Langtang Region

Adjacent to the Tibet border, Langtang region trekking is one of the shortest trekking, which is popular for having stunning mountain vistas and also for exploring a unique blend of culture of Hyolmo, Tamang, Sherpa, Bhutia, whose religious and cultural practices including languages and dress have a close affinity to those of Tibet.

Adjacent to the Tibet-China border, the Langtang region trek is one of the shortest and awesome trekking trips not merely for exploring the stunning Himalayas but also the distinct culture, rituals, and lifestyle of diverse ethnic groups residing along the trail which have an affinity to Tibet. Langtang has located approximately 130 km to the north of Kathmandu valley. Langtang trek is a combination of both unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness.

Langtang region trek mostly revolves around the Langtang valley, a narrow and mountain valley nestled with the Himalayas and snowy peaks offering you awesome views of the wonderful mountain vista. The Himalayan sceneries, you will have from here are of mighty peak Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), which is the highest peaks in the areas, located just to the north from Langtang valley. From the valley, you will also see non-stop sceneries of other smaller peaks filled with snow namely are Ganjala Pass (5,122 m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m), Naya Kangri (5,846 m), Dorge Lakpa (6,989 m), Chinese Danda (ridge), Jugal Himal and so forth. The Langtang valley is surrounded by these lofty Himalayas. These greater sceneries impart you amazing pleasure and full of fondness.

Langtang trek is one another most popular trekking destinations after the Everest and Annapurna region. Since it is a short and not much high altitude, the majority of travelers mainly the first-timers coming to Footprint Adventure choose to have trekking in the region. Langtang region trek is solely protected by Langtang National Park. It is Nepal's first national park officially established in 1976. This park is the home of Nepal's one of the largest parks protecting a large number of flora and fauna including red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, Ghoral. Furthermore, there are said to find more than 250 species of endangered birds and various endangered flora and fauna.

In addition, The Gosainkunda, the sacred lake of the area is another major attraction of the area. During the Langtang trek, you will have an opportunity to explore around Gosainkunda Lake, which is a sacred alpine lake located at 4,380 m in height. Similarly, there are several other sacred lakes approximately about 70 lakes namely Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, Dudhakunda to name a few. If you wish to you also can extend your trekking trip to visit these lakes especially the Gosainkunda, which is said to have created by Lord Shiva by his Trident in order to quench his thrust when he was wandering in the Himalayas. Thousands of devotees visit the areas during the Janai Purnima, the full moon day, a great festival in August.

Similarly, you also can sojourn in the beautiful houses of various ethnic groups namely Sherpa, Hyolmo, Bhotiya (Tibetan origin people), Tamang, whose religious practices, languages, and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet. Moreover, their skills primarily handicrafts are really worth exploring. During the Langtang trek, you will equally have an opportunity to explore an ancient Buddhist monastery namely the Kyanjin Gompa, and explore the upper valley, especially the Langshisa and beyond, equally pass through terraced farmland, forest filled with pine, bamboo, and rhododendron flower, also traverse through yak pastures and awesome hillside which offers you dazzling views of incredible landscapes and of the Himalayas stretching up to the Tibetan border. Langtang trek is also popular for Tamang heritage trail where you will have an opportunity to explore the distinct culture, lifestyles, and rituals of Tamang indigenous communities, whose culture, lifestyles, crafts remained untouched and protected as that of old-aged tradition especially visiting Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure, and Briddim villages. These all features are explicit enough why Langtang region trekking is awesome and wonderful.

Before starting the Langtang trek, you will have a complete tour in and around Kathmandu valley, where you will explore the world's cultural and religious heritage sites namely Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Shoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Changunarayan. After exploring all around, you will have one day drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. From Syabrubensi you will begin your actual trekking, from there you will continues trekking through larch and rhododendron forests and filled with wildflowers and birds, and head off to Gatlang village, subsequently to Tatopani (Natural hot water) and continue trekking via Nagthali, the best hill station from where you will have awesome views of incredible landscapes and of Himalayas and then enter into Thuman village, subsequently to Timure village and then Briddim and finally retrace back to Syabrubensi, where you will catch the public bus and return back to Kathmandu.

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