Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

A group of local kids on Tamang Heritage Trekking route
At a Glance
  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5130m
  • Group Size 1 - 20 Person
  • Start City Kathmandu City
  • End City Kathmandu City
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season September - February and March - June
Trip Highlights
  • Have a sample of Swiss cheese at the factory in Kyanjin Gompa!
  • Exciting options for day trips, including Langshisa Kharka, Kyamjin Ri (4773m), Tserko Ri (4985m), each offering some of the most superb views in the region
  • Exceptional hospitality and cultural beauty of the Tamang ethnic group (and the opportunity to participate in their daily activities!)
  • You’ll always be surrounded by unique landscapes – from pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forest to desolate high-alpine meadows
  • Rare wildlife including the red panda, Himalayan thar, and the Himalayan black bear 

Our Tamang Heritage Langtang Valley Trek combines two renowned trekking routes.  Though close to each other in distance, the two trails offer unique experiences.  With this epic journey, you get the best of both worlds.  The Langtang Valley Trek is considered one of the best routes in Nepal in terms of mountain views, while the newly developed Tamang Heritage Trek gives us an intimate look into the culture and customs practiced in villages inhabited by the Tamang ethnic group.  This –day journey offers a full-package, once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. 

Throughout the first few days, we ascend through Tamang villages, where both Hinduism and Buddhism are practiced.  The old saying “Guest is God” is put into action through their unparalleled hospitality. Between each village, we pass cascading waterfalls, flowing rivers, terraced hillsides, and tip-tops of mountains peeping in the background.

The next major highlight is participating in Tamang's daily rituals during our homestay in Briddim.  Even before and after arriving in Briddim, there are chances to see traditional dances, engaging gatherings, and other general festivities, depending on the time of the year.  The jaw-dropping views at Nagthali (3165m) boost our energy.  Feeling ecstatic, we can’t wait for what’s in store.  We see Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and other mountain peaks, but for alpine views, the best has yet to come.

We meet up at the Langtang Valley trail at Lama Hotel (2420m).  We pass Langtang village, itself a symbol of resiliency after the earthquake of 2015.  Up and onward, we reach Kyanjin Gompa, the ultimate destination of our trek.  From here, there is plenty of exploring to be done.  We can visit the famous Swiss cheese factory, and the Buddhist monastery, and/or venture out for some day hikes.  You can check out the high glacial valley of Langshisha Kharka, or feast your eyes upon peak after the peak at Kyanjin Ri (4773m).  Another high point, Tserko Ri, (4985m) offers a view of over several dozen snow-capped peaks.  The feeling of being so close to the highest mountains in the world is unlike any feeling in the world. 

From here, we slowly descend back to Syabrubesi, where we begin our adventure.  The next day, we drove back to Kathmandu.  Join us on our Tamang Heritage Langtang Valley Trek if you want the high-quality, pristine mountain views, and are also intrigued by the rich culture found in the small mountain villages of the Himalayas.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Tamang Heritage Langtang Valley Trek doesn't require a high level of fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.


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Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel.  We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: BLD
  • Transport: Car/Van

In the morning, we take a scenic drive up north to Syabrubesi (about 117km), winding through twists and turns on the bumpy, hilly road.  On the way, we pass typical hilly region settlements, enjoying the beautiful landscape along the way.

  • Max Altitude: 1420m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 145km
  • Transport: BUs/Jeep

Out of Syabrubesi, we are led to Chilime Khola Valley, from where we head west on a well-established trail towards Thambuchet.  A steady climb brings us to a viewpoint, where we feast our eyes on Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Lirung range. An hour’s descent takes us to Goljung, where we can stop for lunch. Our hike continues until Gatlang, today’s destination.

  • Max Altitude: 2200m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km

We begin today's trek by going down to Thangbuche near Chilime village, with Ganesh Himal and the Langtang mountain range peeking in our peripheral vision throughout the day. At a certain point, we pass by a hydropower dam and hike up to Tatopani. Despite the name “Tatopani” (hot water/hot springs), the springs were destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake. Overnight in the guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 2607m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

After breakfast, we begin our hike to Thuman, passing Nagthali along the way. Taking it slow through the verdant forests, we pass several tiny Tamang villages surrounded by terraced hills.  From here, it’s a couple of hours uphill to Nagthali, where we can have a rest and take in the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. Nagthali also has a popular meditation center, a gathering place for Buddhist devotees and monks – it’s worth a visit.

  • Max Altitude: 3165m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 10km

Hike up to Nagthali viewpoint for an hour and a half. The view from the Nagthali viewpoint is really beautiful. We are able to see the a part of Tibet from here! We spend our moments then head down for breakfast.  After breakfast, we begin our hike feeling fresh and full of energy. Our trail coincides with the ancient salt trade route to Tibet today.  In fact, we are very near to the border, we can be reached by crossing a bridge (though we are not supposed to enter). We feel connected to the past, knowing that for hundreds of years, salt traders have used the same path. Overnight in a guest house.

  • Max Altitude: 1762m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

It’s a mellow day today as we ascend through beautiful, bright rhododendron forests up to Briddim, a village influenced by Tibetan culture.  The village of about 50 houses has a monastery known as Dukchu Monastery. There are plenty of homestays in the village, allowing you to have a personal connection with the residents and learn about their lifestyle. Overnight in homestay. 

  • Max Altitude: 2345m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km

Today’s short peaceful hike takes us back to our starting point.  We pass terraced hills and villages through verdant forests. It is a sad day as we leave the genuine, hospitable Tamang people and their beautiful environment and move back to the more populated trail. However, we appreciate the fact that we shared time with them and look forward to next time.

  • Max Altitude: 1420m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 7km

The scenic drive back to Kathmandu takes about 7-8 hours from Syabrubesi. Time passes quickly while we gaze outside the window at our gorgeous environment – rolling hills, high mountains, and local villages. We arrive in Kathmandu and have a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 145m
  • Transport: Bus/Jeep

Our team will drop you to the airport for the final departure from Nepal. Thank you very much for choosing us as your travel partner in Nepal regarding Tamang Heritage Trek. We look forward to organizing another adventure for you. We wish you a nice flight and a great life ahead.

    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
    • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
    • All transportation for the trek.
    • Local guest house accommodation in the mountain.
    • Government-authorized experienced guide and porters
    • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
    • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
    • First Aid Kit
    • Maps
    • Service charge and government taxes
    • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
    What's Not Included
    • International airfare
    • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
    • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
    • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
    • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
    Group Discount Prices
    Number of peoplePrice per person
    1 pax
    2 - 5 pax
    6 - 10 pax
    11 - 20 pax
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