Overview

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Diffculty: Moderate Plus 
  • Best Time: Feb - June, Sept - Dec
  • Max. Altitude: 4,984 m

Langtang Heritage Trail - Combination of Tamang Heritage with Kenjin Gompa

This Langtang Heritage Trek is a specially designed off-the-beaten trail that highlights an ancient rich Tamang cultural heritage trail combining it with picturesque scenery of the secret Langtang valley. A previously restricted region near the Tibetan border, the unexplored northern Langtang valley has recently been developed into the Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail. The people in this area are mostly of Tamang, Tibetan origin, whose culture and crafts have remained unchanged. All these craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone households and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect the solitude and the serenity of the Himalayan scenery.

Having explored the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley we take a drive to Syabrubesi to start our Langtang heritage hike. We pass many traditional settlements and monasteries that have remained unchanged. Panoramic views of Mt. Langtang, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal are stunning. A fort at Rasuwagadi is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibet relation that has existed for many centuries. A special arrangement of Homestay programs at some places enhances the cultural experienced. Thus allowing you to have close interaction with the local people, which is rare on a normal trekking route. We take a drive back to Kathmandu to end the memorable Langtang heritage trek.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Nature Cultural teahouse trek in Langtang region
  • Best combo of Langtang trek with Tamang heritage trail
  • Visit the Kenjin Gompa
  • Hike the Kenjin Ri for a stunning Himalayan vista
  • Safety back up with supplementary Oxygen Cylinder and medical kits
  • All full board meals with tea, coffee, drinking water on a trip
  • Experienced trek guide with supporting crew
  • Trek gear like a sleeping bag and warm Jacket provide
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag and T-shirt

Itinerary

  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel at Thamel. Welcome dinner with a typical Nepali dish and cultural program.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

  • Half-day sightseeing in the city to the world Heritage site tour to Pashupati Nath Temple which is a very famous Hindu Temple and another is Buddhist Shrine(Bouddhanath Stupa) at Boudha. The afternoon is trek briefing and trek pack by your trek leader. Any Last-minute arrangements for the trek.

    • After having an early breakfast we drive Ktm – Syabrubesi. Drive for around 8-9 Hours. Stay at teahouse at Syabru Besi the headquarter of Rasuwa district.
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude1500 m

    • After breakfast set up our hike to Gatlang. Climb 3 hrs to be on the top of the hill of Deurali. Beautiful views of the surroundings from the top. Enjoy lunch here with the gorgeous views and have a fun and good rest after climbing a hill. Another 2 hrs gentle stroll to Gatlang – the biggest village of Tamang people in Langtang region. It is very interesting to explore the village and know their daily life and living style.
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2240 m

    • After walking through beautiful terraced fields we reach Thambuchet and Gang-Gong village. We shall take a rest and lunch here and continue our hike to Tatopani. Tatopani is a popular place because of the hot spring. Many people from different parts of this region gather here to take a bath.      
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2600 m

    he trail meanders through a beautiful forest of Rhododendron and oak trees and leads the way to Thuman. On the way, we’ll have stunning views of the different snow cap mountains and the scenic landscape of this area.

    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2340 m

    t is mostly downhill and the trail leads you to a historical place of Nepal –Rasuwagadi (This place used to be a ford of Gorkhas when they fought against Tibet). You have a golden opportunity to mix up with the local people and know their culture and daily lifestyle close to Tibet as it is a border area.

    • AccommodationTeahouse
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude1820 m

    • A gradual uphill to another interesting Tamang village-Briddim. Briddim is another interesting Tamang village situated just another side of the hill of Tatopani and Thuman. You can see Thuman, Timur and even Syabrubesi from Briddim.
    • AccommodationTeahouse
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2230 m

    • Enjoy the hike through the gorgeous forest of Pine and Juniper. In the beginning, climb gradually up about 45 minutes then down and Nepalese flat. Spend the night at Lama hotel. There are few lodges open for the tourist in the trekking season.
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2490 m

    After breakfast, we hike up the hill and have lunch at Ghoda Tabela. It is a fine-looking spot for the lunch with pleasant views of the surroundings. A stunning view of Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, and the dip valley with rocky hills arose on both sides. We spend the night at Langtang village(a re-established village after a big earthquake hits in April 2015) located at the bottom of Langtang Himal, Glacier and Lake.       t

    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude3430 m

    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude3830 M

    • Early morning climb up to Kyanjin ridge to enjoy the beautiful sunrise view. You will have a stunning view of the Mountains both on the Nepal side and the Tibetan side as well. You can see Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung and Sisapangma (8,013 m) in Tibet is the 14 hrs highest mountain in the World. and many other small peaks. All the views are gorgeous.
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude3830 m

    • Walk downhill following the same path through the valley enjoying the reverse mountain views with the magical Langtang valley. After having a long hike downhill spend the night at Lama hotel.
    • AccommodationTea house
    • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • Altitude2479 m

    This is going to be the last day hike down to Syabru Besi along with the Langtang river originated from Langtang glacier for Lunch. After lunch, we take a drive back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay at the hotel.

    • AccommodationHotel
    • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
    • Altitude1340 m

    • Trek ends and you will be transferred to the Airport by your trek guide. You’ll be flying back home keeping all the good memories of the mountains, people, and places of Nepal.
    • MealsBreakfast
    What's Included
    • Customize arrival and departure transfers as per your flight details.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Twin share BB as per the itinerary.
    • Welcome dinner with a cultural show as listed in the itinerary.
    • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as itinerary.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • Full board meals (open menu) while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
    • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee while on a trek.
    • Accommodation in lodge or Teahouse while trekking.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • Mountain Monarch Trip gears - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, Duffel bag, etc for use during the trip.
    • Professional and experienced Trek Leader trained in Wilderness First Aid with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    • Trekking guides/trek Sherpa and other support staff including porter with proper insurance and trek gear.
    • Complementary trek Duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirt, and trek map
    • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees for the Langtang Heritage trek
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind, International Airfare
    • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
    • Tips and Items of personal expenses like a hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks.

    Customer Reviews

    • c
      carol 5.0CanadaPublished February 11, 2018

      The Best Trek

      My husband and I decided to do the Langtang /Heritage Region vs the more popular Everest & Annapurna treks, and we haven't regretted it since! Our guide was knowledgeable and catered to our needs, and the locals were friendly and welcoming! The 1st part of the trek was a heritage trail, where we saw less than 50 tourists but still spectacular views! In the 2nd part of the trek, we went to the more famous Langtang region where the earthquake in 2014 hit the hardest. There were more people but we met many friendly tourists on the way! I would recommend the Langtang region & Mountain Monarch for anyone who's considering a trip to Nepal!

    • R
      Roger Badger 5.0United KingdomPublished July 22, 2015

      Thank you for your personal attention and hospitality

      Everything was handled with great efficiency and you and your staff could not have been kinder and more helpful to us. The trek itself was first class and enabled us to see a great variety of the tremendous scenery that Nepal has to offer and meet the very friendly people of Nepal.

      I would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone else looking to make a trek in Nepal. Once again thank you for your personal attention and hospitality while we were in Nepal.

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