Tamang Heritage Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 3165 meters
  • Tour Code BM-5327
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +6
  • 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.
  • 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 including tea and coffee (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
  • Porter to carry your gear( 1 porter for two trekkers)
  • 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)
  • 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
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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
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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?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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