Best Treks in Langtang Region

Best Treks in Langtang Region
27/Oct/2023

The Langtang Region is the third most popular trekking region of Nepal. It has diverse flora and fauna around the Langtang Valley. Numerous dynamic treks choose the treks as per your physical fitness or holiday length. It is nearby the Kathmandu Valley. Trekkers can find short as well as long trekking routes in the locale. Even if the region is near the capital city it is not as popular as Annapurna and Everest region. Therefore, we’ve compiled some popular and best treks in the Langtang region.

1. Langtang Valley Trek

This is the most popular among all trekking routes in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is short yet full of adventure and diversity. Trekkers can get a chance to experience the Tamang / Lama Culture along with mountain scenarios.

The Langtang Valley Trek is an acceptable and marvelous destination that interested travelers can complete the trip within a week. However, there are few places within the trail which is arduous. It is the result of the earthquake and landslides. The entire village of Langtang has washed away due to the Langtang Lirung glacier outbreak. Intrepidly people have come alive again. Numerous local guest houses have been renovated.

Syaprubeshi, Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa are villages on the route. The highlight of this trekking route is the panoramic view of the mountains from the Kyanjin Ri and Tserku Ri viewpoints. Moreover, the visit to the Monastery and local chees factor in the Kyanjin Gompa. Lastly, you will reach a maximum height of 5013m at the Tserku Ri viewpoint and it would be the highest elevation throughout the trek.

2. Ganjala Pass Trek

It is the most challenging trekking route in the Langtang Region. Moreover, it is also classed as mini trekking peak climbing with Ganjala Pass. If you want to experience the pure Himalayan wilderness this is an ideal choice. Trekkers need to wear crampons as well as use ice ladders to complete the trek. Therefore, it is for adventure and thrill-seekers. It uses the same route as the Langtang Valley Trek. Along with Langtang Trek, it encompasses the Melamchi area as well.

3. Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Nepal has numerous natural places that have religious significance. Nepalese people worship nature like no other. Among the sacred lakes of Nepal Gosainkunda is one of them. It represents Lord Shiva. However, it is an equally important lake for the Buddhist followers too. Therefore, the destination symbolizes the great religious harmony in Nepal.

According to Hindu mythology, the lake was formed by the hit of Lord Shiva’s trident. When gods and demons were mining for the potion the poison too mined. It was about to engulf the entire universe. To save the world Lord Shiva drank all poison. The unbearable pain resulted in him hitting the trident on the rocks of Gosainkunda. It became the source of holy water. Therefore, it is said that those who drink or bathe in the water of the lake will have their sins washed away.

It is therefore both an adventure and cultural excursion up in the Himalayas. Apart from the main lake, there are numerous other lakes in the vicinity. Green lush forests, mountain vistas, and landscapes make this trekking destination the photographer’s paradise.

4. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

It is the most famous short trekking route in the region. In fact, among the best treks in Langtang, this stands out. The trail is suitable for all age groups and short vacationers. Even if it is short it has a wide range of attractions to savor.

The trail is a rural village trekking category walking route too. The village of Lama people and their farmland make it the ultimate nearby village trek route.

Trekkers can complete the entire trip within 2 nights 3 days. The major places during the trekking are Sundarijal, Chisapani & Nagarkot. Among these places, Nagarkot is the popular hill station near Kathmandu. It is next to an architectural and historical place called Bhaktapur. The hill station town is famous for sunrise and sunset. The panoramic view of the mountains includes the sight of Mt. Everest too.

5. Tamang Heritage Trail

Langtang region is almost about mountains, landscape, and Tamang People. The Langtang Valley is overcast by the local Tamang culture and customs. Therefore, the significance of the Tamang Heritage Trail is much more. It comprises rural villages, terraced farmlands, and hot water springs too on the lap of the Himalayas. This trek is specialized for a unique culture with hidden beauties of Langtang Himalayas.

Ironically the trail is shorter in comparison to the same trail a few years back. After the earthquake, lots of traditional houses were destroyed. These traditional houses are replaced by modern houses. The natural hot water springs are also scarce. Therefore, trekkers have to reconsider their itinerary. However, we have knitted the latest itinerary which has the maximum essence of the pure Langtang region.

6. Melamchi Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Lots of trekking on this route are from Dhunche to Melamchi. However, this blogger recommends the opposite way for the best experience. Trekkers will start their trekking from Melamchi. This place is famous for green lush forests and water resources.

The crossing of the high pass of Gosainkunda from opposite directions gives both wilderness & scenic experience. As you cross the high pass and reach the majestic lake you will forget everything. It is probably the best feeling while walking up in the Himalayas.

Besides these six trekking routes, there are other best treks in the Langtang region too. You can always customize the trekking. Within these routes, you can add one or more trekking destinations. For example Gosainkunda Langtang Trek, Langtang Valley Helicopter Trek, Helambu Trekking, Ganesh Himal Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, etc.

The Langtang region of Nepal is an underrated trekking destination. It is tranquil yet it has fewer visitors. In comparison to other famous trekking destinations, this is cheaper as well. Wherever you go trekking in Nepal you can get the mountain vistas easily.

Find the moderate and cultural treks near the capital city of Kathmandu

Lastly, Best Treks in Langtang Region is best experienced only after trekking on it. The blogger has a lot of experience in this area of Nepal. Most of the trekking crew members are from the region. For a better understanding of Lama Culture living on the lap of the Himalayas Langtang is the best.

Choose any of these trekking routes. In addition to natural wonders, trekkers can experience cultural grandeur too. This region near Kathmandu Valley will not disappoint you. Moreover, it will enthrall you. Lakes, mountains, forests, waterfalls, and rivers mesmerize you. Therefore, make your plans for 2021. Best Treks in the Langtang Region of Nepal are waiting for you to cherish its richness.