Langtang National Park(1710 sq km)
The park extends over parts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok districts in the mountainous terrain of Nepal- China(Tibet) border. The chief attraction of this park is the langtang range in the north and several lakes in the south. High-altitude jungles with diverse vegetation and wildlife, scenic lakes, glaciers, and Himalayan peaks combine to make Langtang an attractive destination for visitors. Twenty five percent of the park’s total area is covered by forest, starting at sub-tropical forests below 1000 m giving way to alpine scrubs and grasslands toward higher altitude. Animals seen here are wild dog, red panda, snow leopard among others. Out of 373 species of birds commonly seen birds here are tragopan and impeyan pheasants. The Langtang valley is alos renowned for its holy Lake Gosainkunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake area every year, especially during the Janai Purnima festival every August.
Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering, Experience of Tamang culture
Accommodation: Lodges, Camping
Access: From Dhunche which is 117 km by road from Kathmandu
Best Season: Oct-Nov and Mar- May (cold at higher elevation); Jun-Sep(Monsoon); Dec-Feb(snow)