Top 5 Major Things after the Earthquake of Langtang Valley Trek!

escapehimalayaFeb 27th 2024
It’s the murals that take me back to the mountains. The history, and longevity of the mountains are unmatchable with other elements present in the earth. Because mountains have seen all the changes that have occurred on the face of the earth. And that continues by showing major highlights of the Langtang region. Langtang Valley gives you the same feeling as going back to ancient times. The culture and the perseverance of the place are surreal and appealing to visitors. In this valley, mountains are plucked out of the land making a perfect valley. The stunningly beautiful landscapes and the glacier lakes of the valley are truly mesmerizing. Moreover, the valley is popularly known as the Valley of Glacier Lakes. The valley owns more than 70 glaciers. Every year a large number of people opt for trekking in this region. Some add the Tamang Heritage Trek, Helambu Trek, or Gosainkunda Trek to their adventurous journey. Langtang Valley is close to Kathmandu City and it can be done in 8 to 9 nine days. Trekking in Langtang Valley will surely give you an essence of being far away from the reality that forces us to engage in our fast-paced daily lives. Tall mountains like Langtang Lirung (7246m), Langshisha Ri (6370m), and Kimshung (6781m) are the gifts of Mother Nature bestowed in this valley. Furthermore, other than the mountains, people and their culture is the gem of this valley. Therefore, Langtang possesses the perfect mix of culture and nature. In this blog, we present you the five best things about the Langtang Valley Trek that make it different from other trekking regions in Nepal.

Gives you the thrill of an adrenaline rush

To those who do not know, the Langtang Valley Trek is the third most popular trek in Nepal. Unlike Annapurna and Everest region, the only way to reach the starting point of the Langtang Valley trek is by road or chopper. And let me tell you, the bus ride is one of a kind. From start to end you will feel like you had just enjoyed one of the bumpiest rides. The ride takes on the deteriorating roads that will take you out of Kathmandu Valley and to the northwest of Nepal. The drive will have your excitement and adrenaline rush through whole your body giving you the ultimate thrill of driving on the bumpy roads of Nepal. Not only is the bus ride is adventurous part of the journey, but you will also walk through the narrow path that is formed on the slopes of the small hills just above rapidly flowing Langtang Khola. So, if you are looking for an adventure trek in Nepal then the Langtang Valley Trek is the one for you.

Less crowd and off-the-beaten trail

Langtang Despite being the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal, the crowd on the trail is less hence the Langtang Valley Trek is also known as off the beaten trail. So if you are not much of a crowd person then the trail is perfect for you. Since there are few numbers of trekkers trekking in this region, you can experience much more than other treks in Nepal. You get to interact with more people and know broadly about the place and the culture. So, if you are looking for a gateway that will take you away from the stream of people then try considering Langtang Valley Trek.

3# People and their unique culture

Tamang Tamang, Sherpa, and Bhote are the main inhabitants of this valley. These ethnic groups' culture is somewhat similar to Tibetan culture. The culture of these people is reflected in their homes, monasteries, chortens, and gumbas. The valley possesses bundles of traditions, culture, customs, rituals, and unique perspectives of life. Explore these exquisite etiquettes of this valley through the Langtang Valley Trek.

Kyanjin Ri

Kyanjin RI is a perfect viewpoint to look over the majestic Langtang mountain range. It is at an elevation of 4328m and quite difficult to reach the top of the hill. Moreover, ascending to the top of the hill is a major highlight of the trek. However, once you are at the top of the hill, you will get to see the breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Changbu (6251m), Yubra (6262m), Naya Kanga (5844m) Yala Peak (5500m), Tserko peak (5749m) and Tsergo Ri (4948m). From the above-mentioned peak, Yala Peak and Naya Kanga Peak are quite famous for peak climbing in Nepal. Moreover, taking a hike to Tsergo Ri is worthwhile. The journey to the spectacular Kyanjin Ri begins in a very beautiful village Kyanjin Gompa. Gompa translates as a monastery and though the name of the village is Kyanjin Gompa the village in itself as a whole is not Gompa. There is Gompa where villagers perform their rituals and celebrate festivals.

Langtang National Park

The treasure of the valley, Langtang National Park embellishes natural sceneries and shelters several flora and fauna. The rich vegetation of the park is one of the reasons nature lovers make their journey toward the park. The national park is majorly famous for its pristine forests, wild and rare plants and animals can be found in this region. Langtang National Park is home to endangered animals like red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan Black bear, similarly, it also houses Himalayan Tahr, wild sheep, yaks, and many more animals. Also, more than 250 species of bird have been recorded in this Himalayan Park. Some of the birds found in this Himalayan Park are the Himalayan Monal, Satyr tragopan, Ibisbil, red-headed vultures, etc. So all in all, this beautiful park takes you along the lush natural beauty and allows you to see the wild vegetation of Nepal in their habitat. These are some of the highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek. The valley is much more than what I have mentioned above. Once you find yourself on the trail, you will learn how special this trail is for trekkers. So if you are looking for an adventurous and unforgettable journey then make sure you trekked through the paths of Langtang Valley.

escapehimalayaFeb 27th 2024

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