10 Reasons Why Langtang Valley Trek should be on Your Bucket List
Ten reasons why Langtang Valley Trek should be on your bucket list. Langtang Himal, although 8,000 m below and above 7 000 m peaks, but a fascinating adventure destination to enjoy. Located a mere aerial distance of 32 km. from the capital Kathmandu, close to the border of Nepal and Tibet.
An exciting country to experience, where all travelers can fit in on this beautiful scenic walk to Langtang Valley. Which falls within Langtang National Park, the first mountainous park in Nepal Himalayas, established in 1976.
The country within Langtang valley and around is enriched with exotic flora and fauna, along with picturesque snow mountain scenery. A perfect Himalayan destination for all types of people and age groups, and an adventure of a week or more.
Where one can enjoy and experience the immense local cultures of Tamang, the mountain tribes of the Central Himalayas. Langtang valley offers wonderful trekking in the close harmony of pristine surroundings and its beautiful scenery.
Langtang valley is a great marvelous short adventure that all can experience, located on the laps of the massif Langtang Himal range.
Langtang Valley Trek requires TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) to enter from the town of Dhunche, the headquarters of the Rasuwa district. As well as the entrance of Langtang National Park from Dhunche town to Langtang Valley.
01: Getting into Langtang Valley.
The exciting overland journey from Kathmandu to the starting point of trekking to Langtang Valley. An interesting and exciting drive of more than five hours is the best way to observe a rural hill village’s farm life. As well as to experience the changes in landscapes and climates from sub-tropical to cooler mountain air.
02: The Dhunche town and Syabrubesi villages, start and endpoint of treks.
An exciting town of Dhunche, headquarter of the Rasuwa district where Langtang valley is located. Where the air is cooler at 1,900 m high at the entrance of Langtang National Park, observe the Tamang people. Its immense culture the main major hill tribes of Langtang Himal and around Central Himalayas.
The drive from Dhunche leads downhill on a winding zig-zag and exciting experience journey to Syabrubesi village. Enjoy the comfort of a nice cozy lodge and witness the great traditional custom of Tamang’s old heritage culture.
03: The trekking trail and route to Langtang Valley.
A pleasant start on the first day walks, on crossing a bridge with a slow climb into a beautiful forest. Lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, bamboo, pines, and fir trees following the rhythm of Langtang upstream.
Take easy with rest walking into the cool shade of woods, entering a river gorge, and then reaching Langtang village.
04: Change of altitude and landscapes:
The walk leads to various changes as altitude gains slowly, where temperatures get much cooler along with higher elevation. As the walk proceeds to leave, the tall tree lines to reach a wide exposed beautiful Langtang valley, where the Kyanjin settlement is situated. A perfect altitude to feel the mountain spirit and to get acclimatized along with a grand vista of snow peaks.
05: At Kyanjin, the highest overnight stop at 3,830 m /12, 565 feet high.
Langtang valley is a scenic and picturesque spot to spend a few days in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge. Kyanjin is located at 3,830 m, the highest point for overnight halt, situated in the heart of Langtang valley. A lovely settlement with many good lodges and guest houses, where rooms face views of snow-capped peaks.
06: Enjoy the day hike to the highest viewpoints.
At Kyanjin, several places for a spectacular view of snow peaks panorama.
A hike with a climb of a few hours to Kyanjin-Ri at 4,773 m / 15,655 feet high or much higher. One can climb to Tserko-Ri at 5,033 m / 16,500 feet both high ridges offer breathtaking views of a surrounding array of peaks.
07: Panorama of peaks from Kyanjin-Ri and Tserko-Ri:
Enjoy the glory of the Central Himalayas from the highest point of Langtang valley. Overlooking Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang- II 6,571 m), and Kim shun (6,745 m). Includes Shalbachum (6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga / Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), as far as Gangchenpo, Tillman’s Fluted Peak.
The panorama stretches to Jugal Himal in the east with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m), with an array of peaks. Includes views of Mt. Shisapangma across the border in Tibet / China.
08: Langtang valley and route enriched with flora/fauna.
Besides its glorious mountain vista, Langtang valley and the route is equally fascinating for exotic flora and fauna.
The hills and valleys are covered with oaks and pine forests, with alpine scrub and grasses, which fade to rocks and snow.
Oaks, Chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce, and various species of rhododendron are the main forest species.
Langtang valley and the whole area is a perfect habitat for wildlife, including wild dogs, red pandas, and pikas. As well herd of musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, mountain goats, serow, rhesus monkey, and common langurs.
09: Langtang valley and surrounding natural garden in springtime.
Trekkers visiting Langtang valley in springtime will be overjoyed when wildflowers are in full bloom. Blankets of various miniature flowers of violets and other colorful species with flaming rhododendron of different species.
Makes the hills and valley alive with riots of colorful flowers from tall trees to short bushes. Trekking in springtime will be a paradise walking within a natural garden.
10: The charm and beauty of Langtang valley trek.
The charm and beauty of Langtang valley trekking is its varied elevation, where trekkers will enjoy the walk without a problem of catching altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
Like it happens on other high-altitude trekking adventures, Langtang valley is safe from altitude.
As elevation gains at a slow pace and gradually, where one gets acclimatized to spending overnights at certain heights. By the time you reach scenic Langtang Valley at Kyanjin on the highest spot.
Where everyone feels in good spirits to enjoy the fantastic views and scenery of the surrounding towering peaks. As well as a great moment in the harmony of beautiful local colorful cultures of age-old Buddhist heritage.