- Visit earthquake-struck Langtang Village & Kyangjing Gompa
- Enjoy breathtaking views of Langtang, Ganesh, Jugal, Rolwaling Himal
- Trek through Langtang National Park
- Visit Gosainkunda Lake and Parbati Kunda and cross Lauribina La (pass)
- Traditional Tamang/Tibetan & Hyolmo Sherpa culture
- Ancient Gombas / monastery and maniwalls
- Home stay experience
Tamang Heritage Trail - Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu Circuit Trek is one of the longest, most challenging yet equally rewarding treks in Langtang region. The trail climbs up to Kyangjing Gompa via Langtang Village, then heads towards Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4460m and finally dropping down to Helambu valley.
Tamang Heritage Trail - Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu Circuit Trek is one of the longest and most challenging yet equally rewarding treks in Langtang region. The trail climbs up to Kyangjing Gompa via Langtang Village, then head back up to Gosainkunda Lake (4460m) by way of Lama Hotel finally dropping to Helambu valley.
The trekking initially follows the Tamang Heritage trail passing through villages of Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, and Briddim before joining the main Langtang trail to reach Gosainkunda Lake. The Tamang Heritage trail segment provides superb views of Langtang and Langtang Ri, beautifully decorated monasteries and houses and
Tibetan Buddhist village of Briddim. You can enjoy local cuisines of plain rice, Tibetan bread, syakpa (Sherpa stew), potato, Tibetan tea and Briddim wine.
From Briddim you will head to Lama Hotel, en-route visiting Sin-Gompa/Chandanbari, from where beautiful views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges are visible. From here it is just a day's walk to Gosainkunda, a holy glacial lake, regarded as a sacred site by both Buddhists and Hindus. During full moon of August, pilgrims arrive here in huge numbers to observe Janai Purnima festival as well as to watch Shamans from Tamang community perform tantric dance and invoke gods through sacred prayers.
The big challenge here is the crossing of Lauribina Pass (4610m), one of the highest passes in Langtang region, after which you descend to Sundarijal via Kutumsang or Melamchi bazaar via Sermathang.
The entire trail falls within Langtang National Park, the second oldest protected area in Nepal that is home to Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Himalayan Black Bear. In fact much of the trek passes through the forests of pine, juniper and rhododendron as well as the villages inhabited by ethnic Tamang/Tibetan and Hyolmo Sherpa community.