The Langtang Himal is a region north part of Kathmandu valley and it lies just south of Tibetan border. The Langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and it is attracting many tourists. The langtang valley is also know as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is cover with flowers during the summer.
This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan.
Gosaikunda is one of the Hindu holy place and is considered to be made by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that live nearby also revere it as their holy place. Every August on full moon nights lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.
This is the easily accessible trek area from Kathmandu. It lies about 70k.m north of Kathmandu. valley, this area is inhabited by Sherpas. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu sherpas are very different from those of Solu Khumbu Sherpas.
Flora and Fauna.
The forests of Helambhu region and Langtang area is prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail are of particular interest. During the spring Rhododendrons are also very spectacular.
People and culture.
The people here, are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Everest region both in language and customs. Many Tamang people also inhabit this area, Tamangs are also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.
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