Langtang Trek In March

Langtang Trek In March

The Langtang Valley trek is a very popular trekking destination in Nepal. This trek is more suitable during certain seasons. Spring is one of those popular times when the Langtang trek is done. Here, we will cover everything you must know about the Langtang trek during such a season, specifically, the Langtang trek in March.

Langtang trek is a very accessible and easy trek encircling the Langtang mountain range. It takes you to several remote hamlets of the Himalayan foothills in the Langtang region. Treks to Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri peaks are popular points of the Langtang trek. Similarly, the trek to Helambu, Gosainkunda, Ganja La Pass, etc., also comes under a variation of the Langtang trek.

These treks come with aesthetically pleasing sceneries and beautiful vistas of mountains. You will walk through various springs, alpine woodlands, and traditional villages. Such an environment becomes more vibrant during the spring season. The weather becomes stable, and the trails are quite accommodating for long-duration walks. The vistas become more clear due to the clear blue skies. Similarly, the temperature also becomes quite suitable for traveling. The lack of rainfall or snowfall will make the trails quite dry and easy to walk.

Since the trek will become more popular this season, the trails will get more crowded. So, you should ensure you have proper management of accommodation for your treks. Lodges and tea houses could be overbooked. You might not be able to manage your transportation. So make sure you get a travel package from trekking agencies. You can trust us at Nepal Guide Treks with such arrangements. We will ensure your Langtang trek in March is as awesome as you had planned in your head.

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Highlights

  • Find vibrant floras in the alpine woodland, including flowers like Jasmine and rhododendron.
  • Walk through the thick green forests filled with bamboo and oak trees.
  • Watch the amazing vistas of mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Jugal Himal without obstruction from the clouds.
  • Walk through dry and temperate trails in the foothills of the Langtang range.
  • Clear blue skies with vistas of Ganjala, Dorje Lakpa Ranges, and Khumjung glacier.
  • Visit the Gosaikunda Lake, which is a very vibrant spring environment.
  • Get a chance to reach viewpoints like Tserko Ri and Kyanjin Ri, or cross the Ganja La pass, etc.
  • Trek in a chill climate and a very stable weather environment.
  • Visit the cheese factory as well as the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Pay a visit to hamlets like Langtang, Rimche, etc, and fraternize with the ethnic communities residing there.
  • Get a chance to see rare wildlife living in the wildlife of Langtang.

Why should you do the Langtang trek in March? langtang trek in march

Temperature and Weather suitability

March bids farewell to the cold and gloomy winter and welcomes the spring season. The overall environment becomes vibrant and much warmer compared to winter. Although early March might still have traces of winter, the month’s end wil definitely bring the blooming season to Langtang.

The days become longer, and the temperature becomes quite suitable. You will not have to face scorching heat like the middle of the summer, yet it won’t be cold and dreary like winter. The average temperature lies at 5 Celsius at high points like Kyanjin Ri. On the other hand, lower altitudes face around 10 degrees Celsius on average on normal days of March. You could say the range is 5 to 10 degrees Celsius in March in the Langtang region.

Along with the temperate climate, the weather at Langtang is also quite stable. You will get clear blue skies without obstruction caused by clouds during March. The chances of rainfalls and snowstorms become significantly low. Hence, it avoids spontaneous risks for high-altitude treks. The stable weather of March is a great tool for safe treks in the remote HImalayan trails. They not only allow us to stick to the itinerary but also decrease dangers or landslides and roadblockages.

Flora and Fauna observation

Spring is a great time for floras and fauna to flourish. After the dread of winter, the vegetation comes to life. The same applies to the wildlife. After a cold and gloomy winter, most animals are seen out in the forests roaming. The Langtang trek in March allows you to observe such floras and faunas both in the local community as well as the region’s forests.

During your trek, you will observe various terrace farms, particularly growing mustard on the lower trails. You will also observe the blossoms of Jasmine during your trek. You will also notice the local hamlets with various tiny buds starting to form in their locality. These buds will bloom best during months of May with flowers like rhododendron and Magnolia.

During the trek, you will also pass through thick green forests. These forests will be covered with vibrant trees of spanish oak and bamboo trees. You will also see meadows of Gentian and Daphne. Some places will also show you blooming rhododendrons if you’re lucky.

The trek also takes you to the protected area of the Langtang National Park. The region is known for being a habitat for wildlife. You might be able to spot several rare wildlife during your Langtang trek in March. Some common spottings include musk deer, wild deer, dzo, falcons, lizards, langurs, bears, etc. The spring season also brings high chances of spotting rare animals like snow leopards and red pandas.

Dry trekking trails

Dry trekking trails in Langtang region

Due to the lack of rainfall and snowfall in March, the trails will be quite dry. This reduces the risks of injuries caused by slick roads. Hence, the trekking will be quite convenient this time of the year. Moreover, rainfalls and snowfall cause trails to be slick and cause issues of landslides. Road blockages due to such problems cause huge inconvenience for your treks. However, this will likely not occur if you do the Langtang trek in March.

Easy access to resources

The Langtang trails become very inaccessible for local businesses during the off-season. The winter and monsoon months make the trail very inhabitable, especially for freight. Transporting resources to run businesses like tea houses is quite difficult at such a time. So, most businesses close during peak winter and monsoon seasons.

However, such problems do not really cause an inconvenience during March. The transportation of goods can be done easily through hikes or on animal backs. The chances of spoiling the goods or road blockage are minimal. Hence, the businesses are smoothly running. You will not have problems with accommodation or meals during your Langtang trek in March.

Beautiful mountain views

The Langtang trek in March will be spectacular because of the wonderful mountain views. Due to the lack of clouds to obstruct your views, the skies will be aesthetically pleasing. You can see snow-capped mountains even from the first days of the trek. You will also get close and unobstructed vistas of glaciers and lakes of the valley. Peaks like Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Gangchhhenpo, Dokpu, Naya Kangri, etc., are visible during this trek.

Challenges of the Langtang Trek in March

Challenges of the Langtang Trek in March

Crowded trails

The spring season begins the trekking season in Nepal. This means travelers from all around the world make several trekking trips to Nepal. The trekking season causes the trails to be a little more occupied than usual. You will find several trekkers, local and international, during your Langtang trek in March.

The early days of March might show you significantly quieter trails. However, they get more crowded by the end of the month. So, if you wish to have a peaceful trek with not many people around, make it earlier.

Overbooking

Spring brings in trekking season, and along with it, the demand for consumers on the trails increases. This causes the businesses to run on a massive scale. But at the same time, it causes overbooking and an overload of demand. Sometimes, due to overbooking, you might not be able to reach basic amenities. Tea houses could be overbooked; you might not find proper transportation, etc.

So to ensure you do not get into problems caused by this, make prior bookings. This can be done on your own or via your guides. Usually, when you book your Langtang trek via trekking agencies, they make these bookings for you. You can look into several of our Langtang trek packages, choose, and we will make the necessary bookings.

Chances of fraud

Since the spring season brings a lot of crowds to the trekking trails, you might be scammed. Unregistered companies might sell you packages without legitimacy. So make sure you double-check before getting any packages from random agencies or people. Ensure you have travel insurance and trustworthy companies in Nepal for your travels. Do not let the busyness of the peak trekking season make you a victim of fraud.

We at Nepal Guide Trek have great legitimacy and rapport. If you are looking forward to doing the Langtang trek in March, you can look into us.

What are the Langtang treks that we offer in March?

What are the Langtang treks that we offer in March?

7 DAYS LANGTANG VALLEY SHORT TREK

The 7-day Langtang Valley short trek will take you through the most frequented route of the Langtang Valley. It will take you through the beautiful alpine trails filled with rhododendrons and bamboo trees. You will reach as high as 5000 meters above sea level on this trek. The Kyanjin Ri Peak and Tserko Ri Peak are the popular destinations for this trip.

The trek is also a great way to connect with the local Tamand and Sherpa community. You will get to learn about their Buddhist culture, which has a high Tibetan influence. Visit ancient landmarks of cultural significance like Kyanjin Gompa.

GOSAINKUNDA LAKE TREK

Another amazing offer of the Langtang trek in March is the Gosainkunda Lake trek. The Goisainkunda Lake is a revered lake among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The lake lies in the Langtang region and is distinguished among the adventures within the Langtang trek.

The trek to Gosainkunda is quite simple and accessible. It is short, scenic, and quite near Kathmandu. The Gosainkunda trek we propose for you takes around 8 days to complete. You will be able to visit the splendid lake as well as get amazing mountain vistas throughout the trek. Panoramic vistas of the Langtang range, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal, are available during this trek. Since the trek is in spring, the clear skies will also allow you to see the Annapurna range from afar.

LANGTANG GANJA LA PASS TREK

The Langtang Ganja La Pass trek is another variation of the Langtang trek you can do in March. This trek is quite similar to the most frequented route of the Langtang Valley trek. This trek also takes you to regular destinations like Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri. However, we take this journey a step further by going higher. We will trek by crossing the Ganja La Pass at 5122 meters on this trip. Vistas of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Tserko Ri, Sishapangma, etc., are available through this trek.

TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL WITH LANGTANG VALLEY

TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL WITH LANGTANG VALLEY

The Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang Valley is a cultural and natural exploration of the northern Langtang region of Nepal. This trip is a great amalgamation of a trekking adventure and cultural exploration of the Tamang community.

The Tamang community is a unique ethnic group of Tibetan origins. They migrated to Nepal centuries ago and settled in its borders. You get to live close to the Tamang people and learn their culture up close. Along with the Tamangs, ethnic groups like Yolmus and Bothias also reside in the Langtang region. You get to explore the culture of all such ethnic groups during this trip.

Vistas of mountain ranges like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Kim Shun, Gangchempo, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, etc, are available on this trek.

LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

The Langtang Valley trek package is another regular Langtang route-based trek package you can do in March. It takes you to the most frequent trails of Langtang, filled with rhododendrons, birch, and junipers. You will pass through the Langtang National Park and reach heights like Tserko Ri and Kyanjin Ri.

Although shorter variations of the Langtang trek can be done in a week, this one is different. It is a 13 days long trek. We have customized a longer itinerary to allow you to visit more exciting destinations around the Langtang region. You will visit several beautiful landscapes of the Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts on this trek.

LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA TREK

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is another adventure you can do as your Langtang trek in March. This trek combines the regular Langtang Valley trek with a trip to the revered Gosainkunda Lake as well. It will be both educational as well as adventurous. You will get to learn the religious and cultural significance of Gosainkunda and enjoy the aesthetic landscapes of the Langtang Valley.

LANGTANG HELAMBU TREKKING

Langtang Helambu trekking is a great way to explore the cultural heritage of the Langtang trails. The Helambu trails are specifically frequented as a way of getting familiar with the ethnic communities of the region. Communities of Tamangs, Bhotis, and Yolmus reside on these trails. You will get a deeper insight into the Tibetan-influenced Buddhist community of Nepal through this trek. The trek is around 10 days long and quite accessible.

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