Langtang Region

Located to the north of the capital, Kathmandu, the Langtang region is mostly famous for its narrow mountain valley at the base of the central Himalayas. The region is protected by Langtang National Park which, established in 1976, is the first Himalayan National Park of Nepal. Also, its border leans against northern Tibet. Being close to Kathmandu, it is considered the most easily accessible trekking destination in Nepal. Since its border lies in Tibet; most of the people living here hold the Tibetan ethnicity.

The trails in the region offer views of a sizeable number of the major Himalayas, Makalu in the east to Annapurna in the west, so it is contemplated as the most preferred trekking destination after Everest and Annapurna region. Another alluring feature of this region is the abundance of snow glaciers, as it is home to almost 70 glacier basins. Talking about the vegetation almost 25% of the park is covered with forest made up of deciduous trees like Oak, Maple, and evergreens like Pines and Rhododendron. The region is also home to many endangered and exotic species of wild animals like the "Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear", and many more. In addition, the region also comprises sites of immense religious background and significance like the holy lake of Gosainkunda, Shin Gompa, and Kyanjin Gompa. The British climber Bill Tilman accounted for this region as& the most beautiful valley in the world ” which also helped it to garner the attention of travelers around the world. "Helambu Trek, Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and Tamang Heritage Trek" are the few most famous expeditions in this region. There is no flight service to Langtang like those in other trekking regions making it a compulsion to travel by a local bus or jeep to Dhunche or Sybrubensi, the notable trail-heads of Langtang region trekking. Thereon, the routes vary as per the trek; however, the prominent one is the Langtang Valley Trek which goes along Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village to reach Kyanjin Gompa. As for the Gosainkunda treks, the route takes off through Thulo Syabru, Shin Gompa, Lauribina, and finally to Gosainkunda. This route descends along Thadepati, Kutumsang, and Chisapani to Sundarijal. Similarly, the Tamang Heritage Trail follows Gatlang, Tatopani, and Briddhim villages making up for a cultural awakening. 1apart from treks, the region is also famous for hosting the Yala Peak (5500m), a premium peak climbing destination, which offers panoramic views of the mountains in Langtang, Everest, and even the Annapurna ranges.

The best seasons to visit Langtang are during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) as the weather during these times of the year is pleasant and offers clear skies to observe the Himalayas-decorated skyline. The spring season provides you the opportunity to enjoy the blossoming of the beautiful wildflowers whereas the autumn season gives you the chance to indulge in the true beauty of the mountain.