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Langtang
Langtang
is a region in the Himalayas
Himalayas
of Nepal
Nepal
to the north of the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley
and bordering Tibet. The 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 Yeti
Yeti
sightings. The park contains the Gosainkunda
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
Langtang
village has been completely swiped away by a massive avalanche followed by the earthquake in April 2015.[1] The village suffered an estimated 310 deaths, including 176 Langtang
Langtang
residents, 80 foreigners, and 10 army personnel. More than 100 bodies were never recovered. Langtang
Langtang
Himal[edit] Langtang
Langtang
Himal is a mountain range in the Himalayas
Himalayas
comprising the following peaks:[2]

Peak elevation

Langtang
Langtang
Lirung 7,234 m (23,734 ft)

Langtang
Langtang
Ri 7,205 m (23,638 ft)

Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m (22,854 ft)

Loenpo Gang 6,979 m (22,897 ft)

Changbu 6,781 m (22,247 ft)

Yansa Tsenji 6,690 m (21,950 ft)

Kyunga Ri 6,601 m (21,657 ft)

Dogpache 6,562 m (21,529 ft)

Langshisha Ri 6,427 m (21,086 ft)

Gangchenpo 6,387 m (20,955 ft)

Morimoto 6,150 m (20,180 ft)

Tsogaka 5,846 m (19,180 ft)

Yala Peak 5,520 m (18,110 ft)

Cherkuri view point at Langtang
Langtang
Trekking Region

Panoramic view of Gosainkunda
Gosainkunda
lake

References[edit]

^ Cadwalladr, Carole (May 16, 2015). " Nepal
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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