Langtang Valley Trek Blog

‘a scenic and cultural country walks on high ridges and beautiful valley of Central Himalaya’

Introduction:

Journey to Langtang Valley trekking offers a delightful short adventure of a week duration, where all types of people can fit in, this will be a great scenic trek for families-school / collage groups and corporate people, this will be an excellent introductory walk for trekkers before joining main high-altitude trekking journey also.

This amazing adventure to Langtang Valley presents you with grand panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) 08th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Ghengu Liru or Langtang II (6,571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun (6,745m) Shalbachum (6,918 m) to the south, includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends towards Jugal Himal, terminating at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).

To the east lies the upper meadow of Langtang valley where it ends into a massive mountain wall, forming frontier of Nepal and Tibet.

Langtang Valley starts from Kathmandu which is the closest mountain range of Central Himalaya of mere aerial distance of 35 k.m towards north as our journey continues with exciting scenic drive following a long winding uphill road to reach at our at Syabrubesi village.

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This trek will be a delightful introduction to its ancient culture of Buddhist religion around Tamang tribe villages where walk leads into beautiful forested areas of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks and bamboos where rare and elusive Red Panda habitats in the backdrop of high giant peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal range of mountains.

Langtang Valley area protected by national park with an area of 1,710 sq. km the nearest park from Kathmandu. As Langtang National Park encloses the catchments of two major river systems: one draining west into the Trisuli River and the other east to the Sun Kosi with its dramatic topography and geography forms varied climatic patterns with wide spectrum of vegetation types which includes small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, with alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow.

The area covered with chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.

Along with the existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, red panda, pika, munt jack, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, rhesus monkey and common languor.

The Trisuli-Bhote Koshi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet.

Culturally the area is mixed, the home of several ethnic groups with Tamang as majority tribe of people which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.

 

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