August 1, 2022
Langtang Region is situated in the north-central part of Nepal. The region is a valley surrounded by snowy peaks, green hills, and settlements. The Langtang valley provides a panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is one of the popular travel destinations in Nepal after the Everest region and Annapurna Region.
Langtang region also borders Tibet in the northern part of Nepal. That’s why a lot of influence can be felt of Tibetan culture, art, and architecture
Permit fee: 30 USD for foreigners | 15 USD for SAARC nationals | Free for Below 10 years
Area: 1710 Sq.Km.
Elevation: 1000m – 7245m
Major Glacier: Gyangchempo, Langtang
Approximately 25% of the Langtang National park is forest. Trees like Bamboo, Pine, Maple, and different types of Rhododenrens are found in this area.
Rare animals like Himalayan Black Bear, Snow leopard, and Red Panda are found in this region.
Furthermore, more than 250 species of birds are recorded in the national park including the national bird of Nepal, the Himalayan Monal (Lhophophorus).
Langtang is a sophisticated region full of natural and cultural attractions. This region offers easy or moderate trekking routes as well as hard /strenuous or long circuit trekking. The popular trekking packages in Lantang are Helambu Trekking, Gosaikunda trekking, Tamang Heritage Trek, and Langtang Valley trekking. Also, you can do a circuit trek and Visit the Ganesh Himal region from the Langtang region.
We, Life Himalaya operate all mentioned Lantang Valley packages. We offer a full service-oriented trekking experience with flexible and customizable Itineraries and options.
The most popular trekking peak in Langtang is Yala Peak (5,520 m ). Langtang Lirung (7,246m) is the highest summit in the region. However, it is not climbed frequently. Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) is one of the popular climbing destinations among the mountains situated in the Langtang region.
Langtang valley has some of the best panoramic views in Nepal. Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m) provides jaw-dropping views of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and Langtang valley can be seen from the top of the Knajin Ri. The golden sunrise from the top is one of the main reasons people trek to this region. Another popular viewpoint of Langtang valley is Tserko Ri (5000m)
It is a beautiful village at an altitude of 3800m. It is the place for accommodation to perform hiking to Kyanjin Ri or do Ganja La Pass. You can find and visit a vintage Tibetan-style local monastery in this village. There are local tea-houses and lodges for trekkers to stay in.
Gosaikunda (4,380 m)
It is one of the holy places for Hindus and Buddhists. Trisulu River (famous for white water rafting) originates from this lake. There are around 108 lakes scattered around the valley.
You can combine the Gosaikunda trek with Langtang valley. It is one of the highest lakes in Nepal and it stays frozen for almost 06 months. Gosaikunda is a peaceful place providing amazing views of 02 lakes situated in the vicinity and Himalayan panoramic views.
Helambu (3650 m)
Helambu Valley is a highland valley inhabited by the Hyolmo people. It is famous for sweet Apples, amazing Buddhist monasteries, and popular pilgrimage sites. All the people follow the Buddhist religion with the Tibetan influence on it. A beautiful valley with a local belief, unseen culture, traditions, it is famous chort trek near kahtmandu and many more.
Langtang has both short adventure routes as well as long routes. The lower region trek can be easy and moderate whereas the Ganja La pass, and Kyanjin Ri are considered hard and strenuous.
Fresh meals, regular sleep, and following instructions of the Guide will increase the chances of successfully completing the Langtang valley travel. We can help you plan your trip to Langtang according to your wish.
Langtang Region only has basic standard lodges and tea houses to stay in. There are no luxury options like the Everest Region in higher elevations. You can charge your phone and batteries by paying an extra amount as the only source of electricity is Solar. The electric outlet in the higher Langtang region is only available in Dining Halls. Internet and Mobile data are available in only some places of Langtang.
We provide Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner from the lodge menu throughout the Langtang trek. There are local options like Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, Sherpa Stew, momos, Tibetan Bread, and Organic Soups.
You can find international foods like kinds of pasta, Pancakes, eggs, noodles, potato dishes and other dishes.
You can choose your food as your wish from the menu.
Likewise, you can find local alcoholic beverages like Chiang, Tongba, Juwaikhatte, etc. Mineral water and soda are available in lodges in most places. Price may vary as you go higher and higher.
Like most trekking areas in Nepal March-May and October-November are the two best trekking and climbing seasons in Langtang Region. However, Locals travel in other seasons like June-July to Gosaikunda to worship one of the biggest Hindu festivals of Janai-Purnima.
However, you can o Langtang Helicopter Tours on any day of the year.
Most people used the popular route from Dunche before. Although it is an amazing trekking trail most people start their journey to Langtang Valley through Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a one-day drive from Kathmandu
Langtang region is also accessible from Ganesh Himal through Gatlag VIllage for the circuit trek.
You can also start your trek from Sundarijal to Goksaikunda and to Langtang Valley. Other popular starting points to reach Langtang valley are Nagarkot and NamoBudhha.
You can have short trekking as well as long circuit trekking according to your holiday time in Langtang valley.
Life Himalaya operates our Langtang region treks with government license holder guides. Our guides are experienced in Langtang trekking and have trekked to Langtang valley multiple times. They are local, friendly, well trained, and informative about the places you travel to. They have adequate knowledge about the altitude, itinerary plan, and accommodations you stay in.
“Climb High and Sleep Low ” is one of the main objectives our guide will focus on throughout the trek. They will make sure to maintain your safety and health in the rough terrains and high altitudes.
We will provide a local, strong, and experienced porter to carry the luggage for trekking. One porter will carry 20 kg luggage (2 bags of 10 kg. 10 kg per guest)
We are one of the most experienced trekking agencies in Nepal. We have operated the Langtang trek with a 100 percent success rate until now. With the help of qualified guides and experienced tourism experts, we have made a suitable itinerary for the Langtang region trekking and climbing.
Arthur: Shiba hari Rijal
Langtang is probably one of the best trekking routes to observe Tamang culture enriched by Tibetan culture and Buddhism. A perfect natural heritage mixed with human culture and beliefs. I have climbed Yala peak 03 times and recently traveled to Goksaikuna and Langtang valley to relive the times I traveled here as a guide.
I can see the changes and improvements in service, accommodation, and trekking trails. It has given me a new perspective on new itinerary designing and providing better Langtang Valley packages to our valuable guests.