One of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu lies on unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches of Langtang.
Lantang has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges and high – altitude lakes including Gosaikunda, Parbatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda. The people in this place are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture goes back to hundreds of years. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally build stone houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect their rich Himalayan heritage. Partly protected as Langtang National park, visit to the area gives Himalayan nature experience and an insight into the lifestyle and culture the Tamangs who are predominant inhabitants of the region.
Located about 30km towards the north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border, Langtang was previously a restricted area. Extending in an east-west direction, it is bordered on the north by the main crest of the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7245m), the highest peak in the area.
To the south are the Chimse Danda (ridge), crossed by the Ganjala Pass (5122m) and Jugal Himal, culminating in Dorje Lakpa (6989m). Glaciers spawned by the slopes of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung and other peaks feed the Langtang River.
The Langtang River passes through the high, gentle Langtang valley before emptying in a raging torrent into the Bhotekoshi River through a long, narrow defile at the west and of the valley. Whereas the majroe rivers of Nepal flow south from Tibet cutting through the Himalayan chain, the Langtang khola, a major tributary of the Trishuli Ganga, flows east of west. The trishuli or Bhotekosi as it becomes above Dhunche, forms an important corridor and ancient trade route through the mountains between the Ganesh and Langtang range to Kerung in Tibet.
Langtang National park:
The Langtang Valley was declared a national park in 1976 and remains the second largest in Nepal covering approximately 1700 sq. km (660 sq. miles). Stretching up to the Tibetan border, it has a high level of biodiversity including 15 forest types, 3000 species of flowering plants like oaks, fir, blue pine, spruce, and various species of rhododendron. The Park is also a rich area for medicinal plants. Entensive forests and varied vegetation types provide a habitat ofr approximately 32 mammals and 283 species of birds including must deer, snow leopards, red panda, wild dog, Himalayan black bear and the clouded leopard.
Kyanjin Gompa – gosaikunda Trek,
Langtang Valley with Helambu Valley Trek,
Langtang Valley Exploraton,
Gosaikunda Lake Trek,
Tamang Heritage Trek,
Ganesh Himal base Camp trek,
One of the best sites where the wild flowers are found abundantly! The flower photos attached here are just a few examples of it. The ladies guests (trekkers) every morning like to decorate their hair-plaits or ears with those fresh …