Langtang National Park, Nepal

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  • Views from Singh Gompa
    Views from Singh Gompa
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  • On the high level route towards Sherpagon
    On the high level route towards...
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    Approaching Yunglang
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    Short write-up on my Langtang Trek

    by into-thin-air Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    We set off from Dunche and spent the1st night about ½ trekking from the town at a place called Yunglang, There is only one simple teahouse there but as it is so close to Dunche not many people use it, But I think to be away from the road noise is better than staying in the town.
    Then we had a hard day up to Singh Gompa, There is a height gain of over a thousand meters so you are pushing the limits on the AMS rules but the path is good and there are two places en-route for lunch / tea.
    Singh Gompa is Beautiful with Awesome views towards Gosiakund and there is a cheese factory there so a good place to stock up !!
    From there we dropped all the way back down into the Langtang Valley staying at the small hamlet of Pahre.
    From there we just walked a short day up to Lama Hotel which is one of the main trekking villages in the valley, it can get a bit crowded but the lodges are comfortable with all facilities.
    From Lama Hotel we trekked up to Ghoda Tabela – We could have gone further this day but my trek-mate, Mike decided that he didn’t want to go higher so we spent two nights there and I took Joan (Mikes wife) on a day walk to Langtang.
    Then from Ghoda Tabela we trekked down to Sherpagon – This is on the high level route and to get there you have to turn right at Rimche (The hamlet below Lama Hotel) I would Highly Recommend this section of the trek as hardly anyone goes this way and both the views looking towards Ganesh Himal and looking back towards Langtang are Amazing.
    From Sherpagon the path continues high up before dropping steeply down to the road at Syapru Besi wherewe caught the bus back to Kathmandu.

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  • Langtang Valley - trekking and climbing

    by NEILHALLIDYA Updated Jan 8, 2005

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    View towards Terko Ri - Langtang Valley

    Langtang valley is closer than the Annapurnas or the Everest region.

    Its quieter than the above, less comercialised, and has great variety (in terms of scenery and culture).

    At some stage you might see huge Himalayaan snow peaks, monster rhodedendrums, monkeys, buddhist temples and witness an almost tibetan village lifestyle and all kinds of flora and fauna.

    Various treks and climbs exist to suit all tastes. Its ideal as a first trek but you can easily arrange more adventurous itineries.

    Things are easy to sort out in Katmandu and the independent (and adventurous) could easily travel without guide or porters.

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    Langtang National Park (5)

    by SumTingWong Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Top of a Monastery

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per day. The Langtang trek also provides trekkers with the opportunities to see awesome lakes, waterfalls, and mountains close up. The Langtang National Park is a beautiful trekking area, not too far from Kathmandu in location, but you would never know that a city was within 500 kilometers from here.

    Note that the Langtang National Park may be more difficult to travel in now, due to strong Maoist activity there (I know this from personal experience fleeing from Maoists in Chisapani, Langtang)

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    Langtang National Park (4)

    by SumTingWong Updated Sep 14, 2003

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    Langtang Himal in the Monsoon

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per day. The Langtang trek also provides trekkers with the opportunities to see awesome lakes, waterfalls, and mountains close up. The Langtang National Park is a beautiful trekking area, not too far from Kathmandu in location, but you would never know that a city was within 500 kilometers from here.

    Note that the Langtang National Park may be more difficult to travel in now, due to strong Maoist activity there (I know this from personal experience fleeing from Maoists in Chisapani, Langtang)

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    Langtang National Park (3)

    by SumTingWong Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Chisapani, Langtang National Park

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per day. The Langtang trek also provides trekkers with the opportunities to see awesome lakes, waterfalls, and mountains close up. The Langtang National Park is a beautiful trekking area, not too far from Kathmandu in location, but you would never know that a city was within 500 kilometers from here.

    Note that the Langtang National Park may be more difficult to travel in now, due to strong Maoist activity there (I know this from personal experience fleeing from Maoists in Chisapani, Langtang)

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    by SumTingWong Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Waterfall

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per day. The Langtang trek also provides trekkers with the opportunities to see awesome lakes, waterfalls, and mountains close up. The Langtang National Park is a beautiful trekking area, not too far from Kathmandu in location, but you would never know that a city was within 500 kilometers from here.

    Note that the Langtang National Park may be more difficult to travel in now, due to strong Maoist activity there (I know this from personal experience fleeing from Maoists in Chisapani, Langtang)

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    Langtang National Park (1)

    by SumTingWong Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Man from Langtang

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per day. The Langtang trek also provides trekkers with the opportunities to see awesome lakes, waterfalls, and mountains close up. The Langtang National Park is a beautiful trekking area, not too far from Kathmandu in location, but you would never know that a city was within 500 kilometers from here.

    Note that the Langtang National Park may be more difficult to travel in now, due to strong Maoist activity there (I know this from personal experience fleeing from Maoists in Chisapani, Langtang)

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    Langtang National Park. The...

    by Jennymac Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Langtang National Park. The local people are so happy to see you, but make sure you take an interpreter or your Nepalese phrase book to fully enjoy the experience.

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