Reasons to go for Langtang Trek

19th January, 2018 | Article By Hari Shrestha

The Langtang trek is a generally short trek (from 6 to 9 days) that combines awesome mountain scenery with fantastic tea house convenience. What’s more, Syabrubesi (1400m) the bouncing off point for the trek, is only a six hour drive from Kathmandu and in contrast to Everest Base Camp or Annapurna, this trek receives only a modest number of guests.

Some reasons to go for Langtang Trek:

Mountain View and Rhododendron 

Spring (March-May) is outstanding amongst other trekking seasons in Nepal. The reasonable climate offers staggeringly vivid perspectives of snowcapped mountains. As this is Spring the rhododendron blossoms in rainbow shading, which is completely mind blowing. Strolling through the thick rhododendron forest to emerge atop snow covered mountains makes this trek a unique experience.

Climbing Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri

Climbing Kyanjin Ri (4773m) is less demanding than climbing Tsergo Ri. Found northwest of Kyanjin Gompa, it can be finished in 4 to 5 hours and henceforth it offers a testing day climb. Both of these pinnacles are known for offering close-up perspectives of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Changbu (6251m) and an exceptional perspective of Langtang Lirung Glacier and the ice fall.

Unspoiled Culture

The trails of Langtang valley take you through little settlements occupied by the Tibetan, Tamang and Sherpa people. The regular and ethnic towns of this district offer a different social flavor with different ceremonies and conventions in light of Buddhism. Their social practices are age-old and still in place, away from the impacts of the cutting edge wonders of globalization. Glimpse an intriguing insight into their neighbourly and accommodating lifestyle.

Helping to rebuild

Langtang has been the most impacted trekking locale amid the quake. The valley was totally wiped away by huge landslides and although life in the Himalayas is always challenging, the tragic tremor has added even more difficulty and hardship to those who live there. Trekking the Langtang can help though, giving hope and optimism to help rebuild homes, lives and the magnificence of the valley itself. In this way, we exceptionally ask for you to trek Langtang and give a hand to rebuilding since we know, “Little drops of water make a relentless sea”.

Local foods

Sample the local delights and in the event that you become weary of the commonplace trekking staples of Dal Bhat, macaroni, spaghetti and bubbled potatoes, then New Yak Curd is available in nearly every town above Ghoratabela. Choose to visit the local cheddar manufacturing plant in Kyanjin Gompa to get a first hand look at how the cheese is made.

Seabuckthorn juice is a sweet and tart drink produced using the berries of Hippophae Salicifolia, which are gathered in November. The juice is locally available for around 200Rs a container and said to be rich in vitamin C and cancer-preventing agents.

Also, if  you are taking a private auto to Syabrubesi, you may be able to orchestrate a stop at one of the local Himalayan trout homesteads to taste some fresh fish.

By Hari Shrestha

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