Langtang region is the early trekking destination of Nepal. It is nearby Kathmandu. Therefore, the region was the host of first trekking activities in Nepal . This is a very beautiful destination to venture not only when you are in time crunch but also when you have time in Abundance. Langtang region is the quickest gateway to the high Himalayas from the capital city of Nepal.
Langtang National Park Area
Alike every other alpine region and trekking trail, Langtang region as well is protected by the Langtang National park. This national park was the 4th national park of the country and the first ever Himalayan national park. The national park comprises of 3 districts namely Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok and covers an area of 1,710 kilometer square.
Langtang is home to one and only indigenous community. They are the Tamangs and Lama. Tamang people are the horsemen in the age old days. They migrated from the autonomous region of Tibet.
In the modern days, these people are one of the most hospitable and religious people in Nepal. Furthermore, they have exceptional architectural and weaving skills. Their houses, clothes, decorative are a display of their skills in art and crafts.
These handful of indigenous communities share the protected land with some rare species of plants and animals. The high and low land of Langtang conservation area makes space for Rhododendron of several hue, tall pine trees and strikingly green bamboo forests.
On top, this region is the destination for the best wildflower blossoms in the country. Langtang is primarily a off the beaten trail. It is a perfect home of red pandas, snow leopards, wild cats and many rare habitats.
In terms of trekking route and mountains, Langtang region does not fall back from any other trekking trails in Nepal. Tucked in between Everest (8,848m) and the Manaslu regions, (8,156 m) Langtang as well has few 7000 meter mountains that set the centerstage of the trek.
Some famous mountains include, Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m) range, Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Shisha Pangma (8,013 m) and Jugal Himal. These mountains are best seen from the vantage points of the treks Gosainkunda (4,610m), Langtang region (3,870 m), Ama Yangri (3,770 m), Tamang heritage and Ganja La (5,106 m).
Effects of 2015 Earthquake
Langtang region along with Manaslu (8,156 m) was one of the hardly hit destinations by the 2015 earthquakes. The tremors destroyed each and every houses. However, immediately after the quake and as soon as 3 months people started building back their homes.
As tourism is the only source of income after agriculture. People now have almost built back the lodges and have started serving the trekkers in the region.
International Surveyors have called Langtang as safe . There are research reports of Langtang being safe for trekking. For treks and tours in Langtang region please click here!
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