Langtang is a spectacular valley situated in Langtang National park 1710 sq. km. of the park extends over parts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok districts in the middle of Himalaya to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. Straight north from Kathmandu is the Langtang region which enjoys snow covered peaks, a mild climate, and friendly hospitable inhabitants which makes it the ideal trek almost year around. Langtang National park hosts a variety of natural splendors, from lush valleys alive with langour monkeys to the towering fir and rhododendron forests bursting with spring color. The 7,246 meter Langtang Lirung to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6,388 meters) to the south and Dorje Lhakpa (6,975 meters) to the east dominates the beautiful Langtang valley. Helambu, the mid elevation region to the park’s South, is a study centre of Buddhism. Lama and Tamang people maintain a rich cultural heritage, evident in ornately carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals, and skilled weaving traditions.
Three main trekking routes; a Langtang valley, Helambu and c. Gosaikunda Lake cover much of the Langtang National park and the southern Helambu region. Langtang and Helambu regions are connected throuh Lauribina La pass and Ganjala Pass. All routes have the facilities of locally operated teahouse. Ganjla Pass is the technical high pass organizing few nights on camp. The trek offers a choice of moderate to more difficult hiking with duration ranging from three days to three weeks. The best season for Langtang Trekking is done from the beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December.
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