Tamang Heritage Trekking is newly opened trekking route in popular Langtang trekking region. This trekking route covers culture, religion and daily lifestyle of Tamang community. Tamangs are one of the most popular ethnic groups of Nepal settled in central Himalayan Region. It is a combine camping, home stay and lodge trekking . This can be organized with only home stay and lodge for a small group size.
Tamang Heritage Trekking trail lies near the Tibetan border.The major highlights of the trek include one-of-a-kind glimpses into an ancient lifestyle, of indigenous inhabitants known collectively as the Tamang.
Tamang Heritage Trekking includes; a nights stay at the unique stone village of Gatlang, the healing hot springs up in Tatopani, spectacular views of snowy peaks while climbing up and descending down to Thuman, not to mention the intriguing nature of the locals, with their traditional dances and a complete home-stay style of living in Briddhim, off the beaten road, great view of Tamang culture as well as the breathtaking landscape, basic mountain accommodations , local Nepali and Tibetan foods.
Tamang Heritage Trekking leads to many ancient Gompas (a Gompa is a place where people go for meditation) and to where many Buddhist prayer rocks are setaround the villages and on the walking trail itself. This is a rare and exotic glance into an old and entirely foreign culture.
Langtaang Trekking Region.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and assist you to the Hotel. We can meet later on that day or the next day ( as per your comfort) to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. At that time we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi. (1,460m/4,790ft) 9 hours
Our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time and takes you to the bus station where your journey starts towards north of Kathmandu through Pasang Lamu highway. The road is well paves till Trisuli bazzar and unpaved to Sybrubesi. You will enjoy the scenery on the way with is beautiful landscape and valley, farm terrace and village as well as snow peaked mountains. Finally you will reach to Shybrubesi. Evening stroll around the town and stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an hour and half of ascent walking to reach to the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Then the trail leads you downhill to Goljang valley where you stop for the Lunch. The beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang where you stop for overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (2,380m/7,808ft) 6 hours
Today is the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. You will enjoy the view of Chilime Hydropower dam. After lunch the trail ascends uphill till the hanging bridge. After crossing this bridge, the trail ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Evening you can clean yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that washes away your aches, pains and sin.
Day 6: Trek to Thuman (2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours
After breakfast you day starts ascending to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. After taking some rest, continue your walk to Brimdang where you stop for lunch. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Then your walk continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with interesting lifestyle. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Briddim. (2,239m/7,345ft) 5 and half hours
Today you day begins with easy walking and after little while descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for the lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just 3hrs walk from Timure lies on the bank of River. After lunch the walk continues to Briddim another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Home stay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations and foods are offered at the individual houses on a rotational basis. Each host family provides clean bed, toilet and a family dining room.
The visitor enjoys the evening with the host family, living with them, eating traditional foods and sleeping at their usual clean bed. Plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Potato, Tibetan tea, Briddim wine are the indigenous food are offered. The visitor can also observe the local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. Then the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, welcoming the visitors. The host family guides the visitor, explaining the special features of the village, showing the live craftsmanship.
Day 8: Trek to Syabrubesi. (1,460m/4,790ft) 5 hours
After breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is just 3hrs walk from Briddim. Lunch and rest of the day is free. Dinner and overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft) 9 hours
Today, early morning bus drives to Kathmandu. Once you are at the Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel for relaxing. You can have lazy day at the hotel or you can do some city tour if you deserve. We will like to receive your valuable comments of the trip so that we will organize a dinner together by the time we will share experience. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Departure day
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do last minute shopping or manage your photos of the trip then final departure from the airport.