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  • Fly to: Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Visa required: Yes if British

  • Currency:Nepalese Rupee

  • Time Zone:+5hrs 45mins GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

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Langtang & Gosainkunda, Nepal - 5 Quick Facts

1. The Langtang National Park occupies the upper catchment areas of two of Nepal's largest river systems - the Trisuli & the Koshi

2. Langtang is home to the Tamang people as well as the Helambu Sherpa & Newar people

3. Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his trishul (trident) into a mountain to extract water so he could cool his burning throat after swallowing poison

4. The word "kund" literally means "Lake"

5. Devotees gather here in hordes on the full moon night of August to take a holy dip in the Lake