Langtang Culture Trekking- 12 Days

The Langtang  Culture Trek blends an amazing cultural experience with unequaled mountain scenery and wild highlands.This relatively gentle circuit trek leads through the remote villages of the ethnic Tamang people who closely resemble their Tibetan ancestors in both appearance and traditions.   The magnificent snowy peaks of Mt. Langtang, Kerung and Ganesh Himal provide a stunning backdrop as you walk through the valley amid rhododendron and bamboo forests and waterfalls.

The "Tamang Culture Trail" was opened as a government project to promote tourism in this region which has remained almost unknown to the world. . Trekking the Langtang Tamang Culture trail is like stepping into a remote, majestic valley untouched by the rapid changes of modern civilization.

Staying in guest houses of these welcoming Tamang people provides a cultural immersion into the traditions and religion of these warm-hearted people. Their centuries-old Tibetan heritage is apparent in the ancient monasteries, stone houses, carved wooden porches, culture, clothing and crafts.

The Langtang Culture Trek starts with an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, 1505m. Our trek starts with a steep climb to Goljung La Pass, 2300, where we pause to enjoy the grand view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and Kerung before continuing to Gatlang, 2238m, hillside village of stone houses.

A soak in the natural hot-springs at Tatopani, 2607m, refreshes us before our climb to Nagthali, 3165m.  Ornate wood carvings mark the ancient monasteries and houses at Thuman, 2338m. At Briddim, 2239m, there are 24 houses which provide home stay and a taste of the warm hospitality the Tamang people are known for. We spend an extra day in Briddim to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region before descending to our starting point at Syabrubesi.

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Learn about ancient Tamang/Tibetan culture and religion
  • Cultural interaction with the fun loving Tamang people
  • Stunning views of Langtang, Kerung and Ganesh Himal
  • Still a NEW area where few trekkers visit
  • Traditional culture dance with traditional costume

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, 1505m

Day 4 : Trek to Gatlang 2238m, via Goljunla Pass, 2300m, 5hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Tatopani, 2607m, 6hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Thuman, 2338m, via Nagthali 3165m, 7-8 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Timure & Tibetan borderlands, 3-4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Briddim, 2239m, 5-6 hrs

Day 9 : Rest day in Briddim

Day 10 : Return trek to Syabrubesi, 4–5 hrs

Day 11 : Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Day 12 : Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include(s)

  •     Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  •     Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  •     Accommodation in Kathmandu, three nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Shakti or Hotel Holy Himalaya
  •     Accommodation during trek ; local lodges 8 days (8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms: beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  •     Experienced English-speaking Sherpa guide; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder
  •     Porters: 2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter
  •     Transportation Kathamndu – Syabru Besi - Kathmandu Tourist Bus
  •     Langtang National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
  •     Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff
  •     Our Service charge

Cost Exclude(s)

 

  •     Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, which can be arranged upon your request.
  •     Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  •     Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  •     Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  •     Trekking Sleeping Bag
  •     Personal Expenses
  •     Tipping (Tips for guide and porters are customary)
  •     Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks
  •     Batteries
  •     Telephone calls
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
15 March, 2017 26 March, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
24 March, 2017 04 April, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
02 April, 2017 13 April, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
10 April, 2017 21 April, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
15 April, 2017 26 April, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
24 April, 2017 05 May, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
03 May, 2017 14 May, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
10 May, 2017 21 May, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
26 May, 2017 06 June, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
08 September, 2017 19 September, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
17 September, 2017 28 September, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
26 September, 2017 07 October, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
04 October, 2017 15 October, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
11 October, 2017 22 October, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
18 October, 2017 29 October, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
25 October, 2017 05 November, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
03 November, 2017 14 November, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
20 November, 2017 01 December, 2017 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
15 March, 2018 26 March, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
24 March, 2018 04 April, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
02 April, 2018 13 April, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
10 April, 2018 21 April, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
15 April, 2018 26 April, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
24 April, 2018 05 May, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
03 May, 2018 14 May, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
10 May, 2018 21 May, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
19 May, 2018 30 May, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
26 May, 2018 06 June, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
08 September, 2018 19 September, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
17 September, 2018 28 September, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
26 September, 2018 07 October, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
04 October, 2018 15 October, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
11 October, 2018 22 October, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
18 October, 2018 29 October, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
25 October, 2018 05 November, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
03 November, 2018 14 November, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now
20 November, 2018 01 December, 2018 USD 775 Per Person Available Book Now

Best Seasons for Langtang  Culture Trekking

The best seasons for the Langtang Trek are from October to mid-Decemberand from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. For those who dont mind the cold, trekking in December to February is also good and you will have the trails to yourself!

Langtang  Culture Trek is a Tea House/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in the Hotel Shakti or Hotel Norbu Linka before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Meals on the Langtang Culture Trek

Three meals a day are included during your Langtang Valley Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.

Drinking Water on Langtang Tamang Culture Trek

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


Local Customs You Should Know About for Langtang Culture Trek

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.


Travel Insurance for LangtangCulture Trek

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends that you have adequate insurance coverage to trek into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 12 Days

Price : US $775 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Group Size:2 - 12 Persons

Minimum Height:1300m

Maximum Height:3165m

Activities:Trekking

Transport:Road

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during trek:local lodges 9 days (8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included

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