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Langtang National park was established in 1976 by His Majesty's Government of Nepal to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. It has an area of 1710 Sq. km. and extends over parts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok districts in the southern mountainous terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. In 1998, and area of 420 sq. km. in and around the park declare a buffer zone.
The Langtang Trek, while offering many of the benefits of the Helambu Trek, also gives you the opportunity to get right in among the Himalayan peaks and to walk through remote and relatively unpopulated areas. If you want real adventure then the Langtang and Helambu treks can be linked by high altitude passes, either via the Gosainkunda lakes or across the Ganja-La at 5106m.
Langtang area is toward the north of Kathmandu Valley. The scenery here is spectacular, and the tek more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a range of 6,000 to 7,000 meters. The main ethnic groups living here are Sherpas and tamangs. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer monkeys, thar and Pika. The best time for trekking in the Langtang is is spring and autumn. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well served with teahouses making independednt trekking quite possible. There are no such facilities in the Ganesh Himal area or Ganja La area.
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