About The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Diverse parts of Nepal have their own unique culture, history, and tradition. The cultural experiences in these parts while trekking adds so much more to your trek than just viewing of the mountains.Tamang Heritage Trail is one such trekking destination in Nepal that has beautiful views as well as deep cultural roots.

The trek in the Tamang Heritage Trail lies in the Langtang region of Nepal. In this trekking destination, you are bound to get mesmerized with the awesome Tamang culture of this region. The trails that take you through some picturesque villages in the Langtang region is a sight to behold.

The Tamang heritage trek is often considered to be an intrepid trek. This is because it is believed that this trail was discovered by a trekker in the Langtang region who had lost his way. When he discovered the settlements of the Tamang community in this region, he was astonished by how authentic their lifestyle was and how rich their traditions were.

The Tamang Heritage trail lies in the lower regions of the Langtang region. However, it doesn’t fail to give some majestic views of mountains like  Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Ganesh Himal range etc.

The Tamang Heritage Trail takes you to a maximum altitude of merely 2229 meters in Briddim. Other wonderful villages like Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, and Surya Besi will also be along the way to greet you. These villages are even lower in altitude. So the trek is just moderately difficult.

The Tamang Heritage Trail takes only 8 days to complete. You can complement this trek with other treks around this region like Langtang Valley trek or the Gosaikunda trek or the Langtang Helambu trek.

If you look at the map of the Tamang Heritage trail, you will notice that the trail lies in the central western part of Nepal. The places along the trail lie within the limits of Annapurna Conservation Area. So you are also likely to encounter a great diversity of plants and animals during the Tamang Heritage Trail.

If you want an experience of one great cultural force in Nepal to go along with the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains in Nepal, you can opt for the Tamang Heritage Trail. Full of quaint villages in the awesome backdrop of mountains, Tamang Heritage trail is for all trekkers that want to get immersed in the beauty of nature and culture.

 

Main Attractions of the Tamang Heritage Trail

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Surya Besi
  • A visit to natural hot springs in Tatopani.
  • Trek to picturesque villages like Thuman, Timure, and Briddim.
  • A chance to explore the rich culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people of Nepal.
  • Trek within the premises of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Beautiful views of the mountains like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa etc.

Outline Itinerary

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You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under some construction. Stay overnight at camp.
While trekking, you can experience some of the Tamang culture by interacting with the local folks. You can see scenery from view points especially as you walk through a local village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillock among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Stay overnight at camp.
On the way you enjoy the sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally produces ‘hot water', you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas right in the laps of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip in this spring will heal you from your aches and pains. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience some important facets of the Tamang culture. Stay overnight at camp.
En route you may encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village, Thuman, is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful views of Langtang. Beautiful views of the mountains can be seen from every house in the village of wonderful Thuman. Stay overnight at camp.
While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. Today’s hiking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture in two of the villages on the way. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet. Stay overnight at camp
You can experience the village life of Briddim and enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience a home stay and Tamang culture right to its roots. To mention a little about Briddim, it is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in a Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendants of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of Tibetan villages. Stay overnight at camp.
You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills that look beautiful in the fading sunlight. Stay overnight at camp.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and vibrant colorful villages. You drive along an unpaved road until Betrawati where you will begin to follow a narrow, but well paved road, till you reach Kathmandu city. This substantially concludes your Tamang village trek.
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