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Tamang Heritage Trek

Trekking to Tamang Heritage is an opportunity to discover the real beauty of rural mountain village of Nepal with unique culture and lifestyle of Tamangs which is one of the major ethnic groups in Nepal. Our itinerary for Tamang heritage trek is designed with the beautiful villages and viewpoints from the previously restricted areas of Langtang Region. It is a trek to the unexplored area of Langtang region where we can enjoy the majestic Himalayan view, locals and learn about their culture which goes back to hundreds of years. The craftsmanship, unique culture and customs, ancient Tibetan monasteries, beauty of rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped peaks from Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu range, local fort, and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes are the major highlights of this trek.

The trail we follow for is an exciting trekking route in Langtang Region which is culturally rich area, inhabited by the Tamangs. Tamang people are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal. The word “Tamang” originally, meant “Horse –trader”, which may very well have been their original vacation. Nowadays they earn their living, partly by farming, partly by hiring their service as porter to mountaineers. They are extremely sturdy and resistant. During the winter season, they spend much time weaving their characteristic grayish quilts and wide-sleeved woolen vests; other might paint Thang-kas. Dawa Dangbo Chhiju (in February), Chuwa Chhiju (November), Yarsang (early June), Dukpa Chhiju (August) and Lhosar (February) are the some of the major festivals celebrated by the Tamangs community in this region. Marriages are generally pre-arranged. There is no polyandry among Tamang as the case within the Sherpa communities. The dead are usually cremated on the top of the hill (may be a survival of a Tibetan tradition).

Our trek starts from Syabrubesi which takes about 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu. After our arrival at Syabrubesi, we walk towards to Gatlang and Tatopani and then to Lama Hotel via Thuman and Briddim villages. From Lama Hotel we continue our trek to Kanyanjing Gompa passing beautiful village of Langtang along the trail. After the trek we take 6 hours drive back to Kathmandu and end of the package.


Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

    Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m).

    After breakfast we drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu which is almost 7 hours drive on rough road. Upon reaching Trishuli bazaar we will have lunch and continue our drive.

  • Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m)

    Today we have a long yet interesting day with almost 6 hours of walk. We walk up in a steep trail up to Rongga Bhanjyang for about 3 hours and stop for some photography and rest. From Ringa we descend about an hour to reach Goljung where we will take a lunch break. It takes us 3 more hours to reach Gatlang from the lunch place. In the evening we can do a short excursion to the pond named after Lord Shiva’s wife, Parvati.

  • Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2607m)

    After breakfast we head up into the trail that goes up to Chilime and takes about 2 hours. After a brief stop at Chilime we cross a suspension bridge and climb another couple of hours before reaching Gonggang village which is our lunch spot for today. After lunch we head towards Tatopani and in a descent pace it talks us little less than 2 hours to reach Tatopani, or the area of hot springs. It is believed that taking a dip in these natural springs helps to get rid of the skin diseases and also the tiredness after a long day walk. Our guide will accompany you to the hot spring. Having a beer while you are in the pond is a luxury in the cold mountains. After the hot spring dinner will be ready and enjoy dinner and plan the next day with your guide.

  • Day 05: Trek to Nagthali (3165m)

    Our destination for today is Nagthali, which literally means the Snake point. We start the day after a warm breakfast prepared by our Home stay host and continue our 5 hours walk for today We ascent and descent until Brimdang a small settlement with a monastery. WE continue from her after a brief rest for another 2 hours and reach Nagthali, where you can enjoy the lunch (if you are not hungry on the trail) with the view of the central Himalayan region of Nepal.

  • Day 06: Trek to Timure or Rasuwagadi (1750m)

    After breakfast we start the longest and most tiring day of the trek. We will trek for one and a half hours and take a small break for drinks at Thuman village as we don’t find any more hotels and tea houses until we reach Timure. After a short break we continue till the Bhote Koshi river and after walking for about 4 hours from the river we reach the village of Timure. If you wish to walk more (if your body allows you) we can continue our walk to Rasuwagadi. By the end of the day your tired legs will suggest that yes you have walked more than 8 hours.

  • Day 07: Trek to Briddim (2230m)

    Today our destination is one of the most popular Home stay destinations in Nepal. We are heading towards Briddim which takes about 6 hours from Timure We will walk for about 3.5 hours in the opposite direction of the flow of Bhotekoshi and reach Lingling where we stop for Lunch. After lunch and a brief rest we continue to ascend couple of hours till the village of Briddim. Briddim is a scenic village at more than 2200 m with a nice community home stays program and nice Mountain View. Experience the Nepalese home stay in the evening with Nepalese delicacies and interactions with locals.

  • Day 08: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi (1460m)

    Today we go down and down until reaching the Syabrubesi. On the way we pass thin alpine forests and rhododendron bushes and a lot of thin Tamang settlements. In 5 hours we reach down and in the evening we will celebrate the completion of the trek with drinks and nice snacks.

  • Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (7/8hrs).

    It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road until Betrawati where you will begin to follow a narrow, but well paved road.

  • Day 10: Departure from Nepal.

    Morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.

Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including arrival and departure.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Tamang Heritage Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Tamang Heritage Trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Tamang Heritage Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Tamang Heritage Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Tamang Heritage Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Tamang Heritage Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.

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