This moderately difficult trek north of Kathmandu surrounds you with views of soaring, snow-capped peaks. Running through an area inhabited predominantly by the Tamang people, it sees far fewer visitors than the Annapurna and Mount Everest treks, so most of each day is spent walking alone amongst the mountains and yaks.

1. A couple of Nepali girls laugh at the antics of arriving trekkers.


2. Mighty trees cling to the mountainside.


3. A Tamang child sits atop a roof and watches with little interest the flow of life below.


4. Our first glimpse of the awesome Langtang Mountain (7,200 meters or 23,622 feet)


5. These girls epitomize the general response we got: mistrust of outsiders and friendly curiosity.


6. The view from our bed when staying at Kyangin Gompa


7. Sunset over the Langtang Range


8. Grandma takes care of her grandchild while Mom runs the family business, a guesthouse.


9. A view of both the Langtang and Ganesh mountain ranges. And some pretty purple rhododendrons.


10. The Tamangs migrated to Nepal from Tibet and are still practicing the religion of their country of origin.


11. The sun sets over Gosain Kunda, a lake at 4,380 meters (14,370 feet).


12. Three trekkers are dwarfed by the mountains around them as they make their way to Laurebina Pass, the highest point of the trek. It's all downhill from here.

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