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Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

Nepal is the home to several ethnic people. Tamang is one of the ethnic groups of people inhabiting in the Langtang region which lies north of Kathmandu. Tamang Heritage trail is a culturally and naturally rich trekking route named after the Tamang ethnic group whose culture, tradition, lifestyle, dialect and festivals are not identical to any other ethnic people of Nepal. Tamang Heritage trail has recently been opened for trekkers. The trail you will follow traverse through the off-the-beaten area where typical Tamang villages exist. During the trek you will experience Tamang rituals, visit local family home, observe shamanism practices, encounter friendly villagers, attend local Tamang festivals. While on trekking, it gives you an opportunity to discover the Tamang ancestry how their ancestors came from Tibet centuries ago and settled in Nepal. They follow Buddhism and living on agriculture and trade. They wear their own traditional attire and jewelry, their house is adorned with beautiful woodcarvings.

Tamang Heritage trekking trail begins at Syabrubensi after a long drive from Kathmandu. It takes approximately seven hours. After Syabrubensi the trek begins through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim villages. After Briddim village you will return to Syabrubensi and drive to Kathmandu. On the way to Goljung you will visit ancient Buddhist monastery and you will also see how the local farmers work in the terraced fields. You can also visit a beautiful Parbhatikunda Lake at Gatlang. From Nagthali you will enjoy a panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal range.

After several days trekking, you can take a dip into the natural spring hot water at Tatopani and continue your journey to Thuman and it will be truly an exhilarating experience. Briddhim offers cultural experience of Tamang community and from Nagthali you will enjoy beautiful views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for Monks and priests. Next is situated Timure village on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort at Rasuwaghadi in Timure is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibet relationship that had existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge links Nepal and Tibet.

While trekking, you will also visit a local monastery called Dukchu Gompa chosen as sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama - Guru Rimpochhe and Chukla Khnaga Gompa.

Tamang Heritage Trail Highlights
  • Newly explored trekking trail
  • Experience Tibetan culture & Buddhism
  • Take a bath in Natural hot springs
  • Stay at traditionally built stone houses
  • Unforgetable home stay experience

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, trek briefing and preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1460 m.)

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2238 m)

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani (2607 m.)

Day 06: Trek to Thuman (2338 m)

Day 07: Trek to Briddhim (2229 m)

Day 08: Trek to Syabrubensi

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up & transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Land transportation Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu by local bus
  • All teahouse (lodge)/ home stay during the trek
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing escorted by English speaking tour guide
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and necessary porters to carry luggage
  • Note: (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Trekking crew's salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Langtang National park permit & TIMS
  • VAT and local Tax

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals on the trekking
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any extra activities after the trek
23 April 2013 10 May 2013 Yes USD $1375 Book Now

Trip Facts

Trip duration : 11 days

Grade : Moderate

Best Season : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Max. Altitude : 2607 m

Client Reviews

Nepal Hiking Adventure

3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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