Trip Facts

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Profile:Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Rasuwa
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Tamang
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • A closer exploration of the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamang communities.
  • Stunning view of the northern mountain ranges including Langtang range.
  • Visit Tamang villages and learning about history, culture, and ancient architecture.
  • Explore the valley of Glacier Langtang Valley.
  • Explore the trails through the Langtang National Park.

Overview

The Tamang Heritage trail trek in Nepal is the insight of incredible culture and tradition of Tamang community. This trek is a marvelous cultural trekking experience in the northern Himalayas of Nepal. The Tamang Heritage Trek by the Himalaya Land Treks is community-based trekking that lays between the Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. Witnessing the incredible mountain view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan vista from the Nagthali viewpoints appears to be mind-blowing. The 10 days Tamang Heritage trek starts on your arrival to Kathmandu. The trip is a less explored and culturally rich trekking destination of Nepal in the Rasuwa district. You get to explore the following major highlights during the trek:

Major Attractions In Tamang Heritage Trek 

Langtang Valley

The trek takes you to the most beautiful valley of Nepal, Langtang Valley. The valley is blessed with many natural resources. It is also known as the valley of a glacier. With ethnic Tamang people, this region is very famous for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Through the Tamang Heritage trail, you also get to visit ancient Buddhist Monastries that have great religious importance.

Ethnic Tamang Villages

We drive to Sybrubensi from where we begin our trek. We get to explore many ethnic villages, explore their way of living and their tradition. We explore the Tamang villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Nagthali Ghyang, Thuman, Timure, and Buddhism. We walk to Gatlang village from Sybrubensi. 

Learn unique Tamang culture

The Tamang community has its cultural importance. The Tamang villages let us explore the enormous culture and traditions, arts and lifestyle, and history and architecture. They own their language, Costume, and social structure. They have unique food during festivals. They follow their unique rituals from birth to death. There are long lists of rituals they follow from birth to death. Trek to Tamang Heritage is a golden opportunity to explore and learn Tamang culture and tradition from the native.

Langtang National Park

The valley is also blessed with rare flora and fauna. You can spot endangered species during the trek so close to yourself. Endangered species like Red Panda, Musk Deer, and the Himalayan Thar can be spotted on the way. Along with this many important herbal and medicinal plants can be spotted throughout the way of National Park.

Best time for Tamang Heritage trek

The best time to do Tamang Heritage Trek is during autumn and spring. It is also approachable in other seasons depending on the conditions. The occasion of Tamang New Year “Loshar” in February will also be the best time to learn their culture and explore more about this unique tradition.

Alternative packages

For those who want to access a more adventurous trek than this, please go through the following link Ganesh Himal Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda trek. If you want to access short trek then you can go through the next trek package from the following link Helambu Trek or trekking in Nepal.
  
We, at Himalaya Land Treks, have established ourselves as the pioneer in the sector of the Nepalese travel and tourism industry. Believing in providing quality and adventurous travel, we have been serving the guests with all means of traveling, trekking, and mountaineering expertise. 

Itinerary of Tamang Heritage Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m/4265ft

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

On your arrival in the Tribhuvan International airport (TIA), our representative from Himalaya Land Treks will meet you and then you will be transferred to your confirmed hotel. After checking in the hotel, you can relax and may visit around the city streets to experience the amazing ambiance. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi, 1503m/4931ft, 4-5 hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We drive to the starting point of trekking today. Driving from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi on a scenic mountain road takes us around 8 hours. Before we reach the beautiful and small town of Sybrubensi, we can enjoy the rural beauty of Nepal. Once we reach Sybrubensi, we can explore the town. The beautiful town of Rasuwa district welcomes with amazing hospitality and food. Overnight stay in Sybrubensi.

Day 3: Trek from Sybrubensi to Gatlang, 2238m/7343ft, 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We begin our trek with the steady climb up to the viewpoint and achieve the panorama of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung range. Then we climb down to the Goljung valley that is about an hour decent for the lunch stop. Passing various rural settlements, we reach the picturesque Tamang Village at Gatlang situated at the hillside. Gatlang offers exploration of incredible Tamang culture and tradition. Overnight stay at Gatlang.

Day 4: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani, 2607m/8553ft, 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today we are trekking to Tatopani. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here by the Bhotekoshi River. After crossing the steel bridge and the romantic date with the Langtang range, we walk further towards Tatopani. At Tatopani, we can bath at the natural hot spring, which is also believed as the remedy of various skin diseases and to clean ourselves. Overnight stay at Tatopani.

Day 5: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman, 2338m/7671ft | via Nagthali Ghyang, 3165m/10384ft, 4-5 hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Starting with a long walk today, we arrive at Nagthali village, which is popular for the meditation center for Buddhist devotees. Then we cross the Nagthali Peak (3165m) which is the highest area around here. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Sanjen ranges are visible from Nagthali. Then we gradually trek down to Thuman, a village, which is influenced by the Tibetan cultures. The traditional village is filled with monasteries. Overnight stay at Nagthali Ghyang.

Day 6: Trek from Thuman to Timure, 1762m/5781ft and explore to Rasuwagadhi, 1814m/5951ft, 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The journey continues as we descends to Timure village. After a short rest, we hike around the historical war place at Rasuwagadhi. It is situated just south of the Nepal-Tibet border. The fort has a great history and boasts ancient ruins and historical and archaeological sites as well. Then, we trace down to Timure village and we rest there. Overnight stay at Timure.

Day 7: Trek from Timure to Briddhim, 2229m/7313ft, 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

It is a continuous walk through our national flower forest Rhododendron. We then trek down at Tamang village at Briddhim, which is influenced by the Tibetan tradition and culture. The village with more than 50 houses has a monastery named Dukchu. You can also learn about the great history and tradition of Briddhim from the local inhabitants. We spend the night in Briddhim with warm hospitality and smiles.

Day 8: Trek from Briddhim to Sybrubensi, 1503m/4931ft, 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We head to Sybrubensi today marching our trail down from Briddhim. Trekking along the gradual descent through the forests, we cross the waterfalls and suspension bridges and make our way to the town of Sybrubensi. This last day of our trek is through the beautiful villages and settlements. Overnight stay in Sybrubensi.

Day 9: Drive from Sybrubensi to Kathmandu by private vehicle, 1300m/4265ft, 5-6 hrs | Farewell Dinner

5-6 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Another different perspective on the mountain road is on the way today as we drive back to the Kathmandu on the same road. We reach Kathmandu reach hotels and have some relaxing time. In the last day in Kathmandu, you can celebrate the trip with drinks in the happening environment of Thamel. Himalaya Land Treks will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful end of the trip.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Breakfast

Our company representative drops you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) before your scheduled flight time. We take you in a private vehicle with all your backpacks letting you time to explore the city before departure. We wave you farewell and good wishes for the further journey. We look forward to serving you again in your next visit to the Himalayas.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubensi-Kathmandu by public bus.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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