Tamang heritage trekking, from Langtang to Helambu

Duration : 16 days

Nepal, Langtang

Level : intermediate

from 1050 € / p. from 2 to 16 persons

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Description

This tour begins with the Tamang heritage trek between Langtang and Ganesh Himal, one of the most exciting treks in Nepal. It is located exactly on the border between Nepal and Tibet, where Tibetans from China and Tibet emigrated to Nepal 400 years ago. You can see many other ethnic tribes here. On the itinerary of this Tamang heritage trek, you will meet the different culture, religion and way of life of the Tamang community in the Langtang region.

Located 30 km north of Kathmandu and extending to the Tibetan border, this region covers a total area of ​​1710km2, and includes the sources of two rivers and several peaks around 7000m.

Of great geographical, geological and climatic diversity, Langtang offers a wide variety of animal and plant species. The subtropical forest below 1000m gives way to forests of pines, rhododendrons, and larch trees above this altitude. Features that you will also find in the Helambu, last region crossed by this beautiful trek.

Program

D1: Kathmandu.
Arrival, reception at the airport and then transfer to your hotel.

D2: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1550m).
About 8 to 9 hours bus trip. You leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village that is also the starting point for hikes in the Langtang Valley. Your trip is on a winding road. On a clear day, you enjoy an exceptional view of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. You continue then down to the small village of Syabrubesi, starting point of your trek.

D3: Syabrubesi-Gatlang (2200m).
About 5 hours of walking. Your trek begins in Syabrubesi, and you walk to the village of Goljung enjoying views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung and other peaks. Gatlang is a small village on a hill with traditional stone houses.

D4: Gatlang-Tatopani (2607m).
About 6 to 7 hours of walking. You start today's hike with a descent to Thangbuche and you swim with magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Then you go through the hydroelectric dam of Chilime and go up to Tatopani. The name Tatopani literally means "hot water" in Nepali because of the natural hot springs found there. However, these disappeared during the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.

D5: Tatopani-Thuman (2400m).
About 6 hours of walking. You leave Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. Passing through the dense alpine forest, you reach the small settlements of Tamang and Brimdang. After a few hours of uphill walk to Nagthali, you will enjoy the fascinating views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himal. Then, the route descends to the Tamang village of Thuman and where you spend the night.

D6: Thuman-Briddim (2290m).
About 4 to 5 hours of walking. Today, you are on your way to Briddim to enjoy an even closer view of the mountains via a short walk through the cultivated fields. You also explore the beautiful village of Briddim.

D7: Briddim-Lama Hotel (2500m).
5 hours of walking. The path crosses a cliff, then climbs steadily through the subtropical forests teeming with birds, eventually joining the Langtang Trail. The walk ends with a short descent to the Lama Hotel.

D8: Lama Hotel-Langtang (3430m).
4 to 5 hours of walking. The hiking trail goes through Gumanechok and Ghoda Tabela, which means "horse stable". The village of Langtang is a very old village of this trek route and the views from here are most spectacular on Langtang II and Langtang Lirung.

D9: Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa (3730m).
About 3 hours of walking: the trail climbs through small villages and yak pastures. You enjoy panoramic views of the following peaks: Kyangjin Ri (4750m), Tserko Ri (5000m), Ganja La 5160m), Langshi Ri (6427m), Dorji Lakpa (6430m), Naya Kanga (5844m), Yala Peak (5500m). In the afternoon, you can visit a monastery and / or cheese factory, walk to the moraine to admire the spectacular glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb on Kyangjin Ri (4350m).

D10: Kyanjin Gompa-Lama Hotel (2340m).
5 hours walk down to the Lama Hotel where you spend the night.

D11: Lama Hotel-Thulo Syabru (2210m).
5 hours of walking. The descent continues to the village of Pairo. From there, you go back to the village of Thulo Syabru, one of the most beautiful Tamang villages with splendid views of Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan mountains.

D12: ThuloSyabru-Laurebinayak (3910m).
6 hours of walking. Today a steep climb through forests of oaks, firs and rhododendrons awaits you to the top of a ridge.

D13: Laureninayak-Lake Gosaikund (4460m).
3 hours of walking. You climb up to a small pass from where you can admire impressive views of the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range, the Tibetan peaks, the Langtang Lirung and the famous Annapurna Chain. You continue in this sumptuous scenery to reach the sacred lake of Gosaikund where you spend the night.

D14: Gosainkunda-Ghopte (3200m).
6 hours of walking. You climb to the Gosaikund Pass (4600m) and then go down a rocky hill covered with pines and rhododendrons to Ghopte.

D15: Ghopte-Kutumsang (2446m).
6 hours of walking. You go through Tharepati to join the Helambu region. The views of Himalayan ranges and Sherpa villages are striking. The route is interspersed with beautiful rhododendron forests. You spend the night in Kutumsang. Day trek globally downhill with only one small ridge to go up.

D16: Kutumsang-Chisapani (2170m).
6 hours of walking. You walk on a ridge from where you can admire two valleys and the chain of Everest. You can see the Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest.

D17: Chisapani-Sundarijal-Kathmandu.
4 hours of walking for magnificent views while descending through forests of oaks and rhododendrons, with some pines at lower altitudes. Pass the last pass of Borlang Banjyang (2430m), then you reach the Kathmandu Valley via Shivapuri Park in Sundarijal.

The price includes

  • Airport / hotel / airport transfers
  • Kathmandu / Syabru Besi and Sundrijal / Kathmandu trips in private bus from 4 persons, else in local bus
  • 15 trekking days full board accomodation in lodge, every meal with tea or coffee and on the 16th day, lunch during the trip Sundrijal / Kathmandu is included (except drinks)
  • Trekking permit for Langtang National Park
  • TIMS  card (Trekking Information Management Service)
  • Supervision by the experienced French-speaking guide
  • An assistant guide from 4 people
  • 1 porter for 2 participants (in accordance with the regulations of the Union of Nepalese Porters, a porter carrying a maximum of 25kg, you will have to hire an additional porter if your luggage exceeds 12kg)

The price does not include

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • International flight
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, hiking poles, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Personal insurance (mandatory: check that your insurance covers you in case of accident, ie all medical expenses, the cost of a helicopter evacuation and repatriation to return home)
  • Drinks
  • Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your return date)
  • Transportation for visits in Kathmandu
  • Fees in the city (museum, monument, monastery etc.)
  • Costs caused by exceptional events (road cut, landslide, general strike, bad weather, snow .....) that can not be expected
  • Tips

Any trip interrupted or abridged, any change of program at the request of the participants (accident, illness, mountain sickness, early return, trek abbreviated ....) can not give rise to any refund.

Accommodation

  • In lodge during the trek
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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