17 days Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking is itself a unique itinerary in Langtang trekking region. Since, it brings two different itineraries of Langtang region in a single place. The trekking itinerary can be boon for both nature lovers and those interested in the culture and tradition of specific communities in Himalaya. Importantly, reliable road transportation, uniquely favorable landscape draw high attention from many amateurs as well as experienced trekkers in region.
Despite no 8000m mountain in Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking itinerary, it never crosses the mind of trekker. Interestingly, the perfect blend of culture and nature overcomes any doubt of trekkers. The itinerary Langtang Tamang heritage with Langtang valley trekking engages any trekker from start to end.
One should keep in mind that, Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking has highly diversified landscape and climatic zone. Best of all, in a single itinerary. The lower trekking region has a dense forest, terraced farms, and compact human settlements. No doubt, the proper hilly landscape of Nepal. In contrast, the upper sub-alpine and alpine region have cold, icy and rocky landscape.
During Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking, trekker passes through numerous camps and settlements. Places like Tatopani, Thuman, Khanjim, Lama Hotel has dense forest of rhododendron, pine, oak, bamboo, and juniper. The forest provides a home to numerous wildlife. Himalayan Black bear, red pandas, and musk deer are some wild mammals in the region. Likewise, subalpine and alpine settlements like Nagthali, Langtang village, Kyanjing are places where trekkers can enjoy an exceptional landscape of the Langtang region.
Most importantly, Tamang people occupy and dominate the region. Langtang Tamang Heritage trekking is an opportunity to see day to day life of the Tamang People around Gatlang, Briddim, and Langtang. Indigenous Tamang People follow Tibetan culture and traditions. Most of the people engage in agriculture and animal husbandry along with few on tourism. In other hand, Langtang valley trekking generalizes the unique geography with ever stretching valley, surrounded by numerous peaks.
Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking is a combination of Tamang Heritage (cultural) and Langtang valley(natural) trekking. Two different treks with different flavors in a single itinerary. However, trekkers can choose either only Langtang Tamang Heritage or only 11 days Langtang valley trekking if they don’t have enough time to trek both regions.
Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide.
Day 3 Drive to Syabrubeshi (1500m) .
Day 4 Trek From Syabrubeshi to Gatlang(2238m)
Day 5 Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani(2600m)
Day 6 Trek from Tatopani to Thuman(2340m) via Nagthali(3165m)
Day 7 Trek from Thuman to Khanjim(2345m)
Day 8 Trek from Khanjim to Lama hotel(2470m)
Day 9 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village(3430m)
Day 10 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa(3870m)
Day 11 Excursion around Kyanjing Gompa and Tserko-ri(5030m)
Day 12 Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel(2470m)
Day 13 Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
Day 14 Trek from Thulo Syabru to Singompa(3330m)
Day 15 Trek from Singompa to Dhunche(1965m)
Day 16 Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 17 International Departure
Note: This is a standard itinerary proposed for general trekkers which can be modified until then, that do not violate our business ethics and norms. We will always seek verification from our field experts before approving your itinerary.
Detailed Day to Day Itinerary
We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program.And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchange and other useful information until we meet for next day.
There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists .Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide so you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.
The only transportation to reach the Syabrubeshi is by road transportation. We strongly suggest you private vehicle over local vehicle because of the long tiring off-road driving. Couple of hours downhill from Kathmandu valley and we will drive by the bank of river till we reach Trishuli where we take lunch. The path from Trishuli is uphill narrow remote and bumpy till we reach Dhunche. We already can feel the change in vegetation and landscape as we reach Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is a small town in deep gorge influenced by Tamang culture and is a hub for trekking tourists.
The day starts with demanding steep up for 3 hrs till we reach small village Goljung. The terraced crop fields and snow capped mountain seen around the way up is beautiful.You may often encounter old shy and smiling Tamang people busy on household while friendly young people having fun around.The trail is gentle up for 3 hour till we reach traditional Tamang village Gatlang. Tightly packed houses in Gatlang could be an example harmony people carry around this region even in this modern era.
We start our day passing by a lot of small chortens and manis around Gatlang village. The trail descends in between dense tropical forest and bamboo till we reach Chilime. After crossing suspension bridge we head uphill for about 2 hour to reach Gongang village. We can see a lot of people engaging themselves in agriculture and household activities. After Gongang the trail is gentle-up till we reach Tatopani. In Tatopani there used to be natural hotspring but after the major earthquake in April 2015 the source has disappeared.
Today we can see amazing landscape while trekking. The trekking starts with dense forest and gradually opens up with small and shallow alpine shrubs mainly juniper and rhododendron. As you gain altitude the completely disappear and can see flat meadow upon reaching Nagthali. Nagthali is open flat meadow land with countable houses that serves as an amazing view point to see Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal ranges. After taking lunch in Nagthali we continue to Thuman village.The trail is downhill in between the dense forest .
We descend steeply through lower temperate evergreen forest broken by some alpine trees till we reach a suspension bridge. Upon crossing the bridge we can see traditional old trade route of Nepal and Tibet where government are planning to modernize with trains in near future. We climb gentle up in between the forest for little more than 1 hour to reach another settlement of Tamang, Briddim village. After lunch in Briddim, the path is fairly straight in between dense damp forest habitat for birds and animals till we reach Khanjim village.
We descend steep for 1 and half hour and additional 2 hour with gentle up and down to reach Sherpagaon. Though not busy this trekking path has been adored by regular trekkers for the beautiful landscape. Walking in between rhododendron forest with beautiful sight of Gosaikunda valley and Langtang Himal ranges makes the trekking fun. We descend fairly to reach Rimche which joins the main trial of Langtang valley Trekking. Lama Hotel is cluster of tea houses located in deep gorge of Langtang valley.
The path extends more or less upper temperate kind of vegetation till we reach Ghodetabela. The vegetation is dominated mainly by rhododendron and pine forest.The place is ideal for the habitat for Himalayan Bear and Red Panda. The local people often claims spotting Himalayan bear nearby their settlement and house. The drop in temperature means you are gradually on alpine region and can see change in the vegetation and landscape. More three hour walk from Ghodetabela we are in Langtang village where we can see open majestic Langtang valley.
Today the path is very easy,gentle and short .We are heading much more to wide valley of Langtang. We can see numbers of small manis, chortens and prayer wheels as we pass-by. You can see many Snow capped peaks and massive glacier as you walk further. Langtang Li-rung with height of 7234m is the highest peak we see. After reaching Kyanjing Gompa we will make brief excursion around the famous cheese factory and the Buddhist monastery at the top of village.
Today we will set some physical and mental challenges by exploring around Tserko-ri(5030m). The climb is uphill in yak-pasture till we reach the top of the hill. The magnificent views of all the peaks of Langtang Himal ranges and Ganesh Himal ranges from top of the Tseko-ri around you on 360 degree angle will blow you away. After spending splendid moments we descend down to Kyanjing Gompa and have leisure time for rest of the afternoon.
We head back to down to Lama Hotel after taking breakfast in Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is downhill passing by Langtang Village and Ghodetabela. We can still have some glimpse of those mountains and peaks on your backside as you trek down Lama Hotel.
The trail is still descending furthermore by the bank of Langtang Khola. Trekking between the rhododendron and oak forest is mesmerizing on itself. Instead of continuing to Syabrubeshi, we turn left and make steep climb to reach another Tamang Village of Thulo Syabru. Again you trek on the dense forest of oak rhododendron and bamboo.
The morning starts with easy and gentle climb on open pasture field .We can see all the Langtang Himal ranges on our backside. The trail continues up with small forest alongside till we reach the top of Dimsa village. The village-top again offers magnificent view of all the glaciers and mountain ranges of Langtang region maybe for the last time. Our trek continues furthermore fairly straight in between huge Himalayan pine forest till we reach Singompa, the gateway to Gosaikunda .You can buy some yak cheese for your relatives and friends in Singompa since it is one of the best in Nepal.
The trail is steep down to Dhunche. We trek from Upper temperate region to lower temperate region so the vegetation changes accordingly. Dhunche is a small town but one of the economic and administration hub for all the local people of Langtang region.You can enjoy the last trekking dinner with your guide and porter as tribute for their hard work for making your trekking successful.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. The road is bumpy narrow and zigzag but the landscapes and the people around you will make your drive easy and fun.
Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you in Tribhuvan International Airport.
- All Airport Transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
- Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
- 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
- Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
- All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
- All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
- All local taxes and fares.
What's not included?
- International Flight Fare.
- Visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
- Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
- Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
- Tip to trekking staffs.
- All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) on Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley Trekking
1. What is Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley Trekking?
Langtang Tamang Heritage trekking receives the name from ethnic Tamang people of the Langtang region. This itinerary is a great way to explore rich culture and tradition of indigenous Tamang people. While other section, Langtang valley trekking explicitly displays the true landscape of the region.
2. How can I go to Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley Trekking?
You can drive on private or local transportation to reach Syabrubeshi from where the trekking starts next day.
3. What is the landscape features of Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking in general?
The trekking that starts from tropical region with dense forest, terraced crop fields takes you to the heart of Tamang community.The alpine and snowline landscape is shared by Tibet and Nepal.
4. Why Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking is popular?
The easy and short access reduces the trekking days significantly which is the main reason.Moreover,beautiful landscape, forest, terraced farm and high influence of Tamang culture and tradition has kept this trekking busy.
5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region has tolerable cold.
6. What equipments do I need to trek to Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffel bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books should be enough depending number of days .
7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
Yes amateur trekker can trek to Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking under our guidelines without any difficulties. In fact Langtang trekking region is highly appropriate for amateur trekkers to start trekking in Nepal.
8. How flexible is Langtang Tamang heritage with Langtang valley trekking itinerary?
Langtang trekking region is vague but unlike Everest and Annapurna the easy access of road to this trekking region makes the most of itineraries highly flexible.
9. What if I finish Langtang valley trekking before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation.But we cannot guarantee in peak season.
10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Langtang valley trekking?
Langtang National park fee (NP fee ) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card is required to trek on this region.
11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Langtang valley trekking?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking.
12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses. Inspite of that we highly recommend to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead. As well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.
13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication. While porter might or might not speak English. But you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.
14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes,this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.
15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting trekking?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.
16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
There is minimal risk of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) in Langtang trekking region however you always need to be alert.
17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude. And if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter.Hence, take you for further medical examination in designated hospitals or clinics.
18. What is the price of Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley trekking?
We have provided you various options on our website to know approximate price regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. We assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.
You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Langtang Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley Trekking. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.
Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.