Langtang trekking is a popular and classic trek. This
trek route goes through traditional, ethnic villages and
untouched forests on the way to the peaks of
Langtang-Lirung. The highlights of this tour include a
visit to the Langtang valley, Kyangin Gompa, Langtang
Gompa, plenty of yak heards on alpine meadows and the
Lirung Glacier. One can also climb the Lang Sisa Peak
and visit Lake Gosaikunda, which is nearby. In summer
each year, the valley floor and alpine slopes of
Langtang bloom profusely with primula, poppy and other
alpine flowers that makes the trekking more exciting and
Langtang trekking is the name given to the treks from
the name of Langtang valley in central Nepal. Langtang
is a narrow valley lying south of Tibetan border. The
valley lies between main Himalaya range to the north and
small snowy peaks to the south.
One can catch a bus to Trishuli Bajaar from Kathmandu
and from there again drive down to Rasuwa headquarters
Dhunche and then to Syabrubesi from where the trek
The important mountains in Langtang region are -
1. Langtang Lirung 7246m
2. Gang Chhenpo 6388m
3. Naya Kangri 5846m
4. Dorje Lakpa 6966m
Other mountains like Hiunchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
as well as the Shishapangma mountain of Tibet are seen
from some parts of the trek.
Just next to Langtang valley is the beautiful
Gosainkunda Lake, also an important Hindu pilgrimage
site. Gosainkunda is also a popular trekking
destination. From Gosainkunda, Helambu trekking is
closer. They are just separated by a mountain pass.
Helambu is a culturally rich Sherpa settlement and
easily accessible from Kathmandu on a half day drive.
Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu are independent treks
on their own but they can be combined to make treks from
one week to 15 days long.