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Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley

Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang Trek, a mix of mountain adventure and Himalayan culture, Tamang Heritage with Langtang. The Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape and the rich cultural heritage of ethnic Nepalese Tamang people. Despite being just a few hours' drive from Kathmandu, the trek along the off the beaten track of the rural and rugged mountains and the high passes dotted with chortens, stupas and prayer flags flapping in the wind make every trekker marvel why the country is called a "walker's paradise". A land of magic, meditation, and shamanism. Langtang is also the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, or what the devout practitioners call the "Kunda".  

Tamang Heritage with Langtang Trek starts with a day's bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The actual trek begins from Syabrubesi. From Syabru, we head upward to Gatlang and Tatopani. Then via Thuman and Briddim, we head for the Lama Hotel. From Lama Hotel, another upward hike via the Langtang village takes us to the famous Kanyanjing Gompa. After exploring the region, we trek back to Syabrubesi from where we drive to Kathmandu.

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DAY 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. 

DAY 2:  Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek:
After breakfast we start a guided tour to World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).  

 DAY 3:  Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 8-9 hrs
After breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rural villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Syabrubesi.  

DAY 4:  Trek Syabru Besi - Gatlang (2,200m/7,217ft.): 5 hours 
The trek starts from today. From Syabru Besi, hike across the Goljung Village.  Enjoy the views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung among others. Gatlang is a small village on the hillside with the traditional stone houses. Overnight at Gatlang. 

DAY 5:  Trek Gatlang – Tatopani (2607m/8550 ft): 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, descent to Thangbuchet. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges. Passing by the Chilime Hydropower dam, we ascend the trail until we reach Tatopani.

DAY 6:  Trek Tatopani-Thuman (2,400m/7,874 ft) via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hrs 
Today Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. Passing through the dense alpine forest, we reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. Then a few hours walk uphill, we arrive at Nagthali hill. Enjoy the wonderful views of Langtang, Sanjen,  Kerung, Ganesh Himal ranges. Trek downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman.   

DAY 7:  Thuman – Briddim (2,345m/7,693 ft): 6 hrs 
Today, we trek to Briddim from Thuman via Lingling.  Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village on lap of Langtang Himal. Visit the Dukchu Gomba monastery. Most of the houses in Briddim are stone houses. Inhabited by mostly the people of Tibetan origin, Briddim resembles a typical Tibetan village on this side of Tibet.  

DAY 8:  Briddim – Lamahotel (2470m): 6 hrs
Today, we trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to the Ghopche Khola. Then we ascend to Lamahotel via Rimche.  Lama Hotel is on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains. 

 

DAY 9:  Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr 
After taking morning tea, we embark our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung.  Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  

DAY 10:  Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr 
After breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures.  Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind.  Cross several of the wooden bridges.  Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.  

DAY 11:  Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 4/5 hrs    
Today, we get back to Lama Hotel. Since, its mostly downhill, it is 4/ 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way down hill through forest following the river. Pass through the ethnic settlements of the Tamang people who follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. 

DAY 12:  Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs    
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving Syabrubesi, we take our lunch.  

DAY 13:  Sybrubesi-Kathmandu.:
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.