Overview for Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek
- Trip Code: CT-10022
- Package: Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek
- Duration: 15 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 4,984m / 16,347 Ft
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmadnu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January & Feb.
- Trip Route: Syabrubesi - Gatlang- Tatopani- Thuman- Timure- Lama Hotel- Langtang - Kyanjin Gumba-Cherko Ri – Langtang- Syabrubesi
- Trekking in Langtang region through the subtropical to alpine climatic zones
- Experience rural Tamang and Sherpa heritage
- Walk alongside the mighty Himalayas of Langtang range
- Visit to Kyaging Gompa
- Witnessing several Tamang settlements and their unique customs and traditions
- Tamang villages such as Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Timure, Briddim, etc.
- Beautiful Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Langtang ri, Yala Peak, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal etc.
- Natural hot spring at Tatopani village
Langtang Valley trek is one of the most popular and sought out trekking destination in Nepal. The unique cultural experience while immersing oneself into the beauty of the Himalayan paradise is what sets this trekking in Nepal apart. This east-west running valley is the home of Tamang and Sherpa Heritage with beautiful alpine scenery. Also known as the Valley of Glaciers, Langtang valley lies about 70 miles north of Kathmandu which holds wild and rocky terrains enriched with glaciers and snow-capped mountains.
Langtang valley is famous for its Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m) Morimoto (6,150m) Langshisa Ri (6,427m) Yala peak (5,500m). The Langtang region also holds the longest glacier in Nepal. The natural beauty of the region truly makes the travelers feel alive. However, the Langtang valley trek with the cultural heritage exploration, especially the Tamang heritage exploration brings even more to the table. Travelers will be able to explore the profound beauty of the Tibetan influenced Tamang culture of Langtang region. During our Tamang Heritage trek, we'll be exploring Tamang villages of Nepal, especially that of Langtang region such as Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Timure, Briddim and others as we will be journeying towards the Tibetan border of Nepal. The people residing in these villages have preserved their ancient cultures and traditions and their unique rituals re beautifully reflected in many of the monasteries, gumbas, chaityas, and bihars that line the Langtang valley trek. This also reflects the prevalence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture in Nepal that is followed by the majority of community in this region. This trekking in Nepal is fairly new to visitors but the cultures and customs of the people of Tamang heritage have remained true to their origins.
The trail passes the sceneries of cerulean lakes of Parvathi Kunda and Bhairav Kunda as their crystal water reflects the shimmer of the sun as we move along. The mesmerizing views of Jugal and Ganesh mountain peaks will make you feel alive while getting close with the Tamang culture at the same time. The Langtang region also contains some of the rarest wildlife in the world such as the Red Panda and the Snow Leopard. Our Langtang trekking package with Tamang heritage exploration has been carefully designed to ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trek during your travel in Nepal.
Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.
Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
We'll be taking a jeep/ bus from Kathmandu and after 7 long hours of drive towards the north of Kathmandu, we'll be reaching Syabru Besi. During the drive, we'll be passing through the scenic foothills, ridgeline vistas and the banks of Trishuli river. We can even catch a glimpse of Mount Ganesh as we drive across the banks of Trishuli river along with beautiful views of terrace farmlands wet with rice and mustard plantations and verdant hills enveloped in emerald forests. We won't be doing much of physical activity on this day as we rest ourselves at Syabru Besi and look forward for the next day to arrive.
Syabru Besi to Gatlang
The trek starts from this day onwards. We'll be walking through many traditional villages. A Goljung and Gatlang village holds cultural show which makes our travel even more unforgettable. Gatlang village also has Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvathi Kunda Lake that has unique cultural taste and mesmerizing beauty respectively.
Gatlang to Tatopani
We start our trekking after having our breakfast at Gatlang village. The scenic view of Mount Ganesh gives us company as we walk towards the Chilime village. There is also a hydropower dam situated by the Bhotekoshi river called Chilime Hydropower Dam. We cross the steel suspension bridge with the panorama views of the Langtang range as we walk further towards Tatopani. We can enjoy the natural hot spring which is a must do during this trek in Langtang valley of Nepal.
Tatopani to Thuman
Our walk is long this day as we ascend towards the village of Nagthali, which is a popular destination among Buddhist devotees and priests for meditation. We then cross the Nagthali peak which is the highest elevation during our trek. The views of Mount Ganesh, Langtang range, and Sanjen range are visible from Nagthali. Gradually we will be descending to the Thuman village which is another Tamang village influenced by Tibetan culture. We'll then call it a day upon our arrival at Thuman village.
Thuman to Timure
Our trek for this day continually descends towards the ancient village of Timure which used to be a very prominent salt trade route to Tibet. This place truly is a historical remainder of Nepal-Tibet relations which has been in existence for many centuries. We'll also be hiking around the historical place called Rasuwagadhi, famous for battle which took place centuries ago.
Timure to Briddim
We march through the rhododendron forest on this day towards another Tamang village at Briddim. This village is another great stop where we'll get to experience the local culture and their practices. Lying in the bosom of the Langtang Range, Briddim village is largely influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle as the people here are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants.
Briddim to Lama Hotel
After having our breakfast we make our way towards the Lama Hotel. The duration of our trek will last for 5 to 6 hours. The trek brings us through scenic wilderness where we'll be treated with the sight of native wildlife with the likes of Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bears and if lucky, the red pandas.
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
This day we trek uphill through the beautiful oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock forests. The valley is also filled with herds of yaks that we will get to encounter on the pastures. This village is a very old village of this region from where the views of the mountains can be seen in even more splendor and beauty.
Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Our walk today is shorter but it is also acclimatizing walk. The famous cheese factory are also along the way during our trek on this day. Today will be one of the most exciting moments of the whole journey as we scale the glacial moraine with the amazing views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung mountain. The Kyajin Gompa is a very famous Buddhist monastery and a place of utmost significance to the local community.
Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri to Kyanjin Gompa
On this day we hike up the moraine to behold the splendid ice faces and ascend a the Chorkari Ri, which is also the highest point of this trek. From here amazing breathtaking panorama view of the Langtang range can be witnessed such as Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Gyanghempo, Naya Kang, and Ganjala.
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
We start our descent towards the Lama hotel as we make our way back. Majestic views of the towering mountains can be enjoyed during our walk on this day. We might even encounter more of the wildlife within the ecosystem of the forest as we descend.
Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
We head back towards Syabru Bensi leaving the mountains behind us. The trek downhill is fairly easy as we'll be passing through several villages. We descend until we get to Paira Lodge and then climb through the forest on the way to the Syabru village.
Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
Upon having our breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu the way we came which will take us about 7 hours of drive. After arriving we'll take you back to your hotel where you can rest and relax. Core treks will organize a dinner program for you in the evening where we'll be going to a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant and enjoy taste of Nepal for one last time.
Meal Included: Breakfast, & farewell Dinner
The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuvwan International Airport around 2 hours before your flight departure.
Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (12 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National park permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek in Nepal is considered as a beginner level trek. It requires no prior experience or trainings. However it is advisable that you attend our brief and informative session on the possibilities and precautions.
Yes, it is completely safe to trek the Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration in Nepal. We encourage our travelers to take a professional guide with them along their way so that you will not get stuck during your trip. Guides are also best for providing information about the location that you will be trekking around. Hence, with the proper equipment knowledge and a guide, you are good to go.
During your trip to Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek in Nepal, you can expect to experience rural Tamang and Sherpa heritage, visit to Kyaging Goempa, and witness several Tamang settlements and the unique traditions and a natural hot spring at Tatopani village.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek.
To book the Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Exploration Trek, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
Our epic journey to Langtang region
From: Germany | On: 15 Oct, 2019
I had been wanting to visit Nepal after my exams. After planning for several months I finally made my dream to visit Nepal come true. It was an awesome memory.
Although I’m not an active trekker, I enjoyed hiking with my friends and the guiding team. I had never tried Nepalese cuisine, it was the first time. The food in Nepal tastes delicious. One of the major highlight of my tour to Nepal was the mighty Himalayas of Langtang range. They look even stunning from up-close.
I cannot thank CoreTreks enough for making this tour possible. Thanks to everyone who were involved in making sure that our stay was comfortable and safe. I highly recommend CoreTreks and their professional team to book your next trip to Nepal.
Our documenting journey to Nepal
From: Canada | On: 20 Sep, 2019
We were a group of 7. We had been planning for our next documentary and chose Nepal as our final destination. I’m glad we visited Langtang valley as we got so many priceless details of lifestyle in the Himalayas.
We had a good trek and it was beautiful witnessing Tamang and Sherpa settlements. People are so welcoming and friendly, that made us feel home.
Huge thanks to CoreTreks for handling our reckless team who love to have fun. They handled everything like a professional. They even threw a small farewell party for us which was great touch up at the end. We recommend that you book your trip to Nepal through CoreTreks. They are really amazing.
Well worth our time and effort
From: Canada | On: 25 Sep, 2018
My husband and I have a passion for travelling. This is one of the reasons we fell in love at the first place. While we were planning our next holiday, we thought I’d be a great idea to choose Nepal.
We have heard of trekking in Nepal but never knew that the country contain such an amazing culture and diversity. We visited Langtang valley and roamed around Tamang heritage with the goal to explore more about the people that lived there. I can say that the trip was worth our effort and time.
Enjoyed the cultural heritage
From: United Kingdom | On: 10 Nov, 2016
Honestly had a great time travelling through the subtropical to alpine climatic zones in Nepal. We wanted to know more about the habitats of Sherpa because they are famous mountaineers.It was an awesome opportunity to learn more about Nepal and culture. The trek was easy and with the help of our professional guides it became more pleasant.
Special thanks to the CoreTreks team for helping and guiding us through everything that we needed to complete the trek. We are thankful of you guys. Also, if you are looking forward to visit Nepal, I would recommend you to book via CoreTreks. They are really professional and dedicated to their work.