Established in 1976, Langtang National Park is the first Himalayan national park. The park is located along Nepal-China (Tibet) border in Rasuwa district spread over a total area of 1710 sq.km. The park has lush temperate river valleys to glaciers, glacial lakes and Langtang peaks with altitude ranging from 1000m to 7245m.
The vegetation in the park are primarily subtropical rhododendron and alder to temperate oak, hemlock and fir. Whilst in the higher elevation are found Juniper and grassland meadows. Over 250 species of birds have been reported in the park. It is also inhabited by Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Bear etc.
The indigenous inhabitant of Langtang National Park are ethnic Tamangs along with a few settlements of Tibetans. Both Tamang and Tibetans share similar culture, lifestyles and Buddhist rituals.
How to get there?
Public buses leave from Kathmandu to Dhunche, Syabrubesi, Chisapani and Sundarijal every day along with private vehicles.
Things to do in Langtang National Park
Visit Langtang Valley, Helambu and Gosainkunda Lake. Also explore Kyanjing Gompa, Panch Pokhari and trek Tamang Heritage Trail
Where to Stay?
Lodges, hotels and homestay accommodation are available in Langtang National Park. Most of them deliver modest services like bed and breakfast.
Top activities to do in Langtang National Park
Entrance Fees: NPR 3000/Per Person