Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek 15 Days

$1185 USD
- 15 Days
- Easy to Moderate
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

September- May

Private Car & Public bus

Hotel, Lodge & Home stay

Tea house/ Lodge Trek

3800mt. at Keynjing Gomba

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full meals during the trek

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Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail is newly opened trekking trail for trekkers and probably the best for cultural seekers in Nepal Himalaya. This trekking route lies near Tibetain border. This trek leads you through the popular Tamang village where many ancient Gompas and Buddhist pray rocks which are set around the village and sometime even on the walking trail. This is an unique trail where you will have an experience of the Tibetain Tamang culture and their poor lifestyle. You can also directly interact with locals to get in touch with their interesting tradition.

Langtang is a name of Himalayan range and national park which lies to the northern border side of Nepal. Langtang national park was established in 1976 as the first Himalayan National park of Nepal. It is located an area of 1710 sq km. The protected area exceeds an altitudinal range of 6,450 m (21,160 ft) and one of the popular trekking destination on Nepal. It is also very famous for flora and fauna where you can see world’s rare animal such as Snow leopard, Red Panda etc. The trail where you walk is through the valley and village of Langtang. Langtang trail leads you along the Langtang Khola to Keynjing gompa which is the last village of the valley. There are some day trips around Keynjing Gompa to visit Glacier, Tserko Ri, Kharka and many more.  The Cheese factory of Keynjing Gompa is very interesting to watch which was helped by Swiss government. There are lots of chance to see wild animals and birds along the route.
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi. (1460m/4645ft) 9 hours

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang. (2238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani. (2,380m/7,808ft) 5 and half hours

Day 06: Trek to Thuman. (2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

Day 07: Trek to Briddim. (2,239m/7,345ft) 5 and half hours

Day 08: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

Day 09: Trek to Langtang (3,430m/12,253ft)

Day 10: Trek to Keynjing Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 11: Explore day (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 12: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft)

Day 13: Trek to Sybrubesi (1460m/4645ft) 9 hours

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft) 9 hours

Day 15: Departure day

Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m/4645ft) 9 hours

Our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time and takes you to the bus station where your journey starts towards north of Kathmandu through Pasang Lamu highway. The road is well paves till Trisuli bazzar and unpaved to Sybrubesi. You will enjoy the scenery on the way - beautiful landscape and valley, farm terrace and village as well as snow peaked mountains. Finally you will reach to Shybrubesi. Evening stroll around the town and stay overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang.(2238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, an hour and half of ascent walking to reach to the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Then the trail leads you downhill to Goljang valley where you stop for the Lunch. The beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Gatlang where you stop for overnight at the lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani.(2,380m/7,808ft) 5 and half hours

Today is the longest day of your trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. You will enjoy the view of Chilime Hydropower dam. After lunch the trail ascends uphill till the hanging bridge. After crossing this bridge, the trail ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means 'hot water'. Overnight at the lodge.

This evening you can enjoy natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that washes away your aches, pains and sin.

Day 06: Trek to Thuman.(2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

After breakfast your day starts ascending to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. After rest, continue your walk to Brimdang where you stop for lunch. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa.  Then your walk continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with interesting lifestyle. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Briddim. (2,239m/7,345ft) 5 and half hours

Today your day begins with easy walking and after little while descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for the lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just 3hrs walk from Timure lies on the bank of River. After lunch the walk continues to Briddim another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Home stay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations and foods are offered at the individual house on a rotational basis. Each host family provides clean bed, toilet and a family dining room.

 
Enjoy the evening with the host family,  eating traditional foods and sleeping at their usual clean bed. Plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Potato, Tibetan tea and wine is the local drink is offered. You can also observe the local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. Then the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, welcoming the visitors. The host family will explain the special features of the village and cutural craftsmanship.

Day 08: Trek to Lamahotel (2,455m/8,054ft) 7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail leads up to the Sherpa Gaon after few up and down. Then continue leads to the Lama hotel which is an easy walk. On the way you will enjoy the views of mountains, villages and forest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Langtang (3,430m/12,253ft) 5-6 hours

Today your day starts walking through the forest along the river to get in to Ghoretabela. There are few tea shops on the way where you can have rest. After Ghoretabela, an easy walk for a while and climb to Langtang through the barren valley. Stay overnight at Langtang.

Day 10: Trek to Keynjing Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft) 3 hours

The trail leads uphill at the beginning after crossing the Langtang village and easy walk to the tea shop. Then the trail descends uphill to the ridge and drop down to the valley of Keynjing Gompa for overnight.

Day 11: Explore day (3,870m/12,696ft)

Today you have an option either walk up to the Tserko Ri or hike up to the Glacier. It also depends on your fitness condition. You shall discuss with your Guide regarding your health condition and interest so that he will suggest you accordingly. There is Yak Cheese factory which you should visit. There is very popular Gompa(Gompa is a place where people goes for meditation) nearby which is worth visit. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Lamahotel(2,455m/8,054ft) 7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge drop down to the Langtang village which is easy downhill. You will enjoy the views of Himalaya and valley. The trail continues drops down to Lamahotel for overnight.

Day 13: Trek to Sybrubesi (1460m/4645ft) 5-6 hours hours

The trail drops steep downhill towards riverside to cross the bridge and slightly down to Pairo where you can have a lunch. Then the trail climbs little up and down to the bank of the river. At the end cross suspension bridge to get to the Sybrubesi for overnight.
 

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft) 9 hours

Today, take an early morning bus drives to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, transfer to the hotel. You can have lazy day at the hotel or you can do some city tour if you wish. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner together. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Departure day.

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek Cost :- US$1095

Include

Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional  ethnic music and dance
Trekking permits and Tims permits
Kathmandu- Sybrubesi- Kathmandu transport by public bus
Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek
Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
Insurance of Guide and Porter
All required local tax and Gov tax
Down jackets and sleeping bags

Exclude

Nepal arrival visa
Monument entrance fees
Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

 

Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek Information


Travel season
Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to visit Nepal.

Spring :- ( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays.  

Train Yourself
This trip requires walking on altitude above 3000m from sea level for the duration of 2 days. So it is not so important to have walking or previous trekking experience. Trek preparation is required. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. It is advisable to go for frequent walks which should include some uphill and downhill sections if possible. Take your daypack with you with at least a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. Join a gym. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age, condition and strength. Work with a schedule that progresses to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.
 

Mountain Weather
The weather conditions in the mountains are notoriously difficult to predict. During the day it can be nice and warm and the nights are generally always cooler. The weather you will experience on this Trek is extreme and rather unpredictable so it is best to be prepared for all eventualities. Temperature during the Tamang Heritage trail is very normal and even hot below 2500m; the expected temperature during a day is from 20 to 25 degree Celsius during spring months and 10 to 20 degree Celsius during the autumn months. The night time can drop to 3 to 5 degree Celsius. Temperature above Langtang village (3500m), the expected temperature during the day is from 5 to 10 Degree Celsius (also depends up on weather condition) at spring months and 6 to 15 degree Celsius at autumn months. The However, above mentioned chats of temperature are the expected but temperature can be different as per the everyday weather conditions of the mountain is hard to predict.      

Acclimatization
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help. The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Keynjing Gomba at 3800 meter above sea level. You can even climb further up to the Tserko ri at 4800 meter for the better view if health and weather condition allow. This is not serious altitude line but it may happen if you do not care about it. We have specially designed our trek itinerary with keeping maximum acclimatization days into the itinerary to make you acclimatize but ultimately your response at altitude is due to genetic factors. Trekking above from 3500m, walking will be more difficult because of the drop in oxygen levels and the humidity. At these heights there is around 20%- 30% less oxygen than at sea level, so your body needs time to adapt these conditions and it is absolutely essential to have sufficient time for acclimatization. In this given itinerary all of these factors have been taken into consideration to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness.

Communication facilities on this trek
There are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, our guide will have Cell phone on the trip so that we can talk to you very often to pass message to your family if required. You can even use internet facility at Sybrubesi, the first day of the trip or the last day in the mountain.
 

Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Tamang Trail and Langtang trail, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities.  On the Tamang Heritage Trail trek one night you will have to stay at home stay with family which is an experience of lifetime. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request.

Our Guides helper and safety trip
Our Trekking trip takes you to the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified guide for a safe and successful trip. We have local trek guide working with us who is trained and qualified on the trip. There is one assistant Sherpa for 4 peoples on the trek. this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original plan. Each two trekkers will have one Sherpa helper (porter) for carrying your trekking bags.

Our effort while you are on a trek
While you are on a trek, there are not much communication facilities so that we would pass your message to your family and friends if required. Our guide will have cell phone. We will try our best to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 

Travel Insurance
You should have adequate travel insurance. A policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If you become ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are your responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have a definite proof that you can pay for it.

Vaccination
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country where you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

What to bring - pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (3)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (2)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You can buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days.
Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np