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Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley

Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
3,870 m/12,697 feet
Trip Region:
Langtang
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Duration:
14 Day
Difficulty:
Moderate
Activity:
Trekking
Price from
$850
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $1050
  • 2 Person $850
  • 3 Person $820
  • 4-7 Person $770
  • 8-10 Person $700

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Highlights

  • An exclusive moderate adventure on the hidden areas of Central Himalayas
  • Enjoy the walk on serene environment following the Tamang Villages Trails.
  • Fascinating views of majestic mountain range of Ganesh and Langtang Himal.
  • Explore the lovely traditional Tamang Villages enriched with ancient heritages.
  • From off-the-beaten-trails to scenic mainstream routes towards Langtang Valley.”

 

Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek lead to exclusive moderate adventures around the Central Himalayas of Langtang regions.

Adventure of a great combination of exploring the lovely mountain villages enriched with age-old heritage cultures. The treks take you to the best viewpoints on top of Nagethali Hill. Amidst enchanting rhododendrons and pine tree forest within dramatic scenery of rolling hills with white-snow peaks.

Tamang Heritage Trail is an exciting and interesting walk from one traditional village to another. Trekkers can observe the impressive cultures of the mountain people, the Tamang, who are the indigenous tribes of the Central Himalayan ranges.

Tamang are the 5th populated tribes of Nepal, enriched with similar Buddhist religion and cultures to their Tibetan predecessors.

The Tamang tribes settled throughout the country, especially around the Kathmandu Valley rim. Including the Nepal Mid-East and West and the Rasuwa district, on the foothills of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Route

Tamang Heritage Trail starts with an exciting scenic overland journey to reach Syabrubesi farm village around Rasuwa district. From here, the trek follows towards higher hills to reach Gatlang Village, the largest Tamang settlement.

At Gatlang, have ample time to explore the village and immense cultures, then walk further north through Tatopani Village.

The walk leads close to the border of Nepal and Tibet, and then the route diverts with a climb to Nagethali Hilltop. Enjoy the fascinating panorama of the Central Himalayas with Langtang and Ganesh Himal, including some peaks across the border in Tibet. From Nagethali Hill, after a delightful moment with fantastic mountain views, the trail follows to Thuman and Briddim Villages. Trekkers can experience more of the Tamang age-old cultures along with the typical organic food of the Tamang. From Briddim Village is the end of Tamang Heritage Trail, and then the adventure follows through the lovely forest.

To reach the main popular trail towards beautiful Langtang Valley, with a difference between the beaten trail and the mainstream trekking routes. Trekkers can experience the difference between the Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley routes, but it leads to enjoyable walks.

As the trek progresses past Langtang and Mundu Villages, then reach the picturesque Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa. It is the last settlement around the Langtang Valley, and trekkers can enjoy the comfort of the nice accommodations and good food.

Kyanjin Gompa is a perfect place for a rest day to enjoy hiking to the famous scenic viewpoints at Kyanjin and Tserko-Ri. These high ridges offer mind-blowing panoramas of the surrounding towering peaks of Langtang Himal, as far as Jugal Himal.

After a most exciting and delightful time and experience, then the adventure slowly comes to an end. The trail follows downhill through lovely woods to reach back at Syabrubesi for the last overnight around the country of Tamang. From Syabrubesi, an exciting drive brings you to Kathmandu after a memorable experience on the Tamang Heritage Trail & Langtang Valley Trekking.

The Best Seasons for Tamang Heritage Trail & Langtang Valley Trek:

The best seasons for Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trekking are spring and autumn/fall. Spring starts from March to May, a lively season with longer sunlight hours for pleasant walks and views. The best times and seasons are when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendrons of various species and colors. In spring, with cold mornings, late afternoon, and night, it can get cloudy with chances of light showers and snowfall sometimes.

The next best season is the autumn/fall, which begins from September to November. It is the high season for various adventures in Nepal including Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek. Most days are fine and clear with cold morning, late afternoon, and night times. The days are short and get dark soon due to limited sunlight hours.

Chances of snowfall sometimes trekkers can also enjoy the treks during the winter time. Most days are bright with clear blue skies, but it gets dark soon with chances of snowfall sometimes.

Itinerary

Morning starting early for a long and exciting drive to Syabrubesi the gateway town. From here trekkers can enjoy the adventures to Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley. The drive follows north on leaving Kathmandu, heading past Trisuli town and then to enter Rasuwa district. The road leads on winding uphill to cooler hills reaching Dhunche, the headquarters town of Rasuwa district. As well as the entrance of Langtang National Park, from Dhunche downhill on zigzagged winding road to reach Syabrubesi. Arriving by late afternoon for overnight, and then check into a nice lodge have time to explore the town-farm village. Observe the local culture and custom of the Tamang people the tribes of Langtang and Central Himalayan region.

After breakfast today, the first day walk starts taking the old route avoiding the main motorable road. A slow climb reaches Ronga Bhanjyang facing stunning views of the Ganesh Himal and Gosainkunda ranges with Goljung valley.

After an hour, the route descends to Goljung Valley, for possible lunch stop, then the trail follows to Gatlang. An impressive and a large Tamang Village, with houses built with stones. The villagers welcomes you with traditional greetings and spend the overnight in one of its Home-Stay Cottages.

Rest of the day immerse with the customs and culture of the Tamang inhabitants. At Gatlang, explore the Parvati Kund and an old monastery of great religious and cultural interest.

Morning from Gatlang, the trail follows to Tatopani the walk leads downhill past several Chortens, Mani walls, and dense woodlands. Then slowly the trail leads to Thambuchet and at Chilime with a nice serene lake. The huge pond was formed by the Chilime Hydropower Dam. From here climb leads towards farm terraces to cross a suspension bridge, then reaching Gonggang Village.

An ideal place for lunch stop in Gonggang village, afternoon walk continues with gradual climb to Tatopani. The name Tatopani for hot-spring which existed before the huge earthquake of 2015. At present the source of hot-spring is completed destroyed, but the name of the village as Tatopani remains.

Enjoy the comfort of a nice simple lodge accommodation with local food for dinner. Having time to explore around this interesting village with beautiful surrounding scenery.

From the lodge in Tatopani, the trail leads through forest with slow climb and with ups and downs. Then the walk reaches a lovely area of Brimdang after two hours of trekking. From here another two more hours with steady climb to reach on top of Nagethali Danda. The highest point of the treks, before Langtang Valley, enjoy the lunch, along with tremendous panorama of the Himalayan ranges

The views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal with peaks of Tibet just across the borders. Have time to visit several minor monasteries, and then continue walk downhill to Thuman for overnight halt. A nice Tamang Village with great cultural hospitality. Evening, enjoy singing and dancing of strong Tibetan influence performed by the village cheerful young folks.

After Thuman towards Briddim, the last village around the Tamang Heritage Trail. Located across the valley and across the Bhote Koshi River, where the hike leads to follow a gentle trail. The route heads downhill to Timure, situated on the old trade route of Nepal and Tibet. Possible lunch stops, afternoon a steep climb to a ridge, facing views of the snow peaks. Then enter rhododendrons, pines, and oaks forest to reach Briddim, a nice Tamang village of strong Tibetan influence.

Enjoy the last overnight around the Tamang Heritage Trail before heading towards the mainstream route to Langtang Valley.

After a wonderful time in Briddim village, the morning walk leads to cross the Bhote Koshi River Valley. The entering through lovely cool forest of bamboo and birch groves, with terraced fields. Around the tranquil areas chances of spotting some rare wildlife like the red pandas. The trail ascends gently to Rimche through Bamboo Village, which is close on the banks of the Langtang River. The walks continues until you reach Lama Hotel, for first overnight around the main trail to Langtang Valley.

Lama Hotel located in a river gorge amidst dense woods, morning walk starts following the river upstream through lovely trees. Reaching a nice spot at Ghode Tabela for lunch, afternoon walk into forested trail to Langtang Village.
Trekkers can see the rubble of big boulders from the avalanches that destroyed the village in 2015 earthquakes. Many local people were killed as well as some foreign trekkers, a small memorial of Stupa stands at the village.
The village has been re-built and the life is slowly coming back to normal, enjoy the comfort of a nice simple lodge.

From Langtang Village today a short walk to Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop. The walk follows past to adjoining village of Mundu with short steep climb then into a wide valley. From here the tall tree lines drop for short juniper bushes, facing views of Langtang Himal with Dorje Lakpa.

Slowly the walk reaches a lovely large settlement of Kyanjin Gompa with a small monastery. The lodges here are much better than of previous overnight stops, enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge accommodation. Arriving at Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and for two overnight stops, located amidst beautiful surrounding amidst Langtang Valley, Afternoon explore the Kyanjin areas and its small monastery of great religious and cultural interest.

An enjoyable and exciting place Kyanjin Gompa for rest day, having breakfast options for short and long day hike. The short hike is climb to Kyanjin-Ri at

4,773 m and the longer hiking of 4-5 hours. It is a steep climb up to Tserko-Ri. Which is at 5,033 m high, both viewpoints offer spectacular panorama of the surrounding giant peaks. Includes super vista of Langtang Himal range with Langtang Lirung and Langtang-Ri. Overlooking as far as Jugal Himal, Yala Peak and Dorje Lakpa with some mountains across the border in Tibet.  Rest of the afternoon at leisure amidst beautiful mountain surroundings at Kyanjin Gompa.

Enjoying wonderful time at Kyanjin, with glorious views of towering snow-capped peaks. After breakfast enjoy the longest day walks to Lama Hotel, with long  stretch of downhill. Reaching back into tall tree lines past Mundu, Langtang villages to reach Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

The last day trek of the adventure, morning walk follows on the same trail, enjoy the views along the route. As the walk leads downhill through forested path, heading past farm areas. Then finally end the walk reaching Syabrubesi for last overnight around Langtang Himal region and in Rasuwa district.

Morning after last overnight in a mountain village at Syabrubesi and around Langtang Himal region. The drive follows on the same interesting highway past farm villages and towns to reach Kathmandu. Arriving in the late afternoon, rest of the evening for leisure activities or shopping souvenirs.

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, after a great memorable adventure around Annapurna Himalayas. Enjoying the great time on Langtang Valley Trekking. As time for your international airport terminal, our guide and staff transfer you to International Airport. Then bidding farewell to Nepal and guide, staff, as you enter air terminal for homeward bound flight.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • International airport pick-up and drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • Three nights 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin Sharing, BB plan)
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available Accommodation during the trek
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local Bus(Private Transportation will be arranged upon your request on extra cost)
  • Experience and English speaking guide
  • Good Porter (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical Kit
  • Trekking map

Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Soft drinks, including water
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section

Useful Info

Accommodation Tamang Heritage Trail And Langtang Valley

In the popular areas around Nepal Himalayas, like in Annapurna and Everest including Langtang Valley. The Tea Houses have mushroomed in each designated overnight stops, as per the standard itineraries. In early days beyond permanent villages, temporary settlements were established as the flow of trekker increased. Due to the influx of trekkers demand many Tea Houses were built. In those days it was known as the Tea Houses having simple lodges with basic rooms and facilities. At present on Langtang Valley, trekkers can have the option for single or double bed rooms. But most lodges provides rooms with common toilet and bathrooms, as the plumbing systems of water pipelines freeze. Especially, during the morning and nighttime, when temperatures reaches less than minus degree Celsius. The rooms are good and simple, as well clean, but best to have your own sleeping bags. Which is much hygienic, as the blankets provided, sometimes it is not clean, due to the cold temperatures.

Washing and drying it up takes time, the bed sheets are clean, but best to have your own sleeping bags.
Most lodges have electricity and with  to keep the room nice and cozy. All trekkers needs to carry a good torch or flashlight to lighten the rooms for ones comforts.

Around Tamang Heritage Trail, most villages like Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddim provides simple room accommodation. Having common bath and toilets, some village villages like Gatlang, Thuman and Briddim runs Home Stay programs.

Which is run and organized by the village communities. Most Home Stay is a small cottage with neat rooms with touch of traditional environment. Having large dining rooms, where the villagers can entertain the groups with traditional folk songs and dances as entertainment.

Food on Tamang Heritage Trail And Langtang Valley.

Food are most essential and necessary to keep the energy level on daily walks on steep ups and downhill. Trekkers joining in for Tamang Heritage Trail, must be aware that you will be trekking on off-the-beaten trails. Away from the main popular trekking route, so get prepared to enjoy whatever it comes and served.

Around Tamang Heritage Trail after Syabrubesi town-village will be simple, all meals served are healthy and organic. As Tamang Heritage Trail is exploring from one village to another, where basic Nepal and Tamang traditional meals are available. Like the famous and popular Nepali, Dal Bhat which is a boiled or steam fine rice. Served with seasonal vegetable mild curry, includes Dal, a lentil soup of various types of tiny beans. As well as with homemade sauce and pickles, to add with Dal Bhat. Meat are scarce around remote villages, but can request either chicken, mutton, lamb or Buff (Buffalo meat).

Refreshment drinks tea, coffee or drinking chocolates are available, for breakfast for oat porridge, corn flakes and muesli. Followed with loaf bread or chapatti, pancakes, with various style of eggs from boiled, poached and omelets.

Trekkers can also enjoy Tibetan and Tamang traditional food like Dhedo is a thick porridge. Made from the flour of millet, barley or buck-wheat and corn goes well with soup and homemade sauce and mild veg curries. Mo-Mo a dumpling stuffed with mincemeat or vegetable are available in some lodge restaurants. Including various types of noodles with soup or fried with veg, eggs or meats.

Around Langtang Valley, the foods are better as the route falls within the popular trekking trail. Where trekkers can order food from comprehensive menu as available around the lodges en route to Langtang Valley.

The best meals is available at Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang Valley, the highlight of the trekking destination. Most lodge serves nearly all types of food from Continental, Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Nepali. Some places also serves Pizza, spring rolls as well as some bakery products.

Transportation For Tamang Heritage Trail And Langtang Valley

On Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley both treks starts and ends at Syabrubesi Village. Located on the main motorable road, the transportation varies from each individual and in groups. As well as with the trip cost in what’s included and excluded, Himalayan Friendly offers private transportation as per the size of groups. From car, 4WD Jeep or similar, and coach as per the trip cost, but on budget trips. The company provide transportation as per the cost of the trip. Either on sharing basis with the local passengers or using a chartered private vehicles both ways from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and vice-versa.

Internet, & WiFi on Tamang Heritage Trail And Langtang Valley:

In the world of high technology, the importance of cell phones and the internet has become part and parcel among people.

Where remote areas of Nepal the Himalayas are not far behind modern technologies. From the past few decades till the present, most major villages and larger settlements are well equipped with these technologies. Providing the best facilities for the travelers on route Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley.

At present trekkers can enjoy the services of Wi-Fi and Internet, including charging facilities on Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley treks. Most lodges, guest houses, and inns offer the best services to its guest.

Before departure for Tamang Heritage Trail or Langtang Valley trek, one should be aware of the needful things. Important to know the facilities of Wi-Fi, Internet, and availability of hydroelectricity power on route trekking.

The first step know the flow of AC power, in Nepal the electricity is 220 to 240 Volts and 50 Hz. Where some foreign country like USA and Canada has 110 to 120 Volts with 60 Hz. Necessary to carry a Voltage converter for Nepal, as well plugs are required. A three types C, D, and M (Two round pins, and three round pins with a triangular plug of M).

Besides your trekking gear. Best to know which local SIM cards are the best for trekking in Nepal Himalayas like Tamang Heritage Trail or Langtang Valley.

The best and most effective is Ncell and NTC or Namaste of 3 G gsm network coverage: Which can be used for phone calls and internet data also.

Best to buy in Kathmandu, as in the mountain village shops and stores like in Syabrubesi or en route. Price will be much higher than buying in Kathmandu, where one can easily obtain it. Needs to complete the form showing your passport, visa number, and local address or of the hotels including PP size photos.

Travelers also can purchase the Wi-Fi prepaid cards, which is a wireless-based ISP company for Rasuwa and Langtang area. The pre-paid cards similar to recharge. Where the router of Wi-Fi at the lodge releases the network and then logged in to the device scratching the card. The benefit of Rs 600 card provides you with 200 Mb of data, which should utilize in the space of 15 hours.

In some areas around the high mountains, gorge and deep valleys, the network does not work smoothly. Most villages with disturbing connections sometimes, works best at Syabrubesi, Kyanjin Gompa and at Gatlang Villages. Sometimes the cold weather and cloudy day and nights makes the connection disturbing and slow.

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FAQ

1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in a Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful with the best services.

2 .) How much luggage one porter carry?

our one porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg of luggage

3 .) What type of meals do I get during the trek?

During a trek, you can expect 3 full meals. The common meals menu will be Nepalese traditional dishes, Tibetan and Continental.

4 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

5 .) What are some of the booking & payment methods for the trek?

Booking and paying for your trek is a piece of cake! Here’s the scoop: No need to stress about advance payments or,  You can pay the full amount when you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We’ve got you covered with flexible options like online payment, bank transfer, or good ol’ cash upon arrival!!

Just reach out to us, secure your reservation, and we’ll guide you through the simple payment process. It’s like booking a thrilling adventure with no upfront commitments. So pack your bags, get ready to rock, and let the trekking fun begin!

(For further information, do visit our privacy policy which also includes payment policies and all of the payment options that we accept)

6 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

7 .) How much cash should you bring for the awesome trek? Can I use credit cards along the trail?

To have an incredible time on the trek, make sure you have enough cash. You’ll need it for things like hot showers, drinking water, snacks, staying connected, and charging your devices.

We suggest bringing around 2000 Rupees per day as a rough estimate. But remember, it can vary based on how much you usually spend.

Just a heads up, only a few shops on the trail accept credit cards. So, it’s best to have plenty of cash with you before you start your journey!

8 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

Price from
$850
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $1050
  • 2 Person $850
  • 3 Person $820
  • 4-7 Person $770
  • 8-10 Person $700

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14 Day
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