Buddhist culture and Himalayan Biodiversity

Langtang Region

Langtang is home to Tamang and Tibetan communities who are known for their Buddhist culture and lifestyles. The major highlights of trekking in Langtang is holy lake of Gosainkunda (4380m), Langtang Village (3430m), Kyanjing Gompa (3870m) and two high passes, namely Gyanja La (5500m) and Lauribina La (4600m).

Region Highlights:

  • Opportunity of visiting many Ramsar lakes including Gosainkunda (4380m) and Panch Pokhari
  • Explore Buddhist culture of Tamang and Tibetan communities
  • Crossing of two high passes: Gyanjala La (5500m) and Lauribina La (4600m)
  • Opportunity to climb Tsergo Ri peak (4984m) without paying royalty
  • Views of the highest peak in Langtang region- Langtang Lirung (7,243m) and many others above 5500m

Well preserved sanctuary for Red Panda, 250 species of birds, and rich shrub and tree species 

Situated nearest of Kathmandu, Langtang Region is a famous trekking destination in Nepal. There are four main trekking routes in Langtang Region:

1) Langtang Valley

2) Helambu

3) Tamang Heritage Trail and

4) Gosainkunda Lake

Langtang is home to Tamang and Tibetan communities. The major highlights of trekking in Langtang is holy lake of Gosainkunda (4380m), Langtang Valley (3430m), Kyangjing Gompa (3870m) and two high passes, namely Gyanjala La (5500m) and Lauribina La (4600m). You will also be able to explore Langtang and Lirung glaciers near Kyangjing Gompa and visit the Ramsar lakes of Gosainkunda, Bhairav Kunda, Parbati Kunda in Langtang.

Langtang region treks- especially Kyangjing Gompa and passes- offer splendid views of Tibet mountains; Mt. Sishapangma and Mt. Sanjen. It is also famous for peak climbing such as Yala, Langshisa Ri (6427m) and many other mountains

The trail mostly passes through Langtang National Park, a well preserved sanctuary for Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan bear, Langur Monkey, Snow Leopard, Wild Dog, Serow and around 300 bird species including Himalayan Monal, Snow Pigeon, Tibetan Snow cock and scarlet rose finch. Bon Po Monastery dedicated to Tibetan Buddhism also fall within the park.

Tamang Heritage Trail, which was recently opened in Langtang region, showcases Tamang and Tibetan culture, festivals and home stay facilities in Gatlang, Goljung and Briddim. Likewise, Helambu trek on the other hand offers the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa Hyolmo people in Shermathang, Tarkegyang, Kutumsang etc. and is usually accessed from and ends in Sundarijal or Melamchi bazaar.

Following the April 2015 earthquake that entirely destroyed the Langtang Village, Langtang community has once again joined hands to revive tourism in the area. Houses, lodges and hotels in Langtang Village are gradually being built and trekking trail to Langtang Village has been opened up after repair and maintenance. 

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