Langtang Trek in June, July, August
Langtang Trek is a pleasing scenic hiking tour in Nepal. It is also the nearest hiking trail from Kathmandu which takes you to the alpine Himalayan zone in a short period of time. Langtang valley is like heaven surrounds by the majestic Himalayan peaks. This valley is inside the territory of Langtang National Park.
Langtang trek grants you an opportunity to explore beautiful mountain villages in habituated by Tamang People. Tamang is one of the major ethnic communities in Nepal. The lifestyle of Tamangs who live in Langtang area is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. Another attraction of this route is you can visit Himalayan glaciers from the lower altitude place. From Langtang Valley trek, you can experience the outstanding views of Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Gang Cheenpo (6388 meters) and Ganesh Himal (7429 meters).
About the origin of the name ‘Langtang’ of that place, locals tell an interesting legend. According to the legend, in the ancient time, one of the Buddhist monk called Lama lost his yak. When in search of yak he discovered this beautiful valley. In the Tibetan language, the word ‘Lang’ means ‘yak’ and ‘tang’ means ‘to follow’. As this valley found when the following yak, later this place called Langtang. In the upper part of this valley, we find lots of yaks. They are grazing in open meadow.
Syabru Besi is the gateway of Langtang valley trekking. It is reachable after 6 hours of drive from Kathmandu. From Syaphrubeshi the trail swings north into the Langtang valley crossing the river several times along with oak and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Langtang valley firstly, you visit Langtang village. Afterward, the trail moves towards Kyanjin Gompa crossing through the glacial moraine.
Kyanjin Gompa is the last place of this trekking. From Kyanjin Gompa, you hike up to Tsergo Ri (4984m), the highest elevation of this trip. It offers the spectacular views of Himalayan panorama with glaciers. Then, you retrace your footsteps to Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you drive back to Kathmandu.
Langtang Trek is also possible in June, July and August.