To explore the untouched and newly discovered trekking trail in Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek in the area of friendly, hospitable Tamang people and to enjoy classic Langtang Valley combined with Tamang Culture trek in the Langtang Region offers an off the beaten track experience, things to see an ancient lifestyle combining it with scenic view and healing baths in natural hot springs (Tatopani). This exceptional area is thrilling, culturally rich and traditionally fascinating close to Tibetan border, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest, sincere and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy entrance from Kathmandu ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through charming villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go. En route, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks and soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Continuing north towards Tibet we soak up the heritage and appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a home stay experience in Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region.
We can enjoy high and isolated Langtang Valley, inhabited by welcoming and culturally rich Tamang people, their religious practices, language and dress are very similar to those of Tibet than to traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The area is famous for its pleasant local, unique tradition, Buddhist monasteries and monuments along the way and spectacular mountain view. Charming Langtang valley trail follows the river upstream through forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, uphill through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa where you will get exceptional mountain view just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan Boarder. Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal´s middle hills. Trekkers can explore the high valley of Langshisa, Kyamjin Ri and Chhirku Ri.
The forest around Ghode Tabela in the below Langtang Valley and lower the Gosainkund Lakes are inhabited by the very shy red panda, a rare and endangered symbol of a healthy Himalayan ecosystem. Other animals, common to these forests are yellow throated martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, Ghoral (Mountain Goat), grey langur monkey and leopard. The region is also home of Himalayan honey guide, mountain pheasant, musk deer and snow leopard. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot. There are several possible trails to choose from depending on your favorite and time available. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt. Ltd offer you tailor-made itinerary and Local Tamang Guide from the area having full knowledge of region, culture, tradition and life style.
I and my husband chose Pradip to be our guide in Nepal. We wanted to do Langtang Valley and he suggested a very nice itinerary of 17 days including the Tamang Heritage Trek and the wonderful Gosaikunda with its famous lake. The communication via email before the trek was flawless; he quickly replied all our emails and answered all our questions in a very kind and professional manner. Pradip is an exceptional guide, he took really good care of us and his English is extremely good. We loved to stay with him at a cup of tea and enjoy his stories about Nepal. He is from Tamang and he will give you a very good insight on the culture, traditions and religion in Nepal. We met him as our guide but left as friends. We definitely recommend Pradip and his services as top! We are grateful for the time spent with him and the amazing trek he helped us organize!
We hired a guide for the Tamang Heritage Trail in August 2016. Pradip came to our hotel to introduce our female guide. Because she was not so familiar with this trek, he also arranged a guide cum porter for us. The guides were very helpful and always went for safety. Because we were trekking in monsoon, it was necessary to change the route which was no problem. We have had a wonderful time with two reliable, friendly and well organized guides. I would recommend wilderness excursions / hire a guide to others with no doubt.
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