Langtang Region

Langtang Region

Langtang is a region in Nepal is to the north of Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal and bordering Tibet. Langtang Region lies in Langtang National Park which is in protected area of Nepal.

 Langtang National Park has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). About 4,500 people live inside the park, and many people depend on for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is covered with forest. Trees found in the Langtang Region include the deciduous Oak and Maple, and evergreens like Pine, and various types of Rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan thar, Rhesus monkeys and Red Pandas. There are also stories of Yeti sightings.

The park contains the Gosainkunda lakes, sacred to Hindus. Pilgrimages are made there in August. Another spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa. Popular activities for tourists in the park include trekking, climbing, and white-water rafting.

 

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