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Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek - 16 Days

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

Experience the authentic Tamang culture, discover the centuries old-fashioned villages, ancient cultural and religious heritages, mountain lifestyle combining it with picturesque breath-stopping scenery and healing baths in natural hot spring. 

Tamang Heritage and Langtang trek is a fantastic trip to freshly discovered off the beaten trekking Trail to Tamang Heritage and to legendary Langtang valley which has long been famous as third popular trek in Nepal after Everest and Annapurna region. The Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with heavenly delightful countryside landscape and the rich in cultural heritage of ethnic Tamang people. Despite being just a few hours drive from Kathmandu, the trek along off the beaten track of the remote and rugged mountains and the high passes dotted with some of the oldest religious monuments such as Buddhist stupas, chortens, prayers wall and ancient Tamang monasteries and prayer flags flapping in the wind make every trekker marvel why the country is called a "trekker's paradise" a land of magic, meditation, and shamanism.

Langtang is also the region of lush green bamboo and rhododendron forests, splendid waterfalls, towering high peaks, and many sacred lakes, or what the devout practitioners call the "Kunda". Our 13 Days Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary starts with a 5-6 hours jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The journey begins from Syabrubesi and passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddim. We follow the classic Langtang Valley Trek from Briddim village via Kyanjin Gompa. Gatlang set on high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit Tamang Buddhist monasteries and the beauty of the Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Healing bath and spa in the water of the natural hot spring at Tatopani en-route from Gatlang to Thuman is an exhilarating experience.

Thuman is famous for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang from every house in Thuman. Briddim allows firsthand experience of home stay, interact with local families. In addition, Trekkers can also visit local monasteries of Dukchu Gomba chosen as sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama - Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba. In Kyanjin Gompa, you will visit ancient Buddhist monastery and glaciers. Early in the morning you will ascend Tserko Ri for breath stopping view of the Langtang Himalayan range. There will also be the opportunity of visiting a traditional cheese factory, where the product is manufactured by hand. From Kyanjin Gompa, you retrace your route back down the valley to Dhunche and then drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1470m).
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m).
Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2607m).
Day 05: Trek to Thuman (2338m) via Nagthali.
Day 06: Trek to Bridim/ 2229m.
Day 07: Trek to Sherpa Gaon (2563m).
Day 08: Trek to Langtang (3430m).
Day 09: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).
Day 10: Excursion Tsergo Ri or Langshisa Kharaka
Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m).
Day 12: Trek to Thulosyabru (2210m).
Day 13: Trek to Dunche (2030m).
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Fly back to home.

A short note: For modified Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley trek itinerary, tour package and the trip price as per your requirement; please kindly provide us your details like group size, nationality, flight detail etc. We can handle airport transfers, hotel reservation and arrange guided sightseeing in Kathmandu on your request. International Tour Leaders are encouraged to get complimentary or special discount. 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/1300m
Land in Kathmandu and Wilderness Excursion airport representative will pick you at airport and transfers to your Hotel. A welcome drink is organized and short brief about your trip in the evening. Rest and relax in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu in Samsara Resort.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1470m) from Kathmandu, approx. 6-7 hours drive.
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m). Walk approx. 5 hours.
After two to three hours of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach a view point where we gain fantastic views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range and Langtang Lirung. We head down to Goljang valley (lunch stop) which is an hour walking down hill from our view point. Today we walk through many villages and along the trails there are numerous Buddhist chortens and mani walls. Gatlang is a beautiful Tamang village that is set high on a hillside among terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge or home. Stay overnight in home or lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2607m). Walk approx. 5-6 hours.
Today, our trek begins by descending to Thangbuchet, near Chilime village by the Bhotekoshi River. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After Chilime, we start to ascend first by crossing a small hanging bridge and continue until we reach Tatopani. Enroute, we have outstanding views of the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani literally means ´hot water´, where one can cleanse in the natural hot springs. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Thuman (2338m) via Nagthali. Walk approx. 7-8 hours.
This will be the longest trekking day. This morning we climb to Nagthali which is at the height of 3165m, which was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. This is the highest pass of the area, lies in high open grassland and offers panoramic views of snow covered Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Ranges. We descend down to Thuman, a heavily Tibetan influenced Tamang village. If we are lucky, we might come across large troops of Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings here are an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Bridim (2229m). Walk approx. 5-6 hours.
Walking through rhododendron forests and meadows we trek towards Bridim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community located in the bosom of the Langtang Himal. About 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. Here, we may meet other trekkers on the Langtang trail. Home stay for overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Sherpa Gaon (2563m). Walk approx. 5-6 hours.
Today you start after breakfast and continue the trail till Wangal Village, takes about 1 hour. Then, the trail steeply ascends until reaching Khanjum village which takes about 2 hours, we have lunch here. Again we continue our trek to Sherpa Gaon which takes about 3 hours. We have marvelous view of high Himalayan range. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Langtang (3430m). Walk approx. 6-7 hours.
In this day, the trail descends through the Rhododendron forests and stunning view of Langtang Himal and Gosaikund valley until reaching Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. After lunch we climb up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. The trail follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. After sometime ascends, the trail cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. This is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain. Rest of the day we walk around village and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m). Walk approx. 3-4 hours.
The trail leads us through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is This is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting because of the famous Cheese factory and ancient Buddhist Monastery. This beautiful valley is in the lap of the Mount Langtang Lirung and others peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Rest day or Excursion to Tsergo Ri either Langshisa Kharaka
Today is a rest day or explore around. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (4985m), which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. Also you have choice to hike to Langshiasa Kharka the descend to guesthouse for overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours,
The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Thulosyabru (2210m). Walk approx. 5-6 hours.
In this day, you keep walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Dunche (2030m). Walk approx. 4-5 hours.
In the morning, you start your trek after breakfast, the trail continues through the pine forests until reaching Brabal. It takes about 1 and half hours. Then you keep descending through the deep forests until reaching the Thulo Barkhu which takes about 2 and half hour. You have lunch here. After lunch, you follow the road trail till Dunche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, 5-6 hours.
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus. It takes about 3 hours drive in the rough road to Trisuli and take lunch there. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu and takes about 5 hours. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is known as “the city of temples” and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath,the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Day 16: Fly back to home
Your trekking holiday in Nepal with Wilderness Excursion comes to end, we will drop you at international airport and see you off. Fly back to home or further destination. Have a safe journey, Namaste!!

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfer by car or van depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights sharing deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking and local guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide to take care of group and porter.
  • 1 Sharing porter between two trekkers (weight limit 25 kg)
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee. Cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • 4WD local jeep to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu and to Kathmandu after the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Sharing lodge accommodation during the trek and group medical kit.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Government tax, vat and office service charges.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (we can arrange it on client request)
  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Nepal visa fee, international air ticket and travel insurance.
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, internet, toiletries and phone calls.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency (we arrange on request).
  • Advance deposit fee to book the trek.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 12 Mar, 2018 25 Mar, 2018 Availble book know
2 22 Mar, 2018 04 Apr, 2018 Availble book know
3 04 Apr, 2018 17 Apr, 2018 Availble book know
4 28 Apr, 2018 10 May, 2018 Availble book know

Packing List for Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal, crocs or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply).
  • Underwear 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV protection sunglasses preferable
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for this Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries.
  • Sun/cold creams,

Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries, rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Tablets or smart phones, there are mobile networks in most trekking areas of Nepal.
  • Pocket trekking map,
  • Small light note books, pen/pencil for journal writing.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com

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Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek with Wilderness Excursion
Mt. Langtang Lirung and prayers flags
A Buddhist Stupa in Langtang
A little Tamang Girl in Langtang

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Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek 2016

I and my husband chose Pradip to be our guide in Nepal. We wanted to do Langtang Valley and he suggested a very nice itinerary of 17 days including the Tamang Heritage Trek and the wonderful Gosaikunda with its famous lake. The communication via email before the trek was flawless, he quickly replied all our emails and answered all our questions in a very kind and professional manner. Pradip is an exceptional guide, he took really good care of us and his English is extremely good. We loved to stay ...

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 4985m
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Destination: Langtang Region
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Accommodation: Home Stay and Lodge
  • Transportation: 4WD Drive

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