Tamang Heritage Trail! A new experience for enthusiast Nepal travelers!
The ´Tamang Heritage Trail Trek´ one of the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu which is developed by the “Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the “Tamang Heritage Trail” is newly developed and an off the beaten track experience, which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs. This is an excellent introduction to the trekkers. This area is connected to Tibet and the trails in this region were used by traders from Tibet bartering in salt and for meat chyangra (mountain goat) with foodstuffs from the south. The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The culture and traditions of these people are similar to Tibet just across the border. During Tamang Heritage Trail trek along unbeaten trails and offering a total wilderness experience you will explore traditional Tamang villages, unspoiled and virtually untouched culture, life, crafts and nature. You will receive a warm welcome by the locals rich in their distinct colorful costumes, their houses adorned with beautiful woodcarvings. This region offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests. There are still bears, leopards, red panda and musk deer. During the months of March and April the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and have many different species of trees, birds and butterflies.
This trek is thrilling and newly discovered trekking route located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. The area is culturally rich and traditionally fascinating close to Tibetan border, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest, sincere and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy access of Kathmandu valley we ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through charming villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go. En route, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks and soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Continuing north towards Tibet we soak up the heritage and appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a home stay experience in Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region. We have been organizing Tamang Heritage Trek after the Nepal earthquake. Now this trekking area is in tack. This trek can be combined with Classic Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Helambu Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek and Ganesh Himal
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Gatlang
Day 3: Gatlang to Tatopani
Day 4: Tatopani to Thuman
Day 5: Thuman to Briddim
Day 6: Briddim to Syabrubesi
Day 7: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
SYABRUBESI (1982m). Early morning drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by bus. The road continues to this beautiful village at the foot of the mountains where your journey begins. Overnight at a local lodge.
GATLANG. We start after an early breakfast on this experience rich trek. After an hour and half of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarfs) and home made local drink (Rakshi) accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Overnight at the community lodge.
TATOPANI. This would be 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. Stop for the lunch here. The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing a suspension bridge. Ascent continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’, you can cleanse yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local Tea Lodge.
THUMAN. On your ascent today, stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda at 3300m. One can enjoy the view and spend sometime at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Trek continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. Dinner and overnight at local Tea Lodge.
BRIDDIM. The trail begin with flatter trail in the beginning and descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for lunch. The border of Nepal and Tibet is just a 3 hour walk away here. After lunch the trail continues for Briddim another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. A homestay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations, lodgings and fooding 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 and Briddim local brew 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 live craftsmanship, which the visitor gets the opportunity to buy first hand.
SYABRUBESI. 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.
KATHMANDU. Early morning breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu (8-9hrs).
The stated price includes the trek only, additional overnights, tour extensions and airport transfers can be booked with us. We recommend at least two pre-trek days in Kathmandu for arrival and briefings and one day after the tour. Send us a message and we arrange a customized full tour according to your wishes!
Airport pick up and drop
Transportation by bus Kathmndu -Sebrubensi-Kathmandu
Three star category hotel in Kathmandu & pokhara in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
Accommodation in trekking lodge with breakfast during the trek
All meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
Necessary permit,Tims and national park fees
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Necessary equipments ( Sleeping bag and trekking pole) during the trek.
Welcome dinner with cultural program
Goverment Tax and service charge
Excluded in the price
Lunch and dinner during the trip except welcome dinner
Personal equipments and your insurance
City sightseeing entrance fees (RS$ 200+ 250+ 500)