Being one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal, Langtang valley draws a number of adventure seekers every year. The culture and the landscape encourage people to trek in Nepal and explore Langtang. Did you know the beautiful Langtang valley was the third greatest trekking areas of Nepal? Although the valley got devastated in 2015 earthquake, there is no reason to take the step back. And if you love trekking, Langtang could be your next walking holiday.

Few tourists and a close feel to the environment:

Even if there is a dramatic drop in tourism after the earthquake, the tours and travels have started picking up their business. However, there is no significant increase in traffic jams across the Everest base camp trek or Annapurna treks. There is no 8000m peak other Langtang that is standing well with a height over 7000m, and there is an expansion rears up to 3km at the east.

The mountain view:

This is the prime reason why most people come trekking in Nepal and choose this place for trekking. Langtang Lirung is the highest area of the place dominating the skyline from Kyanjin Gompa village. From here, you can see the snowcapped peaks and glaciers closely.

Easy access to Langtang trek:

If you want, you can walk there from the outskirts of Kathmandu and climb through Helambu passing the holy lakes of Gosainkund. Moreover, the half-day jeep ride will lead you to Syabru Besi that comes in the bottom of the valley. It will take 3 days of climbing to lead you to Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa at the head of the valley without any cross or passes.

Diverse culture and landscape:

While rising through Helambu, the lower part of the Langtang valley trek, you will pass through the rich forests field with worth exploring wildlife. Gradually, you will explore the pinewood split by waterfalls, high valley with yak pastures, open skies and glaciers. You will get here some beautiful flower displays while exploring Nepal  along with the blend of cultures from Newari, Hindu, Tamang, Sherpa and Bhutia.


Camp or tea house?

You can camp in the Langtang valley or can camp from Kyanjin Gompa or cross the Gajna La Pass while spending 3 days on the way down. You will find no more tea houses until you reach Tarkeghyang.

Kyanjin Gompa is the last inhabited village in the valley that is situated at the height of 3800 meters. While walking alongside the Langtang river, you will find no teahouse further, and you can rent a tent, camping gear and take some food with you for the camping for a night or more in the valley.

The wildlife:

There is a national park, where you can see many animals, where you can find a lot of monkeys, huge falcons, wild deer, dzo, colourful lizards. Some people say that you can spot red panda in Langtang valley.

While capping off here, rhododendrons are the treat for forest lovers. And, if you’re one of them, then hiking in the spring can give you an amazing experience. It will be full of oaks, bamboo and other beautiful greenery, through which you can take a peaceful walk.

Author's Bio: 

The author is the owner of a company that arranges Langtang Trek during the Nepal trekking seasons. The author is also a trekker and writes travelogues and blogsfollowed by many.