Tamang heritage trek is a short yet one of the most beautiful off the beaten trails in Nepal. Once a restricted area, being adjacent to the Tibetan borders, Langtang now is open for trekkers from the world. Along with the presence of nature in abundance, Langtang showcases local rituals, rich culture and fireside dances.
The people living along this trail is mostly Tamangs, people of Tibeto Burman race and mostly Tibetans is how the trail inherits the name Tamang heritage trail. Tamangs of Langtang region practice Mahayana Buddhism and their main occupation is agriculture, animal husbandry and tourism.
Despite langtang is as well a very popular trekking destination, it is well shadowed under the clouds of famed Annapurna and Everest. This off the beaten trekking trail is visited by few handful trekking enthusiasts. One of the advantages of not having a big influx of trekkers in the region is the preservation of ancient lifestyle, culture and unsoiled nature.
Tamang heritage trek is a result of Poverty alleviation fund’s programme to help people make livelihood from their own communities. As a result, the money made from homestays, hotels and shops would directly benefit the communities. Langtang has every ingredient to cook the best trek which is why this trail was opened after research from international community.
Langtang was one of the most hard hit districts from the 2015 earthquake and the natural disaster added salt to the existing injury. Despite the mass destruction, people are build their communities back and have started welcoming guests. Travelling to langtang is just not for applause but for a cause. You enjoy nature, mountains, blossoms and the communities whereas you give back to the community and make them believe that this is not the end of their world.
What Is Included
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Trekking Map
- All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters