Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Briddim (2239m)

Highlights

  • Experience the Tamang Heritage trails full of adventure and scenic views.
  • Get delighted by soaking in the hot springs at Tatopani.
  • Explore the authentic Tibetan culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Experience the memorable homestay.
  • Witness the incredible mountain ranges such as the Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) and Langtang Himalayas.
  • Pass through some of the beautiful villages and snow-capped mountains.
  • Visit the religious and ancient monasteries.      
     

Description

Tamang Heritage Trek is an adventurous and exciting trail located in the Rasuwa district. It lies near the Tibetan border of the Langtang region and Nepal. The trail is rich with culture and tradition. As it is near the Tibetan border, the area is inhabited by Tamang people following Tibetan traditions. Their culture is almost untouched by the outside world. Tamang and Tibetan festival, tradition, culture, and local Syabru dance make the heritage trek very popular and unique.

Tamang Heritage Trek is gaining popularity these days. The culture of Tamang people, ancient monasteries and trails offer great exhilaration. During the trek, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Gosainkunda range, Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m) and Langtang Himalayas. You’ll get to know about the history of Tibetan ancestors. You can get a unique experience as you walk on this trail.

We will be passing through different villages and well-known places. After you cross the elevation of 3,000 meters, you’ll witness some of the beautiful mountain range and snow-capped mountains. They are Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), Ganjala Pass (5,122 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,989m) and Langtang Himalayas. You’ll be capturing the picturesque landscape, scattered antique villages and luring white peaks on the trail ahead.

About Trek Route

Tamang Heritage Trek is a 7 days trek. First, you’ll be starting the trek by driving towards Syabrubesi (1,460 m) from Kathmandu. Syabrubesi will be the starting point of your trekking journey. On this trek, we’ll be passing through many villages and Himalayan ranges. Passing through beautiful forests filled with flora and fauna, you will observe the traditions, cultures, and lifestyles of the Tamang and Tibetan people. After you reach Tatopani (2,380 m), you’ll be taking a satisfying bath at the hot springs. You will not stop until you reach Thuman (2,238 m). You’ll be passing through Brimdang (2,846 m) and Nagthali Danda (3,300 m) to enjoy a cup of warm tea and beautiful mountain views. 

After you reach Briddim (2,239 m), you’ll trek back to Syabrubesi and start the return trip to Kathmandu. That will be your trek for Tamang Heritage Trek. You’ll be carrying lots of beautiful memories with you before you reach Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu we depart. Feel free to contact us for more details.  

Itinerary

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On the first day of Tamang Heritage Trek, you’ll be heading towards Syabrubesi (1,460 m) from Kathmandu. It will be an early morning jeep ride towards Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a small and beautiful village that serves as a starting point for many treks in the Langtang region.

You’ll be driving along the banks of the Trishuli river. Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna (8,091 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Manaslu (8,156 m) will follow you throughout this journey. You’ll be driving for 6-7 hours and overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1460m

We will start our actual trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,238 m). Gatlang is a small Tamang village located at the hillside. This village is full of beautiful traditional stone houses.

First, you’ll be ascending to the viewpoint for an hour and a half to witness the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and the Goljang valley. Then you’ll descend down to Gatlang valley.

After you reach the Gatlang valley, you’ll be taking a short break. You will continue the trek by ascending towards the Gatlang village while passing through the beautiful mountain ranges, rhododendron, and bamboo forest and small Tamang valleys. You’ll be trekking for 5 hours and cover a distance of 12 km. Overnight stay at Gatlang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gatlang
  • Altitude: 2238m

On the 3rd day, we will trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2,380 m). Tatopani is a Nepali word which means ‘hot spring’ where you can enjoy a hot bath. You’ll start by descending down to Thangbuche while passing through terraced fields, the beautiful mountain range, and landscapes.

After you cross the Chilime hydropower dam and a suspension bridge, you’ll ascend uphill until you reach Tatopani. You’ll be trekking for 6-7 hours while covering a distance of 12 km. Overnight stay in Tatopani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 2380m

This day, we will reach Thuman (2,238 m) via Brimdang (2,846 m) and Nagthali Danda (3,300 m). Thuman is a small Tibetian cultured Tamang village full of friendly and good people. It has an antique monastery as well.

Today you’ll start the trek by ascending towards Nagthali Danda which is open grassland. It provides you some of the mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains. While you trek towards Nagthali Danda, you’ll be stopping at Brimdang for a tasty ‘masala chai(tea)’.

After you reach Nagthali Danda, the views of the incredible mountain range will amaze you. Langtang (7,246 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Kerung and many more are beautifully seen from Nagthali Danda. After resting and enjoying the views, we then descend downhill towards Thuman. You’ll be trekking for 8 hours and cover a distance of 10 km. Overnight stay at Thuman.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thuman
  • Altitude: 2238m

On this day you’ll be trekking from Thuman to Briddim (2,239 m). Briddim is a small Tibetan Buddist village. Most of the houses built in this village are of stones and have foundry split shake roofs.

First, you’ll descend down towards Timure village. The trails are flatter and follow the part of the old trade route to Tibet. Speaking of Tibet, it is not so far from here. It is just 3 hours walking, you’ll reach Tibet. But, it is not possible to cross the borders until you have permits and approval.

After spending some time at Timure, you’ll be continuing the trek towards Briddim. You’ll be walking for 5-6 hours and cover a distance of 14-15 km. Overnight stay at Briddim.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Briddim
  • Altitude: 2239m

After a night in Briddim, we will trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi. This will be an easy walk to end your trek. You’ll start by descending down towards Syabrubesi by following the Bhote Koshi river on the left side of the valley.

After crossing the river along with corn and paddy fields, you’ll be descending downhill and finally reach Syabrubesi. You’ll be trekking for 3 hours and cover a distance of 4-5 km.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1460m

From syabrubesi, we will be driving back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. After your breakfast, a private jeep will pick you and you’ll be departing with the beautiful villages, people and mountains. After 7-8 hours of drive, you’ll reach the bustling city of Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop  
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Syabrubesi)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • All Trekking Permits (Langtang National Park Entry Fee and TIMS card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
03 Apr, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$500
10 Apr, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$500
17 Apr, 2020 - 23 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$500
24 Apr, 2020 - 30 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$500

Useful Information

Tamang Heritage Trek Difficulty

Tamang Heritage Trek is a short but easy trek full of adventurous trails on your way. There is no age restriction; it is suitable for any age group and the trek ends in a week. 

Crossing the elevation of 3,000 meters while trekking to Nagthali Danda is a little bit challenging for this trek. However, you don’t have to worry about altitude sickness because you’ll be descending shortly after you reach Nagthali Danda.
   
Your physical fitness shouldn't bother you much because it is an easy trek.  If you face any difficulty during the trek, your guide will always be there to help you. Trekking slowly and carefully is the key to complete the trek. So, you’ll be taking lots of rest and trek slowly and steadily. 

Best Time for Tamang Heritage Trek

September to November is a popular season among trekkers following this route. Spring (March to May) is also another popular season for Tamang Heritage Trek. This trek does not ascend to a higher altitude so it is also possible in winter.

Food and Accommodation 

Food and accommodation are according to your choice while you are in Kathmandu. You will get clean and comfortable rooms. You will taste the local flavor for the food items. 

Once you start the trek, most of the accommodation will be in small teahouses. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The hospitality of these people is unmatchable. However, in Briddim you’ll be spending your night at a local homestay. It is very basic but the people of the village will make your stay unforgettable.

In Nepal, there are wide varieties of food. But after your trekking journey starts, the local and typical foods will be your everyday food. Food such as Dal Bhat, vegetable curries, and many more. If you get a chance to eat ‘Dhendo’ then don’t miss it. This food is famous all over Nepal and has its own specialty. It is a cooked maize flour mashed up and served with dal, vegetable or meat.