Trekking in the Langtang region, the Himalayan destination that is closest to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and is only 32 k.m. (aeronautical miles) north, takes you to a breathtaking country where you can go on a trek for a week, two weeks, or longer.
Trekking in the Langtang region offers a variety of destinations, ranging from easy to difficult hikes in the harmony of Tamang villages, one of the ethnic tribes of the mid-hills of the Himalaya.
After Annapurna and Everest, the Langtang Himal regions are currently the third most popular trekking and adventure destination. These areas are rich in rare and endangered flora and fauna, including Red Pandas, which are almost extinct.
The entire Langtang Himal range is protected by Langtang National Park, which was the first national park ever created in the mountainous regions of Nepal Himalaya in the middle of the 1970s. The park is rich in a wide variety of vegetations, including small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, and alpine scrub and grasses that give way to bare rocks and snow.
The primary forest species, which provide a fantastic habitat for Himalayan wild animals and exotic bird life, include oaks, Chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce, and various species of rhododendron.
Along with the stunning mountain views, the main tribe in the Langtang region is the Tamang, who practice Buddhism and have long-standing customs that are similar to those of the Tibetans on the other side of the border. Travelers can learn about the Tamang people's local culture and customs by visiting this area.
For your enjoyment and interest, Holiday Tours Nepal offers a variety of trekking excursions as well as other exciting activities in this stunning area near the Langtang Himal.