- Visit culturally rich region with ancient Tibetan monasteries
- Trek though rhododendron and bamboo forests
- See majestic waterfalls & sacred lakes
Langtang is the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, reflecting solitude and serenity of the Himalayan scenery.
Throughout our journey we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Along with amazing mountain views, the trail also provides a great opportunity to closely observe the lifestyle of the Tamangs who are highly influenced by Tibetan culture.
Tamang is the indigenous inhabitant of the Langtang region of Nepal. The ethnic group has held its traditional lifestyle which hasn’t changed much since the beginning of the settlement. The exposure to the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, their warm welcome, their traditional mountain houses, ancient monasteries (Gompas) makes the trail all the more exciting. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone-mud houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches in Tamang villages are widely appreciated. If the trekking is done during the festival of Loshar, trekkers can observe the traditional Syabru dance, Khamba dance and other wonderful performances.
The Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Syabrubesi which is a 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu. As the trail ascends north towards the Tibetan borderlands, trekkers enjoy relatively gentle walk through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys. As we continue further, we will be able to appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a homestay experience in Briddim. We can also relax in the natural hot springs at Tatopani.
The Tamang Heritage Trek is a great trek offering spectacular mountain scenery, terraced fields and exposure to unique Tamang culture. Please see the itinerary for the day by day route.
We wake up early and prepare for a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a beautiful village which is the starting point for many treks in the Langtang region.
We drive on a winding road enjoying outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We continue until we descend to the small village of Syabrubesi.
Overnight in Syabrubesi.
We start the trek from Syabrubesi to reach the viewpoint where we get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. From here the trail descends to Goljang valley with views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang-Lirung and others.
We continue until we reach Gatlang, a small village on a hillside with traditional stone houses.
Overnight at Gatlang.
We begin our trek from Gatlang with a descent to Thangbuche as we soak-in the splendid views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. We continue our walk to cross the Chilime Hydropower dam from where the trail will ascend until Tatopani. The name Tatopani in Nepali literally means hot water owing to the natural hot springs over here. We take a dip into the natural hot water to relax our exhausted muscles.
Overnight in Tatopani.
Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. We ascend to Nagthali Danda, a hill top with amazing views of snow capped Himalayas.
We traverse through the dense alpine forest and reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. We continue walking uphill to Nagthali where we get to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himal accompanied by warm tea.
After tea, we continue our walk to reach a Tamnag village of Thuman.
Overnight in Thuman.
We start our trek in the relatively flat trail as we slowly start to descend to Timure. We continue our walk to Briddim, a Buddhist village located on the lap of Langtang Himal. Houses in Briddim are built with stones and resemble a typical Tibetan village. The inhabitants of the village are mostly of Tibetan origin.
Overnight in Briddim.
We start our walk to Syabrubesi and follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north. We cross the river and follow through paddy and corn fields and descend to Syabrubesi.
Overnight in Syarubesi.
After breakfast, we take a five-hour drive back to Kathmandu along the winding road.
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Trekking lodge (tea house) accommodations during the trek
- Fresh fruit every evening after dinner
- Necessary paper work, Langtang National Park Permit & Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Bus to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu
- Knowledgeable guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
- Comprehensive group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service if needed (paid by your travel insurance company)
- Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel and walking poles (to be returned to agency after the trek)
- Government taxes and official expenses
- Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily to ensure that your trek is safe
- Assistant guide for groups with more than four people
- Nepal entry visa $25 USD for 15 days Visa
- Your travel and mountain rescue insurance (recommended)
- International airfare
- Your personal expenses and trekking gear
- Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and all hot and cold drinks
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver
- Desserts like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding etc