Langtang National Park has dense forests of oak, birch, and pine. It offers trekkers flat alpine meadows and is considered the home of the yak. In Kyanjin Gompa, a cheese factory gives you the opportunity to sample the tasty local yak cheese. Trekking further up the Langtang Valley you will have an exceptional glimpse of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one its major glaciers.
Through a rocky landscape the trail passes two glacial lakes before reaching the amazing blue Gosaikund Lake. In August, thousands of Hindus come to bathe here and make offerings to the gods, creating a spiritual and energetic atmosphere.
In Langtang there are fewer trekkers on the trails and good, but basic accommodations, giving you a more intimate feel of the region and greater interactions with the local population. For a short trek Lantang is a great choice as the Lantang Region provides excellent views and scenic landscapes.
The Langtang Region is renowned for having more than 70 glaciers of varying sizes, rugged terrain, fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks that run along the Tibetan border, high alpine forests and pastures, deer, ancient Buddhist monasteries, Tamang art, the longest glacier in Nepal, yaks and holy mountain lakes that are used on Hindu pilgrimages to purifying the soul. There is even a yak cheese factory in the region that offers tours to trekkers.
The people in Langtang are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin who have a unique culture that goes back hundreds of years. Langtang is easily accessible from Nepal's capital, Katmandu, and has fewer trekkers generally. It offers low altitude treks with good accommodations and a pleasant climate. The Lantang Trek is a good option for those with a short amount of time or those who prefer to trek at a low altitude.