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Langtang Valley: A brief Information

Langtang Valley: A brief Information

18 Jun 2024 damodar pyakurel

Langtang trek is an adventurous trek around the Langtang region located in the northwest of Kathmandu. The trek can be short as well as long as it is easily accessible from Kathmandu. This trek is perfect for trekkers seeking diverse landscapes along with the experience of authentic culture. The hospitality of well-managed hotels and teahouses is amazing. During this trek, we can have a glimpse of snow-capped mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, etc.

Langtang trek was the third most popular trek of the country after Annapurna and Everest Trek. But, due to the destructive earthquake of 2014, part of the beautiful mountain Langtang Lirung broke off & a huge avalanche of ice and rocks destroyed many houses, hotels & deaths of locals too. This trekking route was closed. But, the locals are back to their land now and the place is rebuilding. Your visit to this place will provide the much-needed economy to the locals. They don’t want sympathy but all they want is travelers to return. Your trekking choice will respectfully support the locals while preserving their dignity, culture, and lifestyle.

Langtang trek is a geographically and culturally diverse trek. Starting the trek from Syabrubeshi at the elevation of 1550m, it goes up to the elevation of 5122m at Ganja La Pass. Walking around high meadows, yak pastures, we can witness the best views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Following narrow trails radiating from the lush forests followed by small streams and waterfalls, we can witness beautiful birds and butterflies. Many endangered wild animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Bears, and Himalayan Deer are native to this region. We will cross many Tamang villages like Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, etc. The locals will welcome and treat you so well. You will get to experience authentic culture and the lifestyle of the people there.

How long is the Langtang Trek?

Ideally, the Langtang Lirung trek is 8 to 12 days long. Although the Langtang Trek duration mainly depends on your capacity to walk, MyEverestTrip makes it a ten-day long journey. That doesn’t mean experts cannot trek to Langtang in less time. It can even be completed in 6 days from Kathmandu, but it involves walking for an extended hour and poses a higher risk of altitude sickness. Further, the trip can be longer if you stay in Langtang village or Kyangjin Gompa to have authentic cultural insight. The choice is yours.

How difficultly is Langtang Trek

The ten-day Tamang cultural tour is somewhat physically demanding. Wandering in the remote villages of Nepal for more than two weeks, waking up 5-6 hours each day is not a joke. However, the experts have graded the Langtang Trek difficulty as “easy.” It’s achievable by anyone with sound physical and mental health, even a newbie with no prior trekking experience. And since it doesn’t involve any technical climb, the journey becomes more accessible.

Our ideal Langtang Valley Trek package is ten days long. Among them, we will be trekking for about seven days. The Langtang Trek distance is about 80 km, and we cover about 10-12 km daily. Although the space seems less, the Trek becomes demanding as we walk in the steep terrain and rocky land before the mountains- the walking hours range between 4 to 6 hours. It gets harder to hike with a backpack.

If you wish to achieve this Langtang village cultural trek distance quickly, some preparation before the Trek is essential. Exercises such as Running, Jumping, swimming, and cycling before the tour is recommended. This training should be started a few months before the Trek. Walking with a backpack is also helpful.

Langtang Trek Highlight

  • Panoramas of Dorje lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and more
  • It has various fauna, including the endangered red panda and plant life.
  • Having traversed glaciers, an adventurous pass, and a forest is an experience of a lifetime.
  • Panoramic perspective of the Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Kangchenpo, and Dorje Lakpa.
  • Regarding treks in Langtang Valley, this is one of the shortest options.
  • Outstanding Sunset and sunrise across the Himalayas from Khynjing Ri (4810m) and Tserko Ri (4998m).
  • The Best or Among the Best Experiment with the Tibetan way of life on this short yet rewarding hike.
  • Gorgeous walk in Rhododendron woodland.

Views from Langtang Trek

The views of mountain vistas keep you excited throughout the Langtang trek. You can witness the following peaks in the trip:

  • Langtang Lirung (7227m),
  • Changbu (6251m),
  • Yubra (6262m),
  • Naya Kanga (5844m)
  • Yala Peak (5500m),
  • Tserko Peak (5749m)
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist religious heritage, is the best highlight of the Langtang Valley trek. This Gompa was made on a rock resembling camel ribs about 300 years ago. In Tibetan, Kyan translates to “camel,” and jin is called “ribs.” The people here came from Tibet a very long time about and started to build their lives based on Tibetan myths and folklore.

Kyanjin Gompa Trek started almost half a century back, and the very first tea house was made in Kyanjin in 1981. Since then, the villagers have made many great hotels and lodges with every construction material carried on a camel’s back.

Tsergo Ri (4948m)

The base of Tserko peak (5749m) is the highest point of our trip. On a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa, we climb to Tsergo Ri for the exciting views of the Himalayas peaks mentioned above.

Best season to go this trek

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas one can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons for trekking hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than in another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It’s the most famous season to go high altitude areas of the Himalayans. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January, and February are the cold months in Nepal. Day temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is a risk of winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude is usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let’s choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option for mountain climbing and high-altitude trek. In spring morning weather conditions will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, the lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season is also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July, and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves the monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost every day rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain shadow.