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Tamang Heritage Trail via Langtang Valley trek (11 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Gatlang, Thuman, Langtang Valley, Kyangjin Gompa, and Kyangjin Ri

Difficulty: moderate
Tamang Heritage Trail
Starting at $461 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $35.75 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.

Side trip via Langtang Valley: 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.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Kyangjin Ri at 4779 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 8.7°C (48°F) and lows down to -4.3°C (24°F) at Kyangjin Ri.

Tamang Heritage Trail via Langtang Valley 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.

Tue May 21 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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 28.7°C (84°F) and lows of about 15.7°C (60°F) in May.

Syapru Besi
Wed May 22 (day 2)

Gatlang (2300 m)

About 5 hours from Syapru Besi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in May.

Gatlang
Mark Thomsen
Thu May 23 (day 3)

Tatopani, Tamang (2600 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gatlang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.8°C (48°F) in May.

Tatopani, Tamang
Sarah Cunningham
Fri May 24 (day 4)

Thuman (2300 m)

About 6 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in May.

Thuman
Mark Thomsen
Sat May 25 (day 5)

Briddim (2240 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 11.0°C (52°F) in May.

Briddim
Sarah Cunningham

Sherpagaon (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in May.

Sherpagaon
Sun May 26 (day 6)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 6 hours from Briddim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in May.

Lama Hotel

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 1-2 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.7°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.7°C (44°F) in May.

Ghora Tabela
Mon May 27 (day 7)

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in May.

Langtang Valley
Tue May 28 (day 8)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in May.

Kyangjin Gompa
Wed May 29 (day 9)

Kyangjin Ri (4779 m)

About 1-2 hours up and an hour back down.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.7°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.3°C (24°F) in May.

Kyangjin Ri

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in May.

Langtang Valley

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 5 hours from Kyangjin Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.7°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.7°C (44°F) in May.

Ghora Tabela
Thu May 30 (day 10)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in May.

Lama Hotel

Thulo Syabru (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 11.7°C (53°F) in May.

Thulo Syabru

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

About 6 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.7°C (84°F) and lows of about 15.7°C (60°F) in May.

Syapru Besi
Fri May 31 (day 11)
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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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

by Andrea (Germany) on Apr 21, 2023

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