The Langtang trek in Spring (March, April & May) is a complete package of delights and enjoyable walks into beautiful Rhododendron trees. The place is an amazing wonderland of natural and cultural mysteries in the Langtang region. While trekking, you walk across the pine trees, bamboo forests, and beautiful cattle grazing meadows.
The Langtang Valley and the Langtang National Park is the habitat of rare and elusive Red Pandas. During the Langtang Valley trek,you will see the best of ancient Buddhist heritages including Kyanjin Gompa monastery, 3740m. The Langtang valley route used to be a major trade route to Tibet, a long time ago. So, even today, the lifestyle of Langtang Valley is inspired by Tibetan lifestyle.
The perfect views of tall peaks like Langtang, Lirung-Langtang Ri, etc from the Langtang valley is immensely beautiful. During Spring, the valley displays perfect dramatic Langtang Himalayan ranges.
Langtang National Park is one of the major attractions of the trek. The snow capped Himalayas like Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Dokpu (5930m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala Peak (5500m), etc adds beauty to the trek.
Langtang valley is also known as the valley of glaciers. Spring is also a perfect time to climb peaks. Naya Kang and Yala peaks are the popular climbing peaks in the Langtang region. You will come across the famous natural hot spring at the Tatopani village.
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Trip Highlights of Langtang Trek in Spring
- Amazing views of Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu and Jugal Himal.
- Fascinating walks around ancient Tamang villages full of heritages of Buddhist cultures.
- A natural garden: The pristine forest of beautiful Rhododendron blossoms
- Exciting trail with Pine forests and colourful Rhododendron blossoms.
- Best Time to Travel
- Various fauna including the Red Panda, an endangered species add more attractions
- Warm hospitality of ethnic communities in Langtang region
- The beautiful Langtang Village and the Kyangiin Monastery and Kyanjin Gompa
- Panorama of snow capped Langtang and Tibetan Himalayas
- Spectacular Langtang Valley, waterfalls and several suspension bridges
- Green meadows and thick forests coming to life
- Diversified wildlife: Red Panda, Langur, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Bear, etc
- Amazing glaciers like Lirung and Kimshung
- The Yala cheese factory
- The beautiful Langtang National Park
- The remarkable hike to Tserko Ri
Popular Treks in Langtang
- Langtang Kyanjing Gompa Trekking
- Ganja La Pass Trekking
- Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
- Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking
- Helambu Trekking
How is the Weather of Langtang Trek in Spring?
Spring brings warm weather in the Langtang valley. After the chilling winter, spring brings joy to the nature. Early spring may see some snow falls at higher altitude. However, spring brings stable and colourful weather.
It’s time when birds start chirping again, flowers learn to bloom again. The forests in the lower altitude covers in colors of the Rhododendrons. You can enjoy the stunning views of himalayas like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II. You will see luscious green and dense forests of bamboo and birch.
Langtang Trek Weather and Temperature in March
Spring wakes up in the Langtang region as March arrives. Winter is still lingering in its tail in early March. However, you will feel the days and nights getting warmer day by day. Early mornings and nights are still cold, but bearable.
The average maximum temperature of the Langtang Region during March is about 5 degree Celsius. The minimum average temperature marks around 5 degree Celsius at Kyangjin station. The daytime temperature in the lower altitude marks around 10-degree Celsius.
March offers you spectacular view of the entire Langtang Region. Clear blue sky and the tiny buds of Rhododendron makes the time more attractive.
Langtang Trek Weather and Temperature in April
April, the second month of Spring, introduces bright and hotter days in the Langtang valley. April has dry weather. To the trekkers, April offers mild temperature and low humidity. It is the most pleasant hiking time.
The scenic views around are strikingly beautiful. Nature is back to life by April.
April sees no rain or snow. The colorful hills and cloudless sky are worth loving.
In April, the maximum temperature during days ranges somewhere between 5 degree Celcius to 10 degree Celsius. However the temperature at night and mornings averages to -2 degree Celsius ( at Kyanjin station). Days gets more hotter in lower altitudes after the mid of April.
Langtang Trek Weather and Temperature in May
May is the time when Rhododendron blossoms are at their best. You will be lured by the romantic aroma of numerous wildflowers along the trails. May is the hottest month in the Langtang Valley.
At the Kyangjin station, the maximum daytime reaches around 12 degree Celsius. Likewise, the average minimum temperature there is around zero degree celsius. The temperature is high, around 20 degree celsius in the lower regions.
Best views of mountains, the unique landscapes, and the colorful hills are awesome. There are cases when monsoon arrives sooner in the Langtang Valley region. If so, you will see little rain, by the end of May.
Why Should I Choose Langtang Trek in Spring?
Most Favorable Climate to Trek
Spring is the second best season to trek in Nepal. The climate is perfect to trek. The temperature is pleasing. Walk during the daytime is comfortable. Nights at the tea houses are easy and comforting too. Also, the clear climate displays perfect blue sky and beautiful scenarios.
Less Traffic than in Other Popular Trekking Trails in Nepal
The Langtang area sees less traffic after the Nepal earthquake 2015. The number of trekkers is increasing day by day. However, you will not experience heavy traffic while travelling in the peak season of Spring. The trek is not overcrowded. Trekking into beautiful nature via a peaceful trail is a wonderful feeling.
Stunning Mountain Vistas
Langtang Lirung, the highest peak in the Langtang region is doubtlessly an awesome peak. Spring has perfect weather that displays magnificent vistas of the surrounding. The Kyanjin Gompa village displays the most stunning vista of the peak. You will see snow clad peaks from the first day as you begin your trek. The feel of seeing glaciers so close is lovely.
Lush Forests You’ll Trek Through
While trekking in Langtang region, the alluring Rhododendron forests are always there, blooming in grace. You can enjoy the beautiful forests smelling the fragrance of the wild while trekking in spring. Most of the forests has oaks, bamboo and other vegetations. It is quiet and peaceful to explore the green forests.
Trekking in the Langtang Valley, you will walk across the Langtang National Park. The park is a habitat of many animals. You will see a lot of monkeys there. Seeing variety of wildlife including wild deer, huge falcons,wild dog, red panda, pika, black bear, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, common langur and colorful lizards is exciting.
The Langtang National Park is a habitat of Red Panda, which is an endangered species. If you are lucky, you can also spot a Red Panda. In spring, you will see them dancing in the joyous nature.
The Yala Cheese factory
The Yala Cheese Factory is a famous site of Langtang Trek. Walking across the flora and faunas at Langtang National Park up to the factory is amazing. The place is beautiful. The alluring atmosphere flavoured with aroma of spring flowers is mesmerizing.
How Difficult is Langtang Trek in March, April, and May?
The Langtang valley trek is a pleasant and enjoyable trek. The trek allows you to explore more of the Langtang area. The trek is an easy and rewarding trek. The hiking per day includes 3-6 hours depending the on your place of stay.
The trek route is diverse. Some portion of trek involves long climbs and steep descents. Also, walking on the rocky paths are not easy. However, during spring, the trails are dry and less difficult than in monsoon and winter.
The Langtang Valley Trek is much easier if you have a fit body, and a healthy mind. The more comfortable you feel while walking, the more enjoyable your journey will be. This trek can be done by anyone who are free of diseases and determined to trek. The Langtang Valley is a beautiful place to visit. Being an easy and more providing trek, this trek has won many hearts of many trekkers.
Even though the trek is not very difficult, there still is risk of altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization can reduce the risk. Also trekking with a medically trained and well-experienced guide is always advantageous.
The best way to lower the risk of altitude sickness is by maintaining a slow pace during hikes. You must drink plenty of water too (at least 4 liters per day).
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for Langtang trek in Spring
Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate level trekking. The trek is suitable for all level of walkers. Langtang valley is a cup of tea to those who can walk for around 5-7 hours a day.
Walking in higher altitudes is physically difficult than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising daily, and practicing walks prior to the trek will increase your stamina. If you have high altitude trekkings, this trek will not be difficult to you.
With excellent health conditions and a fit body, anyone can attempt the Langtang Valley Trek in Spring. You will not require any technical skills for the trek. Bear positive attitude, and strong determination, and you are successful.
The trek can be more challenging to people with pre-existing medical problems such as heart or lung diseases. We advise you to consult your doctor before going on the trek.
Accommodations for Langtang Trek in Spring
March, April & May is a beautiful time to trek. You will be accommodating in the teahouses during the trek. The accommodations are available on the twin-share basis. But, its is always safe to pre-book for the rooms if you are trekking in Spring.
In many tea houses, the rooms are comfortable with attached bathrooms. However, in some tea houses, they have shared toilets. In the lower trekking regions, you will find teahouses frequently. The number of tea houses becomes less as you ascend to the higher elevations.
Meals for Langtang Trek in Spring
During the Langtang trek in Spring, three meals a day supplies you energy to keep walking. Start your day with a filling breakfast in the place you stay. You can have different items to choose from the food menu for breakfast.
Eat lunch after a walk for hours. For lunch, the most popular Nepali dish, Daal and Rice is perfect. It is filling and supplies enough calories to keep you walking. Enjoy your dinner at the place where you are staying. Choose anything to eat from the food menu they will provide.
Enjoy Nepalese food along with some popular international dishes. We recommend you to keep on drinking green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea or garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude. They are highly beneficial to your health.
Drink plenty of water during the trek. Keeping yourself hydrated is something you must have in mind throughout. Bring some chocolates and candy bars for refreshment.
Packaging Lists for Langtang Trek in March, April, and May
What items you choose to pack during your trek depends on you. However, there are things that are basic and absolutely necessary while trekking. Here are the lists of basic things that you must include in your backpack for Langtang Trek in Spring:
- Trekking Poles
- Sunglasses, Headscarf, High SPF sunscreen and lip balm
- Sleeping Bags (-15 bag is best in the high-altitude trekking)
- Hiking boots, Trekking socks, and Gloves
- Down Jacket, Shell Jacket, Thermals
- Windcheater, Windproof trekking trousers
- Breathable underwear
- First Aid Kits with common medicines
- Water purifiers/ purification tablets, Hand Sanitizers
- Toilet Paper, Sanitary soap
- Quick drying towel
- Face/body wipes
What are the Tips for Langtang Valley Trek in Spring?
- Pack lightweight clothes. Pack some warm clothes but not too much.
- Maintain a steady walk during your hikes. Rushing while hiking, you may feel tired soon.
- Spring includes most of the summer, ( April and May). Walking under the hot sun means your body dehydrates faster. Drink plenty of water and other liquids. ( juices but not beverages like alcohol)
- During early and late Spring, you might see few rain. Carrying a waterproof backpack can be helpful.
- To prevent sunburns and rashes, take high SPF sunscreen creams and powders. You will sweat a lot. It is better to wear quick drying clothes. Wear light hats and scarf too.
- Make sure, you keep in concern about your personal hygiene and cleanliness.
- Trek for fun!! Make sure you are safe and in good hands. ( mostly if you are hiring an independent guide)
The Langtang Valley Trek is the most suitable treks during Spring. Most of the trekking trails see cluster of trekkers. However, this route is open and less crowded.
With determination and interest to trek, attempt the trek and you will be amazed by the hospitality of locals, the cultural and natural diversities the region has to offer.
To book this trek, contact us.