15 days trekking plan of Langtang valley and Tamang Heritage Trekking is experience of newly open Tamang heritage which is unexploited part of Langtang National Park. Hidden gems of living cultures of Tibetan but Nepalese Tamang peoples with soaring views of Manaslu Massif, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal. Peoples from this region are originally from Tibet. They came by crossing Nepal Tibet boarder and settle here. Another famous and amazing Langtang Valley Trekking is combining in this trip. Langtang is less crowded trekking route comparatively with Annapurna and Everest. It is very near from Kathmandu and an excellent opportunity to explore the rich cultures and natural wonders of Langtang. Trek start from Shyaprubesi after 8 hours driving from Kathmandu, explore Tamang Heritage trail, enter to Langtang valley and end at Shyaprubesi again.
Our 15 days trekking is including enough time to prepare your trekking in Kathmandu before starting. It also includes one day exploration in major attraction of Kathmandu valley. A professional tour guide from Nepal Highland Treks leads you to UNESCO heritage sites which are a good opportunity to explore oldest durbar squire, biggest Hindu temples and a Buddhist stupa. First day of trekking is long day driving from Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi. Our package includes private jeep drive which is much comfortable way. From Shyaprubesi trekking leads towards Tamang Heritage Trail. Reach at culturally reachest Tamang village Gatlang, Thuman, Bridim. Local peoples have tradition to welcome you in special way. Spend nights at community built local houses which is another opportunity to get direct touch with them. Explore oldest monasteries in each villages of the areas area. Beside that massif Himalayan views are everyday panoramic. Tamang Heritage Trail does not have higher land to climb. The highest land 2600 miters Tatopani where we reach only after crossing other several nights. This is much helpful to make your body acclimatize before reaching highland, Tsergo Ri 5,150m in Langtang valley.
Langtang Valley is another opportunity to explore and get touch with local peoples who are friendly and warm welcomed. Spend nights at local tea houses owned by local peoples. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks choose best available tea house among them. Local tea houses at Langtang Valley provide hygienic Nepalese and international foods. Scenic landscape, magnificent Himalayan views including Langtang Lirung 7425m, Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m), Dorje Lakpa 6980m, Gangchempo 6,387m, Naya-Kanga 5,846m, Jugal Himal 6,080 miters are scenic every days of your trekking. Explore important monasteries on the way. Kyanjing Gumba is the last village with tea houses, where we spend two nights. One full day exploration surroundings, climb highest peak of the trek Tsergo Ri (5,150m) is to find panoramic mountain and Langtang glacier view. Trek than drop down to same way back Shyaprubesi. Another long day driving from Shyaprubesi reaches Kathmandu. Itinerary of this trekking is ideal one; if you want to change it as per your interest Nepal Highland Treks can be always flexible. Short days or even longer days trekking inside Langtang National Park are possible
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites and trekking preparation. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 04:Trek Syaprubesi to Gatlang (2,300m - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at community home stay
Day 05:Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2600m/ 6/7 Hours) Overnight at community home stay
Day 06:Trek Tatopani to Thuman (2400m - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at community home stay
Day 07:Trek Thuman to Briddim (2,345m - 6/7 hours) Overnight at community home stay
Day 08:Trek Briddim to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2,480m). Overnight at local tea house
Day 09:Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang vilalge (5/6 Hours - 3540m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 10:Trek Langtang village to Kyanjin Gumpa (3/4 hours - 3900m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 11:Day hike to Tserko Ri (5150m) and exploration around. come back to Kyanjin Gumpa and overnight
Day 12:Trek back to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 13:Trek back to Syaprubensi (5/6 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (7/8 Hours - 1350m)
Day 15:Final departure
Our cost in Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang valley Trekking is based on 2 pax a group. If you are more than 2 pax, your cost will reduce and if you are only one pax cost increase. In our cost, we are providing you private Jeep driving both way of Kathmandu Syaprubensi. If you choose to drive with local bus, cost also decrease. Driving with local bus is not comfortable.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m Representative from Nepal Highland Treks will receive you from airport and transfer to the hotel. Meet, greet and introduction program at Hotel. If we get time, we can discuss about the trip and your trekking equipment
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites and trekking preparation. Overnight at hotel After your breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to sightseeing in major three UNESCO heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple (A biggest hindu temple) Bauddhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa) and Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Old king palace). Later cost back to hotel and final preparation of your trekking. introduce with your guide and supporter
Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house Take early breakfast in your hotel. Start driving from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi. It is only 117 kilometer but long driving because of mountain road through local villages. It is also one of the scenic drives. Stop on the way at scenic place and for Lunch. Reach at Syaprubensi at around 2pm. Check in your room and have hot tea.
Day 4Trek Syaprubesi to Gatlang (2,300m - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at community home stayStart trek after breakffast in Shyaprubesi. After an hour and half of ascent, we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the view point. Reach at Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang.
Day 5Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2600m/ 6/7 Hours) Overnight at community home stayWe begin today's trek with a descent to Thangbuche and soak-in magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. Next, pass by the Chilime Hydropower dam and ascend until Tatopani. The name Tatopani literally means 'hot water' in Nepali owing to the natural hot springs there
Day 6Trek Tatopani to Thuman (2400m - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at community home stayThe trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Trek continues down to Thuman.
Day 7Trek Thuman to Briddim (2,345m - 6/7 hours) Overnight at community home stayTrek to Briddim via Lingling. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village, ideally located on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Here, we visit the Dukchu Gomba monastery. Bridim looks a Tibetan village since most of the houses are built by stones and are inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin.
Day 8Trek Briddim to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2,480m). Overnight at local tea house Today our trekking reach at major trail of Langtang valley. At starting, the trail descends to Ghopche Khola. Then we ascend to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and amazing mountain vista. From today we start to overnight at local tea houses.
Day 9Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang vilalge (5/6 Hours - 3540m) Overnight at local tea houseWalking again with dense Rhododendron forest today. After walking minor uphill, you will reach at Ghoda Tabela. There are small tea house rebuild after earthquake in Nepal. We also can see beautiful Mountain View of Langtang Lirung and Naya Khang. Reach Langtang valley which was a biggest Tamang village before earthquake. Now again locals are establishing their houses but enough tea houses are rebuild for trekkers.
Day 10Trek Langtang village to Kyanjin Gumpa (3/4 hours - 3900m) Overnight at local tea house Start your trek as usual time. Today we are going to trek short and reach Kyanjin Gumpa by lunch time. You could see beautiful mountain range around and largest Buddhist Mani walls on the way of trekking. Reach at Kyanjin Gumba, last village of Langtang valley Trekking. Spend rest of the afternoon exploring by Buddhist Shrine and beautiful mountain ranges. You also can walk around and visit Yak cheese factory
Day 11Day hike to Tserko Ri (5150m) and exploration around. come back to Kyanjin Gumpa and overnight Early in the morning, we start walking to Tserko Ri. Tserko Ri is the highest hill of this trekking. We try to get there before sunrise to view good sunrise view. You may will have difficulties of breathing in less oxygen in high altitude. We can see Langtang Glacier, Langshisha Kharka (The big pasture of Yak) and panoramic mountain views. Back to Kyanjin Gumba for overnight
Day 12Trek back to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house After breakfast in Kyanjin Gumba, we trek down same way back to Lama Hotel. It is long walking day through dense forest, local villages with ethnic peoples. Peoples in these villages are Nepalese Tamang but practicing similar cultures as Tibetan
Day 13Trek back to Syaprubensi (5/6 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house After your breakfast, we start trekking down to Syapru Besi. Trail is around for 5 hours easy walking almost at downhill. After reaching Syapru, your guide will make sure your transportation (jeep) for tomorrow which is send from Kathmandu
Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (7/8 Hours - 1350m)Start driving to Kathmandu. The same way driving back till Kathmandu is about eight hours. When we reach at Dhunche, we get up for final checking out our Langtang permit and TIMS. We also stop on the way for Lunch. Reach at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Meet official representative from Nepal Highland and give trekking feedback
Day 15Final departure Till your departure time, you are free. We drop you to International airport for your final departure. You have to reach International airport normally before 3 hours from your departure time.