Nepal’s Langtang Region is a mystical and mythical place to trek in. The place endows the serene feeling of mountain wilderness as well as the spiritual awakening to many. The presence of centuries-old monasteries and Tamang heritage villages in the lap of mountains make it the most loved place in Nepal. If you are looking for short trekking trips into the Himalayan landscape, the region is an ideal choice. Moreover, the place can offer the best experiences of the Himalayan lifestyle, Buddhist ideologies, mountain vistas, and diverse vegetation.
The Everest Region and Annapurna region of Nepal is the major trekking destinations. However, the Langtang region is also not far behind. There are equal terms of attractions in the region too. Ironically, the region is underrated among trekkers across the globe. Interestingly though, those who trek on the trekking routes of the region will again visit the trail the next time. Therefore, the region is a splendidly candid and worthwhile place to spend a trekking holiday.
2015 Earthquake & Langtang:
In 2015, Nepal experienced a devastating earthquake killing more than 8000 people. Among many affected areas of Nepal, the Langtang region was hit the most. Additionally, the Langtang Lirung Avalanche and landslide further damaged the area. In fact, the entire village of Langtang was under the mud and washed away. Therefore, there is a new settlement nearby the village. For years, the trekking activities in the area were abandoned. The people of Langtang are so intrepid that life has come back to normalcy. Trekkers can find good teahouses and lodges in trekking. The people have risen with more vigor and determination. Therefore, if you want to do trekking in Nepal; do the trek in the Langtang areas. Participate in the intrepid passion of the Langtang people. Witness the great changes that people of the region have done to showcase their great hospitality.
Monasteries and Tamang / Lama Villages :
Tamang or Lama people are ethnic hilly people of Nepal. Most of these people live in the Langtang areas. They have their own language, culture, and traditions unlike regular Nepalese people (Brahmins, Chhetris, Dalits). Most of these people follow both Hinduism and Buddhism. However, Buddhism is their major religious ideology. Therefore, trekking in the trekking routes of the region offer the best knowledge for these people.
Apart from their villages, the region is rich in monasteries too. These monasteries are not ordinary ones. In fact, these monasteries are centuries old. The monastery in Kyanjin Gompa in fact has a rich history of more than 300 years. It shows the kind of religious and mythical significance of the area.
Gosainkunda Lake of Langtang Region:
People often believe that you must visit the area at least once in a lifetime if you are a Hindu or a Buddhist. The core is the presence of a sacred lake the Gosainkunda Lake. The lake is equally important to both Hindus and Buddhists. Nepal is known for religious tolerance and harmony. The importance of the lake to both sets of followers signifies it. Witness such magnificent harmony in the lap of mother nature by trekking in the region.
According to Hindu mythology, the lake was formed after Lord Shiva hit his trident into the rocks of the area. He was in utter pain when he engulfed the poison that was about to destroy the universe. In order to get relief from the pain, he threw his trident and thus appeared the water. Therefore, there is a belief that those who take bath or drink from the lake will have their sins washed. So, in order to experience such divinity, trekking in the region.
Trekking routes of the Langtang Region fall within the Langtang National Park. The park is rich in vegetation and wildlife. Temperate deciduous forests to sub–alpine and alpine forests are available within the park. Different types of endangered species of animals and insects have their habitat inside the park. The most interesting animal inside the park is the endangered species of Red Panda.
Popular Trekking Routes of Langtang Region :
Travelers can find different types of trekking routes in the region. From short to long and low altitude to high altitude trekking trips is possible to do in the region. Interestingly, all the trekking trips within the region fall under the FIXED DEPARTURE TREKKING TRIPS.
Short Trekking Routes are:
Long Trekking Routes are:
- Langtang Ganjala Helambu Trek
- Gosainkunda Langtang Melamchi Trek
- High Altitude Trek:
- Yala Peak Trek or Climbing
- Tsergo Ri Trek or Climbing
- Ganjala Pass Trek
- Cultural Trek Route:
- Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
- Pangsang Pass Ruby Valley Trek * (Combines places of Ganesh Himal Trekking Region and Langtang Trekking Region)
The region has so many wonders of Mother Nature. You can find countless reasons to trek on these trekking routes of the Langtang Region.
- - Fixed Departure Destination (No risk of trip cancellations)
- - Tamang Villages
- - Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers & Streams
- - Monasteries
- - Diverse Vegetation (Temperate to Tundra)
- - Short to Long Trekking Routes
- - Nearby Kathmandu Valley
The Langtang Region has plenty to offer trekkers. Trekking is simply not walking uphill and downhill. It is also about understanding people and the locality along with enjoying the blissful natural attractions. In comparison to lots of trekking regions of Nepal like Annapurna and Everest region; the cost of trekking in the Langtang is very less. Therefore, at an affordable rate, trekkers can get relish the mountain wilderness as well as the cultural aspects of the Lama ethnic people.
Nature Explore Trek is proud to present various trekking packages to people across the globe hosted inside the Langtang region. Please go through all the trekking packages listed on the site. If you have any preferences, make sure to explain them to us. We will knit beautiful trekking itineraries.
Let’s explore the mystical and mythical place of the Tamang people nestled beautifully in the lap of the lofty Himalayas.
Popular Trekking Routes In the Langtang Region :