Langtang Valley Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate
  • Group Size
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Langtang Valley Tamang Heritage Trek is a moderate level trekking destination north of Kathmandu. Indulge in a diverse experience as you get very close with the Tamang culture and Langtang Valley while trekking in the midst of green valleys and snow-topped mountains. Located north of Kathmandu Valley, this trek is an easily accessible destination. This trek presents you the spectacular views of the green terrace farming, dense forests, and the pinnacles of the Langtang Himalayas situated near the Tibetan border. A special reward to the characteristic highlights is the opportunity to trek through Tamang towns, experience their culture, traditions, and architecture. Tibetan culture penetrates every last bit of this 14-day trip, experiencing every beautiful highlight up close and personal. The Tamangs have originated from Tibet and settled in the hilly region of Nepal several years ago. Tamangs are also widely known for horse dealing. They have held an unmistakable personality with Tibetan roots, just as their very own language.

Langtang Valley Tamang Heritage Trek is a mix of farmlands, icy masses, lakes, glaciers and astounding tops along the Tibet fringe. Additionally, Kyanjin Gompa village at 3800m presents amazing views of the Mt. Langtang Lirung, Chengdu and Mt. Dorje Lakpa. Explore deep into Tamang settlements as you pursue the calm Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek and experience the wilds of Langtang National Park on an extraordinary trekking experience. Drench your days experiencing the ethnic culture and traditions of the Tamang community. More so, the amazing views of the Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal will entertain you throughout your journey. This trek is ideal for the adventurers searching for something off-the-beaten and different than the regular trekking trails.

Best Time for the Trek

The best season to opt for this trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Throughout the spring, there is more shading and the Rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal are in full bloom, and in the autumn months, the skies are for the most part blue and clearer. If you’re looking for culturally and naturally rich destinations to travel to, Langtang Valley Tamang Heritage Trek is the best. You can also opt for other Langtang region treks. We have 10 days Langtang Valley Trek as well as 16 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, Nepal Hiking Team’s representative will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. We’ll provide a trip briefing about the trip today. You have no other plans so you can rest and prepare for the next day.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m) Duration: 7-8 hours

This day initiates the official beginning of our Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek. We’ll drive 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via a jeep. Heading out north of Kathmandu we’ll drive enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains, foothills, and villages making our way through Dhunche which feels like we’re headed towards deep land. Going through the banks of Trishuli River, we’ll get a look at Ganesh Himal, small villages and greenery.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 03 - Syabru Bensi- Gatlang (2238m/7340ft) Duration: 5 Hours

You shall experience the diverse traditional settlements throughout your journey. You’ll enjoy a cultural program at Goljung and Gatlang which will surely make your trekking memorable. Gatlang is a Tamang ethnic settlement set on a hillside along with the terrace farming. You shall visit Tamang monastery and Parvathi Kunda Lake here.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 04 - Gatlang - Tatopani (2607m/8550ft) Duration: 5-6 Hours

On your way to Tatopani, you’ll get glimpses of Langtang massifs and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani translates to English as “Hot Water” so here you can rest and take a hot bath in the natural springs situated at the lap of the Himalayas. Next, you’ll visit a cultural village called Thuman which is widely known for their Shamanic performance as well as the astounding views of Langtang Himalayas. Similarly, from Nagthali which is a meditation center for monks and priests you can see the panoramic view of the Langtang massifs, Sanjen massifs, Ganesh and Kerung Himal.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 05 - Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m/7,874 Ft) Duration: 5-6 Hours

On this day we’ll make our way to Thuman through Brimdang and Nagthali. We’ll begin our trek through the alpine jungles to Brimdang. Brimdang is a small Tamang village that leads up the hill to Nagthali. From Nagthali we can view the amazing scenery of Langtang ranges, Ganesh, Sanjen and Kerung Himal. Then, we descend downhill towards the Tamang settlement called Thuman where we’ll spend the night.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 06 - Thuman to Briddhim (2,345m/7,693 Ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Today, we make our way to Briddhim, a Tibetan Buddhist settlement from Thuman taking the trails through Lingling. It is beautifully situated on the embrace of Langtang Himal. We’ll explore the Dukchu Gomba Monastery here. We can observe that the vast majority of the houses are worked by stones and are occupied for the most part by Tibetans in Briddhim.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 07 - Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470m) Duration: 6 Hours

We’ll descend the trail following the Ghopche Khola and advancing towards Lama Hotel from Briddim. Following, we’ll ascend towards Lama Hotel located on the banks of Langtang River from Rimche. Lama Hotel is surrounded by greenery, forests and spectacular Himalaya views.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 08 - Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307m/10845ft) Duration: 5 Hours

On this day we’ll follow the route towards the Langtang Village. This village is an old local village and the views of the Langtang Himalayas you can get here is astounding. Following the trail from Ghoda Tabela which means “horse stable” in English, we continue the trek towards beautiful valleys and Yaks grazing on the pasture.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 09 - Langtang Village to Kyanjing RI (4773m/15655ft) and Return Kyanjing Gompa (3798m) Duration: 7-8 Hours

We’ll follow the trail towards Sindum and then towards Yamphu. We’ll cross the Laja Khola climbing the moraine making our way towards the view point to see the delightful Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Langtang Lirung. Then, we’ll initiate the hike towards Kyanjin RI which sits at an elevation of 4773m. After enjoying the amazing views we’ll descend back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 10 - Exploration of Kyangjuma Gompa and Climb Chorkari RI (5050m/16564ft) Duration: 7 Hours

You can spend your rest day appreciating and exploring the Kyanjin Gompa. We will visit the monastery and cheese production factory. Then we’ll hike up the moraine to view the dramatic ice fall and climb Chorkari RI which is at an elevation of 5050m. This is the highest point of the trek and presents panoramic views of the Langtang ranges.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 11 - Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 5-6 Hours

We will see incredible perspectives on transcending mountains that you will have missed ascending upwards as we make our way back to Lama Hotel. Taking additional time, you can walk gradually to take in the entirety of the beautiful delights.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 12 - Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft) Duration: 5-6 Hours

A simple trek downhill will be done from Lama Hotel back to Syabru Bensi today, going through and exploring few villages on our way back down.

Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 13 - Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu Duration: 7 Hours

A beautiful drive back to Kathmandu by jeep will be experienced, which takes around 7-8 Hours. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast, and Lunch included.

Day 14 - Farewell/Departure

Around 3 hours before your scheduled flight, Nepal Hiking Team’s airport representative will take you to the air terminal, from where you will leave for your flight, ideally with superb recollections of the trek.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Full-day guided city tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fee and private vehicle.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang national park permit
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WIFI internet during the trek
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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