Legend says that a lama following a runaway yak found this beautiful valley. 'Lang' means 'yak', 'Dang' or 'Tang' means 'to follow'. Inhabitants are mostly Tamang, very similar to Tibetans in their costume and culture. They are more akin to Tibetans than to their cousins in the mid hills of Nepal. Though there are no flights, the region is easily accessible from Kathmandu due to its proximity. Within a few short days you are close to snowcapped mountains, glaciers and high passes.