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Tamang Heritage Trail trek (6 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Gatlang and Thuman

Difficulty: moderate
Tamang Heritage Trail
Starting at $290 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.05 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $19.50 per person for vat tax
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits Langtang National Park Entry and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

The Tamang are an ethnic group that inhabits the southern slopes of the Himalayas. They trace their origins back to the Tibetan plateau and share many similar religious cultural practices with their Tibetan neighbors to the north. Get up and close to Tamang culture on this trek through the Tamang villages of Gatlang, Thuman, and Briddim. This off the beaten track trek will give you an intimate look into the culture, while enjoying breathtaking Himalayan views along the way. To do this trek in 5 days you can take a hired jeep from Kathmandu directly to Gatlang.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Tatopani, Tamang at 2600 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 11.8°C (53°F) and lows down to -5.2°C (23°F) at Tatopani, Tamang.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Jan 23 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu

Highlights: Gatlang

You can save a day by taking a hired jeep from Kathmandu directly to Gatlang

Public bus from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 1.7°C (35°F) in January.

Syapru Besi
Fri Jan 24 (day 2)

Gatlang (2300 m)

About 5 hours from Syapru Besi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in January.

Gatlang
Mark Thomsen
Sat Jan 25 (day 3)

Tatopani, Tamang (2600 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gatlang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in January.

Tatopani, Tamang
Sarah Cunningham
Sun Jan 26 (day 4)

Thuman (2300 m)

About 6 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in January.

Thuman
Mark Thomsen
Mon Jan 27 (day 5)

Briddim (2240 m)

About 6 hours from Thuman (the walk to Syabru Besi is a short one so best to leave in the afternoon after spending a leisurely morning in Briddim)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about -3.0°C (27°F) in January.

Briddim
Sarah Cunningham

Highlights: Kyangjin Gompa, Kyangjin Ri, and Langtang Valley
Difficulty: moderate
A great option for those with less time, the Langtang valley trek allows trekkers to get high into the Himalayas without having to climb a high pass. Although the region was devastated by the 2015 earthquake when Langtang village was completely destroyed by a massive avalanche, the region is now recovering and the trekking routes are open into this spectacular valley.

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

About 2-3 hours from Briddim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 1.7°C (35°F) in January.

Syapru Besi
Tue Jan 28 (day 6)
Public bus from Syapru Besi to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Sarah (USA) on May 31, 2018

Tamang Heritage Trail led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

Beautiful nature and a great way to see culture and village life. We had some clear mornings with amazing views!