Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley trek Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10022
- Package: Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley 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
- 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 the Langtang region through the subtropical to alpine climatic zones
- Experience rural Tamang and Sherpa heritage
- Walk alongside the mighty Himalayas of the 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
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley trek is one of the most popular and sought trekking destinations in Nepal. The unique cultural experience while immersing oneself in 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 the Langtang region. During our Tamang Heritage trek, we'll be exploring Tamang villages of Nepal, especially that of the 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 are 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 the 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 the 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 to 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 Valley with Tamang heritage exploration has been carefully designed to ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trek during your travel to Nepal.
|Arrival in Kathmandu
|1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
|Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
|1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
|Syabru Besi to Gatlang
|2,238m / 7,340ft (Gatlang)
|Gatlang to Tatopani
|2,607m / 8,550ft (Tatopani)
|Tatopani to Thuman
|3,165 m/ 10,381ft (Thuman)
|Thuman to Timure
|1,762m / 5,779ft (Timure)
|Timure to Briddim
|2,239m / 7,343ft (Briddim)
|Briddim to Lama Hotel
|2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel)
|Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
|3,430m / 11,250 ft. (Langtang Village )
|Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
|3,830m / 12,562 ft (Kyanjin Gompa)
|Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri to Kyanjin Gompa
|4,984m / 16,347 ft (Kyanjin Ri)
|Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
|2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel)
|Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
|1,550m / 5,084 ft. (Syabru Bensi)
|Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
|1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley 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 the Trishuli River. We can even catch a glimpse of Mount Ganesh as we drive across the banks of the 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 physical activity on this day as we rest ourselves at Syabru Besi and look forward to the next day to arrive.
Syabru Besi to Gatlang
The trek starts from this day onwards. We'll be walking through many traditional villages. Goljung and Gatlang villages hold cultural shows which makes our travel even more unforgettable. Gatlang village also has Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvathi Kunda Lake which has a 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 panorama views of the Langtang range as we walk further toward 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 reminder 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 the 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 its 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 the scenic wilderness where we'll be treated to 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 in 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 is 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 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 the Chorkari Ri, which is also the highest point of this trek. From here amazing breathtaking panorama views 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 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 the taste of Nepal for one last time.
The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuwan International Airport around 2 hours before your flight departure.
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley trek Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek. (12 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle is also available at an 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 kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, and hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to the 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"
Comfortable Lodgings and Authentic Homestays
While trekking along the Tamang Heritage Trail, you'll find a variety of accommodation options that provide a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Most of the lodging facilities are small local teahouses, where you can enjoy a warm and comfortable bed after a day of trekking. These teahouses also serve wholesome and nourishing meals, ensuring you have the energy to continue your journey. In Briddim, consider staying at a local homestay for a more authentic experience. While the standards may be slightly basic, you'll still find comfortable amenities that will make your stay memorable.
A Gastronomic Adventure
The culinary offerings on the Tamang Heritage Trail are reminiscent of the flavors found elsewhere in Nepal. The local cuisine heavily relies on staples like rice, lentils, and vegetable curries. However, there are unique delights that you won't want to miss during your trek. One such treat is the local version of momos. Unlike the small, bite-sized dumplings found in Kathmandu, the momos here are larger pies resembling Latin American empanadas or British pasties. These savory delights offer a delightful twist to the traditional momo experience.
Additionally, make sure to indulge in Dhendo, a staple alternative to rice in many Nepalese villages. Dhendo is made by cooking maize flour and then mashing it up to create a texture similar to refried beans, although the taste is entirely different. It's a must-try dish that will introduce you to the diverse culinary traditions of the region.
Immerse Yourself in Tamang Culture and Cuisine
As you traverse the Tamang Heritage Trail, not only will you be captivated by the natural beauty of the region, but you'll also have the opportunity to savor the local flavors and experience the warm hospitality of the Tamang people. From comfortable teahouses to authentic homestays, and from the unique momos to the hearty Dhendo, every aspect of your journey will be filled with delightful encounters and culinary discoveries.
When planning your adventure on the Tamang Heritage Trail, it's important to consider the best seasons to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable trekking experience. Like many other regions in Nepal, the prime seasons for embarking on this trail are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).
Spring Magic and Autumn Splendor
During the spring season, from March to May, the trail comes alive with vibrant colors as rhododendrons and other wildflowers bloom, creating a picturesque landscape. The weather is generally mild, with moderate temperatures and clear skies, offering excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains. This time of year is also favorable for those interested in observing the local flora and fauna in full bloom.
Autumn, from September to November, is another popular season for trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail. The weather is typically stable, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures during the day. The autumn months also provide breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes as the monsoon rains have cleared the air, creating stunning panoramas of the mountains.
Winter Treks and Scenic Beauty
Although the altitudes on the Tamang Heritage Trail are not exceptionally high, it still offers a comfortable winter trekking experience. During the winter months (December to February), the trail is less crowded, allowing for a more serene and peaceful journey. The temperatures can be chilly, especially in the mornings and evenings, but with the right warm layers, you can still enjoy the trek comfortably. Moreover, winter often provides excellent visibility, allowing you to relish the panoramic vistas in their full glory.
Embrace the Beauty of the Tamang Heritage Trail
Regardless of the season you choose, the Tamang Heritage Trail promises awe-inspiring natural beauty and cultural encounters. Whether you prefer the blooming landscapes of spring, the clear skies of autumn, or the tranquility of winter, each season has its unique charm. Pack your warm layers and embark on an unforgettable journey, immersing yourself in the rich heritage and stunning vistas of the Tamang Heritage Trail.
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.
The Tamang Heritage Trail offers a unique cultural and scenic experience in Nepal. For those seeking a longer adventure, this trail can be combined with the Langtang Valley trek and/or the Gosainkund trek, providing an extended journey filled with breathtaking vistas and challenging terrain
To incorporate the Langtang Valley trek into your itinerary, a slight modification is recommended. Instead of returning from Briddim to Syabrubesi, continue onwards to Lama Hotel. This route takes you deeper into the entrance of the valley, allowing you to immerse yourself in its natural wonders. Push forward to Kyanjin Gompa, the final destination in the valley, where you can relish the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayas. To complete this trek, retrace your steps, making stops at Thulo Syabru and Syabrubesi along the way. This extension will add approximately three to four days to your overall trekking experience.
For those seeking a more challenging expedition, the Gosainkund Trek is a perfect choice. Often combined with the Langtang Valley trek, this route can be seamlessly integrated into the Tamang Heritage Trail, providing an even more diverse adventure. It is important to note that due to the high altitude of Lake Gosainkund (4,379 m/14,370 ft), the ascent should only be attempted on the return trip from Langtang. This allows for proper acclimatization and ensures a safe and enjoyable experience. Trekking to Gosainkund will extend your journey by an additional three days, rewarding you with breathtaking vistas and a sense of accomplishment.
By combining the Tamang Heritage Trail with the Langtang Valley and Gosainkund treks, you can create an unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the rich Tamang culture, traverse through vast valleys with stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas, and challenge yourself with the high-altitude splendor of Lake Gosainkund. This extended adventure promises to be a journey of a lifetime, providing memories that will last forever.
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley trek Reviews
An Unforgettable Journey through Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley
From: Spain | On: 18 Jun, 2022
The Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley trek offered a perfect blend of cultural immersion and breathtaking natural beauty. From the warm hospitality of the Tamang community to the stunning vistas of the Langtang Himalayas, every aspect of the journey was truly remarkable.
CoreTreks' attention to detail and commitment to our safety and comfort were evident throughout the trek. The accommodation provided at tea houses along the route was comfortable and offered a warm respite after a day of trekking. The support team, including our experienced guide and porters, were knowledgeable, friendly, and always ready to assist us.
In conclusion, the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley trek organized by CoreTreks exceeded all my expectations. It was a well-organized, culturally enriching, and visually stunning adventure.
Enjoyed the cultural heritage
From: United Kingdom | On: 10 Nov, 2021
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.
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.