LANGTANG VALLEY is the nearest national park, north of Kathmandu valley in the Central Himalayan and only accessible by bus/private vehicles. The 1710 sq. km. of the park extends over parts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok districts in the southern mountainous terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. Mainly Tamang inhabitants are the Nepalese mountain dwellers in Langtang valley and Tibetan descent culture goes back to hundreds of years. Langtang valley trekking also affected by the devastating earthquake of May 15, 2015.
The National Park consists of Chirpine, Rhododendron, and Nepalese alder. The temperate zone (2600-3000m) is covered mainly by oak forest fading to old growth forest of silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3600m). The Nepalese larch (larixnepalensis), the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in this park and few places elsewhere. Langtang’s expansive high meadows provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk deer and Himalayan Tahr. The park is also well known for its populations of the red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 250 species of birds.
Max Altitude: 4500 mtrs.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Duration: 10 Days