Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek

The Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Tamang Heritage Trail is an excellent Trek along an easy going route combined with authentic villages that offer a homestay program in traditional homes, and great views of mountains in Tibet, Langtang and Ganesh Himalas, set against, rhododendrons, forests.

It is a rewarding trekking experience with a strong focus on local culture. The trail lies in one of the bordering regions between Nepal and Tibet. There is a long history of trade and cultural exchange which enriched the local culture and the ritual practices on both sides of the border.

Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is one of the newly developed trails that are less crowded and put a stronger emphasis on culture than some of the more classic trails. The Tamang Heritage Trail gives you an idea of ancient lifestyles but also offers stunning sceneries and (as a reward) relaxing. The Tamang Heritage trail is a very pleasant trek without technical difficulty. A remarkable cultural experience set in an impressive environment.

Another attraction of this trip is stunning views of glaciers, amazingly photogenic. Rich in cultural heritage, a pleasant altitude profile and stunning nature - the Langtang valley trek has plenty of things to offer. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will help you make the most of this unique experience.

The Langtang valley to the north of Kathmandu lies just south of the Tibetan border, sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This made it an important region for trade over several centuries and a focal point for cultural exchange.

It offers a wide range of landscapes and sceneries. The route follows the river up the valley through various types of forests (in particular the impressive rhododendron forests) and takes you from a warm, almost tropical climate to the harsher environment at higher altitude. Along the way, there is a good chance of observing wild boar, deer, several types of monkeys and even some of the larger predators as bears and leopards, not to mention the many kinds of wildflowers. As soon as we get out of the forest, we will have the impressive Langtang Lirung mountain (7246m) right in front of you. The route then continues along the Langtang mountain range with all the famous glaciers and beautiful snow-covered peaks.

Paying tribute to the rich cultural aspects of the regions, we’ll lead us through the Tibetan communities within the Langtang Valley. During the trek, we will have many opportunities to get a better understanding of their culture and way of life at high altitude. And we ’ll certainly enjoy their hospitality.

We start with 5-6 hours’ jeep journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. On the way, we gather many impressions of rural Nepal. We then start trekking in earnest making our way through the small villages along the trail. we will observe local customs and traditions, chat with locals and, of course, drive a good bargain when shopping for locally produced handicrafts. 

 

Highlights:

  • Experience the rich culture of the Langtang region
  • Discover the border region of Nepal and Tibet and lear about its rich history
  • Enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs
  • Conquer Tsergo Ri at 4985m and enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lhakpa as well as the Ganseh Himal range
  • Explore picturesque Tibetan villages and experience Tibetan culture
  • Enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 days

Altitude: 3870m

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Accommodation: Teahouse

Equipment: Basic Trekking Gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel  

 

Day 03:Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1503m/4931 ft.), 5-6hr drive

Initial section, we will follow the Prithvi Highway, soon you will arrive in Trishuli Bazaar. From here your journey begin with ascend on narrow road. You will observe the views of Ganesh Himal and ranges of Langtang. Gradually with several ups, downs.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04:Syabrubensi to Gatlang (2,238m/7,342ft.), 4-5hr walk

You will observe the views of Ganesh Himal and ranges of Langtang. Gradually with several ups, downs and passes drive bring us to Gatlang. Gatlang is one of the incredible village to experience.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05:Gatlang to Tatopani (2,380m/7,808ft.), 5-6hr walk

Our initial segment of trail begins with on gentle descend through agricultural field with plenty of ancient Mani Walls. Gradually your pleasant journey will bring you to Thangmuche village. The village is inhabited with Tibetan refugees and Tamang ethnic group. From here your journey begin with ascend till Tatopani.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06:Tatopani to Nagathali (3,165m/10384 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Our journey begins with ascend trail through the forests and soon we will arrive in Gombaling. From here we will climb up gentle ascend and the journey will offer you the pleasant views of various landscapes, ridges of Langtang, Gosainkunda etc.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07:Hike to Taruche and walk to Thuman (2,338m/7671 ft.), 8-9hr walk

We will hike to Taruche view point spot. The journey will offer you incredible experience of Ganesh Himal ranges, birds, ample of Himalayas of Tibet, villages and outstanding landscapes of Tibet. After we will continuous to Thuman.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08:Thuman to Briddim (2,238m/7,342ft), 5-6hr walk

Our journey begins with descend through bushes trail till, alpines and rhododendrons forest Lingling village. After we climb to Briddim through Pelko village. We will experience typical villages, people life style etc.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09:Briddim to Lama Hotel (2487m/ 8159 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Your first segment of the trail begins with a gentle ascent through agricultural fields and rhododendron forests. We then continue to the Khanjim and Lhagsa villages. The villages are inhabited by Tibetan refugees and the Tamang ethnic group. From here your Journey continues to Lama Hotel via Sherpa Gaun and Rimche. The journey will offer you incredible views of Gosainkunda rages, Thulo Syabru etc.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10:Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m/11253 ft.), 5-6hr walk

We ascend the trail through the rhododendron and oak forests and soon arrive at a river. From here we climb up gentle slopes with pleasant views of various landscapes and the ridges of Langtang. Gradually over gentle slopes we walk to Langtang via Godatabela and Thangshyap.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11:Langtang to Kyangjin (3830m/12566 ft.), 3-4hr walk

The trail from Langtang climbs through increasingly rugged country through the small Yak-herding villages of Mundu and Singdum, eventually tracing the path of the Langtang river. The enjoyable trail brings us to Kyangjin.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12:Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (2487m/ 8159 ft.), 5-6hr walk

For the return trip, we make our way back to Lama Hotel. Alternatively, you can extend the trip and continue to the Ganja La Trek.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13:Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi (1503m/4931 ft.), 5-6hr walk

We make our way back to Syabrubensi . Alternatively, you can continue on the Gosainkunda Trek
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse 

 

Day 14:Syabrubensi to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429 ft.), 5-6hr drive

We make our way back  and return to Kathmandu. 
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & in KTM Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at Teahouse & Hotel in KTM

 

Day 15:Departure from Kathmandu

A representative of IHSA "Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure" will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included meals: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

 

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide


+
1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)


+
Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]


+
 Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide


+
All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally


+
Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and return


+
Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek


+
Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses


+
Trekking permit and TIMS card


+
First Aid kit


+
Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

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Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

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Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

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Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

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Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

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Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

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Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

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Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

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Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Travel Season

The best season for the Langtang region is the same as for most of Nepal, roughly from March to late May and mid-September to early December. The weather in the region is heavily influenced by the monsoon which brings large quantities of snow between June and August from the Gulf of Bengal. To avoid unstable weather, we recommend the spring and fall periods. However, trips can be organized outside these periods as well.

Your Meals During the Trek

During long treks, good nutrition is very important. Beyond the practical aspects, delicious food enhances every holiday. At Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we make sure you experience high quality, locally sourced dishes. While most guest houses offer a wide variety of food, we highly recommend the local options which are freshly prepared from locally farmed produce. Popular dishes include Tsampak (the roasted flour of ground barley) with butter and the salted Tibetan tea, Sengong (paste of buckwheat flour with hot water) with Himalaya Nettle or garlic soup which can be very invigorating after a long day. And for your carbs, some boiled chilly potatoes – if you can stand the heat. Please inform us of special dietary needs but keep in mind that the trek leads through remote areas and it will not always be possible to meet specific requirements. In this case you might have to bring suitable meals instead.

Individual vs Group Trips

Our trips are calculated as private treks. You will have your own guide and can determine your own itinerary. This gives you the most flexibility. If you, however, prefer to join a group, depending on dates and routes, this can be organized as well.  

 

Duration
15 Days
Season
Spring/Fall/Winter
Region
Langtang
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3870m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house