Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Trip Grade: Easy/ Moderate
Altitude Maximum: 3870m
Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Transportation: Private/ public vehicle
Group Size: 01 -16 people
Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season
Attractions: Langtang National Park, Holy Gosainkunda Lake, Himalayas, Birds, Animals, etc.
This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich Tamang culture. This trek was developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is the newly developed tourism product, off the beaten track, which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs.
The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The cultural and traditions of these people are similar to the Tibetan across the border.
This trekking destination is just a day long bus journey from the capital, Kathmandu. Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, traditional architecture, costumes, local Syabru dances make the exposure to this culture very unique. There is a view point at Goljung Pass, from where views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe inspiring. Visitors will get an opportunity to observe Syabru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang VDCs. The villages also sell exclusive handicraft items like traditional caps, mufflers and other items.
Tourists can enjoy hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali, where the stay is a unique experience. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman is an unforgettable experience.
At Briddim one gets to experience the famous Tamang hospitality, where there is home stay facility . After the Tamang heritage trail we will head towards the Langtang trek and join the mail tail up to lantang valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Motherland Hike Team will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trek
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (1550m) 8-9 hours
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. We will enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. We will take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we then descend down to Syabrubesi. We will stay overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Gatlang (2200m) 5 hours
From Syabrubesi we start our trek and head to Ghat Lang, which lies on hill side is a Tamang settlements. You also visit the traditional Goljung village. In Goljung and Gatlang you observe the cultural show which makes your trekking an unforgettable one.
Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m) 7 hours
From Gatlang we head to Tatopani enjoying the sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. You explore Tamang culture at Tatopani. Here you also find natural hot spring and you can take hot bath in natural hot springs in the lap of the mountains.
Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2400m) via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hours
Thuman is another cultural village which is famous for its Shamanic performances. From this village we can also see the beautiful view of Langtang. This day you also visit the Nagthali village which is the popular meditation centre for local monks. From this place you also see the panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges.
Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Briddim (2345m) 6 hours
This day we head to Briddim which is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Here you can explore the culture and tradition of the Briddim, the descendant of ancient Tibetan immigrants.
Day 08: Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6 hours
This day we head to Lama Hotel. It takes about six hours to reach Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) 7 hours
After taking morning breakfast, we will start our second day of the journey. Well, our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. We will enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. And we will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We will stay overnight at Langtang valley.
Day 10: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) 4 hours
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the Kyanjin village and pass on through yak pastures. We will 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. We then cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes you might start feeling the thin air. Kyanjin 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 from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 5 hours
5 hours walk from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way downhill through forest following the river. We will pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements that follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans.
Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi: 5 hours
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi for about 5 hours. We will be enjoying the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving Syabrubesi, we take our lunch. We will stay overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 13: Drive from Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. We will celebrate the farewell dinner in the dinner.
Day 14: Final Departure
You are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
Dream Discovery Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box. No.: 11359
Tel: +977 1 4265358
Fax: +977 1 4251957
Mobile: +977 9851114815
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com