The attractiveness of this place or the entire trekking has been extolled by every traveler who has completed the journey. In its geographical point, Langtang is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley, just 130km to the north. It is ranked third in Nepal's popular trekking destination towering just behind Annapurna and Everest region. Langtang Region is perfectly appropriate for those seeking a slightly less crowded area as well as for travelers with limited time. This area contains three different and major routes namely, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu. The whole Langtang region comprises splendid places to holy sites like Gosaikunda.
Allowing a wide spectrum of vegetation types, Langtang Region offers Oaks, Chirpine, Maple, Fir, Hemlock Spruce, and various species of Rhododendron. Wild dog, Red pandas, Pika, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Goral, Serow, Rhesus monkey, and Common Langur are some of the inhabitants that can be spotted here. In this region, trekkers get a chance to give a glance at the unspoiled culture of the Tamang, Sherpa, and Tibetan communities.
There normally are alternative routes and if the journey is to be initiated from Dhunche, one can reach there via vehicle and that's when the journey gets started. The beginning route follows a normal landscape which makes it easier to walk. Later the trail follows rushing Langtang River through cool pine forests. As the trekking moves ahead, one encounters small settlements like Lama Hotel, Rimchey that cater mainly to trekkers. At the board flat meadow of Ghora Tabela, the landscape begins its transformation to higher altitudes. Throughout the journey, people selling the local ornaments, handmade mufflers, and other varieties can be seen. The place is noticed to be influenced by the Tibetans. Many of the inhabitants residing here are Tibetan refugees.
As the country is blessed with good grasslands, it is very convenient for local yak herds. In each step one takes, nature will startle them with its beauty. The trail passes through the small village of Langtang, where many of the inhabitants can be seen churning rich yak milk into butter and a destination ahead is Kyanjin Gompa which also is the last permanent settlement in the Valley. There is a small monastery, a cheese factory, and amazingly built lodges. Kyanjin makes a good base for further exploration of the upper Langtang Valley. There is a giant viewpoint from where the overall view of the ridged peaks can be seen, the valley looks majestic. Most of the people take the opportunity to witness heaven from the viewpoint (4,984m) which is almost three hours walk from the base of Kyanjin. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, and Phurba Chyanchu circle the Kyanjin valley, and anyone making up to the place breathes nature for sure.
Highlights of the trek:
- Explore the glorious Langtang Valley and the majestic snow-walls of the Himalayan range.
- Delve into the lifestyle of the local inhabitants and experience simplicity at its finest.
- Get a chance to witness the rare and exotic biodiversity of the region.
- Trek through the trail which is relatively crowd-free and get to know yourself better in the serenity of the Langtang region.
- Explore the holy sites and spiritual landscape in and around the mountainous region.