Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail is rough patchwork of the local footpaths weaved amid the vibrant cultural villages settled by the ethnic Tamang community who has preserved their cultural heritage, arts, artisans crafts on virgin form. Langtang Tamang Heritage trek is threaded along the trail passing through lively villages sticked to traditional life, perceiving the graceful Tamang culture with taste of local and organic food mingling with inhabitants and sharing experience and joke with them. Feel the vibes of the music generated from the local and ethnic instruments Damfu and Tunguna on every overnight stay appreciating the crafts, relics carved on the windows, homes, tudals, stupas, and monasteries as a memorable reward for the whole life.

Along with cultural fascination Tamang Heritage trail amazes with the most beautiful and picturesque scenery from the very first day of the day which can be easily accessed from Kathmandu. Tamang Heritage Trail is newly opened trail which once used to be salt caravan route between Nepal and Tibet.

The Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail can be combined with numbers of other small treks that lie along the way like:

  • The Langtang Valley Trek
  • Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
  • Ganesh Himal Trek
  • Langtang Ganja - La Trek
  • Helambu Trek

No matter which expansion you choose, the adventure gets better and better again.

Itinerary

Day 1. Kathmandu arrival. (1,300m)

Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to your Hotel, after refreshment you will be picked from hotel lobby to office where you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

Day 2. Drive to Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Gatlang. (2,238m)

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on the windy and bumpy but also scenic road for the overnight. Syabrubesi, which is the starting point of the trek. On today’s journey, we cover 120 kilometers distance on 8 hours journey to reach Syabrubesi.

Day 3. Gatlang to Tatopani via Chilime. (2,607m)

After breakfast, we start our trek from Syabrubesi for our next destination Gatlang for the overnight. During the 5 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 550 meters covering 12.1 kilometers enjoying the amazing beauty of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Sishapangma and many more.

Day 4. Tatopani to Thuman Via Nagthali (2,338m)

After breakfast, we leave Gatlang trekking on the downhill trail until we reach Thangboche. And from Thangboche take uphill trail crossing Chilime hydropower dam to reach Tatopani for the overnight. During the 6-7 hours journey thrill on the spectacular vision of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range along with gaining the altitude of 400 meters and covering 12.3 kilometers distance.

Day 5. Thuman to Timure & excursion in Tibetan Borderlands. (1,762m)

After breakfast, we continue the journey from Tatopani on the uphill path passing Brimdang until we reach Nagthali then we follow the downhill trail to reach Thuman for the overnight. During the trek, we pass via dense alpine forest till we reach Brimdang. And from Nagthali hill we enjoy the breathtaking vision of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himal. We cross 9.2 kilometers distance during 6-7 hours journey.

Day 6. Timure to Khanjim Via Briddim (2,280m)

After breakfast, we trek on the trail running amid rhododendron forests and green meadows to reach Briddim; a Tibetan Buddhist village on the lap of Langtang Himal. Then, precede journey to Khanjim for the overnight. During the 7 hours, we gain an altitude of 500 meters with the opportunity of cultural immersion and cross-cultural experience blending with friendly locals.

Day 7. Khanjim to Thulo Syabru (2,210m)

We proceed with our trekking on the steep uphill trail running through oak, fir and rhododendron forests to reach Thulo Syabru for overnight stay.

Day 8. Trek from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati (3,654m)

After breakfast, we leave Thulo Syabru on the uphill trail to reach a small village Sing Gompa. After exploring traditional cheese factory and Buddhist monastery we walk ahead to reach Cholangpati for the overnight. During the 6-7 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 1200 meters.

Day 9. Trek from Cholangpati to Gosaikunda and back to Singompa (4,380m)

After breakfast, enjoying the sparkling glimpses of the sunrise above the majestic silvery peaks Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal we follow the steep uphill trail to reach Gosainkund; bluish glaciated lake at the bosom of the snow-clad peaks. Thrill at the seducing scenery garnered by the shimmering lake along with the reflections of the peaks on the lake water. Then, cross Lauribinayak la pass and descend to Sing Gompa for the overnight. During the 7 hours journey, we reach the maximum height of 4600 meters which is Lauribinayak la pass.

Day 10. Trek from Singompa to Dhunche and Drive back to Kathmandu (1,060m)

After breakfast, trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche for 3 hours to catch the vehicle for the return drive to Kathmandu taking almost 5 hours.

Day 11. Free Day in Kathmandu and evening transport to Airport for international Departure (1,300m)

Afternoon is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.

What's Included

    • Airport Pick up & Drop of Transportation by private vehicle
    • Twin / Double sharing deluxe accommodation in 3 star hotel with breakfast
    • Kathmandu / Ghatlang / Dunche / Kathmandu by private vehicle.
    • Twin sharing Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
    • Meals – Breakfast with 2 cups of tea/ coffee and lunch, dinner – during the trek
    • Sleeping bag
    • TIMS
    • National Park Fee & TIMS
    • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
    • One porter between each two members during trek
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staffs
    • Travel & Rescue arrangement
    • Trekking map for group
    • All government taxes
    • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included

    • International Airfare
    • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
    • Drinking water during trek, extra charges levied for any hot shower or electricity for device charging
    • Soft/hard drinks
    • Tea and coffee for lunch and dinner
    • Personal gears & clothing
    • Client's Insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
    • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
    • Tips for guide and porter and driver
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Anything not specified in cost include section

Equipment Check List

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear

Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing

Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment

Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other Items

Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Important Note

Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.

What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.

What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: https://bit.ly/3vi7rHX You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.

How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.

What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.

Signs of AMS includes:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Drowsiness
  • Flatulence
  • Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
  • Fluctuation in body temperature

Prevention of AMS:

  • Adequate rest prior to the trek.
  • Adequate hydration maintained throughout the trek.
  • Adequate salt and sugar in your bloodstream. So, eat plenty and don’t skip meals.
  • Adequate warmth. Use clothing layers to maintain warmth without sweating excessively. Controlled and regular breathing. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to use all your lung capacity. Try and walk to a pace that maintains controlled and steady breathing. Breathe through your nose to protect you throat from drying. Consider wearing a muff over your mouth and nose at high altitudes.
  • Managed exertion. Trekking is not a race to the next pass or teahouse. Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front. Keep a slow steady pace rather than pushing too hard and needing to stop frequently. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Trip facts

  • Region
  • Activity
    Trekking
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Best Time
    February- June- September- December-
  • Max. Altitude
    4380m
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 people
  • Transportation
    Flight & Private Vehicle

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