Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang region is one of the popular trekking destination of Nepal located at the northern part of Kathmandu and bordering with southern Tibet. The region is protected as Langtang National Park for The Himalayan Wildlife Reserve by the government of Nepal. The main aim for establishing park is to Preserve the Natural Mountain Environment’’.

Langtang region contains 45 villages which are situated within park boundaries. Tamang is the dominating ethnic community of the region and around 5,000 people are living within this valley. Most of the people here follow traditional lifestyle like farming and cattle breeding. Now a days increasing number of people are engaged in hotel and other tourism related business. People follow two types of religion in combined form i.e. Bon and pre- Buddhist of Tibet. Helambu, syabru, Langtang and Kyangin are the old settlement of the region.

Langtang National Park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. In total, 25% area of the park is covered with forest that includes wide varieties of flora like deciduous Oak and Maple, evergreen Pines and several species of Rhododendron. Wild animals like musk deer (moschus chray sogaster), Himalayan Tahr (hermitregus jemlahicus), Himalayan blackbeer (selenarctos thibetanus) can be spotted while trekking the valley. Besides this, Park inhabits Snow leopard (panthera unica), Wild dog (cuenalpinus), ghoral (nemorhedus goral) and more than 250 species of birds. This Park is even popular for Red Pandas.

Langtang region is also known as a valley of glaciers. The park contains hundreds of lakes including Gosaikunda, Suryakunda and Naagkunda sacred to Hindus.

 Some of the major peaks of Langtang region are Langtang Lirung (7246m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Morimoto (6750m), Dragmarpo Ri (6578m)

Kimshung(6500m), langshisa Ri(6427m), Ganchempo (6387m), Nava Kanya (5846m), Yala peak (5520m), Surya peak(5144m) and Tsergo Ri(5000m)