Langtang trekking is the nearest trekking region from capital Kathmandu in north central Nepal bordering with Tibet. The name of the region is given after Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m.) which dominates the skyline in the north. Langtang is a narrow valley also covered by Langtang national park and has a number of beautiful mountains including Mt. Langtang Lirung. Langtang National park was established on 1971 as the first Himalayan national park. A large number of people live inside the National park; the majority of residents are Tamang influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Langtang trekking offers a multitude of destinations for wonderful trekking options. Major destinations of the journey are Langtang valley, Gosaikunda, Tamang heritage village of Gatlang and Helambu, which can be combined in different ways and lengths. Every moment you spend trekking in this region will be a truly exceptional experience of high altitude walking, amazing scenery and culture. The valley, the people, culture, wonderful snow topped Mountains, flora- fauna, pristine Lakes, monasteries, Yak herds, the alpine forest and blooming wild flower are highlights of the region. Probably no other places offers so many opportunities in a single visit than Langtang trekking. If you are looking for a trekking experience with great variety then this is an ideal trek. Varieties of wild flowers such as Primula, poppy, iries can be seen during the summer, while Shamans are widely practiced in the villages. This is one of the best option for trekking with various highland experience.
While the region is known as Langtang valley, a popular high altitude mountain Lake ‘Gosaikunda’ is lies just next to the Valley. Gosaikunda is very popular among Hindu pilgrimage, which history associated to the lord Shiva. This sacred lake has very vital status in Hinduism. Gosaikunda is a major trek of Langtang region ending at SundariJal, crossing some beautiful steep trails.