Langtang Region

Considered by numerous trekkers to be one of Nepal's best-kept secrets, Langtang Region is well-renowned trekking destination in Nepal. It has achieved fame ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as ‘the most beautiful valley in the world’. It retains all the attributes and charm that any world’s best trekking trail demands. The colorful culture, religion lifestyle and traditions of Tamang natives with the back dropped of astounding mountain vistas, majestic waterfalls, hasty mountain streams, craggy landscape and snow-capped peaks alongside grassy meadows adorned with daisies and wild animals are the exclusive features of this region that also makes the Langtang region to be one of the most diverse.

In the upper part of the Langtang valley, there are snowscapes, high passes covered in mist, glaring small lakes, and glaciated mountain mammoths. Mighty Langtang Lirung (7,246m) commands the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6,388m) and the trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5,846m) lie in the south, and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) oversees the east of the valley. One of the most important hallmarks of the Langtang region is its lavish snow glaciers is home to as many as 70 glacier basins encompassing the holy lakes at Gosainkunda. These glaciers play an integral role in the Langtang Himalayan ranges. 

The Langtang region is also celebrated as “Treasure House” of alpine vegetation as The Larch, a rare deciduous conifer, is also found in the forest of lower Langtang valley along with other numerous alpine species. Other vegetations found are varieties of Rhododendron, Bamboos, Oak, Alder, Maple and many more. The region boasts being Nepal's first Himalayan national park designated in 1971 and showcases variety of natural elegances, from lively lush valleys and rare tree orchids to the soaring Fir and Rhododendron forests bursting with spring color along the wildlife including Grey languor monkeys, Himalayan Black bear, Ghoral, Leopard and unique bird species of the Impeyan, Tragopan and Kalij pheasants among others. The Red Panda, a rare and threatened metaphor of a salutary Himalayan ecosystem, inhabits in the stretch of forest around Ghoda Tabela in the lower Langtang Valley and below Gosainkunda.