The Langtang valley, inhabited by Sherpas and Tibetan speaking people, is located north of Kathmandu in the middle of the Great Himalayan Range on the Tibetan border. This valley offers the famous scenery of Mountainous lakes and cold shiny glaciers. The valley of Langtang is protected by Langtang national park. The place has high contrasts in climate, flora and fauna. The national park conserves 1000 plants, 150 bird species and other mammals. The Langtang Valley trek is considered least crowded amongst all, so you can observe and explore freely.
The Langtang Valley is by far the closest to Kathmandu than any other trekking regions, and is lesser used by both trekkers and locals. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-caped peaks, grassy meadows strewn with daises and wild animals. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Just after monsoon though, this trek offers the most fantastic views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m) which dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. In spring time it is an ideal place to spot birds and flowers of Nepal. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley.