Langtang Region Trek
The Langtang region Trek sits next to the Tibetan border and garners the attention of both pilgrims and trekkers alike. Mostly an underrated region, this region comprises of some the astounding trails with a delinquent view of the jaw-dropping Himalayas along with the delicate dance between man and nature that is not found elsewhere in the world. With options ranging from multiple day treks to shorter ones and heritage treks to peak climbing, the Langtang region trek is a paradise for both experts and novice travelers.
Major Highlights of Langtang Region
The Langtang region trekking is easily accessible from the Kathmandu valley as it sits just north to it. There is the option of either starting from Chisapani or Sybrubensi. The Langtang region offers unparalleled natural scenery as it resides in the enchanting Langtang National Park. (1710 sq. km.) The major treks such as the Langtang Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek, Tamang Heritage Trail and the Langtang valley trekking mandate us to enter this park. The trail provides a euphoric experience as you’ll walk through dense rhododendron forests. You might even get the opportunity to observe the shy red panda. This trek also has a high wild animal encounter rate. Relish at the sight of icy giants like Langtang Himal (6596m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang Ri (7246m), and Yala Peak (5500m). Yala Peak is the sole most famous destination for peak climbing in the region.
As you venture through the quaint Buddhist settlements of Kutumsang, Tharepati, and Phedi, you’ll get acquainted with the lifestyle of the Sherpa and Tamang people with some sprinkles of Tibetan culture. Learn more about their cultures by taking the Tamang heritage tour, and pray at the Kyanjin and Shin Gompas. The Langtang region is the bearer of the mighty Gosainkunda Lake, which according to Hindu mythology, was created by Lord Shiva to quench his thirst. The lake feeds the Trishuli River too which we can observe on the road. Along with lakes like Bhairab Kunda and Saraswatikunda, these lakes represent gems on the barren snowy region and in winter they turn completely solid.
The best time to trek in Langtang region is from October to November and March to May, with October being the most popular. The increasing elevation means that you have to indulge in heavy climbing and this region is pretty cold so warm clothing is a highly recommend.
Trekking destination at Langtang region
Surrounded by the pristine Himalayan peaks, lush forests, and scenic lakes, Langtang makes one of the most popular trekking experiences. Langtang Valley Trek brings a mystical, adventurous, and cultural essence of the ancient trans-Himalayan trade center of Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek trail lies inside Langtang National Park, a country’s first Himalayan national park. The Langtang Valley Trek is the perfect combination of nature and culture which entertains travelers with Tibetan-Buddhist culture and Langtang Himalayas.
The 11-day trip commences at Kathmandu city upon your arrival. The first leg of the trip takes you on a cultural journey of Kathmandu city where you’ll get to witness some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. A short drive from Kathmandu will take you northwest to Sybrubensi, where the trek commences. Further, the trek advances northward through the lush forests and vegetation of Langtang National Park along the Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. You’ll pass along many ethnic villages inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people en route. Lama Hotel, Mundu, and Ghodatabela are of the villages you’ll cross before reaching the Langtang village. You’ll trek further deep into the mountains towards Kyanjin Gompa.
A full-day tour allows the visit to the nearby Buddhist monastery and a local cheese factory along with hiking the peak of Tserko Ri (4984m). Here, you can hike to the Tserko Ri (4984m), where you can catch the panorama of the pristine local peaks including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Tserko Ri (4984m), and Yala Peak (5,500m). You’ll retrace your and descend to the village of Sybrubensi via Langtang village, and Lama Hotel. Langtang Valley Trek is suitable for any kind of trekkers. The best seasons to visit Langtang are spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November).
Being naturally elegant and culturally rich, Nepal is a trekker’s paradise welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is one of the trekking routes that perfectly blend the intact natural splendor with unexploited cultural beauty. Culture, traditions, costumes of indigenous Tamang community, the architecture of mountain house, the view of majestic peaks, diverse terrain, and vegetation in the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is set to left anyone spellbound.
This 10 days long trek of Tamang Heritage Trail assures jovial trekking experience to the trekkers. The journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu followed by a day drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi. The trek begins here, as do most of the treks to Langtang. Then, the trekking route traverses through the charming Tamang villages like Gatlang and Tatopani. At Tatopani, a fine natural hot spring bath awaits the travelers. Further on the trip, you reach Nagthali followed by Briddhim. Tamang heritage trail trek features the extraordinary perspective of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and Tibetan mountains.
The trekking trail is named from ‘Tamang’ one of the ethnic groups of Nepal from Tibetan origin. Tamangs are famous for their colorful cultural costumes, along the trek you will see their houses decorated with wooden carvings. Travelers can also enjoy the hospitality of local home-stays during the trek. They can also go on villages walks to witness the local rituals, costumes, lifestyle, and cultural practices of local residents. The trekkers will come across many Buddhist monasteries, natural hot-springs, waterfall en-route. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek provides you all the natural and cultural adventures you have been seeking.
For those that are in search of tranquility and solitude, the Gosainkunda lake trek will definitely exceed your expectations. Tantalizing views of the snow-laden mountains along with religious hymns and a chilling sense of liveliness is what builds the Gosainkunda lake trek and furthermore, prepare for a spiritual awakening too. Traversing through the Langtang National Park, the Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a brilliant depiction of the beauty of the region.
An 8-hour drive takes us to Dhunche with picturesque views of the Trishuli River, green hills, and far away mountains along the way. From Dhunche, we begin the long walk to Thulo Syabru. The route amazes us with a delightful display of wilderness and slight glimpses of Tamang settlements. The trail gets a bit steep and uphill on the trail to Lauribinayak. The views of the Annapurna and Langtang Himalayan range further invigorate us. Walking along mountain-side cliffs and desolate land ultimately leads us to the Gosainkunda Lake. The lake sits on the base of mountains and its water feed the Trishuli River.
Gosainkunda lake is a pilgrimage hub and you can see people busy in prayers here. The lake has a religious history that dates back to Lord Shiva. After exploring the lake, we begin our way back. We head towards Chandanbari and along the way, we can see local people and fellow trekkers. The descending trail demands full attention and we take a breather at Shin Gompa. From Chandanbari, we again arrive at Dhunche where after packing our stuff we head on the road to Kathmandu.
The Langtang Gosainkunda trek combines natural and spiritual diversity of Nepal. Explore the world-famous Langtang valley and also glacial lakes of Gosainkunda region, make chance to hang out with local people and their culture. The trek through to Langtang National Park with beautiful vistas of mountains blanketed by snow and valleys with patches of settlement and sparse vegetation. The feeling of wilderness and solitude sinks in as you head further North onto the Tibetan plateau.
With a peek into Nepalese lifestyle, the trip heads from Kathmandu to Langtang region as the trek starts from Sybrubensi. A few steps into the wild and you get the feel of the remote setting. Mountains appear up north and towering hills form a gorgeous pool of valleys. Passing Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village, we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we explore the local monastery and hike to the Tserko Ri (4984m). Retracing our steps, we reach Lama Hotel and head to Thulo Syabru. From here, we head to Gosainkunda passing Shin Gompa on the way. Along the way you will pass numerous villages like Ghopte, Chisapani, and Sundarijal. The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek concludes in Kathmandu.
The entire trip is made alluring with views of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Moreover, the exploration of Langtang National Park on the trek allows you to relish the abundance of natural beauty and biodiversity in the national park. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is crowded during August as pilgrims’ flock the trail to take a holy dip in the sacred waters of Gosainkunda.