operated hotels/lodges and teahouses. The Langtang region offers a choice of moderate to more difficult Trekking with duration ranging from 3 days to 3 weeks. Lodges operate year-round except during the peak winter when the trails are blocked. Spending some extra days in Kyangin Gumba and Gosainkunda Lake will be well rewarded. One has to be well organizing and self-sustaining to venture into remote areas of the Langtang Region such as Panch Pokhari (five lakes), east of Helambu, the toe of Langshisa glacier, Upper-level valley from Kyanjin, and over the challenging Ganja La pass in upper Langtang Valley will be great for adventure lovers.
Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub organizes different exciting, adventurous, and research trips to Langtang Region considering your safety and comfort. The well-known trekking routes of this region are Langtang Valley Trekking, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail, and Langtang circuit trekking which is a combined trek in the Langtang Region of all major trekking trails. The best time to visit is in spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, Most trekking routes in the Langtang region are well serviced by teahouses and lodges. We also offer shorter trips to the Langtang Region to those who are not able to spend more than 1o Day in the mountain, according to your time frame, interest, and budget we will organize a wonderful trip to the land of the Himalaya. Thus, be a part of the Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub and feel the ecstasy of the Himalayas.
Accommodation in Langtang Region
In Langtang Region, most of the Guesthouses are basic and simple. some of them are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower. These luxury accommodations are available in Syabrubesi, Gatlang village Langtang village, Kyanjin Gumpa, Thulo Shyafru, and Sin Gompa, Kutungsang Villages. In other Villages, teahouses have comfortable shared toilets and washing facilities. some of the villages also offer Home Stay facilities where you can stay in the local house of Tamang and experience their daily lifestyle and test their local food. in Gatlang Village and in Birdim Village these Homestays are available.
There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets.
The accommodations in the Langtang region are quite cheap. you can find a simple room with 2 beds for about 5 us dollars in most of the trekking area.
Food in Langtang Region
Langtang Region is one of the most famous regions for trekking and hiking in Nepal. Thus, The Locales are familiar with tourists and they are serving their best in their own style!
You can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles are available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. In the Tamang Heritage part of the trail, you can find 'Must Try' local food of Tamangs such as 'Dhido Sishnu' and Champa Porridge.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, fries, Chapati, etc.
The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding.
For the 3 course Meal( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners) a day it is estimated that 15 to 20 Us Dollars should be enough.
Best Time to visit Langtang Region
Trekking around Langtang Region can be done all time of the year as it is so close to the mainland of Kathmandu valley and most of the trekking destinations are below 4500 meters. However Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.
Although Trekking in Langtang region can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at high altitudes, trekking trails above 4000 meters are usually blocked by heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain and you may have to trek all day under the rain without any view. Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.