Langtang Valley is the nearest Trekking region from the capital, Kathmandu. A few hours drive from the Kathmandu city will take you to the stunning Langtang region. Despite its proximity to the Kathmandu city, the Langtang Region is as wild and unique as any Himalayan Village and rural landscape.
Trekking in Langtang and Helambu area is one of the most accessible regions for trekking in Nepal, which are located north of Kathmandu. While the area cannot boast any of the Himalayan giants, the scenery here is every bit as spectacular as most of the better-known destinations. It is also far less visited by tourists making a trek here somewhat more of an adventure. There are three major trekking areas Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu, which can be combined in many different ways to make treks from 7 days to 16 days long.
Trekking in Nepal
For the adventurous, nature and culture lovers, trekking is the greatest way to see Nepal’s ever changing landscape and beauty. If you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world to do it. On beaten trails or virgin tracks, Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. The very organic rhythm of foot travel is a wonderful way to discover and make meaningful contact with this extraordinary country.
Along with forests of rhododendron, a multitude of birds and animals, temples and monasteries, you will also encounter many small mountain villages. In these isolated hamlets, friendly people of diverse cultures offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life. And in the background, every step of the way, is the magnificent presence of the Himalayan peaks – providing breathtaking panoramic views.
Trekking in Nepal usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking 4 to 6 hours from 9 to 14 km per day on average with a guide, cook and porters and on some occasions pack animals.
The objective of trekking is not just the particular destination, but also the journey itself. You travel at a modest pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas.
It’s not unusual to cross snowfields in the morning and bathe in sub-tropical streams in the afternoon. For the most part, trekking routes are well traveled by local people, but remain unmarked without signposts.
Trekkers rely on our staff for path finding and an introduction to the local people, culture, religion, and lifestyle. A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, and hemlock, visiting one or two villages each day. Rivers are crossed on log passages or suspension bridges.
Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you discover things you had no idea were there!
We offer a wide variety of different treks to suit both novices and experienced trekkers. Whether you have two days or two months to spend in the Himalayas, we can tailor- make itineraries to suit your needs.