• Dec 5, 2022

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Langtang National park covers an area of more than 1700 square km, one of the less trodden trekking regions close to Kathmandu, no need to take any flight to reach the Langtang region to start the trek. Langtang the Tibetan word literally means to follow the Yak, one can witness many yaks and pasture land as the narrow valley widen the north to joins with the Tibetan border. The main ethnic groups living in this region are Tamang, Yalmo, and Bhutia – Tibetan-originated tribes.

The region, which was immensely affected by the devastating earthquake in April 2015, has completely recovered. It was mainly the Langtang village having the same name as Langtang region has its worse effect with snow slide due to the earthquake that had swift 25 teahouses at once, remain as big boulder ground. Most of the teahouse owners have lost their family member that has claimed around 300 life. It is reported that just a couple with their child is lucky to escape this earthquake. We have met the same lucky family who is currently running a teahouse at Langtang village and now this couple has lots of stories to tell the trekkers about this disaster.

Teahouses were rebuilt just at the north of Langtang village and trekkers already returning to the Langtang region. Trekking trail condition is safe to travel. Other settlements like Lama hotels, Kenjin Gopma have not been affected much by the earthquake. This Lantang region offers to make trekking routes from one week trek to Kenjing Gompa to Yala peak climbing or Naya Khang.

The view from Kyanjin Ri and Tserko RI is simply spellbound. Climbing the Yala peak offers a wonderful climbing experience besides simply trekking – probably one can see the most Himalayan peaks from this summit including some peaks in Tibet. One can join the Langtang trek or Langtang Gosaikunda base on your time duration and physical fitnees.

Pradip Limbu

Pradip Limbu