1. Visiting Kyanjin Gompa - a famous Buddhist monastery.
2. Spotting Red Panda and other rare animals.
3. Enjoying the natural hot water spring in Tatopani.
4. Experience the beautiful culture of the Tamang people.
5. Enjoying mesmerizing view of the Ganesh and Langtang mountain range.
Tamang heritage and Langtang trek is a combination of two beautiful trekking routes in the Langtang Valley. This trek includes the best of Tamang heritage trek and Langtang valley trek - letting you enjoying the wonderful culture of Tamang people at first and then providing a breathtaking trek experience of Langtang valley.
The Tamang heritage part of the trek takes us to wonderful Tamang villages like Briddim, Thuman, Gatlang etc. that are not adulterated by modern development. We also visit many Buddhist shrines and monasteries on the way. The highlight of the first part includes spectacular mountain view from Nagthali - which also provides an opportunity to meditate with Buddhist monks. Visiting Tatopani - famous for its natural hot water springs, is another beautiful experience associated with the first part of the trek.
The second part of the trek takes us into the heart of the Langtang valley. Langtang valley lies enclosed by lush green mountains of the Mahabharat range in the South and snow rich Himalayan peaks in the north. Glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, meadows, wild animals and rare plant species make the tour of this valley a truly breathtaking affair. Travelling to the Kyanjin Gompa is a mystic experience and the trek to the heights of Tserko Ri is a climber’s delight.
Trip Route : Kathmandu - Syabrubesi- Gatlang- Tatopani- Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft), transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550 m/5,100 ft), distance - 145 km, duration - 8-9 hours.
Day 04: Syabru Besi - Gatlang trek (2,200 m/7,217 ft), 4-5 hours.
Day 05: Gatlang - Tatopani trek (2,607 m/8,850 ft), 6-7 hours.
Day 06: Tatopani-Thuman trek (2,400 m/7,874 ft.) via Brimdang and Nagthali, 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Thuman - Briddim trek (2,345 m/7,693 ft.), 5-6 hours.
Day 08: Briddim - Lama Hotel (2,470 m), 5-6 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft), 5-6 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m/12,697 ft), 3-4 hours.
Day 11: Visiting Tserku Ri and surrounding area, 6-7 hours.
Day 12: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380 m/7,830 ft), 6-7 hours.
Day 13: Trek back to Syabrubesi, 5 -6 hours.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, 8- 9 hours.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu or extend your trip.
Important Notes and Safety Concerns
We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be safe thus we have given full authority to your tour leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we hope you understand these concerns. Our leaders will give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,300 m
We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,300 m) today. You will be taken to your hotel by staffs of Ambition Himalaya in a private vehicle. You will get some rest and freshen up at your hotel. We will welcome you with a traditional Nepali meal in the evening. Our company manager, staffs and tour guides will accompany you for dinner. Our guides will provide you information about the upcoming trek after dinner.
Day 02: Free day and trek preparation
You will rest and relax today. We will shop for basic trek supplies and prepare ourselves for the next day’s travel. If you are willing then you can go for sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. Our sightseeing itinerary includes visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa. You can enjoy a walk around Thamel and Basantapur in the evening.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi
Altitude: 1,420 m/4,658 ft
Time: 8-9 hours
We will wake up early, have breakfast and head for Syabrubesi (1,420 m). The drive is 8-9 hours long. The path is made beautiful by the milky Trishuli river - which is a glacial melt and follows us for most part of our travel. There are two options to travel to Syabrusbesi - one via Kakani and another via Galchhi. Syabrubesi is a small town that is also called the gateway to Langtang and Gosaikunda Valley. We will rest overnight at a lodge in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang
Altitude: 2,200 m/7,217 ft
Time: 4-5 hours
We make an early head start today as we will be walking quite a bit. We aim for the beautiful stone house village of Gatlang (2,200 m). We pass by Ronga Bhanjyang - where you will get awesome view of the Ganesh and Langtang mountain range. From Rhonga we descend to the Gollijung Valley, where lies a small and beautiful Golljung village. Gollijung is followed by the equally beautiful Tamang village - Gatlang.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani
Altitude: 2,607 m/8,850 ft
Time: 6-7 hours
Tatopani (2,607 m) will be our destination today. The name Tatopani translates into natural hot water spring in Nepali. There are natural hot water springs in the place - bathing at which is believed to provide cure for skin diseases. The Chilime Hydropower project in the wild Bhote Koshi river lies on our way. It is situated near the Chilime village, a little ahead of Thangbuchet. This stretch of the journey is marked by the spectacular view of the mountains.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman
Altitude: 2,400 m/7,874 ft
Time: 6-7 hours
We will trek to the picturesque Tamang village of Thuman (2,238 m) today. On our way to Thuman lies Nagathali - a hill that provides a stunning view of the Langtang, Ganesh, Kerung mountains and mountains in the Sanjen range. Nagathali is also a meditation spot of Buddhist monks. We reach Thuman via Brimdang - another typical Tamang village. There is an ancient Buddhist monastery in Thuman. We will spend our night in community managed homestays in Thuman.
Day 07: Trek to Briddim
Altitude: 2,345 m/7,693 ft
Time: 5-6 hours
Briddim (2,239 m) is a small Tamang village of 50 houses. Briddim is known more popularly as the village where Dukchu Monastery is located. The homestay experience in Briddim is wonderful and the walk to it is beautiful - the path mostly being through rhododendron and oak forests. Waterfalls and rivers are frequent on the way and you will also spot rare mountain wildlife.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2,305 m/7,709 ft
We will meet the trail of the Langtang Valley trekkers today. We head to the Lama Hotel - a gateway to Langtang Valley. Lama Hotel (2,305 m) is a small teahouse that provides for a wonderful gateway in the woods. This is a short and flat trek compared to other days. We will have ample time upon reaching Lama hotel. We can explore the surrounding areas and witness wild honey hunting in the cliffs nearby.
Day 09: Trek to Langtang village
Altitude: 3,430 m/11,253 ft
Time: 5-6 hours
We will begin our second leg of the trek - the trek inside Langtang Valley. Our destination for today is the Langtang village (3,430 m). The path passes through lush green forests made primarily of Rhododendron trees. We will rest at a place called Ghoda Tabela and have our lunch there. Langtang village was once a major thoroughfare of trekkers and traders. However, the village has been badly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. Efforts are being made to bring back the once bustling place to life. We will enjoy a wonderful evening here.
Day 10: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
Altitude: 3,870 m/12,697 ft
Time: 3-4 hours
We will trek to Kyanjin Gompa today. Kyanjin is a famous Buddhist shrine. The monastery lies at an altitude of 3,900 m. The road from Langtang to Kyanjin is full of other smaller stupas, prayer wheels and religious inscriptions. There is a large Mani wall with prayers written on it before we reach the village of Mundu. This is the largest Mani wall in Nepal. There is a cheese factory in Kyanjin that produces exotic Himalayan Yak cheese.
Day 11: Visit to Tserko Ri
Altitude: 5,000 m/16,404 ft
We will trek to Tserko Ri today. Tserko Ri is at the height of 5,000 m and provides an eye leveling view of the mountains in the Ganesh and Langtang mountain range. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the morning rays hitting the tall mountains if you can reach Tserko Ri early. If you are unwilling to trek to Tserko Ri then we can visit Langsisha Kharka today. Langsisha Kharka is a grazing pasture of yaks. We will come back to Kyanjin Gompa for night stay.
Day 12: Trek to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2,380 m/7,830 ft
Time: 6-7 hours
We will say goodbye to Langtang Valley and trek back to Lama hotel today. The journey is long but because we are going down, we can easily cover two days of walk we made earlier in a single day today. The smiling owner of Lama Hotel welcomes us and we enjoy the wild mountain honey and local food before sliding to our beds.
Day 13: Trek to Syabrubesi
Time: 5-6 hours
We come full circle to Syabrubesi - the place we started our trek. Langtang and Bhote Koshi river are among many rivers/creeks that lie on the route. We will also see frequent waterfalls where we can soak ourselves in. Take time to watch and enjoy the rich flora/fauna diversity of the last part of your trek. We can shop for handicraft products as gift for our loved ones in the local shops in Syabrubesi.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu
Time: 8-9 hours
We come back to Kathmandu today. We will once again travel along the bank of Trishuli river that follows between gorges made in the Mahabharata hills. We will rest at our hotel after enjoying typical Nepali food. You can also enjoy musical and cultural show between dinner and sleep if you are willing.
Day 15: Departure
We will bid you goodbye after a small traditional ceremony. Our representatives will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport - from where you will head back to your destination. You also have the option of extending your trip and taking part in other treks.
- Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
- All ground transportation by private vehicle in city and Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back by Local bus (optional private jeep)
- All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
- Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
- Accommodation in lodge/guest houses during the trek
- Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
- First aid medications / medicines with the guide
- Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
- Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
- Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide
- International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
- Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry
- Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
- Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
- Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
- Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
Equipment you need to bring
- Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
- Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.
- Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc.
List of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. These gear list can be different depending on route, season etc. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.
Sun hat, scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat. Sunglasses (real ones, with true UV protection).
Undergarments, comfortable hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
Thin and lightweight inner socks, thick and warm wool hiking socks, hiking boots with spare laces, sandals (flip-flops for use after trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom), gaiters (For high altitude trekking and crossing passes).
T-shirts, light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, gloves, fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest and/or jacket.
One microfiber towel (most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry), sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade, DSLR / digital camera with spare batteries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bag with rain cover / duffel bag, comfortable day pack, trekking poles, water bottle, ear plug (rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms).
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste (preferably biodegradable), feminine hygiene products, small mirror.
Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue / toilet rolls, anti-bacterial hands wash, water purifier (Better than using mineral water to keep the mountains clean).
Extras / Luxuries:
Adapters (Nepal - two prong, 220 volt plug; or an international, universal adapter), multi tool (Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool), personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse), sewing kit (sometime it’s very useful), superglue, books for reading on free time, cell / mobile phone, trail map / guide book, Ipod / walkman / Mp3 player / Mp4 player, pens / pencils and small notebooks, games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards etc.