Tamang Heritage Trek

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Starts at: Syabrubesi Ends at: Syabrubesi
Trek Region: Langtang Transport: Public Bus
Duration: 11 days Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 4800 m / 15655 ft (Kyanjing Gompa) Accommodation: Teahouse

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts by driving from Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi and runs through the beautiful and lush Langtang Valley with breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

Villages on the route are occupied by Tamang people, closely related to Tibetans, and so the culture is Buddhist with a good scattering of prayer wheels, chortens, prayer flags, and mani stones along the trails.

Although situated in a district badly hit by the April 2015 earthquake, this heritage trail was hardly affected at all and reopened to visitors three months after the quake and remains an area of outstanding beauty and culture.

However, the trek takes in Tatopani (literally ‘hot water in Nepali) where there used to be warming hot springs. The hot springs have sadly disappeared after the earthquake.

The Tamang Heritage Trail lies in what was previously a restricted area near the Tibet border and was opened up to visitors lately. 

The people in this area have a culture, tradition, and religion that goes back hundreds of years, and the craftsmanship, dress, and stone-mud houses are testimony of this ancient background.

So, too is Kyanjin Gompa where the atmosphere is serene as only a Buddhist monastery can be, and where the stunning mountain views cannot help but add immensely to the experience!

For those interested in anthropology as well as trekking, this is the perfect trip.

Tamang Heritage Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi (Drive)

Syabrubesi – 1550 m / 5085 ft – 7 to 8 hrs

Day 2: Syafru Beshi to Gatlang

Gatlang – 2380 m / 7217 ft – 5 hrs

Day 3: Gatlang to Tatopani

Mundu – 3430 m / 11253 ft 6 to 7 hrs

Day 4: Tatopani to Thuman

Kyanjing Gompa – 3870 m / 12696 ft- 3 hrs

Day 5: Thuman to Briddim

Tserko Ri – 5000 m / 16404 -7 to 8 hrs

Day 6: Briddim to Lama Hotel

Lama Hotel – 2380 m / 7808 ft – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 7: Lama Hotel to Langtang village

Langtang village – 3430 m / 11253 – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 8: Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa

Kyanjing Gompa – 3870 m / 12696 ft – 4 hrs

Day 9: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel

Lama Hotel – 2380 m / 7808 ft – 6 hrs

Day 10: Lama Hotel to Syafru Beshi

Syafru Beshi – 1550 m / 5085 ft – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 11: Syafru Beshi to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 8 to 9 hrs

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  • 10 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Guide for 11 days
  • Kathmandu Syafru beshi Kathmandu local bus
  • Langtang national park permit
  • Trekkers information management system card
  • 11 x breakfast,10 x lunch and 10 x dinner while on trek
  • One porter for 11 days USD 174 (Optional)
  • Private Jeep USD 260 (Optional)

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