Duration: 10 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 750
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
In the Langtang region, trekking to this Tamang Heritage is newly added trekking route which has also been one of the popular trek spot located in the north of Kathmandu.
This trekking is one of the easy trekking trails in the Langtang region as being close to Kathmandu where one can easily reach without an airstrip. It is one of the interesting trekking to explore the ethnic people of the Langtang region - Tamang communities whose culture, traditions etc. are somewhat similar to Tibetan communities. This trekking trail was developed by the tourism board of Rural Poverty Alleviation Program as to elevate the poverty level of this region. Doing so, many travelers have been visiting this beautiful valley and slowly the standard of living of people here has been progressing.
On this Lamtang Tamang Heritage trek, you get to explore ethnic Tamang communities, get splendid views of the mountain ranges and visit many sacred lakes in this region - Gosaikunda, Bhairavkunda, Parvatikunda, and Dudhkunda. Besides these, we might also spot endangered wildlife like leopards, black bear, musk deer and even rare red panda on the trail.
Our actual trek begins at Syrabesi, 8-9 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu. From here, we are headed to the small village named Gatlang. Over here we get to capture the panoramic mountain views of Ganesh Himal (above 7000 m), Langtang Lirung (7240 m), Shispangma (8027 m) and several other peaks. From Gatlang, we descend down towards Tangbuche. Here we observe the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Further, we are headed towards Tatopani. We first reach hydropower dam and then to Tatopani which is a very famous natural hot spring. We can stop over here if you like!
And continuing our trekking further and visiting several monasteries on the trail, we reach Lama Hotel and then trek to the Langtang valley crossing several forests. On the trail, you get to observe the Mani walls which are scriptures in the Tibetan language with some prayers. You also get to see several Chortens as you get going. We then reach to Kyanjingomba beautifully surrounded by the mighty Himalayan mountains and astonishing Himalayan glaciers and Kyanjingomba has one of the biggest monasteries for us to explore. Retracing back, on the way we reach and interact with several Tamang communities to explore culture, traditions and enjoy their warm hospitality.
To fully relish this beautiful trekking region steadily by covering all the routes, one should have at least of two weeks holiday. This trekking can be done in all seasons. We the Accent Himalaya had arranged this trekking itinerary very carefully for you to get the max out of this route. If our itinerary doesn’t fit your schedule, please let us know so that we can arrange a new one for you as per your desire. For more info about this Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek, please email or contact us.
Our detailed itinerary for Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek is listed below:
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Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day
Day 2 - Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 3 - Trek to Gatlang village
Day 4 -Trek to Tatopani
Day 5 - Trek to Nagthali
Day 6 - Trek to Timure village
Day 7 - Trek to Briddim village
Day 8 - Back to Syabrubesi
Day 9 - Return to Kathmandu
Day 10 - Final day
Includes and Excludes
- Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
- A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
- Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
- English-speaking, well-trained and experienced guide
- Potter service charges during the trek
- All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Accent Himalaya duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)
- All applicable taxes and service charges
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation(s)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
- The services which are not included in our ‘What's Included’ section
Accommodation for Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
But once you set out for Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Tamang Heritage Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Tamang Heritage Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance, the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 10 days package for Tamang Heritage Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Langtang Tamang Heritage trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.