I had a great start of spring this year. I with two of my Aussie clients went for Langtang trek early of February. I have trekked in Langtang Valley many times. But as usual, I had an awesome time in Langtang. Like always, people were humble and welcomed us for warm local tea which is really different from any other Teas in the world. They make tea using their own recipe which includes milk and butter (ghee). Butter in tea may be unusual for you but it is common in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Most inhabitants of Langtang are Tamang and Sherpa. Both of these communities are mostly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. Their main source of income is hospitality and agriculture. Langtang is naturally really beautiful place with lush jungles, rivers, and giant mountains. People are very hardworking and truly nice.
Likewise, the natural forest of Langtang shelters some of the rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. In addition, it is one of the best places of bird watching too with migratory birds coming from Tibet and India. I had my fair share of luck in encountering with rare animals and plants. During one of the trips to Langtang, I had a chance to see red panda but unfortunately this year I couldn’t.
Langtang is home of the rare animals like snow leopard, Red panda, Himalayan Tahr, wild boar, black bear, Himalayan brown Ghoral, barking deer an many more. Similarly, you can also see Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Tibetan snow partridge, Ibisbill, Tibetan snowcock and many more.
With breathtaking views of the Mountains like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m), Yurba, Kimshung, Langsisari, Khangchhempo, Ganjala Pass, Naya Khang Peak and many smaller mountains which truly made my trek to Langtang very much fascinating and a great boost for the future.