Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations is worst hit now

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Langtang village in Nepal was one of the most popular trekking destinations. It had 435 people and 55 hotels and guest houses was wiped out by the avalanche. The remote village has completely been ravaged by the earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation on April 25.

Now this village has only ruins. The earthquake triggered a catastrophic avalanche and landslide that submerged the village under a great plume of ice and rock.

Langtang is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu and is an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. Langtang is situated about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China.

It is Nepal's first national park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south - Chimse Danda (ridge), Ganja La pass (5,122 m), Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).

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At least 60 bodies have been found so far by rescue team members digging through thousands of tons of earth along the popular Himalayan trekking route, where Matthew Carapiet, a 23-year-old British trainee architect, is still missing.

The death toll from the quake, Nepal's worst in more than 80 years, has left more than 7,500 people dead.

According to the United Nations, around 8 million of Nepal's 28 million people were affected by the quake, with at least 2 million needing tents, water, food and medicines over the next three months.

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