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Tamang Heritage Trek

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  • 10 Days
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 2600m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Magnite Black Texture Village of Gatlang
  • Experience Natural Hot Spring Water in Tatopani
  • Tamang Culture, Tradition, and Lifestyle
  • View of Langtang Himalayan Range
  • Visit the Dukcha Gompa in Bridim

Overview of Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek is a 10-day trek in the Langtang Region to explore the local culture and tradition. This trekking trip will get us close to the local Tamang lifestyle and let us experience the Tamang heritage up close.

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a long drive along the Prithvi Highway to Dhunche. After we get to Dhunche, we’ll take the Pasang Lhamu Highway and drive for a couple of hours to arrive at our first trek destination, Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi, we’ll hike up to the Goljang village before descending to the first Tamang village of the trek, Gatlang.

This village is also famous as the ‘Black Village’ for its black wooden roofs, stone walls, and carved doors and windows. Locals claim that the black roofs of Gatlang have been a part of their heritage for over 8,000 years. Contact the locals and learn about their heritage before leaving Gatlang for Tatopani. This village is famous for its hot springs.

The hot springs here are believed to hold special healing powers. I am out of Tatopani after breakfast and uphill to Nagthali Dada before arriving in Thuman. This village offers extraordinary views of the Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Ganesh peaks. From Thuman, it’s time to hike to the last Tamang village of the Tamang Heritage Trek.

Bridim is home to the Tibetan-Mongolian. It’s believed that Tibetan people crossed the Kerung border and settled here over three and a half centuries ago. During our time here, we’ll explore the Dukcha Gompa, which is believed to be one of Guru Rinpoche’s mediation sites. We’ll hike back to Syabrubesi and then drive back to Kathmandu to end our trip.

This trail comes as an easy trek in the Langtang region. This Tamang Heritage Trek is designed for those who want to experience and explore the local Tibetan-influenced Tamang culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Generally, the Tamang Valley Trek is completed within 10 to 14 days. You will travel to different regions of Nepal where people can get to know Tamang culture, traditions, and cultures up close. The Trek passes through the authentic Tamang Civilization, which has been preserved and conserved for a long time. The journey offers a wilderness experience and a cultural lesson against a stunning shadow of pine forests, rhododendron trees, and barren grassland meadows.

Main Attractions of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is one of the iconic trail destinations in Nepal where local and foreign people can explore the Langtang region and be up close and personal with the Tamang cultures and lifestyles. Let’s take a look at some of the major attractions of the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek.

Tatopani

Tatopani is another trendy but small village in the SIndhupalchowlk district. It is one of the smallest villages in Nepal, as it had only a population of over 600 people during the 1991 census. It is one of the major attractions for trekkers en route to their Tamang Heritage Trail trek. To reach Tatopani, you must descend through another small village in Gatlang. The path is filled with several iconic vantage points from where you can see different kinds of mountains as you pass through mani walls, Chortens, and woodlands before reaching the Chilime Village. You will also get the lake made by the Chilime Hydropower Dam. The name Tatopani is kept because of the natural hot spring located in the area where you can rest and relax. You will stay overnight at Tatopani.

Dukchu Gomba Monasteries

Highly respected Tibetian Lama Chukla Khnaga Gomba and Guru Rinpoche have announced that they have the sacred site to be the famous monastery named Dukchu Gomba Monastery. A sacred site is a place of honour, culture, and tradition for the people of Tamang culture, who have spent most of their lives around the area. The monasteries are peaceful and significant, and from the site’s peak, you can see the highest point in the Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung. Dukchu Gomba Monastery symbolises peace and harmony for Tamang people living proud lives and not being touched by Western culture or tradition.

Nagthali Danda

Nagthali Danda is another major attraction that trekkers can visit and explore during their Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. The place lies at an altitude of 3165m and is the tallest point in the whole trek. After walking through Tatopani, you will see the rich, beautiful, but small village of Briddhim, from where you will start hiking for a few hours till you reach a fantastic place to have lunch among the view of the tallest mountains in the area, like Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Himal, Langtang Lirung, and the the the Shishapangma. After spending a few hours in Nagthali Danda, you will return to Thuman to continue your Tamang Heritage Trek.

Lama Hotel

Lama Hotel is the final destination of the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, which is at an altitude of 2460m. You will reach the Lama Hotel on the seventh trek day after descending from Nagthali Dada. Once you head towards Thane and then Briddhim, you will head towards Lama Hotel via the bank of the Bhote Koshi River. You will see several small villages, barren grasslands, and bamboo and birch groves, and you can also explore the rare wildlife of the area, where you can get the chance to see extremely rare red pandas. After six hours of excursion, you will reach Lama Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. You will have breakfast the next day before making your back to Syabrubesi.

Food and Accommodation in Tamang Heritage Trail

Food and accommodation are essential for the trekkers on the Tamang Heritage Trail. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is necessary to remain fit and healthy and not get tired during the excursion.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the foods that you can eat during your trek.

Foods and Drinks

There are many options for foods and drinks during your trek, but you have to be careful only to choose the best hygienic foods and beverages. You must eat food that is filled with protein and carbohydrates. You must avoid any foods that can make you heavy or dehydrate you. The foods that you will eat are divided into three meals.

Breakfast

Breakfast is the earliest meal you will eat early in the morning before starting your trek. Some options included in the breakfast meals are eggs, bacon, chapati, cornflakes, french toast with butter, cheese, jam, local tsampa, bread, porridge, and hot tea or coffee.

Lunch

Lunch is another food option that you will get during the trek. After having breakfast, you will trek for a few hours before stopping for lunch. There are several options for lunch, which are Tibetan Bread, Salad Pizza, Snacks, Momo, Steaks, Desserts. Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Sherpa Stew, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dhal, Bhat, Sandwiches, Tarkari, and others. These are some of the healthy and hygienic options for lunch. Among them, you also have options to eat meat, fish, and alcohol; however, we recommend you only stick to healthy foods and avoid alcohol to not dehydrate.

Dinner

Dinner is the final meal option of the day. You will have your dinner after reaching the destination place of the trekking day. Just like breakfast and lunches, there are several options for dinner, such as Dhal, Bhat, Snacks, Korean Ramen, Tarkari, Potato items, Steaks Vegetable Curry, Tibetan Bread, Noodles, Thukpa, Sandwiches, Hard Drinks, Pasta, Momo, Desserts, Tenduk Spaghetti, Macaroni, Various Soups, Steaks, Vegetable and Salad Pizza.

As you can see there are a variety of options to choose from and among them, there is the option to select from local Nepali dishes to a variety of Western, and Asian dishes too.

Accommodation Options during Tamang Heritage Trial Trek

The accommodation facilities are one of the most accessible and comfortable services you will receive during this excursion. The accommodation facilities are basic and standard as you will stay in three-star hotels in the city and teahouses in the remote area of the trek.

The tree houses in the lower altitude have small but wide rooms with three to four bedrooms with comfortable and fluffy blankets, pillows, mattresses, and attached bathrooms. You will also have an attached sink and WIFI facility available. In the higher altitude teahouses, the rooms are generally made for sharing, so you might have to share with other trekkers, but if you are alone and female, you will have access to a private room without extra expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, make your way to your hotel to freshen up. Meet with your reps to plan further about the upcoming trek. Once the meeting is over, the company guide will tell you about the things you can do in Kathmandu during your free time.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day

This is a significant day for you-you can do the last check journeying gear with our Trekking Leader on the off chance that you need any things more, you bring with you then you can lease or purchase in Kathmandu (hiking bed and down coat can be leased in Kathmandu). you can visit the world legacy site sanctuary cloister and Durbar square in Kathmandu.

Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi 1467m

Get started with a long drive to the Syabrubesi village. The drive goes through the Trishuli Bazaar till Dhunche. From Dhunche, we’ll get on the Pasang Lhamu Highway until we make it to Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 4Trek to Gatlang 2238m

Start with a descent prior to hiking uphill to arrive at Goljang. From there, a downhill hike will see us at the Tamang village of Gatlang. While here, explore the Tamang culture and tradition. Also, get to know about the town and its people. Overnight in Gatlang.

Day 5Trek to Tatopani 2607m

From Gatlang, we hike downhill to Thangbuche village. Hike along the Bhotekoshi River to make it to Chilime. This village has a small hydropower plant. From Chilime, ascend till Tatopani. This village is popular for its hot springs.

Day 6Trek to Thuman 2338m

After breakfast, we will leave the village of Tatopani with a hike uphill to Brimdang. Keep on hiking to get to Nagthali Dada. The further hike will see us at the Tamang village of Thuman. During our trek, we’ll get to enjoy the astounding views of the Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Ganesh peaks.

Day 7Trek to Bridim 2200m

We’ll leave the village of Thuman after breakfast. Get past the villages of Timure and Ghattekhola to arrive at Rasuwagadhi. During our short time here, we’ll explore the ancient fort of Rasuwagadhi. After the exploration, we’ll continue our hike to the village of Bridim along the Bhote Khola. Bridim is the last Tamang village of our trekking journey. En route, enjoy the views of the Langtang, Ganesh, Gosaikunda, and Ganesh peaks.

Day 8Trek back to Syabrubesi 1467m

From Bridim, it’s an easy hike downhill to the village of Syabrubesi. Rest for the day. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu 1310m

Get up early, and enjoy your last day in the Langtang Region. Today, we’ll bid farewell to this region and drive back to the capital city, Kathmandu. The drive will take around 5-6 hours. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11Final Departure

The glorious 11 days trip to the Tamang Heritage trek comes to an end today. Move on to your next destination or travel back home safely. Adieu!

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

Departure Date

Sep 23, 2023

Booking Available (10 Days)
$980

Mar 27, 2023

Booking Available (10 Days)
$980

Additional Information

Which places are included in the Tamang Heritage Trail?

Tamang Heritage Trail is among Nepal’s trendy trekking destinations as it leads to Nepal’s most beautiful Langtang Valley. The treks take you to famous places like Gatlang, Goljung, Syabrubesti, Buddhism, Chilime, Dhunche, Thuman, Brimdhing and Nagthali. These beautiful places are also collectively called the Tamang Heritage Trail as they signify the importance of Tamang culture, tradition, and rituals. Ever since the colonisation, these places have remained unique destinations for anyone who wants to visit and learn about Tamang Culture, which is the reason the Nepal Tourism Board has granted permission for the Tamang Heritage Trail trek, where people will get to know more about the new places and new culture more often.

 

FAQs

Are any permits necessary for the Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek?

You need two permits: Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS.

Is an ATM available during the Tamang Heritage Trekking?

ATMs are only available in major cities like Kathmandu, but when you reach a secluded area, there is no option for an ATM.

What types of drinking water are available during the trek?

In the city area, you can get mineral and sparkling water, but in the higher altitudes, you will have access to mineral water and, upon request, can get hot water.

What is the maximum elevation we reach in the Tamang Heritage Trail trek?

The highest elevation we reach is Nagthali Danda, which has an altitude of over 3165 meters.

Can any beginner be able to trek Tamang Heritage Trek?

Yes, any beginner with decent physical stamina and a hygienic body can complete the Tamang Heritage Trek.

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