Within a day's drive from Kathmandu, this amazing two-week trek combines an intimate Tibetan-based cultural experience with a fairly -moderately trek amid both Alpine meadows and thrilling Himalayan landscapes, all without having to fly, or to cross any high mountain passes. The trail brings us into a serene region populated mainly by the Tamang ethnic group, believed to have migrated from Tibet during the time of Ghengis Kahn. The Tamang practice a Tibetan form of Buddhism and work mostly at farming, but one of the delights of this trek may well be the discovery of their beautiful handicrafts.Your adventure begins in bustling Kathmandu, where you will be able to visit Durbar Square or do some other sightseeing if you wish. We will be sure to review your clothing and gear to be sure you are adequately prepared for the trek. Even though we will not be crossing any high passes, there will still be some challenging hills to climb; and we will still need to think about acclimatization, as we will be trekking to a height of (3,860m/t12, 664ft) at Kyanjin Gompa.
We leave Kathmandu with a drive to Syabrubesi, where we overnight. The following morning we hit the trail at last, heading first for Gotlang (the area's largest Tamang village), and then on to Tatopani, where you might want to visit the hot springs which give the town its name. Our route will bring us to some fabulous Himalayan views when we reach the ridge at Nagthali Ghyang, en route to Thuman. Next we trek to the small village of Briddim, where home-stays might be possible. Continuing on, we will
visit the village of Lama Hotel and then the larger town of Langtang, where the headquarters of Langtang National Park are located.In Langtang you will enjoy the views of the twin waterfalls emerging from the rock wall above town, as well as of Langtang II (6,581m/21,591'). You may also wish to explore the quaint upper town, where you will encounter traditional Tibetan-style houses with flat roofs and intricately carved windows. We then trek to Kyanjin Gompa and the highest elevation of our trek. We will have some time for exploration here, before heading back to Syabrubesi, from which we drive back to a farewell dinner in Kathmandu, followed by our flight home the next day.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval sites in Kathmandu. We drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites- Pashupatinath temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (A fine Buddhist Stupa at the hilltop of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi enjoying the scenic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands. The stunning scenery of Ganesh Himal can be explored. The pleasant drive then goes through the bumpy road, continually to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
This is a great opportunity to walk through the Tamang heritage community trail by experiencing the Tamang culture and their way of living. Gatlang village is located at the top of the hill, where we can reach after walking through the terraced land. We can visit the nearby monastery and local houses. Overnight at Guesthouse.
After breakfast at Gatlang, we head through the Tamang communities and stone steps that lead us to Thangbuchet and Chilime village. We have lunch in Chilime and walk down to the River. Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk up to the Tatopani village. We can have a natural hot spring bath. It is regarded as a skin cure for various diseases/pains or aches. Overnight at Teahouse or home stay.
It is a splendid excursion day through the forest and rugged trail. First, we reach Brimdang and Nagthali. The viewpoint of Nagthali at 3165 meters fabulous sceneries of the green hills and terraced forests along with the snowy peaks as Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Gradually, we walk further to Thuman, which is another superb Tamang village. Overnight at Teahouse or home stay.
If you can manage an extra day, we can lead you to the historical site, known as Rasuwagadhi. If it’s not possible to manage that day, then we head further to Briddim via Lingling. Briddim is a beautiful village with the homestay service. The traditional stone houses and fluttering prayer flags resemble the cultural perfection and their spirituality. Stay with local families and experience their daily lifestyles. Overnight at the homestay.
From Briddim, we head towards the Lama Hotel through the rhododendron forest. First, we pass Khangjim village, then Bhanjyng Gaon, Sherpa Gaon and Rimche village at last to reach the Lama Hotel. From here, we can join the trek to Langtang valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We reach to the Langtang valley today via Ghoda Tabela. It is a gradual climb up viewing the beautiful sceneries of the green hills and picturesque Tamang villages. Langtang village is a unique and typical Tamang village, which is renowned for preserving the traditional values and cultural perfection. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We have a short walking today, which is nice for acclimatization. On the way, we pass some of the beautiful tiny ethnic settlements, cheese factory, and cultural diversity. Kyanjin Gompa lies below the Langtang Lirung. The Gompa is a renowned one in Langtang, which reveals the spiritual perfection of the villagers. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Leaving Kyanjin Gompa, we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. It’s a rugged trail and dotted with the rhododendron forest. Reach to bamboo, and we take a rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.
From Lama Hotel, we start to trek down to Syabrubesi with beautiful memories of the alpine region, culturally loaded Tamang villages and Himalayan views. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Early morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu for about 8/9 hours, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Despite the Bad weather mid-September, i had a wounderful Trek along the Tamang Heritage Trek in the Langtang national Park. The Guide was very expierienced, and i feel that he benefited my trek a lot. Birendra took care of all the paperwork for me, it was a very smooth expierience. I can fully recommend doing the Tamang heritage trek, which is beautiful, and i recommend consulting Birendra at Adventure Club about it. Thumbs Up!
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.