Tamang Heritage Trek is a cultural trek through Tamang villages in Langtang with beautiful panoramas of Ganesh and Langtang Range. The verdant midland villages of Nepal, the beautiful mountains, and the culture of the people here are on show in Tamang Heritage Trek.
Tamang Heritage Trail passes through the traditional Tamang village where their culture (here, they are of Tibetan origin which is different to Tamang from anywhere else in Nepal) has remained unchanged since the beginning of human settlement. Warm and welcoming hosted locals, their elaborate costumes, the rich architecture of their mountain houses, the ancient monasteries, and places of prayer make you feel different during this trek. In addition, this not only provides a cultural experience but also offers beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows, and rhododendron forests.
Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Gatlang and visits Chilime, Thuman, Timure, and Briddim. The trail may end at Syabrubesi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khamjim. One can visit a Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvati Kunda (Kunda means a holy lake) at Gatlang. Goljung has an ancient monastery the oldest one in Tamang Heritage Trek. From the viewpoint at Bahundanda, one can see a panorama of Langtang (7227 meters), Ganesh Himal (7422 meters), and Sanjen Himal Ranges. Bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani en route from Gatlang to Chilime is another highlight of the Tamang Heritage Trek.
Tamang Heritage Trek's Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 02: Drive to Gatlang (2338 meters).
Day 03: Trek to Tatopani (2600 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Thuman (2338 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Timure (1762 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Briddim (2229 meters).
Day 07: Trek back to Syabru Besi (1460 meters).
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 09: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.
Day 10: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
After breakfast, a private vehicle (jeep) will pick you at your hotel. A long drive via Dhunche leads to Syabru Besi. After Syabru Besi, a couple hours of rough ride on the secondary road finally ends a long day's drive at Gatlang.(10 hours drive)
The trail continues to descend down to the river and reaches the village of Chilime. A steep ascend follows for the rest of the day and only ends at Tatopani. The day is also the longest day of the trek. (7 hours)
Another steep ascend starts the day and continues to climb uphill for most of the day. The trek passes Bhrimdang Village and reaches the Nagthali Danda. The long climb is rewarded with fine views of mountain panorama at the top. A descend in the afternoon ends at Thuman Village. (5 hours) (Overnight at Community Lodge.
The trek again continues to descend and loses elevation for most of the day. The trail meets and continues on the old Tibetan trade route on the day and ends at Timure. (5 hours) (Overnight at Community Lodge.
The trek again continues to descend and loses elevation for most of the day. The trail meets and continues on the old Tibetan trade route on the day and ends at Timure. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Community Lodge.
The final day of the trek is a short trek back to Syabru Besi. A long descend via Wangel leads us back to the starting point of the trek, Syabru Besi and thus finally ends the wonderful trek. (4 hours)
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will again pick you at your Teahouse. We drive back to Kathmandu. (7-8 hours drive)
A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Tamang heritage Trail trek in Langtang
Hello Himal and Team; This short Tamang Heritage trek is engraved in our hearts forever. We will never forget the sincereness of the people, who are so warm-hearted and so hospital. We also will remember the great and wide sceneries and the inviting guesthouses with their lovely meals. But also to be surrounded by silentness which gives you the feeling of being really far away from a hectic and stressful civilization. We are very independent travellers so it’s always a question if you get along with your guide.
But we could not have been more luckier than with Rajan. We like to thank Rajan for his joyful and always positive radiation, his knowledge, his helping hand, and for being attentive every moment. Suresh for his lovely smile and his silent force. And Himal for being a beautiful warm and professional person. Thank you so much and we really hope to see you all again!!! Jacqueline Vissers and Lex from the Netherlands 5th March 2015.
On recommendation booked with visit Himalaya Treks.
The first contact was via the mail. What a service! Quick response and everything was arranged when I came to the agency. Together with guide Lok, we did the tamang heritage trail and Gosaikunda. This was totally super. Good combination of culture and nature. To bad that there are fewer tourists after the earthquake. Because the villages are still beautiful (different but still details left) and the Tamang people are lovely. The days varied from 5 to 6 hours.
This was perfect because we had time in the afternoon to visit things or just to rest. Thank you Lok and visit Himalaya Treks. I would definitely make another booking in the future. Marleen Timmers from Nederland 29th Nov, 2017 Really nice people en amazing trekking.