Langtang Region

Langtang is a region in the north-central Himalayas of the Bagmati province of Nepal. Situated 51 kilometres north of the Kathmandu Valley, the region is renowned for hosting the Langtang national park which eventually constitutes the border with the Tibet autonomous region of China. About 4,500 people reside inside the park (with Tamang as majority), and many more depend on it for timber and firewood.

The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple, evergreens like pine, and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes the Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, Assam macaque and red pandas. There are also stories of Yeti sightings.

Legend says that a lama following a runaway yak found this beautiful valley. 'Lang' means 'yak', 'Dang' or 'Tang' means 'to follow'. Inhabitants are mostly Tamang, very similar to Tibetans in their costume and culture. They are more akin to Tibetans than to their cousins in the mid hills of Nepal. Though there are no flights, the region is easily accessible from Kathmandu due to its proximity. Within a few short days you are close to snowcapped mountains, glaciers and high passes.

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