About the Langtang Region
Langtang lies north of Kathmandu and east of Ganesh Himal, and contains three major attractions: A high monastery right underneath the Langtang Massif, a lake that has been a pilgrimage site for thousands of years, and the cheerful and kind Tamang people, descended from Mongol cavalry.
The northern reaches are heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and culture: The Tamang Heritage trail and Kyangjin Gompa Trek (gompa means "monastery') go up there. Farther to the south the culture is more Hindu. Gosainkund Lake is a major Hindu pilgrimage site. The lake is said to be connected to several places in the Kathmandu Valley by magical underground connections too!
And particularly on the Tamang Heritage trail, you will meet the Tamangs and their way of life in the high mountains.
Trek options include:
But those are just samples: One of the best parts of our job is working with prospective guests to build an itinerary to suit their time and interests. For instance, Kyangjin Gompa can be extended by crossing the difficult Ganja La pass and trekking south to Melamchi or by going east to Langshisa and then south through the Panch Pokhara area. (Both of the latter treks are through remote areas and require a tented camp and crew.)