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Starry night in Langtang National Park
before it was destroyed by an avalanche caused by an earthquake in 2015
Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet.
The 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 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.
A couple of villages including Langtang, Bagmati have been destroyed by a massive avalanche caused by an earthquake in 2015.
Langtang Himal is a mountain range in the Himalayas comprising the following peaks:
||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)
Coordinates: 28°15′00″N 85°30′00″E / 28.250°N 85.500°E