Welcome to Langza
Tiny Langza, a switchback 14km drive north of Kaza, sits at 4325m below the pointed 6300m peak of Chau Chau. A large modern medicine-Buddha statue stares across the valley from the top of the village; the temple behind it is around 500 years old. About a 2km walk away is an area rich in ammonite fossils around 100 million years old. Village men participate in a drunken horse race to Komic and back (or Komic to Langza and back, depending on the year) on a variable date in the first half of August, imbibing large amounts of local homebrews before, during and after the race.