Tamang Heritage Trail
The “Tamang Heritage Trail” is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. The trail goes past villages and settlements in the North of Kathmandu valley. Moreover, it is a culturally rich trail, populated by the Tamang people. In addition, this trek offers you the opportunity to explore the culture and heritage of the Tamang people. Besides, the trail is equally rich in terms of scenery. The trail passes through the beautiful landscape, lush forests of pine and rhododendron with breathtaking views of the Langtang and the Ganesh Himal range.
This trekking route is a newly developed one. Therefore offers an off the beaten track experience. The trail highlights the ancient lifestyle combined with a picturesque landscape. The trail goes past charming villages, terraced fields, and serene valleys. The Tamang people came to Nepal from Tibet several hundred years ago. And they eventually settled in the hilly part of Nepal. They have been able to retain their distinct identity, as well as their own language. However, the culture and traditions of these people are similar to those of Tibet. They are some of the warmest, sincere, and most welcoming people in Nepal.
The journey begins with a drive to Syabrubesi. The following day we begin our hike. The hike is a gradual uphill ascent for about two to three hours to Gholjung. Gholjung provides great views of the Ganesh Himal range. Then it is a gradual descent to Gatlang village. Followed by a descent to the Trishuli river past Mani walls and Chortens. And, arrive at Tatopani, later enjoy a hot bath in one of the Natural springs. From Tatopani, we will hike to the traditional Tamang village of Thuman. Then, we will hike through the rhododendron forest and meadows to Briddim.
- Observe the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang people.
- Stay with the local families, share stories with them, and learn more about their way of life.
- Interact with the locals and learn more about their history, culture, and tradition.
- Enjoy the natural hot springs at Tatopani.
- Spectacular close up views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himalayan range.
- Visit the ancient monastery at Gatlang village.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, start half day sightseeing covering some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu that includes Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over Kathmandu. Swayambhunath temple, owing to the large number of monkey population residing in this area, is popular among tourists as the Monkey Temple. Later, we will have a short briefing and discussion regarding the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1440m/7-8 hrs)
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning for Syabrubesi, the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding mountain road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day, we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. We continue until we descend to the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 4: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,240m/5 hrs)
Today our trek begins from Syabrubesi, the hike is a gradual ascent through Goljung Village enjoy views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, and others to Gatlang. Gatlang is a small village on the hillside with traditional stone houses. Overnight in Gatlang.
Day 5: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/6-7 hrs)
Today we descend to Thangbuche with magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. Next, pass by the Chilime Hydropower dam and ascend until Tatopani. The name Tatopani literally means hot water in Nepali owing to the natural hot springs there. Enjoy a bath in the natural hot spring to relax our tired muscles. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 6: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m) via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hours
Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. Passing through the dense forest, we reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. From here, it’s a few hours walk uphill until Nagthali hill. Here, we enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. Further, trek downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman and spend the night. Overnight in Thuman.
Day 7: Thuman to Briddim (2229m/6 hrs)
Our destination today is the village of Briddim. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village, ideally located on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Here, we visit the Dukchu Gompa monastery. In Briddim, we will notice that most of the houses are built with stones and are mostly inhabited by people of Tibetan origin. In fact, Briddim resembles a typical Tibetan village on this side of Tibet. Overnight in Briddim.
Day 8: Briddim to Syabrubesi
Leaving Briddim behind, for the last day of the trek, we head back to Sybrubensi, gently descending through a forested path filled with colorful rhododendron till we reach Wangal. Accompanied by the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal in the background, we continue to trek to Sybrubensi. Overnight in Syabrubensi.
Day 9: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Today we retrace our drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful view of mountains, massive hills, rivers, and arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- All transfers by private vehicle.
- Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two member) during the trek.
- Guide, porter and trekking staff insurance.
- All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/LNP fee)
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance (Covering rescue and evacuation) recommended.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.
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