The Langtang Valley Trek offers you an excellent opportunity to explore and observe ethnic Tamang culture and tradition. Bharal Adventure takes you to the best place in the Langtang Region. The people of the Langtang Valley are uniting together for the betterment of the place completely. The people in the valley are descendants of Tibetan origin which are why their cultural and religious practices resemble Tibetan culture, therefore, this trek also offers a tremendous prospect of exploring the Tibetan culture, the culture, and way of life of the Himalayan people.
This ten-day expedition allows you to trek through the lush colorful rhododendron and bamboo forests. In addition to majestic waterfalls, mighty snow-capped Himalayas and beautiful hamlets and pastoral settlements as well as yak pastures. The trekking is the mystical experience of the Kyanjin Gompa the ultimate Tibetan family traditions. Langtang Valley Trek is the best trail package for the trekkers to witness the region in the best possible way.
The expedition will begin with the excursion in Kathmandu. Here you will be visiting cultural, spiritual and religious landmarks in Kathmandu. These are listed under UNESCO World Heritage sites. Exploring these sites will also give you a chance to observe affluent ancient medieval art and architecture of Nepal.
Drive to Syabrubesi and trek to Langtang Valley allows you to admire the rich natural beauty of the country. The journey then takes you to the Lama Hotel then to the Ghoda Tabela and finally passing by the Memorial Chortens on the way you can reach the Langtang Village. Therefore, Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. urges all the trekkers to travel here for the cause of Humanity as well.
Major Attraction Of Langtang Valley To Lure One To Trek
Langtang trekking trail is located to the north of Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet. The major residents are Tamang culture in this trekking route. The whole trek contains a wide variety of climatic zones from sub-tropical to alpine. Varieties of Flora and Fauna can be found in this conservation area/national Park like Oak, maple, pine, and colorful rhododendron. Some rare animals are preserved in this conservation area like Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, Assam Macaque, and Red Pandas. The valley contains the Gosaikunda Lakes at the altitude of 4380 meters, sacred to Hindus. Another spiritual site is the Buddhist Monastery in Kyanjing Gompa whooping 3730 meters above sea level. This trekking trail is a popular destination, mostly novice trekkers choose this trail because it is easy and exotic.
- Off- The- Beaten – Trail
- Stunning views of Ganjala Range, Dorje Lakpa Range, Khemjung Glacier, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Lang Sisa
- Cheese factory and beautiful Langtang valley
- Unique Tamang culture resident in the Himalayan region
- Adventure Forest walk along with beautiful rivers, and valley surrounded by the mountains.
- A high chance to see the rare lucky Red Panda
Langtang Valley: Season And Weather
Langtang region has various weather conditions according to the different climatic seasons. Autumn, Spring, Monsoon, and winter, however the best season to trek is the Spring and Autumn Season.
Due to the stable weather condition, you will enjoy walking under the clear skies and sunny days. However, at a high altitude, the climate will be colder during morning and evening.
Langtang Valley Trek In Autumn Season
October to mid-December is the month of the autumn season, it is the best season to trek Langtang valley, mostly trekkers choose this month to trek because the weather will be warm and stable. This season offers the best walking experience under the crisp skies, fresh air, and shining mountains. The temperature will be 10 degrees -15 degrees during day time and during the evening and morning, the temperature will be colder.
This season is called peak season which means the trail will be busy and you will meet many fellow trekkers on the route.
Highlights Of Trekking In Autumn Season
- Warm and stable temperature
- Clear view of mountains
- Low risk of rainfall and landslide
Langtang Valley Trek In Spring Season
March, April, and May are the months of the spring season. It is recognized as the second-best season to trek Langtang valley.
During day time it offers a moderate temperature of 10 degrees to 20 degrees.
This season the trekking trail will be covered by the colorful flowers, and rhododendron as it is a blooming season you will get to see many varieties of wildflower. As you ascend to a high altitude you will enjoy the clear view of the mountain, the rejuvenating walk through the green lush forest and the clear mountain view will make your trek more exciting and interesting. This season doesn’t need to worry about rain, snow, and avalanche.
Highlights Of Trekking In The Spring Season
- Walk under the colorful forest
- Stunning views of the mountain
- Easy to walk on the trail with open clear skies and the soft mountain breezes.
- The trail will be clean and dry
Langtang Valley Trek In Monsoon/Summer Season
July and August are the months of monsoon.
Monsoon and summer are a downpour season in Nepal. Most of the time the rainfall will be heavy and most of the time it will be wet, dark and cloudy.
Summer and monsoon occur at the same time, due to the frequent rainfall the trail will be muddy and slippery in the lower region.
It is not the best time to trek Langtang valley. The challenges may occur in a different section of the trail. So, it will be difficult to walk on the muddy and slippery trail.
During the day the temperature may remain 30 degrees on a sunny day in the lower region. But as you climb to a higher altitude the temperature will start dropping to 10 degrees.
For the nature lover summer will be a good time to explore, this is the planting season in parts of the Langtang valley, the terraced farm will look so amazing maybe you could join the local people to work on the field.
Highlights Of Trekking Langtang Valley In Monsoon
- Surrounding will be green and offer the best nature walk
- Season of planting
- Clearest views of the Mountain Range
Langtang Valley Trek In The Winter Season
December, January, and February are the months of winter.
This is the month of snowing and the trail will be fully covered by the snow. The temperature during daytime is 6 degrees to 9 degrees but during night time the temperature will fall to a minus degree.
Winter will be challenging because of extreme change in weather may occur some difficulty during the trek. Anytime the snowfall and heavy wind may arise so it will be uncomfortable to walk on the trail.
The trekking trail will be isolated because of the offseason. You may meet very few trekkers on the trail.
Highlights Of Trekking In The Winter Season
- Stunning view of snowcapped mountains
- Discount on food and accommodation
- The trail will be less crowded
- Extreme adventure and challenges
Preventive Major To Avoid Altitude Sickness On Langtang Valley Trail
Altitude sickness is normal at higher altitudes. don’t need to be panic you can take it easy. There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your physical for altitude sickness. The higher altitude is always challenging, though you could follow some precautions to avoid it. Like:
- Make your walk moderate and gradually ascends to high altitude.
- Drink plenty of water and make yourself hydrated.
- Don’t rush while walking, take rest and don’t effort too much.
- Eat hygienic food which contains protein and caloric.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
- Carry first aid kit
- Maintain your hygiene, keep yourself very clean
Symptoms Of Altitude Sickness While Trekking To Langtang Valley
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Breathing problem
- Poor sleep
If you feel any from the above-given symptoms then try to cure it as quickly as you can. You just have to descend back to a lower altitude and take complete rest until you feel well however if you feel uncomfortable then don’t continue your walk to a higher altitude.
Drinking Water While Trekking To Langtang Valley
There is not any problem with drinking water at a high altitude. But the cost is higher than in the Kathmandu valley. As you ascend to a higher altitude the cost will increase accordingly, per bottle it will cost up to $3.
However, the tea house will provide you hot drinking water it cost a little bit low. so, it is better to carry a water bottle with you. Hot drinking water is completely safe.
Permit For Langtang Valley Trek
You are trekking to the Langtang Conservation Area so; it needs the permits to enter.
To apply for the Permit, you need 2 passport size photos and copy of passport, your permit will be issued by the department of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. For further information, you can contact Bharal Adventure PVT.LTD
How Difficult Is Langtang Valley Trek?
This trek is not so difficult as Everest Base camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The difficulty level depends on what route you choose and what season you choose.
An easy trek is always short in distance, altitude, and number of days. Trekking to the higher altitude is always challenging, thrill and extreme adventure.
Novice trekker can easily trek to Langtang valley it is not so difficult as another popular trek. For the experienced trekker, it will always be the next destination for an adventure.
The average walk will be 5-7 hours per day, and these trekking routes are mostly situated in high altitudes.
To trek to high altitude, you need to be fit and fine. You need to prepare yourself to do any trek at a higher altitude. Your stamina and strength must be at a high-level. So, you need some extra exercise and hiking before starting your trek to high altitude.