Tamang Heritage Trail - 14 Days

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US$ 1649/pp  

Tamang Heritage Trail - 14 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 1649
  • Duration:
    14 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Langtang
  • Seson:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
  • Max Altitude:
    4,773 m

Highlight

  • Trek in the Langtang National Park, and explore Langtang, the valley of glaciers.
  • Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri 4,773m and Tsergo Ri 4,984m
  • Get a taste of authentic Yak cheese produced in the cheese factory nearby Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Explore secluded pathways and untouched natural beauty.
  • Immerse yourself in the evergreen culture, tradition, and history of the Tamang community.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Langtang Lirung 7,234m, Langtang Ri 7,205m, and Dorje Lakpa 6,966m

Overview

A journey through the ancient trails of the ancestral homeland of the Tamangs, an ethnic group migrated from Tibet who made Nepal their abode centuries ago. The Tamang Heritage Trail invites you to immerse in their unique culture and customs that have withstood the test of time.

 

Old Buddhist monasteries, like careful protectors of wisdom and knowledge, are spread out over the area. They invite you to learn about the spiritual life of the Tamang community and the influence of Tibetan heritage immersing yourself in the daily rhythms of local life. This gives you a real look into a world where old ways have stood strong against the constant push of modern life.

 

Further during this trek, you’ll visit the Langtang Valley,  a narrow gorge perfect for exploration of peaks, villages and gompas, was nearly destroyed by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, and is currently in the verge of complete restoration. Here, you’ll trek in the shadows of Langtang Lirung 7,234m, Langtang Ri 7,205m , and Dorje Lakpa 6,966m. You will explore the Kyanjin Gompa, sample locally produced Yak cheese, hike to Tsergo ri and Kyanjin ri and possibly catch a glimpse of a red panda or snow leopard while on the trail.

 

Itinerary (Plan)

Time : NA
Max Altitude : 1400 m
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  • Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
  • The program will be briefly explained on the way to the hotel.
  • Rest of the day varies depending on your arrival time; some activities can be arranged if you arrive by midday or late afternoon.

Time : Drive - 7 to 8 hours
Max Altitude : 1503 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • After an early breakfast, we depart from the Kathmandu Valley and begin a scenic drive northwest towards Syabrubesi.
  • Along the way, we get to enjoy stunning views of raging rivers, terraced fields, rural Nepali villages, and the majestic Himalayas in the distance.
  • The road remains smooth until we reach Trishuli Bazaar, from there onwards we drive on gravel road until we reach the town of Syabrubesi.
  • Arrive at this lively trading hub nestled amid the mountains, with much to explore in the local area.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 2238 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • After an early breakfast, begin the first day of trekking with a steep ascent from Syabrubesi.
  • Along the way, stop at Ronga Bhanjyang for a short period and capture some photographs of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang range, and Goljung valley below.
  • From Ronga Bhanjyang, the trail descends for about an hour down into Goljung Valley.
  • It will take us around three more hours of hiking before we reach our destination of Gatlang.
  • In Gatlang you can opt to visit Parvati Kund and an ancient monastery or simply relax in your hotel.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 2607 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Depart from the village of Gatlang and begin trekking gently downhill.
  • Pass by many Buddhist chortens, mani walls, and deep forest areas in the initial stage. In around two hours of hiking,  you'll reach the village of Chilime.
  • From Chilime, cross over a suspension bridge and then ascend uphill past terraced fields. The uphill climb of around 90 minutes which will bring you to the village of Gonggang.
  • On the way to Tatopani, we'll hike past a natural hot spring. We can stop there to take a rejuvenating bath in the natural hot spring waters, believed to have curative properties.
  • Finally we arrive at the village of Tatopani, our night's stop after 6-7 hours of trekking today.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 2338 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Depart Tatopani and continue trekking through dense forests and jungles. The trail undulates with several ups and downs as we gradually gain elevation. 
  • From the vantage point of Nagthali Ghyang at an altitude of 3,165m, you'll have views of peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Shishapangma (8,027m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and the Tibetan Himalayas.
  • The descent from Nagthali to Thuman takes around 2-3 hours through rhododendron forests.
  • Arrive in the cultural village of Thuman, a Tibetan style Tamang settlement, your night's stop.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 2229 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Set out from Thuman on a relatively flat trail section before beginning the descent towards Timure, which lies across the valley on the other side of the Bhote Koshi River.
  • Timure village lies along the ancient trade route to Tibet, making it a good lunch stop.
  • In Briddhim, experience an authentic homestay in one of the local houses for a taste of village life. 
  • Enjoy the unique traditions and hospitality of this remote mountain community.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 2480 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • We depart from the village of Briddhim and begin trekking across the Bhote Koshi valley. The trail passes through several fertile jungles full of bamboo and birch groves.
  • Keep an eye out for potential sightings of the rare red panda and other local wildlife along the way.
  • The path ascends gently towards Rimche (2,399m) through the village of Bamboo on the banks of Langtang river.
  • After approximately 6 hours of trekking through the diverse valley landscapes, you'll arrive at Lama Hotel where we will be staying overnight.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 3430 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • From Lama Hotel, continue the trek hugging the Langtang Khola, ascending through forest areas.
  • The Langtang Khola gets up close and personal with our trail in Riverside.
  • The narrow river valley eventually opens up at the wide meadows of Ghoda Tabela. This area was once home to a Tibetan resettlement project in the past.
  • Cross over to the east side of the river as we get closer to the main Langtang Village.
  • Spend the night in this picturesque village of Langtang,  surrounded by mountain vistas before continuing further up the valley tomorrow.

Time : 4 to 5 hours
Max Altitude : 3830 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • From Langtang Village, continue ascending up the widening valley, passing through small abandoned settlements.
  • Cross over several tributaries and glacial moraines as we make your way up to Kyanjin Gompa.
  • This beautiful mountain village sits nestled in the lap of the towering Langtang Lirung peak. Here lies a vantage point of  Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of 4,773m, from where we can get a view of the peaks nearby.

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Max Altitude : 3830 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Spend an extra day in Kyanjin Gompa to properly acclimatize to the high altitude before proceeding further.
  • A must-visit is the famous cheese factory of Kyanjin - be sure to try some locally produced fresh cheese.
  • We go on a day hike to Langshisha Kharka and Tsergo Ri viewpoint at an altitude of 4,984m for panoramic Himalayan vistas.
  • From Tsergo Ri, take in breathtaking views of peaks like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, and Yala Peak.
  • For those preferring a lighter day, simply relax and acclimatize in Kyanjin, soaking in the high alpine scenery.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 2480 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel, where a new chapter of our adventure begins.

Time : 4 to 5 hours
Max Altitude : 1503 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Descending from the mountains, we return to Syabru Besi, the starting point of our trek, from where we will return to Kathmandu.

Time : 3 to 4 hours
Max Altitude : 1400 m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Brace yourself for a bit of a bumpy ride on our drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. . 
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel. Rest and relax after a long day of travel. 
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Live Weather

Real Tempreture
18.12 °C
Feels Like
18.47 °C
Humidity
95%
Cloud
broken clouds

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Cost Include

  • All airport transfers (international and domestic) via private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the 11-night trek in the Langtang Region.
  • Standard meals throughout the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • First-aid trained, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porters for luggage during the trek (1 porter for every 2 clients). Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non essential items in your hotel or at the DWT store.
  • Fee and Permits for Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS - Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Filtered water during included meals.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • 1 duffle or kit bag, trekking map and a trip completion certificate.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International flight fare and Airport Departure Tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.
  • Charges for any excess baggage (Limit: 9 kg per person) during the trek.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharge fees, extra porters, etc).
  • Individual clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for staff, guides and porters.

Additional Information

Physical Fitness

  • Tamang Heritage Trail is physically demanding, involving long hours of walking at high altitudes. Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance in your training routine.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any fitness program, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

 

Altitude Sickness 

  • Understand the symptoms of altitude sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness - AMS) and be aware of the risks associated with ascending to high altitudes.
  • Acclimatization is crucial for your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.
  • Headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of altitude-related sickness. If you notice any of the signs, consult your guide and follow their directions.
  • When suffering from AMS, do not continue the trek; instead, stay at the same location or move to lower elevations.

 

Accommodations

  • Familiarize yourself with the teahouse accommodation system along the trail. These are basic lodges that provide meals and shelter.
  • The rooms are primarily on a twin-sharing basis.

 

Connectivity

  • Be aware that internet connectivity is limited, and you may not have access to it in certain areas.
  • Mobile Networks are unreliable.

 

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

 

Trekking Permits and Documents 

Permits

  • Langtang National Park Permit- USD 15 for SAARC nation, USD 30 for foreigner
  • TIMS’ Card

Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

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Equipments

For the Tamang Heritage Trail, you'll need a variety of equipment, clothing, and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and success on the journey. Here's a comprehensive list:
 

Clothing

  1. Moisture-wicking base layers (Top and Bottom)
  2. Insulating layers (Fleece or Down Jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  4. Trekking pants and shorts
  5. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
  6. Thermal gloves and waterproof gloves
  7. Beanies and Sun Hat
  8. Hiking socks and liner socks
  9. Gaiters (Neck/Leg)
  10. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Well fItted Hiking Boots with Ankle support
  2. Ice Cleats (For Winter Months) 
  3. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Equipment 

  1. Backpack (40-50 liters) with rain cover.
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4.  Headlamp with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water bottles or hydration system
  7. Hydration bladder
  8. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Healing Ointment
  5. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  6. Cough Syrup 
  7. Medication for your Allergies 
  8. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Energy Bars and Trial Mix
  3. Quick-dry towel
  4. Personal identification and necessary permits
  5. Money (cash) in small denominations
  6. Passport-size photos for permits
  7. Power bank or extra batteries
  8. Wet Wipes
  9. Pee bottle / Pee funnel for women
  10. Pillow Case

 

Remember, this list may vary based on personal preferences and the time of year you undertake the trek. Ensure that your gear is of good quality and suits the specific conditions of the Langtang region.

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Tamang Heritage Trail is a trekking activity done within the confines of Langtang National Park, which helps us experience and explore Tamang Culture and their Tibetan ancestry.

The most common way to start the Tamang Heritage Trail is by driving to Syabrubesi and starting the trek to Gatlang which lies west from Syabrubesi.

The best time to trek the Helambu Village is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

You will need one permit: Langtang National Park Permit. Additionally, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

The trek is challenging, and a good level of physical fitness is required. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training are recommended to prepare for the altitude and the demanding terrain.

Altitude sickness is a condition that occurs at higher elevations due to a decrease in the amount of oxygen. To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If symptoms persist, descending to a lower altitude is crucial.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and a first aid kit. It's essential to pack light but be prepared for changing weather conditions.

The temperature rating of the ISO-certified sleeping bag we lend is -10°C (50°F) comfort level.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

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