Langtang trek presents trekkers an insight on an ancient Tamang and Tibetan culture along with magnificent views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and a number of other peaks
Tamang Heritage trail with Langtang trek is one of the best combinations of mountain and the Himalayan culture exploration. Langtang region is a home to both heavenly mountains as well as the rich cultural heritage of ethnic Tamang people in Nepal. Langtang Tamang Heritage trail presents trekkers an insight on an ancient Tamang and Tibetan culture along with magnificent views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and a number of other peaks. The beautiful forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo, wildlife, wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, sacred lakes, ancient Tibetan monasteries, Mani walls and the settlement of people: their lifestyle, culture, tradition and religion add extra charm to this trek. This place isn’t jut famous as the home of glaciers and mountains, but is equally famous as a land of magic, meditation and Shamanism.
Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Trek begins with a 9 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The first part of the trek is more of a cultural experience; therefore, the trail heads west of the Bhote Koshi River towards the Tamang villages that offer the best in Tibetan influenced Tamang settlement: their culture, lifestyle, craftsmanship, housing style and their carving skills. The second part of the trek head east of the Bhote Koshi river, focusing more on nature and adventure. Settlements like Gatlang, Briddhim Langtang and Kyangjin Gompa are the major attractions of this trek.
Upon your arrival the Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Wanders who will take you to our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali meal with a brief cultural program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
This is a day to explore Kathmandu where we organise guided sightseeing to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath – the Buddhist monkey temple and Pashupatinath – a sacred Hindu temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati River. Three major towns are located in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, each having a great artistic and architectural tradition. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest is separated from Kathmandu by a river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley and its relative isolation is reflected in its slower pace and more distinctly mediaeval atmosphere. In the Kathmandu Valley the landscape is dramatically sculpted by the contours of the paddy fields. The towns and villages are alive with the colours of farm produce, ranging from pyramids of golden grain to the vivid reds of chilli peppers laid out on mats to dry in the sun. In the streets and towns there is a constant bustle of activity, especially in the bazaars and markets where the farmers sell their vegetables and fruit. You should get back to the hotel after your sightseeing tour around midafternoon and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city further and pack bags ready for the start of the trek the following morning. You can leave a bag at the hotel with items you will not need on the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today our destination is Syabrubesi. It’s a nine hour drive from Kathmandu. Therefore, we start early. Our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel as per scheduled departure time and escort you to the bus station to catch a bus to Syabrubesi. The journey to Syabrubeshi begins towards the north of Kathmandu valley following the Pasang Lamu highway along the north- western hills of Kathmandu passing different settlements. A well paved highway continues till Trishuli Bazaar. From Trishuli Bazaar, following the unpaved yet the main road we continue towards Syabrubeshi passing Dhunche, the district headquarter of Rasuwa. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubeshi.
Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Lama Hotel. The trail first drops down to the cross the bridge across the Bhote Koshi River. A right turn from here will take us to, a small settlement of Syabru Besi, then following the a stone paved trail we walk towards the bridge across the Langtang River. We cross this bridge to follow the south bank of Langtang River, through the forest up to another bridge. We cross the bridge and walk towards the road junction. From here a moderate descent will finally take us to Changdam, also famous as the Lama Hotel which is inside the forest. Today’s walk is an easy walk. Overnight at teahouse lodge in Lama Hotel.
Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Langtang. The walk continues through the forest following the trail along the Langtang Khola crossing Gumnachowk, Chhunama and finally up to Ghodatabela. From here we will ascend to Chamki crossing Thyngsyap village. Then, the trail finally leads towards Langtang village which is one of the largest settlements of the area. Overnight at teahouse lodge in Langtang.
Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Kyanjin Gompa. Leaving the Tibetan village, Langtang, behind, the day’s hike begins towards Kyanjin Gompa. We first climb up to the ridge and then a steady climb will take us to Mumdu and Sindum. From here, we walk up to the cheese factory and then a short climb from here will finally take us to Kyanjin Gompa. The view of Langtang gets much better at this point. You can observe Langtang Himal to the northwest and Yansa Tsenji and Kinshung lies to the north. The day will be spent exploring the Kyanjin Gompa area. Overnight at teahouse lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Today is the fourth day of the trek and we spend our day exploring the area. If your health and fitness level permits, we will walk up to Tsergo Ri which is a four hour walk towards the east of Kyanjin Gompa or we hike up to the glacier, if not, we go for side trips like Yak Cheese Factory or Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at teahouse lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Today is the fifth day of the trek and our destination is Lama hotel. Following the same trail used earlier to climb, we descend to Lama hotel crossing Tamang villages like Langtang Village, Thyangyap Village, Ghodatabela who share Tibetan culture. The walk continues till the Lama hotel. The trail goes downhill through the forest following the river. Overnight at teahouse lodge in Lama Hotel.
Today is the last day of the trek and we walk all the way down to Syabrubeshi. We retrace the same route followed earlier, while climbing. We walk up to Rimche, cross a suspension bridge over the Langtang River and then walk all the way through the forest towards Syabrubeshi passing a number of hotels and inns enroute. Trek to the Langtang Valley finally comes to end at Syabrubesi. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubeshi.
Today is your last day in the Langtang region as we come back to Kathmandu. It’s a long ride; therefore, we take an early morning bus so that we can reach Kathmandu before evening. Following an unpaved way the bus will move towards Pasang Lamhu Highway. From Trishuli, the bus joins the Pasang Lamhu Highway. On reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. You can either take a hot shower to relax your muscles and rest at the hotel or simply take a city tour. In the evening we again meet up for farewell dinner where we also discuss about your trek and collect feedback.
Our representative will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to international airport for onward journey.
Ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as stated in the itinerary
Kathmandu (3 nights)
Tea house (7 night)