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Langtang Region Trek Difficulties, Preparation and Best Time for Trek Year 2020

Langtang Region Trek Difficulties, Preparation and Best Time for Trek Year 2020

Langtang Region Trek Difficulties, Preparation and Best Time for Trek year 2020


Every year we get a lot of questions regarding how tough trekking is in the Langtang area and what aspects make this trek hard, etc.

To overcome the potential difficulties you can face, we must prepare you with proper packing.

Langtang Trek is a short and moderate trek that is just a few hours’ drive from Kathmandu.

It is popular for Glaciers, Traditional Village Settlements, and thick forest.

Because of uniqueness and significance, Langtang treks have gained a lot of popularity similar to the Everest and Annapurna regions.

The route during the Langtang Trek takes you down and up with steep and narrow ridges.

Trek difficulty level depends on the path topography and the season you want to trek.

Trekking from March to May (spring season) and from September to November (autumn season) comfortable, though trekking from December to February (winter season) and from June to August (monsoon season)

Since the former two seasons have pleasant conditions, steady temperature, the way is dry; the sky is bright and we see the spectacular view of the mountain.

But, in the last two seasons, you can experience sudden rainfall or snowfall, astringent winds, muddy or snowy route, Siberian winter temperatures make the trek harder.

Although the Langtang trek includes walking through rugged terrains and rocky paths, you can overcome the Langtang trek difficulty.

If you’re a beginner trekker, it’s better to trek during the peak trekking season to reduce the difficulty.

                                                                        
It requires no special training and previous hiking experiences while trekking to the Langtang area. 

Langtang trek can be a perfect experience for those who are fit to hike above 3,000 meters.

You can choose several options for trekking in the Langtang Region. We have several trekking options such as Langtang Valley Trek 10 days, GOSAIKUNDA LAKE TREK – 6 DAYS and LANGTANG, GOSAIKUNDA AND HELAMBU TREKKING.

And, if you’re courageous whatever difficulties you might encounter, join us. We promise to make your trekking trip unforgettable.

This above post can help you through the factors that make Langtang Trek difficult.

 Langtang Region routes and Paths

This Langtang Trek is a Mild difficult trek. We walk about 60-80 kilometers during the journey. You will March 6-7 hours a day.

As described earlier, you can choose from various routes in your Langtang trek. 

Depending on your route option, the difficulties can increase or decrease. 

The regular Langtang trek paths are mild, but there are some points where trekking routes and trails are steep and need considerable physical stamina.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is the greatest problem people worry while trekking to higher altitudes like Langtang Trek. 

An amount of oxygen in the air declines as you climb to a higher altitude. 

Decreasing oxygen results in shortness of breath and other complications such as nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, diarrhea and dizziness may add some challenges in this Trek.


For every altitude sickness issue, hydrating the body is very important. 

So, when walking to Langtang, drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated.

Most people will not face this challenge. If you do, get instantly down to a lower height.

Physical and Mental Conditions

Physical and Mental Conditions

As you know that Langtang Trek is a mild trek and needs no technical training, but remember, you may need some kind of physical fitness. Physically fit requires a sound mind and body. Mental health also plays a trekking role. A mental attitude helps you to relax and enjoy hiking.


Physical fitness will build trust and inspire you to move forward. I know it that most people who were fit will trek ahead and make hardest treks. And I want to say that physical fitness plays a great role in completing your Langtang Trek.


Someone who is fit and has some previous trekking experience may not have a problem in Langtang trekking. You can pass some tough routes in the Langtang region if you are fit and are used to hiking to higher elevations. However, if you don’t have average physical fitness and is not used to walking for long hours in daily life, then this trek is difficult.

Before starting your trekking trip, some physical exercises will help you a lot avoiding those difficulties you might encounter. Three weeks before your trek, taking part in sports such as running, cycling, jumping, jogging, swimming will support you a lot during your trek.

Mental state plays a crucial part in this trek. You’ll miss your well-bed, hot showers, and deluxe food while you’re in the remote surroundings. Fear of altitude sickness, being unable to get to the top and being lost on the way in this trek causes further difficulties.

Best time for Langtang Region Trek

Once you start your trek, prepare the correct trekking season. Autumn and spring can be a pleasant choice for Langtang trek. Autumn occurs in September, October, and November, while spring occurs in March, April, and May.

Both autumn and spring give trekkers a very suitable and friendly trekking climate. The weather and temperature vary from 15 to 20 degrees in this season, which is very bearable for trekkers.

But in other seasons in winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August), the route is muddy or snowy. Weather and temperature transform, clouds cover the peaks. It makes trekking bit harder.

Preparation before Langtang Trek

Preparation before Langtang Trek

Preparation is one of the most critical before your trek. Often it may be difficult, but carrying sufficient trekking equipment can make your trek simple and comfortable. Comfortable hiking shoes are necessary to protect your feet.  Likewise, a good pair of hiking socks and a fleece jacket will keep you warm.

So, just grab the things you need. Do not carry needless items that only increase backpack overload.

Acclimatization and Contingency Days 

Trekking the Himalayas on the narrow rocky path isn’t a challenge. 

When you’re not acclimatizing, acute mountain sickness signs are likely.

Moving above 2500 meters lacks proper oxygen. 

Walking in the surrounding countryside in a thin oxygen layer and the windy area will add some difficulty.

Ways to overcome Langtang Trek’s difficulties

Nevertheless, there are many ways to collaborate in reducing the difficulties of this trek. Some of them are below:

Always hire local Guides and Porters              

That’s the main thing. Local guides not only lead the way but describe the history, culture, tradition and lifestyle around. The porters carry all your things, making walking easy.

Physical Exercise before the Trek

Before starting your trekking trip, some physical exercises will help you a lot avoiding those difficulties you might encounter. Three weeks before your trek, taking part in sports such as running, cycling, jumping, jogging, swimming will support you a lot during your trek.

Hydrate on Trek

Drink much water. Several tea houses and teashops are on the road to purchase bottled water. But such bottled water’s price can increase in the higher elevation.

You should then hold purification tablets or steripen to purify water on the way.

You can drink 3-4 liters of water a day. Keep away from alcohol and drink less tea and coffee as they contain caffeine and can dehydrate. Instead, drink hot water.

Use walking sticks

Don’t forget the walking stick. They help make thighs and knees less burden in downhill. First, they’ll help the steep ascent more.

Acclimatize Correctly

 Another positive excursion element is acclimatization. 

Moving to a higher altitude about 5000 meters from the sea level won’t be easy because you’re from the surface. 

Acclimatizing and continuing to listen to your body helps the trip.

Conclusion


Langtang Trek is a mild trek for those with good physical fitness. It requires no technical training or previous trekking experience. 

If you do some physical activity before the trek will be much easy to make the trekking trip less stressful and more relaxed.

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