Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek - 11 Days

Tamang Heritage Trek with Langtang Valley Trip Itinerary 2024, 2025
Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek - 11 Days
  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4773m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodget Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Bus/Jeep
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek is a remarkable expedition that takes you up close and personal with the distinctive culture and customs of the Tamang people. The exciting journey takes you to the lush landscapes of Nepal, where you can marvel at the natural wonders and the snow-capped Himalayas. Tamang Heritage Trek with Langtang Valley passes you through authentic Tamang settlements and offers an adventurous wilderness experience with a stunning backdrop of meadows, alpine vistas, and rhododendron forests. The forest landscape is home to several wildlife species, such as the musk deer, red panda, and Himalayan monal. This gives you the perfect opportunity to encounter and capture one of these elusive animals on camera. The Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the best itineraries and tour packages, and it endows the Langtang region with the Langtang region with the best cultural grandeurs and natural wonders. Most of the trek will take place off the main route, taking you to the remote and serene areas of the region. You will pass through lovely Tamang villages like Thuman, Tatopani, Gatlang, Rimche, Briddim, Langtang, and Kyanjin Gompa. You can enjoy the excellent service and hospitality of the Tamang people during your stay in the local tea houses and lodges. As a result, the trek will contribute to the development of the isolated villages in Langtang while providing you with an unforgettable journey.

Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek Highlights

Compared to other trekking in the Manaslu and Everest regions, the Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley offers a relaxed hiking experience. This expedition is ideal for all age groups, making it an excellent choice for students, families, office groups, and students to trek in Nepal. Here are some of the best highlights of the trek:

  • One of the closest trekking destinations to Kathmandu.
  • The astoundingly distinct culture of the Tamang community.
  • Stunning views of snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and beautiful grasslands.
  • The trail passes through remote villages and local communities.
  • Overnight stays in the teahouses allow travelers to enjoy home-cooked meals and share their trek experiences.
  • Explore the 100-year-old monastery in the mystical town of Gatlang and hike to Parvati Kunda, a sacred lake.
  • Our expert and knowledgeable guide will help you learn about the different landscapes and terrains of the Himalayan region.
  • With this trip package, you will support the sustainable development of the region's community village.

Langtang Valley With Tamange Heritahe Trek Distance and Route

The Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a scenic jeep drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. On the third day of the trek, we go to Gatlang, hiking on trails surrounded by gorgeous terraced fields. Along the way, we can take a short detour to Tamang monastery and explore the sacred Parvati Kunda Lake. After spending the night at a teahouse in Gatlang, we will head to Tatopani, where you can relax in natural hot springs. The local legends say that these springs have healing powers. Take advantage of the opportunity to soak yourself in the rejuvenating waters to calm your mind, body, and soul. The hike resumes, and the trails lead us to Thuman, known for its fantastic views and beautiful grasslands. After leaving Thuman, we follow the old route to Tibet and reach Briddim, which lies just three miles away from the border of Tibet. The village of Briddim features a close-knit community, allowing you to experience the culture and traditions of the Tamang people. You can also visit the local Dukcha Gompa during your stay in Briddim. We will follow a class, the classic rote, and hike for six hours before arriving at the Lama Hotel. The path you will be walking on features lush jungles and green plateaus. On day eight of our exciting adventure, we leave Lama Hotel early in the morning and follow a path alongside river banks to reach Ghpda Tabela. This is where we will have our permits checked at an Army checkpoint. Moving forward, you will cross the Chyamiki village to reach Langtang finally. After exploring the area, we head to Kyanjin Gompa the next day, hiking through several village settlements, yak pastures, and small plateaus. Moving on, you will trek to the Lama Hotel and finally to Syabrubesi. Your arrival in Syabrubesi marks the end of our expedition, and we will leave for Kathmandu with unforgettable memories and life-changing experiences.

What Can You Expect From Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek Package?

  • The trek offers a chance to learn about the history of Tamang culture, including their connections to the Tibetan civilization.
  • The trek takes you through past forests filled with rhododendron trees, wildlife, magnificent waterfalls, and verdant meadows.
  • Features the social heritage, history, and hospitality of the Tamang community.
  • The majestic Langtang Valley has breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountain peaks.
  • The trail in the Langtang region features traditional customs, natural beauty, mountain villages, historic monasteries, alpine landscapes, and rare animal encounters.
  • Magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and countless other ranges surround you.
  • Visit the Dukchu Gomba monasteries.
  • Enjoy a hot shower in the healing natural hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Get yourself involved in cultural activities.

Is this trip right for you?

  • You will venture into the remote area of Langtang, away from the usual tourist route. This package is the perfect option to experience a unique trek.
  • In most parts of the trek, you will be bathing in a simple bucket shower. However, you can enjoy the facility of a hot water shower for a fixed charge.
  • You will walk an average of 6 to 8 hours daily at an elevation of 2,000 to 3,5000 meters.
  • The trek is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts as one might encounter red pandas, langur monkeys, snow leopards, musk deer, and other wide ranges of Himalayan flora and fauna.
  • Visit renowned Tamang monasteries and traditional settlements and learn about the local heritage.

Preparation for Tamang Heritage Trek with Langtang Valley

The Tamang Heritage Trek is relatively moderate in Nepal. It demands utmost dedication because the trail ascends over 3,500 meters at Nagthali Ghyang. If it is your first time trekking, then it is advised that you increase your physical fitness, including your stamina and flexibility. During the trek, you might experience joint discomfort, blisters, sore muscles, and back issues. So, to prevent these, we highly recommend you indulge in exercises such as weight training, swimming, jogging, cycling, and yoga. On the other hand, avoid consuming alcohol and highly caffeinated products, as it might raise the possibility of suffering from altitude sickness.

Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek Cost

Outfitter Nepal offers you the Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek based on your preferences and group size. Follow the list below to learn more about the price details.

  • Trip Cost for Single Person: USD 750
  • Trip Cost for 2 to 6 Person: USD 585
  • Trip Cost for 7 to 10 Person: USD 795
ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

The spectacular Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek starts with a breathtaking scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. During the journey, you will pass numerous picturesque landscapes, suburban areas, terraced fields, and rivers. As the road ascends Dhunche, you will have magnificent views of Annapurna I, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and several other snow-capped mountains. After you arrive in Syabrubesi, you will spend the rest of the time strolling through the charming town. We will spend the night at a teahouse after enjoying a delicious dinner in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 8 hrs
  • Walking Distance: 122 km
  • Transportation: Bus

After an early morning breakfast, you will begin the trek to Gatland, our destination for today. Moving ahead, you will reach Tonga Bhanjyang. From here, you will be greeted by stunning views of Goljung Valley. Eventually, we will have a short lunch break and resume our hike. Finally, after six hours of hiking through the thrilling landscape, you will arrive at Gatlang, a magnificent Tamang town. Before we call it a day, we will explore nearby monasteries and the Parvati Kund.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,240m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,080 m
  • Elevation Loss: 3,40 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10.5 km

Today, the hike begins with descending past several mani walls, dense woodlands, and chortens before arriving at Thambuchet and Chilime. Afterward, we will ascend through beautiful terraced farms and suspension bridges to reach Gonggang Village. We will take a short break here and resume our hike to Tatopani with a gradual climb up the hills. After arriving at today's destination, you can bathe at one of the hot springs to relieve aches, pain, and soreness.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,025 m
  • Elevation Loss: 6,80 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 5.5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11 km

The hike continues through the woodlands, gradually increasing elevation along the way. After two hours of hiking, you will arrive at Brimdang, followed by Nagthali Danda. You will enjoy lunch and rest well in the afternoon, with views of Shisapangma, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. Moving ahead, you will encounter several monasteries before you arrive at Thuman, a Tamang village. If you are trekking during autumn, you will experience religious festivities.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 6,50 m
  • Elevation Loss: 9,00 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 9 km

Our destination today is the village of Briddim, which lies across the Bhote Koshi River. In the beginning, you will descend to Timure along the former trade route to Tibet. After lunch, the route will ascend steeply to a ride with magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes and snow-capped mountains. After 7 hours of hiking in the beautiful terrain of the region, you will finally arrive in Briddim, where you will spend the night admiring a genuinely authentic experience.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,230m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 7,20 m
  • Elevation Loss: 8,40 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 9 km

After spending the night in Briddim village, the trail leads will lead you to Lama Hotel. The six-hour hike starts as you cross the Bhote Koshi valley through several birch, pine, and bamboo jungles. You will pass several fertile lands, terraced fields, and rural village settlements along the way. Remember that the area is filled with local wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for fortunate encounters. Eventually, the trail ahead ascends to Rimche, and you will continue the gradual hike to Lama Hotel, where you will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,450m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,035 m
  • Elevation Loss: 7,80 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15 km

You will begin the day with a warm cup of your favorite beverage and a hearty breakfast. After preparing for the hike, you will hike along the valley through lush landscapes. You will then gradually ascend, enjoying the view and going toward Ghoda Tabela. We will get our permits checked at an army check post and resume our hike, passing through Chymki Village. From here, the trail is adorned with chortens, prayer wheels, and mani walls, indicating the presence of nearby Tamang settlements. Finally, you will arrive at the beautiful Langtang village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,450m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,140 m
  • Elevation Loss: 1,75 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12 km

Today's hike is short and easy compared to other days in the expedition. Along the way, you will encounter several plateaus, yak pastures, and serene meadows. The trail then slowly ascends, and you will hike gradually to allow your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. As you navigate the terrain, you will pass through prayer wheels, sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions, and water mills. This indicates that you are arriving at the ancient monastery of the Kyanjin Gompa. The beautiful village of Kyangjin is a settlement in the Lantang region surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and stunning landscapes.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,830m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 7,50 m
  • Elevation Loss: 3,50 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 3-4- hours
  • Walking Distance: 10 km

As we leave Kyangjin behind, we will admire the glimpses of the beautiful villages and the mountains in the background. You then retrace the route to Lama Hotel and stop for lunch at Ghoda Tabela, where our exit will be registered at the army check post. The hike continues through dense forests and valleys as we head to Lama Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,450m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 3,80 m
  • Elevation Loss: 1,560 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 18 km

Today will be your final day in the Langtang region. We will leave the Lama Hotel early and go to Syabrubesi. The trail Ahgead passes descends through thick birch and bamboo forests, offering you marvelous views of the stunning landscapes. You will finally arrive at Syabrubesi after crossing the Bhote Koshi river, the starting point of the trek. We will spend the night here and enjoy a relaxing evening exploring the streets and alleyways of the town.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,520m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 7,25 m
  • Elevation Loss: 9,80 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12 km

Our representative will be waiting for you early in the morning at the teahouse to escort you to the private vehicle. After all your luggage is packed, the scenic eight-hour drive will begin with panoramic views of the Trishuli River Valley. As the road traverses southwards to Kathmandu, we will pass through meadows, terraced farmlands, and villages, enjoying the final glimpses of the snow-capped mountains. After you arrive in Kathmandu, we will have a farewell dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant, allowing us to share the experiences and memories we made during this remarkable journey.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Walking Hours: Drive: 8 hrs
  • Walking Distance: 122 km
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Complimentary pickup and drop from the airport
  • A full board meal, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • All the permits and documents needed for the trek.
  • Public vehicle ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and vice-versa.
  • Seasonal fruits as a deserts after dinner.
  • A trained and licensed trekking guide.
  • Complimentary use of down jacket, duffle bag, and sleeping bag.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter evacuation is covered by your travel insurance.
  • First-aid kit, Medical supplies, and oximeter.
  • A lavish farewell dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee, international airfare, and departure tax.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Any food items and beverages outside of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Expenses due to delays, strikes, canceled flights, and unpredictable weather conditions.
  • Personal expenses include battery recharge, phone calls, laundry service, hot shower, and wi-fi.
  • Tips for Staffs.
  • Anything not listed in the included section.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek Dates and availability

We have scheduled departures for this package from September to December and March to May. To book a reservation with us, mention the number of travelers and select a convenient date. If you want to join a group, we will arrange your trip with additional travelers on the selected date. You can let us know your preference before you make the reservation. If you want to cancel the trip, please let us know 30 days before, and we can refund your deposit. Also, we can keep the deposit if you prefer to change the schedule and find another suitable date.

Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang Trek Best Season

Spring Season (March, April, and May)

The best time or season to commence the Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek is Spring, which lasts from March to May. This is the ideal time to enjoy the crisp and clear views of snow-capped mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, etc. During this time, the temperature and the weather conditions are stable. So you won't have to deal with heavy rainfall or snowfall. The trail is dry and blooming with flowers and plants around it. The landscape will be vivid, with shades of pink, red, and white.

Autumn Season (September, October, and November)

Autumn, which starts in September and ends in November, is another ideal time to embark on this remarkable trek. Due to its perfect weather conditions, the trail is flocked by travelers and trekkers worldwide. The atmosphere during the season is clean as the heavy monsoon rainfall clears the air from dust. Like Spring, the trails are not slippery or covered in thick snow, making navigating the region more accessible. Moreover, it is also the best time to experience the culture and heritage of the Tamang community, as several festivals fall during autumn.

Food or Meal Availability on Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek

During the marvelous Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek, you can enjoy local delicacies and Asian and Western cuisine. The meals provided in the teahouses are made from fresh-cut homegrown vegetables. So, you will be getting all the vitamins and nutrients necessary to replenish your body. Moreover, we also recommend you stay hydrated and drink plenty of liquids and beverages, such as ginger tea, hot lemon, green tea, and garlic soup. On the other hand, avoid drinking too many dairy products, hot chocolate, and caffeinated drinks.

  • Breakfast: The breakfast menu included pancakes, eggs, cornflakes, muesli bread, toast with jam, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, and fruits.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering items such as dal bhat tarkari, sherpa stew, Tibetan bread, steaks, momo, sandwiches, spaghetti noodles, thenduk, macaroni, pizzas, and salads.
  • Dinner: The Dinner menu is similar to lunch, with additional dishes such as Thukpa, Soups, vegetable items, and desserts.

Accommodation Facility on Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley

The accommodations along the Tamang Heritage Trek range from basic to standard. Regardless of where you stay, you will experience the Tamang and Sherpa people's kindness, service, and hospitality. The rooms in the tea houses included pillows, comfortable beds, mattresses, and warm blankets. You can also enjoy an attached bathroom facility in each room for an additional charge. Remember that as the trails ascend to higher elevations, the accommodation facilities and amenities become basic. During this expedition, all rooms are provided on a twin-sharing basis. However, we can arrange a single room upon your request, but it will cost you extra. Additional facilities like hot-water showers, telephones, battery recharge, and wi-fi are all available for a specific additional amount.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek

As you trek to higher elevations in the Langtang region, the oxygen level drops significantly at around 3,000 meters. This can cause altitude sickness to some travelers, which can be fatal if not treated early. The symptoms include headache, exhaustion, dizziness, elevated heart rate, and loss of appetite. Please follow the general guidelines to prevent these symptoms and avoid suffering from the illness.

  • Hike at a slow and gradual pace; do not rush.
  • Consume natural remedies like ginger and garlic at the tea house.
  • Keep your body hydrated and drink at least 2 liters of water daily.
  • Do not smoke or consume any form of alcohol.
  • Consume energy bars and foods with high calories.
  • Get adequate rest and sleep after each day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

The Tamang Heritage with Langtang trek passes through the isolated regions of Nepal. To book a trek with Outfitter Nepal, you must have travel insurance. This will ensure your safety and well-being if anything goes wrong during the expedition. Due to the remote nature of the trail, help will arrive at a later time. So, travel insurance ensures immediate and swift evacuation via helicopter. Moreover, it will also cover any medical costs during the trek due to injury or illness. We strongly advise all our clients to get appropriate travel insurance covering medical expenses and helicopter evacuation over 5,000 meters.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians and Chinese nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. In other countries, most citizens can apply for an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport or any other checkpoint along Nepal-Tibet and Nepal-India borders. You need a passport with six months of validity and two passport-sized photos to apply for a visa. The current charge for a Nepal visa is USD 50 for 30 days, and it can be extended for a specific amount accordingly. Please remember that the Nepal government can change the rules at any time. So, check for the latest information at https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Equipment checklist

For the Tamang heritage with Langtang trek, we strongly recommend that you carry essential accessories and clothing for an enhanced hike experience. We have listed the must-have checklist to make it easier for you and ensure your comfort and safety on this exciting journey.

Head:

  • Scarf, sunhat, headlight.

Upper and lower body:

  • Sunscreen, body wipes, trousers, sunglasses, lotion, hiking t-shirt, rain jacket, fleece jacket, sweater, down jacket, and polypropylene underwear.

Footwear:

  • Woolen socks, sandals, slippers, waterproof trekking boots.

Essentials:

  • Day pack, water purification tablets, thermal bottle, trekking pole, sleeping bags.

Toiletries:

  • Deodorant floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, small mirror, nail clippers, toilet roll, tissue paper, wet tissues, hand sanitizers.

Personal accessories:

  • Cell phone, camera, watch, binoculars, rechargeable batteries, swiss knife.

Alternative Trekking Options:

If you have checked the Tamang Heritage with Langtang package and are still interested in other trekking options, you can review the following recommendations Outfitter Nepal has curated for you.

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek with captivating landscapes.
  • Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.
  • Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.
  • Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Poon Hill trek.
  • Annapurna circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Regardless of your trek package, Outfitter Nepal will be happy to help you arrange these exciting adventures.

Booking Process

We are a government-licensed and approved travel and tour operator. Outfitter Nepal has been offering its service to clients for over two decades in Nepal. We have been recognized as members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal(TAAN), further validating our authenticity and quality of service. You must deposit 10% of the total cost to book a trip with us. After the payment, please send us a copy of your passport, two passport-size photos, a copy of your travel insurance, and the information about your arrival and departure. You can quickly pay via Western Union, bank transfer, credit card, or cash. For more information, please email us or contact our representatives from Outfitter Nepal.

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