Langtang – Ready & Safe to trek after earthquake
Langtang National park covers the 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 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 on north to joins with Tibetan boarder. The main ethnic groups living in this region are Tamang, Yalmo and Bhutia – Tibetan originated tribe.
The region, which was immensely effected by devastating earthquake in April 2015, has completely recovery. 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, still remain as big boulder ground. Most of the teahouse owners have lost their family member that has claimed around 300 life. It is reported just a couple with their child are 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 rebuilded just at the north of Langtang village and trekkers already returning back to Langtang region. Trekking trail condition is safe to travel. Other settlement like Lama hotels, Kenjin Gopma were not affected much form the earthquake. This Lantang region offer making trekking routes from one week trek to Kenjing Gompa to peak climbing to Yala or Naya Khang.
The view from Kyanjin ri and Tserko ri simply spellbound. Climbing the Yala peak offers the wonderful climbing experience beside simply trekking – probably one can see the most Himalayan peaks from this summit including some peaks in Tibet. One can join the Langtang trek