• Last Updated on Oct 2, 2022

Langtang National Park in Nepal

The Langtang National Park stands out to be one of the unspoiled national parks of Nepal, and the Langtang National Park attracts both religious devotees as well as adventure seekers. Langtang National Park has so much to offer from breath-taking views to the rich culture and biodiversity of the area. Langtang National Park provides an opportunity for the trekkers to explore and visit the amazing Himalayas, glaciers, small villages, and mountains.

Langtang National Park is one of the first Himalayan national parks established in 1976 AD and is the nearest protected area to Kathmandu in the Central Development Region extending over the parts of Nuwakot, Rusuwa, and Sindhupalchowk.

Langtang National Park covers an area of around 1710 square kilometers. Where the northern and eastern parts are linked with Qomolangma National Nature, Preserve in Tibet. The western boundary follows the Bhote Koshi & Trishuli rivers, and the southern border lies north in Kathmandu valley.

Langtang National Park is part of sacred Himalayan landscapes with lavishing greenery, amazing biodiversity, and magnificent mountain ranges like Dorje Lakpa & the summit of Langtang Lirung, which is the highest point in the park. Along with that, the high-altitude lake Gosaikunda is located at the height of 4,300 meters above sea level, which is considered to be one of the most important religious spots for Hindus.

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The climate of Langtang National Park

The climate of Langtang national park differs from place to place due to the difference in the altitude of the total area. Langtang National Park encounters monsoon from June to August. During August this place observes the wide flow of religious devotees who flock here to observe the sacred water of the Gosainkunda Lake.

The weather remains snowy from January to February. Autumn is considered to be the best time to visit the Langtang National Park where one can enjoy the lush greenery and the blossoms, which can lure anyone to fall in love with the beauty of that place.

Vegetation in Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park is very rich when it comes to vegetation as more than 1000 species of plants are founded in this place out of which nearly 21 species are endangered.

Langtang National Park has diverse vegetation with nearly 14 types of flora and 18 ecosystem types. Within a single space, one can have the tropical forests below 1,000 meters to the high altitude alpine and perennial ice forests in Langtang National Park.

Wildlife in Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park is famous for being home to one of the most endangered species of mammals that is the red panda & snow leopard and apart from them, animals like Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Ghoral, serow can be found here.

Langtang National Park is home to nearly 250 species of birds. During summers the green lush meadows of this region become an attractive point for the species like musk deer and Himalayan Tahr.

People of Langtang national park

The major inhabitants of Langtang National Park are the Tibetans or the Tamangs. The people of this Langtang National Park still follow their old culture and traditions, which are reflected in their culture, costume, craftsmanship, and architecture.

Langtang National Park provides an opportunity for the visitors to have a closer view of the way of living of the Tamangs and their cultural heritage. The people of this area are mostly & strictly vegetarian and are mainly yak and sheepherders. They live a very simple life by raising animals, doing agriculture, and trading with Kerung in Tibet. The major crops of this region are Maize, Wheat, Soybean, and Millet.

How to Reach Langtang National Park

This region stands as a small valley, which is located on the border of Tibet. Langtang National Park has so much to offer for those who want to devote themselves to the lap of the Himalayas or feel the need to get closer to themselves.

Syabrubesi is the gateway of Langtang National Park, which is a small town in Rasuwa district. It is easier to reach this town via bus, jeep, or any private vehicle. This journey will take you down to experience the unpaved road of Nepal, with an amazing view of the mountains and yaks grazing in the meadows of the nearby areas.

Syabrubesi is the trailhead of the Langtang region, which is located at an altitude of 1,460 meters above sea level. This place is fully equipped with the tourist standard facilities like delicious food, and clean lodging, and there are few banks located in this region.

From this place, a 20 minutes’ walk can lead towards the old Syabrubesi, where one can enjoy the old architecture of houses along with meals from the small tea houses. This place is located on the banks of the Trishuli River, so visiting this place enables the tourists to enjoy the proper blend of the natural as well as the culture and tradition of people living in this place.

You can reach another village via the new bridge from here. It is a small village situated at the river bank where one can have the unique taste of the small tea houses and enjoy the view of lush greenery of the small vegetable gardens.

Moving forward from here, and trekking towards the steep uphill to the Pairo, Pairo will lead towards the village called Bamboo, which is comparatively larger than the other villages with a lot of tea shops and vegetable gardens.

From Bamboo, one reaches Rimche, which is at a height of 2,470 meters, and from here, it is a nearly 20 minutes’ walk to the famous Lama hotel. The trek resumes, and the trekkers reach the Gumna chowk, or the riverside, which is at the height of 2,770 meters.

The trail from here takes to Langtang Village and then to Kyanjin Gompa, which is located at a height of 3,800 meters above sea level. The Kyanging Gumpa is the final place one can stay overnights at lodges.

Trekking Permit and Fees in Langtang national park

Langtang National Park requires national park entrance fees, for trekking in this region, the trekkers are required to have a trekker’s information management system or TIMS, which can be obtained from any TAAN registered company in Kathmandu.

The permit is in the form of a paper ticket, which the trekkers must not forget to carry wherever he goes, as it will be checked at the park entrances along with the trekking routes, and at some places, the tourists are required to register their passport number too. The National Park permit costs 3000.00 NPR and another 1000.00 NPR for the TIMS permit.

Most Popular Trekking in Langtang National Park

Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley Trek is a short trek into the Langtang National Park, and it is the most popular Trek in Langtang National Park the Trek starts in Syaprubeshi and goes to Langtang Valley, and returns to Dhunche to drive back to Kathmandu.

Langtang Circuit Trek

The Langtang Circuit Trek is the longest adventure trek in Langtang National Park. The Langtang Circuit Trek starts in Syaprubeshi and treks to Kyanjing, returns to Syaprugaun, and trek to Gosaikunda Lake and passes over the Lauribinayak Pass and trek to Chisapani to end the trek in Sundarijal.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is another popular trek in Langtang National Park. The Trekking Trail consists of a loop on the western edge of Langtang National Park and passes through Tamang villages where you have the opportunity to see and experience Tamang village life as well as enjoy the views of surrounding mountains like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.

Helambu Valley Trek

Helambu Trekking is another popular trek in Langtang National park. The Trek goes on both National Park Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park. Helambu is a short trek near Kathmandu which goes to the Helambu region overlooking the mountain peaks in the Langtang Himalayas.

Conclusion

The Langtang National Park is a great National Park in Nepal to experience mountain trekking. The above is some of the trekking trails in the park. However, we can tailor the itinerary as per your need and requirements. There are many more other destinations such as Yala Peak Summit, Climb Tsegu Ri, and Go passes over the Ganja La. Let us know when you need a trekking program in Langtang National Park.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

Hello, Hi & Namaste from the Himalayas !!!

I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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