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Tamang Heritage Trail With Langtang valley

Tamang Heritage Trail With Langtang valley

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  •  Experience the local Tamang's way of life and their ancient Bonpo and Tibetan Buddhist Culture.
  • Magnificent views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges including Langtang Lirung 7425m, Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m), Dorje Lakpa 6980m, Gangchempo 6,387m,  Naya-Kanga 5,846m, Jugal Himal 6080 m
  • Hike up to Tsergo-Ri at 4985 meters for stunning views of high mountains within Langtang Valley and beyond. 
  • Explore the Langtang Valley in the central Himalayan region of Nepal. 

Trip Introduction;
Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang Valley is an excellent opportunity to explore the rich cultural and natural wonders of Langtang region located north of Kathmandu. The trip is a combination of an amazing trek in the Langtang Valley while gaining an experience of the way of living of the local Tamang people's culture and fascinating traditions. The people of these region have origins from Tibet. In earlier times they came here from Tibet - across the border and settled in Nepal.  Nepalese Citizenship would not be granted to Tibetans. So, they changed their ethnicity to Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias - main three ethnic tribe communities living in this region. Besides, the trek offers magnificent views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges including Langtang Lirung 7425m, Langtang II 6571m, Kimshun 6745m, Gangchempo 6387m, Dorje Lakpa 6980m and Jugal Himal 6080m. The region is well known for its population of rare Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bear, Thar, Ghoral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.  

Tamang Heritage Trail with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, we will take a scenic drive towards Syabrubesi. From there we will take another short drive to reach Chawatar - the starting point of the trekking. Our trekking adventure starts from here heading further west towards Gatlang. We will continue to follow the trail that passes through several traditional villages inherited by the local Tamang people. We will get an opportunity their experience their way of life as we head northeast towards Langtang village and up to Kangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3870 meters. We will have a rest day at Kangjin Gompa for a hike up to Tsergo-Ri at 4985 meters from where we can enjoy magnificent views of Langtang Mountain Ranges and chains of other surrounding mountains. After spending  a wonderful time here at Langtang valley, our  journey heads back through pristine alpine forest to the road head at Syabrubesi for a drive back to Kathmandu. Our interesting drive leads uphill to Dhunche town (headquarter of Rasuwa distirict) and through rural farm villages before ending at Kathmandu after a memorable time in the cultural and ancient Tamang Heritage Trail and in the laps of high Central Himalaya with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m/5248ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 03: Drive from Syabrubesi to Chawatar & Trek to Gatlang [2340m/7675ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 04: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani [2607m/8550ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman [2338m/7668ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Thuman to Briddim [2229m/7311ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3430m/11250ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa. 
             Hike to Tsergo-Ri [5000m/16,404ft] & back to Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 11: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi  [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Drive from Syabrubesi back to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 14: Leisure day at Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for departure

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodation:
Generally, we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu which can be easily upgraded. However, your accommodation in the trekking days will be arranged in comfortable tea house lodges. All accommodation will be provided in single, double, triple or twin sharing as per your requirements. Attached toilets may not be available in every tea house, in such condition you will have to use the public sharing toilets outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Another benefit of staying in the tea house lodges is that they offer wide varieties of food including Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, Italian etc on their menu. An important thing to keep in mind is that you will have dinner and breakfast in the same teahouse. En-route we will make a stop for resting and for having Lunch. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:

Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang valley trek is categorized as moderate trekking trip - suitable to all kinds of trekkers (from beginners to experienced trekkers). This trek is suitable to those who have the ability to trek 5-6 hours a day on a daily basis. We suggest trekkers maintain their physical fitness (i.e., 1-2 hours of physical fitness training) running, swimming, gym etc prior to a couple of days before the actual trekking date. Technical mountaineering skills are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas will be a merit.

Best Season for Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang valley:

March, April, May - 3 months in spring & September, October, November - 3 months in autumn is considered as the best season for trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas. At that time we will have clear weather which allows trekkers to enjoy the best views of mountains in Langtang region. For those who wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons - this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and therefore is considered no good for trekking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m/5248ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
After Breakfast we will take a drive from Kathmandu over zigzag hilly road with good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. We will drive towards the market town of Trisuli on a paved road. From Trisuli our drive journey continues on a gravel road that passes through another busy market town of Dhunche before arriving at Syabru Besi.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 03: Drive from Syabrubesi to Chawatar & Trek to Gatlang [2340m/7675ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The recent expansion of motor road has made it possible to take another short drive from Syabrubesi towards Chawatar - the starting point of the trek. We will start our trek from here following the trail that passes through several villages and series of chortens towards a beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang which is situated high on the hillside accompanied by beautifully terraced farmlands.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani [2607m/8550ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Leaving Gatlang we will follow the trail that descends down towards Bhotekoshi river. We will pass through the village of Chilime and cross over a bridge before making a climb to reach Tatopani. Tatopani means 'Hot Water' in Nepalese, here we can spend some time relaxing at Natural Hot Spring. It is believed that these waters have healing capacity and eases away any sort of aches and pains in the body.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman [2338m/7668ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Tatopani we will follow the trail that goes through dense alpine forest towards the small Tamang village of Brimdang. From here it is an uphill trekking all the way up to Nagthali hill. We will have magnificent views of Ganesh Himal , Kerung Himal and Langtang Himalayan ranges from the top of the hill. Our trail descends from here all the way to Thuman.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Thuman to Briddim [2229m/7311ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Thuman we will follow the trail that descends down to Bhote Khosi river. We will trek along the banks of Bhote Koshi river and make a steep climb towards Lingling. We will continue on the trail that traverses through forest and head towards the gompa and village of Briddim that comprises of about 50 houses built of stone. Here we can observe typical household works, spin wool and learn about traditional culture.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Briddim we will follow the trail that descends all the way down to reach Ghopche Khola which is a small stream. From there our trek continues as we head towards Rimche. From Rimche our trail climbs a little before descending down to the village of Lama Hotel.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3430m/11250ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Lama Hotel, we will follow the trail that goes through dense forest filled with oaks, birch , hemlock and mountain bamboo. During our trek we will have opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek continues through additional forest passing through a lone teahouse at Gumnachok and from there climb steeply to reach Ghoratabela. We will make a stop at the army check post of Ghoratabela where trekking permits will be checked. After registration we will continue to trek through small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa before making a short climb to reach Langtang village.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner] 

Day 09: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Langtang village we will follow the trail that heads for an easy climb through two Bhotia hamlets - Mundu and Sindum. During our trek today, we will have great views of Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo and Langshisa Ri. We will continue to trek on a trail that climbs up the terminal moraine of Lirung Glacier and then make an easy downhill descend to reach the gompa and many teahouses of Kyangjin Gompa.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner]

Day 10: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa. Hike to Tsergo-Ri [4985m/16350ft] & back to Kyangjin Gompa.
Acclimatization is very essential to avoid mental and physical sickness in higher altitudes. Hence, we will take a rest day at Kyangjin Gompa for acclimatization and exploration. We will make an adventurous hike to Tsergo-Ri at 4985 meters from where we will have magnificent views of Langtang Lirung and the surrounding high peaks. We will head back to Kyangjin Gompa after the impressive hike to Tsergo-Ri.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kyangjin Gompa, we will retrace our steps back following the same trail that passes through Langtang village and continue on the main trail that leads to Ghoratabela. From there we will make an easy downhill descend through dense forested trail to reach Lama Hotel.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi  [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today is the last day of our trek. From Lama Hotel we continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that descends all the way down to Syabrubesi. Today is a easy day trekking with mostly downhill walking through dense forested trails that passes through several villages along with beautifully terraced farmlands. We will trek until we arrive at Syabrubesi for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner]

Day 13: Drive from Syabrubesi back to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]
After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive from Syabrubesi over the zigzag hilly road that will take us back to Kathmandu. During our drive journey we will opportunity to observe the activities of local people for their daily survival while we drive passing along several towns and villages. Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 14: Leisure day at Kathmandu for personal activities
Click here for detail info about world heritage sites of UNESCO in Nepal
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening after the successful completion of the trek.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 2, 2017 October 16, 2017 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
October 22, 2017 November 5, 2017 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
November 2, 2017 November 16, 2017 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 15 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • Tea house lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee 
  • Langtang National Park Fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide 
  • Required number of Porter 
  • Staffs insurance, salary and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners 
  • All applicable tax, Vat, service charge and paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Accommodation:
Generally, we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu which can be easily upgraded. However, your accommodation in the trekking days will be arranged in comfortable tea house lodges. All accommodation will be provided in single, double, triple or twin sharing as per your requirements. Attached toilets may not be available in every tea house, in such condition you will have to use the public sharing toilets outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Another benefit of staying in the tea house lodges is that they offer wide varieties of food including Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, Italian etc on their menu. An important thing to keep in mind is that you will have dinner and breakfast in the same teahouse. En-route we will make a stop for resting and for having Lunch. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:

Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang valley trek is categorized as moderate trekking trip - suitable to all kinds of trekkers (from beginners to experienced trekkers). This trek is suitable to those who have the ability to trek 5-6 hours a day on a daily basis. We suggest trekkers maintain their physical fitness (i.e., 1-2 hours of physical fitness training) running, swimming, gym etc prior to a couple of days before the actual trekking date. Technical mountaineering skills are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas will be a merit.

Best Season for Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang valley:

March, April, May - 3 months in spring & September, October, November - 3 months in autumn is considered as the best season for trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas. At that time we will have clear weather which allows trekkers to enjoy the best views of mountains in Langtang region. For those who wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons - this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and therefore is considered no good for trekking.

Reviews

Amazing Landscape with amazing People!!

We are very delighted that we did this trek. The rich landscapes and the cultural heritage of Tamang people is what made this trek special. We would like to thank the crew who were professional. Roshan - our guide was very caring and helpful. One of the member was sick during the trek, he went to the local and prepared local medicine which helped the sick person to recover very fast. Also, he didn't mind if someone was walking slow instead he would come and try to make communication which made walking easy. So, with warm wishes we would like to recommend Nepal Guide Treks for quality service when trekking around Nepal.

George & Group -   Canada


Was a great experience !!!

It was truly a fantastic trek. I would like to thank the team for their quality service. I spent quality time with the people out there known as tamang and gained some knowledge about their culture and how they carry out their day to day life. Moreover the langtang valley was a beauty itself. So I am just really happy having being completed this trek. Thank-you very much Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition.

Carlos A. - Spain


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