- Duration 13 days
- Max Altitude 3,800m
- Group Size 2-10
- Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov
- Per Day Walk 05-06 hrs
- Accomodation Hotel / Teahouse
- Start/End KTM / KTM
- Difficulty Moderate
- Trip Type Solo / Group /
- Location Langtang Region
Tamang Heritage trek is one of the most amazing and beautiful Langtang valley trek. In just about 13 days of time, we will be trekking through varied landscapes and the amazing views of the mountains will accompany us, throughout. Beautiful Langtang range and Ganesh Himal will make us make us fall in love with nature, even more. Also the people of the region, and their hospitality will make us feel more welcome into the nature’s lap.
On the very first day of our Langtang valley trek, you will be arriving at the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu. Spending the first day roaming around the city, we will explore some of the beautiful places. Next day, we will be travelling to Syafru Besi via roadways, which will take us about 8-9 hours of time. It is only on the third day of our journey, we actually begin trekking. The trekking starts from Syafru Besi and ends at Gatlang. From Gatlang, we trek to Tatopani on the next day, where we can enjoy the natural hot spring. Tatopani to Thuman, to Briddim, we will come across the largest Mani in Nepal. Mani wall is a stone wall, with Buddhist prayers written over them. From Briddim, we will then trek to Lama Hotel, and finally to Langtang village. We will then trek to Kyanjin Gompa, which holds a very high religious significance to the Buddhist people. After spending a night in Kyanjin Gompa, we will trek to Lama hotel, and then back to Syafru Besi; the starting point of our trek. Syafru Besi to Kathmandu is 8 hours bus ride.
At the end of this 13 days long Tamang Heritage trek, we will enjoy the nature in its purest form. Trekking on the lap of the Himalayas, we will cross many bridges, temples, and Tamang villages. We will also traverse through beautiful forests. Not only is the nature beautiful in the Langtang region, but also the people there are amazing. In essence, we will be enjoying a trek, that takes us through the lap of the Himalayas, and leave us with beautiful memories and amazing experience. It is sure to leave a long term impact upon us, and give us an adventurous story to tell.
Best Season for Tamang Heritage Trek
The best season to enjoy the beautiful Tamang Heritage trail trek is from October to December. Also, from March to May, the beauty of the region is equally appealing. The trek can be enjoyed throughout the year except during the months from June 15 to September 15.
- Airport Pickup and dropoff by private vehicle
- Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu/Sybrubesi/Kathmandu transportation by local tourist bus/Jeep
- Accommodation in tea house during trekking
- Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
- All necessary paperwork, TIMS and permits
- An English speaking license holder trekking guide
- 1 porter for 2 trekkers
- National park fee
- Travel and rescue arrangements only
- All government taxes
- Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses (phone calls, bottled water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters)
- Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
- Day 1 :
Kathmandu to Syafru Besi (1,550m /
Distance:122 km /
Time: 09-10 hrs by Public bus / 07-08 hrs Jeep
- Day 2 :
Syafrubesi to Gatlang (2,200m)
Distance: 12.1 km / 7.5 miles
Time: 05-06 hrs walk
- Day 3 :
Gatlang to Tatopani (2,600m)
Distance: 12.3 km / 7.6 miles
Time: 06-07 hrs walk
- Day 4 :
Tatopani to Thumann (2,400m) via Nagthali
Distance: 9.2 km / 5.7miles
Time: 05-06 hrs walk
- Day 5 :
Thumann to Briddim (2,345)
Distance: 14.5 km / 9 miles
Time:05-06 hrs walk
- Day 6 :
Briddim to Lama Hotel (2,447m)
Distance: 13km /
Time: 05-06 hrs walk
- Day 7 :
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,500m)
Distance: 14.8 km /
Time: 06-07 hrs walk
- Day 8 :
Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m)
Distance: 6.8 km /
Time: 04-05 hrs
- Day 9 :
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,447m)
Distance: 14.5 km / 9 miles
Time: 05-06 hrs
- Day 10 :
Lama Hotel to Syafru Besi
Distance: 11.3 km / 7 miles
Time: 05-06 hrs
- Day 11 :
Syafrubesi to Kathmandu
Distance: 122 km
Time: 09-10 hrs drive
- Day 12 :
Day 1 : Arriving at Kathmandu (1,400m)
On the very first day of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, you will be reaching the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu. Our representatives from Mountain Routes will pick you up at the airport. They will be answering any queries relating to the trek, and also be explaining our trekking schedules and routes. They will take you to your hotel rooms, where you can freshen up. After that, you can go out and explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu. Returning back to your hotel, you will have a good night’s sleep and get ready for the next day.
Day 2 : Kathmandu to Syafru Besi (1,550m) Trip Duration: 09-10 hrs
Heading out with an early breakfast, our 2nd day of the Tamang Heritage trek consists of travelling from Kathmandu to Syafru Besi. It will take us about 8-9 hours of time to reach Syafru Besi via roadways. The road is a winding one, through frequent switchbacks. But, the beautiful scenes, along the way will make our travel worthwhile. We can also get a good view of the Manaslu, Ganesh and Annapurna Himal, on our way. After travelling for the whole day, we will reach Syafru Besi in the evening. Upon reaching Syafru Besi, we will check into our lodges and then spend the night there.
Day 3 : Syafru Besi to Gatlang (2,200m) Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
On the third day of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, we will actually start trekking. We will do that from Syafru Besi, and reach Gatlang after 5 hours of trekking. Shortly after starting our trek, we will reach a view point. From there, amazing panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung range, can be admired. After enjoying the view from the viewpoint, we will climb down to reach the Goljung village. We will have lunch at Golijung and continue our trek further from there. We will pass through many small Tamang villages along the way before reaching Gatlang. Gatlang is a Tamang village situated on the hillside. Overnight at Gatlang
Day 4 : Gatlang to Tatopani (2,600m) Trip Duration: 06-07 hrs
On the 4th day of our Tamang Heritage trek, we begin our trek to Tatopani. The trail is descending at first, taking us to the beautiful Thangbuche. Thangbuche provides with a stunning view of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang range. Also, the next interesting thing we will be passing along the way is the Chilime Hydropower dam. From there, it is an ascending climb to Tatopani. Upon reaching Tatopani, we will see around a bit and also may enjoy the natural hot spring there. With a fresh and relaxed body, we will then spend the night, there.
Day 5 : Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m) via Nagthali Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
Day 5 of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, consists of trekking from Tatopani to Thuman, which will take us about 6 hours of time. A long walk is ahead of us, so we will start early today, with an early breakfast. The trail is mostly ascending, with ups and downs, at some places. After starting our trek, we will reach Nagthali village which is a popular meditation center. From there, we will cross the Nagthali peak at an altitude of 3165 meters. The view from the peak is amazing, as the magnificent Ganesh, Langtang range and Sanjen ranges stand tall in front of us. From Nagthali, we will descend down to Thumen. Thumen is also a Tibetan culture influenced village Tamang village, just as most of the villages in the region. Upon reaching Thuman, we will have our meals and rest for the night there.
Day 6 : Thuman to Briddim (2,345) Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
Today, on the 6th day of our Tamang Heritage trek, we will be trekking from Thuman to Briddim, which will take us about 6 hours. As both Thuman and Briddim, are at almost same altitude, the trail will follow ups and downs throughout. After beginning our trek, we will reach Timure, after some hours of walking. At Timure, we will be having lunch. From Timure, it is only a few hours trek, to Briddim.
Briddim is a Tibetan culture influenced village, where we can enjoy homestay and Tamang culture. Lying on the lap of Langtang Himal, Briddim constitutes of about 50 houses. The habitants of the village are descendants of the Tibetan immigrants, and so, its culture closely represents the Tibetan Buddhist culture. We will stay the night in homestay.
Day 7 : Briddim to Lama Hotel (2,447) Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
On the 7th day of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, we will be hiking from Brdiddim to Lama Hotel, which will take us about 6 hours of time. We will leave the trail to Syafru Besi, and follow the one to Lama Hotel. We will follow the trail along the ridge of the Rhododendron forest. Continuing our trek, we will reach Ghopche Khola, after some hours of walk. From there, we will trek to Lama Hotel, where we will be staying the night.
Day 8 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,500m) Trip Duration: 06-07 hrs
Today, the 8th day of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, we will be trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang village. It will take us about 6-7 hours of time. The trail traverses alongside dense forests. After walking for some time, we will soon leave the tree line behind us. Ascending along the way, we will greatly enjoy the magnificent view of the Langtang Lirung Himal. Also, we will be passing by water mills, prayer wheels and chortens. After reaching the Langtang village, we will admire the view around there, and check into our lodge. Overnight at Langtang village.
Day 9 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m) Trip Duration: 04-05 hrs
Day 9 of our Tamang Heritage trek consists of trekking from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa, which will take us about 4 hours of time. The trail today, traverses through Yak pastures. We will also come across the largest mani wall in Nepal. Mani wall is a wall made of stones with prayers written on them. Continuing further along the way, we will cross many wooden bridges, and finally reach Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful place, surrounded by mighty Himalayas. We will then explore Kyanjin Gompa and some nearby places. In the evening we will have our meal and take a good night’s rest.
Day 10 : Kaynjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,447m) Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
On the 10th day of our Tamang Heritage trek, we will be trekking from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel, which will take us about 4-5 hours of time. The trail today is mostly downhill and we will cover much distance in a short period of time. We will be passing through beautiful forests alongside the beautiful mountain river. Also, many Tamang villages will be crossed along the way. Upon reaching Lama hotel, we will check into our hotel, and have a nice meal. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 11 : Lama Hotel to Syafru Besi (1,550m) Trip Duration: 05-06 hrs
Day 11 of our Tamang Heritage trek consists of trekking from Lama Hotel to Syafru Besi. It will take us about 5 hours of time, and the trail is further descending than the day before. After breakfast, we will start our trek. Through lush green vegetation, we will greatly enjoy today’s trek. Magnificent Langtang range, waving us goodbye, will once again make us remember, the amazing last 10 days we’ve had. After walking for some hours, we will reach Syafru Besi, where we will be spending the night.
Day 12 : Syafru Besi to Kathmandu (1,400m) Trip Duration: 09-10 hrs
On the 12th day of our Tamang Heritage trail trek, we will be returning back to Kathmandu. It will take us about 8-9 hours of time. The road is a winding one, through frequent switchbacks. Though the road is graveled at first, it will soon give way to a pitched one. After a long and tiring ride to Kathmandu, we will reach there in 8-9 hours of time. After reaching Kathmandu, we will check into our hotel, and enjoy a good meal. A good night’s sleep is all that is left for the day.
Day 13 : Departure
Day 13 marks the end of our Tamang Heritage trek, and also the day you will be returning back home. Our representatives from Mountain Routes will pick you up from your hotel, and take you to the airport. We will, bade each other farewell and share goodbyes at the airport. With nothing but beautiful memories and an amazing experience with you, you will board the plane. You will have some part of you touched during the last 13 days, and also have a great story to tell.
Tamang Heritage Trek: Frequently Asked Questions
How do we start Tamang Heritage trek?
We will be travelling to syapru besi from kathmandu via Bus or jeep which will take us around 8 to 9 hours to reach syafru besi Langtang valley is around 30 km north of kathmandu valley and lies near the border of Tibet. from syafru besi our our actual trek will start.
How do i prepare for Tamang Heritage Trek?
The first thing is you need to be Have a commitment for this trek. Well you don’t need rigorous training for this trek as The trails are not technical. You need to focus on increasing stamina and strength and be ready for long walks. Exercises like running, hiking, cycling, are found to be beneficial for the trek.
How difficult is the Tamang Heritage Trek?
Tamang Heritage trek comes under Moderate level of trekking. This Trek can be done by any level of climbers from beginners to hardcore trekker. The trails are easy compared to Annapurna circuit and Everest Region. As you don’t need to Cross high Passes and Trek in high altitudes. The difficulty also Depends upon your present physical condition. If you are in good Physical shape and Have no problem hiking 4 5 hours then this trek will be easy for you.
How long is Tamang heritage Trek?
Our standard itinerary is of 13 days where we will be travelling in Bus or jeep for 2 days. We will be hiking for 11 days in total. But the itinerary can be slightly managed as per your Request.
Do I need previous experiences of trekking for this trip?
Well you don’t need experiences of trekking for this trek as this trek is moderate and simple. In fact this trek can be your first trek and gateway for further trekking.
What is the maximum altitude of Tamang Heritage trek?
We will be going more 4000m. Our highest altitude is 3,800m at Kyanjin gompa.
How much do we have to walk per day?
On average we will be walking for 5 to 6 hours depending on the trail and itinerary. But you should be ready to walk for 5.5 hours a day.
Why should I choose Tamang Heritage trek as my destination?
Tamang heritage trek is one of the most beautiful and suitable trek in the langtang region. This trek is for all level of trekkers and does not involves high risk . In just 13 days of time this trek gives you the best of the best experiences. The amazing landscapes, Variety of culture and people, magnificent views of langtang range and ganesh himal will fill your heart and soul with joy and blissfulness. The kind and warm hospitality of the people will make feel more welcomed in the Himalayas. Some of the top attractions of tamang heritage trek are as follows:
People and culture
Tamang heritage trek is filled with diverse culture and indigenous tribes like Tamangs, sherpas, hylmo and other. These people have unique way of life and most of their lifestyle is influenced by buddhism. You will be trekking through the remote villages witnessing the daily poojas and rituals performed by the local villagers. People are very hospitable and welcoming they will treat you as their own family. It is also believe that Guest are Gods.
Kyangjin Gompa is one of the most beautiful Buddhist monasteries of Langtang region. This gumba is believed to be 400 years old situated at the altitude of 3870m.This gumbas were established to spread the knowledge of the buddhist philosophy and religion. The gumba teach the way of life to the followers of buddhism. You can visit the gumba and see the Monks and Nuns who have dedicated their life toward the Buddhsim. they also meditate foe the world peace. Spending few hour inside the gumbas and meditating will definitely help you get peace of mind and further blessings.
Tatopani offers you the pristine view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range. Tato means Hot and Pani means water Tatopani meaning hotwater like its name Tatopani has a natural Hotspring. We can take a bath or swim in the hot spring however the hotsprings are not so deep. It is believed that hot spring have healing energy and Treats or deep wounds naturally. Hot springs not only gives us physical pleasure but also calms our mind gives us a peace of mind. You can enjoy the landscape while warming up your body.
Flora and Fauna
Tamang heritage trek lies inside Langtang national park. This National park is enriched with 150 different species of birds and also known as the paradise of bird watchers. some of the birds you may witness in this trek are hoopoe,Cuckoos, barbets, owls, nightjars, laughing thrusus, Red billed, Parakeets and so on. Langtang region has also been working on conservation of endangared and wild animals some of the animals Found inside Langtang Region are: Deer, Tiger wild sheep Yak Red panda pica himalayan black bear Himalayan Thar rhesus monkey snow leopard and many more.
Pristine view of mountains like:
- Langtang lirung
- Ganesh himal
- Gang cheenpo
- Naya kangri
- Yala peak
- Dorje lakpa
- Loenpo Gang
- Baden Powell peak and other small peaks.
What kind of permits do I need for the trek?
You will need a TIMS card and Langtang conservation area permit.
Has people suffered from AMS while doing Tamang heritage trek?
Tamang Heritage trek is not so risky like other trekking circuits. However this trek should not be underestimated as we will be going as high as 3,800m. People from low altitudes are likely to suffer from AMS. If people didn’t respect the altitudes and their health then they have high chances of getting AMS. We can Avoid the AMS by slowly ascending the altitude and giving our body enough time to acclimatize with the surroundings. The key to not getting AMS is Ascending slowly, Eating right diet and drinking plenty of water and proper set of layering.
What Happens if I get AMS or Sick?
At first our guides will observe your symptoms and try to make sure weather it is AMS or just mild tiredness. Once they become sure of the sickness they will provide the basic first Aid. If the basic treatment doesn’t relieve the symptoms then you may need to take rest or descend down once the symptoms have disappeared then you can again continue your trekking. But if the sickness worsens then the only option is to DECEND and if you will not be able to walk then we will have to do a emergency rescue Via Helicopter.
How environment conscious are your guides and company?
Our Guides are well trained and always follow the principle of leave no trace. We always try to minimize our impact on the environment and always dispose our waste properly. We bring back the undisposal items like battery, foils back to kathmandu can give it to the Garbage department for its proper disposal. Our company also works on community development projects and clean up campaings.
Whats the accommodation ,food and water like?
The accommodation are very simple and we expect you to prepare accordingly. We will be spending our nights in Basic Tea houses and lodges, Which will provide the facility of warm beds and delicious foods. The tea houses also offers services of WIfi, Hot shower, Attached bathroom and sometimes Heater. The Foods are prepared according to the your order You can get typical Nepali food daal bhat to European and Chinese foods like Noodles, pasta, omeletes, spaghati , Bread, oats, muselli MoMo etc. The foods are hygienic and well cooked by professional chefs. As for water all the water should be treated and filtered before drinking. Bring your own water bottle and if you buy water fill it in your own bottle. The tea houses also offers Hot water facility.
which is the best time for trekking ?
The best seasons for trekking are autumn and spring.(March, April, May, September, October, November, avoiding the monsoon and winter season.