Lantang Trek Information:
Langtang Trekking. Langtang is situated close to the Tibetan border in the north of Kathmandu. The scenery here is splendid and the trekking is more adventurous as visited by fewer trekkers. The forest in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, Monkey, Thar, and Pika.
The Tamang people living in Langtang Region resembles the religion of Tibet since the people are believed to be inhabited through Tibet to the very place. Langtang trek goes through the larch and rhododendron forests engulfed with wild flowers and birds. Spring time is the best for trek to this region. You won’t miss the golden weather of Langtang area where you can see the crystal mountains, wild birds, and the greenary forests waiting for you to explore them.
The area is rewarded with the stunning views of the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal in the west & even as far as the Annapurna massif. A series of undulating ridges offers delightful walking before descending to the edge of Kathmandu.
Major Attractions: Langtang National Park, the habitant of endangered Red Panda is the major attraction here in Langtang region. If you are lucky, you will get to see this rare Red Panda. You will also see the culture of Tibetan origin people which is another attraction.
The Langtang trek is a trek with real heart. The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses — all within easy reach of Kathmandu.
However, the Langtang Valley is almost devoid of visitors these days as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their farms.
Trekking in this beautiful valley will support the people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way. This is not charity; this is the business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit and be a part of local solutions when you choose to trek in Langtang.
The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.
If time is limited and money isn’t an issue, consider adding a helicopter ride out from Kyanjin. Not only will this shorten the trip significantly and prevent you from needing to retrace your route, but you’ll have unforgettable views that can’t be had any other way.