Overview

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 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 with 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 exploring to be done.  We can visit the famous Swiss cheese factory, 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 began our adventure.  The next day, we drive 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 cultural found in the small mountain villages of the Himalaya.

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 requires 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. 

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 

Trip note

Accommodation

All our packages include accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be a twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.  Our company provides you a sleeping bag, two-person tents with comfortable mattress for outdoor camping trek. Our Guide will try to set up your camp with a spectacular view.

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose-free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental, Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel. 

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Note:

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit Nepal!

Cost Details

Cost Includes

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

Cost Excludes:

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.)