Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking 10 days (2021 update)

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US$ 630.00 (Per Person)
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Type: Tea house trekking in Nepal
  • Max Altitude: 4984m
  • Min Pax: 1 to 16 Person
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tours
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Local Bus
  • Trek Start Point: Syabrubesi/Syabrubensi
  • Trek End Point: Kathmandu Valley
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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is ultimately a new trekking trail of the Langtang region of Nepal. This easy trail is a good introduction to trekking in Nepal with some of the most beautiful mountain scenery and rich culture. 

This short and sweet trek offers you an opportunity to explore a remote and unspoiled area of the Tibetan border of the Langtang region.  At the same time, you’ll also experience the most unique culture of the local people from the Tamang community. 

Tamang, are one of the ethnic groups of Nepal who are descendants of Tibetans from Kerung united. The daily lifestyle of Tamang people is raising livestock, agriculture, making baskets, and mats from mountain bamboo, and trade with Kerung in Tibet. 

This wonderful trek starts from Syabrubesi and continues through the traditional settlement of Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, and Briddim. On the way, you’ll enjoy an amazing view of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and other many Langtang Himalayan regions. This trekking route is well-protected by Langtang National Park- the second National Park of Nepal. 

During the Tamang Heritage Trail trek, you’ll get a lifetime opportunity to experience Tamang people’s culture, festivals, local Syabru dances, and their humble hospitality. Thus, if you are seeking great mountain scenery with wonderful traditional Nepalese culture then we highly recommend choosing Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. Moreover, the trek can be extended with Langtang Valley or Helambu Valley.

Highlights of "Tamang Heritage trail trek"

  • Trekking through the beautiful cultural village of Syabru Besi, Thuman, Briddim, and Syabru Besi

  • Magnificent views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges

  • Explore the ancient monasteries and pass through Chortens, mani walls, and colorful prayer flags

  • Experience authentic Tamang culture, traditions, and lifestyles

  • Enduring Homestay experience

  • Walk via Langtang National Park full of various flora and fauna

  • Best Time for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors that you need to consider when deciding to trek the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for this trek. During both seasons, the trails are dry and views are clear. There is a very low chance of rainfall. 

Difficulty Level of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

  • The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is basically considered an easy trek. You’ve to walk for an average of 6 to 7 hours a day depending on your walking speed. The trail may involve a long climb, steep ascents, and descents. You’ll also have to walk on the rocky path and the forest as well. 
  • Therefore, if you are physically fit, the comfortable and more enjoyable trekking journey will be. If you’ve trekking experience, this may be an advantage for you. If you are suffering from heart or lung disease it’s good to consult with your doctor before the trek. 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 
Max Altitude: 1,467 meters
Driving Hours: 6-7 hrs 

Today you’ll leave Kathmandu early for the seven-hour drive to Syabrubesi along the Trishuli river. On the way, you’ll get a distant view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Peaks. Further, you’ll proceed from Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Finally, after 7 hours drive, you’ll reach Syabrubesi which is a common starting point of trekking in the Langtang region. You’ll spend a night at Syabrubesi village. 

Day 02: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang

  • Max Altitude: 2,238 meters
  • Driving Hours: 5-6 hrs 

After breakfast, you’ll leave Syabrubesi and continue your walk and reach the fantastic viewpoint from where you’ll get the splendid view of Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range, and Goljang Valley. Passing through this Tamang valley you’ll get a more interesting insight into Tamang culture and their lifestyle. Finally, after enjoying the beautiful Himalayan scenery, you’ll reach Gatlang village. It is set high on a hillside among the terraced fields. You can explore this beautiful Tamang settlement and visit Tamang Monastery and Parvati-Kunda Lake. You’ll spend a night at Gatlang village. 

Day 03: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani

  • Max Altitude: 2,607 meters
  • Driving Hours: 6-7 hrs 

Today after enjoying your breakfast with fantastic views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal you’ll head towards Tatopani from Gatlang. At Tatopani, you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs. It is believed that if you take a dip in this hot natural spring will heal you from your body aches and pains. You’ll spend a night at Tatopani. 

Day 04: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman

  • Max Altitude: 2,338 meters
  • Driving Hours: 7-8 hrs

Today you’ll head toward another interesting village of Thuman. You’ll start your walk and ascend to Nagthali village which is popular as the meditation center for Buddhist devotees and priests. Once again, you’ll get awe-inspiring views of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Sanjen ranges from Nagthali. Further, you’ll trek down to Thuman, another Tamang village where you’ll see great Tibetan culture influence on Tamang people living here. You can also visit an antique monastery. You’ll spend a night at Thuman village. 

Day 05: Trek from Thuman to Rasuwagadhi 

  • Max Altitude: 2,240meters
  • Driving Hours: 7 hrs

Today after breakfast you’ll head towards Rasuwagadhi which is a border part of Nepal and Tibet. You’ll walk downhill and cross the bridge over the Bhote Koshi river. On the way, you’ll visit some ancient Buddhist monasteries. Further, you’ll descend along the river to Timure, an old trade route to Tibet. From Timure, you’ll walk for three hours and reach Rasuwagadhi. You’ll spend a night at Rasuwagadhi.  

Day 06: Trek from Rasuwagadhi to Briddim 

  • Max Altitude: 2,290meters
  • Driving Hours: 6 hrs

Today you’ll trek down to the Tamang village at Briddim. The day is quite comfortable as you’ll walk through the flat valley path.  Enjoying the village life, you’ll continue your walk through the beautiful dense forest of rhododendron. 

After 6 hours of walking, you’ll reach Briddim village. The houses are beautifully made up of stone with split shake roofs. The people are direct descendants of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition closely resemble that of ancient Tibetan villages. You can blend yourself with locals enjoying the homestay and their culture and lifestyle. You’ll spend a night at one of the homestays in Briddim village.  

Day 07: Rest and exploring day in Briddim

Today is the rest day in Briddim valley. You can visit nearby hills. The landscape is quite similar to Tibetan Plateau. Once again you’ll enjoy the local culture and traditions of the Tamang people. You’ll see the splendid views of the Langtang mountain range. You’ll spend a night at Birddim village.  

Day 08: Trek from Briddim to Syaburbeshi

  • Max Altitude: 1,467 meters
  • Driving Hours: 4 hrs 

After having morning breakfast, you’ll start your trek to Syabrubesi via Wangel. The trail gently descends the path passing through villages, terraced fields, and magnificent surrounding green hills. Finally, after 4 hours of walking, you’ll reach Syabrubeshi for an overnight stay.   
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubeshi by Jeep/ Local bus
Today you’ll return to Kathmandu by local bus or jeep. This scenic drive offers great views of hills, mountains, rice fields, and traditional settlements. Till Betrawati you’ll drive along the rough unpaved road and then you’ll begin to follow the narrow but well-paved road. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can refresh and take some rest. In the evening, you can stroll around Thamel and buy some souvenirs for your closed one. Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 10: Final Departure
Today is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, our representative will drop you at the International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight back home. We wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again soon!

 

Highlights

•    Trekking through the beautiful cultural village of Syabru Besi, Thuman, Briddim, and Syabru Besi
•    Magnificent views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges
•    Explore the ancient monasteries and pass through chortens, mani walls, and colorful prayer flags
•    Experience authentic Tamang culture, traditions, and lifestyles
•    Enduring Homestay experience
•    Walk via Langtang National Park full of various flora and fauna
 

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) 6/7 hrs drive. Overnight at the lodge/ guest house/ Hotel
  • Day 2:Syabrubesi to Gatlang 2238 metters. 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at the guest house or home-stay.
  • Day 5:Gatlang to Tatopani
  • Day 6:Tatopani to Thuman
  • Day 7:Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) About 7 hours of walking
  • Day 8:Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) Walking around 6 hours.
  • Day 9:Rest and exploring day in Briddim.
  • Day 10:Briddim to Syabrubeshi, Walking around 4 hours.
  • Day 11:Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by Jeep/Local Bus
  • Day 12:Drive to Airport and Back to Home

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) 6/7 hrs drive. Overnight at the lodge/ guest house/ Hotel
    Early morning breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu and take a taxi to bus stations for Syabrubensi. Syabrubesi is trekking starting point into the Langtang national park for Langtang valley trek and also for the Tamang heritage trail trekking. Our journey will be a winding road through frequently switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal from your bus.
  • Day 2Syabrubesi to Gatlang 2238 metters. 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at the guest house or home-stay.
    Your breakfast will be at the lodge at syabrubesi/syabrubensi and star you hiking trek to Gatlang village.
    Gatlang village is known as black village that reccognizated by UNESCO Heritage.
    wWe will follow the road and climb gradually uphill for about 3 hours to reach to Deurali/Bahun danda where we can see the beautiful panoramic views of the high Himalayas including Langtang range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibet range, and the flow of Langtang river at the bottom of Syabrubensi and continue walking to Gatlang village where Tamang people are inhabit in majority.
  • Day 5Gatlang to Tatopani
    We will walk downhill and we will reach Chilme where we can see the Chilime Hydro poower dam side and construction work can be seen and cross the suspension bridge of Bhotekoshi river. We will walk gradually uphill and reach Gongan village and then comes Tatopani which will be our overstay for the night.
  • Day 6Tatopani to Thuman
    Early in the morning breakfast will be served by hotel staff according to our order menu. We will gearup for the day hike to another beautiful Tamang village Thuman which is our destination for the day.We have to walk gradually uphill passing the Nakthali Pass(3135m) if the weather is clear then we can get a chance to capture the images of Ganesh himal range, Tibet range, Langtang range and Gosainkunda range. It takes 1 and half or 2 hours to reach Thuman village from Nakthali village.
  • Day 7Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) About 7 hours of walking
    We will hike to Rasuwaghadi for about 7 hours. This is the entry point for the trade way between Republic China and Nepal.
  • Day 8Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) Walking around 6 hours.
    Today we hike for about 6 hours for the day to reach our next destination Briddim. Briddim village have home stay facilities and can visit Buddhist Monastery.
  • Day 9Rest and exploring day in Briddim.
    We will explore the Tamang culture, Buddhist monastery, and can exchange the information with the local people about their culture.
  • Day 10Briddim to Syabrubeshi, Walking around 4 hours.
    Today we will descend down to Syabrubensi by walking 4 hours in a day.
  • Day 11Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by Jeep/Local Bus
    Last day of the trek so we will drive to kathmandu whole day .
  • Day 12Drive to Airport and Back to Home
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