Tamang heritage trail trek is a unique and culturally rich trekking destination in the Langtang trekking region where you can explore unexplored Tamang and Tibetan culture amidst spectacular Himalayan scenery.
A prologue like a trek giving you a hint of the exquisite natural beauty of Nepal, the Tamang Heritage trail trektakes you across some of the most beautiful sceneries in the whole country, with a beautiful blend of the rich Tamang culture. Centuries ago Nepal gallantly fought with Tibet for salt. The place where this war took place is in the Langtang Region of Nepal, the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Back in the day, traders from Tibet bartered salts and mountain goats for meat (change) with foodstuffs along this route which is why the Tamang heritage trail is intricately connected to Tibet.
Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP), the Tamang Heritage Trail is a rather new introduction to those keen to explore and traverse. This off-the-beaten track highlights a peculiarly ancient lifestyle with a unique blend of picture-perfect scenery and healing baths in natural hot water springs. Inhabiting this are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet and have settled in Nepal.
In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, which is why they gave up their ethnicity and started writing Tamang, which is what they have still been writing to date. However, their Tibetan cultural norms and traditions have still been kept intact.
The Tamang heritage trail trek is just a day-long bus journey from the ancient capital city of Kathmandu. With astounding Tamang rituals, intricate Tibetan cultures, fun-filled festivals, traditional architecture, ethnic costumes, and local Syabru dances, this trekking tour gives you an experience of a lifetime.
The viewpoint at Goljung Pass, from where the aerial views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe-inspiring. Observe and learn a few steps of the Syabru, and Mane at Goljung and Gatlang VDCs. Purchase some exclusive handicraft items and carry back a few physical memories. After tiring hours of trekking, relax and rejuvenate yourself with a hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali.
The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman are truly a treat to the eyes. At Briddim, one gets to experience the famous Tamang hospitality with home-stay facilities in 24 houses. After the Tamang heritage trail, we will make our way toward Langtang.
A narrow valley situated 75 km north of Kathmandu and close to the Tibetan border, Langtang takes you amongst the beautiful and stunning snow peaks of the Ganesh and Langtang ranges. As you walk along the Langtang Khola (river), you will land at the settlement of Kyanjin Gompa at 3900m which happens to be the furthest place to find lodges up in the valley.
Explore the astounding Tamang rituals, intricate Tibetan cultures, fun-filled festivals, ethnic costumes, local Syabru dances, and mountains
Walking through Langtang National Park, rich in the Himalayan flora and fauna. Animals like red pandas, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, Ghorals, serows, and others live here. Also, more than 250 species of birds are found here.
Bask in the astounding views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and neighboring Tibetan peaks.
Hike up to Tserko Ri at an altitude of 4,984m or 16,352ft and savor the outstanding panoramic view of the snowy mountain and frozen glaciers.
Explore the holy lake of the Hindus Parvathi Kunda, a beautiful cerulean lake with pristine water.
Relax in the natural hot spring at Tatopani, which is said to soothe or relieve body aches.
Spend at the famous homestay in Briddim and get an insight into the daily lives of the Tamang people.
Hike through traditional Tamang villages like Goljang, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, and others. Also, get an insight into the local culture and traditions and experience warm local hospitality.
Pay a visit to Buddhist monasteries like Kyangjin Gompa and Dukchu Gomba Monastery.
Savor the astounding view of the Himalayas from the vantage point of Nagthali.
Witness a mesmerizing sunset over the snowcapped mountain ranges from the popular viewpoint of Kyangjin Ri.
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of our team leaders will greets you and transfer to hotel. Free time on your own for rest and refreshment, in the evening, one of our trekking guides comes to meet you and brief you the trek itinerary . Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, we head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River we catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As we pass through Dhunche we feel as if we are heading towards deep land. At the same time, we notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction. Overnight at a local lodge.
While trekking we experience of the Tamang culture. We can see scenery from view point. This day we walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes our trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. We can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvati kunda Lake at Gatlang. Overnight at a local guesthouse.
On the way we enjoy views of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally signifies 'hot water', we can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring would heal us from our aches and pains. This day's trekking provides us an opportunity to experience of the Tamang culture. Overnight at a local lodge.
We trek via Bimthang. En route we can encounter wildlife like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village Thuman is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. Beautiful view of the mountains can be seen from every house in Thuman. Overnight at a local lodge.
Place:Thuman via Nagthali
This day we can observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture on the way. We can experience village life of Briddim. Moreover we can enjoy cultural show performed by community members. We can also experience of home stay and Tamang culture. To mention about Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendant of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of nearly Tibetan villages. Overnight at a local lodge.
Place:Briddim via Lingling
We walk through Briddim village while observing the local lifestyle and culture and interacting with the locals. Later on we find that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains. Overnight at a local lodge.
En route we are quite fascinated by the beautiful views of the Langtang range. We can also experience and make observation of Tibetan settlements. Overnight at a local lodge.
This day we can see the glaciated valley of Kyangjin on the lap of Langtang Lirung and surrounded by snowy mountains which is also the world's nearest settlements to glacier. If we happen to visit during monsoon we can find various wild Himalayan flowers. Overnight at a local lodge.
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge.
The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Overnight at a lodge.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. We drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and we begin to follow narrow well paved road. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, today is a free for buying souvenirs for your friends, family and relatives. In evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show and celebrate your great trek with a local meal and drinks. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we will drop you off to international airport for your onward flight. We wish you have a safe and sound flight, good bye see you again in the future.
After receiving all the information and cost details from our corresponding team we would like to request you to finalize your trip with us and to finalize the trip, we would like to request you to provide us with a photocopy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
Well, the Tamang Heritage Trail trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and a cultural trek with stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
The Tamang Heritage cultural trail trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November, and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this region.
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you with standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.
Yes, you can join the group, but as this trek is a rough and remote adventure and the lodges are quite basic it wouldn't be a good choice for some trekkers so that a chance to find the other trekkers to form a group is quite low. We can arrange a small private group trekking to suit your requirements. Please contact us for private group departure dates.
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departure dates, because a private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families, and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your trek according to your date.
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if this itinerary is not perfect let us know we are happy to organize your trip as per your travel plan.
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a basic, rough, and adventure trek. We trek up to 4000m walking through villages, rivers, green hills, and snow trails, so you need to have the right equipment with you. Contact us for a packing list.
All Meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trekking guide.
Yes, in most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
Yes, one of our guides will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
We recently completed the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 11 days organized by Alpine Eco Trek. This is one of the most stunning trails we ever made. The trek was amazing, everything was fantastic, especially the typical Tamang villages, Tamang people and their culture and lifestyle and breathtaking viewpoint. We have had a wonderful time with Ram. He runs 100 percent trustworthy company with friendly and experienced guides with excellent command of English.
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