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.