Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek is a lately opened trekking trail providing a great way to get insights into Tamang heritage, culture, and lifestyle in the Langtang region of Nepal. On the course of our Tamang Heritage Trek, we pass through extraordinary trails while visiting Buddhist monasteries, enjoying forest walks, and dipping in natural hot springs with excellent landscape and Himalayan scenery. Another major highlight of this trip is that we pass through various unspoiled Tamang villages like Gatlang, Thuman, etc.
We embark on Tamang Heritage Trek as we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and trek through beautiful and culturally rich villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Nagthali, Rasuwagadhi, and Briddim. While following through these trails, we will be blessed with amazing landscape views from Thuman and panoramic views of Langtang Himalayan ranges. The local inhabitants are of the Tamang ethnic group among hundreds of diversified ethnic groups of Nepal. They are greatly influenced by Tibetan culture and we can see a resemblance in their tradition, culture, and lifestyle as a whole. Agriculture being their major occupation, most of them are yak and sheepherders and do farming at nearby farmlands. In a similar manner, during our final days of Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek, we make our way towards Briddim, Syabrubesi, and drive back to Kathmandu.
Tamang Heritage Trek at the Langtang region welcomes all travel lovers, who would love to explore the traditions, heritage, and lifestyle of local indigenous Tamang communities. Regarding the best seasons, the autumn months of September to November and the spring months of February to June are highly recommended. Join Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for professional trekking arrangements and services. Contact us now for booking and further inquiries.
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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,365m/4,264 ft)::
Welcome to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu for trekking to Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek, one of the newly opened trekking destinations in Nepal. After you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport and complete your formalities in the customs, you shall be greeted by our representative. You shall then be transferred to the hotel of your stay where you get to rest for the fatigued body yours after a long journey to this beautiful nation. Enjoy the hospitality of the hotel staff and enjoy the authentic cuisines in the hotel. If time permits and you are interested, stroll around the nearby streets. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek::
We shall explore the ancient heritages of Kathmandu today, a day dedicated to the guided sightseeing of the medieval capital city of Nepal and forgetting ourselves prepared for the trek beginning the following day. These heritages are included in the world heritage list of UNESCO, making these the assets of the world as a whole. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the holy Bagmati River and one of these heritages, is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus all over the world. Other heritages are the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath (the 14th-century stupa and one of the oldest of its kind in Nepal, is known as ‘Monkey Temple’ among the foreigners) and the Boudhanath Stupa (one of the largest stupas in the world with a complex of several small stupas), which serve as the symbol of faith and belief of Buddhists. We may also explore the ancient royal palace and courtyard of the neighboring city of Patan, known for the unique Krishna Temple, royal palace, and museum besides other carvings and artifacts. In the later part of the day, we shall have an interaction with the trekking guide and get all the necessary information required for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 145 km via Trishuli (Nuwakot): 7-8 hours::
This journey to one of the most authentic trekking destinations in Nepal begins with the drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trek. Heading north-west from Kathmandu through Balaju, the drive starts with climbing out through the rim of the valley with the view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu peak, Langtang, and Jugal Himal if the weather is clear. On a winding road and after a long descent we reach the town of Trishuli and a short drive uphill takes us to Nuwakot, a town famous for the historical palace of the Shah Dynasty of Nepal. Further along the trail, we continue through a bit rough road for some time due to the construction and repairing of it before we reach the beautiful hill town of Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a small town with all the necessary facilities for the tourists and visitors; a town set to support tourism. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 4 : Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,200m/7,217ft.): 5 hours::
Get ready to immerse yourself in the Tamang culture as we start our trek in the region of Langtang. Out of the town, the trail hugs the torrential Langtang River and after half an hour of the trek takes us to the viewpoint of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and Goljang valley. As we trek in an up and down of the trail that climbs up the viewpoint and down from it we trek about an hour or so to reach the Goljang village. Further on the trail, the walk becomes a bit gradual one and as we ascent, in the trail, the village of Gatlang gradually appears on the horizon. As we reach this small Tamang village we are welcomed by a white scarf, known as ‘Khada’ in the local language. In the evening we shall enjoy the traditional dances and try the special local dishes and cuisines besides homemade booze if that is of some interest to you. Exploring the village shall make you feel like being in a special place. Overnight in Gatlang.
Day 5 : Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/8550 ft):6-7 hours::
On the longest trekking day to date in this trekking, we have the village of Tatopani as our destination which is famous for the natural hot water spring. Today we trek by the famed and torrential Bhote Koshi River which shall be encountered for the first time today as we descent to the Thangbuchet village, near the Chilime village, by the Bhote Koshi River. Trekkers stop here for a lunch. Nearby the place is the dam of the popular hydropower plant of Chilime. After lunch, we shall cross the Chilime River on a suspension bridge over the river and traverse up and down in a trail that moves gradually away from the river. We feel the continuously increasing elevation of the trail as we trek an uphill climb until reaching the village of Tatopani, the name comes after a natural hot spring in the village. The hot spring, surrounded by the mountains, is believed to have a healing quality that takes away the aches and pains of the person taking a dip in the spring. Get relaxed in the natural environment as you end the trek of the day. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 6 : Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m/7,874 ft) via Nagthali (3165m/10383 ft): 6-7 hours::
After exploring the natural hot springs of the popular Tatopani village we head for another Tamang village that has very well preserved the allure of Tamang culture and tradition. The trail has several alternative routes and we shall pick up the best one. You can trek through the path where the forest of pine and rhododendron alternate besides the animals like monkeys and deer inhabiting these forests. Having our lunch at the village of Briddim, we trek up the village of Nagthali from where the panoramic view of mountains such as Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and Sangen ranges besides boasting of a history of serving as a meditation center for monks and priests in its heydays. We further continue on a downward trail through the forest path to reach the small village of Thuman, a village influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition and hosting some of the jolliest people in the region fond of singing and dancing. Overnight in Thuman.
Day 7 : Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m/7,349 ft) about 5 hours of walking camping.::
Ahead of the Thuman village which rich in Tamang culture and tradition, we head for the historical Rasuwagadhi near the border to Tibet. Starting the trek we traverse along the trail that leads us to the Palpachhe River and further scaling the up and downs of the ridges and hillside before reaching the small settlement of Dalphedi and further trekking down to the torrential Bhote Koshi River, a river with its source in Tibet (better known as Bhot historically, thereby the name Bhote Koshi). After crossing the river, we trek in the northward direction along the mighty Bhote Koshi River and past the waterfalls, mountains and ridges, and a couple of streams before reaching the settlement of Timure, a town that was a major point in the old trading route to Tibet in a long time before. We continue up to the Rasuwagadhi along the river, crossing over a small stream and past the ridges. After exploring the historical settlement and the fort, the existence of which proves that the relation between Nepal and Tibet has been in existence for a long time, we will have camping for an overnight stay. Overnight in Rasuwagadhi.
Day 8 : Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m/7,513 ft) walking around 6 hours.::
We shall have a return trip from the ancient Rasuwagadhi, a place that witnessed one of the most ferocious battles between Nepalese and Chinese forces, to the settlement of Briddim. We retrace back the trail from the historical Rasuwagadhi along the Bhote Koshi River and past the settlement of Timure, crossing over a couple of streams before we part away from the main road and join the main trekking trail to reach the small village of Lingling. Further ahead in the trail, we ascent to the Briddim village crossing past the Briddim River and the viewpoint with a brilliant view of the surrounding landscape and the snow-capped Himalayas far away before we reach Briddim village. It is a small village influenced by Tibetan culture and houses spread in a unique fashion and made up of stone with roofs of split shake. Overnight in Briddim.
Day 9 : Rest and exploring day in Briddim (2,345m/7,693 ft)::
Today we shall have rest in the village of Briddim, a small ethnic village in the Langtang region. We shall explore this beautiful village perched on the terraced landscape where the houses are arranged in shape resembling the English alphabet Z. With the fascinating view of the huge mountains and majestic Langtang range, this village has Tamang community as the major inhabitants. Their culture and tradition closely match the Tibetan community. Considered a living museum, Briddim has Dukchu Gompa (the most sacred site chosen by Guru Rimpoche for meditation) besides other monasteries as the cultural heritage of this area. Visitors can witness major festivals like Lhosar and Dawa Dangbo Chhiju in February, Yarsang in June, Dukpa Chhiju in August, and Chuwa Chhiju in November. Besides the famous Syabru Dance and Mane dance, the locals have the expertise for traditional handicrafts as well. Trekkers can also explore the nearby Gotagang Kharka for the lush green forest of Alnus and rhododendron and rewarding landscape, endangered species of Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Danphe, Monal, and others which form the attractions of the village. Overnight in Briddim.
Day 10 : Briddim to Syabrubeshi, Walking around 4 hours.::
After exploring this natural and living museum of Briddim village that reflects Tibetan culture, tradition, and lifestyle, we trek for the small hill-town of Syabrubesi, the starting point of this trek. In a trail surrounded by the rhododendron forest and lush scenery and landscape, we traverse in a winding trail to reach the small settlement of Wangel. In a generally gentle trekking trail, we pass through rural settlements that have well preserved the culture and traditions, terraced landscapes, and diverse flora and fauna. Marvelous views of the rolling hills and the snowcapped Himalayas that overlook the trail add beauty to the trekking experience. The last section of the trail near Syabrubesi has some steeper ascent after which we reach the destination for today, the village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 11 : Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by Jeep/Local Bus::
After completing the adventurous and enriching adventure in the breathtakingly attractive Langtang valley, we shall drive to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu. On the return trip to the capital city of Kathmandu, you shall drive to the unpaved road to the Betrawati where the graveled road meets the main road and a better-paved road leading to the Kathmandu valley. The rural settlements and landscapes, natural attractions of rolling hills and mountains, the marvelous view of snow-capped Himalayas, and interaction with the locals inhabiting en route shall make the return journey to Kathmandu a beautiful experience. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12 : Farewell Day::
We have finally come to the farewell day of the trek where the adventure in the land of diversity and mysticism, cultural and traditional richness, and architectural and heritage excellence. Our representative shall escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled flight for your onward destinations. We thank you for being a part of our team and hope that the exceptional amusements during the trek shall have a strong impression on you which is enough for the repetitive visit to this Himalayan nation.
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