Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking

Trip Facts
Trip Code: YK-1937
Duration: 9 Days
Max. Altitude: 3300 m
Mode of Travel: Teahouse
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Moderate
Total Cost: $615

Popularly known as the valley of glaciers the Langtang valley is rich in pine forests, swiftly flowing streams, rocky terrain and meadows with daisies and wild primula. This 8 day long trekking is a combination of camping and home stay or lodge stay. The Langtang Tamang heritage tour makes a wonderful Cultural trip to the Sherpa village and offers a great chance to learn the culture of the Tamang people residing there.

The Tamang village in the Langtang valley is habituated by people of Tibetan descent. This area is less frequented by tourists and the native culture is largely untouched. Animals like bears, leopards, red pandas and musk deer are found in the area. The Rhododendrons color the forests in red during March and April. You will get to learn the history of the people here, their Tibetan ancestors, their current mode of life and occupation. They have Buddhist descendants who rely on agriculture and trade for livelihood. Their costumes are colorful and the houses are decorated with woodcarvings. All this in the backdrop of the Langtang mountain range makes it a compelling place to visit.

 

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking - Itinerary

Day 01: : Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu Airport, Our office representative awaiting you in front of arrival lounge showing yours name Card, transfer to Hotel, we offer complimentary dinner at Hotel 7-8 pm, meet other participants to discuss about trip, Hotel B&B.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Gatlang
After an hour and half of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for the Lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarf) and the home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance. Overnight at the community lodge.

Day 04: Gatlang to Tatopani
This would be the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. Stop for the lunch here. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing the hanging bridge. Ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’, you can cleanse yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.

Day 05: Tatopani to Thuman
the trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Trek continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. One can experience the culture and lifestyle of local Tamang peoples in Thuman.
Dinner and overnight at local tea house in Thuman.

Day 06: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) about 7 hours of walking camping.
The trail to Rasuwagadhi starts through the downhill way to Timure village which falls in the old trade route to Tibet. After taking lunch in Timure, the trail continues to Rasuwagadhi. We can see the Tibetan influenced Tamang culture in this area. Rasuwagadhi is the historical place as well as border between Nepal and China. You can see a fort in Rasuwagadhi which is historical reminder of Nepal-Tibet relation.
Overnight in Rasuwagadhi.

Day 07: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) walking around 6 hours.
From Rasuwagadhi, The trail continues to Briddim, a Tibetan Buddhist tamang village situated at the lap of Langtang. In Briddim, you can enjoy the Home stay facilities and experience the lifestyle, culture, accommodation and food of local peoples.
Overnight in Briddim.

Day 08: Rest and exploring day in Briddim.
Today, you can take rest in Briddim village. From Briddim, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Langtang range. The majority of the peoples in this village are Tamang. The village itself is joy to watch since its 43 houses are spread in z shape. In this day, you can also visit local monasteries of   Chukia Khnaga and Gompa Dukchu Gompa chosen as sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama, Guru Rinpoche,.
Overnight in Briddim.

Day 09: Briddim to Syabrubeshi, Walking around 4 hours.
Early morning, the trail starts from Briddim to Syabrubesi progress through the village of  Wangel. The trail continues descending through the local villages and terraces along with the magnificent views of hills and mountains till you reach Syabrubesi.
Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 10: Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by local bus.
Early morning, Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours.  You head to Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas. Upon the Arrival, you can take rest for the remaining day.
Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 11: Final departure from Kathmandu (1345m)
Yuuki’s representatives will transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Cost Includes

  • An experienced licensed holder guide and required porters
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu (Non-star Hotel)
  • Transportation by tourist  bus (Trekking time), Local transportation (Taxi)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Medical kit box
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Langtang National Park Fee,
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All government tax, VAT
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/ from/to international airport,

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation.

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