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Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south; and Dorje Lakpa protects the east end of the valley. Langtang is first national park declared in 1971.

The high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

The seasons for Langtang and Helambu is generally the same as in the rest of Nepal, but snow in the winter, or from a freak storm in the autumn, can close upper Langtang valley, ganja la and the route through Gosainkund. The trek through Gosainkund is particularly treacherous when there is a lot of snow on the trial.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.

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Gosainkunda Trek

The Valley of Langtang is protected as the Langtang National Park. The most striking feature is the contrasting climate, terrain, flora to be found here within a close proximity.

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Ganja La Pass Trek

The Ganja la pass is one of the most challenging passes in Nepal. This wedge in the Himalaya is situated at an altitude of 5160m.

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is the newly developed tourism product, off the beaten track, which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs. This is a unique trek offering the opportunity to lodge with locals in a family home stay.

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Helambu Valley Trek

Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu and offers the nearest experience of Sherpa culture without having to go to the Everest region. The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focus of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders.

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