Langtang Region is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal. That lies in the north of Kathmandu. Trekking in this region offers the opportunity to explore high Himalayas, Himalayan glaciers and Tamang villages rich in Buddhist culture.
The scenery here is spectacular, and the trek more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal. The Langtang valley, Gosainkunda and Helambu are the popular places in Langtang region. Langtang region offers treks from 7 days to 21 days. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971; it is inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkey, Tahr and Pika. The best time for trekking the Langtang area is spring and autumn. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well served with teahouses making independent trekking quite possible. But there are no such facilities in the Ganesh Himal area or Ganja La area. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a more comfortable altitude than other trekking regions.
Langtang region trekking offers the wilderness environment rich in flora and fauna. The Langtang National Park is protecting all these heritages of Langtang area. Yala, Langtang Lirung, Dorje lakpa, Jugal, Naya Kanga are some of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The valley of glaciers ” Lantang Valley” is the main attraction of this area and it is easy trekking in compare to others. Langtang circuit trekking passing through Ganja La is one of the very difficult trekking in Nepal. Access to Helambu is particularly easy and quick. Sundarijal, which is one of the most convenient starting point, is an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Other possible road heads are at Budhanilkantha, Kakani and four hours drive away at Melamchi Pul. For Langtang and Ganesh Himal the Choice is limited drive to Dhunche in Rasuwa district. The road then continues to Syabrubesi from where Ganesh Himal and Langtang treks can start.