Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek - 13 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar - May and Mid-Sep - Mid-Dec
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Maximum Altitude Tserko Ri (4984m.|16347ft.)


  • Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek offer intact cultures and landscapes.
  • Experience warm and welcoming hospitality from the Tamang people
  • Suitable for families and individuals with moderate trekking experience
  • Trek through a biodiverse area in Langtang National Park
  • Go through the lush rhododendron forest and get lost in the ravishing views of the Himalayas. 
  • Have a closer look at the serene scenery of Langtang Ranges, Ganesh Himal, and many more. 
  • Experience the tasteful organic local food item

The Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek is a 13-day trekking adventure in the Langtang region of Nepal. This trek combines the rich cultural experience of the Tamang people with the stunning natural beauty of the Langtang Valley.

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a scenic and culturally significant trekking trail in Nepal that provides a rare glimpse into the customs and way of life of the Tamang people, an indigenous group in the Himalayan region. Trekkers looking for an adventure off the main route and seeking the less-touristic area are increasingly drawn to this track in the Langtang region.

When combined with the Langtang Valley Trek with the Tamang Heritage Trail, it offers opportunities for interaction with residents and learning about their traditions, language, and handicrafts as it passes through lovely Tamang villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, and Thuman, followed by Briddim, Rimche, Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa. Along with beautiful rhododendron trees, the trek offers stunning vistas of the Langtang mountain ranges.

Trekkers can take pleasure in the Tamang people's great hospitality by staying in homestays and tea houses and enjoying local cuisine. The trek helps these isolated villages develop sustainably while also providing an unforgettable journey via breathtaking scenery. In the heart of the Himalayas, the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek is the ideal fusion of scenic majesty and cultural immersion.

In comparison to the trek in the Everest and Manaslu Region, the Tamang Heritage Langtang Valley Trek offers a more relaxed hiking experience. This trek is perfect for children and older people, making it an excellent choice for families and students willing to trek in Nepal. It is a conveniently accessible trek from Kathmandu that many opt for.

Two weeks of Trekking in the Langtang Region

As enticing as it may sound, embarking on a two-week journey into the remote Himalayas, Tamang Heritage Langtang Valley Trek is undeniably a remarkable adventure. Pushing the boundaries and getting closer to the serene environment surrounded by the Langtang Mountain ranges, the journey promises excitement and an enriching experience for trekkers.

City Highlights: Three Temple Tour 

Before the trek begins, you will join a short tour of Kathmandu city involving three famous temples inside the valley. All of these are listed under UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Among triad temples, you will first visit Swyambhunath, a renowned tourist place at the center of the Kathmandu valley. You can see a gigantic top view of Kathmandu city from there while also immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Nepal's nomadic heritage.

Following the tour itinerary, we will visit Boudha Stupa, another prominent heritage within Kathmandu Valley. It is a major tourist destination holding Boudhhist cultural significance. The enormous dome painted with beautiful eyes is significant to the all-seeing ability of the Buddha. This place is more vibrant and peaceful when you visit the place in the morning. 

Lastly, you'll explore the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the revered Hindu pilgrimages in Nepal and the most important Hindu temple in Kathmandu Valley. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is believed to be standing for the last millennium. 

Experience the splendor of the vibrant Tamang heritage and culture within the heart of Tamang Villages:


Syabrubesi is a picturesque town situated within Langtang National Park, serving as the gateway to the popular Langtang Valley trekking destination. Nestled in the highlands of the Himalayas, it can be accessed by road, located approximately 117 kilometers north of Kathmandu, and falls within Nepal's Rasuwa district. Often referred to as the "entrance to Langtang," this town boasts scenic surroundings with the Bhote Koshi River, terraced fields, and lush green hills, offering a tranquil and charming starting point for trekkers venturing into the Langtang region. Syabrubesi provides essential amenities for trekkers and adventurers embarking on journeys into the Langtang area, including guesthouses, tea houses, and shops.


Gatlang is a serene and picturesque village known for its Tamang Heritage, located to the north of Syabrubesi. This village is steeped in a rich cultural and ethnic heritage, particularly associated with the Tamang community. Gatlang also serves as a key stopover during your Tamang Heritage tour. While it gained recognition as a tourist destination, it endured significant damage during the earthquake in 2015 AD, particularly in the Rasuwa region. Nevertheless, Gatlang has managed to retain its charm and cultural importance, reemerging as a tourist hotspot once more. 


Another significant highlight along this trekking route is Tatopani. It is more famous for having natural hot springs which offer the visitors therapeutic baths. It is believed that taking a bath in natural hot spring cures skin diseases and makes the skin fair and glowing as well. 

The village offers awe-inspiring panoramas of the nearby mountains and hills.


Briddim Village is one of the most culturally preserved villages in the country. For a longer time, it highlights Tamang culture and tradition. It tends to attract visitors to revisit the destination, especially trekkers who have previously experienced its charm.

Kyanjin Ri Gompa 

Kyanjin Ri Gompa, a Buddhist monastery nestled in Nepal's Langtang Valley, holds great significance as a spiritual and cultural hub for the region. Perched at an elevation of 3870m.|12697ft., this peaceful monastery is a favored destination for trekkers exploring the Langtang area. It treats visitors to breathtaking vistas of nearby snow-covered peaks. The gompa boasts a distinctive Tibetan-style architectural design, adorned with prayer wheels and vibrant paintings that never fail to captivate tourists. Travelers also have the opportunity to bask in the tranquil surroundings, making it an ideal spot for meditation and self-reflection. The religious significance and natural beauty of Kyanjin Ri Gompa add to the appeal of the Langtang Valley hike.

Rimche and Thulo Syabru 

Rimche and Thulo Syabru are another two beautiful villages en route to the Langtang trail. They are rich in Tamang Culture and versatile among all human settlements in the Langtang region. Rimche offers trekkers high value of picturesque beauty and soothing scenery of Lauribina, Ganesh Himala Ranges, and the hills surrounding the region. Thulo Syabru is a town that showcases the Tamang culture in a better picture. This village seamlessly combines picturesque scenery with traditional features.

Langtang National Park 

The trek passes through Langtang National Park, where you may spot some of these animals, such as Himalayan monkeys, deer, red pandas, Himalayan thars, and various species of birds. Depending on the season, you may trek through colorful rhododendron forests, which are in full bloom in spring.

What to expect during the 13-day trek to Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley?

You can expect the unexpected during your course of visiting Nepal. During the 13-day trek to Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley, you can expect each day to bring new experiences, from cultural encounters in Tamang villages to awe-inspiring mountain vistas in Langtang Valley. In those 13 days, you will never feel enough of the culture, natural beauty, village life, monasteries, and gompas scattered throughout the region. Don't forget to indulge in the delightful local cuisine. The trek offers a balance between adventure and cultural immersion, making it a memorable journey in the heart of Nepal.

Alternative Trekking Options: 

Have you already checked out the Tamang Heritage Trek package but are still interested in exploring additional trekking options? Look no further! We're here to provide you with some excellent alternative trekking recommendations.

First and foremost, there's the Manaslu Circuit Trek, which offers captivating landscapes, stunning nature, and majestic mountains to enjoy.

We also recommend exploring the beauty of Nepal through other trekking options like the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill, Mardi and Chitwan Tour, Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and more.

Regardless of the trekking package you choose, we're more than happy to assist with organizing it for you.


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    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services during international flight arrival and departure.
    • Accommodation during the treks
    • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and tea/coffee
    • Experienced English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide
    • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance
    • National Park Permit and TIMS 
    • Kathmandu to Gatlang and Syabrubesi to Kathmandu Regular Local Bus
    • Sleeping bag if necessary (To be returned after the trek)
    • Water purification tablets
    • First aid kit with basic medications
    • Souvenir: Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt, Trekking map
    • Official expenses and government tax/VAT

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During the trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, WI-FI, hot shower, battery charging, etc.
    • Food and Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Porter - if needed
    • Private Jeep - if needed
    • Tips for trek guide, and porter (it is appreciated and customary)
    Add-Ons & Options

    The package provides an affordable way for budget-conscious trekkers to explore the Langtang Region. However, there is also the option to enhance your experience with add-ons to the package.

    Porter Service

    You have the option to include a porter in addition to your guide. The porter carries a load of up to 20 - 25 kilograms. You can share the heavier belongings with the porter, allowing you to trek more comfortably and with the guidance of your trekking guide. 

    One Porter Costs: USD 200

    Private Transportation

    We offer regular bus transportation between Kathmandu to Gatlang and Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu with the package.

    Alternatively, you can opt for private transportation for an additional fee, which covers the journey from Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Muktinath to Jomsom. 

    Private Jeep for Kathmandu to Gatlang Costs: USD 200
    Private Jeep for Syabrubesi to Kathmandu Costs: USD 200

    Useful Info

    Best Time for Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang Valley offers year-round trekking opportunities, allowing you to choose the time that suits you best, and Nepal Nirvana Trails will provide you with all the essential information for a successful trek. However, as per our field expertise suggestion and recommendation, you can get the best experience of Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek during Spring(March-May) and Autumn Season(Sept-Nov). These periods are renowned for offering the finest trekking experiences and favorable weather conditions.

    Spring Season:

    Spring is one of the best seasons in Nepal’s weather perspective. Especially for travel lovers and trekkers, it provides great weather conditions. Also for Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek, the weather in the spring season generally remains stable, and temperatures are stable. Langtang Valley becomes more beautiful with lush rhododendron forest during this season. 

    Autumn Season: 

    It is another excellent season to trek in Nepal. Not just excellent, many trekkers have reviewed this season as the best for trekking in Nepal. The weather will be mostly clear, temperatures will be stable, and days will be equal to nights in this season. During the Autumn season, Nepal comes alive with Hindu festivals such as Dashain and Tihar, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

    Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek comfort and difficulty 

    Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek is a moderately difficult trek as we will be reaching the maximum altitude of 4984 meters from the sea level at Tsero Ri. The trail will start from Gatlang, a low-altitude region just 2238 meters from sea level. We will be elevated to 4984 meters from a mere 1400 meters (height of Kathmandu) in the space of one week and a half. The trek to Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley is suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. While it's not as strenuous as some of the more demanding treks in Nepal, it does involve uphill and downhill sections, and the altitude can be a factor, especially when ascending to higher elevations. Altitude-related issues like altitude sickness can be a concern, so it's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body.

    Altitude Sickness Risk, Symptom, and Prevention

    Altitude Sickness is a potential concern for trekkers on the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek, as the trek involves significant changes in altitude. AMS can affect individuals differently, and it's not always related to fitness or prior experience at high altitudes. The highest point on the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek is Tserko Ri, which sits at an altitude of 4984 meters. 

    Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

    • Headache
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fatigue and weakness
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Shortness of breath
    • Swelling of hands and face

    Preventing Altitude Sickness:

    • Proper acclimatization is crucial. Spend a couple of days at moderate altitudes to allow your body to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels.
    • Ascend slowly and avoid rapid gains in altitude. The trekking itinerary typically includes gradual ascent and rest days.
    • Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, but avoid alcohol and caffeine.
    • Consume a balanced diet and get adequate rest. Consider taking medication such as acetazolamide (Diamox) as a preventive measure, but only under the guidance of the trekking guide. Once you start the Diamox, you have to consume more liquids than usual as the medicine makes your body dry.

    Recognizing and Managing AMS:

    • If you experience AMS symptoms, it is essential to communicate them to your trekking guide and fellow trekkers.
    • Descend to a lower altitude if symptoms become severe or worsen despite rest and hydration.
    • Rest and stay hydrated if you experience mild symptoms.

    Trekking with an experienced guide of Nepal Nirvana Trails is immensely beneficial as they are familiar with altitude-related issues. They can provide guidance on acclimatization, recognize symptoms early, and help you make informed decisions about your trek.

    Permits required for Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

    As a foreign trekker, you need to obtain different types of permits to be eligible to enter the Langtang region. You will need the following permits:

    A Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) is the most necessary permit to enter any trekking route in Nepal. The TIMS is to keep track of trekkers, ensure their safety, and support search and rescue operations in case of emergencies. We will get TIMS in Kathmandu.

    Langtang National Park entry permit: You must buy a National Park entry permit to enter the premises of Langtang National Park. Upon your arrival at Dunche, the officials will help you obtain the National Park Permit. 

    Nepal Nirvana Trails Team will provide you with the service of hassle-free obtaining procedure of permits with sheer convenience. You do not need to worry when trusting us. 

    Accommodations During Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

    Accommodations on the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek are generally basic tea houses or lodges. These offer a range of comfort levels but don't expect luxurious amenities. Rooms are often simple with twin beds and shared bathrooms. In some places, you might find hot showers for an extra fee.

    Food Availability During Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

    Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route serve a variety of meals, including both local and international dishes. The food is usually basic but nourishing to revitalize your energy for the following day. You can expect options like dal bhat (rice and lentils), traditional dishes prepared from maize, rice, and barley, noodles, pasta, and some Western-style dishes. The quality of food can vary from lodge to lodge.

    Drinking Water Facility During Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

    Staying properly hydrated is essential for your well-being, especially at higher altitudes. While trekking in the Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley, you can access drinking water from natural sources, lodges, and teahouses. Throughout the trek, you'll find numerous streams, rivers, and natural water sources along the trail. While this water is generally safe to drink, we recommend using water purification tablets to treat it before consumption to avoid the risk of waterborne illnesses.

    The trekking route is dotted with teahouses and lodges where you can take breaks, rest, and have meals. You can fill your water bottle at the lodges and refill it at the lunch places. Drinking water available in the teahouses and guesthouses is very clean but if you want boiled water, the teahouses can ask for a fee.

    Client Reviews

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      WilliamUnited KingdomNovember 28, 2023

      Langtang valley and tamang heritage trail

      We did the langtang valley and tamang heritage trail with nepal nirvana and we had an awesome experience - I would recommend this tour company to anyone. Having done other treks since, we have realised how good value the prices offered were, without any need for bargaining. All of the accomodation and food included was great quality, but the biggest positive was the guides - Jami and Biru were fantastic. They were knowledgeable, created a great atmosphere, led the pacing for the group really effectively and took care of us whenever needed. They were just the best.

      Dear William, Namaste!
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Langtang Valley and Tamang Heritage Trek. We’re very pleased you enjoyed the trek with guide Bir and Jami. Thanks for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team and for recommending our service. We wish to see you again soon for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
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