- Total Duration:8 Days
- Trip Grade:Medium
Langtang Bridim Godekang Camping Trek is located in a rich topography. Diverse vegetation, deep forest and enrich climate makes the area rich in wildlife, birds and insects alike. It is a paradise for bird watchers and some fortunate visitors even get a rare glance of endangered species such as the red panda etc.
Bridim is a Tamang village, uniquely shaped and geographically located in Langtang region at the northern part of Kathmandu. It is probably the best suited for travelers who prefer or looking for the short trip into the countryside with the best visual of the rural Nepal within close distance to Kathmandu city. People are humble farmers who grow wheat, barley, maize, potato, millet and soybean to sustain their daily livelihood. This beautiful community is one of the exemplary self-reliant villages of mountain regions. Rich cultural and humble behaviors also run strong in the veins of these mountain people.
Dukpu Gompa is the main attraction of this camping trek. Rinpoche once chose the area to mediate in the Gompa. In terms of religious practices and festivals, there are several festive events that happen throughout the year. Lhosar, Dawa-Dangbo Tse-chu, Chuwaa Tse-chu etc are some of the major festivals that these shy and timid people take seriously to open themselves up and have fun with others including outsiders. They are actually good in dancing and creating environment for exciting duets.
Godekang is located at 3270 m elevation and is perfectly positioned in the side trek to Bridim. It serves as the grazing ground for the people of Bridim. Apart from these, there is a gompa in Godekang which is believed to be visited by Guru Rimpoche. We will visit the gompa during the trekking. We will be ascending gradually through the delightful bamboo forests and rhododendron forests. We will see several prayer flags. The area is blissful with the sight of grazing yaks and on the background of awesome view of mountains in all directions that includes Ganesh range, Langtang II and several other peaks of Tibet.
Bridim is an ideal choice for a perfect destination where you can experience the rich culture and tradition and witness the amazing natural beauty of this place. Bridim is an oasis of culture, environmental education, sustainable living and perfect for your trekking destination. Langtang Bridim Godekang Camping Trek will be best to pay a visit to this excellent village from September to December and March to May.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 2: Sightseeing and preparation for trek in Kathmandu
- Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi and trek to Bridim 2195 m
- Day 4: Explore Bridim
- Day 5: Trek to Godekang 3270 m
- Day 6: Return to Bridim 2,195m
- Day 7: Trek to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu
- Day 8: Final Departure
A warm welcome, as our representative will receive you and transfer you to your respective hotels and provide you valuable information regarding your stay, refreshments etc.
We will drive around wonderful sightseeing spots in Kathmandu. We will visit major tourist areas that are enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites such as Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and SwayambhunathStupa etc. Afterwards, we will visit Thamel market place to purchase necessary items and equipment for trekking.
We will take a bus drive early in the morning to Syabrubesi. The landscape and scenery during the bus ride is special as it gives us the picture of contrasting rural lifestyle as we get closer to our dropping zone. We will start hiking from Syarbubesi towards Bridim our first camping site.
Located at exactly 2230 m altitude, Bridim is an excellent location to experience Himalayan lifestyle on the backdrop of beautiful Langtang mountain range. We will closely observe and gain knowledge about the rich Tamang culture, their community, formation and their unique practices - Tamang rituals, their culture and tradition, unique festivals, traditional architecture, costumes and the famous local dance - the Syabru dance. There is a parallel relationship between nature and these people. We can also interact with them and find out more unknown and hidden secret.
Today we will take a side trek towards Godekang. The trek is approximately 5 hours and yet distinctly contrasts to Bridim. We ascend through several villages and pass the old gompa. WE will also walk through delightful bamboo and rhododendron forests. And soon we will arrive at the pasture land where people of Bridim graze their cattle. At 3270 m altitude, the location is perfect to view the magnificent mountains of Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and many others. We will set the tented camp for the night.
Camping in Godekang is probably the excellent camping night of our life time. We will start with a wonderful breakfast while being surrounded by stunning mountains all around us. We will then gradually retrace back descending to Bridim, enjoying the views of the forests, mountains and probably birds and some animals. We will set the final camp at Bridim.
This is your final day. Our representative will drop you at the International airport some 3 hours prior to your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.
" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.
I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back"
I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt
I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host.
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip. Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared. Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest. On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!
We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme. His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.
Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.