Langtang Valley Trek with Tamang Heritage Trails offer you Tamang culture, religious sites and magnificent Himalayan views, and historical fort which is situated in the Langtang National Park, is one of the most unspoiled national parks of Nepal. This Trek relatively easy as well as soft trekking. Not really Hard Trek, the trail contains Buddhist chortens (Stupas), monasteries, traditional mountain villages, interesting architecture, crafts and customs and exquisite landscapes as well as authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful Tea Houses.
1. Experience a cultural trek in which you can learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes.
2. Stay in a local home stay, to learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life.
3. Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
4. Enjoy panoramic views across vast open valleys at the end of the trek.
5. Support people rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the earthquake.
6. Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
The Tamangs are considered as one of the indigenous communities of hilly region who live in between 5,000-7,000 ft high above the sea level from Tibetan origin, whose culture and traditions are more likely to Tibetan Buddhist influence. Their cultural aspects, traditional way of living, crafted dresses, traditional wooden roofed houses, cultural performances are authentic experience for tourists.
However, these areas are almost devoid of visitors these days as the people of Langtang Valley Trek with Tamang Heritage Trails are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their farms.
Trekking in this beautiful valley will support the people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way. This is not charity; this is the business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit and be a part of local solutions when you choose to Langtang Valley Trek with Tamang Heritage Trails.
The culture, tradition and customs, settlements, architect, surrounding mountains and landscape, nearby spots and forest are the major attractions of the village. Hence the natural and cultural combination add significance to the cultural heritage tourism of Tamangs.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1320m.)
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1550m.), 6-7 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2,238m.), 5-6 Hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2,607m. ), 6-7 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Thuman (2,338m.), 6-7 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Briddim (2,229m. ), 6-7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420m.), 6-7 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m.), 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m.), 2-3 hrs
Day 10: Exploration Day around Kyanjin
Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420m.), 5-6 hrs.
Day 12: Trekl to Syabrubesi(1550m.), 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs.
Day 14: Final Departure Day
1. 2 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis
2. All transfers according to the above Itinerary.
3. Foods (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast)
4. All mountain basic accommodation with sharing toilet in twin sharing basis.
5. All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
6. Guide and porters salaries and insurance
7. All government and local taxes
8. 1 porter (Max. 20 kg) for 2 people
9. Sleeping Bags if needed.
10. Community Trek’s Duffel Bags.
1. Mineral water in bottle
2. Electronic device re-charge
3. Hot shower
5. Personal expenses
6. Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
7. Tip for guide & porter
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Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Community Trek will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. We can use this time to ask any questions about our trip to the management and trek leader.
After morning breakfast we drive out in direction of the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages’ views and explorations. We will have Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we will descend down to Syabrubesi.
Hope you had a good night’s sleep, because today is going to start with a long climb. For around 2 hours you’ll be ascending up a slew of switchbacks that mark the beginning of our foray into the trail. It’s all worth it when you reach a vantage point with views of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkunda range and Langtang Lirung. Along the trail you’ll see numerous Buddhist Chortens and mani walls, which all add another dimension to this picturesque landscape. After descending for around 45 minutes we’ll reach the little Tamang village of Goljung, where we’ll stop for lunch. There’s still 2.5 hours until we reach today’s destination, another Tamang village called Gatlang (altitude of 2238m). Besides its obvious cultural richness and stunning location, Gatlang also boasts a 100-year-old Tamang monastery and the secret lake, Parvati Kunda. Legend has it that this lake was discovered in ancient times while the King of Gatlang was on his way to find a missing hunting dog. It is now revered by women for its apparent powers of fertility. You’ll reach each of these landmarks after a 45-minute uphill walk.
Today is commonly known as “the toughest day of the trek”. But the rewards far outweigh the grueling bits. Descend gradually along the ridge to the Bamdang Khola, which turns north along the Chilime Khola until you reach the town of Chilime (around 2 hours walking). After crossing a suspension bridge (always fun) you’ll begin an arduous climb of around 450-metres to the village of Gongang. It’ll take around 1.5 hours of steep uphill climbing but there’s a lunch break on arrival. The next section is much less physically strenuous, as you continue the ascent for around 2 hours until you reach Tatopani (2607m).
As you pass through an incredible rhododendron forest clinging to the side of the mountain, the vines and moss-covered trees give your environment a real “prehistoric” feel. Although, instead of dinosaurs you’re more likely encounter troops of Grey Langur Monkeys. Further on, we reach the village of Brimdang, before continuing up the side of the highest and steepest part of the trail. One ridge after another offers better and better views of Ganesh Himal to the west and the Langtang range on the east. The ridgeline ends atop the open grasslands of Nagthali Hill (3210m), approximately 45 minutes from Brimdang. All of a sudden you are surrounded by jaw-dropping views of Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma on the Tibetan side; while before you the Sanjen Ranges open up. No wonder the hill served as a perfect place of meditation and contemplation for monks. Spend as long as you’d like here, taking in the views and enjoying the sense of accomplishment. Then it’s time to descend approximately 900-metres through deep woodlands to Thuman, which faces the Shisapangma and Langtang Lirung peak. A distinct Tibetan influence can be felt in the village, with its Shamanistic beliefs, ancient monasteries and houses covered in woodcarvings.
Today we pass through rhododendron forests and meadows to reach the Tamang village of Briddim, located in the heart of the Langtang Himal. It will take just over 2 hours of uphill walking. Briddim marks the end of the Tamang Heritage Trail, and is often a highlight for many of our travellers. Here you will get to experience a teahouse owned by a local family, sleeping overnight in their comfortable wooden rooms. You’ll get a richer understanding of the culture here, and share stories with your host.
Continue along the trail through the hilly region of Khangjim and Sherpagoan, learning about the rich culture of the Tamang and Sherpa communities along the way. After trekking for around 7 hours, reach our friendly guesthouse. Lama Hotel is the name of a collection of guesthouses that marks the start of the Langtang Valley. The standard of accommodation in Lama Hotel is slightly below the usual standard on this trip, but still comfortable.
After taking morning tea, we will embark to our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we will be leaving the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we will head out of the village and pass on through yak pastures before passing by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers scripted on it. The prayers written on the mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. After that, we will Cross several wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa while enjoying the views of glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Wake up early (4:30am) this morning for an optional walk to Kyanjin Gompa (4800m) for a stunning sunrise. Its a tough hour hike up a switch back trail in the dark where we gain 1000 metres. Or sleep in and have a relaxing breakfast before heading out to explore the village and learn more about the lifestyles of the Tamang and Sherpa communities. Keep your eyes peeled for the German Bakery! Otherwise take a short hike up to the glacier or one of several interesting walks around the village.
After breakfast, head back down the trail, via Langtang and Ghoretabela to Lama Hotel. We’ll walk for around seven hours today, and will descend 1,600 metre. Its a long day of hiking but we are heading downhill all day but there should be a ‘mountain cold’ Sherpa beer waiting for you at the bottom.
We basically retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. We spend the rest of the day packing and maybe catching up on some last-minute souvenir shopping. Himalayan Glacier will celebrate our successful trip in the Langtang Valley by hosting a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We are saying good bye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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