Lonely Planet Writer

Nepal village popular with trekkers destroyed by earthquake

Langtang village prior to the devastating earthquake.
Langtang village prior to the devastating earthquake. Image by Andrew Smith / CC BY-SA 2.0

Just weeks ago, the village of Langtang was one of the most popular trekking stops in Nepal, visited by a constant stream of Gore-Tex-clad trekkers en route to the famous Kyanjin monastery in Langtang National Park. Today, only a single house survives; every other building in the village was destroyed as a massive avalanche and landslide swept down the mountainside in the aftermath of the 25 April  earthquake. Langtang is now said to be the worst-affected place in Nepal, with at least nine foreign trekkers amongst the 100 estimated fatalities. The BBC was one of the first news teams to reach and report from the site; read more at bbc.co.uk.