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Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
ZAR  20,943
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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.

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
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 19.4 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
  • Discover rhododendrons 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.

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.


Map of Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek including Nepal



1 breakfast


Private vehicle, Public bus


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

Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68
  • Kathmandu - Panorama Hike Urban Adventure - USD57
  • Kathmandu - Exploring Patan & Bhaktapur Urban Adventure - USD97
  • 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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4.9 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Ariel · Traveled October 2023
This was, by far, one of the best trips of my life! Nepal, its people and nature, are mind blowing, and these two treks combined (Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek) are such a perfect combination of off-the-beaten path cultural immersion and natural beauty. The Intrepid crew, including Parbati, Arjun, Gurakh and all the porters, were also exceptional human beings who went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect trip. The treks are physically demanding, but the guides made it very easy to enjoy them in a relaxed way, where everyone could follow their own pace while enjoying every single moment.
Review submitted 14 Nov 2023

Emily · Traveled October 2023
I had the most amazing time on the Tamang Heritage and Langtang trek. The trekking is tough, so you do need to be fit and train for it. I had the most wonderful experiences, meeting local people, and seeing amaing scenery. Our group got on really well and our Leader, assistant guides and porters made the trip really special.
Review submitted 12 Nov 2023

Alex · Traveled October 2023
This trip was a wonderful mix of scenery, challenge and experience! Intrepid organise superbly and have curated a great route & trip. The guides, asst guides & porters were wonderful. Perfect trek for those wanting something organised, safe & ethical.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

evie · Traveled October 2023
My trip with intrepid has left me with such great memories, bonding with fellow trekkers and experiencing the mountains with a guide enhanced the trek so much!! Highly recommend!
Review submitted 26 Oct 2023

elizabeth · Traveled October 2023
My first trip to Nepal and my first trek. It was wonderful, the guides paced it excellently and I felt very well cared for. I would highly recommend it
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023
Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek
ZAR  20,943