‘the first mountainous and Himalayan Langtang national parks of Nepal’
Langtang Valley Trekking information provided will be a great support and help for all interested visitors to Nepal. Especially for travelers with limited time for major adventures around Nepal Himalayas high destinations.
Langtang Valley will be the perfect and ideal place to enjoy the Himalayan holiday adventure within a week’s duration.
Langtang Valley is one of the most popular and famous trekking destinations as well for various adventures. Due to its easy accessibility being the closest mountain range from the capital city of Kathmandu. Where one covers the whole scenic trek within a week or more time frame, enjoying the best Himalayan country walks.
Langtang Valley is located within the massif range of Langtang Himal with a series of peaks that encloses the picturesque Langtang Valley. One can enjoy the adventure trekking, staying overnights in the comfort of its many good cozy lodges with warm hospitality.
Langtang Valley Longitude of 85 0 33′ 98 0 4″ East and Latitude 28 0 12′ 47 0 4″ North. Which is about 32 k.m. of aerial distance from Kathmandu city, extending towards the Nepal and Tibet / China borders. Located within Central Himalaya in between massif Ganesh Himal in the west with Jugal Himal towards east.
It is close to the world’s 14th highest peak of Shisapangma in the north across the border in Tibet / China.
Langtang Valley and its mountain range fall within Langtang National Park, the first country’s mountainous national park ever established.
The park was declared in 1976 and covers an area of 1710 sq. km with a buffer zone of 420 sq. km. Situated in the district of Rasuwa extends as far to Nuwakot towards the southeast and Sindhupalchowk in the east.
Langtang Valley trek provides moderate walks with a touch of high altitude reaching the highest spot at Kyanjin. Which is at the height of 3,830 m / 12,565 feet high, and offers several high viewpoints. Like the Kyanjin-Ri or Tserko-Ri at 4,773 m / 15,655 feet high, where one can marvel at jaw-dropping Himalayan views.
The highest among Langtang Himal range is Mt. Langtang Lirung 7,234 m with Ghengu Liru / Langtang-II 6, 571 m. Includes Kimshun peak at 6,745 m and Shalbachum at 6,918 m, the view extends as far to Jugal Himal in the east.
The most famous, popular trekking peak is Yala at 5,520 m / 18,110 feet, a non-technical peak to climb. The varied landscapes of the country make the trek more interesting along with local immense and impressive Buddhist cultures.
The Langtang Valley walk takes you to a beautiful forested trail lined with
Oaks, Chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock. Includes spruce and various species of rhododendron which makes the main forest species.
During springtime from March to May, the hills and valleys are bright and lively with wildflowers in bloom. Especially the rhododendron of various species the national flower of Nepal decorates the forest with different shades of colors.
Religion & Culture to expect:
Tamang is the main tribe of Langtang valley and Rasuwa district around Langtang Himal range follows Buddhism. The indigenous and ancient mountain tribes that have migrated from Inner Mongolia through Tibet, more than 2000 years ago.
Where custom and heritage culture are similar to its Tibetan predecessor, which you can notice and observe. As you explore the villages on route Langtang valley and at the end of a trek at Syabrubesi.
In 2015 most of the villages around Nepal Mid-West and East including the Langtang area. It was badly affected by the earthquake, many locals lost their lives, and villages were destroyed.
The villages on route Langtang Valley are slowly returning to normal life, reconstructing the houses and lodges.
Besides farming and raising livestock, tourism has become the main economy for the villagers around Langtang valley and Rasuwa areas.
Best seasons for Langtang Valley Trekking:
The best time is in spring from March to May, when the daylights are longer with enough sunshine. But can be cold from late afternoon till next morning before the sun comes, could get snowfall sometimes. Spring is lively with wildflowers in seasonal bloom making the whole area an Eden Garden.
The next best and high season is autumn/fall starts from September to November. Although cold morning and night times, days are clear for views and walks with sunny days. But with shorter days due to sun-light hours, might snow sometimes.
Traveling Distance on Drives and trekking:
Drive from Kathmandu by local regular bus, or private transportation takes about 4 to 6 hrs. Reaching Syabrubesi is the start and endpoint of 6 / 7 days of trekking covering 65 km or 40 miles both ways. The driving distance of approx. 68 km. takes more than four hours due to the hilly winding and zig-zag road to drive.
Requirement for Langtang Valley Trekking:
All foreign visitors requires trekking permits which is TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems). Includes Langtang National Park entry tickets / permits to enter from Dhunche town and beyond.