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LANGTANG TAMANG HERITAGE TREKKING TRAIL

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Destination

Kyangjin Gompa

Region

Langtang Region

Max.Altitude

3,870 Meters

Grade

Moderate

Activity

Trekking

Duration

15 Days

Route

Syabrubeshi - Briddim - Kyanjin Gompa

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Rasuwa / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

HIKE NOMADIC HERITAGE TRAIL OF TAMANG VALLEY IN LANGTANG

A land of magic, meditation, and shamanism, Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail follows the old Tibetan style. For the most part, you will encounter monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests. Majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes are some other attractions. Tamang heritage trails also offer Natural Hot Spring, wildlife around the secret lake of Parbati Kund. The picturesque village of Gatlang with traditional dresses and typical dances. Another major factor to visit these trails is for the excellent views of the Snowcapped Mountains. You will have a great view of Mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains, and Other peaks.

The 14-day Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail starts with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. After exploring the area, we trek back to Syabrubesi from where we drive to Kathmandu.

Langtang Heritage trail was set to improve local agricultural life through tourism. Be part to experience cultures and the Buddhist way of living in the Tamang Heritage Trail. Most of all to understand the hardship of living in Mountainous part of Nepal. Your little support can make a lot of changes.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Friendship World Treks. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Friendship World Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. Meet your trekking guide or stroll around your hotel area. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Friendship World Treks For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

02
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing the official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipment, and team composition. Some of the landmarks we visit include 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). In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last-minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.

03
Drive to Syabrubesi 1,550m (145 km/ 8-9 hrs)

After morning 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. 

04
Trek Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2,200m / 5 hours)

The trek starts today. From Syabru, 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 traditional stone houses. Overnight at Gatlang.

05
Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m / 6-7 hrs)

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 in the natural hot water to relax your tired muscles.

06
Trek Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m / 6 hours) via Brimdang and Nagthali

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.

07
Trek Thuman to Briddim (2,345m / 6 hrs)

Today, we trek to Briddim from Thuman via Lingling. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village on the 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.

08
Trek Briddim to Lama hotel (2,470m / 6 hours)

Today, we trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to the Ghopche Khola. Then we ascend to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is on the banks of the Langtang River and is surrounded by lush forests and mountains.

09
Trek to Langtang village (3,430m / 7 hours)

After taking morning tea, we embark on our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along with 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.

10
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m / 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 are 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.

11
Rest day explore around the Glacier, Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri), and climb Kyanjing Ri

This day we have many choices. It is depending on your wish we take one of the following hiking. We can see views of Langtang Lirung, Naya kang, Lang shisha Ri, Penthang Karpo Ri and Dorje Lakpa, and some others mountains. One can spend the day by Kyanjing Ri hiking, Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri hiking or explore the Langshisa Kharka or glacier.

12
Trek down to Lama Hotel (2640m / 7hours)

It is the day for downhill and the same way back. We start in the morning as normal time. The trail is all the way downhill. We hike in one day from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel. It is a nice part of hiking. If you are lucky you can see some wild animals as well. The trail is all the way downhill. So we can do it in 7 hours from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel.

13
Trek back to Syabrubesi (5 hours)

After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi, about a 5-hour walk. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving at Syabrubeshi, we take our lunch. Later we make a celebration with our crew.

14
Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving in 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. In the evening, celebration dinner together.

15
Final Departure

Today you are free to explore Kathmandu on your own. Later drop at the airport for your flight to next destination.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • All necessary permits; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Guide airfare if the clients are flying to the destination
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service in case required (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


-DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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