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Langtang Valley is the closest and most popular Himalayan Region trek leaving from Kathmandu valley The Langtang Region is as untouched as any Tibetan highlands with an idyllic rural landscape, it would be easy to forget that it is situated so close to the metropolitan Kathmandu Valley. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are Nepalese but have the unique distinction of being descendants of Tibetan people, resembling the same features as Tibetans. This makes the Langtang region one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing to take a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayan and Tibetan culture. Alongside this remarkable experience of traditional culture, you will see an abundance of nature in the form of; rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and the snow-capped Himalayas. Combining to make this one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu.
Langtang’s adventurous and short trek has placed it as one of Nepal’s top 3 trekking regions, which lies in northern part of Nepal and near Kathmandu Valley. Langtang National Park is a Nepal’s very first Himalayan National Park, established in 1971. The Langtang Valley Trek gives you front row viewing of some of the most remote mountain valleys in Nepal, sucah as; Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Dorje Himal and Gangchempo. The route is marked out with stunning and rare flora and fauna throughout, never removing you from the natural beauty. You will also come across remote populations, with their own distinct customs and traditions The Tamang people of this region share traditional similarities with Tibetan people, a culture really worth visiting.
We, at Into the Himalaya Treks and Expedition strive hard to organize the best trekking programs, placing the highest priority on all the safety aspects. We believe that our planning, logistics and experience partnered with your patience and enthusiasm will help you attain the moments that you cherish for the rest of your life.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Langtang Valley Trek Highlights
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate trek with at least 5-6 hours walking required daily, some days may require more. Average physical fitness is enough for the trek however, activities such as jogging and regular exercise for couple of months before this trek would be beneficial for the physical fitness required for this trek as trekking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding. No previous experience of trekking is needed for this trek however, some hiking experience would be beneficial.
Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also a pleasant time for the Langtang valley trek.
My husband and I embarked on the Everest Base Camp trek with Jangbu during November 2013. It was undoubtedly the most incredible trip of our lives – with Jangbu. So if you are looking for someone with A-class experience and the incredible personal touch, you need not look any further!