This is a relatively ‘easy’ trek, visiting and staying in Buddhist Tamang villages, that encompasses the sheer pleasure of hill-walking through Nepal’s forests and remote communities against the scenic backdrop of the surrounding Himalayas.
We provide both food and accommodation at suitable guest houses on this ‘tea-house’ trek. The trekking here contributes to a mix of community tourism, as much of the locals’ profit is ploughed back into community infrastructure, and free market economics, making a marked contrast to the more commercial Langtang Valley.
If you’d like to extend your stay we can add on five days for the Langtang Valley trek.
This trek is best done any time between October, November or early December, when the views are best, or can be done in March, April or early May, when the wildlife is best.
|Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m) Your trekking guide will come to your hotel and, after breakfast, we take the breathtaking drive from Kathmandu to Syarbrubesi, catching some good views of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. You may notice that the road is still under construction. (8 hour drive).
|Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,240m) We trek (720m) a series of steepish switchbacks to Ronggaa Bhanjyang. From here we hike uphill to Goljung and then on to Gatlang, a Tamang village set high amidst terraced hills with a monastery and nearby lake to which we can make a short hike. We will be given a music and dancing cultural show here. (6 hour trek).
|Gatlang to Tatopani (2,610m) Enjoying scenic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himals we trek gradually up toward the village of Tatopani (hot water), where we can wash and swim in natural hot springs. (6 hour trek).
|Tatopani to Thuman (2,340) Today we trek up 560m to the ridge to Nagthali Ghyang, a disused meditation centre, before hiking down to Thuman, a shamanistic centre. En route we keep our eyes open for wildlife, maybe deers and monkeys, and enjoy fab views of the mountains. (5 hour trek).
|Thuman to Timure (1,760m) We trek the ridge before descending to cross the Bhote Kosi (river) and hiking along the traditional trading route to the Tibetan border at Rasuwaghadi. We trek back to Timure and its historical fort, a timely reminder of the two country’s historical links. (6 to 7 hour trek).
|Timure to Briddhim (2,330m) Today we trek back along the Bhote Kosi and hike to the ethnic Tibetan village of Briddhim, where we can enjoy another cultural show. (6 hour trek).
|Briddim to Syabrubesi (1,460m) Our last day of trekking! We hike downhill through Wangal, trekking along the Bhote Kosi Valley until we reach our final destination of Syabrubesi. (6 hour trek).
|Syabrubesi to Kathmandu We make the hairy, but beautiful, return trip to Kathmandu. We hope you’ve had a great trek and look forward to seeing you on your return to Nepal. (8 hour drive).
We hope you’ve had a great trek, some cultural experiences, exhilarating adventures, have a few fond memories to take home and we look forward to trekking with you again on your return to Nepal.
|Ballpark price; US$ 550 plus accommodation in Kathmandu.
|Price includes airport pick-up/drop-off. All inclusive trek costs; transportation to/from start/end points, accommodation in twin shared rooms, breakfast, lunch, dinner, park permit fees, guide and necessary porters and all their costs such as transportation, accommodation, food, equipment, insurance etc.
|Price excludes food and accommodation in Kathmandu, alcoholic beverages, tips, your insurance and personal expenses.