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  • Duration14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3,870 M (12,697 ft)

Tamang Heritage Trek is a valuable cultural experience in the Langtang region that also provides mountain views that are nothing short of amazing. You’ll get to learn about the fascinating Tamang ethnic group, who are culturally similar to Tibetans. Nepalese are known for their hospitality, but the Tamang takes the saying “guest is a god” to heart.
If we’re lucky, we’ll get to participate in one of many rituals and/or festivals that take place in the villages.  Depending on the time of the year that you visit, there are varying festivities. Anyways, you will get a chance to participate in the daily going-on during a homestay in Briddim. This is a meaningful experience that you will never forget.
The first few days of the trail are technically the Tamang Heritage Trek.  Here, the villages are populated by the Tamang people, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.  After that, the trail meets up with the Langtang Valley Trek and follows the path up to Kyanjin Gompa and then back down to Syabrubesi.  So, in addition to the cultural fascinations, you will also be exposed to jaw-dropping Himalayan peaks. You’ll see Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and numerous others.  Between each village, we pass cascading waterfalls, flowing rivers, terraced hillsides, and tip-tops of mountains peeping in the background. At Kyanjin Gompa, check out the Swiss cheese factory, go to the high glacial valley of Langshisha Kharka, or ask your guide about the other possibilities for exploration in the area!

From Kyanjin Gompa, we slowly head back to Syabrubesi.  If you’re looking for a solid off-the-beaten-path trek with an intimate cultural experience and jaw-dropping Himalayan views, our Tamang Heritage Trek is the pick!  The Tamang Heritage Trek is newly developed, so come check it out before the crowds do!

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

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What makes this tour very interesting

  • Experience the remarkable hospitality and warmth of the Tamang group
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism at KyanjinGompa and from villagers throughout the trek
  • Hike on a trail that is rich in biodiversity – chances to see the Red Panda and other wildlife found in the region
  • Fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and other Langtang region peaks
  • Very few tourists on some sections of the route! You’ll get a closer connection to the locals and the mountains
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Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of the rest of the trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gear or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu drive to Syabrubesi

    In the morning, we take a scenic drive up to Syabrubesi, which is almost directly north of Kathmandu. On the way, we will pass typical hilly region settlements, enjoying the landscape along the way. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubesi.

    • Lodge
    • 7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1550 M
    • Syabrubesi
  • Day: 4
    Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang

    From Syabrubesi, we hike across the Goljung Village with views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, and others. Gatlang is a small village on the hillside with traditional stone houses. Overnight at guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2238 M
    • Gatlang
  • Day: 5
    Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani.

    We begin today's trek with a descent to Thangbuche, while views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges catch our eyes along the way. Next, pass by the hydropower dam and hike uphilltoTatopani. The name Tatopani literally means 'hot water' in Nepali owing to the natural hot springs there.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2607 M
    • Tatopani
  • Day: 6
    Trek from Tatopani to Thuman Gaun via Brimdang

    Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman, hiking throughBrimdang and Nagthali along the way. Taking our time through the dense alpine forest, we reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. From here, it’s a couple of hours uphill until Nagthali, where we enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. The final bit is downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman. Overnight here.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2400 M
    • Tamang Village
  • Day: 7
    Trek from Thuman to Briddim.

    After breakfast, we trek to Briddim from Thuman. Briddim is located at the base of the Langtang Himal. The hike will not take all day, so we can visit the Dukchu Gompa monastery. In Briddim, we notice that most of the houses are built by stones and are inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin. Overnight in a guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2345 M
    • Briddim
  • Day: 8
    Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel.

    After breakfast, we begin our hike from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to GhopcheKhola. Then, we ascend to Lama Hotel, passing through Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River, surrounded by lush forests and amazing mountain views. Overnight in a guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2470 M
    • Lama Hotel
  • Day: 9
    Trek from Lama hotel to Langtang village.

    The trail leaves Lama Hotel and proceeds further up the hill through lush forests of maples and oaks. Soon, we get a clear view of Lirung Mountain. The path continues through lush rhododendron and pine forests before passing through Gumanchok(2800m) and GhoraTabela(2970m) villages. We eventually reach Langtang village after a short climb up a hill. Overnight in Langtang Village.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3540 M
    • Langtang Village
  • Day: 10
    Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa.

    After breakfast, the trek follows the steep path uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m) villages. Later, we cross LajaKhola and reach a viewpoint from where KyanjinGompa and an icefall can be observed. Ultimately, we make a final descent to KyanjinGompa (3870m). Overnight in KyanjinGompa.

    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3870
    • Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day: 11
    Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.

    We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy the different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2470 M
    • Lama Hotel
  • Day: 12
    Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.

    We walk on the same path back to Syabrubesi. It is an easy, quick day as it will mostly involve descending. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1550 M
    • Syabrubesi
  • Day: 13
    Drive back to Kathmandu.

    The scenic drive back to Kathmandu takes about 6-7 hours from Syabrubesi, though it feels like less time because we are distracted by the rolling hills, high mountains, and local villages along the way. We arrive in Kathmandu in time for our farewell dinner in the evening.

    • Hotel
    • 7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 14
    Final departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Langtang National park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Government Taxes
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Ground Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • First Aid Kit for the Tamang Heritage Trail.
  • Tamang Heritage Trekking Map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

Langtang Tamang Heritage featured in the 52 Places to go in 2017 by The New York Times

43.Langtang Region, Nepal

A crumbled town springs back.
Visitors to this hinterland40 miles north of Kathmandu dwindled following the 2015 avalanche that nearly wiped out Langtang village, the nerve center of the area. In an effort to revive tourism, the travel outfitter Intrepid now offers a spectacular 15-dayTamang Heritage Trail Trek through alpine terrain, verdant Midlands, rustic villages, and monasteries. The newly opened portion of Langtang National Park called the Tamang Heritage Trail affords an opportunity to meet the Tamang people, originally Tibetan horse traders. NYT

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