Langtang Heritage Trail Trek also popularly known as Tamang Heritage Trail is an unexplored region of the Langtang area which has recently been opened for the world. The people in this area are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet and settled in Nepal. The culture The Langtang heritage Trail is an off beaten track which highlights ancient culture and lifestyle, combining it with picturesque views and soothing baths in the natural hot spring. It also covers the culture, religion and daily lifestyle of Tamang community.
This trek starts from Syabrubesi and passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Rusuwagadhi and Briddim. This is a perfect trek to learn the beautiful culture of the Tamang community along with a chance to observe lifestyle. With high open grasslands and an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains, this is the perfect trek for anyone who seeks for solitude, enjoy the local culture and hospitality and get away from the crowd. This trek passes through traditional Tamang and Tibetan villages and goes until Tibetan border. Also, the local home stay is an incredible way to interact with the local communities.
Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) 8-9 hrs
Day 4: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2200m/7,217ft) 5 hrs
Day 5: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/8,550ft) 6-7hrs
Day 6: Tatopani to Thuman (2400m/7,874ft) 6 hrs
Day 7: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) 7 hrs
Day 8: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) 6 hours
Day 9: Briddim to Syabrubeshi(1450m) 4 hours
Day 10: Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by Jeep/Local Bus 8 hrs
Day 11: Final departure
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and be updated with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour.
On your second day in Nepal you will start your morning with a breakfast and head toward Pashuaptinath Temple one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage places. Then on to Boudhanath & Swaymnbhunath Stupa (UNESCO sites). These two stupas are sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhist people. Half of your day will be sightseeing and remaining half day will be in preparation for your trekking. Your guide will provide you details about the trek and if you have any query regarding the trek then you can ask your guide. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will be driving north out of the Kathmandu valley after your breakfast. Along this drive to Syabrubesi you will see amazing landscape of hills with glimpses of Ganesh Himal. You will be passing one of the important Hydro Projects of Nepal the Trishuli Hydro Project. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Syabrubesi is the starting point for our trek and after walking for some hours you can enjoy stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Today we will be passing through the Goljang valley and walking toward the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. You will be welcomed by the local people upon your arrival in the village. Overnight at the community lodge.
Today you will be walking for 7 hours so make sure you have enough breakfast and lunch so you don’t run out of energy. You will be passing through the Thangbuchet village and can relax at theTatopani (Hot Spring) which literally means ‘hot water. Dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house.
The trail ascends to NagthaliDanda (3300m) situated on high open grassland with amazing views of the snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to NagthaliDanda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. The trail continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.Overnight in Thuman.
The trek today goes to Rasuwagadhi which is a very historical fort dating back to conflicts with Tibet. This section follows important historical trade routes with Tibet and you will have the opportunity to view Tibetan culture and tradition in this area. All of this topped by stunning mountain views.Overnight in Rasuwagadhi.
The trekking route goes through rhododendron forest and alpine meadows as we trek towards Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community under the ever presentLangtangHimal range. Overnight in Briddim.
The trail follows the BhoteKosi river along the valley through rice and corn fields. Overnight in Syabrubeshi.
Today we will board our vehicle to take us back to Kathmandu. It is a long drive through picturesque farmland and hills. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
- All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
- 3 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
- All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
- Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
- A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
- The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
- LangtangNationalPark fees, TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
- Trekking equipment i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
- First aid medical kit.
- Official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
- Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
- Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
- Personal trekking gear.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.