Langtang Region was considered third most popular Trekking destinations, only Solukhumbu ( Everest trekking ) and Annapurna saw more visitors. . Langtang has become better known for something else now– the devastation wreaked on the main village during the earthquake of 2015. Where many villages around Nepal saw significant damage, high above Langtang village, part of the great peak of Langtang Lirung sheared off, and a huge avalanche of ice and rock buried homes and lodges. Many died and, understandably, people stayed away for a time. But the surviving families have worked incredibly hard to get back on their feet. Trekking trails are open once more, lodges have been rebuilt, and the valley can once again be visited.
Langtang region goes through traditional and ethnic villages and virgin forests on the way to the peaks of Langtang-Lirung. The scenery of Langtang region is spectacular, and the treks are more adventurous as the area is visited by a few numbers of tourists. This region is proud to have Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park popularly known by Langtang National Park.
There are no 8000m peaks here, but Langtang Lirung rises well over 7000m and its east face rears up for more than 3km (the same as the difference between Everest and its base camp). The village of Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded by snow peaks on all sides, and if you head further up the valley to the shrines of Langshisa Kharka, you’ll have breathtaking views all around. A vast wall of peaks lies between you and Tibet and to the south Ganchenpo (Fluted Mountain) climbs gracefully into the heavens.
You can (if you want) walk there all the way from the outskirts of Kathmandu, climbing through Helambu and past the holy lakes of Gosainkund, before dropping into the Langtang Valley itself. Alternatively, a half-day jeep ride will deliver you to Syabru Besi, at the bottom of the valley – from where three days of gentle climbing will get you to Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa at the head of the valley, with no high passes to cross.
The Langtang valley provides opportunities to relax into local settlements and to study flora and fauna along the way. Langtang region trekking have many trekking trails such as Langtang valley trek, Tamang Heritage trek, Gosaikunda trek, Helambu trek etc. Langtang region offers wilderness experiences without being too taxing. Trekking to the Langtang region offers an opportunity to explore ethnic villages, oldest monasteries, small Peaks and glaciers at comfortably low elevations. People in this high and isolated region are of Tibetan origin and they follow Buddhism. The trail head of Langtang region trekking is Sundarijal, Dhunche or Syabrubensi, easily accessible from Kathmandu by bus or jeep.