Langtang Heritage Trail Trek also popularly known as Tamang Heritage Trail is a less explored area of the Langtang area which has recently been opened for the world. The people in this area are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet and settled in Nepal. The Langtang Heritage Trail is an off beaten track which highlights ancient culture and lifestyle, combining it with picturesque views and soothing baths in the natural hot spring. It also covers the culture, religion and daily lifestyle of Tamang community.
This trek starts from Syabrubesi and passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Rusuwagadhi and Briddim. This is a perfect trek to learn the beautiful culture of the Tamang community along with a chance to observe lifestyle. With high open grasslands and an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains, this is the perfect trek for anyone who seeks for solitude, enjoy the local culture and hospitality and get away from the crowd. This trek passes through traditional Tamang and Tibetan villages and goes until Tibetan border. Also, the local homestay is an incredible way to interact with the local communities.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4264 ft)
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m/4812ft) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) - 150 Km/8 hrs
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2200m/7217ft, 5 hrs)
Day 5: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/8550ft, 6-7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2400m/7874ft, 6 hrs)
Day 7: Trek from Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m/7349ft, 7 hrs)
Day 8: Trek from Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m/7513ft, 6 hrs)
Day 9: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi (1467m/4812ft, 4 hrs)
Day 10: Drive back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local bus or jeep (150km/8 hrs)
Day 11: Final departure
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 13m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. Rest of the day free for Trek preparation and last minute shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will be driving north out of the Kathmandu valley too Syabrubesi via Dhunche. This scenic drive through the mountain terrian gives you an Ample time to observe villages of Dhunche and Syabrubesi and enjoy himalayan view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Naya Kangma, Dorje Lakpa and various mountains.You will be passing one of the important Hydro Projects of Nepal the Trishuli Hydro Project. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
Syabrubesi is the starting point for our trek and after walking for some hours you can enjoy stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and the Goljang Valley. Today we will be passing through the Goljang valley and walking toward the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. You will be welcomed by the local people upon your arrival in the village. Overnight stay at Local Community Lodge/Homestay.
Today you will be walking for 7 hours so make sure you have enough breakfast and lunch so you don’t run out of energy. You will be passing through the Thangbuchet village and can relax at the Tatopani (Hot Spring) which literally means ‘hot water. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
The trail ascends to NagthaliDanda (3300m) situated on high open grassland with amazing views of the snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to NagthaliDanda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. The trail continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
The trek today goes to Rasuwagadhi which is a very historical fort dating back to conflicts with Tibet. This section follows important historical trade routes with Tibet and you will have the opportunity to view Tibetan culture and tradition in this area. All of this topped by stunning mountain views. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
The trekking route goes through rhododendron forest and alpine meadows as we trek towards Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community under the ever presentLangtangHimal range. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
The trail follows the Bhote Kosi river along the valley through rice and corn fields. Enjoy the culture and tradition of Locals through out the way. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
Today we will board our vehicle to take us back to Kathmandu. It is a long drive through picturesque farmland and hills. On arrival in Kathmandu you can relax in your hotel or do a little souvenir shopping. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek.Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
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