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Tamang Heritage,Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek - 22 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 pax to more...

Duration

22 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate/ Adventure

Maximum Altitude

5000m

Accommodation

Local tea house

Meal

Available Delicious good food

Region

Langtang

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Tamang heritage, Langtang valley. Gosaikunda abd Helambu trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights of Tamang Heritage, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek

  • Cultural Diversity: Experience the vibrant cultures of Tamang, Sherpa, and Tibetan communities, exploring their traditional villages, monasteries, and festivals along the way.
  • Scenic Landscapes: Trek through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, alpine meadows, and glacial lakes, with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.
  • Sacred Sites: Visit Gosainkunda Lake, a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, and explore ancient monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags that dot the trail.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot rare Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan thars, and various bird species in Langtang National Park, a biodiversity hotspot.
  • High-altitude Passes: Challenge yourself by crossing high-altitude passes like Laurebina La and Gosainkunda Pass, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Community Homestays: Experience authentic hospitality by staying in traditional teahouses and homestays run by local families, sharing meals and stories with them.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in delicious Nepali and Tibetan cuisine, including dal bhat, momos, thukpa, and yak cheese, prepared with local ingredients and served at teahouses along the route.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning vistas, colorful prayer flags, traditional architecture, and cultural celebrations, preserving memories of your trekking adventure.
  • Adventure and Exploration: Embark on a thrilling journey of exploration, trekking through remote mountain trails, crossing suspension bridges, and immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Responsible Travel: Practice sustainable trekking by minimizing environmental impact, respecting local customs, and supporting community-based tourism initiatives in the region.

Tamang Heritage, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek Overview

Tamang Heritage, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek is one of the best wonderful an experience trekking regions. In these regions the real from an amazing scenery to experiencing a rich Tamang Culture offers different tastes of different places in the Langtang Region.

Throughout it is a long trekking journey, trekkers will be enjoy amazing views of different mountain range like Langtang Lirung (7246m), Langtang Ri (7219m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Langshisa Ri (6427m),  Ghengu Liru (6571m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gangchempo (6387m), and more others.

Almost 25days long trek takes through the Tamang Heritage Trail giving trekkers an opportunity to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Tamang community and explore their traditional Tamang villages with unique architectures.

After passing the Tamang Heritage Trail, trekkers head towards Langtang Valley which not only provides the great view of Langtang Lirung (7246m) and also provides a chance to explore Sherpa villages and visit  Langtng big glaciers.

Then continues towards Gosainkunda Lake which is believed to have magical healing powers. Gosainkunda Lake is a mythological lake which is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva and is a holy place for Hindus and Buddhists.

Thousands of visitors from all over the country come to visit the lake in the month of August during the full moon. After mythological Gosainkunda Lake, the trekking route follows towards Helambu, a home of Hyolmo people.

Throughout the trek, we pass through various landscapes from the densely forested path to alpine meadows, greenery landscape, rugged terrain, and waterfalls along with Chortens, local forts, ancient monasteries, and unique architecture of different villages.

Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.  is proud to organise various Tamang Heritage, Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m) by jeep or bus 7hrs overnight at lodge

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our team will be there to greet you. Look for our representative holding a signboard with your name, and they will assist you with your luggage and transportation to your hotel in Kathmandu. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm welcome to the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the gateway to your Himalayan adventure.

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, situated at an elevation of 1460 meters. Relax and enjoy the journey as you traverse through picturesque landscapes, passing by quaint villages and lush green hillsides. Upon reaching Syaphru Besi, settle into your lodge and prepare for the adventures ahead on your trekking journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1460

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

Embark on a thrilling 6-hour trek from Syaphru Besi to Gatlang Village, situated at an elevation of 2238 meters. Traverse through rugged mountain trails, verdant forests, and charming villages, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Langtang region. Upon reaching Gatlang Village, unwind and rest at a cozy lodge, surrounded by stunning Himalayan vistas, as you prepare for the next leg of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2238

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

Embark on a picturesque 6-hour trek from Gatlang Village to Tatopani, located at an elevation of 2607 meters. Traverse through serene landscapes, lush forests, and terraced fields, soaking in the beauty of the Langtang Valley. Upon reaching Tatopani, relax and rejuvenate your weary muscles in natural hot springs, offering therapeutic benefits amidst the tranquil mountain surroundings. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay at a cozy lodge, savoring the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2607

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

Embark on a scenic 4-hour trek from Tatopani to Nakthali, situated at an altitude of 3165 meters. Trek through rugged mountain trails, dense forests, and picturesque valleys, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Langtang region. As you ascend to Nakthali, enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Upon arrival, settle into your lodge and unwind amidst the serene mountain ambiance, preparing for another day of adventure ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3165

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

Embark on a 6-hour trek from Nakthali to Timure, located at an elevation of 1762 meters. Traverse through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages, as you make your way towards Timure. Along the trail, encounter local Tamang communities and immerse yourself in their rich cultural heritage. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys throughout the trek. Upon reaching Timure, settle into your lodge and experience the warmth of Nepalese hospitality as you rest and rejuvenate for the next leg of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1762

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

Embark on a 6-hour trek from Timure to Briddhim, situated at an altitude of 2229 meters. Trek through picturesque landscapes, passing through charming villages and verdant forests along the way. Enjoy interactions with the friendly locals and immerse yourself in the traditional Tamang culture. Upon reaching Briddhim, settle into your lodge for the night and relax after a rewarding day of trekking, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

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 Lama Hotel, nestled at an altitude of 2470 meters. Traverse through lush forests, cross suspension bridges over rushing rivers, and soak in stunning mountain views along the way. As you arrive at Lama Hotel, unwind in the cozy lodge accommodation, relishing the serene ambiance of the Himalayan wilderness. Rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead on your trekking journey.

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 picturesque valleys, dense forests, and charming Tamang settlements, soaking in the tranquil ambiance of the Langtang region. As you reach Langtang Village, immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the local community and settle into your lodge accommodation for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views surrounding the village, preparing for more adventures ahead on your trekking expedition.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3540

Day 10 : Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3850m) 5hrsover night at lodge

Embark on a scenic 5-hour trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa, situated at an altitude of 3850 meters. Traverse through stunning mountain landscapes, crossing crystal-clear streams and passing traditional Tibetan-style houses adorned with prayer flags. Upon reaching Kyangjin Gompa, immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this sacred Buddhist monastery and enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks surrounding the area. Relax and rejuvenate at your lodge accommodation, preparing for further exploration and adventures in the Langtang Valley.

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, for breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayas. The ascent typically takes around 6 hours, rewarding you with stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha Ri. After soaking in the majestic scenery, descend back to Kyangjin Gompa, where you'll spend the night at a cozy lodge, reminiscing about the day's unforgettable adventure.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 5050

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

Descend from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, a trek spanning approximately 7 hours. Enjoy the journey as you retrace your steps through the picturesque landscapes of the Langtang Valley, passing by lush forests, roaring rivers, and quaint villages along the way. Upon reaching Lama Hotel, settle in at a comfortable lodge and unwind after a day of trekking, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayan foothills.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 13 : Trek from Lamahotel to Thulosyaphru Village (2210m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a 5-hour trek from Lama Hotel to Thulosyaphru Village, situated at an altitude of 2210 meters. Traverse through verdant forests, terraced fields, and charming rural landscapes, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Langtang region. Upon reaching Thulosyaphru Village, unwind at a cozy lodge, where you can rest and rejuvenate amidst the serene mountain surroundings, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2210

Day 14 : Trek from Thulosyaphru Village to Lauribinayak (3300m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a 7-hour trek from Thulosyaphru Village to Lauribinayak, situated at an altitude of 3900 meters. Trek through rugged mountain terrain, ascending gradually towards the picturesque high-altitude destination. Along the way, marvel at the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and alpine landscapes that surround you. Upon reaching Lauribinayak, settle into your lodge accommodation, where you can enjoy a warm meal and a well-deserved rest, preparing for the challenges and adventures of the days ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3900

Day 15 : Trek from Lauribinayak to Gosinkunda(4385m) 4hrs.over night at lodge

Embark on a 5-hour trek from Lauribinayak to Gosainkunda, located at an elevation of 4385 meters. Traverse diverse terrain, including rocky paths and alpine meadows, as you make your way towards the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. Upon reaching your destination, immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the lakeside surroundings and the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Rest and recharge at a cozy lodge, preparing for the spiritual and natural wonders that await you on the next leg of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4385

Day 16 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Lauribinayak pass (4610m) 8hrs overnight at lodge

Embark on a 4-hour trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass, situated at an altitude of 4610 meters. The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the pristine lakes of Gosainkunda. As you ascend to the pass, marvel at the rugged beauty of the Himalayan landscape and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering higher altitudes. Once you reach Lauribinayak Pass, take in the panoramic vistas before descending to your next destination, cherishing the memories of this exhilarating trekking experience.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4610

Day 17 : Trek from Ghopre to Tharepati (3660m) 5hrs overnight at lodge

Embark on a 4-hour trek from Ghopte to Tharepati, situated at an altitude of 3660 meters. As you traverse the trail, immerse yourself in the serene mountain landscapes and lush vegetation surrounding you. Upon reaching Tharepati, unwind and relax in the cozy lodge, enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the tranquility of the high-altitude environment. Rest well and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead on your trekking journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3660

Day 18 : Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2740m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic 6-hour trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang, situated at an altitude of 2740 meters. Traverse through diverse landscapes, including rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayan region.

Upon reaching Tarkeghyang, settle into your lodge accommodation and experience the warmth of traditional hospitality. Enjoy the evening surrounded by the rustic charm of the village, relishing delicious meals and interacting with locals to learn about their culture and way of life. Rest well and prepare for the adventures awaiting you on the next leg of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2740

Day 19 : Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2590m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a delightful 5-hour trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang, located at an elevation of 2590 meters. Meander through picturesque trails that unveil the natural wonders of the Langtang region, from lush landscapes to traditional villages.

As you reach Sermathang, appreciate the serene surroundings and settle into your lodge accommodation. Engage with the local community, savoring their hospitality, and take in the unique cultural aspects of the region. Enjoy a cozy evening at the lodge, recounting the day's experiences and relishing a well-deserved rest in preparation for the next stage of your trekking adventure.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2590

Day 20 : Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic 6-hour trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar, nestled at an altitude of 870 meters. Traverse through diverse landscapes, from verdant hillsides to terraced fields, as you descend towards the bustling bazaar. Along the way, soak in the stunning views of the surrounding valleys and interact with local villagers to learn about their way of life. Upon reaching Melamchi Bazaar, unwind in the comfort of a lodge, reflecting on the memorable journey through the Langtang region. Enjoy a peaceful evening, indulging in local cuisine and immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bazaar before retiring for the night.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 870

Day 21 : Drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu by van/car 5hrs. over night at hotel with B/B plan.

Embark on a scenic 5-hour drive from Melamchi Bazaar back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes as you journey through winding mountain roads, passing by charming villages and terraced fields. Upon reaching Kathmandu, settle into your hotel and relax after the long drive. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu or indulging in delicious Nepali cuisine before retiring to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 22 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer

After your unforgettable adventure in Nepal, it's time to bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality. Head to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for your departure flight back to your own destination. Take with you cherished memories of the majestic Himalayas and the vibrant culture of Nepal. Until next time, 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

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Route Map

FAQs

It's a combined trekking journey that takes you through the culturally rich Tamang Heritage region, the stunning Langtang Valley, the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, and the picturesque Helambu region in Nepal.

The duration of the trek can vary depending on the chosen itinerary, but typically it takes around 16 to 20 days to complete.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the views are clear.

The trek is moderate in difficulty, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. There are some challenging sections, including high passes and steep ascents.

The highlights include exploring traditional Tamang villages, experiencing the rich culture and traditions of the local communities, trekking through diverse landscapes, visiting sacred lakes and monasteries, and enjoying stunning mountain views.

Trekkers need permits for the Langtang National Park, the Gosaikunda Conservation Area, and the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, which can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Accommodation options include teahouses, lodges, and homestays, providing basic amenities such as meals and lodging. The quality of accommodation may vary along the route.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a local guide is recommended for navigation, safety, and cultural insights. They can also assist with logistics and provide valuable information about the trail.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, snacks, and personal toiletries. Be prepared for variable weather conditions and high altitudes.

Proper acclimatization is essential. Take your time to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. It's also recommended to undergo a medical check-up before embarking on the trek.

Additional Information

01. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the unique cultures of the Tamang, Sherpa, and other ethnic communities along the trekking route. Participate in cultural activities, interact with locals, and learn about their traditional way of life.

02. Natural Beauty: Marvel at the diverse landscapes of the Langtang region, from lush forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and glacial lakes. Capture breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, pristine valleys, and cascading waterfalls throughout the journey.

03. Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas, langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, and various bird species as you trek through the Langtang National Park and other protected areas.

04. Spiritual Sites: Visit ancient monasteries, stupas, and sacred pilgrimage sites dotted along the trail, including the famous Kyanjin Gompa, the holy Gosaikunda Lake, and the picturesque villages of Helambu.

05. Adventure Activities: For the more adventurous trekkers, opportunities for side trips, including climbing peaks like Tserko Ri and exploring hidden valleys, are available along the route.

06. Community Homestays: Experience genuine hospitality by staying with local families in traditional homestays. Share meals, stories, and cultural experiences with your hosts, gaining insight into their daily lives and traditions.

07. Sustainable Tourism: Support responsible tourism initiatives that promote environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and equitable economic development in the region. Minimize your environmental footprint and respect local customs and traditions during your trek.

08. Professional Support: Trek with experienced guides and porters who are knowledgeable about the area, safety-conscious, and dedicated to providing you with a memorable and enjoyable trekking experience.

09. Flexible Itinerary: Customize your trekking itinerary to suit your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. Whether you're looking for a challenging adventure or a more leisurely exploration, there are options available to accommodate your needs.

10. Post-Trek Relaxation: After completing the trek, take some time to relax and unwind in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Treat yourself to a massage, explore the city's vibrant markets, or simply reflect on your trekking journey amidst the serene surroundings.

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