Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15 Days | Trek wild terrain and be welcomed into tiny mountain villages

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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Sacred Tibetan culture permeates every inch of this 15-day Expedition, seemingly touching everything in its path. Venture deep into Tamang hinterland as you follow the quiet Tamang Heritage Trail (restricted until 2004) and explore the wilds of Langtang National Park on an unforgettable trekking adventure. Discover surprisingly verdant midlands and stay in villages to immerse yourself in Tamang culture and connect with locals. All this, and we haven’t even mentioned the soaring views of Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal. This trek is perfect for the adventurous and active traveller looking for something different that lies well off the tourist trail.

ALTERNATE ITINERARY:
Due to the nature of trekking in Nepal, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in the event of high-risk weather conditions.

Trip overview

Map of Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNXV
This trip generates 23 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Forest filled with monkeys, stunning ice-capped peaks, plateaued grasslands and epic mountains in Nepal’s little-seen Tamang hinterland.
  • This trek follows trails that run through villages and local communities, instead of teahouses built for tourists, so you’ll gain real insight into life in these remote areas.
  • An overnight homestay with a family in Briddim allows you to share stories, experience some traditional home cooking and sleep overnight in a comfortable wooden home.
  • Hike to a 100-year-old monastery in the village of Gatlang then head out to find Parvati Kunda, a sacred lake that is revered for its apparent powers of fertility.
  • Learn about the Himalaya from your experienced local crew, and hike easier in the knowledge that we take the safety and ethical treatment of trekking guides seriously.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We can’t overstate how important it is to have a high level of fitness to tackle this trek. You’ll be moving for up to 8 hours a day, at altitudes over 4000 metres. Training and preparation is an absolute must. Our training guide is a good start: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/trekking-training-guide-tips/
  • No matter how fit you are, altitude sickness can still affect you. Our leaders are trained to spot he symptoms, but it is very important that you make yourself aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. You can find our guide here https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/altitude-sickness.
  • On this trek you’ll be stepping off the typical tourist trail and into the Tamang hinterlands. This trip is ideal for those looking to experience something unique, where you won’t be surrounded by many other people.
  • You’ll be rewarded with hot showers and running water in Gatlang, Thuman, Briddim and Syabrubesi. In other places you’ll use a simple bucket shower. Most of the toilets are in local squat style and shared.
  • Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.
  • If you are looking for a trek on a more established route, check out our Everest Base Camp (code HNXE) or Annapurna Explorer (code HNXR) treks on our website.

Itinerary

Map of Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek including Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast

Transport

Private vehicle, Public bus

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights), Teahouse (11 nights), Farm House (1 night)

Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD49
  • Kathmandu - Home Cooking Class Urban Adventure - USD60
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD59
  • Kathmandu - Panorama Hike Urban Adventure - USD76
  • Kathmandu - Explore Patan & Bhaktapur Urban Adventure - USD108
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Handmade Kathmandu - USD93

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Important notes

1. This trip begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm on Day 1.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room, the single supplement will only be included on Days 1 and 14 (Hotels) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please bring TWO passport sized photographs for your trekking permit to the welcome meeting on Day 1.
4. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. The form can be obtained through your booking agent. The form will confirm your self-assessed ability to trek on hilly terrain for anywhere between 2–7 hours per day.
5. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
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HELEN · Traveled May 2024
Another fabulous Intrepid experience. Well organised and supported at every step of the way. May weather was varied, the rhododendron flowers were almost finished - can only imagine how amazing it would be earlier in spring. Fabulous!
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Barbara · Traveled May 2024
This is the second trip I have taken with intrepid. I love that you feel safe, informed, excited, motivated and part of a group (almost like family). The heritage part of this trip is off the beaten track and while challenging with its up and down terrain is also beautiful and peaceful. The langtang part of the trip is a little busier but has breathtaking views of snow capped mountains, rivers, waterfalls and villages.
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Nicole · Traveled May 2024
I recommend trekking with intrepid a lot. We came near to the people and culture of Nepal and with people from nepal as guides, we had the possibility to learn so much about this country. Lila did a great job as a leader and also I want to mention that suban was great as assistent guide. Whenever I had a question or needed something he helped me immediately. I felt save and home during the trek. Langtang is a beautiful and special area to do trekkings and I loved it. I will return for sure.
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Jane · Traveled May 2024
Booking a trekking trip with Intrepid was one of the best things I've ever done and would highly reccommend. Nepal is a beautiful country and to ne lead through some of the remote valleys and villages with knowledgeable guides and like-minded people meant an experience like no other. I'll definitely be back!
Review submitted 23 May 2024

Max · Traveled April 2024
Strongly recommend Rajendra Nepal as our guide on Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang. A talented and experienced guide, he made the trip one of my life’s special memories. 10 out of 10.
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek
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CHF  1,285