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Langtang Village

Langtang, Nepal
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Langtang Valley Trek

Mistakenly overlooked for the more travelled areas of Annapurna and Everest, the Langtang region sits quietly to the north of bustling Kathmandu. This region is a relatively isolated wilderness with sacred lakes and great snow-capped peaks. The trek traverses from the west to the east crossing extremely diverse landscapes: rice-terraces, rhododendron forests, and in the highest parts you will find a rock and shrub wilderness with incredible backdrops of snowy peaks.

Langtang valley trekking, is the perfect option if you are looking for a short, relatively easy, teahouse trek. It is a great introduction to Himalayan trekking, with the added bonus of breathtaking mountain views right from day one. Situated just a day's drive North of Kathmandu, this excellent trek follows the narrow Langtang valley heading up towards the Langtang glacier and the Tibetan border. It is situated within the 1710 sq km Langtang National Park which encompasses high mountains, peaceful Tamang villages, the holy Gosaiankunda Lake and one of Nepal's oldest monasteries. About one fourth of the park is covered in forests of oak, maple, rhododendron, chir pine, hemlock and spruce and is home to a wide variety of animal and bird life. It is possible to see the endangered Himalayan red panda, pika, muntjack, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey and the common langur.

Langtang Valley trekking is a famous and interesting trekking. Langtang is a renowned narrow valley covered by wildflowers and rhododendron. It is surrounded by high peaks and known as the treasure house of the alpine plants.