Langtang region, a picturesque area in the Himalayas of Nepal offers various exhilarating trekking trails providing much more than what trekkers actually expect. Situated to the north of Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet, the region is a must-trek for trekking enthusiasts.
Trekking in Langtang region lets you catch spectacular natural scenery and takes you through local ethnic villages, lust forests and stunning landscapes. Bill Tilman, a famous British mountain explorer was not wrong when he described the region as the most beautiful valley in the world. This less trodden region is considered one of Nepal’s best kept secrets by trekkers. It is proud to have Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park of Nepal which is home to rare wild animals including Snow Leopard and Red Panda.
One of the major attractions of langtang region is its abundant snow glaciers. With over 70 glacier basins, it is one of the richest regions in Nepal for glaciers. Gosainkunda, the famous sacred lake is situated in langtang region. High mountain passes add more to make trekking trails an exhilarating adventure.Langtang valley is so naturally beautiful and it resembles heaven. The valley is also known as treasure house of alpine plants and whole valley gets covered with flowers during the summer.
The trekking trails in this region offer close-up and magnificent view of snowcapped peaks such as Langtang and Shishapangma. Moreover, the region is mostly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities, which gives an opportunity to trekkers to get deep insights into their unique culture and tradition.
Langtang region trekking packages offers various trekking options. The famous trekking trails in this region are Langtang Valley Trekking, Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, Helambu Trekking, Tamang Heritage Trail Treks and Panch Pokhari Trek. The region offers both styles of trekking: tea-house trek as well as camping trek. Autumn and spring are considered the best seasons for trekking in this amazing region of Nepal.
Everest Region Trekking would be the best alternative for you if you want to do slightly more difficult trek.The main attraction of this region is undoubtedly world’s famous Mt. Everest which is more a pilgrimage than trek. Reaching to the base camp of Everest is still a dream for many. It is euphoric moment for anyone to have the world’s highest peak standing toe to toe with him/her.Khumbu or Everest region, a popular trekking region in the world is a home to the world’s highest mountain Everest.
If it is easier to get to Solukhumbu like Annapurna, then Everest region probably would be more visited than the most visited Annapurna region.