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Travel Guide Asia Nepal Langtang

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Introduction

Langtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. It is protected as Langtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,246 metres). As of 2012, the entrance ticket to the park cost 3,000 Nepali Rupees which you must buy at the park entrance. 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 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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Sights and Activities

Trekking

The Langtang trekking is aptly called “Valley of Glaciers”, because it is surrounded by the gigantic Himalayas that rise towards the sky. Agreeably, the short and easy Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in the Langtang Region. The Langtang Valley Trek starts in the lower Langtang Valley, and takes hikers through several forests, villages and farmlands that are owned by people of Tibetan origin. Once an important trading route with Tibet, the Tibetan influence still reflects in the the villages and people of this region.

Langtang trek is a medium category trek and neither easy nor hard. It is close to Kathmandu as well. You can trek in this region September to May. Langtang valley is a really great destination for trekkers because of, cultural and natural beauty There are two point to start this trek. One is from Dhunche and another from Syabru benshi. If you start from Dhunche, you need to follow the road about one and half hour then turn to right for trekking trail at Bharkhu where little local tea shop as well. And drive to Syabru benshi is quarter hour further than Dhunche and next day start trekking with following up Langtang River. You can start and end at two of those trek starting point. You can start this trip from Dhunche then end at Syabru benshi or alternatively as yours tame frame. You will be enjoying with Langtang Valley River, green scenery and mountain views during this trek. At kyanjing, where you can visit Nak cheese factory, it is used to say Yak cheese so far. Kyangjing Gompa is the last human settlement where you stay for this trip and do site trip around Kyangjing Ri, Tsergo Ri, Langshisha Kharka where ever you want but you should be physically fit too.

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