Driving on a tar road northwest out of Kathmandu, the road heads towards Dunche. As soon as the ride gains elevation at Kakani, it starts to offer the beautiful views of Ganesh Himalaya. The road beyond Trishuli Bazaar gets tougher and the adventurous fun of the Langtang Trek is hereby announced. The closest trekking destination from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu 130km, Langtang is the incomparable blend of natural and cultural treasures. The valley closer to Tibet comprises the first National Park of Nepal, Langtang National Park. The rare valley from where the 3600 view of Himalayas can be viewed, Langtang is dominated by Langtang Lirung 7,246m.
Langtang Trek is the third favorable trekking destination in Nepal after Everest Region and Annapurna Region Treks. However, the trek to Langtang not only offers breathtaking sceneries, it also allows an opportunity to witness the lifestyles and culture of Tibetan Tamangs whose craftsmanship, dialects, attires and homes still represent the exceptionality of ancient Tibetans. Home to more than 70 big and small glaciers, Langtang also highlights the high altitude sacred Lakes including Gosainkunda and Dudhkunda. Amazing wildlife including several species of migratory birds and highland mammals, Langtang is an ideal trekking destination to both novice and experienced trekkers.
Here we have a short photo essay on Langtang Trek, have a look. At the end of the photo essay we have a beautiful lines by Ms. Tina Nielsen and Mr. Jens Christian Iversen, who were the members different Danish groups, trekking to Langtang this spring with us. 10 trekkers in Tina’s group and 15 in Jens group, both team of Danish trekkers were through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel.
A typical Tibetan family during Langtang Trek
Handsome lads and beautiful ladies- Langtang
Shamanism- the culture practiced for ages
Langtang Lirung dominates the sky in Langtang valley
Home beside a beach or at the foothills of Himalaya?
Road to Langtang
Blue skies are more beautiful at Langtang
Natural hot water bath tub- isn’t this great?
Far-flung hamlet at the base of Himalaya
Every color of the prayer flags has significant meaning
Beautiful bright view from the shade
Anybody here could spend a whole day in a single chair
Soothing sound of prayer flags fluttering
OMG! Mountains are so big
Between two dark shadows a huge pile of silver sparkles
Walking has never been so wonderful in the past
It is always adventurous to be in the middle of nowhere
We are almost there
Camping right below the mountains of Nepal is a thrilling experience
Highland rides! I wish I had one
A testimonial by Ms. Tina Nielsen
The unplanned change in our itinerary so we had a lovely walk in the highland forest is worthwhile remembering rest of our lives. The beautiful nature throughout the trek and meeting friendly people in the Himalayas were the great experiences of the Langtang Trek. We had a great holiday and hence rate the service of Explore Himalaya with five stars.
A testimonial by Jens C. Iversen
14 members on the top of Kyanjin Ri is by far the best memory of the entire trek to Langtang. The service of Explore Himalaya was very professional. We rate their service with 5 stars.