Tamang Heritage Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 10 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

The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a hidden gem of a trek to the north of Kathmandu flavored with the rich Tamang history and cultural splendor. It’s a 34-mile journey through lower Langtang, where you’ll delve into the cultural domain of Tamang intertwined with Nepali-Tibetan civilization. The trek also connects you with nature, providing a scenic escapade to Langtang National Park and offering mountain views of Manaslu Massif and Langtang Himal.

  • Enjoy a scenic stroll amongst the soaring views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Gosainkunda range. Discover the unique landscape and forested valleys in the Langtang National Park.
  • Venture into the charming Tamang villages of Thuman and Briddim. Bask in the hot spring at Tatopani and experience serenity at Parvati Kunda.
  • Immerse in the Tibetan culture through the sublimity of a century-old Tamang monastery. Explore the rich cultural heritage and experience the warm hospitality.

Our Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a 10-day scenic excursion on a circuit route starting and ending at Syabrubesi. The trek begins with a 9-hour panoramic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, unraveling the scenic landscapes and traditional Himalayan settlements.

From Syabru, you’ll head off to Gatlang and trek via Golijung amidst the picturesque view of Ganesh and Langtang Himal. Beyond the majestic scenery, the trek provides you with cultural insight into the Tamang community through the lens of an ancient monastery.

After Gatlang, the trail weaves through Thangbuchet and ascends to Tatopani crossing the suspension bridge. After making a strenuous ascent to Gongang, the trek offers a small break and continues with an uphill climb to the hot spring.

Day 5 yields an exciting adventure through the rhododendron forest and Brimdang village. The trail winds up at the lush meadow of Nagthali Hill, encircling Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and Shishapangma. At last, it makes a deep dive into Thurman, a village ingrained by Tibetan culture and shamanism.

This trip explores the natural beauty like other Langtang region treks do but also illuminates the rich cultural heritage of the region. The trek to Briddim marks the highlight of the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek for it enlightens you with the Nepali-Tibetan history and culture. The trek offers you a peek into the Tamang culture as you wander through the villages and explore the Dukchu Gompa Monastery.

Here, you’ll get a closer view of Tamang life scenes, wooden homes, and ethnic wear like Ghalek graced by women. Another notable aspect of the village is its traditional customs and festivals like the Dawa Dwangpo Tsechu Festival that shine even in the grip of modernity.

After a well-worth stay at Briddim, the trek descends the forested trail to Syaburbesi, providing a wonderful experience into the wilds. The last day of the trip seeks a restful and scenic ride to Kathmandu.

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Tamang Heritage Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu AirportAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu to SyabrubesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 3:Trek from Syabrubesi 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 SyabrubesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 9:Drive from Syabrubesi to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 10:Departure

Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

Upon your arrival, our representative will escort you to your hotel. Once refreshed, you’ll meet your guide for a short briefing, giving you enough free time to enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

Leaving Kathmandu behind, you’ll drive northwest to Syabru Besi, catching sight of tumultuous rivers and lush green farms. Once rolled up at Trishuli Bazar, you’ll be transfixed by the magnificence of Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Jugal Himal. Now prepare for a bumpy ride of 50 km to Dhunche and a further 15 km to Syabrubesi where you’ll spend the night.

Day 3:Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang via Goljung

  • Max Altitude2238 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today’s trek begins with a gentle ascent via Chilime that lasts over two hours. Upon reaching the viewpoint at the top, Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung will serve you a picturesque scene.

Next, the trail slumps gradually to Golijung, walking past Chortens and mani walls. After a short break in the village, the walking will be upward to Gatlang. It’ll take about two and a half hours to reach the village but it all pays off when you visit the century-old Tamang monastery and sacred Parvati Kunda.

Day 4:Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani

  • Max Altitude2607 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Gatlang, you’ll descend the ridge to Bamdang Khola and turn north to Chilime. After crossing the suspension bridge, you’ll make a steep ascent to Gongang and have lunch upon arrival. Once fueled with energy, you’ll prepare for a steep ascent to Tatopani., which is arduous but rejuvenating especially when soaked in a hot spring.

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

  • Max Altitude2338 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You’ll continue the trek through Brimdang and ascend the ridge from one to another which bares a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Once you wind up at Nagthali Danda, you’ll descend to Thuman through an overgrown forest. Enjoy the scenic display of Sishapangma, Kerung, and Sanjen ranges all along the way.

Day 6:Trek from Thuman to Timure

  • Max Altitude1762 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

This morning, you’ll ascend along a ridge to Timure. From here, you’ll make a swift descent to the Bhotekoshi River through Dalphedi. Further, you’ll hike north to Timure, crossing the suspension bridge.

Here, you’ll experience the warm hospitality of locals and the comfort of a teahouse. You can also sense the strong influence of Tibeto-Burman during your stay in the village.

Day 7:Trek from Timure to Briddim

  • Max Altitude2229 m
  • AccommodationHomestay
  • MealsBLD

The trek to Briddim begins with a descent through the deep woods before the panoramic view of the mountains. Passing through the picturesque Tamang villages and rhododendron forests, the trail climbs to Briddim taking almost two hours.

The village here is a major standout and the furthest point on the trek. It gives you a glimpse into the distinct culture and traditions of the Tamang people who continue to uphold the prevailing Tibetan life. Tamang culture is also enriched by traditional crafts, apparent in their wooden-carved homes and monasteries.

Day 8:Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After breakfast, you’ll retreat to Syabrubesi passing rhododendron forests and crossing the Bhote Koshi River. Further, you’ll walk past terraced fields and descend the trail to Syabru. Stay overnight in a teahouse.

Day 9:Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Wake up early, have breakfast, and be ready for a drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of your time exploring Kathmandu or shopping.

Day 10:Departure

    Today’s the end of your trip. It’s time to depart from the hotel and take an onward flight back home. If you wish to stay any longer in Kathmandu, let us know so we can help you make further travel plans.

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    Cost Details


    • 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
    • 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights
    • Tea house accommodation along the way for 7 nights
    • All land transportation with pickups and drops
    • One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    • 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 20 kg)
    • Langtang National Park entrance fee
    • TIMS Card
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, and other essentials as per availability on the office stock (should be refunded to the company after the trip)
    • Necessary paperwork with the Government of Nepal and the Tax Department
    • First Aid service in case of minor injuries


    • 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.)
    • 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 Trails crew

    Trip Essential Information

    Food & Accommodation

    Your accommodation at the Tamang Heritage Trek is mostly at a local teahouse run by Tamang people with basic service options. The accommodations along the trail are generally comfy and favorable to catch a break but they are simple.

    Rooms are usually twin-share with a few essentials like a bed, pillow, and blanket. Most teahouses have showers and they are cold unless you pay extra cash for a hot one. The bathrooms are communal but we assure you they are clean and hygienic.

    Unlike accommodations, the meal choices on the trek are varied. The breakfast alone includes a range of items like eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, bread, cornflakes, toast, and jam to satisfy your appetite.

    The menu for lunch also has several options like soup, dumplings, Thukpa, spaghetti, and more. But, it’s often the Nepalese staple food rice, vegetables, and lentils that appease the taste buds of trekkers. It provides them with sufficient energy and nutrients to carry on with the day.

    Best season for the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

    Considered a fairly easy trek, any time of the year is a good time for the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, a feat few trek destinations can take pride in. While it brings a unique experience to each season, the best time to walk the Tamang Heritage Trail is in early Autumn (September-November) or Spring (March-May).

    Both seasons bring stable weather with warm temperatures and improved visibility. Spring is generally pleasant across various parts with an average temperature of 7 Degrees Celsius.

    Meanwhile, Autumn enjoys balanced weather, marked by moderate temperatures and low humidity.

    If you don’t mind a little cold then winter can be another great time for the Tamang Heritage trek, especially with the thin crowd. It makes the trek way more enjoyable when visiting the major tourist spot. However, the temperature might plunge at higher altitudes, so you must prepare well.

    Summer is also a magical time for the trek, especially post-rain when the cloud makes room for a clear blue sky. But, don’t let it fool you, for the summer experiences frequent downpours and grey sky, limiting visibility. So, if you’re trekking in the season, prepare for the weather.


    • 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.

    • Compared to other treks in the Langtang region, the Tamang Heritage Trail is an easier trekking plan. Because of its rich cultural and educational significance, this can make for a perfect family trip for members of all age groups.

    • Yes, the trek requires you to have a TIMS card and a Langtang National Park entry permit.

    • You can refill your bottles at various water sources and taps along the trail. For safety reasons, we recommend you bring a water purification tablet or refill your bottle at teahouses for a small fee.

    • There’s no ATM facility in the remote areas of Nepal so we advise you to carry an exchange equivalent of USD 200 in case of an emergency. You can use it for necessary supplies, food, and personal expenses.

    • Many teahouses offer wi-fi for a little charge. However, buying a SIM card with an internet connection is the best option when trekking at higher altitudes.

    Tamang Heritage Trek Reviews

    5.0based on 3 reviews
    • Evelyn
      EvelynMay 03, 2022

      Langtang Valley trek, wonderful time in Nepal.

      I was desperate for short trek of around 10 days. I found one package to Langtang Valley by Sublime Trails. Actually, my friend recommended me this tour. He was in Nepal two years ago.
      Mr. Ram Khadka assigned Mr. Ajit as my tour guide. Ajit was cool guide. He was fantastic photographer too. He was also constantly taking my care on trek. Our hike to Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanji Ri were awesome. Also, we hiked to cheese factory on the way. I had never tasted such fantastic fresh cheese. This trip was best for me. Also, I was able to be back on schedule.

    • Antonio L.
      Antonio L.October 17, 2018

      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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