Tamang Heritage Trek
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Overview

Tamang Heritage Trek is an amazing trek offering travelers a peek into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people who are the mountain dwellers of the Langtang region. The Tamang heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route located between Mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Lying just north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail is perhaps the most accessible trekking region in Nepal.Langtang is the region of ancient Tibetan Monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, Majestic Waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred Lakes, reflecting reflect the solitude and the serenity of the Himalayan scenery.

Throughout our journey, we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Himalayas. Travelers can have views of mountains like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Along with amazing mountain views, the trail also gives a great opportunity to closely observe the lifestyle of theTamangs who are highly influenced by Tibetan culture.

Tamang is the indigenous inhabitant of the Langtang region of Nepal. The ethnic group has held its traditional lifestyle which hasn’t changed much since the beginning of the settlement. The exposure to the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, Their warm welcome, their traditional mountain houses, ancient monasteries, Gompas add makes the trail all more exciting. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone-mud houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches in Tamang villages are widely appreciated. If the trekking is done during the festival time like Lhosar, the trekkers can observe the traditional Syabru dance, Khamba dance and other wonderful performances.

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Syabrubesi which is reached after a short drive from Kathmandu.Ascending the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and trekkers enjoys a relatively gentle walk through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys. As we continue further, we will be able to appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a Homestay experience in Briddim. We can also relax in the natural hot springs at the Tatopani.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a great trek offering spectacular mountain scenery, terraced fields and exposure to unique Tamang culture. This is an ideal trek to explore the unique Tamang culture while visiting their native land, the land of Himalayas.

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trekking

Nagathali (3165m, view point), ancient Tibetan monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition, views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges, ancient monasteries (a place where people goes for meditation) and more.

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small beautiful village serving as a starting point of many treks in the Langtang region. We drive on a winding road enjoying outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We continue until we descend to the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 2
Syarubesi to Gatlang

We start the trek from Syabrubesi with an ascent to we reach the viewpoint where we can get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. From here the trail descends to Goljang valley enjoying views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, LangtangLirung and others. We continue until we reach the village of Gatlang, a small beautiful village on the hillside with traditional stone houses. Overnight at Gatlang.

Day 3
Gatlang to Tatopani

We begin our trek from Gatlang with a descent to Thangbuche as we soak-in the splendid views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. We continue our walk to cross the Chilime Hydropower dam from where the trail will ascend until Tatopani. The name Tatopaniin Nepali literally means ‘hot water owing to the natural hot springs over here. We take a dip into the natural hot water to relax our exhausted muscles.Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 4
Tatopani to Thuman

Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. We ascend to NagthaliDanda,a hilltop with amazing views of snow capped Himalayas. We traverse through the dense alpine forest and reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. We continue walking uphill to Nagthali where we get to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himalaccompanied by warm tea. After the warm tea, we continue our walk to reach a Tamnag village of Thuman. Overnight in Thuman.

Day 5
Trek from Thuman to Briddim

We start our trek in the relatively flatter trail which we slowly start to descend to Timure. We continue our walk to Briddim, a Buddhist villagelocated on the lap of the LangtangHimal. Houses in Briddim are built withstones andresembles a typical Tibetan village. The inhabitants of the village are mostly of Tibetan origin. Overnight in Briddim.

Day 6
Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi

We start our walk to Syabrubesiand follow the BhoteKosi River on the left side of the valley to the north. We cross the river and follow through paddy and corn fields and descend toSyabrubesi. Overnight in Syarubesi.

Day 7
Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take a five hour long drive back to Kathmandu along the winding road.

Cost Include(s)

  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Trekking lodge (tea house) accommodations during the trek
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner
  • Necessary paper works Langtang National Park Permit & Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Bus Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government licensed Guide with all his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter=2 trekkers).
  • Comprehensive group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Free rental of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel and walking Pole
  • Nepal Eco Adventure branded t-shirt and cap
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms)
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fees – $25 USD for 15 days Visa
  • Your Travel and mountain rescue insurance
  • International airfare
  • Your personal expenses
  • Drinks (except water refills and coffee/tea during breakfast), desserts and snacks
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected

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  1. Tamang Heritage Trek
    We had a extremely positive experience with Chhatra Karki and Nepal Eco Adventure. As two women in our 50s we wanted a challenge in an interesting location where we mixed with the local people and we got that with the Tamang Heritage Trail. What a delight it was trekking between villages in the Rasuwa region staying in guest houses with delicious food served up 3 times a day. The dhal bhat, Tibetan bread, momos, fruit platters and nettle soup (cooked up by our guide) unfortunately ensured we did not arrive home any lighter. The scenery was amazing and people with experience in Nepal who saw my photos remarked it looked like trekking in Nepal 30 years ago before commercialisation of the region. Our guide Chhiring Sherpa and porter Kaji Sherpa were outstanding young men who made our trip even more enjoyable with their quiet efficiency and friendly polite demeanour and we never felt rushed up and down the mountainsides. We were able to take plenty of photos and stop for a breather when we needed it (which was often). We were instructed by Chhatra to help the local economy by shopping and we were happy to oblige. After a meal at our guesthouses the local women on request would bring out their home made wares. Lots of scarfs, hats, gloves, jewellery and bags made for excellent souvenirs and presents. The only tip for booking this particular trip is to budget for a private 4 wheel drive with driver to get in and out of the trail head at Syabrubesi. I will be back to trek in Nepal and I won't hesitate to book with Nepal Eco and I know my friend Alison feels the same.
  2. Tamang Heritage Trek
    We came to Kathmandu from Malaysia, only leaving ourselves 2 days to book a 2 week trek. We called a few companies and Chhathra returned our call first, and came out to meet us. He welcomed us into his office with some tea. He was reliable, open, and very knowledgeable of the available treks for what we were looking for. We were hoping to do either the Langtang/Tamang Cultural Heritage Trek or Manaslu Trek. Chhatra spent at least an hour with us going over the possible options, and then met with us later the same day to finalize. We were able to meet and discuss the route with our guide, Kumar, before heading out. We ended up doing a 2-week, customized, Tamang Heritage - Langtang - and part of the Gosaikunda walk. Chhatra also provided us with a sleeping bag and walking poles which was extremely helpful. Our two week trek was incredible and the highlight of our 3 month trip mostly through Southeast Asia. Kumar, was an absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, and conscientious guide. He knew so much about the area and made our happiness and safety his #1 priority. His knowledge of village life and past experience as a medical provider in the small village he grew up in was really interesting to us (as we are both in the medical field). Our porter, Buddhiman, was also fantastic - he was always upbeat, happy, and willing to help out. The trek was everything we expected and more. The Tamang Heritage Trial was not very crowded with trekkers (we only saw 2 tourists on our 4 days of trekking), and brimming with culture and lively villages. Langtang and Gosaikunda provided us with awe-striking beauty, snow-covered mountains, and glaciers.  When we came back from our trek, well, we were fairly exhausted. We met with Chhatra again to review our travels and sat down with him for some much needed rest and tea.  If and when we return to Nepal we definitely would choose Eco Adventure again!
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Trip Facts

  • 7 days Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • February to June and September to December
  • 3165m
  • Bus
  • NEA-LHST-10

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