Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking in the Langtang region of Nepal. "Langtang” in particular is derived from the Tibetan words ‘Lang’ and ‘Tang’ which means ‘following yak’ citing to an incident where it is believed that once a Lama lost his yak and followed the trail till the valley and the valley is believed to have been discovered. Langtang valley is one of the most fascinating trekking regions for those wishing a short trek into the Himalayas with a desire to explore the natural beauty, ancient Tibetan culture and panoramic mountain views.
The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and heads forward through the banks of Langtang River. The trail to Langtang valley passes through marvelous alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls and magnificent rhododendron forests. This region is preserved by Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park of Nepal established in 1976.
Passing through this national park makes this trek more astonishing as it provides a great opportunity to witness various floras and faunas including Danphe, red panda, musk deer and Himalayan black bear. The Buddhist flags seems fluttering on the way during the trek.
After spending an overnight at the Lama Hotel, you can get to the Langtang Valley, located just below the Langtang Glacier. The ethnic generosity is surprising as the customary villages populated by the Tamang people have preserved their traditional folk culture and customs, which is much similar to the Tibetan culture.
The trekking extends to the Kyanjin Gompa, which is the central spiritual attraction in the Langtang region. It is an exciting day to explore the adjacent panoramas and the yak grazing pastures. The Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Mt. Gangchenpo, Ganesh Himal and Yala Peak are simply awe-inspiring.
Langtang valley, also known as the “valley of glaciers” is described by the famous British mountaineer and explorer Bill Tilman as the most beautiful valley in the world. Join us and explore this beautiful valley to discover one of the most rewarding treks in the nation of Himalayas.