Key Information

  • Destination:
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Trip Style:
    Adventure Touring
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Public Bus + Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:

About Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is short but unique trekking in the Lower area of the Langtang region. This heritage trek is amazing due to the authentic lifestyle and traditions showcased by Tamang people residing in beautiful villages. The cultural exploration becomes one of the main highlights of this trek adding to the beautiful views of the mountains you get along the journey. The route takes you through beautiful rhododendron and other alpine forests with birds chirping in your ears. Thuman, Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, Briddim are few of 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 bizarre. This trek is a beautiful way to explore the rich culture of these people living in the Langtang region. You can see farms and cultivated lands all over the villages. Communicating with the locals by the help of our guides and visiting the Tamang monastery lets you be a part of this amazing culture. In several villages, yo 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. 



  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi 
  • 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
  • A chance to explore the rich culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people of Nepal
  • Visit the historical place of Rasuwagadhi
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park 


What To Expect: 

1. Food and Accommodation 

Amazing villages you get to stay at providing tea houses with minimalistic accommodation and food like pasta, noodles, Dal Bhat, fried rice, potatoes, vegetables, etc. You also get to try new cultural food. During your stay in Kathmandu, your accommodation will be a 3-star hotel providing breakfast. Kathmandu is famous for its diverse culture and you can find local and various other cuisines. So, for lunch and dinner, you can explore new restaurants and eat new food or food you like.

2. Langtang National Park 

Most of the trekking route of this Tamang Heritage Trail Trek lies within the lower part of Langtang region. This region is home to several species of plants, birds and animals. Some rare animals such as Himalayan Thar, Black bear, Red panda also live in this region. Views of several mountains decorate the landscape during this trek.

3. View of Mountains and Landscapes

Lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees dominate the region where settlements are scarce but most of the route this trek takes is covered by Tamang settlements. Several ponds and rivers make it more interesting while the views of mountains like Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen range.

4. Tamang Culture and Heritage 

Since the exploration of Tamang culture and heritage is the major highlight of this trek, this route is designed so that you get to walk past several villages showcasing these beautiful cultures. Thuman, Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, Briddim, etc. are some of those villages. Most of these people follow Buddhism heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Living at tea houses is a way to get a close insight of their day to day lives and traditions. 

5. Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi

Relaxing after diving into the Tatopani hot spring enjoying the serene environment makes you feel amazing. Rasuwagadhi is a fort built during the Rana regime in the Nepal-Tibet border. Today only remains of this historical place is left.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transferring you to a three-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 food 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.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m


DAY 02: Drive  from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
  • Ride along the Trishuli river enjoying the landscapes, river valleys, and the Himalayas on the backdrop 

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House 
Elevation: 1503 m


DAY 03: Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang via Goljung
  • Explore the cultural aspects of the local people along the way
  • Wonderful view of terraced fields, Tamang settlements, and the mountains
  • Visit the Tamang monastery and Parvatikunda Lake  at Gatlang 

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2238 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx. 


DAY 04: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani
  • Enjoy the hot springs in Tatopani 
  • Get the closure exposure of the culture and tradition of Tamang People 

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 night in Tatopani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2607 m 
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 05: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Nagthali and Bimthang 
  • Ascend the trail to Nagthali Danda to get the panorama of Himalayas and landscapes
  • Get the beautiful view of  Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen range
  • Explore the cultural aspect of Tamang people in the villages along the way

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2338 m 
Trek Duration:  5- 6 hours approx. 


DAY 06: Trek from Thuman to Timure
  • Visit the historical place Rashuwagadi 
  • Observe the Tibeto Burman Tamang Culture in the villages on the way

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1762 m 
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.


DAY 07: Trek from Timure to Briddim 
  • Enjoy the cultural show performed by local community members
  • Explore the Briddim village if Tibetan immigrants

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2229 m 
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 08: Trek from Briddim to Syabru Besi 
  • Descend through the villages and terraces to get to Syabru Besi
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding hills 

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1467 m 
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.


DAY 09: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
  • A scenic bus ride from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
  • Stroll around the street, buy souvenirs and visit restaurants in the evening  

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.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch Dinner 
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1467 m 
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.


DAY 16: Departure
  • Driving you to the airport and wishing you goodbye

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.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Airport pick up and drop services
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star hotel with breakfast)
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Shared transportation from Kathmandu to/from Syabru Besi
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Well experienced guide and porter
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees, Tims card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with Government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for Sublime's crew
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our guide
  • Salary, equipment, food, and accommodation for Sublime’s crew
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company.)
  • Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc)
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any desserts
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tips for Sublime’s crew

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28 Jan, 2020 - 04 Feb, 2020 Guaranteed $620 USD

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

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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