Langtang National Park was the 3rd most renowned trekking province in Nepal
after the Everest and Annapurna provinces. This changed significantly following the
destructive earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, 28th of April. Just a few days
following the shattering earthquake the already smashed village of Langtang was
struck by a massive landslide and got totally swept away. And just like that, the
largest village of the area ceased to subsist.
There is been so many lies and rumors online on the globes traveling forums &
guidebooks, that since the destructive earthquake occurred the gorge is closed for
hiking. Let me tell you that that is absolutely rubbish and the Langtang trek is open
The natives that still exist
in the gorge were nearly
begging us to tell other
travelers we met that
Langtang Valley is 100
percent open for business.
The locals state that the
only way they can persist
their life is if travelers
come back to the valley.
And we did meet few
other trekkers on the route
apart from a few porters
materials up the gorge.
Trust me the scenery here in the Langtang Valley is absolutely awe-inspiring and
you can experience the trek in a more adventurous way as the region is visited by a
lesser number of travelers. To the west side of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a
range of 6000-7000 meters. The Helambu and Gosainkund province lies to its
south; these can be merged with Langtang to extend your trek from 7 to 21 days.
The province was elected Nepals 1st Himalayan National Park in the year of 1971.
Its inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang people whose spiritual practices, dress and
languages are pretty identical to Tibetans.
The woodlands in the province have temperate & sub-alpine flora. Wildlife
encompasses deer, migratory birds, pika, monkey and tahr. Spring to autumn is
the most ideal time to trek in the Langtang region. A majority of the trekking
trails in Langtang and Helambu are well-catered with teahouses making
independent hiking rather feasible. A trip to the Langtang valley also offers you a
chance to discover the Tamang villages, ascend small summits and to explore
glaciers at a more comfortable height than other trekking provinces.
You can also combine mansalu trek and ghorepani poonhill trekking with your
Langtang trek if you have sufficient time and looking for more adventure. Trust
me, the adventure will last lifetime!