Whenever international guests travel to Nepal to trek, they are most enamored by the Himalayan vista of Mt. Everest or lured by the accessibility of the Annapurna region. However, this gem of an experience is often overlooked by domestic as well as international travelers alike. Langtang Valley Trek offers you a chance to explore and indulge in the Himalayan culture with considerable ease compared to its more popular counterparts.
Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan borders and is fairly close to Kathmandu. The word “Langtang” consists of two words- “Lang” which translates to “yak” in Tibetan and “Tang” (the actual word in Tibetan is “Dhang”) which means “to follow”. According to the legend, a lama following a runway yak discovered the valley hence, the name “Langtang”.
This beginner-friendly yet experience-packed trek is an opportunity to indulge in the beauty of the Langtang Himal range, unique Tibetan culture, the wild yet breathtaking landscapes, rare flora, and fauna. You will be able to feast your eyes upon the dramatic display of red, pink, and white wildflowers during the treks in spring and summer. During autumn, the whole area is painted orange and yellow by the changing colors of the fall leaves of the pine, oak, and alder trees. It is a sight to behold on its own. You may also be able to spot rare wildlife during the trek such as musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, etc.
Although this trek is very flexible and can be accommodated as per your preference and time restraint, we, Shalom Trek, have developed a 9-days Langtang valley trek itinerary that includes the best of what this trek has to offer to ensure you take home unforgettable memories.
This trek is fairly close to the Kathmandu and is a beginner and family friendly trek. Roads are mainly off road means not paved. Trek trails through beautiful forests to an alpine valley just to the south of the Tibet border. The trek offers most stunning views of the majestic mountains and interesting Tibetan-style villages with local traditional food and hospitality.