Langtang Valley Trekking

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Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trek is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country. Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape.

Langtang Valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The Langtang Valley is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is covered with flowers during the summer.

Lantang Valley Trek is not only offers magnificent views of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,406m) and other high mountain peaks, but also provides insight into the varied ethnic lifestyles of the Tamangs and Sherpas, inhabitants of this area which are much more similar to Tibetan

Lantang Valley Trek starts from Syabrubesi, which is a day long drive away from Kathmandu via Trisuli. The trail passes through the thickly forested area of blue pine, oaks, maple, spruce and rhododendron (one fourth of the park is forest). The trail follows the Langtang Khola river bank until Kyangjin gompa. At Kyangjin Gompa there are various options for short excursions; Kyangjin Ri (4,773m) is two hour up and an hour down and it offers spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas or also day trip to Tserko Ri (4984m) for stunning mountain views is one of the high lights of this trip and is the highest point of this trek. After exploring the region, we trek the same route to Syabrubesi from where we drive back to Kathmandu.

By Anil Blon (anil.blon@gmail.com)

Natraj Trekking

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