Langtang is a region in the
Nepal to the north of the
Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet.
Langtang National Park
Langtang National Park is located in the area. About 4,500 people
live inside the park, and many more depend on it 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 forested. Trees 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 tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There are
also stories of
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.
Langtang village has been completely swiped away by a massive
avalanche followed by the earthquake in April 2015. The village
suffered an estimated 310 deaths, including 176
Langtang residents, 80
foreigners, and 10 army personnel. More than 100 bodies were never
Langtang Himal is a mountain range in the
Himalayas comprising the
7,234 m (23,734 ft)
7,205 m (23,638 ft)
6,966 m (22,854 ft)
6,979 m (22,897 ft)
6,781 m (22,247 ft)
6,690 m (21,950 ft)
6,601 m (21,657 ft)
6,562 m (21,529 ft)
6,427 m (21,086 ft)
6,387 m (20,955 ft)
6,150 m (20,180 ft)
5,846 m (19,180 ft)
5,520 m (18,110 ft)
Cherkuri view point at
Langtang Trekking Region
Panoramic view of
^ Cadwalladr, Carole (May 16, 2015). "
Nepal earthquake: the village
wiped off the map in a few terrifying seconds". The Guardian.
Retrieved 29 January 2016.
^ Carter, H. A. (1985). "Classification of the Himalaya" (PDF).
American Alpine Journal. 27 (59): 109–141.
Coordinates: 28°15′00″N 85°30′00″E / 28.250°N
85.500°E / 28.250; 85.500
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