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Tamang Heritage -Langtang Valley Trekking

The Tamang Heritage Trail-Langtang Valley Trekking is the newest trekking route in the Nepal Himalaya This trekking area is located about 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu. Trekking along this unbeaten trail is newly designed for  trekkers and offers an unforgettable experience of natural beauty with the unchanged culture of local people. The area offers excellent views of the snow-capped mountains such as Langtang  (6596m.),  Ganesh Himal, Paldor, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal. Trekkers receive a hearty welcome and facilities by the local Tamang and Tibetan people. Their rich and unchanged culture, architecture of their mountain houses and ancient monasteries will draw your interest. The trek goes through the beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and colorful rhododendron forests.

The area is mainly inhabited by ethnic Tamang and Tibetan communities. Tamang communities are generally found on higher elevations with the people engaging in shifting cultivation and extraction of forest products. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some hardy grains and vegetables. Their daily life activities include raising livestock, agriculture and trade with Kerung in Tibet. They also make baskets and mats from mountain bamboo.

Trek continues through the Langtang valley, up to Kyanjing Gompa (the last village of the area). The upper Langtang valley is a grazing paradise, rich in flowers, grass and dotted with stone huts used in the summer time for making butter sewn in skins and exported to Tibet to flavor the tea and fuel for monastery lamps.  The day climb to Kyanjin Ri 4770m for panorama view of mountains includes Langtang Lirung 7252m, Yabra Himal 6305m, Yala Peak 5500m, Dorji Lakpa 6990m, Naya Kanga 5846m Gangchenpo 6378m and many more unnamed snowcapped mountains. Along the trail you can see picturesque settlements, unique houses are decorated in Tibetan style. You will have an opportunity to observe unusual and fascinating culture which will really touch your hearts.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4770m.
Starts Point:
Shyaphrubesi
Ends Point:
Shyaphrubesi
Trip Duration:
18 days
Max. Group Size:
10
Season:
Mid of September to end Of May
Accommodation:
Fully Tea House
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Preparation day for trip and Visit Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)    
03 Drive to Shyaphrubesi by reserved Bus or Jeep 1460m. 5-7 hours
04 Trek to Gatlang 2238m. 5-6 hours
05 Trek to Tatopani 2607m. 6-7 hours
06 Short Trek to Nagthali 3165m. 2-3 hours
07 Climb to Tarchyo Peak (approximately 3600m) and back to Nagthali and short trek to Thuman 2338m. 7-8 hours
08 Trek to Briddhim 2229m. 4-5 hours
09 Trek to Lama Hotel 2470m. 4-5 hours
10 Trek to Langtang Village 3430m 5-6 hours
11 Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa 3870m. 3-4 hours
12 Climb the Kyanjin Ri 4770m. and Back to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m.  
13 Climb the Tserko Ri 4984m. and back to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m. 6-8 hours
14 Trek to Lama Hotel 2470m. 6-7 hours
15 Trek to Shyaphrubesi 2255m. 5-6 hours
16 Drive to Kathmandu by reserved Bus or Jeep 1300m. 5-7 hours
17 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for hindues and Patan Darbar squire.   6-7 hours
18 Departure to Home    

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