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Langtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. It is protected asLangtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). 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. 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 region is not frequented by many tourists. It is more of a cultural destination and recommended for beginners. Yala Peak and its surrounding villages are popular spots.

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