Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Rasuwa, Langtang
  • Trip Style: Adventure/ Active
  • Age Group: 10+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 2607m
  • Best Season: September-May
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a short but captivating trekking route in the lower area of the Langtang region. TheTamang Heritage Heritage Trail is fascinating due to the authentic lifestyle and traditions showcased by the locals residing in beautiful villages. The cultural exploration is without a doubt one of the main highlights of this trek, complemented by the beautiful views of the mountains you get along the journey. The route takes you through beautiful rhododendron and other alpine forests, as birds chirping sounds like music to your ears. Thuman, Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, Briddim are a few of the many villages this trail takes you through.

Tamang people present their culture as preserved by their ancestors. For anyone traveling from a different part of the world, their lifestyle may even seem so foreign. This trek is a beautiful way to explore the rich culture of these people living in the Langtang region. You can see terraced hillsides surrounding quaint villages. It is particularly important to go with a guide on this journey to enrich your perspective on the local culture. Also, the language barrier can be quite difficult to navigate and the trail is not well marked. Living amongst the Tamang people, visiting the monasteries, and being surrounded by natural beauty make for an unforgettable trip. In several villages, you get to see cultural shows performed by locals. Besides cultural exploration, other activities include visiting Parvati Kunda Lake in Gatlang, diving into the hot water of Tatopani and visiting the historical site of Rasuwagadi. 

The trail lies in the region of Langtang National Park, so there is always a chance for you to see exotic animals living in the region. Like any other treks in the Langtang region, you are welcomed in every step by the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh, etc.

Tamang Heritage Tour Highlights

  •  Explore the rich culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people of Nepal
  • Scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 
  • Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
  • Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
  • A visit to natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Trek to picturesque villages like Thuman, Timure, and Briddim
  • Visit the historical place of Rasuwagadhi
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park 

Route

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek starts from Syabrubesi. You will trek to Gatlang and then to the Tatopani the next day. From Tatopani, the trail passes through Thuman, Timure, and finally to Birdim village. From Birdim, you will return to Syabrubesi where the trek ends.

Alternative Trails

You can combine this trek with the Langtang Valley trek or Gosainkunda Trek. To combine the Langtang Valley Trek, you can continue to Lama Hotel and then Kyanjin Gompa from Birdim instead of returning to Syabrubesi. You can follow the same itinerary for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek as well.

Note: If you want to improvise the itinerary combining these treks, don't hesitate to contact us.
 

Food and Accommodation

During the trek, you will stay in small tea houses and homestays run by local Tamang people. They offer you minimalistic yet heartwarming services. You will get a warm bed and healthy foods in these teahouses. There are homestays at Bridim where you can get a taste of their local dishes and lifestyle. These teahouses may not be luxurious but the friendly and kind services are guaranteed to make you feel special. Apart from local dishes, you can also get basic modern items such as noodles, pasta, vegetables, eggs, fried rice, vegetable soup, etc.

In the teahouses, you can get private rooms and also on a sharing basis. You get a charging facility and a hot shower as well but you have to pay an extra price for that. 

Most accommodation on the Tamang Heritage Trail will be in small local teahouses, which provide a warm comfortable bed and healthy, filling food. In Briddim, stay at a local homestay, which will also offer comfortable standards but maybe a bit more basic.

Best season to Trek

Like in other regions, spring and winter are considered to be the best seasons to trek in the Tamang Heritage Trail. However, the altitudes in this trail are not that high, so you can trek even in the winter season as the temperature will be bearable. In fact, winter offers amazing views of the mountains and landscapes. The villages look beautiful in winter due to snowfall but make sure you bring warm clothes with you. 

Even though summer is all about heavy rainfall and unpredictable weather, the season has its own benefits. Summer gives you the chance to explore the lifestyle of local people more closely, as there are fewer tourists. It is the best time to explore the jungles of this region. With proper planning and preparation, you can trek to Tamang Heritage Trail at any time of the year.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu AirportAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru BesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 3:Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang via GoljungAltitude: 2238 m
  • Day 4:Trek from Gatlang to TatopaniAltitude: 2607 m
  • Day 5:Trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Nagthali and BimthangAltitude: 2338 m
  • Day 6:Trek from Thuman to TimureAltitude: 1762 m
  • Day 7:Trek from Timure to BriddimAltitude: 2229 m
  • Day 8:Trek from Briddim to Syabru BesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 9:Drive from Syabru Besi to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 10:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

After landing in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will see your name on a Sublime Trails sign board held by our representative. You will then be taken to a 3-star hotel to rest and freshen up. You will stay here today. You will be given a tour briefing after which you can go for various fun activities that await you. You can also go to bars and restaurants etc. to try new foods and enjoy yourselves. You can go out shopping if you’ve missed anything or you can just rest in your hotel room preparing for the trek.

Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will ride for Syabru Besi from Kathmandu early in the morning. This ride takes about 8 hours. The route to get there is quite long but a rewarding one. You get to enjoy the beautiful foothills, terraces, rivers, and landscapes. You will head towards north from Kathmandu and Cross Dhunche village and Betrawati to reach Syabru Besi. You will catch the wonderful glimpse of the Ganesh Himal as well. You will spend your night at a Tea House in Syabru Besi.

Day 3:Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang via Goljung

  • Max Altitude2238 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Your trekking starts from Syabru Besi as you head towards Gatlang. You will ascend to a viewpoint almost about one hour from where you can have a mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, Goljang valley and Gosainkunda range. Then you will descend down to get to the Golang valley. You get the chance to explore Tamang cultures and traditions interacting with the local people along the way.

You can also enjoy the cultural show at Goljung valley. Trekking further about almost 3 hours, crossing the beautiful rice fields and Tamang settlements, you will get to Gatlang village. You will stay overnight at Tea House here.

Day 4:Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani

  • Max Altitude2607 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast at Gatlang village and descend down to Thangbuchet. Then you will again climb up the trail to get to Tatopani. As the name suggests (Hot water), Tatopani offers you the chance to dive into the natural hot springs situated between the beautiful mountains. You can take a bath at them and relax enjoying the surrounding. It is believed that diving into the hot springs heals your pain and aches. Apart from that, you can spend some times with local Tamang people to get the closure exposure of their culture and lifestyle. You will spend your overnight at tea house. 

Day 5:Trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Nagthali and Bimthang

  • Max Altitude2338 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On the 4th day of your trekking journey, you will trek to Thuman. You will ascend the trail that leads you to Nagthali Danda. You can get the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas and picturesque view of the landscapes from Nagthali. Walking further you will reach the Brimdang village where you will have your lunch. You will walk further to get to Thuman crossing the Bimthang village. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen range. Besides, you will get plenty of time to explore the cultural aspect of Tamang people in the villages. You will stay overnight at Thuman village.

Day 6:Trek from Thuman to Timure

  • Max Altitude1762 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Your trek begins as you set off for Timure from Thuman. You will walk almost flat terrain at first and descend downward to get to Timure. You get the opportunity to visit a historical place, Rasuwagadhi. When you reach the Timure village, you will get to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture. Tibet is not so far from the village, as a suspension bridge connects Tibet to this village. So the lifestyle of the people here is heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. You will spend your night at a Tea House here.

Day 7:Trek from Timure to Briddim

  • Max Altitude2229 m
  • AccommodationHomestay
  • MealsBLD

You will trek to Briddim from Timure on this day. You will trek the trail enjoying the serene and beautiful surrounding with the view of Himalayas on the horizon. When you reach Briddim, you will get to enjoy a cultural show performed by Tamang community members. In this beautiful picturesque village, the houses are spread making Z shape. This village is rich in culture that resembles picturesque villages of Tibet. You will spend your night there at a Tea House.

Day 8:Trek from Briddim to Syabru Besi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will trek to Syabru Besi from Briddim village. You will follow a rather gentle trail for about 3 hours to get to Syabru Besi. You will pass through villages and terraces accompanied by the magnificent view of the surrounding hills. You can spend the rest of your day strolling around Syabru Besi village. You can shop the local handicraft items made by the local people here. You will stay overnight at a Tea House.

Day 9:Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After enjoying this beautiful trek full of cultural experiences, you return back to Kathmandu. You will have a scenic bus ride along the Trishuli river. You will enjoy the beautiful view of hills, mountains, terraces along the way. You pass through many beautiful villages to reach Kathmandu.

Day 10:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Your trip concludes here. We drive you to the airport for your connecting flight to the next destination and wish you goodbye. However, if you decide to stay in Nepal or travel to another destination you can inform us. We will be happy to help you out with your next trip.

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 5 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Langtang National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

What's not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Departure Dates & Price

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Start DateStart: ThursdayOct 06, 2022End DateStart: ThursdayOct 13, 2022PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
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Additional Information

How many hours should I walk each day?

It depends upon the pace of your walking and the trail. Normally, you have to walk for 6/7 hours a day. In some days you can complete the trek within 3/4 hours. 
 

Can I charge batteries during the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek?

Yes, tea houses/homestays provide you with the charging facility. However, most teahouses charge extra for this.
 

How difficult is the trek? Can I do the family trek in this trail?

The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. You do not have to walk in a high altitude region but you need some level of physical fitness. It might get difficult to walk for hours with small kids. However, if all of your family members can walk for 5/6 hours a day in somewhat steep slopes, you can go for it.

FAQs

  • Yes, tea houses/homestays provide you with the charging facility. However, most teahouses charge extra for this.

  • It depends upon the pace of your walking and the trail. Normally, you have to walk for 6/7 hours a day. In some days you can complete the trek within 3/4 hours.

  • The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. You do not have to walk in a high altitude region but you need some level of physical fitness. It might get difficult to walk for hours with small kids. However, if all of your family members can walk for 5/6 hours a day in somewhat steep slopes, you can go for it.

Clients Reviews

5.0based on 1 reviews
  • Antonio L.
    Antonio L.October 17, 2018
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    Amazing journey

    I had booked my tickets with Sublime Trails for Tamang Heritage Trails trekking and the trip was well organized. Ram (tour operated) was so friendly and helpful he replied all my emails and on time. They took care of me well in Kathmandu and during the trek. I had so much fun during the trek and the festivals were amazing. We attended the cultural programs and got to try amazing local dishes. The people were amazing, friendly and kind. The guide also helped me understand a lot about the culture and tradition of Tamang people. The views of the mountains were spectacular as always. It was a great trekking journey.

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