Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek

Duration: 15 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 4400m

Highlights

  • Complete two treks in the Langtang region in one trip
  • Embark on a journey of a lifetime amidst dense forests and verdant hills
  • Follow adventurous trails and explore the diverse vegetation and climatic zones
  • Enjoy a perfect balance between slow-paced and offbeat trails
  • Get to see the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Tamang community closely
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges and wooden bridges on the way
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Discover an old Tibetan trade route
  • Explore the beautiful villages of Langtang Valley and trek to Kynjin Gompa
  • Hike to the Kyanjing Ri to witness a beautiful sunrise and mountain panorama
  • Witness stunning mountain vistas throughout the trail with diverse landscapes

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek: 15 Days

The Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley is a combined trek of two popular trekking routes in the beautiful Langtang region. The journey is adventurous and epic, packed with intimate local encounters and breathtaking mountain panoramas. Trekkers on a two-week holiday break can consider doing the Tamang Heritage with Langtang trek.

This trek is beginner-friendly, so all ages of travelers can join it. Unlike the famous Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Ghorepani Poon Hill treks in Nepal, the Tamang heritage with Langtang trek carries an intense essence of mountain lifestyle and culture. Spend nights in the homes of the locals and get to know them closely.

What can you expect during the Tamang heritage with Langtang Trekking for 15 days?

The Tamang heritage Langtang Valley trail is within the Langtang National Park. It is home to numerous flora and fauna. As the trek route is spread across varying elevations, trekkers discover diverse vegetation, birds, and other natural wonders. You will not encounter dangerous wildlife during trekking, so do not worry. Trekkers usually see Langur monkeys and butterflies.

The Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley trek itinerary is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. First, you will explore the Tamang Heritage Trail and join the Langtang Valley route. The highest point touched during this trek is Tserko Ri. You will be well acclimatized when you reach this point or exceed 4,000 meters.

Trekkers searching for a trekking program in Nepal with little to no risk of altitude sickness must consider the Tamang heritage with the Langtang Valley trek. The trek is adventurous and offers stunning mountain vistas. Along the trail, you will see mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Gaurisanker (7,134 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Naya Kanga (5,846 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), etc.

The landscapes also change with the elevation change. During the first few days of trekking, you will enjoy the verdant nature. Once you go above the tree line, you can see vast meadows, towering snow-capped mountains, and barren hills around you. Likewise, you will see stunning glaciers and many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

The Tamang Heritage Trail and the Langtang Valley

The Tamang Heritage Trail is designed to give foreign trekkers a close look at the Tamang community of the Langtang region. One of the main goals of this trek route is to develop the local communities residing along the way.

So, by doing this trek, you will immensely contribute to uplifting the local economy. The locals' warm hospitality and friendly attitude will win your heart.

On the other hand, the Langtang Valley route is known for its exceptional beauty. Following pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forests, the trail ascends via villages like Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa.

Kyanjin Gompa is the last settlement in the Langtang Valley. From here, you will hike to the Kyajing or Tserko Ri to witness a jaw-dropping mountain panorama and trek back to the ending point of the trail.

Tamang heritage with Langtang Valley trek difficulty and preparation

The Tamang heritage with Langtang Valley trek is relatively easy, but as you have to spend 10 out of 14 days in the mountains without modern comforts, the journey can be difficult for some trekkers. Likewise, you will walk at least 6 hours daily, so decent fitness and willpower are required.

You have to be able to push yourself mentally and adjust to the limitations and changing environment. If you are in good health and shape, the Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley trek will be accessible.

If you think you are not physically and mentally ready for the journey but wish to do this trek in Nepal, start preparing. By regularly exercising for 2 to 3 months before the trek begins, you will be ready. Work on improving your stamina, strength, and endurance.

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek route

The trek begins with a fabulous drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the trailhead. It will be a long 7 to 8-hour drive, so you will spend the night here and continue trekking the next day. Follow a downhill trail to Goljang Valley and trek to Gatlang village.

From here, you will trek past the Chilime Hydropower dam and ascend to Tatopani. You can enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani by paying a few bucks. Further, the trail continues through lush forests to Thuman. On the way, pass by Brimdang and Nagthali Danda.

Spend a night in Thuman and trek to Briddim. All these are Tamang villages, where you will spend nights and get to know them and their lifestyle closely. From Briddim onwards, you will continue the trek to Langtang Valley.

Trekking through dense forests, ascend to Lama Hotel. The trail then goes to Langtang Village, passing by Ghoda Tabela and ancient stupas. You will also cross a bridge over the Langtang River. Further, the trail ascends to Kyanjin Gompa, where you will spend two nights.

Kyanjin Gompa is an ancient monastery and important religious center in the Langtang Valley. It is also the highest settlement on the Tamang heritage with the Langtang Valley trek. During your one full day here, you will hike to Kyanjing Ri or Tserko Ri's viewpoint. This place offers a surreal mountain vista and sunrise.

Likewise, you will visit a local yak cheese factory and taste test the cheese. You can also purchase the cheese to take home as a souvenir.

Combine Gosaikunda Lake into your itinerary.

Gosaikunda is a beautiful alpine lake in the Langtang region. Its mesmerizing beauty attracts hundreds of travelers every year. It is also a holy lake, so pilgrims visit it. Extending your trek to Gosaikunda Lake is one of the best options if you want to spend more time trekking.

Additionally, you can extend the trek to Lauribina Pass and join the Helambu region, making the full circuit of the Langtang region. Combining the Laurbina pass in the itinerary makes the overall journey challenging.

Join Outfitter Himalaya for Tamang heritage Langrtang Trek 2024/2025.

We, Outfitter Himalaya, are a Nepali local travel company. We have been organizing treks and tours in Nepal for many years. Our expertise and knowledge make any trip with us fantastic. With us, you will get the best Tamang heritage with Langtang Valley trek cost and excellent service.

We organize treks for both experienced and beginner trekkers. You can join our proposed trip or customize the package to meet your requirements. Whether you are traveling solo or with your friends and family, we will be your reliable travel partner in Nepal!

Feel free to get in touch with us for any support. Bookings are open.

Itinerary

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We provide airport pick-up service on your arrival day in Kathmandu. Our team will be at the arrival gate to welcome you. They will transfer you to the hotel in a private vehicle.

Your hotel will be in the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. Unpack and rest. Later, explore your surroundings.

  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1345

    We spend one full day in Kathmandu exploring some tourist sites and preparing for the trek. In the morning, you will visit historical sites like the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanth Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. One of our expert guides will guide you on the tour.

    After the tour, we proceed with preparing for the trek. You will meet with your mountain guide, who will brief you on the trek plan. Do not hesitate to ask your questions. You can buy any missing trekking gear and pack your duffle bags.

    • Overnight: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Tour hour: 6-7 hours
    • Altitude: 1345

      The trailhead is an 6 to 7-hour drive from Kathmandu. You will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and enjoy a comfortable and scenic ride to Syabrubesi.

      On the way, enjoy the peace of the hills and mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. The highway is well-made along lush hills and terraces.

      • Overnight: Simple Guest house
      • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
      • Drive hour: 6-7 hours
      • Distance: 117 Km
      • Altitude: 1500m

        After leaving Syabrubesi, you will gradually start walking uphill. The views of Ganesh Himal, Goljang Valley, and the Gosaikunda range are superb on the way.

        Soon, the trail descends to Goljang Valley and continues to Gatlang village. In this part of the way, the views of Shishapangma and Langtang Lirung are fantastic. Gatland is a beautiful village with traditional stone houses.

        • Overnight: Simple Guest house/home stay
        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
        • Distance: 16.5km
        • Walking time: 5-6 hours
        • Altitude: 2240m

          From Gatlang, you will descend to Thangbuche. Walking there will be wonderful, as you will enjoy splendid views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal.

          On the way, you will come across the Chilime Hydropower dam. From here, follow an uphill route to Tatopani. This village has natural hot springs. You can visit the hot springs later in the day to relax.

          Overnight: Simple guest house/ home stay

          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
          • Distance: 12.8km
          • Walking: 3-4 hours
          • Altitude:2600m

            Tatopani onwards, you will trek through lush forests to Thuman. The trail ascends via Brimdang and Nagthali. From the Nagthali Danda, the mountain views are spectacular.

            The route is inside the rhododendron and bamboo forests. Likewise, the views of snow-capped mountains and the region's tranquility allow you to unwind and enjoy nature. Thuman is a lovely Tamang village.

            Overnight: Simple guest house/ home stay

            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
            • Distance: 9km
            • Walking:5-6 hours
            • Altitude:2340m

              The trail from Thuman is flat and leads to Briddim, a remote village located at the foot of the Langtang Himal.

              Follow the forested route and trek to this village. The mountain views are stunning on this day. Upon reaching Briddim, get some rest and later explore the town to see the daily lifestyle of the locals.

              • Overnight: Simple guest house/ home stay
              • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
              • Distance: 15km
              • Walking:7-8 hours
              • Altitude:1760m

                From Briddim, you will continue the trek to Langtang Valley. The last few days of walking will help you acclimate and get used to the terrain so you are ready to hit the higher trails.

                The trail goes through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests for several hours to reach Lama Hotel. You will also walk along uneven hillsides and see fantastic scenery on the way.

                • Overnight: Simple guest house
                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
                • Distance: 10km
                • Walking:5-6 hours
                • Altitude:2400m

                  Start trekking following a river and enjoying the lush environment. The outstanding view of Langtang Lirung and other mountains on the way will encourage you to trek ahead. The trail gradually ascends and crosses a long bridge. Walking via meadows, you will arrive at Ghoda Tabela.

                  You may have lunch here and continue trekking through dense forests. On the way, you may see langur monkeys. Soon, the police checkpost will arrive. Register your permits and follow an uphill route to Langtang village. You will trek past many stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels on the way.

                  • Overnight: Simple Guest house
                  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                  • Walking: 6-7 hours
                  • Distance: 14 Km
                  • Altitude: 3430m

                    From Langtang village, you will trek to the last settlement of Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa. The trail is rocky and steep in some sections. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, and chortens.

                    On the way, you will also see one of the most extensive mani walls. Arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, witnessing a mesmerizing landscape and mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Langtang Ri, etc.

                    • Overnight: Simple Guest house
                    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                    • Walking: 3-4 hours
                    • Distance: 7K
                    • Altitude: 3830m

                      n the early morning, you will hike to Tserko Ri to see a gorgeous sunrise and mesmerizing mountain views. The hiking route is steep and rugged, so you have to pay extra attention. You will be traversing an isolated area surrounded by peaks and mountains.

                      From here, you can see Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, and more. Later in the day, you can explore the Kyanjin Gompa and visit the local yak cheese factory.

                      • Overnight: Simple Guest house
                      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                      • Walking: 3-4 hours
                      • Altitude: 3830m

                        Begin the day early with a big breakfast. Afterward, you will leave Kyanjin Gompa and walk downhill following the same trail.

                        Descend to Langtang village and trek through dense forests to Lama Hotel. Cross bridges on the way and enjoy beautiful landscapes.

                        • Overnight: Simple Guest house
                        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                        • Walking: 7-8 hours
                        • Distance: 21K
                        • Altitude: 3830m

                          Today is your last day of the trek. You will return to Syabrubesi, where the trek ends. You will retrace the route from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.

                          The trail goes through lush forests, crossing a few bridges. Spend the night in Syabrubesi.

                          • Overnight: Simple Guest house
                          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                          • Walking: 6-7 hours
                          • Distance: 11K
                          • Altitude: 1500

                            After breakfast, you will leave Syabrubesi early in the morning. You will follow a scenic highway back to Kathmandu. The guide will drop you off at your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Unpack and relax.

                            Later, window shop in Thamel and enjoy its bustling streets. In the late evening, we may meet for a farewell dinner and hand over the trek certificate to you.

                            • Overnight: Hotel
                            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                            • Drive hour: 6-7 hours
                            • Distance: 117 Km
                            • Altitude: 1500m

                              The trek has ended. You can extend your trip with us in Nepal or fly home.

                              Our team will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport at your flight departure time.

                              • Meals: Breakfast

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                                Inclusions

                                • Airport transfers on Arrival & departure
                                • Three nights Accommodation in Kathmandu includes breakfast
                                • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
                                • A total of 38 Meals (14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 12 dinners) during the trek
                                • National park entry permits and TIMS permit
                                • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu
                                • Ten nights' accommodations in homestays/lodges/tea houses on the trek
                                • A trained trekking guide
                                • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for guide and crew
                                • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by travel insurance company)
                                • Sleeping bag, down jacket, if necessary (returned after the trek)
                                • Office expenses, Tax & VAT
                                • Serve fresh fruits after dinner as dessert
                                • T-shirt & trekking map
                                • A farewell dinner
                                • First Aid

                                Exclusions

                                • Nepal entry visa fee
                                • International flight to and from Nepal
                                • Travel insurance (compulsory)
                                • Entrance fees on the Kathmandu tour
                                • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
                                • Trekking porter
                                • Your personnel expenses/shopping
                                • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
                                • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
                                • Hot shower, internet, telephone, and laundry
                                • Tips for the guide and staff
                                • Anything not mentioned in the included section

                                Add-Ons & Options

                                Add Trekking porter

                                A trekking porter carries about 22-22 Kg, and we suggest hiring one for each two trekkers, which will cost US $200.00 for the trek.

                                Upgrade transport from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi

                                You can upgrade the transportation to a more comfortable drive in a Private Jeep. The private Jeep costs US $175.00 and can accommodate up to six people.

                                Upgrade transport from Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu

                                You can upgrade the transportation to a more comfortable drive in a Private Jeep. The private Jeep costs US $175.00 and can accommodate up to six people.

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