Overview

Langtang’s proximity to the Tibetan border, an easy accessible from Kathmandu and its best kept secret beauties make Langtang valley a trekker’s paradise. Langtang trek passes through less visited diverse ethnic groups’ settlements and lush forest to the vantage view point called Kyanjin Gompa and beyond. This Langtang trekking offers an opportunity to explore the rich mingled cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Lama and Tamang people, mostly carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals and skilled weaving traditions. The majestic mountain of Langtang Lirung at 7246m to the north, Gang Chhenpo at 6388m to the south and Dorje Lhakpa at 6990m to the east dominates the beautiful Langtang valley.

 

The Tamang Heritage trek is one of the newly opened treks which combine an enchanting journey wherein you can enjoy the magnificent mountain views with the insight into the unique Tamang culture, alpine terrain, green meadows and rhododendron forest. Trekking through Tamang village gives you a wonderful opportunity to closely observe the community’s lifestyle, culture and crafts such as bamboo baskets and mats. Tamang Heritage trek presents the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kyirong, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Glaciers of varying sizes and high altitude lakes namely Gosiakunda, Pravatikuda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda are found along the Tamang Heritage trek.

 

Trek begins with warm traditional welcome and quick safety briefing followed by comprehensive trip briefing next day, introduction to your guide and entertain last minutes questions.

15 Nights 16 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Kathmandu Portion:

  • 3 nights in Hotel on BB basis as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
  • Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

 

 

Transportation:

  • All the necessary airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Private Transportation: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi & Dhunche – Kathmandu

 

Trek Portion:

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary in lodge en-route on EP (room only) basis.
  • Langtang  National park fee
  • TIMS Card
  • Professional licensed holder Trekking guide
  • Assistant Guides as per number of clients
  • Necessary Porters (weight max. 12 kg per clients)
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • Necessary equipment for trekking staff
  • Guide and porter daily allowance
  • Emergency  medical kit box
  • Trekking kit bag

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Any meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)  during trek
  • Travel insurance (must cover expenses of rescue service including helicopter)
  • Personal Gears: ( all trekking gears are easily available on rent and buy in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Liquor beverages (soft and hard drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. laundry, phone call etc.
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Services not mentioned herein

 

 

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Pasupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to and from trek initiation point
  • Langtang Trek: Experience trekking in Langtang National Park, home of Red Panda and rich in natural vegetation.
  • Lama Hotel, Langtang Village ( whole village was swept away by landslide during earthquake), Kyanjin Gompa
  • Possibility to see wildlife
  • Stunning view of Himalayan Panorama during trek
  • Experience of villages & experience their culture, traditions & hospitality
Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

 

Days

Itinerary

Overnight

01:

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Hotel (BB)

02:

Trek briefing in the morning and half day sightseeing tour of world heritage sites

Hotel (BB)

03:

Drive to Syabru – Besi (1467m/4811ft)  8 – 9 hrs drive

Lodge(EP)

04:

Trek to Gatlang (2238m/7340ft), 5 – 6 hrs

Lodge(EP)

05:

Trek to Tatopani (2607m/8550ft),  3 – 4 hrs

Lodge(EP)

06:

Trek to Thuman  (2338m/7668ft), 5 – 6 hrs

Lodge(EP)

07:

Trek to Briddim (2229m/7311ft), 6 – 7 hrs

Lodge(EP)

08:

Trek to Lama Hotel  (2470m/8101ft),  6 – 7 hrs

Lodge(EP)

09:

Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village, 6 – 7 hrs

Lodge (EP)

10:

Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4 – 5 hrs

Lodge (EP)

11:

Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft), 7 – 8 hrs

Lodge (EP)

12:

Trek back to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 6 – 7 hrs

Lodge (EP)

13:

Trek to Thulo Syabru: (1,900m/6,232ft), 5 – 6 hrs

Lodge (EP)

14:

Trek to Dhunche (1650m/5,412ft), 4 – 5 hrs

Lodge (EP)

15:

 Drive back to Kathmandu

Hotel (BB)

16:

Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

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Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft):

Arrival in Kathmandu greeted by Basanta Adventure representative and transferred to Hotel which is usually a walking distance to any good restaurants and shops. We will be given a short briefing on hotel facilities and safety as well as a short introduction to the area.  Next day there will be a comprehensive trip briefing. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites:

After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you are fully prepared for the trip, introduce guide and any last-minute questions would be answered. We then visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath one of the revered holy temple of the Hindus, this temple is also known for its cremation ceremonies that take place next to the holy river Bagmati. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi. Trek begins (1,420m/4,658ft), 8 – 9 hrs:

This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trisuli valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8-9 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. From Syabru we'll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kyirong of Tibet. We'll relax tonight at a local teahouse. O/N at Lodge in Syabrubesi (EP)

 

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2238m/8550ft), 6 hrs:

Syabrubesi is the common starting point for the Langtang Valley trek as well as the Gosainkund trek, but instead of heading in these directions, ascend a view point for an hour and a half for a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkund range, and the Goljang Valley. Head down to the Goljang Valley (about an hour’s walk) and stop there for lunch. In the afternoon, trek for about three hours to reach Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village. O/N at Lodge in Gatlang (EP)

 

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani (2607m/8550ft), 3 hrs:

Today’s walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet, by a lovely river. After lunch, the trail heads up again, across a hanging bridge and climbing to Tatopani, your stop for the night. The town’s name literally means ‘hot water’ in Nepali, and there are towns of this name all over Nepal. Unsurprisingly, here you can enjoy the natural hot springs, with water that comes straight out of the ground. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality, and it will certainly ease away any aches and pains from the trek. O/N at Lodge in Tatopani (EP)

 

 

 

Day 06: Trek to Thuman (2338m/7668ft), 5 hrs:

Today, the trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3,300 m. / 10,826 ft.), high, open grassland with amazing views of the Himalayas. Stop at the delightful Brimdang village for lunch en route, and then continue up to Nagthali Danda. On arrival we stop for a masala chiya (tea) prepared by the gompa’s caretaker. Then, continue down to Thuman, a Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. O/N at Lodge in Thuman (EP)

 

Day 07: Trek to Briddim (2229m/7311ft), 7 hrs:

Today’s walk begins along a flatter section of trail, and then descends to Timure. It follows part of the old trade route to Tibet, and in fact, Tibet is not far away—just three hours’ walk. However, it’s not possible to walk across the border these days, and there’s a heavy police presence along the roads in this area. After lunch, the trail continues to Briddim, another Tamang village, where you’ll stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis, so you can be sure that your stay is benefitting the whole community and not just one or two enterprising families (as is sometimes the case with hotels and lodges.) O/N at Lodge in Briddim (EP)

 

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 5 – 6 hrs:

After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we'll rest and overnight at a local teahouse. O/N at Guest House in Lama Hotel (EP)

 

Day 09: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village, 6 – 7 hrs:

We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. O/N at Lodge in Mundu (EP)

 

Day 10: Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4 – 5 hrs:

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains. O/N at Lodge in Kyangjin Gompa (EP)

 

Day 11: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft), 7 – 8 hrs:

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks. Our guide will organize a prayer and offer Lungta (Prayer flag) for good health and happiness for all the members.  O/N at Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa (EP)

 

Note: Offer Lungta or prayers flag (printed prayers for the peace and good health/happiness) together with our Guide. Offering prayer flag in high passes and sacred sites is believed to bring good fortune and long life in Buddhist culture.

 

Day 12: Trek back to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 6 – 7 hrs:

This morning we'll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we'll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village. O/N at Lodge in Lama Hotel (EP)

 

Day 13: Trek to Thulo Syabru: (1,900m/6,232ft), 5 – 6 hrs:
Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we'll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it's beside us. Firstly easy downhill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for couple of hours to get to the village. O/N at Lodge in Thulo Syabru (EP)

 

Day 14: Trek to Dhunche (1650m/5,412ft), 4 – 5 hrs:

This morning after breakfast we'll be ready for trek onwards to Dhunche. This is quite pleasant walk through the forested path and some old Tamang village's takes to get 4-5 hrs. After arrival in Dhunche, rest of the time explores the town which is headquarters of Rasuwa district. O/N at Lodge in Dhunche (EP)

 

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu:

Today we'll have an early morning drive to Kathmandu. It will take 8-9 hrs. We'll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel. Upon arrival, any hired gears will be collected and your international flight tickets will be distributed. ON at Hotel in Kathmandu. (BB)

 

Day 16: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

Today holiday extension for another tour or transfer  to the airport for final departure. Tour concludes.