Tamang Heritage Trek

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  • Trekking
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +5
  • Visit culturally rich region with ancient Tibetan monasteries
  • Trek though rhododendron and bamboo forests
  • See majestic waterfalls & sacred lakes
The Tamang Heritage Trek is an amazing trek offering travelers a peek into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people who are the mountain dwellers of the Langtang region. The Tamang heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route located between Mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Situated just north of Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail is one of the most accessible trekking region in Nepal.

Langtang is the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, reflecting solitude and serenity of the Himalayan scenery.

Throughout our journey we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Along with amazing mountain views, the trail also provides a great opportunity to closely observe the lifestyle of the Tamangs who are highly influenced by Tibetan culture.

Tamang is the indigenous inhabitant of the Langtang region of Nepal. The ethnic group has held its traditional lifestyle which hasn’t changed much since the beginning of the settlement. The exposure to the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, their warm welcome, their traditional mountain houses, ancient monasteries (Gompas) makes the trail all the more exciting. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone-mud houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches in Tamang villages are widely appreciated. If the trekking is done during the festival of Loshar, trekkers can observe the traditional Syabru dance, Khamba dance and other wonderful performances.

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Syabrubesi which is a 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu. As the trail ascends north towards the Tibetan borderlands, trekkers enjoy relatively gentle walk through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys. As we continue further, we will be able to appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a homestay experience in Briddim. We can also relax in the natural hot springs at Tatopani.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a great trek offering spectacular mountain scenery, terraced fields and exposure to unique Tamang culture. Please see the itinerary for the day by day route.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Melissa Shannon
  • From Britain
  • On Oct 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing trail and experience - but tougher than described
“Although I wanted something off the beaten path, I worried this route might not be challenging enough. But I instantly realized this would be a worthy adventure with the warmest hospitality.
The trails are generally good, but you should know that the whole trip is generally straight up and down. Make sure you have walking sticks and if youre not used to hiking for several days with a pack you should consider hire a porter to carry your pack.”
  • Alison Park
  • From New Zealand
  • On Dec 24 2017
5 - Excellent
Great Shorter Trek away from large crowds
“Thanks so much Chhatra for looking after Vicki and myself we loved our Tamang Heritage Trek experience and you have great organisational skills! We also appreciated how well you responded to any questions we had prior to our visit. Wed definitely recommend Nepal Eco Adventures.

We want to make special mention of both Chhiring (our guide) and Kaji (our porter) Sherpa. They were fantastic they were friendly, organised and knowledgeable. We felt confident and comfortable with them and they were delightful company!! We would definitely recommend them both and would be very happy to go on another trek under their guidance.”
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi
  • Day 2: Syarubesi to Gatlang
  • Day 3: Gatlang to Tatopani
  • Day 4: Tatopani to Thuman
  • Day 5: Trek from Thuman to Briddim
  • Day 6: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi
  • Day 7: Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (tea house) accommodations during the trek
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner
  • Langtang National Park Permit.
  • Bus to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu
  • Knowledgeable guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Comprehensive group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service if needed (paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel and walking poles (to be returned to agency after the trek)
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily to ensure that your trek is safe
  • Assistant guide for groups with more than 6+ people.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Airport Pickup
  • Airport Drop
  • Private Jeep
  • Nepal entry visa $30 USD for 15 days Visa
  • Your travel and mountain rescue insurance (recommended)
  • International airfare
  • Your personal expenses and trekking gear
  • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and all hot and cold drinks
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver
  • Desserts like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding etc
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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