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.
We always try to be flexible in designing the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced with our suggested itinerary then of course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained before booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are taking regular medication then tell us before the trip starts which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety in even the remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital if possible otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care of the time cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staff will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are the basic ones like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major towns or settlements, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation? Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phones do not work, and even if there is no other communication access then we send satellite phones along with our guide so you can always be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The Level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.