The Langtang region unlike the Everest and Annapurna, is located closer to Kathmandu and is more accessible because of its nearness to the city. The region is protected as the Langtang National Park, which was declared a conservation area in 1971. Since then this region has taken off as major tourist destination because of a range of treks it offers, particularly the shorter ones.
The conservation area is also home to a valley and a mountain of the same name. It is rich in terms of biodiversity, with five climatic zones, and a diverse mix of flora and fauna. Besides scenic pleasure, trekking in this region can give backpackers an insight into the cultures and practices of its local people. The holy Gosainkunda lake, the Kyanjin Gompa and Singa Gompa monasteries, the historic Rasuwa Gadi fort and Tatopani (natural hot springs) are some of the main highlights of the Langtang region.