Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek - 9 Days
- Duration 9 Days
- Difficulty Level Easy
- Destination Nepal
- Trip Type Lodge Based Trekking
- Best Season March to May and Sept to Dec
- Group Size 16
- Maximum Altitude 2,600 m
- Visit Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes, and directly contribute to their rural economy
- Fabulous views of the Himalayas
- Bathe in the hot spring waters at Tatopani
- Stay in a local homestay, to learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life
- Enjoy some spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, the Gosainkund range and the mountains of Tibet
The Tamang Heritage Trail is a moderate seven-day trek which is likely to appeal to people who prefer a more intimate time, away from the crowds. It is a little secret, on a trail where you can experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. We trek through terraced green farmland and thick forests, with the superb peaks of the Langtang Himalayas to keep you company on the way. We go deeper into an intensely rich Buddhist culture, where ancient monasteries, prayer walls and Chortens dictate the pace of life. Stay in the traditional villages of the Tamang people, one of the few authentic hill tribes left in Nepal. Experience local homes (converted to provide a degree of comfort for tourists) and lodges where all accommodation, lodging and food is provided on a rotational basis. This way the whole community benefits rather than just a few. The trekking experience here is a very different one than either the Everest Region or the Annapurna Region.
The Tamang people were originallt horse traders who migrate from Tibet many centuries agao. They have retained their own unique identity with its strong Tibetan roots as well as their own language. Historically they have always been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. They suffered badly during the 2015 earthquake as their homes tended to be in vulnerable areas which were cut off from help. By choosing The Tamang Heritage Trail trek you are not only going to have a more remote and unique experience, but also help bring a vital source of income to the Tamang people.
Before The Trek:
Most of Nepal Gateway Trekking itineraries include two nights in Kathmandu. These days are used to sort out permits etc you will also be introduced to your guide ewho will go over the tour in more detail with you.. It also provides our guests time to adjust to Nepal. There is time to visit Nepal’s bazaars and colourful vibrant colorful markets, and also to time for you to purchase any items you may need for the trek to come. There is a huge array of shops selling trekking gear from branded names such as North Face, Mountain Hardware among others. There are also many other shops selling trekking gear with many of these offering very acceptable quality at much lower prices.
On The Trail:
We leave Kathmandu early for the eight hour drive to the entrance of the Langtang Valley. It is a very scenic journey, winding through hills and eventually climbing high up to Dunche with superb panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region to savour on the way. The road then winds down to Saybru Bhesi our trek start point. The following days are delightful, on a trail that offers many viewpoints of the superb mountain scenery. The trail leads us into deep forests and hidden valleys in a region known for its Bio Diversity. Nights are also quite special, as we get time to sing and dance with local communities who are always willing to teach their culture and way of life to anyone who is interested
You will see our office representative holding a placard of your name, right after your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport. He will assist to Hotel room from TIA in our private vehicle. You will get beautiful glimpses of high Himalayan range in a clear sky, as soon as you arrive in Kathmandu. Let the flight exhaustion go off, relaxing in the cozy hotel room.
After taking an early morning breakfast, we will start long but scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi in a private vehicle. You can explore beautiful Nepalese countryside villages on the way to Syabrubeshi. Moreover, you will get beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, green cultivated terraces, and small hamlets. About 8 hours of drive on a bumpy road will take us to Syabrubeshi where we are going to stay tonight.
The first walk in the Himalayas on our incredible Tamang Heritage trail commences today from Syabru beshi. After first short and comfortable walk, the trail ascends to the hill that offers mesmerizing views of the Goljang valley and Ganesh Himal with the Goshainkunda Range in the background. The trail descends from here till we reach Goljang where we will stop for lunch. The beautiful route to Ghatlang comprises several ancient Buddhist Chortens and mani walls. About 3 hours of walking takes us to Gatlang village which is inhibited by Tamang Peoples. Here you can explore the rural lifestyle, Tamang culture and traditions.
We will begin our walk in the early morning, right after taking breakfast. Firstly, we will descend to the bank of Bhotekoshi River and take lunch enjoying the impressive view of Chilime Hydropower Dam. The trail then ascends till Tatopani where you will get a chance to enjoy the natural hot water spring in the lap of Himalayas. You can even take a bath in Tatopani. In rest of the time, explore the Himalayan Tamang village to learn more about Tamang Culture.
Today, we will trek to Thumal, traversing several small villages of Tamang Peoples. Beginning from Tatopani, we will first head toward Nagthali which is large grassland in the Nepal Himalayas that offers incredible mountain vistas. We will enjoy the perfect mountain vistas and trek to Brimdang village for lunch. On Nagthali Danda, we will explore a Buddhist Gompa and finally proceed to Thuman village for overnight stay.
After having breakfast, we will follow an easy walk through beautiful lush forests. On the way we can witness some mesmerizing mountain vistas. We will stop at Timure village for lunch and again continue our walk till we reach Briddim. Here, you can explore the Tamang village and the cultures of Tamang people influenced with Tibetans. Moreover, enjoy the traditional cuisines like plain rise, Tibetan bread, Potato, Tibetan Tea, Syakpa (Sherpa Strew) etc. In the evening, you can observe the cultural performances by the locals.
We start our journey in the early morning. As most of the trail toway goes downhill, it will be an easy walk. Following the cultivated terraces, and lush forests we will reach Shyabrubeshi for overnight stay.
After our 7 days of incredible Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, we will return back to Kathmandu in order to end our trip. We will drive in a private vehicle via. The same road we used before. Explore the things that you missed during first drive.
We will safely escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Have a great flight to your homeland.
This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit to you, we customize your holiday as per your requirements. Customize Trip
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary by private car
- Two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
- Three times meal (Breakfast/lunch/dinner) and accommodations during the trekking
- One highly experience English speaking & friendly trekking guide and required porter including their expenses
- Langtang National Park permit and TIMS card
- Langtang Tamanga Heritage Trekking map
- Nepal Gateway Company T-shirt and achievement certificate
- Local fresh fruit
- First aid kit
- Evacuation assist if needed
- Government taxes and office service charge
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Your travel insurance
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
- Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
- Your personal nature expenses, equipment and medical kit
- All kinds of hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverage in trekking
- Hot shower, internet and phone call unless it is free
- Tipping to field staffs (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)