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Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek

Homestay Trek
Tamang heritage trails trek
Tamang Heritage Trekking
Tamang Heritage Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 11 Days Max-Altitude : 3870m Program Type : Home Stay Trekking Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Mode of Travel : Land

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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $800
2 Paxes $ 750
2-4 Paxes $ 730
4-6 Paxes $ 700
6-10 Paxes $680
10-15 Paxes $650
15+Paxes $650

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Overview

Exploring the Rich Cultural Heritage of the Tamang People:

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a journey through the vibrant cultural tapestry of the Tamang indigenous community in Nepal, a region deeply rooted in Buddhism and Bon Po religious traditions. Nestled within the Langtang Region, this trek provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Tamang people, one of the predominant ethnic groups in this area. The trek also unveils the glorious mountain vistas and pristine landscapes of one of Nepal’s remote regions, situated in close proximity to the Tibet border. With its nature trails and local homestay experiences, the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek offers an authentic and enriching adventure.

The Tamang Heritage Trail: A Journey in Rasuwa District

The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is situated in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, introduced by the Government of Nepal as part of the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation initiative. Rasuwa is located to the north of Kathmandu, approximately 124 kilometers from the capital city. Daily bus and Tata Sumo jeep services are available from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small town that serves as the starting point for trekking into the Langtang Valley via the Tamang Heritage Trek.

The complete Tamang heritage trek itinerary spans 11 days, encompassing the Langtang Valley, and passes through culturally rich yet lesser-explored villages such as Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Tatopani, Brimding, Nagthali, Thuman, Timure, Buddhism, and Syabrubesi. These villages are inhabited by the Tamang people, one of Nepal’s ethnic groups, with dense settlements found in regions such as Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk, and the northern part of Kathmandu.

The Tamang People: Indigenous Communities of the Himalayas

The Tamang people are regarded as one of the indigenous communities of the hilly regions, residing at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level. These indigenous societies, often referred to as “cultures of habitat” by ethnobiologist Gary Paul Nabhan, have a deep history of interaction with specific terrains and their wildlife. Due to their ancestral use of natural resources, these communities hold these resources in high cultural regard. Consequently, indigenous communities tend to manage these resources sustainably, with a profound cultural connection.

The Tamang Heritage Trek itinerary merges with the Langtang trek at Lama Hotel, situated in the northern part of Kathmandu. The Langtang region is characterized by primitive Buddhist monasteries, dense rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, wilderness expanses, cascading waterfalls, snow-clad Himalayan peaks, and pristine lakes. Wildlife enthusiasts may also have the opportunity to spot bears, leopards, red pandas, and musk deer during their journey through this region. As trekkers traverse the area, they can delve into the intriguing history of the Tibetan ancestors who once inhabited these lands.

Gatlang Village: A Glimpse into Tamang Life

One of the highlights of the Tamang Heritage Trek is Gatlang village. Comprising 400 houses with a population of 3,200 residents, this village boasts cozy hotels and homestay accommodations for trekkers. The majority of villagers are engaged in agricultural activities, including livestock raising and trade. However, farming crops is not highly lucrative in this region due to hilly terraces, high altitudes, and the absence of irrigation facilities.

Breathtaking Views and Cultural Immersion

The Tamang Heritage Trek offers trekkers breathtaking views of iconic peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters) and Ganesh Himal (7,600 meters), among others. Along the way, trekkers can indulge in natural hot springs, visit ancient monasteries, and engage with the warm and welcoming locals.

The best time to embark on the Tamang Heritage Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear. The trek typically takes 7 to 10 days, depending on your pace and itinerary.

Experience Nepal’s Diverse Culture and Natural Beauty

In conclusion, the Tamang Heritage Trek is a must-do trek for anyone eager to explore Nepal’s diverse culture and embrace its stunning natural beauty. Nepal Wilderness Trekking offers competitive costs for the Tamang Heritage Trek, led by experienced local guides who possess in-depth knowledge of the region, its people, cultures, history, and every nook and cranny of this enchanting area. With our dedicated guides leading the way, you can expect an immersive journey that brings you closer to the heart of the Tamang Heritage Trail, providing a deeper understanding of the cultures, people, and villages that make this trek so extraordinary. Embark on this unique adventure to traverse the tranquil Tamang Heritage Trail with us and experience the beauty and authenticity of Nepal’s rural life.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m)
    Today, we travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) passing through Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi where we will stay overnight at the hotel. You move ahead north out of Kathmandu driving through beautiful foothills and ridgeline vista to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River, you catch a glance of Ganesh Himal and green hills. As you move through Dhunche, you experience as if you are following a bottomless land. 
  • Day 02: We pass through Goljung while traveling from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) it takes about six hours where you get the experience of the Tamang culture. You can see the scenery from the viewpoint. The enriching culture show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your journey an unforgettable one. Gatlang, towering on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang community. One can visit a Tamang monastery and be striking Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.
  • Day 03: It takes three hours to reach Tatopani from Gatlang (2607m.). Approaching Tatopani, you take delight in seeing the sights of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which in Nepali means 'hot water, you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a bath this spring would cure you of any kinds of aches and pains. This day's trek provides you with a panorama to experience the Tamang culture.
  • Day 04: On this day you will trek for 5 hours to reach Thuman (2338m.) from Tatopani via Nagthali (3165m.) and Bimthang. While traveling, you can observe animals like monkeys and deer. The mesmerizing view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen range can perceptibly experience from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a famous meditation center for the local monks and priests. Thuman, a cultural village is renowned for its Shamanic performances and striking view of Langtang. 
  • Day 05: Passing through Lingling, we travel from Thuman to Briddim (2229m.) which takes about seven hours. This day you can view Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture on the way. You can experience the village life of Briddim. Furthermore, you can enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience homestay and Tamang culture. To talk about Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. The culture and tradition of Briddim closely resemble that of nearly Tibetan villages.
  • Day 06: It takes 6 hours to reach Lama Hotel (2470m.) from Briddim. When walking through Briddim village, we can observe the local way of life and culture, and we can also interact with the locals. Subsequently, you find that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by blossoming forests and mountains.
  • Day 07: When trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.) for about five hours we will be mesmerized seeing the stunning views of the Langtang range. You can also explore and observe the Tibetan community.
  • Day 08: On this day we trek for three hours from Langtang, we reach Kyangjin (3870m.). Here, we can see the glaciated valley of Kyangjin on the lap of Langtang Lirung and surround by snowy mountains which are also the world's nearest settlements to the glacier. You can find various wild Himalayan flowers if you happen to visit during the monsoon.
  • Day 09: Taking about six hours from Kyangjin we reach Lama Hotel (2470m.) From Kyangjin you go back over your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the vertical descent to Lama Hotel.
  • Day 10: From Lama Hotel, it takes about five hours to reach Syabrubesi. The upperparts are more panoramic mountains green hill views. This track is broader and remains bright through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trace is slowed down, and then the trail abruptly declines to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). The significant inhabitants belong to the Tamang community, and they have taken up the Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Day 11: Travelling for about eight hours, from Syabrubesi we reach Kathmandu We experience a lovely drive back to Kathmandu with awe-inspiring views of hills, mountains, terraces, and villages. You drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati, and you begin to follow the narrow well-paved highway.

Cost Included

  • Hotel- bus park- hotel by car.
  • Kathmandu- Dhunche- Syabrubensi- Kathmandu by public bus.
  •  Clean Lodge accommodation on the way.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu.
  • Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS card.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters, 1 porter, every 2 pax.
  • Guides/porters - food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Reviews

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Amazing Trekking Experience around the Langtang region I went on a solo trek for 17 days with Nepal Wilderness. I was interested in a trek...
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Trekking the Langtang and Tamang Heritage I booked an 11-day package (9 days trekking, 2 days traveling) with Himal Ghale at Nepal Wilderness trekking for...
From Spain
An amazing experience on my Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek! I chose Nepal Wilderness Trekking for my solo trek in Nepal because they were...
From France
Tamang Heritage Trek I spent 16 days trekking with friends, Tamang heritage, Langtang, Gosaikund lakes and Helambu valley. We were eight people and four porters....

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