Trekking In Langtang Valley

Trekking In Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley Trekking; Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park was established in 1971 AD. It is situated in the central Himalayan region encompassing Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchowk districts. This park covers an area of 1710 sq meters and exceeds the elevation range of 6400 meters. The summit of the Langtang Lirung 7245 m is the highest point in the park. Apart from Langtang Lirung, there are other magnificent mountain peaks that are six thousand to seven thousand meters in range. This park is also famous for several smaller peaks. They are known as trekking peaks. These peaks are called so because one can summit these peaks with just a national park permit and are below the six thousand meters range.

The southern part of receives monsoon rainfall whereas the northern part elevated above 3000 m receives snowfall. During other seasons, the region is mostly clear and sunny. The Langtang National park has 14 diverse vegetation types, from tropical forests to alpine shrubs. The diverse climatic region allows various types of vegetation like Sal, Rhododendron, Fir, Oak, larch, and others to thrive. We can find various species of wildlife including some endangered ones in this National Park including the Red Panda. The chance of encountering these shy creatures is very slim; however, some mammals like deer, rodents, and various species of birds are common. Other species found in this park are Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow, and more than 250 species of birds.