Tamang Heritage Trail

Daily Tour 17 days
Langtang, Nepal Nepal

The Tamang Heritage Trail is the newest trekking route in the Nepal Himalaya. We have been researching this region since 2004 and it is now one of our favourite. Some Nepali NGOs have worked hard with local villagers to improve the trails and the result is an easy route through pristine mountain scenery. This will become one of the most popular short trekking routes in the years to come as it offers a great general overview of the Himalaya and its cultures and it is easy to get to from Kathmandu.

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.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in some of landmarks that are the 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). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru besi (8/9 hours)
After the breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi. Overnight at Lodge

Day 04 Syabru besi trek to Gatlang (5 hours)
From Syabru, we 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 Lodge

Day 05 Gatlang trek to Tatopani (6 – 7 hours)
We begin today’s trek with a 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. Tatopani literally means ‘hot water’ in Nepali owing to the natural hot springs there. Take a dip into the natural hot water to relax your tired muscles. Overnight at Lodge

Day 06 Tatopani trek to Thuman (6 hours)
Today we trek from 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 mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, Ganesh Himal ranges. Trek downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman.Overnight at Lodge

Day 07 Thuman trek to Briddim (6 hours)
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.Overnight at Lodge

Day 08 Briddim trek to Lamahotel (6 hours)
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.Overnight at Lodge

Day 09 Lamahotel trek to Langtang (6 hours)
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. Overnight at Lodge

Day 10 Langtang trek to Kyanjin Gompa (4 hours)
After taking morning tea and 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. Overnight at Lodge

Day 11: Explore the area around Kyangjin Gompa or climb Tserko Ri (5050 m)
Today you can either choose to rest and visit the nearby monastery and cheese factory or climb the nearby Tserko Ri.
Situated at 5050m, Tserko Ri is a steep climb from Kyangjin Gompa taking about two hours. However, the spectacular mountain views available of the surrounding peaks and up and down the Langtang valley offer plentiful reward. This is the pinnacle of the Langtang trek and energy permitting the ascent of Tserko Ri should defiantly be undertaken so that you can take in Langtang’s snowcapped mountain range in all its glory.Overnight at Lodge

Day 12: Kyangjin Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel (2748 m)
After breakfast we descending down to lama hotel through the Langtang village and The trail follows a general decent enabling us to gain a lot of ground quickly while at the same time allowing ample time for rest and lunch. Following the Langtang river we pass through Ghora Tabela until finally descending to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge

Day 13: Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
For variation we will follow the so called ‘high’-route back to Syaru besi. This trail splits of the route we took upwards shortly after leaving Lama Hotel. The route goes to the small village of Syarpagaon, and continues onto Bhanjyang gaon and Khangjung before descending back to Syabru besi. This was the primary route to Langtang before the new trail (which we followed on our way up) was build (6 hrs).Overnight at Lodge

Day 14: Syabru besi to Kathmandu(1350 m)
After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu around 8 hours and transfer to your hotel.

Day 15 Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel /B.

Day 16 Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your on wards destination.

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