LANGTANG TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL TREKKING

‘on scenic trail around Langtang Himal within cultural villages of mountain people’

Why and what makes Langtang Himal & Tamang Heritage Trail trekking so special…………………….

“Langtang Himal one of the closest mountain range from Kathmandu valley
Exploring Tamang heritage villages enriched with colorful cultures and ancient traditions
An exclusive journey in hidden pockets of Langtang Himal away from mainstream trails
Exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountain views on walks
From low and warm paddy fields to high alpine hills within traditional Tamang villages
Enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia and fir tree lines a natural garden
Stunning mountain views on daily walks within pristine natural surrounding”

Trip Summary:

Trip Mode:                  Hotels and Lodge with Tamang community home stay.
Trek Grade:                 Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks.
Highest point:              At Kyanjin Gompa 3,837 m high
Activities:                    Exciting drives, scenic and cultural walks
Trekking duration:      10 Nights & 11 Days (With walks and drive both ways)
Total Trip:                   13 Nights & 14 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons:                      All year round except July and August monsoon the wet months
March and April are flowering times on hills, however September to
November best for clear day with fine views of mountains.

Introduction:

Langtang Himal & Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, special destinations away from main flow of trekkers, as this scenic, cultural walk leads you to enjoy immense culture and custom of Tamang mountain tribes of Langtang Himal, interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism religion and Bon sect of pre Buddhism practice worshipping mountain and natural spirits.

On Langtang Himal & Tamang Heritage Trail trekking where you will be warmly greeted with open smiles and cultural hospitality with local silk scarf known as Khada (used for all religious and on celebrations of Tibetan Buddhism origin), a sip of chang (local traditional brew made from millets and other crops) and then staying in village community local huts made with local style similar to Tibetan.

During your stay you will be entertainment with dance and singing programs to make your stay most wonderful and interesting with time to soak in local heritage cultures and visiting its interesting monasteries.

After a joyous moment heading towards beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa encircled by giant peaks of Langtang Himal and as far towards mountains in Tibet side.

Enjoying time at high Langtang Himal and Tamang Heritage Trail trekking our journey leads back towards Syabrubesi village at the road head for the drive to Kathmandu, after a magnificent and glorious moment on Langtang Himal and Tamang Heritage Trail trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparations.
Day 03:            Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs.
Day 04:            Trek to Gatlang 2,238 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Thuman 2,338 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07:            Trek to Briddim 2,229 m -05 hrs.
Day 08:            Trek to Lama Hotel 2,480 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09:            Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:            Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,837 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11:            Trek back to Lama Hotel – 06 hrs.
Day 12:            Trek back to Syabru Besi – 05 hrs.
Day 13:            Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 14:            International departure for home ward bound.

Price Includes

  1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  2. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  3. Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  4. A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  5. Porter if needed.
  6. Transportation from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi– Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle (bus/jeep)
  7. National Park permits.
  8. TIMS (trekkers information management System.)
  9. All our government taxes.
  10. Official expenses.

Price Excludes

  1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  2. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  3. International airfare and airport departure tax
  4. Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  6. Personal trekking Equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  8. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, Buna Treks and Expeditions staff will receive you for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

After a time for refreshment our guide will brief with information regarding your trek and your times with us in Nepal includes welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurants with cultural programs.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will pick you for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, as Kathmandu although a metropolitan hub, but still retains its ancient culture and historical sites with World Heritage Sites includes ancient temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Langtang Himal & Tamang Heritage Trail trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs. Morning with an exciting overland drive on the main highway of Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar a warm sub-tropical area, and then our journey continues towards uphill on long winding road towards cooler area past many farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche, at the height of 1,950 m. Headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district of Langtang area where Langtang National Park begins.

From Dhunche drive leads downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,238 m – 05 hrs.

First day treks from Syabrubesi village leads to Gatlang at 2,238 m high on route Goljung, on walks exploring Tamang culture with views Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and other adjoining peaks.  As the trek progress leads past several farm villages of Tamang area and then with slow climb reaching a large Tamang village at Gatlang for overnight stop, on arrival warm welcome greeted with Khada (religious silk scarf) and transfers you to local homes for overnight stay, with time to visit around the villages and interact with the locals.

Gatlang, situated on high hillside within terraced farm fields marked with traditional stone houses. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.
The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking an unforgettable experience.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m – 05 hrs.

Today’s walk begins with a descent to Thangbuchet, on the way enjoy views of Langtang Mountain range and Ganesh Himal with Tibet Mountains towards north, walk leads past small farm villages and into alpine woodlands to reach at Tatopani for overnight stop. Afternoon visit hot springs ‘Tatopani’ means hot water rising from the fresh spring with time for short walk around villages.

Tatopani signifies ‘hot water’; it is believed that a dip into the spring heals you from pain and aches and relaxes your tired muscles, afternoon with time to experience Tamang culture exploring the village and interacting with the locals.

Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,338 m – 05 hrs.

Morning walk from Tatopani leads to Thuman via Nagthali and Bimthang as the trail leads into dense alpine forest, chances of spotting monkeys and deer. On reaching Nagthali with clear views of Langtang Himal, Kerung, Ganesh Himal. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center of local monks and priests. From here another hour walks to reach at cultural village of Thuman, where you can observe Shamanic performances with view of Langtang Himal.

Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,229 m -05 hrs.

From Thuman trek leads to Briddim village on route visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi the border of Nepal / Tibet, China with an old fort. The fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. Walk today leads you with an opportunity to observe Tamang culture and traditional village life.

After an interesting time with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, a nice and pleasant walk on winding path with a climb to a ridge overlooking more views of mountains and surrounding landscapes and entering rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, and then climb with short downhill to reach at Briddim for overnight stop.

Briddim, another Tibetan Buddhist village located on old trade route of Nepal and Tibet here enjoy the folk and cultural show performed by local community.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,480 m – 06 hrs.
Trek from Briddim is pleasant with few short up and down for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Thulo Syabru and Syabrubesi near Riverside Lodge, as the walk leads into cool forest within a river gorge of Trisuli River in the middle of rhododendron and oaks forest after five or six hours walks reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m – 05 hrs.
From here few hours of morning walks leads to Ghoretabela for lunch stop amidst lovely forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.

After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, the walk for an hour is pleasant in the cool shade of alpine woodland, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m – 04 hours.
From Langtang village walk on nice path and then on uphill trail for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way in respect to Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow capped peaks.

After few hours of gentle walk with views brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung of above 7,000m and its icefall at close distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.

Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

Day 12: Trek to Syabrubesi – 06 hours walk.
Our last day trek of this fabulous journey leads back at Syabrubesi as the morning walk follows the same trail with much downhill passing spread-out farm villages and terrace fields and eventually reaching at Bhote Kosi River which later joins with Trisuli River, after crossing a suspension bridge a pleasant walk brings you at Syabrubesi for last and final overnights around Langtang Himal area and Rasuwa district.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Morning an exciting and scenic drive back to Kathmandu with fond memories of fabulous and exciting Tamang Heritage Trail trekking with visit of Langtang Valley, an interesting six hour drive brings you back at Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with Folk culture programs as entertainment.

Day 14: International departure for home ward bound.
After a great enjoyable and mesmerizing time on Langtang Himal & Tamang Heritage Trail trekking with your last day in Nepal, a country full of amazing views and Himalayan wonders, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

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