Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Key Information

  • Price:US$ 1269
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate

Destination: Nepal

Max. Altitude: Laurebina La (pass) 4610m

Trekking Distance: approx. 160 km

Itinerary: Fixes or customized (group, single, family and senior packages available)

Group size: Min 2 person, Max 15 people.

Departures: year round, please contact us

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The Tamang Heritage Trail- Langtang  Valley Trekking is both a superb introduction to Trekking in Nepal and cultural and famous Langtang,( and holy lake for both Hindus and the Buddhists. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake every year during the full- moon festival in August). cultural adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich Tamang culture, amazing natural scenery, and awesome mountain vistas.

Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (TRPAP) under the UNDP fund, the Tamang Heritage Trail is a newly developed trekking destination which was developed to distribute equal tourism opportunities among the poor rural communities living in the Rasuwa region. The region has the feel of little Tibet and trekkers who have gone there claim it is like trekking in Langtang 20 years ago. Since its development, the revenue and other income generated by the tourism activities in this region contributed directly to the local communities supporting the local livelihood, women’s empowerment, and environmental conservations.

[Tamang Heritage Trail – Langtang- Gosaikunda Trekking-01] The trek initially starts from Kathmandu from where a 132km stretch of road leads us to Syabru Bensi by either local bus or private car. From Syafru Bensi the route passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Tatopani, Rasuwagadi and Briddim whilst ending back again in Syafru Bensi or Langtang, Gosaikunda treks.

Among others, the opportunity to stay and explore the village of Gatlang remains one of the most fascinating highlights of this trip. With its unusual setting, exotic costumes, Tamang cultural shows, traditional handicraft, religious festivals, intriguing architect, Gatlang is sure to leave the visitors mesmerized. The viewpoint at Goljung (Danda) provides the opportunity to gaze beyond the Tibetan frontier with amazing mountain views that include the Sangen Himal, Paldor Peak, Langtang Lirung and the Lauribinayek range. As we head further we also have the opportunity to relax in a soothing natural hot spring, known as “Tatopani”, we're taking a bath even just for once is believed to cure many skin problems. From here we head to Nagthali Hill (3300m) followed by Thuman where we will explore century old monasteries and traditional houses adorned with rich wood carvings

In Gatlang and Briddim it is possible to stay at peoples homes. Travelers stay with the host families, eat traditional food and sleep in their home. The menu usually consists of rice, Tibetan bread, syakpa (Sherpa stew), potato and Tibetan tea. Visitors can also observe the local rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle and customs of the local residents.

The houses in these two Tibetan style villages are made of stone and slate roofs. The villages are living museums reflecting the traditional Tamang culture and lifestyle.

Most of our employees have been brought up along the Tamang Heritage Trail and we are proud to say that we are among the only experts in this area. We arrange the Tamang Heritage Trail all year round. July and August might proof to be rainy but the green of the rice fields at that time is unbeatable. It is possible to add on or cut out days, so the trek suits both your schedule and desires. Langtang trekking (front page, next to picture)

The mountains north of Kathmandu offer a great range of trekking choices, all within a day’s drive of the capital. The major areas are the Langtang Valley, the sacred alpine lakes of Gosainkund, the rolling Sherpa farmland of Helambu, the Tamang heritage area, and all of these can be combined in many different ways to make a trek lasting from 7 days to several weeks. The Langtang area sees far fewer tourists than both the Annapurna and Everest region, however, it is equal in beauty and you’ll get to experience the “real” Nepal.

The Langtang Valley trek follows the river upstream through forests of pine, bamboo, and rhododendron, ascending through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa, where you’ll get outstanding mountain views just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan border.

The Gosainkund trek climbs more steeply through farmland and above the tree line up an alpine ridge that offers a huge Himalayan panorama, to reach a rocky bowl studded with sacred high-altitude lakes.

Our recommendation is to undertake the Tamang Heritage trek, which is a relatively new trek where you get to experience the unique culture of the Tamang people combined with outstanding views and a bath in the hot springs of Tatopani.

Even though listed separately it is possible to link all of the three treks to one making it a lovely 2-week journey.

All trailheads are accessible by bus or private transport from Kathmandu. Hiking times and overnight stops are planned for a moderate hiking pace, and proper acclimatization to altitude.

We, the founders of Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures were born in the Langtang region. In addition, many of our guides come from the area. Therefore we can assure you that we will be able to show you all the hidden corners and places off the beaten track. We happily welcome you to our home region.

All our guides and porters are experienced, licensed and covered by insurance.

Come and join us for a life changing experience – with Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures!

Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03:Drive Kathmandu – Gatlang (2300m) – 7- 8 hours
  • Day 04:Resting day at Gatlang to Parvati Kunda , monastery ,cheese factory, culture program.
  • Day 05:Gatlang to Chhilime, gongang,Tatopani.
  • Day 06:Tatopani to Brimdang, Nagthali (3165m) – 3 hours
  • Day 07:Nagthali , Thuman to Lingling ,Briddim (2250m) 6 hours
  • Day 08:Briddim to Lama Hotel 2470m 6 hours
  • Day 09:Lama Hotel to Langtang 3380m) 5 hours
  • Day 10:Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3880m) – 3-4 hours

  • Day 11:Explure day in Kyangjin gompa

  • Day 12:Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6-7 hours

  • Day 13:Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1450m) - 4 - 5 hours

  • Day 14: Syafrubesi to Kathmandu by jeep (6 hours) 


  • Day 15: Final departure

Cost Details

Cost Include

Facilities included

  • All airport/hotel/land transfers by private vehicle and airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 4 nights stay in kathmand at International Guest House with breakfast. 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan and Bhaktapur including a tour guide.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals included,  local lodges 12 days of trek  Breakfast, lunches,  dinners, tea, coffee and twin-shere room with comfortable form mattress and pillows all included. 
  • Experienced trek leader guide, one porter for 2 people basis; max load 25 kg per porter their equipmets. 
  • One sherpa (assistance guide) if  there will be  5,6  peoples plus their food  assistant guide and Sherpa porters including their salaries, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary permits ( Langtang national park entrance fee, TIMS).Trekkers Information Management System) Cards 
  • Transportation from  kathmandu to Gatlang and back by  private vehicle 
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes wherever applicable

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for
  • Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, chocolate, beverages, showers etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters



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Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to HotelArrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in the evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Option: Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath (known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in Guest house .

Day 02Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath (known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in Guest house .

Day 03Drive Kathmandu – Gatlang (2300m) – 7- 8 hoursAfter an early morning breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Gatlang. The trail passes through the Trisuli city, Dhunche, Syafrubesi Goljung village to Gatlang. Experience the traditional Tamang culture and lifestyle and have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtang and other mountain peaks. We will stay overnight in Gatlang at the Paldor Peak Guest House run by a local people

Day 04Resting day at Gatlang to Parvati Kunda , monastery ,cheese factory, culture program. Gatlang – Nature walk - Exploration: Experience the traditional Tamang culture and lifestyle and have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Tibet Range and other mountain peaks. We will stay overnight at the Paldor Peak Guest House run by a local people. We stay one more days in Gatlang you can experience following activities) Option: typical and beautiful Tamang village exploring many of its attractions: Nature walk to Pervati Kunda followed by a meditation session Visit the Palden Druk Galang Chhoding Chhyolihng Monastry (an additional 15 minute’s walk from the lake) rest for sometime and proceed. Visit the local Yak cheese factory Village tour including a visit to the community center ) Observe handicraft manufacturing Visit organic vegetable farms. Visit the local school; interact with the school children, observation of class rooms and teaching followed by volleyball or badminton games with the kids . See the 108 Mani Churten

Day 05Gatlang to Chhilime, gongang,Tatopani.On the way to Tatopani we will enjoy panoramic views over the Langtang Range. and hot spring near Chilime Village if you prefer. The following Gonga village then to Tatopani over night stay in Tatopani at Teahouse.

Day 06Tatopani to Brimdang, Nagthali (3165m) – 3 hoursTatopani – Nagthali, Thuman (2338m) – 5 hours We will trek following the Rhododendron forest to Bremdaing, Thuman Nagthali views which has a supper viewpoint and offers spectacular mountain scenery. We will stay overnight with a local family. In Nagthali walk 2 hour to the Taruche viewpoint 3600m from the view point you can see kerung villages (Tibetan villalge), (Tibetan villalge) , Brakhar Gumba (Melarepa's Monastery)and stay the night in Nagthali 3165m from the Tatopani 2 hour you will enjoy panoramic views over the Gosaikunda Range, Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal, Paldor Peak and Tibet Himalayas Range etc. Option: if you prefer stay in Nagthali or continue to 2 hours Thumen? over night stay at Tea house

Day 07Nagthali , Thuman to Lingling ,Briddim (2250m) 6 hours This is also a short day where we will stop at Thuman. Since Tamang heritage trails are mostly steep and ascends and descends. People from Thuman will entertain you by singing and dancing. If you want then you can also join with them. They will help you feel homely with their friendly environment. Overnight stay in Briddim at tea Home

Day 08Briddim to Lama Hotel 2470m 6 hoursAfter having breakfast, we trek flat to khangim village and then we hike uphill toward Sherpa gau, Lama Hotel which is located at the edge of Langtang River. It is surrounded by lush forests and great mountainous snow-capped landscape. Overnight stay in Lama Hotele at lodge.

Day 09Lama Hotel to Langtang 3380m) 5 hoursAfter breakfast today we make our further trip toward Langtang vilage after having breakfast. Indeed, the trail continues along the dense forest. We leave the forest as we climb steadily upward. Of course, you will enjoy the stunning mountain views during the walk. Overnight in Langtang village at Lodge.

Day 10Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3880m) – 3-4 hoursToday, we go to the greatest stupa of the Langtang Region and that is indeed Kyanjin Gompa. On the way to Kyanjin Gompa, we cross several wooden bridges. After 4-5 hours’ walk, we reach on Kyanjin Gompa where you get to explore the kyanjin valley Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa at lodge.

Day 11Explure day in Kyangjin gompa Explore Kyanjin Ri or Tergo Ri viewpoint (4600m or 4984m), back to Kyanjin Gompa – 4-8 hours.
Today we will visit one of the two viewpoints you can choose what you prefer it (depending on your level of fitness and your wishes) that will give you superb views over the highest mountain range in the world. In the evening we will return to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight stay same lodge.

Day 12Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6-7 hourstoday, we set to come back to Kathmandu and make our trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel after having breakfast. After 6-7 hours walk, we reach on Lama Hotel. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel at lodge

Day 13Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1450m) - 4 - 5 hoursToday we down back to Syapurbesi which takes about 5 hours to arrive in Syaprubesi overnight stay in syafrubesi at lodge

Day 14 Syafrubesi to Kathmandu by jeep (6 hours) 
take the privet vehicle to Kathmandu. Your guide will tell you reporting time and departure time for the jeep ride. Last our hang around in Thamel Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 15 Final departureFly Back to Home Country. We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home. And good by

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