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Tamang Heritage & Langtang Trek - 15 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 to more...

Duration

15 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

5000m

Accommodation

Local tea house

Meal

Available Delicious good food

Region

Langtang

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  • Tamang Culture: Immerse in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Tamang ethnic group, experiencing their unique culture firsthand.
  • Langtang Valley Scenery: Explore the stunning landscapes of Langtang Valley, featuring lush forests, alpine meadows, and majestic Himalayan peaks.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by panoramic mountain views and offering insight into Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Gosaikunda Lake: Discover the sacred alpine lakes of Gosaikunda, revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike for their spiritual significance and breathtaking beauty.
  • Langtang National Park: Trek through the pristine wilderness of Langtang National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna including rare wildlife like red pandas and Himalayan thars.
  • Local Homestays: Experience authentic village life by staying in traditional Tamang homestays, sharing meals with local families and gaining insight into their way of life.
  • Cultural Encounters: Encounter Tamang and Sherpa communities along the trail, learning about their customs, traditions, and daily routines.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: Enjoy stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa, throughout the trek.
  • Natural Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs in Tatopani, providing a soothing respite after a day of trekking.
  • Gatlang Village: Explore the picturesque village of Gatlang, known for its unique architecture, terraced fields, and friendly inhabitants.

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek is such a cultural and mountain range views region. It is combine to offer the trekker the chance not only be immersed in the culture and local village life of the Tamang people, and  also to experience some of the best biodiversity and mountain scenery the region has to offer.

The natural hot springs and tamang people tradination on the Tamang Heritage Trail. The famous local cheese, marvel at the snow capped peaks, hike over into the lush Langtang valley through forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron. Langtang Region, though close to Kathmandu this region was Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park and was officially established in 1976AD.

It is the home to many protected species of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to spot the shy, endangered Red Panda amongst the lower reaches of the valley which is covered in dense forest. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd is proud to organise various Tamang Heritage and Langtang ValleyTrek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA Pick-up by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by our friendly representative who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Look for a signboard displaying your name to easily spot our representative in the arrival area. During the drive to your hotel, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city. Our representative will provide you with any necessary information and ensure a smooth check-in process at your hotel, marking the beginning of your exciting adventure in Nepal.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m) by jeep or bus 7hrs overnight at lodge

Embark on a scenic 7-hour jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi, nestled at an altitude of 1460 meters. Along the journey, soak in the mesmerizing landscapes and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nepal. Upon arrival, settle into your lodge for the night, preparing to commence your trekking adventure the following day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1460

Day 3 : Trek from Syaphrubesi to Gatlang Village (2238m) 6hrs overnight at lodge.

Embark on a picturesque 6-hour trek from Syaphru Besi to Gatlang Village, situated at an elevation of 2238 meters. Traverse through enchanting landscapes, lush forests, and quaint villages, immersing yourself in the cultural richness of the region. Arrive at Gatlang Village and unwind in the comfort of a lodge, ready to explore more of the Himalayan charm the next day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2238

Day 4 : Trek from Gatlang Village to Tatopani (2607m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a captivating 6-hour trek from Gatlang Village to Tatopani, located at an altitude of 2607 meters. Wander through scenic trails adorned with verdant forests, cascading waterfalls, and rustic villages, offering a glimpse into the authentic mountain way of life. Upon reaching Tatopani, unwind and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs, soaking in the therapeutic waters before retiring for the night at a cozy lodge.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2607

Day 5 : Trek from Tatopani to Nakthali (3165m) 5hrs.overnight at lodge.

Embark on a rewarding 5-hour trek from Tatopani to Nakthali, situated at an elevation of 3165 meters. Traverse along picturesque trails, passing through serene forests and quaint settlements, while soaking in the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayan surroundings. Upon arrival in Nakthali, settle into a comfortable lodge for the night, surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas, preparing for the adventures that await the next day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3165

Day 6 : Trek from Nakthali to Timure (1762m) 6hrs.overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic 6-hour trek from Nakthali to Timure, nestled at an altitude of 1762 meters. Trek through pristine mountain landscapes, crossing lush forests and meandering streams, while encountering the unique flora and fauna of the region. Upon reaching Timure, relax and unwind in a cozy lodge, surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills, before resting for the night and preparing for the journey ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1762

Day 7 : Trek from Timure to Briddhim (2229m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a picturesque 6-hour trek from Timure to Briddhim, located at an altitude of 2229 meters. Trek through charming trails, passing by traditional Tamang villages and terraced fields adorned with colorful prayer flags. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region as you interact with local villagers and experience their warm hospitality. Upon arrival in Briddhim, unwind in a comfortable lodge and enjoy the serene ambiance of this Himalayan village, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. Rest for the night, rejuvenating for the adventures that lie ahead on your trekking journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2229

Day 8 : Trek from Briddhim to Lamahotel (2470 m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic 7-hour trek from Briddhim to Lamahotel, situated at an altitude of 2470 meters. Traverse through lush forests and verdant landscapes, following the meandering trails alongside the Langtang River. Enjoy the serene ambiance of the surrounding wilderness as you soak in panoramic views of the towering Himalayan peaks. Upon reaching Lamahotel, relax and unwind in a cozy lodge nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings. Replenish your energy with hearty meals and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Langtang region before retiring for the night.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 9 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3540m.) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

Embark on a captivating 7-hour trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, situated at an elevation of 3540 meters. Traverse through enchanting forests and charming landscapes, gradually ascending towards the picturesque village. Along the way, relish the mesmerizing vistas of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the Langtang region. Upon reaching Langtang Village, unwind in a comfortable lodge and savor delicious meals prepared with local ingredients. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and warm hospitality of the local community before retiring for the night, rejuvenated by the day's adventure.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3540

Day 10 : Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3850 m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge

Embark on a scenic 5-hour trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa, situated at an altitude of 3850 meters. Traverse through rugged terrain and enchanting landscapes, with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks accompanying you along the way. Upon reaching Kyangjin Gompa, immerse yourself in the tranquility of this sacred Buddhist monastery nestled amidst the mountains. Relax in a cozy lodge, savoring hearty meals and soaking in the serene ambiance of the high Himalayas. Take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, visit the local cheese factory, or embark on short hikes to nearby viewpoints for breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a peaceful night's rest, rejuvenated by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3850

Day 11 : Early in the morning hiking up to Cherko- Ri (5000m) up and down 9hrs overnight at lodge

Embark on an exhilarating early morning hike to Cherko-Ri, reaching an elevation of 5050 meters, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The ascent takes approximately 6 hours, taking you through rugged terrain and high-altitude landscapes. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. After soaking in the mesmerizing scenery and capturing unforgettable moments, descend back to Kyangjin Gompa, where you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your lodge. Reflect on the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas as you enjoy a well-deserved rest, surrounded by the serenity of the mountains.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3850

Day 12 : Trek from down Kyangjn Gompa to Lama hotel (2470 m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

Descend from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, a journey that spans approximately 7 hours. As you make your way down the trail, you'll retrace your steps through the picturesque landscapes of the Langtang region, passing through charming villages and lush forests. Enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and the soothing sound of the flowing rivers as you descend to lower elevations. Arriving at Lama Hotel, you can relax and unwind in the cozy lodge, reminiscing about the memories made during your trek and savoring the beauty of the Himalayan wilderness.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 13 : Trek from down Lama hotel to Syaphrubensi (1460m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge

Embark on a downhill trek from Lama Hotel to Syaphru Bensi, a journey lasting approximately 6 hours. As you descend through the forested trails, relish the changing scenery and the refreshing mountain air. Arriving in Syaphru Bensi, you'll find yourself back at the starting point of your trek, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the Langtang region. Check into your lodge for the night, where you can unwind and reflect on your trekking adventures over a warm meal, enjoying the comforts of a well-deserved rest after a rewarding day on the trail.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1460

Day 14 : Drive from Syaphrubesi to Kathmandu by Jeep 7hrs. overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Embark on a scenic 7-hour drive from Syaphru Besi back to Kathmandu, traveling by jeep. As you journey through the winding mountain roads, soak in the picturesque landscapes and reminisce about the memories created during your trek. Upon reaching Kathmandu, settle into your hotel accommodation for the night, where you can relax and rejuvenate after your adventurous trekking expedition. Enjoy the comfort and amenities of the hotel as you unwind and reflect on your journey before departing for your next destination.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 15 : Departure to your own destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

Your memorable adventure in Nepal concludes as you depart from Kathmandu to your own destination. Reflect on the experiences, friendships, and breathtaking landscapes you encountered during your journey through the Himalayas. Cherish the memories created and carry them with you as you embark on your next adventure. Until we meet again, farewell and safe travels

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with stander bed & breakfast
  • Your meal (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge .
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking

Altitude Graph

Route Map

FAQs

The trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace.

The best time for the Tamang Heritage & Langtang Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular.

The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. However, some sections of the trail may involve steep ascents and descents.

The highest point reached during the trek is usually Kyangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3,850 meters (12,631 feet).

Trekkers typically need permits such as the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

Accommodation along the trekking route consists of teahouses or lodges offering basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and hot showers. Rooms are usually shared with other trekkers.

Yes, the Tamang Heritage & Langtang Trek offers ample opportunities to interact with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, visit traditional villages, and learn about their culture and customs.

Depending on the itinerary, side trips such as hiking to Tserko Ri for panoramic mountain views or visiting the sacred Gosainkunda Lake may be included.

The Langtang region is home to various species of wildlife, including Himalayan thars, red pandas, langur monkeys, and numerous bird species.

Trekkers should be prepared for changing weather conditions, stay hydrated, and adhere to the advice of their guide. It's essential to have a basic understanding of altitude sickness and its symptoms.

Additional Information

01. Cultural Experiences: Engage in cultural activities such as attending traditional dance performances, participating in local festivals, and visiting monasteries to learn about Tibetan Buddhism and Tamang heritage.

02. Local Cuisine: Taste authentic Tamang and Sherpa cuisine, including hearty dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), prepared with locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes.

03. Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning landscapes, vibrant prayer flags, colorful festivals, and encounters with local villagers to preserve memories of your trekking journey through the Langtang region.

04. Responsible Tourism: Practice sustainable trekking by minimizing waste, supporting local businesses, respecting cultural traditions, and leaving no trace behind to preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area.

05. Medical Facilities: Be aware of the limited medical facilities available along the trekking route and carry essential medications, first-aid supplies, and a basic medical kit. Consider purchasing travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking activities.

06. Weather Conditions: Prepare for changing weather conditions, including cold temperatures, rain, and snow, especially at higher altitudes. Dress in layers and carry suitable gear to stay warm and dry throughout the trek.

07. Altitude Considerations: Acclimatize gradually to prevent altitude sickness, listen to your body, and communicate any symptoms to your guide. Plan rest days and maintain hydration to adapt to the higher altitudes effectively.

08. Equipment Rental: Rent trekking gear such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles in Kathmandu or Syabrubesi if you prefer not to bring your own equipment. Ensure that rented gear is in good condition and suitable for the trek.

09. Guide and Porter Services: Consider hiring a local guide and porter for navigation, safety, and cultural insights. Guides can provide valuable information about the trekking route, local customs, and wildlife encounters.

10. Internet and Communication: Expect limited internet connectivity and mobile network coverage in remote areas of the Langtang region. Carry a local SIM card for emergency communication and inform family or friends about your trekking itinerary.

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