Langtang Culture Trekking- 7 Days

Langtang  Culture Trekking 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 8-9-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.

Best Seasons for Langtang  Culture Trekking

The best seasons for the Langtang Trek are from September 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.

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 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 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1505m/ 4937ft 8-9 hrs

Day 2 : Trek to Gatlang 2236m / 7342ft 5-6 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Tatopani, 2380 m./ 7808 ft, 6hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Thuman, 2238 m./ 7342 ft.via Nagthali 3165m/ 10383ft 7-8 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Briddim, 2239m/ 7378ft 5-6 hrs

Day 6 : Return trek to Syabrubesi, 4–5 hrs

Day 7 : Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
05 December, 2019 11 December, 2019 US $525 per person Available
20 December, 2019 26 December, 2019 US $525 per person Available
08 March, 2020 14 March, 2020 US $525 per person Available
20 March, 2020 26 March, 2020 US $525 per person Guaranteed
31 March, 2020 06 April, 2020 US $525 per person Available
04 April, 2020 10 April, 2020 US $525 per person Available
12 April, 2020 18 April, 2020 US $525 per person Guaranteed
20 April, 2020 26 April, 2020 US $525 per person Available
30 April, 2020 06 May, 2020 US $525 per person Available
10 May, 2020 16 May, 2020 US $525 per person Guaranteed
22 May, 2020 28 May, 2020 US $525 per person Available
14 June, 2020 20 June, 2020 US $525 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

 

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 days  (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Kathmandu - Syabru Besi- Kathamndu  by local bus (upgrade to private Jeep - $180 *2= $ 360 total)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer)
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients,  for 7 days ( USD 130 in total )
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Recommended equipment list for Langtang Culture Trekking  

Head

  • 1 Sun hat / Warm hat
  • 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
  • 1 Flash light / Head lamp

Lower Body

  • 2 Under Garments (trousers)
  • 2 Lightweight cotton long pants
  • 2 Fleece pants (seasonal)
  • 2 Waterproof pants
  • 4 underwear
  • 1 skirt ( Optional )

Upper Body

  • 3-4 T-shirts
  • 2 Fleece jacket or pullover
  • 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • 1 Waterproof jacket
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 Down Jacket rated to minus 10-15 degrees

Hands

  • 1 pair Lightweight gloves wool or fleeced

Feet

  • 3 pair Thin inner socks
  • 3 pair Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • 1 pair Hiking shoes
  • 1 pair Running shoes or sandals for evening

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -5 degrees C or 8 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Accessories

  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Prescription drugs if you may be taking daily
  • Daypack bag (30-40L)
  • Trekking Poles/ sticks
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter
  • Camera

Personal Hygiene

  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipe

 

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 7 Days

Price : US $525 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Maximum Height:3165m

Minimum Height:1300m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:12 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Sightseeing, Hiking

Transport By:Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Langtang National Park Fee and TIMS Card

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

Accommodation during Trek:Local lodges 8 Nights

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