Because the Langtang region is so accessible from Kathmandu, it is a highly favoured regions for travellers with less time to spare. Not only that, but it has all the high Himalayan scenery and cultural fascinations found in other regions of the Himalayas, but is much less crowded. Langtang has the added advantage of offering wilderness style treks with the true spirit of adventure, because many of its trails are still not greatly frequented. Many trekkers take the road from Kathmandu to Trisuli, Dhunche, or Syrabrubesi to begin hiking in this beautiful, predominantly alpine region. Langtang admittedly cannot boast any of the giant Himalayan peaks, but nonetheless its scenery is just as spectacular and photogenic as that on the more popular trails. The Langtang people are from the large and diverse Tamang clan and are Buddhist by faith. A visit to the Langtang Valley is a great opportunity to explore the colourful Tamang culture, as well as to climb some smaller peaks and explore glaciers at a more comfortable altitude than most of the other trekking regions.