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Trekking in langtang: Tourism in langtang

Destination: Langtang [Trekking] 

Highlights:

  • Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures
  • Enjoy panoramic views across vast open valleys at the end of the trek
  • Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
  • Scenic drive Kathmandu / Syabrubeshi via mountain terrain
  • Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers’
  • Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines
  • Climbing Chorko-Ri
  • Have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
  • Tibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Walking through the rhododendron forest.

Best time:

The best seasons to trek to Langtang are autumn and spring. Autumn is from September to December and spring stretches from March to May. The weather is warm and the heat is bearable. There will be very little or no rainfall. The sky will be clear allowing you to get the best view of the mountains.

Accommodation:

There aren’t as many teas houses to chose from as before the earthquake but you can still find a few that serve tasty food. 

The preferred meal is Dal Bhaat. The dish is filling and will fuel you up for the long walks. Rice is served with lentils, vegetable curry, salad, chutney and meat cooked in Nepali style. The best part of the meal is that you can take as many additional helping of rice and vegetables as you want without having to pay extra. 

There are a variety of other dishes. For breakfast, the tea houses serve pancakes, eggs, cereal and porridge. For lunch and dinner, you can also ask for noodles, pasta, momos and various other dishes. 

Since most of the guest houses were destroyed during the earthquake, only a few of them are in good condition to accommodate trekkers. You will be either sleeping in tented camps or tea houses depending upon the availability of the rooms. 

Do not expect luxurious home stays. The tea houses are simple, comfortable and cozy. In some, you might have to share the restroom which have a squat toilet.

Transportation:

  • Most people start at Syabrubesi (1500m), a grueling 6–10hr bus ride from Macha Pokhari, in Kathmandu. Consider hiring a private car to shorten and sweeten that journey.


  • from Syabrubesi most take the shortest route up, via Lama Hotel. Better, we feel, would be a longer and slower route via Khangjim. Slowly, slowly is the mantra up. Descend as quickly as you wish, via Lama Hotel, if you like.


  • Langtang is ideal for trekkers of differing fitness and ambition. Once up to Kyanjin Gompa, you can sit in the bakery and read a good book. Or challenge yourself to a number of side trips.
Health Concerns:

Before trekking, it is always advisable to consult a doctor to check if you are physically healthy enough for high altitudes. But, despite of how fit you may be, there is no guarantee that you won’t fall victim of altitude sickness. There are many symptoms of altitude sickness. Some of them are below:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping


If you notice any of the symptoms, do not take it for granted. Take necessary precautionary and treatment measures. Some such precautions are:
  • Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  • Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  • Take complete rest until you feel well
  • Do not exercise
  • Do not smoke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  • Take anti-sickness medications


If you don’t feel better but notice you are feeling worse, you will have to be immediately evacuated in a helicopter. So, make sure you purchase your insurance before you trek. The insurance will cover your health costs such as minor & major injuries and emergency helicopter rescue. Description: The region is a narrow valley located on the boarder of Tibet. This region is inhabited by Tibetans and Tamangs. The holy lake Gosaikunda, many Himalayan peaks like: Langtang-ri, Langtnag Lirung, Dorge Lhakpa Peak gives immense beauty to this region. Also the valley is famous for experiencing a different life style, customs, and tradition of Himalayan people. This region gives an opportunity to explore Lantang National Park, villages, climb small mountains and to visit glaciers. Area is famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb snow capped mountain views. 

Gosaikunda is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Each area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. It offers many features that range from culture to adventure. In a week to ten days, any one can visit one of these areas by crossing high mountain passes. A three-week trip could cover all the three areas. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Khumbu region, but they remain unforgettably beautiful plus the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly and interesting. The Helambhu-Gosainkunda trek takes one to Gosainkunda Lake - a sacred site for devotees of Hindu God Shiva. It is famous for both trekking and pilgrimage




Some Photos of Trekking in Langtang