After the Annapurna Region and Everest Region, Langtang is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal. It is directly north of the Kathmandu Valley, and it requires no flights, just a bus ride from Kathmandu. The region is protected by the Langtang National Park, established in 1976, as the first Himalayan National Park.Langtang National Park is the second largest national park of ten parks in Nepal. It covers an area of 1710 square kilometers. About 25 percent of the area is covered by the forest. The park is mostly inhabited by the Tamang people, who are known for their hospitality and rich culture. Langtang area is full of Tamang art and culture, including the Buddhist spiritual sites Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa. The Gosaikunda Lakes, sacred to Hindus, is a famous pilgrimage site visited by both Hindu and Buddhist in August every year.
Many incredible Himalayan peaks are seen while trekking in the Langtang region. They include: Langtang Lirung (7246m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Morimoto (6750m), Dragmarpo Ri (6578m), Kimshung (6500m), Langshisha Ri (6427m), Ganchempo (6387m), Naya Kanga (5846m), Yala Peak (5520m), Surya Peak (5144m), Tsergo Ri (4982m), Chyarkung Chuli (4858m) and Cholangpati Danda (4788m). In addition to mountain peaks, the Langtang Region has a rich assortment of Himalayan flora and fauna.The park extends up to the Tibetan border and is a great display of biodiversity, as it contains a wide range of climate zones from subtropical to alpine.With rhododendron and bamboo, more than 150 bird species, and mammals including the Himalayan thar, red panda, snow leopard, mountain leopards to musk dear, it is certain you will not be alone on the trail.
September to November and March to May are the best seasons to trek through theLangtangRegion, though trekking throughout the year is possible. You will need to pay the Langtang National Park entrance feed as well as obtain a TIMS Card. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to book a trek with Ascent Holidays or if you have any general questions about trekking in this region.