15-Day Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek | Asian Heritage

15-Day Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek

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15 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

The Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek package offers an exploration of exclusive Tamang culture and heritage through Langtang Valley, known for its abundant wildlife, rich cultural significance, and picturesque scenery. Highlights include experiencing the mixed Tibetan lifestyle, visiting Gatlang Valley and Tserko Ri viewpoint, and enjoying colorful rhododendron blooms, birds, and butterflies. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, followed by trekking through various villages like Chilime, Nagtahli, Thuman, and Langtang Village. The best times to visit are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) for pleasant weather and clear skies.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private AC vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation at 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • 10 night accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on Room only basis.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • Langtang Permits, TIMS, and other necessary permits.
  • All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide.

Price Excludes

  • Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
  • Entrance fees for World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu (approx. $55 per person).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not specified in the package.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome To Kathmandu Nepal!

As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you will immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city. Afterward, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city.

Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The Stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

Day 3Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m), driving duration: 8 to 9 hours

Early in the morning, we start our Jeep drive to Syabru Besi. Once we drive out of the Kathmandu Valley, the roads twist and turn along the high hills. The landscape changes radically as well as the lifestyle of the people living along the way. Once you reach the village of Ranipauwa, you can enjoy viewing the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and the Langtang Mountain range in the east. Following the Trishuli River, the road guides you into the Langtang National Park. Here, we shall immediately notify the remoteness of the human settlement of Langtang.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge


Day 4Syabrubesi to Chilime via Gatlang (2,240 m), hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

Today you will start trekking as we follow the trail around the valley and ascend to a viewpoint. From this viewpoint, you can witness the beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal, Goljang Valley, and the Gosaikunda range. As you descend and walk through the valley of Gatlang, you will pass by a lake and an apple farm. After you arrive in the village of Gatlang, you can have some rest. Later on, we can explore and experience the Tamang culture. Afterward, descending to Thangbuchet, we reach Chilime village. The village is located next to the Bhotekoshi River. The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 5Chilime to Nagthali (3,165 m), hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

Following the trail to Nagthali, we leave Chilime. Along the path, we pass by a dense forest and might encounter the Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys. After walking for some time, we reach open grassland with amazing views of the Himalayas. The ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range, and the Sanjen Ranges look stunning. After passing this grassland we will reach Nagthali. Nagthali was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge

Day 6Nagthali to Briddhim (2,290 m) via Thuman (2,338 m), hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

We start the day with a descending walk to Thuman for about an hour. Thuman is one of the Tamang villages heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. The people here are friendly and love to sing and dance. Later on, we continue walking through Rhododendron forests, and meadows towards Briddim. It is another Tibetan village influenced by the Tamang community. The trail to Briddhim in springtime is beautiful due to rhododendron blooms. In Buddhism, enjoy the traditional local cuisines and take part in cultural practices.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 7Briddim to Lama Hotel (2,324 m), hiking duration: 7 to 8 hours

We start our day a little early as it is a long walk to reach Lama Hotel. Following the path, it takes us through the jungle and passes by small villages in some places. The trail offers a splendid panoramic view of the mountains and the surrounding hills. After hiking for some hours, we reach the Lama Hotel.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge

Day 8Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430 m), hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

Today is a strenuous day as we have to climb about 1000 meters. We start by climbing up a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. Continuing our trail, we reach Ghoda Tabela, which means the Horse Stable. After this, the path is slightly gradual and offers the beautiful sight of grazing Yaks in the valley. After ascending for some time, we cross a stream and climb past several water-driven prayer wheels. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route. From Langtang, the view of mountain peaks is spectacular.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

langtang national park

Day 9Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m), hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

Along the path to Kyanjin Gompa, you can see the wonderful view of Langtang Lirung. The trail passes through the largest mani wall, made from stone and with prayers written on them. You also walk past the water mills, Chortens, and a sacred pile of rocks with various inscriptions. After crossing some rivers, we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, you can test the cheese and curd made from Yak milk.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 10Explore Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m) and Tserko RI (5,000 m), hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

Today you will explore and around Kyanjin Gompa. You can also go for a hike to Tserko Ri (5000 m) for magnificent mountain views. As Tserko Ri lies at quite a high altitude, you might feel the thin air. After some wonderful views of the mountains, we return to Kanjin Gompa. In the remaining time, you can stroll around Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the surrounding views.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge


Day 11Trek back to Lama Hotel, hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

Today, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours downhill through a dense forest to reach Lama Hotel. You will walk through the ethnic Tamang settlements. People here are influenced by the Tibetan religion and cultural practices.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 12Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi, hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

Today is your last day of trekking. After having breakfast, you will start trekking down to Syabrubesi. The total trek is downhill and you will walk through a lush green forest.
Accommodation: Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu, driving duration: 8-9 hours

Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The path up to Dhanding Besi is a little bumpy but from Dhading Besi the road is relatively smooth. During the drive, you can enjoy the scenery of hills, farms, small settlements, and rivers. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

Day 14Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur

Today, our guide shall receive you and then drive you to Patan for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other heritage like Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, we visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings. We also visit the Golden Temple and Banglamukhi Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people.
Then after you will be visiting Bhaktapur where you will be amazed by the architecture. Observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and visit the Nyatapola Temple, the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will visit Pottery Square. You will be taught to design and adorn your pot with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.


Day 15Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. 

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Nilam and his employees are most friendly and super helpful. Because of them my stay in Nepal, and mainly in Kathmandu, felt like home and they made it more special. In Kathmandu I stayed in their inn and Bistro in Kopan and it was so nice to escape the touristy buisiness in Thamel and really enjoy the silence while Beijing close to Kopan monastry and bouddhanath. Naz, the host, was amazing. Nilam always had good advise and he is very thrustworthy, inspiring and he works super hard to show people the best of his country while also helping the village he grew up in. It was wonderful to meet him and his team.
The tamang heritage trial was really beautiful. Since I already Did the annapurna circuit I was Looking for a more cultural experience and the trail was perfect for that. The Tamang are beautiful, welcoming and are working super hard to rebuild after the earthquake. My guide, Shiva, was super kind and knowledgable and we had a great time.

May 9, 2019
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