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Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekkking - 11 Days

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekkking
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The highlight of Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek-

  • Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking is off the beaten popular trekking Trail in Langtang region. This trek is famous for Tamang culture lifestyle unspoiled nature and local Buddhist monasteries.
  • Great views of Langtang Lirung (7245m\23769ft.), Chumse Danda ridge (5122m\16804ft.). Dorje Lakpa (6989m\22929), Langtang Lirung (7246m\23772ft.), and many more.
  • Beautiful high snowcapped mountains. Explore Tibetan lifestyle and cultures
  • Visit one of the holy Gosainkunda pond and panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Trip Summarize –

During Lamtang Tamang Heritage trekking you can closely observe the local culture and living style of Tamang people, following their own different traditions and rituals. Along with these, this trek provides you with a great chance to explore the amazing wild habitat of this region in beautiful forests of wood and pine.

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking is newly opened trekking route and is widely popular in Langtang region. Through this trek, we can peek into the daily lifestyle of Tamangs who are also the Nepali mountain dwellers of Langtang Region. Tamangs are the descendants from Tibet and their culture is untouched. The trail passes through traditional Tamang village where life, culture, and crafts have remained unchanged since the beginning of the settlement. This trek is special for those who would like to speculate the traditional and untouched heritage. In addition to the cultural experience, the trek also offers wilderness experience through the beautiful landscape of alpine terrain, flat meadows, and rhododendron forests. You can also do Lantang helicopter tour for the day tour.

Closely experience of Tibetan Buddhist cultures and scenic view of mt. Gansesh Himal and Lantang ranges. Trekkers will also get an opportunity to observe Syabru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang VDC s. The villages also sell exclusive handicraft items like traditional caps, mufflers, and other items. Tourists can enjoy the hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali, where the stay is a unique experience. The return journey is through the same route which reminds us of the beauty that we have left behind and finally back to Kathmandu.


Outlined Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Shabrubeshi. 7-8 hrs – B.L.D

Day 03: Syabrubeshi to Goljung (1960m)- 4 hrs – B.L.D

Day 04: Goljung to Gatlang (2240m) – 3 hrs – B.L.D

Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani (2240m) 6-7 hrs – B.L.D

Day 06: Tatopani to Nagthali / Thuman (2000m) – B.L.D

Day 07: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) -7 hrs – B.L.D

Day 08: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day 09: Rest in Briddim – B.L.D

Day 10: Briddim to Syabrubeshi -4 hrs – B.L.D

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus: 6-7 hrs – B

Day 12: Departure/ Farewell – B

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)


Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, our Sunrise Adventure Trek airport representative will welcome you to the airport then transfer you to your hotel. At evening we will give you the short briefing and further details of the trip program. Overnight stay in the hotel

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu to Shabrubeshi. 7-8 hrs

Early in the morning we take a scenic drive to Syabrubeshi. We drive along the bank of Trishuli River and even get to see the glances of Ganesh Himal along with stunning Annapurna ranges. Through the greenery we reach at a small village and Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 3
Day 03: Syabrubeshi to Goljung (1960m)- 4 hrs

Today we will trek to Goljung’s Rongga Bhanjyang. Some of the Himalayas and valleys like Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range, Sishapangma, Langtang Lirung and the Goljung Valley can be seen from here. Travelling through the mountain road, we enter into the small and beautiful village, Syabrubesi in about 4 hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Day 04: Goljung to Gatlang (2240m) – 3 hrs

This days trek is short and beautiful that leads us to a small village, also the origin of Tamang Ethnicity. Upon the arrival we are welcomed by cultural song and dance. You can observe their day-to-day lifestyle and see beautiful houses made up of wood and stones. Now passing the Goljung village, we see the fascinating views of Langtang Lirung.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani (2240m) 6-7 hrs

Today we trek to Tatopani which means “Hot Water” and is clearly distinguishable as we can see and take a bath in warm natural water of lap of mountain, locals believe this water eases away all your pains and aches. We pass through Chilime Hydropower dam and then we ascend up to reach Tatopani.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Day 06: Totopani to Nagthali / Thuman (2000m)

After the breakfast we start the trek through Brimdang, cross Nagthali Danda (3300m) for beautiful scenery. Brimdang is a small settlement of Tamang people where we can closely explore the traditional and religious values of Tamang culture sharing cultures of Tibetans. After this we ascend up to the hill called Nagathali. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and Sanjen Ranges can be observed at Nagathali. Then again walking through the downhill, we reach Thuman.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Day 07: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) -7 hrs

Today we will get to know little about the history of Nepal as we will be seeing Rasuwagadhi fort which was once used by Nepal during the war against Tibet. We trek from Thuman to Rasuwagadhi, on the way we pass through the small villages with beautiful surroundings, Himalayan views and lush green forests.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 8
Day 08: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) - 6 hrs

From Rasuwagadhi we take a trail from Bhote Koshi River and arrive at Lingling. Later we reach to a small village, Briddim and explore the Tibetan dominated society, we pass from the Buddhists villages with people following Tibetan culture along with marvelous Himalayan views and houses constructed by stones.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 9
Day 09: Rest in Briddim

Briddim is a great place to take a day off and explore around while enjoying the traditional cuisine and witness local indoor ritual and cultural practices. The region is mainly known for unique traditions and cultures of Tibetan people and many Buddhists monasteries. So, today we spend a day here in warm community.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 10
Day 10: Briddim to Syabrubeshi -4 hrs

After early breakfast we ascend toward Syabrubeshi. This is an easy down path where we can enjoy green terrace fields. As we already take the route and going back through, we can remark the amazing views and moments from Briddim to Syabrubeshi.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 11
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus: 6-7 hrs

This drive is made to be average yet exciting with many rises, mountains, town, and porches along the way. This time we take a local bus and return back to Kathmandu. You can do shopping or rest for half of the day. At evening you can join the evening meal and cultural program offered by the company, Sunrise Adventure Treks.

Day 12
Day 12: Departure/ Farewell

Today is your departing time from Kathmandu to your home place. Our airport representative takes you to the airport before 3 hours of your departing time. Or you can join another adventures trip in Nepal and outside the country with Sunrise Adventure Treks. We are always ready here for operating your trips. Have a safe flight!

What's Include

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All entry fees TIMS card and entry Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

What's Exclude

  • International Flight major meals in cities
  • Airport tax and monuments entrance fees
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Tips to guide and porters and your insurance

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Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Langtang region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Tamang Heritage trekking ranges form easy to moderate trek. This trek is suitable for those who can hike for 64– 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Tamang Heritage Trek. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Tamang Heritage trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine. Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Tamang Heritage trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

- Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories

- Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

- Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Langtang region. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Best Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Langtang region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

  • 1. How difficult is trek to Tamang Heritage and how can we prepare?

    Trekking to Tamang Heritage is an easy trek as compared to others with various beautiful floras and faunas. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. Well preparation is needed for every trek.

  • 2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Tamang Heritage trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements?  Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  • 3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 4. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.

  • 5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

  • 6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Tamang Heritage trek?

    Trek to Langtang region with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room.  Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.

  • 7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if Iam a slow walker in the group?

    Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 3,870m/12,697ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • March to May and September to December
  • 1-18 Pax
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • 11 Days

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