The Langtang region is the 3rd popular trekking region after Everest Trekking Region and Annapurna Trekking Region in Nepal. This trekking is less developed than in other regions, so it remains relatively unspoiled. But the earthquake of 2015 devastated the region. Many stone walls were destroyed, and pastures, forests, and villages are now grey wastelands. But now it has reopened with vegetation starting to recover from the disaster.
The trekking in the Langtang region is still a beautiful area with alpine pastures, pristine lakes, panoramic mountain views, diverse cultural interaction, stunning side trips, few trekkers, and easy access. The trekking routes to various regions are very short (even less than a week), but you can also combine the routes to last many weeks. You can enjoy several days of great walks through the forest and traditional and ethnic settlements. The holy lake, Gosainkunda, and also the yak pastures of Kyajin Gompa are mesmerizing sites in the region.
The site of Gosainkunda is a pilgrimage site for many people and also a natural spectacle. Many Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit the lake, as well as many Shamans. The Laurebinayak Pass (4620 m) has a great view of Tibet. Some of the highlights of the Langtang region are:
- Many varieties of the scenery of mountains, villages, rivers, passes
- Kyajin Gompa (3860 m): a small village with a Kyanjin RI viewpoint (4600 m)
- Pristine lake of Gosainkunda
The best of the Langtang trekking region can be explored in various ways. You can explore many of the regions by trekking or reach the base of some peaks like Helambu and hike to some closest peaks. The trekking region will require the trekking permit of TIMS, and the permits to enter Langtang National Park, as well as Shivapuri National park. Here are some of the trekking possible in the Langtang region.
- Langtang Valley Trek
- Gosainkunda Trek
- Helambu Trek in Langtang region
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Ganja la Pass Trek