It is always useful to acquire hands-on knowledge about Langtang if you plan to do Langtang trek. Here we share some practical tips about Langtang trek.
Langtang trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is situated about 130km distance from Kathmandu. There are multiple trekking routes for Langtang trek depending on your interests and time availability. Langtang trek, Gosaikunda trek, Tamang Heritage trek are three major trekking trails in Langtang region. Each of these trails has various similarities and differences in terms of attractions.
Broadly speaking Langtang trek offers you the
opportunity to capture majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges.
Much of the trekking trail covers Langtang National Park, one of the oldest
national parks, which is a natural refuge for many endangered wild animals such
as red panda, snow leopard and Himalayan black bear.
The other major highlight of Langtang trek is
a visit to Gosaikunda Lake which is located at the altitude of 4380m. This is a
religiously sacred lake which draws of hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims
and Bon shamans during Janai Purnima festival in the month of August. Another
major feature of this trek is the unique culture of Tamang and Tibetan
communities. There are many medieval monasteries and chortens in Langtang
region including Kyanjing Gompa, Sing Gompa etc which are worth a visit.
Langtang Trek in Nepal
in Nepal is one of the most picturesque and magical Himalayan treks. It affords
you the luxury to walk up to the base of Mt Langtang Lirung (7227m), visit
Kyanjin Gompa and learn about Tibetan Buddhism and Tamang culture and enjoy a
memorable trek through Langtang National Park. Langtang trek in Nepal is a bit
adventurous in that you will also have the opportunity to climb Tsergo Ri peak
(4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m).
Langtang Trek altitude
trek altitude varies from lowest Syabrubesi (1460) to highest Tsergo Ri (4984).
Kyanjin gompa at 3870m is another highest point you will reach on this trek
along with Gosaikunda Lake which is at an altitude of 4380m.
Langtang National Park
National Park is second oldest national park in Nepal established in 1976. It
is the biggest Himalayan national park in Nepal. Spread in a total area of 1710
sq. km., the park provides a pristine habitat for flagship species like Red
Panda, Snow Leopard and Black bear.
Langtang National Park from Kathmandu
Highway is the only highway to reach Langtang National Park from Kathmandu. The
famous trekking starting point for Langtang National Park are Dhunche and
Syabrubesi, situated 114 and 129 km from Kathmandu respectively.
Valley is one of the beautiful Himalayan valleys in Nepal. Langtang Valley
includes Langtang National Park, Gosainkunda Lake, Langtang Village and
Kyanjing Gompa and Tamang Heritage trekking trail.
Langtang Valley trek
Valley trek covers some of the major spots including Gosaikunda and Kyanjing Gompa. Trekkers can extend this
trek to Langshisha Kharka beyond Kyanjing Gompa. Lantang Valley trek
encompasses Langtang National Park and its pristine biodiversity.
Langtang trek map or Langtang valley trek
Langtang trek map or Langtang valley trek map from our photo gallery or you can
buy map in bookstores in Kathmandu.
Langtang trek itinerary
trek itinerary varies in duration, starting from 5 days to 14 days trek. Langtang
trek itinerary can be adjusted as per your time availability and interests.
Langtang valley trek itinerary
valley trek itinerary includes some of the major landmarks of Langtang
trekking. Kyanjing Gompa, Gosaikunda Lake, Lantang village all fall on Langtang
valley trek itinerary.
Langtang trek route
only one langtang trek route which starts from Syabrubesi to Kyanjin Gompa and
back the same way. Along the route you will pass by to Lama Hotel and Langtang
Village. Interested trekkers can extend the trip up to Gosaikunda.
Langtang Trek 7 days
trek 7 days is one of the most famous trekking itineraries for Langtang trek.
This is an exciting and enjoyable trek without much stress on trekkers.
Langtang trek 5 days
trek 5 days is a shorter version of LAngtang trek 7 days suitable for those
have less time. It includes all the major attractions in a Langtang trek.
Langtang valley trek cost
Langtang Valley trek cost about US$70-80. The price includes all accommodation,
transportation and permit fees.
Langtang trek after earthquake
trek after earthquake has been quite successful due to rise in number of
trekkers. Since the earthquake, Langtang trekking trails have been restored and
Langtang village in particular is back on its feet with 60% of rebuilding
Langtang valley trek after the earthquake
Valley trek after the earthquake in 2015 is again open to welcome trekkers. The
trail from Lama Hotel all the way to Lanngtang Village have been repaired and
is safe for trekking. Likewise Langtang village has also been rebuilt from
scratch in full community participation.
Is Langtang open for trekking
open for trekking? This is an obvious question trekkers ask especially after
the earthquake damaged Langtang trails in 2015. It has been over 4 years since
the earthquake and the good news is that Langtang trail is again open for
trekking. The trail was repaired by the locals and is now safe for trekking.
The community of Langtang village came together in solidarity and cooperation
to rebuild hotels and houses in Langtang village. New hotels and homes have
sprung up from the ashes of the earthquake to welcome trekkers.
3850m, Kyanjin Gompa is one of the highest Buddhist monasteries in the
Himalayas. It actually sits on the lap of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m) and
commands breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa
among others. Made of wood and stone, Kyanjing Gompa contains the statue of
Guru Rimpoche and Buddha. You can visit Kyanjing Gompa on Lantang Valley Trek
and Lantang Trek.
about 15km or 45 minutes drive from Dhunche, Syabrubesi is the second and last
bazaar on Langtang trekking trail. It is the starting point for almost all
trekking trails in Langtang. Nowadays vehicles take you all the way to Syabru
besi from Kathmandu, a distance of about 80km. There are plenty of lodges and
guesthouses in Syabru besi.
Kathmandu to Langtang
from Kathmandu to Langtang is necessary if you would like to do Langtang
trekking. Langtang is a Himalayan region famous for beautiful Langtang and
Ganesh Himalayan ranges, pristine wildlife and colorful culture and lifestyle
of Tamang and Tibetan people. Everyday public and private buses easily take you
from Kathmand to Langtang and vice versa.
Basecamp trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in Langtang region.
The goal of this trek is to reach the base camp of Mt. Lantang Lirung (7227m)
and on your way you will visit Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa and climb Tsergo
Ri peak (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m). Langtang base camp trail enters
Langtang National Park, which is home to many beautiful wildlife species
including Red Panda and Snow Leopard. You will also have opportunity to visit
Langtang village, which was completely destroyed by 2015 earthquake, learn
about Tamang and Tibetan culture.
a Himalayan region with land elevation reaching 1800m through 4400m. Together
with surrounding Himalayan ranges that measure above 7000m, Langtang weather
varies depending on the altitude and the season you are in. It is a lot warmer
at lower elevation as compared to cold alpine climate near Langtang village,
Kyanjin Gompa and Gosaikunda.
speaking September through November is the best time to visit Langtang when
there is ample sunshine for flowers and trees to bloom and trekkers to enjoy
unobstructed beautiful views of Himalayan peaks. The next best timing is
Spring, starting from March till May, when yaks move up looking for pastureland
and birds descend to intermingle with variety of flowers. Langtang weather from
June to August is occupied with monsoonal rains whereas December till February
is challenging because of snowfall and freezing temperature.
Langtang trek or Poon hill trek
trek or Ponnhill trek, which one is better for me? No matter which one you
choose, you are guaranteed to experience the Himalayas. Langtang trek situated
directly north of Kathmandu is a longer trek that takes you to the laps of
Langtang Himalayan ranges. On the way you will enjoy rich biodiversity and
wildlife of Langtang National Park and visit Buddhist Kyanjing Gompa to
experience 360 degree views of Langtang range. The maximum height you will
reach is either Tsergo Ri peak (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m), depending on
trek is destined to take you to Poon Hill (3190m), one of the best vantage
points, to see unparalleled and majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and
Fishtail mountains. This is a few days trek that begins and ends in Pokhara. On
the trail you will come across famous villages of Ghorepani, Ghandruk and
Langtang trek without guide
Langtang trek without guide is possible but not recommended. Langtang
trek is an adventurous trek that involves climbing to higher altitude and
passing through wilderness area. There have been many cases in recent past
where trekkers have lost their way, got stranded resulting in death. Even with
a good map, it is highly advised that you take a licensed guide from a
registered trekking company. Trekking guides will be able offer their expertise
based on their experience and take a prudent decision especially in times of
Best time to do Langtang trek
time to do Langtang trek is either during Spring (Mar-May) or Autumn (Sep-Nov).
Over these periods, you are likely to see unobstructed and clear views of
Himalayan peaks, witness beautiful scenery of flowers and activity of chirping
birds and enjoy balmy and warm weather.
How difficult is Langtang trek
being an adventurous peak, Langtang trek is graded as easy to moderate making
it eligible for all levels of trekkers. Unlike other Himalayan trekking trails,
Langtang trek makes a gentle and easy climb to higher altitude. Acclimatization
is rather easy perhaps due to sizeable vegetation in upper reaches. You will
have reached Kyanjing Gompa at above 3000m before you know it.
Langtang trek how many days
trek comes in different durations. The total trekking days of Langtang trek may
range from a minimum of 5 days extending up to 3 weeks. Langtang trek is quite
flexible so you can adjust the trekking itinerary as per your interests and
time availability. No matter what itinerary you choose, you are guaranteed to
get all the experiences.
How long does the Langtang trek take?
trek can be approached both as a short trek or long trek. You can complete the
entire Langtang trek in just a matter of 5 days. However, if you have more time
at your disposal, then the same trek can be stretched up to 3 weeks.
Where to start Langtang trek
usually starts from Syabrubesi, which is 14km or 45 minutes drive from Dhunche.
Indeed Syabrubesi is the launch pad for all Langtang trekking trails. The
distance from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is around 80km. Syabrubesi is the second
biggest bazaar in RAsuwa district after Dhunche and hosts standard lodges and
hotels with 24hr electricity and internet.
Langtang trek in January
trek in January is possible but not usually recommended. During January,
Langtang region receives a lot of snowfall making it risky to go to higher
Langtang trek in February
trek in February is not a favorite time for many trekkers as higher parts of
Langtang region are still cloaked in cold and temperatures remaining below 0
Langtang trek March
trek begins from March, which signals the start of spring season. Trekkers are
recommended to take benefit of this period of year to do Langtang trek.
Langtang trek April
Langtang region will have entered into mid-spring season. Flowers bloom in the
forests, birds sing songs and the Himalayan views are simply majestic. Langtang
Trek in April is the best choice.
Langtang trek May
trek is possible during Spring season, March through May. May is the last
window period for you to visit Langtang trek and enjoy its beauty under a balmy
Langtang trek June
trek in June is possible till the second weeks of June. The climate and weather
is still warm and scenery of majestic Himalayas still worth capturing.
Langtang trek July
trek in July is not recommended due to monsoonal rains. The clouds will make
the visibility poor to observe Himalayan ranges and the trails will be too
slippery and fraught with leeches in lower elevation.
Langtang trek August
Due to the
onset of monsoon season characterized by heavy rains, Langtang trek in August
is not recommended.
Langtang trek September
beginning of September, Langtang trekking trail again welcomes trekkers. You
will enjoy warm weather, beautiful panorama of Himalayan peaks and surge in
Langtang trek October
is the peak season for Langtang trek. Thousands of trekkers go on Langtang trek
to witness the majestic beauty of Langtang peaks and acquire the bliss of
pristine nature. This is also a time for local festivals.
Langtang trek November
the Langtang region will have reached the height of Autumn season. All around
you will witness green forests, colorful flowers, gurgling rivers and majestic
views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Langtang trek in November it the
Langtang trek December
trek in December is feasible into and until the first two weeks of this month.
Take this opportunity to do Langtang trek. By mid-December, winter will have
fallen on Langtang region making it too cold to trek in the area.
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