The Langtang Valley lies to the North of Kathmandu on the borders of Tibet. It is a beautiful alpine region containing some prime examples of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. Langtang is one of the most accessible trekking regions in Nepal but nevertheless offers a wilderness experience without the sometimes arduous travel involved.
Whilst the area cannot boast any of the Himalayan giants, the scenery is every bit as spectacular as that found on the more popular trails. Because it is far less frequented, many people who travel this region speak of a real sense of adventure.
A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to
explore Tamang culture and villages, climb small peaks and
visit glaciers at a more comfortable altitude than other
trekking regions. A day to rest at Kyangjin Gompa allows
time for exploration of the extensive glacier system in the
higher valley and small peak climbs.
Treks can be varied, by either a return to the road head at Dhunche for the journey back to Kathmandu or alternatively extending a further six days to trek via the Sacred Lakes of Gosainkund(4300 meters) and the Helambu region. Helambu region lies to the south of the Langtang region; it is a lush area to the north of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang people. The Sherpas of this region are very different in their practices from their cousins in the Everest region. The region contains some beautiful forests and very interesting villages. This area is easily accessible from Kathmandu and is ideal for people with less time.