Langtang region trekking is one of the most unspoiled trekking areas situated 60 k.m. north of Kathmandu. The area has diverse cultures with main three ethnic group residing in this area; Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias, who have been originated from Tibet. For the past 500 years, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colorful under story, continuing higher to the tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive.
The elusive snow leopard is believed to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its population of Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bears, Wild Dogs, Himalayan Thar, Goral (Mountain Antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
The major peaks include Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m/21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m/23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m/22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m/22,929ft).
Langtang at present is the third popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region.